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dawnrber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 28, 2012 6:48 AM

how to upload pdf to ipad

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,845 points)
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    Jan 28, 2012 7:04 AM (in response to dawnrber)

    You can email it to yourself, you can use DropBox if you use that service - there is a free DropBox app available in the App Store, You can use iOS file sharing or you can drag the pdf into the books library in iTunes and then sync - but you have to have an app that will save pdf files on the iPad.

     

    iBooks and Adobe Reader are both free apps that will let you open, save and read pdf files. That is all that you can do with those two apps but if just want tp save them and be able to read them, the will work fine. Adobe Reader support file sharing.

     

    iOS: About File Sharing

  • Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (58,890 points)
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    Jan 28, 2012 7:07 AM (in response to dawnrber)

    You can use the free Adobe Reader with File Sharing in iTune to copy all your PDF files from computer.

  • Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (58,890 points)
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    Jan 28, 2012 7:14 AM (in response to dawnrber)

    You can also upload your PDF files to Box.com so that you can access them from your iPad or computer.

  • Chadc007007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to dawnrber)

    I am a real estate broker who wants to save PDFs and then use them in Keynote presentations.  Is that possible?

  • Chadc007007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 12:15 PM (in response to Chadc007007)

    So... I would go to ou MLS site, run a certain property report, save it as a PDF and then insert it into a pre-created Keynote listing presentation at the right time.  Wow.... That's pretty specific.  Anyone?

  • pjl123 Level 5 Level 5 (5,450 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 1:01 PM (in response to dawnrber)

    Yes, you can do all that.  You may find some better ways, though.  Depends on what you are trying to present to who.

     

    My starting advice would be to dry run it a couple of times before you really need it.  Building the keynote on the pad is doable, but it may be better on on a computer, then piped to the pad for display. 

  • Zogh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 22, 2012 7:03 AM (in response to Demo)

    All these "you could use...." options are nice, but you did not answer the question of how do you get the pdf files to your ipad!

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,525 points)
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    Jun 22, 2012 7:08 AM (in response to Zogh)

    It depends upon what the app that you have on your iPad supports - iBooks uses syncing via the device's Books tab (in a similar way that the other tabs work for syncing music, films etc from your computer's iTunes), other apps might use the file sharing section at the bottom of the device's Apps tab when connected to your computer's iTunes, via wifi, email, dropbox etc (or the app might support more than method).

  • iCrizzo Level 3 Level 3 (840 points)
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    Jun 22, 2012 7:13 AM (in response to dawnrber)

    You can connect your iPad to your computer > open iTunes > Select your iPad in the left panel of iTunes > select Apps from the top menu in iTunes > scroll down to File Sharing > select your app > drag and drop your files in the Documents area

  • Zogh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 22, 2012 8:26 AM (in response to iCrizzo)

    we are NOT talking about installing apps.  We are wanting to load pdf files onto a ipad.  Simple as that!

     

    We do not need a mention of an app, then go off on a tangent of other apps, and then comparison,  WE JUST WANT SOMEONE TO MENTION AN APP, HOW TO USE THE APP, AND MAYNE WHERE TO FIND IT! 

     

    And THEN you can rample off on the other options.  Why is it so fracking hard to get one answer, one solution, without people trying to get into a geek version of my knowledge is better than yours, and going off on paths not remotely associated to the O.P.'s question?

     

    SO, here it is:  How do I get a .PDF file onto my IPAD using ummmmm  IBOOKS?  

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,525 points)
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    Jun 22, 2012 8:38 AM (in response to Zogh)

    Unless the actual app is specified then it is difficult to give the actual answer - as I said in my previous reply different apps can use different methods.

     

    In terms of iBooks :

    1, add the PDF to your computer's iTunes via File > Add To Library

    2, connect your iPad to computer and select it on the left-hand side of your computer's iTunes

    3, use the Books tab on the right-hand side to select that PDF and sync it to the iPad

     

    That method will only work for iBooks. Other apps usually use file sharing and/or transfer via your wifi network - you will need to see what the actual app supports.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Jun 22, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to Zogh)

    Zogh wrote:

     

    we are NOT talking about installing apps.  We are wanting to load pdf files onto a ipad.  Simple as that!

     

    As Demo said in the first response of this thread, you can eamil

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    Jun 22, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to Zogh)

    Zogh wrote:

     

    we are NOT talking about installing apps.  We are wanting to load pdf files onto a ipad.  Simple as that!

     

    We do not need a mention of an app, then go off on a tangent of other apps, and then comparison,  WE JUST WANT SOMEONE TO MENTION AN APP, HOW TO USE THE APP, AND MAYNE WHERE TO FIND IT! 

     

    And THEN you can rample off on the other options.  Why is it so fracking hard to get one answer, one solution, without people trying to get into a geek version of my knowledge is better than yours, and going off on paths not remotely associated to the O.P.'s question?

     

    SO, here it is:  How do I get a .PDF file onto my IPAD using ummmmm  IBOOKS?  

    1. Save the ******* attitude. Its unnecessary.
    2. You have to use an app to do ANYTHING on an iOS device, so yes, it is necessary to mention apps.
    3. The app you would use depends on what you have on the iPad and the cloud services you may or may not have. There are literally dozens that would work.
    4. iCrizzo mentioned "Apps" only interme of the menu options in iTunes. Take your head out of your *** and read.
  • Zogh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 22, 2012 5:26 PM (in response to James Ward4)

    James, for a supposedly intelegent person, you have no clue.

     

    As for the "******* attitude........  when a simple, unknowledgable person asks a simple question, they do not require a list of options by name, [without followup of how to utilize said options], they just want an answer that they can understand easily and without furthering their confusion.

     

    ONE option

    ONE answer
    ONE clear consice, simple to follow way of going from point A to point B

     

    They do not need to be impressed by your wealth of knowledge, usefull or useless.  They just do not care

     

    SO... your four points:

    1:  the *attitude* was necessary as nobody was answering the basic question, just giving incomplete options with no instruct on how to use these options.  It was worse than when my tech team tries to out think each other.

    2:  yes apps are the operators of the Ipad world, just like unix is the base language of most computers.  But mentioning an app while not mentioning how it is relevent to the question, or talking about totally irrelevent apps is not what has been requested.

    3:  see #2 if, at all, it has pertantant ties to the question, as much of the apps available do not apply to this situation

    4:  If any of my techs jumped the shark & responded to ANY of our clients like you have, they would not have a job within five minutes of it being reported.

     

    People like you with the holier than thou attitude are what give Apple users the bad rep of being snotty stuckup & egotistical.  It does not help the industry, the consumers, nor the image of being user friendly that Apple has stood for since the Lisa.

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