What is the ReadCube Papers Web Reader (ePDF)?

The ReadCube Papers Web Reader is designed to provide an accessible, simple, and enhanced viewing experience for your academic content directly from your Web Browser. Below is the default view that is initially presented – loading time is minimal, and the first page of the article is displayed. At first glance, the embedded PDF looks very similar to a PDF viewed in the browser.

The guide below has been designed to walk new and veteran ReadCube Papers users through the various features available when viewing content in the Web Reader. All ReadCube Papers Web Reader features have an existing support article that go into more detail on how to use them properly. 

On the top left of our reader, you'll find an informational panel which is accessible here:

Within that menu, you'll be able to access the following features:

- Notes you've created

- Attached article supplements

- Article metric information 

- Related articles 

- Cited references

- the option to export the citation of that article.

In addition, the PDF will also have several useful in-article features. These features relate to functionality available within the body of an article.

- Author information. 

- Inline References. 

- Annotations and highlighting options. 


Within our reader you'll also find an additional panel located on the bottom left with the following options: 

- zoom in and out

- rotate the article orientation

- fit to page

- view thumbnails of all pages in the article

- draw free hand annotations

- add notes

- find text

You can even have your text read to you by highlighting the passage in question and selecting our "read aloud" option






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