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rvssts Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 3, 2010 5:13 PM
I put some PDF files in the pages app in itunes and synced the IPAD
I am unable to import them into Pages.
What am I doing wrong?
or can this be done?
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • wygit Calculating status...
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    Apr 3, 2010 5:20 PM (in response to rvssts)
    Try DropBox... I use that for getting PDFs to my iPhone...

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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,855 points)
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    Apr 3, 2010 5:27 PM (in response to rvssts)
    I am unable to import them into Pages.


    Pages doesn't import pdf, read the docs:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4065

    You can send pdf as email attachment.
    iMac Intel/2C2D, eMac G4/700, Mac OS X (10.6), 10.5, 10.4, 10.3, 9.2
  • Karl Seibert Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Apr 3, 2010 8:54 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
    What does this say? This is a direct quote from the referenced document.

    "How do I bring documents into Pages?

    There are three ways to import your Pages for Mac and Microsoft Word documents into Pages for iPad:

    As an email attachment. Preview the document and then tap the “Open in...” button to open it in Pages.
    Download from the web (including iWork.com public beta). Preview the document and tap “Open in...” to open Pages.
    Transfer from a Mac or PC using File Sharing in iTunes. The Import button in the My Documents view accesses the files transferred to iPad."

    It looks like there should be a file sharing folder in iTunes however I can't find it anywhere? Do I need to have an app? it looks like it should be a built in function.
    MacBook & Mac Pro & iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,855 points)
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    Apr 3, 2010 9:21 PM (in response to Karl Seibert)
    What does this say? This is a direct quote from the referenced document.


    It certainly doesn't apply to pdf, which is the topic of this thread.

    It looks like there should be a file sharing folder in iTunes however I can't find it anywhere?


    You just did not look far enough. When in Apps in iTunes with the iPad attached, go to the bottom of the window where it says File Sharing. Click on the App, click on the Add button.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4094
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  • Karl Seibert Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Apr 4, 2010 6:38 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
    Thanks

    That link plus reding the earlier link a little more carefully and I understand my problem.

    I have not purchased Pages yet and the file sharing is App specific, each app has it's own file system.

    I am still on a quest for a method to read PDFs offline and I thought that Pages or Keynote might have this functionality, however it appears that they only export PDFs but do not read them.

    Thanks again for the support.
    MacBook & Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • dwb Level 6 Level 6 (19,710 points)
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    Apr 4, 2010 6:43 AM (in response to Karl Seibert)
    You have several options. Email them to yourself and you can read the PDF in the attachment. Ok fir every once in a while. Several applications exist that can use WiFi to transfer the PDF files and/or download them from sites such as MobileMe or DropBox. I choose GoodReader and I'm quite happy at the moment.
    20 + 24 iMac • 13" + 15" MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.3), WinXP • Linux • iPhone 3GS • Touch • iPad
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,855 points)
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    Apr 4, 2010 7:02 AM (in response to Karl Seibert)
    Posted by me in error.
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  • dwb Level 6 Level 6 (19,710 points)
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    Apr 4, 2010 2:56 PM (in response to rvssts)
    Glad I could help.
    20 + 24 iMac • 13" + 15" MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.3), WinXP • Linux • iPhone 3GS • Touch • iPad
  • Jojo747 Calculating status...
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    Apr 5, 2010 5:15 AM (in response to rvssts)
    When I try to get a PDF document from my email, it tells me that the file is too large to open. Does anybody know a way to get around this or another option for getting the PDF on my iPad?
  • MyPad Calculating status...
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    May 5, 2010 8:13 PM (in response to Jojo747)
    Try GoodReader, one of a iPad apps that handlesblargebpdf files well.

    Also, GoodReader allows users to transfer PDFs (& some other file types) over wifi networks so you can get off the little white cord
    iPad 16g WiFi, iPhone OS 3.1.3

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