10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2013 10:53 AM by Alec Page
eamonn321 Level 1 (0 points)

Can anybody help?


iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi
  • Skydiver119 Level 7 (25,992 points)

    Are they PDF's you downloaded from Kindle? or PDF's that you use Kindle to read?

     

    I don't have Kindle, but it's my understanding that once you purchase/acquire a file from them you can download it on any device that you have the Kindle app on.

     

    If it's the latter, non-Kindle PDF's that you use Kindle to read then I'd presume that you have copies of the files on your computer (or you use the data transfer part of the Kindle app to get them back onto your computer)  then read the manual for your Kindle and see how it handles files you don't download from the Kindle site.

  • Demo Level 10 (88,856 points)

    I think this will work. I dont have the Kindle but I have read just a little bit about how they work

     

    The Kindle app uses file sharing so you can transfer the files to the computer via iTunes with file sharing.

    iOS: About File Sharing

     

    Then drag the pdf file from the file sharing window (or use the save to button) onto your desktop. Eject your iPad.

     

    Connect the Kindle to you a USB port on the computer and it should appear on the desktop on a Mac - or in Windows - I think it would be "My Computer" - drag the files onto the Kindle.

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 (30,667 points)

    Assuming your iPad is registered with the Amazon bookstore, once you make a purchase you can download directly in the Kindle app. No need to transfer files.

  • eamonn321 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Skydiver and James.  These are not PDFs purchased from anywhere - they are from a website.  I have saved them in iBooks and in the Kindle app.

     

    Demo - thanks.  Seems a bit long winded but perhaps that's the only way.

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 (30,667 points)

    eamonn321 wrote:

     

    Thanks Skydiver and James.  These are not PDFs purchased from anywhere - they are from a website.  I have saved them in iBooks and in the Kindle app.

     

    Demo - thanks.  Seems a bit long winded but perhaps that's the only way.

    In that case, with anything in the Kindle app, you may be out of luck. It does a VERY poor job of managing non Kindle files.

  • eamonn321 Level 1 (0 points)

    I might just email the docs from iBooks to my Kindle account.  By the way, does anyone know why older PDFs disappear from the shelves of my iBooks library?

  • Demo Level 10 (88,856 points)

    eamonn321 wrote:

     

    Demo - thanks.  Seems a bit long winded but perhaps that's the only way.

    Sometimes I can't see the forest for the trees. After I read James post I had a Duh! Moment. I thought that his solution would be the way to go.

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 (30,667 points)

    eamonn321 wrote:

     

    I might just email the docs from iBooks to my Kindle account.  By the way, does anyone know why older PDFs disappear from the shelves of my iBooks library?

    There have been several reports of PDF issues and iBooks following an update to iOS 5.1.1. I'm not certain what the root cause is, or how widespread the issues actually are, since I haven't experienced it myself. But I don't manage very many PDFs with iBooks; I typically use GoodReader or another app for that. You might do a search on the forum and have a read on some of those threads (althought I'm not sure how useful they will be).

     

    Post back on how the solution of mailing them to the Kindle account works. I'm like to know for future reference. Haven't used that function myself.

  • Demo Level 10 (88,856 points)

    I have had no issues with iBooks after the update either, but I only use iBooks to store PDFs for short term viewing anyway. I still use iTunes on my Mac and if I need the PDF for future reference, I drag it from the books library after syncing my iPad - like I talked about above.

     

    But I have not had a PDF disappear yet.

  • Alec Page Level 1 (0 points)

    This worked. Thanks Demo!