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Flipster Magazine Reader

Flipster: Frequently Asked Questions

 


Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who can use this service?

Flipster is available to the students, faculty, and staff of San Diego City College.

 

Do I need to pay for this service?

No, using your mobile browser, you can access Flipster and read magazines from your mobile device with an internet connection.

 

Are back issues available?

Yes, back issues are available. You can access them like this: 

  • On a desktop or laptop computer: Open the most recent issue of a magazine and select the All Issues menu item in the right column to see all available issues.
  • On your mobile device: Open the most recent issue of a magazine and select the All Issues menu item from the menu in the top left corner to see all available issues.

 

Do I need a mobile app to view magazines on my mobile device?

No, the mobile app is optional. Using your mobile browser, you can access Flipster and read magazines from your mobile device with an internet connection.

 

Is there a mobile app I can use with Flipster?

A mobile app is available for the iPad and iPhone, Android Phones and Tablets, and Kindle Fire. To download the app, search for ‘‘Flipster’’ in the iTunes store, Google Play store, or Amazon Apps store. More information here

 

Can I search within a magazine?

Yes, both the desktop and mobile versions of Flipster support keyword searching within a magazine. You can also search across all issues accessing the content gallery feature. There is no search feature on the mobile app.

 

What is the Contents Gallery?

The Contents Gallery allows you to view the table of contents for all available issues of a magazine when using Flipster on your desktop or laptop computer. To use the Contents Gallery:

  1. Select All Issues from the viewer menu and click Contents Gallery from the resulting menu pane.
  2. Click on an issue to load its Table of Contents in the side panel.
  3. Click on a feature or article to go directly to that page.

Note: The Contents Gallery is not accessible when using Flipster on a mobile device.

 

Can I print from a magazine?

Yes, printing is available when reading a magazine on a computer, but not from a mobile device or the iOS or Android apps. The print button is located towards the bottom of the right hand menu when viewing a magazine on a computer. The available print options are determined by the publisher. You may be able to print a single page, a range, or none at all.

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