Requires iOS 8 or later.
Please note that some of the steps may require additional downloads and data use. We recommend you use a Wi-Fi connection.
Installing and launching A-Store Reader
1. When a user is granted access to content, such as a digital book, interactive content or offline video, the user will receive a notification by email (Exhibit 1).
2. The email may contain the following information:
Information on the content received (red arrow on Exhibit 1);
Login information for A-Store Reader (green arrow on Exhibit 1);
Links to download A-Store Reader (light blue arrow on Exhibit 1).
3. If you already have an A-Store account, the email will only refer to the account to which content has been sent (Exhibit 2).
4. To be able to work with this application, you need to download and install it on your device first. Links to download A-Store Reader will be marked by icons (blue arrow on Exhibit 1). Click on the icon corresponding to your device (iPad), and you will be redirected to the AppStore to install A-Store Reader.
You can also find the necessary links to this application at www.a-store.io (Exhibit 3).
5. Once downloading and installation are complete, your desktop will show a new icon (Exhibit 4).
6. To launch A-Store Reader, click on its icon (Exhibit 3).
Logging in to A-Store Reader
When you launch the app for the first time, logging in will be required. To do so, enter the information provided in the email notification (green arrow on Exhibit 1) into the window that opens (Exhibit 5). Once you log in, there is no need to enter your information during subsequent visits, unless you log out manually.
Working with the collection
1. Once logged in, you will see your collection. This is where all the content received by your account is stored.
2. To keep the collection up to date, it is recommended that you refresh it regularly, by pressing the “Refresh” button (green arrow on Exhibit 6).
3. To begin working with content, download it to your device. To do that, click on the cover and confirm the download (Exhibit 7).
4. During the download, the blue bar indicator will reflect download progress. Once download is complete, the cover will become active (bright) (Exhibit 8).
5. Once downloaded, content will be tied to your device. This is something to keep in mind, especially when such content may only be tied to a single device. In such a case, to be used on a different device, content will have to be untied from the original device.
The email notification will indicate the maximum number of devices content is authorized to be simultaneously used on (blue arrow on Exhibit 1).
6. To untie content from a device, click on the “Untie” button located next to the cover (green arrow on Exhibit 9)
7. Content untied from a device will have an active “Tie” button next to the cover (green arrow on Exhibit 10). It is important to remember that content will remain tied to a device unless you manually untie it. In other words, when you need to play your content on a device again, once you have clicked on the “Tie” button, there is no need to download this content to the device again.
8. To remove content, click on the “Remove” button (Exhibit 11).
Working with PFD content
1. To open content, click on its cover. The first time you do it, the first page of the book will be displayed. If you started reading the book earlier, it will open on the page you previously stopped reading it on.
2. Use your finger on the touch screen to flip through the pages. Flip right to left to the next page and left to right to go back.
3. Ways to Search for Pages.
3.1. Click on the “Table of Contents” button in the upper right-hand corner on Exhibit 12.
3.2. Click on the number of the page you want to go to, and the software will take you right to it.
3.3. Grab the scroll bar in the bottom of the page and drag it to where needed.
4. Notes may be added and bookmarks created in PDF files as well.
4.1. To create a bookmark, click on the “Bookmark” sign on the appropriate page (green arrow on Exhibit 13). Its color will change to red.
All of the bookmarks made could be found in the “Navigation” section, in the “Bookmarks” tab (Exhibit 14).
4.2. To add a note, highlight the text you want (it will be highlighted in yellow) and click on the “Add Note” button (red arrow on Exhibit 15).
Enter the text of the note in the appropriate field (blue arrow on Exhibit 16) and then click on the “Send” button (green arrow on Exhibit 16).
All of the notes made could be found in the “Navigation” section, in the “Notes” tab (Exhibit 17).
All of your notes and bookmarks will be available on all of the devices you will be using to work with this content under your own login name.
5. Audio in Digital Books.
5.1. A special icon in the upper left-hand corner indicates that a soundtrack is available. Depending on specific content, there may be different icons. For example, the icon may look as shown on Exhibit 18. To start audio playback, click on the icon.
5.2. Information about the audio played back will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. To pause the audio, click on the button shown on Exhibit 19.
5.3. To stop the audio, click on the button shown on Exhibit 20.
6. Video in Digital Books.
6.1. An icon next to a problem in the textbook indicates that a video is available. Depending on specific content, there may be different icons. For example, the icon may look as shown on Exhibit 21. To start video playback, click on the icon.
6.2. You can stop the video at any time during playback (green arrow on Exhibit 22) and fast forward or rewind it (blue arrows on Exhibit 22).
6.3. To switch from the full screen mode to normal display, click on the icon marked with a red arrow on Exhibit 22.
6.4. To exit video playback, click on the “Done” button in the upper left-hand corner (green arrow on Exhibit 23).
Enjoy your content!