A new "virtual edition" being introduced today by the Pleasanton Weekly enables users to flip through the paper electronically, turning pages and zooming in on specific stories or ads, and to print out pages of interest.
The edition is similar to a PDF (which is also available to online visitors) but doesn't take as long to load on a computer screen and offers intuitive tools and features that closely resemble the process of reading an actual newspaper.
In addition to current and past issues of the Weekly, special publications such as the Home & Garden, Info, Neighborhoods and Staying Healthy sections also are available in the new format.
The "virtual edition" can be accessed from the Pleasanton Weekly home page (www.pleasantonweekly.com) or by clicking on "Pleasanton Weekly" in the left-hand navigation bar on the site.
"Introducing this new online presentation is a logical extension of our multi-media focus," said Pleasanton Weekly president Gina Channell-Allen. "It's not groundbreaking, but it offers our growing online audience another attractive option for viewing the newspaper and our many special publications."