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Early New Mexico License Plates
Fifth Edition
Online eBook

There’s nothing like the feel and appearance of a real book with pages you can turn, and a cover to admire on your bookshelf. All of the first four editions of the Early New Mexico License Plates book were made in this manner, beginning with the First Edition in 2012. But with over 600 pages, and weighing more than five pounds, the cost of printing and bookbinding has reached $150 per copy for the relatively small quantities that are made with each printing.

For that reason we’re bringing out the newly updated and revised Fifth Edition as an eBook, for personal use only, on the NMplates.com website where it can be read online, and/or downloaded to your own computer to be read there. The eBook is a fully searchable PDF file. You will need either Adobe Reader (a free download from Adobe), or Adobe Acrobat to read the book.

Since this is the first release of the Fifth Edition in eBook form we still have additional work to do. First and foremost, we plan to make all of the page references in the index clickable links so that simply clicking on that page number will take you directly to that page. But with almost 2,000 of these references in the index, it will take us some time to get there.

In the meantime, there are several ways you can find what you’re looking for. The search method is slightly different depending on whether you’re viewing the book online, or have it downloaded it to your computer. Either way, though, first enter Ctrl F and a search box will appear. Enter a term in the search box and if it doesn’t take you there automatically, click the little forward or backward arrows next to the search box to find occurrences of the term. For example, if you want to read about the new Pollinator Protection plate, enter the word “pollinator” and used the arrows to find each place where the word is referenced.

If you just want to go to the beginning of a particular chapter, say, Chapter 35, enter it in the search box as “Ch. 35” (without the quotes.) Be sure to include the period and the space after it. Within the Index, page references are given in the form 52-11, where the first number is the chapter and the second number the page within that chapter. In the given example, first search for the chapter, “Ch. 52” then search for the page “p. 11” (again, without the quotes, and be sure to include the period and the space for both the chapter and the page). The Title Page, Table of Contents and Index don’t have chapter numbers, but they are at PDF pages 1, 3 and 455, respectively.

If you come across any irregularities while using the eBook - broken links, typographical errors, etc. - please let us know.

We’ve tested the eBook on Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox. All work as intended except that the links to the photo pages are not live in Firefox. You can download the book with Firefox and the links will work fine once you’re reading the book from the file on your own computer. We’re still working to resolve this glitch. Chrome and Internet Explorer both seem to be working fine for both reading online and downloading.

To read the book online, and/or to download it to your computer, click:  here.

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