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PDFs of Instructables Answered

Are PDFs associated with an Instructable updated when an author finds an error and corrects it?  If so, how often? Thank you.

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Phil B

8 years ago

I just made an interesting discovery. If I open the regular PDF for these Instructables, they do not show any of the updates I made. But, if I choose the Custom PDF option open to those with Pro memberships, all updates are present.

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randofo

8 years ago

The PDF should reflect the most current version of the Instructable. Let me know if its not.

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Phil Brandofo

Reply 8 years ago

I found and corrected small errors in my most recent Instructable as late as last evening. That is Rebuilding a Hydraulic Floor Jack. Based on past experience, I can understand there may be a time lag before the PDF updates after the latest change.  When and if that PDF updates, I am hoping the text boxes on the photos update, too.  That is where the most critical corrections were made.  The other two Instructables I listed still do not show updated PDFs.  I am wondering if I should publish these Instructables again in their corrected form with a slightly different title and download the PDFs to get a current, updated PDF.  Later I could delete one version of each Instructable. 

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Phil Brandofo

Reply 8 years ago

In regard to Industrial Strength Electronics Holster I added an 11th step a day or two after publishing it on March 17, 2011.  That has never appeared in the PDF version.

A day after I published Great Projects from Old How-to Magazines I added an extra link in step 3 due to a comment by another Instructables member.  The PDF has never reflected that change.

Today I published Rebuilding a Hydraulic Floor Jack.  Soon afterward I began to find mistakes.  It took several tries to correct them.  Those changes have not yet been included in the PDF.  In the past changes have sometimes required a day or two before changes took place.

Thanks.