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What are the general steps for downloading a Bible Lesson so I can study it offline?

From quarterly.christianscience.com/lesson, follow these steps:

  1. Click the menu icon (three stacked horizontal bars in the upper left corner).
  2. Select the format you wish to download (PDF, ePub, Mobi, MP3).
  3. Depending on the settings of your device and browser, your downloaded file will either open automatically or be saved to a location you’ve selected on your device.

If you have difficulty downloading a file to your computer, try right-clicking (control-click on a Mac) on the item you want and choose the "Save Link As" option. A dialog box will appear asking you to specify where you would like to save the file, and in what format it should be saved.

How can I print a Bible Lesson PDF?

From quarterly.christianscience.com, follow these steps:

  1. Click the menu icon (three stacked horizontal bars in the upper left).
  2. Select the "Print Bible Lesson" option.
  3. A new tab will open in your browser with the PDF of the Bible Lesson. Print the PDF as normal.

If you want to adjust the font size, layout, page size, or margin width, please follow these instructions.

Can I adjust the font size to be bigger/smaller when I download or print a lesson PDF?

Currently, the PDF version from Menu→ PDF or Menu→Print will always have a static font size. However, you CAN adjust the font size of the printed lesson on most browsers.

You can read the instructions below or watch this tutorial video to see how.

If you use your browser’s print functionality instead of the Menu, the font size will match your selection in the Digital Edition (Menu>Settings>Text Size). You can make further adjustments to the font size by following these steps:

  1. Do NOT click Menu→ PDF or Menu→Print.
  2. Ensure you have clicked “x” to close the gray banner (about our use of cookies) at the bottom of the screen. If it stays open, this banner will appear on your printout, cutting off some of the Bible Lesson.
  3. Print the page by navigating to “Print” from your browser’s toolbar, or right-clicking the Bible Lesson text and selecting "Print".
  4. In the Print window that pops up, expand the "Scale" drop-down menu. (You may need to click “More settings” first.)  Select the scale percentage you want the web page to use. The larger the scale, the larger the text on the printout. Select your printer.
  5. Select your printer. If you select “Save as PDF” from the list of printers this will allow you to download a PDF with the larger scale (bigger text).

IMPORTANT NOTES:

• The above instructions will not work if you’ve accessed the PDF via Menu→ PDF or Menu→Print.

• Due to technical difficulties, Safari users may experience unexpected behavior when using the browser’s print functionality. If you would like to print in a font size other than the default, please use a different browser.

• You can add page numbers by selecting the “Headers and footers” option in the Print window.

What adjustments can I make to my lesson PDF or printout?

Currently, the PDF version from Menu→ PDF or Menu→Print only provides a static PDF. However, you CAN adjust the font size, paper size, margin width,  and orientation of the printed lesson on most browsers, by following these steps:

  1. Do NOT click Menu→ PDF or Menu→Print.
  2. Ensure you have clicked “x” to close the gray banner (about our use of cookies) at the bottom of the screen. (If it stays open, this banner will appear on your print-out, cutting off some of the Bible Lesson.)
  3. Print the page by navigating to “Print” from your browser’s toolbar, or right-clicking the Bible Lesson text and selecting "Print".
  4. In the Print Preview window that pops up, select your desired specifications like layout, paper size, margin width, or scale. You may need to click “More settings” first. (Note that “Scale” is the setting that adjusts your font size. For more details on changing the font size, check out this FAQ.)
  5. If you would like page numbers added, ensure the checkbox next to “Headers and footers” is checked.
  6. Select your printer. If you select “Save as PDF” from the list of printers this will allow you to download a PDF with your desired settings.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

• The above instructions will not work if you’ve accessed the PDF via Menu→ PDF or Menu→Print. 

• Due to technical difficulties, Safari users may experience unexpected behavior when using the browser’s print functionality. If you would like to adjust the layout or paper size, please use a different browser.

• You can add page numbers by selecting the “Headers and footers” option in the Print window.

Can I print the lesson in a single-column format?

Yes. Open the In-Context edition on a computer (see how here). Then, follow the steps from this Concord help page, beginning with step 2.

How do I download a Bible Lesson ePub to my computer?

First, you should review What are the general steps for downloading a Bible Lesson so I can read it offline? above, which describes how to download all Bible Lesson formats, including ePubs. When downloading an ePub to a computer, be sure that the .epub file extension is present at the end of the file name.

How can I transfer an ePub from my computer to my mobile device?

Given the large variety of mobile devices in the marketplace, and the differences you might encounter in transferring a file to them from a PC or Mac, it is recommended that you download your Bible Lesson ePub from quarterly.christianscience.com/lesson directly to your mobile device and use an ePub app to open the file. If you are having trouble downloading a file, you may need to click and hold for a moment rather than clicking on the file type quickly. This click-and-hold action should open a dialog box with further download instructions.

How can I download Bible Lessons to my Kindle or Kindle Fire devices?

Kindle and Kindle Fire devices support .mobi and .pdf file formats. To download Bible Lessons to your Kindle or Kindle Fire, you'll need to email the related .mobi or .pdf files from your personal email address to your Send-to-Kindle email address, following these steps:

Your amazon.com account:

1) Log in to your Send-to-Kindle account at www.amazon.com/myk (this account is established if you've registered your Kindle).

2) If the upper left does not already say "Manage Your Content & Devices, click on your Account tab and go to Manage Your Content & Devices.

3) Click on the Preferences tab, and scroll down to Personal Document Settings. Your Send-to-Kindle email address will be listed here. Make a note of it.

4) Then, scroll down below Personal Document Settings to Approved Personal Document E-mail List. Your personal email address (the email address you will use to send the files) should be listed here. If it isn't, you can add it by clicking on the link Add a New Approved Email Address.

Your Digital Edition account:

5) Next, go to quarterly.christianscience.com/lesson

6) Select the menu icon in the upper left to download a .mobi or .pdf of the Bible Lesson you would like to send to your Kindle or Kindle Fire device.

Your personal email account:

7) Log in to your personal email account and open a new blank message. Address the message to your Send-to-Kindle email address that you noted above. Attach the .mobi or .pdf Bible lesson you downloaded to the message and send it. You can learn more about using your Send-to-Kindle email address here.

Your Kindle device:

8) Power up your Kindle device, go to Settings, and connect it to a Wi-Fi network (be sure that Airplane Mode is turned off). The Bible lesson that you sent from your personal email account to your Send-to-Kindle email address will automatically download to your Kindle device. Just tap on the "house" icon to see it with your other books.

How do I view and print a citation list to mark my books?

Open the In-Context edition on a computer (see how here). The Lists menu that opens on the right in Concord shows a citations-only view of the lesson. To print the list, follow these steps from this Concord help page.

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