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.PDF's on an iPad?
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rotuts
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Jun 5, 2014, 11:17 AM
 
hoe does one view .pdf's on an iPad?

i moved one over from the MacPro to iTunes iPad section.

it 'copied' it but I have know idea where it is nor how to view it

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Jun 5, 2014, 12:40 PM
 
did you sync your ipad after copying to itunes?

there are several apps that CAN read pdfs, but not sure where your ipad put them. Look in iBooks, there is a tab for PDFs. You can also read them in goodreader.
     
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Jun 5, 2014, 04:44 PM
 
If you download a PDF in iOS Safari, then tap on the displayed document, you will get an option to open the document in iBooks. Easy and simple...

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Jun 6, 2014, 01:24 AM
 
The Kindle app also works.

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Jun 6, 2014, 12:00 PM
 
Thank you.

when I connect my iPad to the MPro, itunes comes up and under the ipad there is a new category called 'books'

the pdf I copied from my desk top is there, and I also copied it to the "Library'

I DL's two free apps from the Apps Store:

PDF Pro and PDF reader

also when I click on the PDF in 'library'
what I cant find either on the iPad itself or through either of the two PDF 'readers' is the book ITunes says is both on the Pad and the iTunes library

still a bit lost here.

and yes the iPad is sysnched.

thanks

further ideas ?

much appreciated.

when I click the PDF in "library" it shows up on the computer opened w Preview
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Jun 6, 2014, 02:16 PM
 
Open ibooks on your ipad. At the top, there should be two boxes, books/PDF. Is your PDF in the pdf section?
     
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Jun 7, 2014, 01:03 PM
 
For serious PDFing on the iPad, Dropbox and Goodreader FTW.

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Jun 8, 2014, 11:30 AM
 
Indeed options abound. Another, is Adobe Reader. I have found Adobe Reader to work as advertised; and it supports "Camera to PDF" (though I have yet to use that feature).
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Jun 10, 2014, 09:38 AM
 
Dropbox has a built-in PDF reader as well.
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Jun 10, 2014, 11:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by cgc View Post
Dropbox has a built-in PDF reader as well.
Are you sure it's not only relying on the iOS built-in PDF reader ability ?

-t
     
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Jun 10, 2014, 06:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Are you sure it's not only relying on the iOS built-in PDF reader ability ?

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I don't know...works good for me.
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Jun 10, 2014, 07:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by cgc View Post
I don't know...works good for me.
I works, but the iOS internal PDF engine is easily thrown off.
If there is just a slight corruption in the PDF file (even a single bit), iOS stops rendring the PDFs.

GoodReader is very good at rendering even damaged, corrupted and non-compliant PDFs.

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