Books and documents on Scribd typically fall into one of three groups:
Unlimited – You may view the entire document on Scribd and download to your computer or device. No subscription is required, only a free Scribd account.
Subscribe-to-view – You may view excerpts of the document on Scribd but you must subscribe in order to view in full or download to your computer or device.
Subscribe-to-download – You may view the entire document on Scribd for free but you must subscribe in order to download to your computer or device.
While most documents on Scribd may be viewed and downloaded without limits, some publishers place limits on downloading:
Download disabled – Some publishers and members do not offer DRM-free PDF downloads of their content, and the "Download" button is disabled entirely. With your subscription you'll be able to read these in their entirety on Scribd.com and your mobile device, but you will not be able to download them even if you have purchased a subscription.
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Downloading a Document From Scribd.com
When you're viewing a document on Scribd, you can find the Download button just beneath its title. Remember, if the author has disabled downloads for that particular document, then the button will not appear.
When you click Download, a box will appear in which you can select the format in which you'd like to download the document. Click the radio button under the format you'd like to download, then click the Download Now button. Remember, you'll need to have the appropriate software—such as Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Office—installed on your computer to view the file once you download it.
Downloading an Embedded Document
You can also download a document that has been embedded on another web site or blog. When you're viewing an embedded document, you can find the Download link right next to the Scribd logo. If you'd like to see if the document is available in other formats, click the Scribd logo next to the Download link to open the document on Scribd.com, then follow the instructions above for downloading a document from Scribd.com.
There is a limit to the number of documents that you may download each day. This limit helps us to keep Scribd free for everyone, and varies based on your downloading habits and our available network resources. If you receive a notice that your download limit has been exceeded, please wait 24 hours and then try again.