Downloading a PDF article

By com.zf9 ·
I received a newsletter from Tech Republic with an article by Greg Schultz. It states that it is available for download in PDF format. I can't figure out where I should click to download it.

Any help?

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Well can you navigate to the article ? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Downloading a PDF article

Or are you stuck at the Newsletter?

Most of the TR emails have clickable links printed in BLUE. Clicking on the article title (in Blue) will take you to the TR page itself.

Usually the PDF will be marked for download. If it is not, you could try opening the PDF online, then once it is fully loaded you can SAVE it as you would any other file that you opened on your own desktop.

Perhaps if you could post back with the link for the article in question, we could guide you more accurately. :)

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Without knowing the name of the article...

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Downloading a PDF article

It's kind of tough to tell you where to find it.

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The big blue button that says "Download" or "View this now"

by seanferd In reply to Downloading a PDF article

If you are on the download page, and not the article page (if available). If you are on an article page, there should be a link saying "This article is also available as a PDF download". Click on that.

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Downloading a PDF article

by com.zf9 In reply to The big blue button that ...

That's exactly what I did. Having downloaded many things I never had this problem.

The article was:Take advantage of Vista's Event Viewer and Task Scheduler integration.

I just re-did what I've done several times but no luck. I've looked and looked but can NOT find a way to download the article in the PDF format.

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There was a Site Outage a couple of days ago

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Downloading a PDF article

And it appears that everything is yet to be correctly fixed there may be some places which still do not work or have broken links.

If the problem persists scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the envelope or words that read Site Help & Feedback and post the message directly to TR. The listing here has got smaller with the recent Site Redesign so you have to look for it now instead of being as noticeable as it was previously.

Hope that is of some assistance.


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Try this

by seanferd In reply to Downloading a PDF article
That's the link to the download page. Click the download button. Nothing happens? Click the link near the top: <b>If a new window did not open for your download, please click here.</b><br>
Or right click the link and Save As.
See also the post from OH Smeg, below. It's quite comprehensive.

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Still can't download article PDF version

by com.zf9 In reply to Try this

I have tried everything but I can NOT find the link or way to download the article I wanted in the PDF format. I get to the correct screen, I'm sure but then there is nothing there to start a download or a way save the file.

Am I the only one with this issue? I did email TR but the one response I received was no help at all.

BTW, I did THIS several times::"This article is also available as a PDF download". Click on that."

The only thing I haven't tried is using IE to view this site. I am a Firefox user.

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PDF downloading solution

by com.zf9 In reply to Still can't download arti ...

I just wanted to let all you folks who attempted to help me that I finally figured out what was wrong.

I opened IE instead of Firefox and the option to download the article was available. I should have thought of this a long time ago since I've had this problem with a couple of other sites.

I have NO idea why this occurs but apparently I am the only one who experiences this.

Perhaps this will help someone else.


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It's not just you......

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to PDF downloading solution

Very often, FireFox sort of "masks" the fact that there is a link on a page. You can mouse over the text, but the cursor doesn't change to indicate that it's actually a link.

HOWEVER, you can usually just click the text itself and FireFox takes you there.

What might be happening though is that you have some add-in or toolbar in FireFox which is blocking the URL.

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Apparently not unusual, but still odd.

by seanferd In reply to PDF downloading solution

You don't see the big blue "button" that says "Download" or "View this now" on the download page?

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