Quick Start Guide - Mac

Using Digital Workbooks on a Mac


Step 1: Purchase your digital workbook license.

Licenses are available exclusively at positiveaction.org. To purchase licenses, simply add the desired number to your cart from the 'Student Manual - Digital' product page for the given study. You can also order by calling us.



Step 2: Access your account and download the workbook files.

Before you can download your digital workbooks, our customer service must first process your order. This normally takes one business day, after which you’ll receive an email with instructions on downloading the files.

After receiving the email, login to your account by entering your customer ID into the account page, as shown below.



Click the relevant order to expand it. You will see a screen similar to the one below.



Click the ‘DOWNLOAD’ link next to the digital workbook title you wish to download. You will be asked to agree to the end user license agreement before proceeding.



After agreeing, click the ‘Download’ button. Safari and Chrome, by default, will save the compressed ZIP folder to your 'Downloads' folder.


Step 3: Extract your files.

Open your 'Downloads' folder, or wherever you saved the compressed ZIP folder.

If your computer has not automatically extracted the files, extract the PDFs from the compressed folder by double-clicking the folder. The usable, extracted PDF files will appear in a new folder.

The digital workbook is divided into separate PDFs for each chapter.



Step 4: Deliver the files.

You can now copy, transfer, backup, or email these workbook PDFs as you would any other document on your computer. For ease of use, and to keep prices low, we’ve embedded no DRM or copy protections on these documents. We ask that you restrict the use of these files to those students for whom you have purchased individual licenses.

For example, you could email a single chapter to your students each week, or transfer all the files at once via a USB stick or online storage service like Dropbox. You could also store copies on a school network drive or classroom management website. Students could then download and use the PDFs as they need them throughout the year.


Step 5: Open and use the files.

To open and use the files on a Mac, we recommend you install the free Adobe Reader for Mac. This program will allow you to read and annotate the digital workbooks.

For more information and support for Adobe Reader, check out Adobe's website.

After you’ve installed Adobe Reader, simply double-click on the PDF you wish to view. Mac users may need to right-click on the PDF and select Open With > Adobe Reader. You can then read the chapter, highlight text, type in any of the blanks in the books, and store other notes. To save your changes to the file, press Cmd+S or click File > Save in the program menu.



For more information on purchasing and using digital workbooks, see the Digital Workbook page. For restrictions and limitations, please see the EULA.

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