Manually manage books?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by RollTide1017, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to manually manage books and just drag and drop them onto my iPad in iTunes?

    I've always manually managed my media on all my iPods and iPhones. When I click the "sync books" box on my iPad it says it will erase all my music and videos. I did it once and it then forces me to auto sync my media and will no longer let me manually manage my stuff. So, I unchecked the sync books box and spent an hour getting my movies and music back on the iPad but still can't find a way to manually manage books.

    Why would they force you to use auto sync for everything just to be able to sync books? This doesn't make sense to me. Is it a bug or just how it is going to be?
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    You can drag-and-drop books, pdfs, movies and music.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay, I must be missing something then. Currently, on the info tab for the iPad in iTunes, I have "Manually manage music and videos" checked. With that checked, whenever I try and drag a book to the iPad I get the circle with a line through it and it will not copy.

    Is there something else I need to do or a setting I'm missing somewhere?
     
  4. macrumors 68030

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    I'm assuming they're epub files with no DRM? Are you dragging them to the left-hand side of the iTunes window under the "Devices"? It should drop them in the appropriate spot if you do that.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    That must have been it or I was trying to drag a book off of the iPad (which I know doesn't work). Anyway, I was able to drag some PDF manuals of my home theater equipment onto the iPad. Thanks for the help.
     

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