Downloading full PDF versions?

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Downloading full PDF versions?

Postby davejgreen » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:11 am

When viewing an Ensign article (or a section from a manual) I am able to download related media so I can view the PDF version of that article (or section) only. Is there a way to download the PDF version of the entire magazine (or manual, etc.)? If not, is the ability to do so planned for inclusion in future updates? Thanks, Dave.

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Re: Downloading full PDF versions?

Postby jasonhyer » Wed May 22, 2013 10:36 am

The PDF content is only available for the talk or article that you are referencing. This is due to the way the content is stored on LDS.org. At this time we don't have plans to do the full download of the book or magazine via PDF. If you want the full PDF you will need to go to LDS.org and download it from there. You will notice that in addition to the full PDF download that each article or lesson is available for download and that is where we pull the content from.
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Re: Downloading full PDF versions?

Postby dsesplin » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:47 am

I don't even have the ability to view a PDF file of the article or lesson. how do I get that option?

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Re: Downloading full PDF versions?

Postby jdlessley » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:40 pm

dsesplin wrote:I don't even have the ability to view a PDF file of the article or lesson. how do I get that option?

Android mobile devices do not have that capability natively. A PDF viewing app needs to be installed from the app store.
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Re: Downloading full PDF versions?

Postby dsesplin » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:32 pm

jdlessley wrote:Android mobile devices do not have that capability natively. A PDF viewing app needs to be installed from the app store.


I realize that and I have several PDF viewing applications. What I meant is that I see no way in gospel library to link to the PDF version of an article.

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Re: Downloading full PDF versions?

Postby jdlessley » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:19 pm

dsesplin wrote:What I meant is that I see no way in gospel library to link to the PDF version of an article.

There is no link in Gospel Library to download the PDF copy. The PDF file of an article is downloaded from LDS.org using a browser.
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Re: Downloading full PDF versions?

Postby dsesplin » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:22 pm

jdlessley wrote:There is no link in Gospel Library to download the PDF copy. The PDF file of an article is downloaded from LDS.org using a browser.

Now I am confused. If it isn't possible from gospel library why is this discussion in the Android Gospel Library forum? I assumed that the 'related media' comment from the OP was referring to an option in Android Gospel Library. I was just wondering how to get to it.

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Re: Downloading full PDF versions?

Postby jdlessley » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:24 am

dsesplin wrote:Now I am confused. If it isn't possible from gospel library why is this discussion in the Android Gospel Library forum? I assumed that the 'related media' comment from the OP was referring to an option in Android Gospel Library. I was just wondering how to get to it.

The OP was asking how to get the full PDF. The team member and developer for the Android Gospel Library, jasonhyer, explained in the next post that the best method to get full PDF containing the media content was to download it from LDS.org. That means using a browser. His exact words were:
jasonhyer wrote:If you want the full PDF you will need to go to LDS.org and download it from there.
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Re: Downloading full PDF versions?

Postby aebrown » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:01 am

jdlessley wrote:
dsesplin wrote:Now I am confused. If it isn't possible from gospel library why is this discussion in the Android Gospel Library forum? I assumed that the 'related media' comment from the OP was referring to an option in Android Gospel Library. I was just wondering how to get to it.

The OP was asking how to get the full PDF.

That's a fine response for the question about how to get the full PDF.

But both the OP and jasonhyer's response stated that it is possible to use Android Gospel Library to download the PDF for just the individual talk or article. Yet you said in this post that it is not possible from GL -- that the only way was on LDS.org.

The followup question from dsesplin is how to download those individual PDFs that the first two posts said could be done from Gospel Library. I have tried to find the PDFs for a couple of GC talks and a couple of Ensign articles, and I am also unable to figure out how to download any PDF through Android Gospel Library. That's the open question, and I'm curious about the answer as well.

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Re: Downloading full PDF versions?

Postby dsesplin » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:02 am

aebrown wrote:The followup question from dsesplin is how to download those individual PDFs that the first two posts said could be done from Gospel Library. I have tried to find the PDFs for a couple of GC talks and a couple of Ensign articles, and I am also unable to figure out how to download any PDF through Android Gospel Library. That's the open question, and I'm curious about the answer as well.


Thank you. You explained it better than I. That is exactly what I was trying to ask.


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