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Digital Products: Digital Magazines, eBooks, ePatterns, and eProjects

What is a Digital Magazine?

A Digital Magazine is one of our Interweave publications delivered digitally.  Interweave Store has many back issues of your favorite craft magazines availabledigitally.  We even have magazines that are out of print available digitally.

What is an eBook?

An eBook is simply a book delivered digitally.  Overall, our selection of books can be purchased in physical or digital format.  However, we do offer a few books that are exclusive eBooks on Interweave Store.  You can always search the title of a particular product and see what options are available to you.

What is an ePattern or eProject?

Interweave offers select patterns and projects for sale as digital downloads. This means you can purchase a pattern or project and immediately download it to your computer.

What type of file are used for these type of products?

Our Digital Magazines, eBooks, ePatterns, eProjects are in the most common PDF format.  PDF files are compatible with almost any computer, eReaders, and portable devices. 

What software programs are needed to use these type of files?

PDF files will work with most eReader programs available.  The one we suggest is Adobe Acrobat Reader which is a well-respected and frequently used software company.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is free to download. 

It is available at Adobe’s website:  http://get.adobe.com/reader/

How do I download my purchase?

When you purchase a digital downloadable item from our Interweave Store, you can download it by logging in to your store account. You have unlimited access, at any time, to your digital purchases.

Please follow these instructions:

1)  Click on “My Account” on the top right hand corn

2) Sign in with your email and password

3) Using the menu options of the left side of the screen, select "My Downloadable Products" to show your purchased downloads.

4) Select the desired download and use the link beneath the Product title.

*Please note, to download and save your purchase to a computer do the following:

PC: Right click on the download link, select “Save Link As” (Firefox, Chrome) or "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer)

MAC: hold the Ctrl button while clicking on the download link and select the option “Download Linked File As" (Safari)

iPad: Save capabilities can vary depending on product type.  Please refer to individual FAQ pages for more information.

5)  Select your desired location or folder and click S AVE to begin downloading.

How do I save a PDF file on my computer or my portable device?

Use the following instructions (either Windows or Macintosh) to save a PDF file to your computer's hard drive. Saving a file not only permits you to keep it for as long as you wish, but it also allows you to open the file much faster than you can in your web browser.  Reference above for “How do I download my purchase?” to find out where and how to download your purchase.

For Microsoft Windows users:

  1. If you're currently attempting to download the file, click the stop button on your browser.
  2. Right-click the link to the PDF file, and then click "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (Firefox, Chrome).
  3. Specify the location on your computer where you want to save the file, and click the Save button.
  4. The File Download dialog box opens, and a progress bar allows you to monitor the download process.
  5. After the file is saved, click the Close button in the File Download dialog box.
  6. To open the file stored on your computer, double-click it (the Adobe Acrobat Reader will begin running automatically).

For Macintosh users:

  1. If you're currently attempting to download the file, click the stop button on your browser.
  2. Hold down the “Ctrl” button and Click the mouse on the link for the download, and select “Download Linked File As” (Safari) option.  If you have a two button mouse just simply right click on the link for the download.
  3. Specify the location on your computer where you want to save the file, and click the Save button.
  4. The File Download dialog box opens, and a progress bar allows you to monitor the download process.
  5. After the file is saved, click the Close button in the File Download dialog box.
  6. To open the file stored on your computer, double-click it (the Adobe Acrobat Reader will begin running automatically).

For iPad users:

  1. If you have already attempted to download the file please skip to instruction 3 for the next step in the process.
  2. Select the download by using the touch screen to tap on the download link. The PDF file should load onto your iPad.
  3. Using the touch screen, tap the screen anywhere on the downloaded PDF document.  This will bring up a tool bar listing the PDF title.
  4. Select “Open in iBooks” or select “Open in …” for other saving options.  It will automatically save into iBooks.  For other applications you may have to save the PDF manually.

What can I do if the download is not working properly?

If you are having issues with a PDF file, here are some suggestions:

You can delete the file and download it again, at any time, by logging into your store account at www.interweavestore.com

You may need to update your version of Adobe Reader to the latest version. You can do that for free by visiting this URL: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

If your computer is locking up, you see only a blank white screen, or you see strange symbols instead of regular text and graphics, pleasethen try saving the file to your computer.  Next, open Adobe Reader andopen the downloadedPDF.

If you require further assistance please contact our customer support department or call us at 1-866-949-1646 ext.495.  We are available 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday (MST).

Can I print individual pages of Digital Magazines, eBooks, ePatterns and eProjects?

Printing is allowed for all our digital PDF products and the option should be enabled with Adobe Acrobat Reader and other PDF applications as well.  The print options should be straight forward and easy to use.  We do suggest using the “Pages to Print” options to allow you to select specific pages or patterns to print rather than printing a whole magazine or eBook. 

What can I do if I have trouble printing?

For assistance with printing, please refer to your printer's manual for assistance or visit Adobe's website for troubleshooting tips:

http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/troubleshoot-pdf-printing-acrobat-reader.html

If additional assistance is needed you are free to contact our customer support department or call us at 1-866-949-1646 ext.495.  Please note, our Customer Support Department is limited in technical support and troubleshooting for programs, hardware and applications that we do not produce here at Interweave.

How long will my purchase take to download?

Here are the average sizes for our various digital products that are PDF files:

• Digital Magazines by Interweave:  50 – 120 MB
• eBooks:  300 - 750MB
• ePattern or eProject:  65.5 KB – 1.2 MB

The following table provides estimated download times for different file sizes at typical connection speeds. These estimates assume ideal network conditions. Your actual download time can be longer. For faster downloads, avoid peak hours (9am to 6pm Eastern time). The demand for our downloads can also be high the first week after we release a product release.

Note: Reference the product page for all Interweave Download products for more specific information about file sizes.  It will help you make the best estimate possible.

File SizeDial-Up (56 Kbps)DSL (1.5 Mbps)Cable (3 Mbps)Coporate (10 Mbps)
100 MB 4 hours 9 minutes 5 minutes 1 minute
500 MB 20 hours 47 minutes 25 minutes 7 minutes
800 MB * 75 minutes 40 minutes 11 minutes
1 GB * 96 minutes 51 minutes 14 minutes
2 GB * 3 hours 101 minutes 29 minutes
5 GB * 8 hours 4 hours 72 minutes
7 GB * 11 hours 6 hours 100 minutes
10 GB * 16 hours 8.5 hours 2.5 hours