Finding and viewing your tearsheets is easy. Once you've logged in, you will see the main tearsheet page. This page has thumbnail versions of all of your tearsheets, arranged so that you see the newest ones first.

You can use the search fields at the top to search for tearsheets from a specific edition, date, page, or for a specific ad number. You can search any combination of these fields.

You can also use the navigation links at the bottom of the page to browse your tearsheets.

Each tearsheet is summarized above the page thumbnail. The edition, date, page, ad number, and ad size (columns wide X inches deep) are all listed. Located on the thumbnail is a red rectangle with a red X in it. This marks the location of your ad on this page. To see the tearsheet, click the thumbnail.

The tearsheet opens in a new window, so you can close a tearsheet window at any time to return to main tearsheet page. At the top of the tearsheet is the essential information regarding publication of your ad. This is the same information that was summarized above the page thumbnail. Scroll down the left side of the page to find an inch ruler, giving you a sense of scale. Similarly, there is a column ruler directly below the page. On the right side of the page is the ad ruler, showing you exactly how many inches your ad is. The red regions on the ruler bars serve as a sort of crosshairs to help you quickly locate your ad.

Now, to be perfectly honest, we have manipulated this image a little bit. We have converted the original print job to a jpeg image, altered the image resolution, compressed it a bit, and, out of necessity, altered the color palette to something that is compatible with your web browser. We also masked our printing marks and added the rulers and additional information at the sides, top, and bottom of the page. Since we did all this manipulation, we were worried that we may have gone too far in altering the print job that we used to create the tearsheet.

To offset that concern, we have given you access to the tearsheet in another format. Click anywhere on the tearsheet image to view a PDF version. (Of course, you will need to download Adobe's Acrobat Reader if you haven't already.) This PDF is a completely unaltered version of the original print job. This is the most honest, accurate electronic tearsheet that we know how to provide.

One special note: If you ran a "doubletruck" ad in our newspapers (an ad that runs across two pages), you should search for it using the left page number. For example, if the ad appeared on 6A and 7A, you should look for it online on page 6A. Also, when you look at your tearsheet, you will see both pages with your complete ad. The PDF pages, however, will be two separate images. Click on the left side of the tearsheet to see the left page PDF, and click on the right side of the tearsheet to see the right page PDF.

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