To our readers:

The World-Herald has started its transition to a new page size for the newspaper. Previously World-Herald pages were 12½ inches wide. The new page width is 11 inches. The page length has not changed.

Over the next four weeks The World-Herald will be printed on one press that has been converted to the new page size and one press that hasn’t. Though some subscribers will continue to receive a newspaper printed on the 12½-inch page, the area that contains type, photographs and advertisements will be formatted for the new page size. The result will be larger-than-normal margins on the edges of the page. This appearance will be temporary and is part of our three-press conversion.

Starting Monday, Aug. 21, all copies of The World-Herald will be printed on the new page size every day.

Please note that we did not reduce the size of the text in the stories printed in The World-Herald. And all of your favorite columnists, features, comics and puzzles are still here. In addition, the daily prime-time TV listings have returned. Look for them every day with our Classified Advertising.

Most U.S. newspapers have moved to 11-inch pages over the past decade. Many readers find the new size easier to handle and transport. And environmentally conscious readers appreciate that this allows newspapers to consume less paper and ink.

By adopting what has become the industry standard, The World-Herald can operate more efficiently in its production facility and focus resources on our award-winning journalism.

A Q&A with more information about the change appears above this story.

We appreciate your patience during this transition. Our subscribers are our No. 1 priority, so if you would like to speak with us about the new page size, please call our customer solutions center at 402-346-3363 or 800-234-6942.

Though the physical size of our print product has changed, our commitment to serving the community has not. We will continue to be Omaha’s No. 1 source for local news and information.

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Q&A for readers on the new page size

Why is The World-Herald changing the size of its newspaper pages?

Most publications moved to 11-inch pages over the past decade, and many readers like the new size because it’s easier to handle. By adopting the industry standard, The World-Herald will consume less newsprint and ink each year, making us more efficient and environmentally friendly.

Will there be content changes in The World-Herald?

All your favorite columnists, features, puzzles and comics will continue to be included in your daily newspaper. One popular item will change location. Today in History will move from the puzzles page to the page with the puzzles solutions.

Will you bring back the TV listings?

Beginning July 24, The World-Herald will once again publish daily primetime TV listings. Many readers expressed their disappointment after the listings were dropped earlier this year. We heard you and are bringing them back. Look for them every day with our Classified Advertising.

Will there be any changes to the design of the newspaper?

We will make some modest design changes to adapt to the new page size. But one thing that will not change is the size of our type for our stories. We will not shrink it. On Classified Advertising pages, we will present listings in six columns instead of the current 10. The wider columns will make listings easier to read.

When will I start noticing a difference?

Beginning Monday, July 24, and continuing for four weeks, about half of our customers will receive a newspaper printed on the new page size. The others will receive the paper at its current size. That’s because during that four-week period, The World-Herald will be printed on one press that’s been converted to the new page size and one press that hasn’t. During this time, papers printed on the current page size will include larger than usual margins on the outside edges because the image size — the part of the page that includes type, photos and ads — will be the same on both presses. Starting Monday, Aug. 21, all World-Herald customers will receive a newspaper printed on the new page size. In all, The World-Herald has three printing presses, and they are being converted to the new size one at a time.

What if I have other questions?

Our customer service team is ready to help you. Please call us at 402-346-3363. On weekends, we are open 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sunday, July 23, lines will be open till 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, we are open 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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