Requires macOS 10.8 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 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 install it on your device first. Links to download A-Store Reader will be marked by icons (blue arrow on Exhibit 1). Select the appropriate link for your device (Windows or macOS desktop or notebook, iPad or iPhone, Android smartphone or tablet computer). Click on the appropriate icon, and the player download will begin automatically.
You can also download the software for the operating system needed from www.a-store.io (Exhibit 3) or from corresponding app stores.
5. To start the player, find the icon shown on Exhibit 4 and click on it.
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 Collections
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 in the upper right-hand corner (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 the download is complete, the indicator will disappear and the cloud icon will be replaced with a basket (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 need to be untied from the original device.
The email notification of content received 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 (Exhibit 9).
7. Content untied from a device will have a shadowed cover, which will have an active “Tie” button next to it instead of “Untie” (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 pdf 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. To flip through pages, use the special arrow buttons in the book’s upper left-hand corner (green arrow on Exhibit 12).
3. To make the page larger or smaller, use the corresponding scale-up and scale-down buttons (red arrow on Exhibit 12).
4. There are two modes for displaying book pages. To select single-page or two-page display, click on the book icon in the upper left-hand corner and select the desired mode (blue arrow on Exhibit 12).
5. To go to the desired book chapter, use the table of contents button in the upper right-hand corner (light blue arrow on Exhibit 12).
6. You can place a bookmark on the current page or other important pages using the flag marked with a yellow arrow on Exhibit 12.
7. Audio in Digital Books
7.1. An icon next to an exercise in the book 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 13. To start audio playback, click on the icon.
7.2. In the upper half of the application, you will see the playback/stop or pause/stop buttons (Exhibit 14).
8. Video in Digital Books
8.1. An icon next to an exercise in the book 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 15. To start video playback, click on the icon.
8.2. You can stop the video at any time during playback (green arrow on Exhibit 16), fast forward (yellow arrow on Exhibit 16) or rewind it, set the volume (blue arrow on Exhibit 16).
8.3. To switch to full page view, click on the green arrow on Exhibit 17. To exit video playback, click on the “Back” button (red arrow on Exhibit 17).
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