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Let's practice a download....it's easy!

I'm going to walk you through step-by-step instructions for downloading a small test file, which is a short funny story about a parrot. It's perfectly safe, I promise. If you can download and save this story to your computer, and then read it, you can order your dog ebooks with confidence!

You may want to print these instructions so you'll have them in front of you to refer to.


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for PC (Windows), Mac, IPad-iPhone,
Android (Samsung, smartphone, etc.), Kindle Fire


If you have a PC running Windows

  1. Click your RIGHT mouse button on the blue link below......

    TEST FILE

    Why?Don't click your LEFT mouse button....click your RIGHT button.

  2. A gray box will appear. Click on Save Link As or Save File As or Save Target As
  3. Another gray box will appear. Make sure the  SaveIn slot specifies Desktop for where to save the file. If it doesn't say Desktop, click on the V-shaped down arrow and choose Desktop.
  4. Click the Save button to do the download. It's a tiny file, so it will take only a few seconds.
  5. Now go to your Desktop and look for testfile.pdf

    Acrobat Reader icon
    testfile.pdf

  6. Double-click on it. Most computers will respond by opening the file with Adobe Reader, which is a free ebook reader found on most computers. Congratulations! Now you can read the funny story – and then you can go ahead and order your ebooks with confidence!
  7. Potential problem....IF you clicked on the testfile.pdf icon on your Desktop and your computer didn't open Adobe Reader, well, darn. You will need to open Adobe Reader yourself. Often it's an icon on your Desktop that you can double-click on. If it's not on your Desktop, click your Windows Start button, choose "Programs" and see if Adobe Reader is listed.

    Once Adobe Reader is open, in the top menu click on "File", then "Open". In the gray box that appears, make sure the   Look In   slot specifies Desktop. If it doesn't say Desktop, click on the V-shaped down arrow and choose Desktop. You'll see a list of files on your Desktop. Click on testfile.pdf, click the Open button, and voila! There's your funny story and now you can go ahead and order your dog ebooks!.

  8. If you can't find Adobe Reader on your computer, don't worry. You can download Adobe Reader FREE..

If you have a Mac

  1. If your mouse has a LEFT and a RIGHT button, click your RIGHT mouse button on this TEST FILE

    If your mouse has only one button, or just has a trackpad, do CONTROL-CLICK (hold down the control key while clicking on the link).
  2. A gray box will appear. Click on Save File As or Save Link As
  3. Another gray box will appear. It will say testfile.pdf. Good! Now make sure the   Where   slot specifies Desktop for where to save the file. If it doesn't say Desktop, click on the V-shaped down arrow and choose Desktop.
  4. Click the Save button to start the download/save process. It's a tiny file, so only takes a few seconds.

    You may wonder why you can't just click on the blue link with your left (or single) button. You can. HOWEVER.... this only displays the story on your screen. It is not yet saved on your computer. Which means if you closed the story or shut down your computer, you wouldn't be able to read the story again. With this short test file story, that doesn't really matter, but with a long ebook, it would be bad!

    So if you do simply click on the link and display the file, you must immediately go to the top menu of your screen and click on "File" then "Save" and save the file to your Desktop. Many people forget to do this, which is why I recommend the method described above, so you can't forget.

  5. Now that your story is saved, go to your Desktop and look for testfile.pdf
  6. To read the story, double-click on it. The best pdf reader is a free program called Adobe Reader, and if you have set your Mac to open pdf files with Adobe Reader, that program will open your test file. Congratulations! Now you can read the story – and then you can go ahead and order your ebooks with confidence!
    Potential problem.... Instead of opening Adobe Reader, your Mac may open a pdf reader called "Preview". You don't want this. Your dog ebooks have a comprehensive Table of Contents – and Adobe Reader displays that Table of Contents, while Preview does NOT. In addition, some versions of Preview have a bug where it asks you for a password – even though no password is required.

    So you should tell your Mac to open pdf files with Adobe Reader instead of with Preview. First, you need to know if you have Adobe Reader. If you're not sure, click on the Finder icon in your Dock at the bottom of your screen, then click Applications, and see if Adobe Reader is listed. If it is listed, just follow the directions on this page to tell your Mac to use Adobe Reader to open all pdf files.

    If you can't find Adobe Reader on your Mac, don't worry. You can download it for FREE.. Once you have downloaded it, it will ask you if you want it to be your "default" pdf reader. Say yes. Now all your pdf ebooks will open in Adobe Reader.

If you have an iPad or iPhone

  1. Make sure you have the free iBooks app. If not, download it from the App Store. That's the most important step!
  2. PRESS AND HOLD (don't just click!) your finger on TEST FILE
  3. A small box should pop up that gives you the option to "Open in iBooks". Tap that option. Now you can read the story in iBooks and it should also be saved in your iBooks library so you can read it anytime.

    Double-check that the test file is saved in iBooks. Close the test file. Then open iBooks and look for the file. If you don't see it, tap "COLLECTIONS" and select "PDFs." That's where iBooks saves PDF files. If you see the story in your iBooks Library, congratulations! You can order your dog ebooks with confidence!
  4. Potential problem....sometimes when you PRESS AND HOLD your finger on the test file link, the gray box that pops up doesn't give you the option to "Open in iBooks". Sometimes it just says "Open". That's okay to do.....BUT AS SOON AS THE STORY APPEARS ON YOUR SCREEN, look at the upper right corner of your screen. The option to "Open in iBooks" should appear there.

    If you don't see it, tap your screen and look again in the upper right corner. Sometimes you need to specifically tap below the Google search box or just below your browser tabs. Frustratingly, "Open in iBooks" may appear, then disappear (stupid thing!), so you might have to tap a couple of times before you get a chance to click on it.

    If you try everything above and "Open in iBooks" simply won't appear (and you're sure you have the app), try this instead..... click on the Share icon in the upper left corner of your screen (a square with an arrow pointing upward). Choose the Mail option to email the story to yourself. When the email appears in your Inbox, the test file will be attached to it. PRESS AND HOLD your finger on the test file until a box appears that offers the option to Open in iBooks

    If THAT doesn't work, download the test file onto your regular computer (following the PC or Mac instructions on this download page). Then email the file to yourself as an attachment. Then open your email app on your iPad and bring up your message with the attached file. PRESS AND HOLD your finger on the attachment until the box appears that offers the option to "Open in iBooks".
  5. The point being.....you MUST click something that says Open in iBooks, else the story will not be saved in your iBooks library. Once a file is saved there, you can read it whenever you want by opening iBooks. If you don't see the test file when you open iBooks, tap "COLLECTIONS" and select "PDFs." That's where iBooks saves PDF files.

  6. If you absolutely cannot get "Open in iBooks" to appear, you'll need to download the free Adobe Reader app from the App Store and use that instead. Then when you PRESS AND HOLD your finger on the test file link, the option to "Open in Adobe Reader" should appear. This will save the story in your Adobe Reader library.

How to download your files to an Android tablet or smartphone

  1. If you don't already have it, download the free Adobe Reader app from the Google Play Store. That's the most important step!
  2. PRESS AND HOLD (don't just click!) your finger on TEST FILE
  3. A box will pop up that gives you the option to "Open in Adobe Reader". Tap that. You can read the story in Adobe Reader right away and it will also be saved in your Adobe Reader library so you can read it anytime. Congratulations! Now you can order your dog ebooks with confidence!

Potential problem....if you receive an error message that says "Invalid PDF" or "File type not recognized or supported", that usually means you downloaded the test file using the default browser that comes with android. Unfortunately, some of those browsers have a bug which doesn't always recognize valid pdf files. Rest assured, my pdf files have been downloaded thousands of times and are perfectly valid.

One solution is to open your Chrome browser and re-download the file. Another solution is to download the file onto a regular computer, then email it to your android device.

How to download your files to a Kindle Fire

  1. PRESS AND HOLD (don't just click!) your finger on TEST FILE
  2. Kindle will pop up a box that tells you the file will be downloaded to your Downloads Folder. Click on Confirm.
  3. When the download is complete, another box will pop up asking you if you want to open the file. Tap that box to open your little story about the parrot.
  4. The story will open in your web browser (which is called "Silk"). You can read the story right away......BUT when you close your Kindle and come back later, wanting to read it again (as of course you will want to do with your dog ebooks!), where do you find your books?

    Open your Silk browser. Look for the small MENU icon in the upper corner of the screen (three small horizonal lines stacked on top of each other). Click on that and you'll see the option for DOWNLOADS. Click on that, and you'll see your test file story.

    Congratulation! Now you can download your dog books with confidence!