Print to PDF iPad?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by WillO95, May 10, 2016.

  1. WillO95 macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2014
    Hello, could someone give me a simple answer or point me in the correct direction.

    I want to create PDFs on my iPad, like you would on a Mac, just print the document to PDF. Is this possible?

    I have some apps which support AirPrint, so ideally some form of app that allows me to create a 'virtual' printer to create the PDFs... I found some old article about an app, but it doesn't exist over here in Belgium.

    So! Can anyone help me?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    It's very easy to do with iOS 9. You don't have to 'Print' to pdf.
    All you've got to do is access the share menu, and use the option 'Save PDF to iBooks'
    You're all set :)
  3. WillO95 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2014
    BRILLIANT! Although this 99% solves my problem...I'm slightly stuffed with the 1% of my one app which only allows printing (MusicNotes), no sharing. Is there a way to work around this?

  4. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    Does it allow third party printing apps? In which case Printer by Readdle has a PDF option..
  5. WillO95 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2014
    The only option that opens is the direct AirPrint menu. So I have to virtually create a printer....

    Only reason I am being so difficult is I have to live for 2 months with only my iPad Pro (selling MacBook and waiting for the new MacMinis if they come, would be a shame to buy now and get a kick in the ass from Apple in a months time)
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  6. Ash Pole macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2015
    I use PDF Converter by Readdle. It allows you make PDF's from most any file on your iPad including.....web pages, screen shots, word documents, Excel, Power Point, emails, notes, reminders etc.
    Sorry if this sounds spammy, but PDF Converter has been a real life saver for me on more than one occasion.
  7. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    Call the vendor's support number and ask them to add sharing. It's a trivial app update...
  8. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
  9. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    Ibooks is a dead-end when it comes to sharing stuff, I generally discourage putting anything inside because it later becomes very difficult to get anything out.

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