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Mac Format Magazines

Hi everybody,

I thought I'd give this a try. It might work.
There is a seller on eBay UK selling a collection of 30 MacFormat magazines (1)
I have no problem making the seller an offer but the shipping overseas will cost £40-ish. These magazines are not light. The shipping is too expensive for me.

My request is this: if members of the Garden are prepared to help me with the shipping, I will endeavour to scan said magazines and upload them to the Garden, assuming that Future Publishing have no problems with the enterprise.

If anyone is interested, please send me a message.

Kind regards,
soudesune.

(1) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mac-Format-Magazines-various-issues-3-each-/29...

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It depends which issues they are, but some issues are already available as PDFs. For a while Macformat had a PDF library of issues available to subscribers of either the electronic or print edition. Earlier this year they apparently stopped producing the PDF version to supposedly "concentrate on the iPad version".

Here in New Zealand the public libraries have many magazines in PDF format that are freely available to members. I haven't looked to see if Macformat is one of those, but with only a dial-up connection and old Macs, I can't download them anyway and may not be able to open them.

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Issues available are:

2, 5, 9
11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28
30
44, 45, 49
50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 57
63
72

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Okay, those are too early for the official PDFs, so may be worth doing (if nobody else somewhere already hasn't). I'm not sure what issue they started having PDF versions - it did say in the magazine once or twice, but I don't really want to trawl through nearly 300 issues to find it.

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Well, if anyone out there knows of any that have been made or are for sale, do post the info up here.

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It looks like February 2010 may be the first issue they started PDFing. I have found some links to some of those official issues, but can't repost them here.