PDF from instructable not updated?

Wanted to download my updated greenhouse instructable PDF (new pics with finished decorative roof trims added ca 5 weeks ago), but got the older version. How to get a PDF of the newest version?

Asked by BobS 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Images not included in PDF Download

Downloaded the PDF for "How to make a backpack by rlciavar" using the "Download Custom PDF" button with the default Custom Download settings.  The PDF did not include the images in each of the steps.  Using desktop PC with Windows 7 and Firefox 47.0.1.  Url for the project: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-backpack/?ALLSTEPS

Posted by rysy07605 2 years ago


Custom PDF not working

Lately, when downloading a custom PDF everything is included no matter what I un-check.  Not sure if it's my computer, happened at work and now at home.

Posted by target022 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


PDF Instructables are great - let's have more!

I think it's great that we're able to download a PDF version of our 'Ibles, but it seems to only work with recently-published ones. Is it possible to convert old Instructables to PDFs also? Thanks for looking into this.

Posted by LanceMakes 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


How can i download pdf? having problem to download pdf from this site Answered

I try to download pdf and it ask me to log in, i put my user and pass and come back to site again... tks

Asked by MJCastro 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


PDF Doesn't Update to Reflect Project Changes

I made several edits to an Instructable yesterday and the PDF file doesn't show any of those edits. I would guess that the PDF file is cached, but that cache should be cleared after edits are made so that premium users can download a PDF that reflects the current version.

Posted by ehstechdept 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Custom PDF not working correctly

When I go to make a custom PDF, I remove the Header, Comments, and related instructables. However, tonight it is still showing the header and related instructables..

Posted by josheggleston 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Why can't I Download the PDF files

I can not download any pdf files to my computer.  I wants me to become a member and I already am.

Posted by chris3rd 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


PDF marked 'damaged and could not be repaired"

I'm finding this problem every time I try to access the PDF files. It comes up marked that: "The file is damaged and couuld not be repaired." Help!! Everything else works fine, including the PDF files from other sources!

Posted by ShanniTe 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Download/Print PDF not working

Each time I try to download a PDF on my iPad all it does is refresh the page. When I try on my MacBook, every time I click on the PDF icon, it requests me to sign in again and then redirects to the first step in instructions. The Print PDF link on both my iPad and MacBook are unresponsive. All the other links work. Help?

Posted by littlemermaid93 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


More PDF issues

I've been trying to download a PDF file of my instructable, but when I uncheck the boxes for header and related instructables or any other custom box, it still sends the whole thing.

Posted by robbtoberfest 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


download PDF ...Gone?

Has the option to download Instructables in PDF format been removed or changed?  I cannot seem to find this option on any of the 'structables pages today.  Please, please tell me this is a temporary glitch!

Posted by Denger 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


PDF's will not download

When I try to download a PDF, This is the message I get.  Is it just me????????????? Please excuse me, that was very impolite! - javax.servlet.ServletException: com.instructables.exception.NotPermittedException: user ID MIRBC79GJQED8YN may not update instructable ID EQ3B9AXF42X3ISL Exception

Posted by RicknJude 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


PDF of unpublished ible?

I can't seem to get a PDF generated of an ible I am working on, but not published yet.  Is this possible? I've tried both custom and default PDF options. Reason: I'd like to share with local group, but still add to the ible before publishing for the Instructables community. Should I publish as a private ible, then switch to a public ible at a later date? (Is that possible and will that allow me to download the PDF?)

Posted by CrLz 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Can't download PDF

I'm trying to download the pdf from https://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-personality-Fortune-teller/ but for some reason the link will either do the following: refuse to come up (shows a blank white screen), show a 404 error code, or just flicker on the request to download the pdf screen.

Posted by javajunkie1976 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Customizable pdf does not work

I just paid for a pro membership for access to the customizable pdfs.  I have tried three times now, and it does not work for this instrucaible: https://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Wrap-Bottle/

Posted by moonshinedrums 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


PDF download

I have been a pro member for sometime and like many other pro members at the moment, I cannot download any PDF files without the system logging me out. What is happening to fix this please

Posted by abtrooper82 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Options for customizing pdf

The standard page size of the pdf's is always Letter format, maybe it's a good idea to have an option for a different format when you choose to customize your pdf, I live in Europe and my paper size i use is A4 for example but I can imagine that somewhere else we have other paper sizes.

Posted by Maddy67 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Why is the downloaded PDF outdated?

When I click on Download PDF at https://www.instructables.com/id/Spin-Art-Machine-Kit (an Instructable I created), it downloads a version of the Instructable with older photos and content.  I thought perhaps there was a delay in updating the PDF but I waited a day and it still is happening. As an example, the third page of the PDF (Step 6) shows alligator clips attached to a slide switch.  But in the published/online version of the Instructable, Step 6 shows a slide switch with wire leads.

Asked by tatiang 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Download PDF option missing

I have been away for sometime and noticed that the layout has greatly altered. My question is where did the download PDF button get to? I have searched several instructables and have not been able to locate it on any posting.

Posted by Kenshin_x56 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Can't Download PDFs

I am running a fresh installation of Windows XP SP3 on my laptop. I have always been able to download PDFs.  Recently, attempting to download PDFs resulted in a blue screen, necessitating a reboot. Reported the problem on the forum and was told to use a different browser. Was using IE8, switched to Firefox. Still have the problem, This a nice site as far as the concept, but very buggy.

Posted by ttarr 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


I learned a new skill, but... (PDF)

Thanks to a small nag from gmjhowe, I now know how to create a pdf file of documents I create in CorelDraw. Dead easy, publish to pdf.But, there doesn't seem to be an equivalent function in Word.Have I just missed something stupidly obvious, or do I need to acquire some software to do it?My first PDFed 'ible.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Information Pdf Premium

I want information, updating to Premium in the Pdf Download section I have access to the sheets to be printed with all the measures to be able to achieve, for example a leather object? Voglio informazioni, aggiornamento a Premium nella sezione Download Pdf Ho accesso ai fogli da stampare con tutte le misure per poter ottenere, ad esempio un oggetto in pelle?

Posted by EugenioC17 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Can't DL PDF from page and/or can't open after "Save link as"

Make-a-%24200-%22tactical%22-flashlight-for-about-%2415.pdf This is why I subscribed for one year to PRO, only tonight, to download this particular file. What gives?

Posted by the ebeniste 7 years ago


How can I get the newsletter in pdf format?

I want to frame the last one.  To be mentioned in the same breath with the Star Wars door is too cool!

Asked by foobear 8 years ago


Link in instructable .pdf file doesn't work

The link in the .pdf version of my instructable to a .zip file appears broken. The link in the instructable itself is fine.  How are the links .pdf version of instructables maintained and how can I get them updated? My instructable is         https://www.instructables.com/id/MSP430-Based-Chronulator-using-Launchpad-chip/ I am not a PRO member, so the only .pdf instructables I can see are ones that I authored. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Doug Paradis 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Sign in problem for downloads

Whenever I try to open a pdf file. I am instructed to sign in even after I have signed in, so I am not able to open the pdf files

Posted by gockers 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


can't download pdf files

I have a pro membership and still can't download pfd files. I just keep getting loged out and asked to get a pro membership. HELP

Posted by kgoppie 8 years ago


Feature request -- embedded links vs. PDF

Can the links embedded in the text be reproduced in the PDF's? Even a chart at the end would be nice-- like: (pretend this is formatted correctly)TEXT | LINKElec-Trak | http://www.elec-trak.com/farm supply | http://www.agrisupply.com/default.asp and so on.Thanks,James

Posted by Scubabubba 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Can only download 1 PDF per session.

I cannot download any PDFs after I have downloaded the first one.  When I select additional PDF downloads I get a blank (grey) page which stays. My download "advisor" does not show any download activity - after the first DL. Also, Editor's picks and other choices just produce lines of code.

Posted by UTRBC001 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Other members cannot download .pdf of my Instructable

I've gotten multiple messages from users who cannot download the .pdf of one of my Instructables. Could there be an issue with the site that could cause this to happen? Instructable link below. https://www.instructables.com/id/Minecraft-Pickaxe-5-and-45-minutes/

Posted by pjkumpon 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Can not customize PDF of instructable

The customization feature is not working for PDF of a project. The last three projects I got PDF copies of did not delete the parts I didn't want such as comments. This is a very recent problem. I never had this problem until recently. I have limited storage space, so I always uncheck the index, comments and use the smaller images, but even though I unchecked this items they always come out on copy now.

Posted by unanw1 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Download PDF Broken

I tried multiple methods of downloading the PDF of this article: https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-PC-oscilliscope/ It didn't work here. I got some: DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd looking thing that isn't a PDF when I tried with means other than my web browser. This is the link to the defective PDF download page: https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-PC-oscilliscope/?download=pdf Someone else in their comment from 2011 seems to have had some difficulties too. Feel free to get in contact with me when you have resolved this issue as I would like to download that file myself here. Thank you.

Posted by pfred2 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Download PDF Documents Process - Removal of middle Stage page

To make the Download page more streamlined, would it be possible to speed the process up and remove the page that appears before the actual PDF document page come up. As to be able to direct Download would be advantageous. I seem to always have to click twice before the document appears on my desktop. Great site though!! Thank you!! i.e. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Citrus-Powder/?download=pdf

Posted by DuncanClark 3 years ago


Can I buy one PDF plan and that's all.?

I never use this website and I don't build things. But a friend sent me a link to a standing desk that I want to have built: https://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Height-Adjustable-Desk/ I'd like to buy the PDF instructions for that desk but I don't want to subscribe for three months or pay for a year. I just want to buy that one PDF and then I'll probably never use this site again because I don't build things. Is there a way to purchase only one PDF instructions without subscribing to a Pro Membership?

Posted by TokyoDan 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Can't Download PDF's!

I just upgraded to a 2-year Pro Membership. In Safari, when I click Download PDF on somebody's Instructable, it first looks like it's going to download, but nothing really happens! All I get is a blank dark gray window on the new tab that appears. What's going on? I just paid 40 bucks and can't download anything.

Posted by swinget 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


How do you down load pdf plans for woodworking projects? Answered

I am a member, I am signed in.  When I select Download PDF for plans, I get a window that asks me if I want to join Instructables.  I've already joined and I am in the website.  If I hit sign in, it takes me to the home page, I do a search on the project, get to the project, select download pdf plans, and again the window pops up asking me if I want to join Instructables. I can never get to the plan that I want to download.  How do you download a pdf from this website?

Asked by erheller40 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Crashes my system to download the PDF

I have a Win 7 system with AMD processor.   I have tried two times to download a PDF and it crashes my system.  First time in years this has happened for me.  So what to do?   I am not interested to try for 3 times.  Is there a way to download without openning your window? Thanks, great site, JS

Posted by jhampa 8 years ago


Why can't I download pdf files after signing into my Pro account ?

I signed up for the PRO account on DEC 28th 09 and received a reciept thru my pay-pal. However every time I try to download a pdf file for an instructable, it says you have to have a PRO account. This is after I have logged in. Any ideas?

Asked by imalan54 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Cannot access PDF documents

Yo Membership people: Cannot access PDF documents. Click on PDF icon loops you back to login window, reinsert info loops all over again.  Can log into profile.  Profile showed I still a PRO member.  Pdf access worked until a few months ago when I changed banks and an automatic message sent to instructables caused an account cancelation. I sent a message explaining this and received a reply that I still had access until next year.  I really want the pdf for the Spooky Telsa Spirit Radio so I spent the money for another PRO Membership.  It now says I am a member until 2012!  So why cannot I access pdf files?  Also if I am a PRO Memeber how can I get rid of the ads? If pdf's are becoming a problem, will you make the instructables available via DVD disks or books like Volume 1? By the way how do I get a reply? The forum stuff stinks.  This is all frustrating since you have a darn good product! Thanks Tommyt

Posted by eskimo1 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Hand drawn Pics don't appear in the PDF- but all other pics do...

Hi.. I recently published my first Instructable.. All pictures appear fine in the online version but  when I download the pdf  all of the hand drawn plans ( done by me ) do not get included in the pdf?  All the other pics make it no problem... Am I missing something basic.. here?  Attached is an example of one of the pictures that doesn't get included The Instructable is "My wooden boat story" Thanks for anybody who can assist.. cheers

Posted by msil3070 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Can't get a PDF download https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Glow-Writer-Introduction/

If you try to get a PDF download of this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Glow-Writer-Introduction/ You get  "We're sorry we can't find that one"  in a red banner above the header. This is the same for the "Cutting-board-wallte.pdf" ( whatever that is) or customized one. If try the save as method you get a download failed with no file message. Using a iMac on 10.10.5

Posted by robboz4 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


PDF downloads differ from updated content

The problem I face is that the "download" link at the top of my instructables does not download the most recent version of my instructable.  In fact, it appears to download the original version, as seen when it was first published, even after many revisions have been made. I use instructables to host instruction manuals for my kit business. When the instruction manual needs revising, I update the instructable with the necessary information. This is a huge problem, because many customers want to print the instructions from PDF, and because the PDF is not the most recent version of the instructable, so all of these customers have problems assembling my kit. As an example, look at the instructable here: https://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Typewriter/ The "download pdf" link at the top of the page clearly downloads a file with text and pictures totally unlike those in the instructable. Please fix this problem!

Posted by jackzylkin 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


corrupted file!

Hello, i'm a pro-member since today, and i've became only for download the pdf about how to make your own 3d scanning with the technique of structured light. But when i try to download it appears the message saying that the file is corrupted. Im not sure if it's the place where to say it, but... I would like to get this pdf, please. some help? thanks

Posted by rojele 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


PDF help

I hope I can explain this properly.  Last week I crashed my laptop hard enough that I had to have it striped and reformatted.  Needless to say I lost a lot of stuff.  Seems they managed to save a lot of pictures and some data.  All my programs I have to reload. My problem is that now when I want a pdf version of a instructable it sorta comes in as a pdf.  But I cannot save it or print it.  My menu heading for these items are gone.  I have reloaded the Adobe Reader 10 into my laptop but something is wrong with it on your site.  I heavily use this feature and truly miss it.  I enclosed a picture of what it looks like now.  Did I do something wrong here? Can someone help me with this please C

Posted by crol 7 years ago


PDF downloads?

Hello, I'm super super new and extremely out of my element unless I have my nose in a book or I'm puttering in the kitchen so I'm struggling a bit here. I just bought a pro membership because I really wanted to download the PDF of a certain project...specifically this one: https://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Extract/ I don't even seen an option to download, am I just blind? Sorry for the bother, as I said I'm rather out of my element and I'm very anxious, so just asking this was a struggle lol.

Posted by beencooking 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


PDFs of some of your e-books do not load

The following e-books show a blank page when you try to open the pdf version of the document:      1) DIY Lamps, page 2      2) Easy DIY Plushies for Geeks, page 3      3) Adhesive Projects, page 4      4) Duct Tape Bags, page 5      5) DIY Wedding, page 5      6) Gifts from the Kitchen, page 7 Another e-book's pdf version did not have a blank screen. Instead, there were a couple of lines of nonsense text and "Access Denied". The name of this e-book is: Care for Newborns, p7 Please repair these broken links. I'm sure there are other folks out there as frustrated as me. Thank you, Teresa "Tess" Weaver tessw@graffiti.net

Posted by tessweaver 6 years ago


Trouble downloading my Instructable PDF

I have just published my first Instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/Gorillapod-cradle-for-a-mobile-device-Pocket-PC-/) and I was trying to download a PDF copy to keep as a record. So I right-clicked the PDF link and selected "Saved Linked Content As..." in Opera 10.53. The save file dialog opened, but then my computer froze and I couldn't move my mouse. Every minute or so it executed my next command, so I pressed Escape and it closed the dialog about thirty seconds later. Then I tried opening the file in Opera, and a similar thing happened. Then, I opened Internet Explorer 8 (crumbs, must have been bad) and the same thing happened, except that I left it running for about five minutes and it eventually got there. I noticed that whenever the computer froze, the CPU usage went to about 99%. So it's not a browser thing. I had left the PDF options on defaults. Anybody else experiencing this problem?

Posted by Fodaro 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Energy Seed Desk Lamp pdf files

Hi a few weeks ago there was a desk lamp that used old batteries AA and i D/L the instructions and then deleted the file from my machine. I later discovered there are a couple of templates i need to build it and have looked every where i know to and can not find them. Anyone have any suggestions on how i can get these THANKS

Asked by davidwp13 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Error: There was a problem reading this document (18)? Answered

Anyone know what this error means: There was an error processing a page. There was a problem reading this document (18).  I'm getting it when trying to view a pdf in Version 7. Any assistance is greatly appreciated!

Asked by felixwiener 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago