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unixnerd09 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 24, 2011 10:07 AM

Is there any way to attach documents (other than photos in the camera roll / photo library) to email I send?  I mean documents (pdfs, etc) that sit in 3rd party apps such as Good Reader, Air Sharing, etc.

 

I *do not* want to email the docs from inside the said 3rd party apps since most of the time I am attaching docs to replies.   I cannot reply from inside the 3rd party app.

 

Thanks in advance.

macbook pro 2007, Mac OS X (10.6.7), iPhone 3GS and 4, iOS4.3
  • Knowurapple Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 24, 2011 10:12 AM (in response to unixnerd09)

    use the app docs to go, in this app you can import any type of file (.doc,pdf,txt, ppt any file ) once you have imported go to the app from iphone and select the file and select option send as email .. there you go.

     

    Cheers.

  • dan181 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 12, 2011 4:46 PM (in response to unixnerd09)

    Download Ibooks for free from the app store.

    Once this is installed you can tap on the PDF to open in iBooks,

    The app auto takes you to iBook and opens the PDF.

    You then touch the PDF and a list of icons appear.

    Touch the email icon and then follow your nose..

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,555 points)
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    Nov 12, 2011 4:59 PM (in response to dan181)

    First, you are responding to a message posted 7 months ago. Second, the OP already explained why your solution won't work.

  • dan181 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 12, 2011 7:31 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    Hi Lawrence.

    I bought 6 iPads last week for my firm. We open a lot of,PDFs for what we do.

    We could not open PDF nor forward them on etc.

     

    When googling for answers for PDF to email this is the default post that appears in google.

    We found how to do add PDF to email and it is through iBooks.

     

    So two points for you to reflect on.

    1. You are wrong in your reply as we can do what we want with iBooks, until you try it, don't comment,

    2. If I choose to reply to a post that is 10 years old or 1 hour old, it is up to me, you have no right, or authority to comment on how I choose to reply.

    3. I would of expected you would understand etiquette.

    4. Have a good day.

    Regards

     

    Dan

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,555 points)
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    Nov 13, 2011 4:21 AM (in response to dan181)

    The OP wants to attach a PDF to a REPLY in the mail app. How do you do that with iBooks?

  • Anakowi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 7, 2012 11:51 PM (in response to unixnerd09)

    With a little lateral thinking...

    in Mail app do a reply to THEN copy the reply formatted text.

    NEXT go to iBooks and select your PDF and export in email but before you send, you can do the necessary edits and paste the Reply-to formatted text.

     

    Incidentally Lawrence I'm happy to have found this post now even months later as I usually use iPad and Goodreader, but I had need to use an iPhone to send an email with attachment that I have to transfer from my computer first - no web access and no tethering capability on the iPhone.

     

    So I will use the iBook method rather than pay for iPhone version of Goodreader.

    Personally I love GoodReader as you can attach multiple files and file formats. Well worth the time to explore how to use it's many useful features.

     

    I'm pretty sure someone else will be glad find these posts in the months to come.

  • Pallas A Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 1:31 PM (in response to dan181)

    Dan181,

    I agree with Anakowi - I also found your reply quite a bit after you posted it, but it was the info that I needed - thanks!

     

    Using iBooks was an interesting answer. Involved a bit of going back & forth with the body copy & email addresses, but I was able to reply to an email and attach a pdf, which is just what I needed to do.

     

    A bit cumbersome perhaps, but it worked.

  • Doug Lerner2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,030 points)
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    Mar 15, 2013 8:09 PM (in response to Pallas A)

    Cumbersome sounds like an understatement.

     

    It really is a deficiency. I was trying to do that the other day for somebody who needed a PDF from me. I wanted to be able to send it as an attachment in the reply.

     

    I think iPhones need a "media" area from which any file can as attachments can be selected, like in Android.

     

    doug

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 5:13 AM (in response to Doug Lerner2)

    Doug Lerner2 wrote:

     

    I think iPhones need a "media" area from which any file can as attachments can be selected, like in Android.

    Submit your feedback requesting this feature directly to Apple using the appropriate link on the Feedback page:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

  • Doug Lerner2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,030 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 5:27 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    I have done that already, several times. It's basically a black hole, but I submit there.

     

    doug

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 6:01 AM (in response to Doug Lerner2)

    Doug Lerner2 wrote:

     

    I have done that already, several times. It's basically a black hole, but I submit there.

    Lots of what amounts to campaigns of feedback have been submitted and changes have been made. Just because Apple doesn't implement a change you want hardly means they don't read them. All it means is that, for reasons they have not shared with you (and they say they won't), they have not implemented it.

     

    Personally, I suspect it's a security issue. The current sandboxing set up would make what you're suggesting difficult.

  • Doug Lerner2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,030 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 6:03 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    But you do admit it makes work flow cumbersome from an iOS device, right?

     

    doug

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 6:40 AM (in response to Doug Lerner2)

    Doug Lerner2 wrote:

     

    But you do admit it makes work flow cumbersome from an iOS device, right?

     

    doug

    It's not something that I have ever needed to do from an iOS device. I don't quite understand why sending a new email instead of a reply is a big deal, either. But, that's just me. Not for me to judge other people's workflows.

     

    Best of luck.

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