I can download PDF's as a free member

I've been here since April of 2009, and I've stayed updated to what the site in general has been doing. Ever since the "pro" account launch, I've kept reading over and over that you can't download a PDF as a free member and that only "Pro" members have access to this feature. I, however, could still download PDF's w/ out having to sign up for a "Pro" account. Are there exceptions for old-in-a-way members or something?

I'm just curious as to why this is so...

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mikeasaurus5 years ago
Users that were registered with the site before initiating the "Pro" feature have some abilities that are grandfathered to their current status. Downloading PDF's is one of them.
nutsandbolts_64 (author)  mikeasaurus5 years ago
Oh, so if that's the case... Thanks for the heads-up.
cockleman11 year ago

Please help, I just got a new iPad pro and have a pro account, since I've updated to the new Apple operating system I cannot download PDFs.

Anyone know what's happening?

Yes, Apple screwed up, so blame them first.
I hate it when they they think the entire world needs to bend over for their new "inventons".

mArisch1 year ago

One can easily via sites like http://instructables-pdf.abuouday.com

MelPhleg2 years ago

Yah, I could download pdfs w/free account last year. Now, I gotta pay for an account I don't have money for?? The idea of DIY was to save money, be frugal, etc, not spend more.

You can easily get a free Pro account, just publish an instructable that's cool enough to get featured. You also need to keep a closer eye on the forums - two different members recently gave away twenty free memberships between them.

Tankmohit115 years ago
I think u can.first of all open the page of ur instructables them click on 'view all steps'.after all steps opened.open a new tab of ur browser nd go to the site 'www.pdfmyurl.com'.then copy ur instructables page address and paste into the box of pdfmyurl then hit enter and u will get pdf for free

I tried that. It doesn't work, at least not w/any pdf viewing program I have.

Hm, well, it didn't work with one instr, but did work w/a diff one. weird.

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