Students love the fact that they don’t have to carry their hardcover books around everywhere…having physical pages in front of you can be nice sometimes, though. Many (but not all) RedShelf eBooks offer various quanitities of print capability for this very reason! Here is a quick overview of how it works:
- Select the content you would like to print
- Download the PDF of your selection
- Print through your browser!
This article is a step-by-step walk-through of our platform's printing process.
Note: Processing any pages as a print job, regardless of whether or not you physically print them out, makes your purchase ineligible for refund. Our refund policy can be found here: https://redshelf.com/refunds/
How to Know Your eBook is on Version 5 (v5) of our Platform
When you click “Start Reading” or “View eBook” your loading graphic will be four blinking blue dots as pictured below.
The URL will include "v5" as well. For example:
How to Print
- The first step in the process is knowing whether your eBook’s publisher has included a print allowance. To check those digital rights, click “View Book Details" on the right side of the page.
- That'll take you to the Book Details page where the print allowance is next to the logo of a printer and the word “Printing” under the title “eBook Features”
- If you don’t see any logo or “Printing” this means the publisher has not granted this allowance for the book.
- Go back to "My Shelf" and click "Start Reading."
- When you're in the book, click the printer icon in the top left corner of the screen to open the print menu.
- From there, the “Print Menu” will appear. On this page you can see how much of the book you have already printed, and you’ll have the ability to create a new print job.
- Click “Create a new Print Job” which is the first button in the menu to bring a drop down menu that contains…
- Information about the length of the printing process (about twenty seconds per page)
- The option to print either an individual page or a range of pages.
- Click “Add Page” to add your desired pages to the printing queue. You’ll also see a green button that will be the very last option on the “Print Menu” that appears saying “Create Document”
- Go ahead and click “Create Document” at the bottom of the menu. You’ll know the print job is processing when you see the spinning wheel icon.
- After it is done processing, under “Download Printed Pages” (the third big heading on the menu), you’ll see the page ranges you have selected readily available to download as a PDF.
- Click the “Download” button to the right of the selected range, under “Download Printed Pages." Your desired pages will pop up as a PDF in your web browser!
- When you move your mouse, a bar with a picture of printer (the third icon from the left) will appear at the top of the page. Click it!
- The last step is to adjust your print preferences as desired and finally press “Print!”
- If you're having troubles identifying where your browser saves files:
Questions? Give us a shout - we're happy to help!