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IPAD TIPS AND TRICKS – TIP #7           PUBLISHING & SHARING AN INSTAPAPER LIBRARY THROUGH                                ...
IPAD TIP – PUBLISHING & SHARING AN INSTAPAPER LIBRARYContentsOverview .......................................................
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iPad Tip - Publishing and Sharing an Instapaper Library

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Document highlights a simple 3 step process to share an instapaper library. Useful for groups, organizations, companies and others who want to gather content in one central location and share among a broader group.

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iPad Tip - Publishing and Sharing an Instapaper Library

  1. 1. IPAD TIPS AND TRICKS – TIP #7 PUBLISHING & SHARING AN INSTAPAPER LIBRARY THROUGH DROPBOXMay 17, 2011
  2. 2. IPAD TIP – PUBLISHING & SHARING AN INSTAPAPER LIBRARYContentsOverview ....................................................................................................................................................... 2STEPS: .......................................................................................................................................................... 2Sharing Your Library .................................................................................................................................... 3Conclusion .................................................................................................................................................... 3OverviewA simple way to have access to your (or, better yet, multiple) Instapaper libraries is toexport the account(s) contents to HTML and then store them in a Dropbox accountfolder. Then, simply by sharing the link, you or anyone you send the link to can haveaccess to the library of materials.Any web browser can be used for this process.STEPS: 1. Access the Instapaper account through your web browser (not from the iPad). 2. Export the contents of the account to HTML (the option is provided down the page on the left hand side. a. Once exported, rename the default filename to something unique “Instapaper: Export” to “TFI Instapaper Reference”. 3. Open the HTML file using Wordpad and complete the following: a. Edit the Title to something unique – this identifies the Tab name when it is opened in a browser. It will appear as follows: b. After the name is changed, save the file. Page 2 of 3
  3. 3. IPAD TIP – PUBLISHING & SHARING AN INSTAPAPER LIBRARY 4. Then, open the file in Word and generate a Table of Contents. This will appear as follows: Save the HTML file, or upload, as appropriate into the appropriate Dropbox account directory (_01Instapaper Ref Files).Sharing Your LibraryTo share the library from Dropbox, you need to generate a “Shareable Link” to the file in Dropbox. Oncethis is done, the file is accessible to anyone who has that link. Once a user receives the link, simply saveit as a bookmark in your web browser and no further work is necessary.Important Note – The file name and link cannot change or the link will break. This is critical, sinceanyone accessing the file through that link will lose it if it breaks! So as the file is published in the future,simply save it over the existing file and use the same name. The link will remain.ConclusionDone! Thank you…. Page 3 of 3

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