How to get large pdf file onto my iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Jamz00, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Jamz00 macrumors member

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    I have a service manual for my car I want to use in iBooks but I don't know how to get it onto my iPad. I tried emailing it to myself but the file is way too big. What else can I do? I guess I could try hosting it on mediafire or something.
     
  2. Jamz00 thread starter macrumors member

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    This doesn't seem to be working. Everytime I try to open the file in iBooks safari crashes. I only have an iPad 1 so maybe there's not enough RAM.
     
  3. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    have you tried an alternative app such as Goodreader?
     
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried Dropbox? It's a free cloud storage option. There's even a native iPad app for it. Here's a link to it that's also my referral link. We'll both get extra storage if you use it.

    http://db.tt/cdpZvzu

    How is Safari crashing when you're viewing it in iBooks?
     
  5. Shawnpk macrumors 6502

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    Drag the file into the books section of iTunes and then add it to your iPad.
     
  6. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    I completely forgot you could do that.
     

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  7. Shawnpk macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. I do to and when I get a new PDF that I want to add to my iPad, I spend about 10 minutes trying to figure it out again. But it is definitely the easiest way to do it as of now.
     
  8. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Or skip that step entirely and drag the .pdf file directly onto the iPad icon on the left side of the iTunes window.
     

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