Adding PDFs to your ipad

As most iPad users know, Apple iPad can display PDFs from your personal collection.
New users of the iPad wonder if there is an easy way to transfer PDFs to the iPad. Thankfully, it takes only a few easy steps to move a PDF file from your PC or Mac to your iPad. There are many other ways to do this (e.g. WebDAV), but here is the easy and probably the quickest way to do this-

Step 1- Install the iBooks app on your iPad. This is a free app that you can download through iTunes or the App Store.

Step 2- Open iTunes on your computer.
iTunes acts as the conduit between your computer to your iPad and back again.

Step 3- In the iTunes library on your computer, click on Books.
Note: If you can’t find this listed in the Library (the first option in the menu bar on the left), you should edit your Preferences in the main iTunes menu to make sure Books are selected.

Step 4. Make sure you can see your PDFs via a file browser (such as Finder on Mac or Explorer on Windows) or as an icon on the desktop. You need to ensure that you can see both the file on your computer and iTunes at the same time.

Step 5. Drag and drop the PDF into your iTunes Book library on the computer. The file will then appear in your iTunes Library.

Step 6. Attach your iPad into your computer using the USB cable and then select it in the Devices menu on iTunes.
The iPad’s Summary tab will appear.

Step 7. Click on the Books tab within iTunes (in the bar across the top of the main frame).
You’ll see options for syncing and organizing your books.

Step 8. Check the Sync Books checkbox, if it isn’t already enabled.
You can choose either to sync all books (meaning all seen in your iTunes Book Library will be uploaded to your iPad) or to sync selected books (meaning only the books that you check off below will be uploaded to your iPad).

Step 9. Click the Apply button.
The phone will automatically sync with iTunes.

Step 10. Disconnect the iPad from your computer and check that all your PDFs are now available in the iBooks app.


About Sanjay Prabhu

Pediatric radiologist working at one of the world's largest children's hospitals. I love gadgets, technology and anything with a chip in it!

Posted on May 7, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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