A few months ago I shared a few of the tricks we’ve been learning in order to make the most out of our digital issues. Remember, if you’re a print subscriber you automatically have free access to our digital issues AND the exclusive content we include in those digital versions. Yep – you get an extra 10-12 pages of card making inspiration in each issue when you access it digitally.
In my last group of handy tips, I told you how you can access the digital archives (back to the September/October 2011 issue), how to use the Table of Contents to jump directly to an article or column, and all about the exclusive bonus projects in every digital issue.
You said in the comments on that post that you want to learn how to download issues to your computer, iPad, or tablet for offline access and also how to print, so that’s today’s lesson. It’s quick and easy, too!
After you click on the tray icon, you’ll end up on a screen with a direct link to download the entire digital issue to your computer, iPad, or tablet.
During the download process, you’ll have to add an extension application in order to interact with the offline digital issue. It’s related to Adobe Acrobat Reader and is trusted as well as free.
Ta da! You now have our digital issue (or issues) on your computer, iPad, or tablet. Now here comes one of the coolest things – you can print out individual pages, a selection of pages, or the entire digital issue if you want. Let’s say you really like the Fly Away Card by Alyssa Scritchfield on page 78 of the September/October 2012 issue (and I *may* have chosen this one as my pick on the From the Editors page, but you’ll have to check for yourself to be sure…) and want to have it available for inspiration without tearing apart your printed issue.
Just click on the “print” icon in the upper right corner of the digital issue and check out your printing options.
Once you’re in the print options screen, you can print what you want, when you want, the way you want.
Give it a try – this may become your favorite thing about the digital issues. It’s really handy for making notes on supply lists, or capturing ideas for personalizing a particular project, or even just putting a pretty project photo in plain view for days when you need a creative lift.
And, since we’re on the topic of digital issues, there were several comments on my last post about the free download for Holiday Cards & More Volume 6 not working, so I looked into it.
First, click HERE for the download page.
Enter your email address, your first name, and your zip code and you’ll land on the download page.
After you double-click on the cover photo, it’s a bit of a waiting game. With 164 pages of great photos, the file is a nice hefty size. Since it was published just before we launched our digital issues last summer, we weren’t able to put it in the same easy-access format as our regular digital issues. But good things come to those who wait, so if you give it the time it needs to download you’ll have some free holiday inspiration valued at $14.99!
Our next lesson will cover all the ways you can bookmark and share our digital issues on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, DIGG, Delicious, and other social media channels. My testing and research is already underway!
Until our next chat,