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Why can't I download an instructable ?

Hi: Why  can't I download an instructable ? I am on a mac, have firefox, have cookies enabled and cannot log in. All I want to do is download an instructable that i like. Could you please explain what I need to do in easy to follow steps?  I have searched your community forum but have found nothing that works. Maybe this is  PC friendly  not friendly to Mac issue?
Thanks for your help. It is very frustrating as i enjoy this site but this problem could be a deal breaker. :-) Eileen

Kiteman1 month ago

You can't download PDF files unless you are a Pro member.

You can go Pro by paying for the privilege, by publishing an instructable that impresses one of the staff or Community Team enough to be Featured , or by winnng a contest.

http://www.instructable.com/go/pro

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http://www.instructables.com/contest/

eye54now (author)  Kiteman1 month ago

Uh dude- I have a pro membership.

Ah. Unfortunately, that doesn't show anywhere on profiles at the moment, just on the pop-up that accompanies a comment, and I must admit that, because you have posted so little since you joined, I assumed you were not pro.

The first and most important thing you need is a premium membership. Without that you can't download the instructable as a PDF.

eye54now (author)  mpilchfamily1 month ago
Hi Again-- Well surprise! I was able to download the pdf I wanted. What was different was the following message-which was the first time I have seen that. "All Instructables are now available in PDF format for easy printing, sharing and offline viewing. PDF download times vary, so please be patient as it may take a few minutes to download depending on your connection speed.
Click on the link below to download your PDF. If you are having trouble downloading the PDF, try right clicking your mouse and choosing 'Save Link As...' or Ctrl + click if you're using a Mac. " I will come back to instructables later tonite and see if this is still working for me. Thank you for taking the time to reply.
eye54now (author)  mpilchfamily1 month ago
Hi- I have a pro membership which allows for downloads. Today When I tried to log in to reply to your answer-I tried to log in unsuccessfully 3 times. So I followed directions for " did u forget login/pw?" While waiting for the reply- I was suddenly able to access my "you" page. And therefore to reply to your reply now. After I send this reply I will try to download a pdf again. I suspect that I won't be able to. Thx for any input you have for this situation.
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