Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Problems with Google Docs

Hi friends!
When I began posting free girl scout printables to this blog, I had no idea there would be such a huge demand for these documents!!!  I have quickly discovered that there are very few other free resources available to us leaders and many of you (thousands of you) are downloading and sharing my files...yay!!!!!

Google Docs issues - Some of you have made me aware of various problems with Google Docs, which is where I post all my free printables.  I am looking into this.  If you are getting any sort of error message, first try googling it.  If you're having no luck, please do not hesitate to email me and let me know about it or you can leave a comment on the post.  As I research errors and problems, I will start to post some possible solutions.

In the meantime.......
If you're having problems downloading documents, feel free to email me and request that I send them to you.  Be specific on the exact document(s) that you want me to send.  Allow 3-5 days for a response.

Is anyone NOT having any trouble downloading the files???  Please let me know!!!!

UPDATE 9/24/14 at 6:05 PM ET:
Google is apparently aware of the problem and is working to fix this bug relating to the following error message: "Too many users have viewed or downloaded this file recently...".

Here is a work-around for Chrome users that someone posted on their forum:

The Viewing seems to work so instead of choosing to download you can instead choose to Print. If you Print from Chrome you can choose to Save As PDF. If you print from some other browser you can easily find a free PDF printer to print to.
Oh, one more thing...if you cancel the print in Chrome it actually brings it up as the PDF where you can then choose to save it.


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  1. I use Firefox and I have never had any trouble downloading the printables.

    1. Thanks, Kimberly! This is helpful to know!!