Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to KirkVoclain)
I had exactly the same problem, in frustration I just held my finger against the screen and suddenly up popped a box with icons for message, mail, open in iBooks, etc. I clicked on open in iBooks and it seems to have worked!
Tried with a few more pdf attachments and it seems to work, but you need to press the 'preview' for a several seconds before the action box appears.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2013 5:53 AM (in response to IMoirGTDM)
Some additional information...
This is happening on one iPad yet opening PDFs via mail on my other iPad works fine, so it's not a problem with the PDF.
I'm using an Exchange server to get my mails and I've tried using webmail but unfortunately attachments are blocked so I can't try that option.
Any help would be appreciated!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2013 7:05 AM (in response to IMoirGTDM)
NO....nothing is fixing this for me.
I have tried making a PDF with Adobe PS, MS Word Windows, MS Word Mac, ALL VERSIONS....all just text, all just images...all kinds of different ways and sizes.....and NOTHING WORKS.
I thought for sure the last update would fix this problem...but NOPE....exactly the same thing.
And for the poster who said they just held their finger on the PDF....I tried that for 15 minutes....NOTHING.....
So...the work around for me.....which is MEGA FRUSTRATING to have to do.....is when the email comes in.....on my Mac Pro......I save the PDF attachment to my dropbox....then on my iPAD.....I open the attachment within dropbox and then save it into iBooks.
That way I still get to use the PDF....it's just extra steps.
I wish Apple would get this fixed??????????
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2013 3:27 PM (in response to KirkVoclain)
I had the same trouble after I updated to iOS7 - I used to be able to save pdfs from my email to my iBooks library. Then, like you, I now only have "open," "add to reading list", "copy" on the press and hold option - and "open in safari?" once the pdf is open.
I then realized I had also switched to the Gmail app and was not using the email app that apple provides.
I fired up the old Mail app and it worked just as in the past (except the save and send options pop up using a new icon that looks like a box with an up arrow - it's in the upper right corner).
Hope you have the same luck.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2013 9:52 PM (in response to KirkVoclain)
Betsyfrommadison on 1 Nov 13 had a clue that worked for me. I had all the same problems as Kirk. But on opening/viewing the pdf on the iphone 4s with ios7 that square icon with the arrow in the top RHS didnt seem to do anything on tapping. I held that for a few seconds then the old options, including open in ibooks, came up and all worked, it was saved in ibooks just like the old days. Now the options come up on that icon with a simple tap.
First time I've used these forums - hope I havent stuffed up any protocols.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2013 5:19 PM (in response to KirkVoclain)
I am having the same issue on both my iPhone and iPad. I also have docs to go installed. I used to be able to save PDF files to iBooks or excel and word files to docs to go. Since the io7 upgrade, I do not have the option. When I hit the button, it only gives me a print option. Any ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2013 7:20 PM (in response to KirkVoclain)
Hey Kirk, I too am totally frustrated. Then saw tbj3's suggestion above and it WORKED! Hold your finger on the pdf attachment in mail (rather than tap) and the menu window pops up with more than just the copy option...good luck
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2013 9:50 AM (in response to biederb)
I have tried all of the suggestions....NOTHING works....I have held my finger on it for 15 mintues....NOTHING....I have tapped...I have tried every suggestion.
I have installed Adobe PDF reader app...I can't even get it to open in there.
So....I have narrowed the problem to being a MAIL problem. I am using the standard default MAIL that comes with the iPAD.....how do I FORCE it to update and re-install JUST THAT????
I KNOW...you can't do that.....
So....the problem continues.....seems to me with so many people having this problem APPLE would do something????
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2013 10:00 AM (in response to KirkVoclain)
OK....something just changed??? I think APPLE must have addressed this??? I just updated to 7.04 and IBOOKS looks different.
I also (from another discussion) deleted a PDF app that I did not use. This was an older (free) app for doing HIGHLIGHTS to pdfs...in the other discussion they said to delete old apps....as soon as I deleted this old app.....it started working again.
So...I do not know if it's the deleting...or the update that fixed this from me....but it is now working.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2013 11:33 AM (in response to KirkVoclain)
Yay! Finally. I don't know, but I updated just before I got it to work also, so maybe it was the update, though when I went to show someone how it was working it didn't work the first time I held my finger on it. But when I let go and tried again it worked. Anyway, whatever did it, I am relieved. I just wish I could still drag things from itunes on my mackbook into my attached ipad. But, oh well.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2013 9:02 AM (in response to KirkVoclain)
I just tried it with mine and it still gives the option to open in iBooks. BUT I also went back to the older version of iBooks because I couldn't stand the new one with the cheap 'flat' look.
I wonder if that is the issue?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2014 6:22 PM (in response to KirkVoclain)
Like others I have tried every variation I can think of. Finally, I decided to try with Mail Pilot instead of Gmail. even tried gmail from the browser. Using Mail Pilot, I got more options to open in that I could ever use including iBooks. So much for Gmail.
Thanks Mail Pilot
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2014 12:50 PM (in response to KirkVoclain)
Okay - Here was my problem. I have always just emailed myself a PDF, gone to my iPad, used the Open In iBooks option and everything has worked perfectly. My husband just got a new iPad Air yesterday and I was going to show him how that worked - only it didn't. Here's what did finally work for me. I emailed it to him in gmail, went to the lower right corner and chose the option to open in Chrome though Safari, etc would have worked as well. This opened the PDF in the browser on the iPad. THEN and only then, I had the option in the lower right corner, (watch for it - it comes and goes) of opening the PDF in iBooks. This is very convoluted from the way it has always worked and I have had 4 previous iPads but as long as it works, I'm a happy camper.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2014 9:49 AM (in response to KirkVoclain)
I know that this is a little late, but I was having the same issue. The issue may be resolved by now, but thought I'd chime in with my 2 cents.
I resolved the issue by opening the pdf (it was a scanned image) in Mail on my iPad and then just press(touch) and hold one finger on the opened document in Mail, and the option came up to "open in...". iBooks was included in the option.
Hope this helps and is relevant.