Voice launches new online 'virtual edition'

A new enhanced digital version of the Mountain View Voice is now available for online readers.

The new "virtual edition" 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 also remains available on the Voice Web site) but doesn't take as long to load and offers intuitive tools and features that resemble the process of reading a physical newspaper.

In addition to current and past issues of the Voice, special publications such as Info, Neighborhoods and Living Well will also be available in the new format.

The "virtual edition" can be accessed at by scrolling down to "Recent Issues" on the lower right or by clicking on "The Voice" in the teal navigation bar on the site's left-hand side.

The virtual edition is powered by Issuu, Inc., a Menlo Park company offering digital-publishing platforms. Founded in 2006, it was named one of the 50 best Web sites in 2009 by


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Posted by John
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Nov 23, 2009 at 3:02 pm

This is cool. I love being able to see the color layouts, including ads, which is about all I'd been using the print edition for lately. I get your daily email alerts about new stories and read them online. Now you can save paper and postage, and help keep our community paper operating nand profitable for a long time!

It would be nice if you send email subscribers a reminder each week when the new virtual edition is available online.

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Posted by Drew Seutter
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 23, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Great -

Now I can diss all of the councilmembers and city attorneys, tell all of the global warming kooks to get greener and leave more gas for me, and still have time to laugh at all of the school board antics and sleep-overs.

Thank you MV Voice.

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Posted by Bee
a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm

I know how hard it is to produce a quality online magazine/newspaper. Fantastic, professional job!!!

Because this is such a great alternative, I will no longer miss not having the paper in my driveway.

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