PDF support in iBooks

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

  1. skate71290 macrumors 6502a

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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