Converting magazines (pdf) to epub and viewing in ibooks

Discussion in 'iPad' started by henrikrox, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. henrikrox macrumors 65816

    henrikrox

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    So i have a bunch of football magazines, and other stuff, all purchashed digitaly, problem is, its all pdf. And i dont want to use goodreader etc, so i thought about calibre and converting the pdf to epub and adding that to ipad.

    Problem is, my ipad comes on thursday, so i cant try this now. I have converted the pdf, but cant view it inside ibooks.

    So is there anyone willing to try this.

    I have a feeling all the pictures etc, will look awfull inside ibooks, but im willing to try.

    http://lifehacker.com/5509965/how-c...m_campaign=Feed:+lifehacker/full+(Lifehacker)

    theres the howto
     
  2. Vatche macrumors member

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    I have already done this method and let me tell you it works like a charm. All my magazines show up on my bookshelf and open up no problem. Just converted the pdf's to epub through calibre en dragged the epub file straight to iTunes and synched and it's done. So happy because I to have a ton of magazines in PDF that I want to put into my iPad. Hope this help. :)
     
  3. alexmarchuk macrumors 6502a

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    I would go against it just because it still shows up in a "book page" I use Good Reader to view my magazine PDF's.
     
  4. henrikrox thread starter macrumors 65816

    henrikrox

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    @vatche

    do u have any problems with white pages, i read some people had a 105 pages pdf, and that turned into 130 pages in ibooks with many blank pages etc.
     
  5. yaroldb macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that's what happened to me too. It puts a ton of blank pages in and you can not zoom in on text, so reading it is not the best thing in the word. I've been using Goodreader and you can zoom in. I am still waiting for more mags to be released. Zino is excellent but they do not have an iPad app just yet. Also, Calibre downgrades the qualify of the images. I have a lot of photoshop books on PDF and was not happy with the results. Goodreader was the way to go until something better comes along.
     
  6. henrikrox thread starter macrumors 65816

    henrikrox

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    zinio does have a ipad app, its just laggy, and not that great.

    anyways, i converted all my pdf magazines, if ibooks look like ****, ill just use good reader
     

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