Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by anmldr, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. anmldr macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2008
    I am so confused about the iBooks app. Images that I have seen show a button to choose between books and PDF's. The version on my iPad does not have these buttons.

    So, how do I get my iBooks to allow for reading PDF's?

  2. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2008
    Frisco, TX
    The button will show up once you have PDFs to view.

    Have you added them to itunes first? If not, go drag your PDFs to iTunes just like you do music or movies (or use the Add To Library button in the menu).

    Then sync your ipad. (Make sure when it's connected, you go to the books tab and have it set to sync all books, including those new PDFs (or choose which ones you want sync'd)).

    Then you'll be able to see them on your iPad.
  3. tico24 macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2007
    Eastleigh, UK
    Have you installed iBooks 1.1 from the app store?
  4. testcard macrumors 68030


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    You can also export PDFs from GoodReader and Dropbox into iBooks.
  5. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    You can also open them in iBooks from dropbox, or Safari... Probably mail too.
  6. anmldr thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2008
    Looks interesting. I have GoodReader. It is a great app. Thanks. That was a big help.

    Also from the post above about the button appearing when a PDF was loaded, that too helped.

    Thanks very much.

    P.S. Earlier this week, I called Apple technical support and they said that PDFs could not be opened in iBooks until the a new upgrade was released. Guess the tech that I talked to didn't know about their own popular app.
  7. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    Uh, no he was right. You evidently updated iBooks already.

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