ISSUU update

Issuu has slightly changed its formatting. Here is an updated list of instructions to upload your content:

- Towards the top right, select Sign up using your email

  • Click publisher
  • Select the FREE option
  • Create an account with the required fields
  • Accept the terms of service
  • Select DONE

- You can bypass the “stuff you like to read” part and select GET STARTED

- At the top, select Upload

  • Select your file
  • Name your publication
  • Include any details in the description for the judges
  • Select “readers can download”
  • Select Publish now

- The next page will provide the direct link to use for the Better Newspaper Contest website

REMINDER: USE ISSUU IF CONTENT IS OVER 5MB

ISSUU TUTORIAL

Issuu is a free online service that allows high quality and customizable viewing of uploaded material. Issuu can be used to upload special sections, complete editions of your newspaper and other large, multi-page files. Simply upload your pages to Issuu and a unique URL will be created that can be added to your online contest entry and will take the judge directly to your content on www.issuu.com.

TO CREATE A FREE ACCOUNT

1. Go to www.issuu.com and click Create Account (top right)

2. Enter information requested and click Agree and continue. A confirmation email will be sent to your email address. Click the link in the email to complete the sign-up process.

3. Once you verify your account, you will be prompted to complete two steps before you can begin uploading content.

TO UPLOAD CONTENT

—-> An entry can contain one or multiple pages. If an entry has multiple pages, combine pages into one PDF before uploading

1. Once you’ve logged in, click Upload (top right)

2. To upload content, click Browse, navigate to the desired file and select Open. (To select multiple files, click Upload many files. To upload multiple files, you must select at least three files. If your entry contains fewer than three files, use Normal single upload.)

3. Complete the required general information. (In the Type field, select Newspaper or Other as your document type.)

4. YOu can leave the default settings for Target your audience, Media, Publishing options and Sharing options as is or change as desired.

5. Once you’ve completed the form, Upload file.

TO GET THE WEB ADDRESS FOR YOUR CONTENT

1. Hover the cursor over your username (top right) and select My Library from the drop-down list.

2. Hover your cursor over the document you need and click Open.

3. Below the document are several icons, including an envelope. Click the envelope icon to Share this publication. Copy the link to your clipboard.

4. Paste the link into your entry’s Website URL field on www.betterbnc.com. The judges will be able to access your content without the need for a password or Issuu account.

(Note: Issuu limits private documents to 5 per user without a paid subscription. Contestants can use Issuu’s free service to upload as many public documents as they like.)

BNC is now open!

The 2014 Texas Better Newspaper Contest is now open at BetterNewspaperContest.com - Go login and start uploading your best work today. The deadline for the contest is at 5 p.m. on March 21, 2014 - but don’t wait until the last minute! Contact Allison Rentfro at arentfro@texaspress.com for any questions.

Download the 2014 Call for Entries Pamphlet

Click here to view and download the instructional pamphlet.

WELCOME

Welcome to the 2014 Texas Better Newspaper Contest Q+A Blog! You can refer here for all rules and regulations for this year’s contest. More to come soon. Browse through the links on the right side of the page to help navigate through the blog.

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