Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > iPad Apps

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 7, 2010, 05:06 AM   #1
macrumors member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Send a message via MSN to bmullemeister Send a message via Skype™ to bmullemeister
Smile Solution for iBooks...PDF files

I procured a number of books from various sources which were PDF files
Although iPad will read these you cannot change the font.

Solution..the free program Calibre and you can convert these to EPUB.
When you put this via iTunes on the iPad the will appear in iBooks under the Books tab and will allow all the things you can do with books you got from the Apple Store.
This means you can have virtually unlimited titles

Perhaps you knew all about it, but when I looked for a solution I was unable to find in anywhere on the net
bmullemeister is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2010, 02:38 PM   #2
macrumors newbie
Join Date: Aug 2010
I agree with you. I use Calibre a lot. Works flawlessly. I use it to convert the books I write in Open Office into epub format for my iPad. They go right into my iBook bookshelf. Fantastic program
Active is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2010, 02:59 PM   #3
macrumors 6502a
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: London, UK
I agree too. Calibre is great. It even has an iTunes driver so you can install a book directly from Calibre onto your iPad or iPhone. I used it to convert a load of old books to epub.

- Julian
JulianL is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2010, 04:14 PM   #4
macrumors 65816
wackymacky's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: sent to 17.019528,-25.06721 for the next 6 weeks for my sins
As a whole works well, though I have had a couple of books it hasn't been able to convert automatically.
wackymacky is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > iPad Apps

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iBooks PDF titles not syncing! ryanstewart iOS 5 and earlier 3 Jan 9, 2012 03:45 PM
Searching: App for doc/pdf filing (into different directories) flameproof iPad Apps 1 Oct 27, 2011 02:57 AM
Free books for iBooks horace528 iPhone and iPod touch Apps 0 Jul 13, 2011 08:56 AM
iBooks and PDF files - Clarification needed doge1555 iPad Apps 12 Jun 28, 2010 12:04 PM
Best way for multiple pdf files to download on website diamond3 Web Design and Development 3 May 19, 2010 10:24 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:58 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013,, LLC