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Discussion in 'iPad' started by skate71290, Aug 15, 2010.
Is it me or was there supposed to be PDF support for the iBooks application for the iPad
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 . . .
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.
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.