What Are ‘No Print’ Materials and How Do You Use Them?

Speech Therapy Fun: No Print Materials

Speech Therapy Fun: No Print Materials

Have you ever wondered what ‘No Print’ materials are?  Have you ever wanted to try one, but were too nervous to buy it before you tried it?  Then, this post is for you!

First of all, no print materials are PDFs that are usually interactive and can be used on your iPad, iPhone, computer or Smart Board!  They are a lot of fun for students and are kind of like apps (but without sound).  Students have so much fun using them and SLPs love that they are NO PREP and perfect for QUICK, ON THE GO THERAPY!

So, where do you find ‘No Print’ materials…TPT of course!  Since creating these materials, I have come across a lot of questions on how to download and use them on the iPad and/or iPhone.  This blog post will walk you through how to download and use these types of materials.

Make sure to read through the entire post as there are many different ways of downloading depending on the type of file and the type of device you are downloading them on.

While you are reading this post (or after), you can try out this No Print Articulation Card game for FREE!

Downloading & Using On A Computer – PDF File

~Download your No Print materials by clicking ‘Download Now’.

Speech Therapy Fun: No Print Instructions

~ Once it is downloaded, go to your ‘Download’ folder and open up the No Print product!

~ It should open in ‘Acrobat Reader’ or some sort of PDF reader.

~ Once opened, click the ‘View’ tab and then click ‘Full Screen Mode’.

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~ Have fun playing!

Downloading & Using On A Computer – ZIP File

~Download your No Print materials by clicking ‘Download Now’.

Speech Therapy Fun: No Print Instructions
~ Once it is downloaded, go to your ‘Download’ folder and highlight the zip file.

Speech Therapy Fun: No Print Instructions

~ Click ‘Extract’ at the top of the window.  Then, click ‘Extract All’.  (If you are using a Mac, you only have to double click the zip file to extract it)

Speech Therapy Fun: No Print Instructions

~ Once you have extracted the files, open the file in Acrobat Reader.  Click ‘View’ and then, ‘Full Screen Mode’.

Downloading & Using on an iPad or iPhone – PDF File

~ Go to the website and click ‘Download Now’

~Once the file has downloaded, it will automatically open on your iPhone/iPad.  When it opens, you will see a bar at the top that contains the words ‘Open in…’ and ‘Open in iBooks’.

Speech Therapy Fun: No Print Instructions

~If you click ‘Open In…’, the screen on the right will pop up.  You can open in ‘Acrobat Reader’ or a different PDF reader app.

Speech Therapy Fun: No Print Instructions

~ If you don’t have these apps, click ‘Open in iBooks’.  It will automatically download to your iBooks app (on all iPhones and iPads).  Once it opens in iBooks, you will see something like the picture on the right.

~Once the file is downloaded to iBooks, it will automatically save!  You will never have to download it to iBooks again!

Speech Therapy Fun: No Print Instructions

~There are different ways to view your no print materials in the iBooks app.  You can view them by title, bookshelf or click the icon in the top left corner for picture views!

Downloading & Using on an iPad or iPhone – ZIP File

~ In order to download zip files to your iPad or iPhone, you need to FIRST follow the directions from the ‘Downloading & Using On Your Computer – ZIP File’ section above.

~ Once you have ‘Extracted’ the files on your computer, email them to yourself.

~ After you email them to yourself, open your email on your iPhone or iPad.

~ Download the files from your email.

 ~ Each time you download a PDF file from your email, you will get the ‘Open in…’ bar at the top.  Open the PDF in iBooks or another PDF reader and play!

Downloading & Using on an iPhone or iPad – With Dropbox

~Some no print materials are too large to upload to TPT.  If this is the case, I have used Dropbox as the host site.

~ Go to or click on the link that is provided for the files.

Speech Therapy Fun: No Print Instructions

~If the file is password protected, type in the password and click ‘enter’.

Speech Therapy Fun: No Print Instructions

~ Once you entered the password, a screen will pop up asking you for your information.  You DO NOT need to sign up for dropbox to get to the files.  Simply click ‘No thanks, continue to download’.

Speech Therapy Fun: No Print Instructions

~ If the files are NOT zipped, highlight the PDF that you would like to download.  Click ‘Direct Download’ in the upper right hand corner.

~ Once the file downloads to your iPhone or iPad, you will be prompted to ‘Open in…’ or ‘Open in iBooks’.  You can choose to open in a PDF reader app or choose iBooks.

~ Once the PDF is downloaded to iBooks, it is ready to go!  It will automatically save and you will never have to download it again!

If the files on Dropbox are zipped…

~If the files are zipped in Dropbox, you will need to download them onto a computer before using them on your iPad or iPhone.

~ On your computer, highlight the zip file that you would like to download.  Click ‘Direct Download’.

~ After the files are downloaded to your computer, you will have to extract the files.  Once extracted, email them to yourself.

~ Open your email on your iPad or iPhone and download the individual PDFs.

~ Once downloaded, click ‘Open in…’ or ‘Open in iBooks’ to view your no print materials!

I hope this post was informational and helpful!  Remember to download this FREE No Print Game!

FOR MORE NO PRINT MATERIALS THAT ADDRESS LANGUAGE & ARTICULATION, CLICK HERE!

Have you ever used No Print materials?  Do you have any questions?  Leave them in the comments!

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