PDF support in iBooks

Discussion in 'iPad' started by skate71290, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. skate71290 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    Is it me or was there supposed to be PDF support for the iBooks application for the iPad
  2. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    Glad to see I'm not the only one that had trouble finding it. I had thought the PDFs would show up on the same bookshelf as the iBooks. Instead, there is a small button at the top of the bookshelf to toggle between books and pdfs. It took me a while to find it . . .
  3. SA22C macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2010
    Top Gear Test Track.
    Yeah, it's not great. I was hoping that landscape view in iBooks would show two pages of the document, like an epub, but oh well. :rolleyes:
  4. Reddkryten macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    Maybe I'm easily impressed by a gimmick but I'm really disappointed that PDF files don't have that page turning animation. It made me feel like I was reading an real book.

    There is a way around it though. Download Calibre and use it to convert your PDF to ePub. Ta-dah!

    Calibre works 90% of the time, it does struggle with a few files, for example screenplays, it cannot figure out the formatting on them so I had to leave all of them as PDFs. But for everything else it is great.

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