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How do I share a Preview of a Draft? Answered

I would like to share a preview of a Draft that I am working on, but can't find a way to do that anymore.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

2 years ago

Back in the day the sharing of a draft by URL worked fine.
Then only the author could use the link unless he also shared the cookies.
And I stopped checking when I noticed nothing works anymore.
What Wurx suggested might work but not 1ßß% about the cookie problem as a draft is by default in Edit mode.

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wurx
wurx

2 years ago

Publish your draft first, then copy the url of the published draft. Now go back and set it as draft again. (It's only live for a few seconds) Now the URL should work even though it's a draft. Worked for me.

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

3 years ago

Make the Instructable and save it in drafts.

Go to drafts and click on the Instructable you want to share.

Select the address in the address bar in the top of your browser.

Press Ctrl and C on your keyboard.

In a message or something press Ctrl and V to paste the address in the message.

https://www.instructables.com/preview/EKPKIVOJ9OWC...

Then press Enter and it will be a link to the draft.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

+1
Couldn't say it any better....

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wurx
wurx

Reply 2 years ago

That was the first thing I tried. Sadly, it doesn't work.

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tomatoskins
tomatoskins

3 years ago

The only way that a non member can see a hidden instructable is to publish it as private while you are working on it. I see that you are a premium member so you should be able to do that. You can then share your private URL with them but it will not show up on your profile.

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KurtRoesener
KurtRoesener

Reply 3 years ago

Oh Okay, thank you.

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

3 years ago

I almost forgot you must be logged in to view a preview.

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KurtRoesener
KurtRoesener

Reply 3 years ago

I already tried that, it doesn't work unless you're the author. Plus I want to share it with someone that doesn't have an Ible account.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

Only way I know goes somehow like this:
Open the full preview of your draft and zoom the page so it fits into the width of your screen.
Export or save the preview page as HTML and share it like that by Email or so.

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KurtRoesener
KurtRoesener

Reply 3 years ago

Well, that does give me the idea to print to PDF...Thanks.

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KurtRoesener
KurtRoesener

3 years ago

I remember there used to be a way to right-click on someplace and it would show the word "Preview" and that would be a link anyone could get to.