Syncing PDF's with iBooks?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by definitive, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    I read on Apple's site that it's possible to sync PDF files with iBooks. Decided to make several PDF files using InDesign, but after hitting sync, nothing happens. The bookshelves seem empty...
  2. jhanlon macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2008

    You need to add the files to iTunes (drag 'n drop or Add File) and then sync
  3. atari1356 macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    Try syncing a couple of times... if it doesn't work, try disconnecting the iPad from the computer, then reconnect it.

    For some reason it took a couple of tries on mine before it worked.

    Once it does, you'll have a new "PDF" button in the iBooks navigation bar.
  4. mrjayd macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    How exactly do you add them to iTunes?
  5. atari1356 macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    Just drag the PDF file onto the iTunes icon. (or, onto the iTunes window)

    In the left sidebar of the iTunes window, you can then go to: Library > Books
  6. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    You can add them with Add to Library in the File menu, too.
  7. MacKeeperFanMod macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2010
    If you want to quickly add a document or a web page to your 'Books' collection in iTunes, all you need to do is to create an alias of iTunes and drag it to ~/Library/PDF Services. Now, when you're browsing the web or viewing documents and you decide that you want to read them later on a portable Apple device just hit Print, click the PDF button on the bottom left corner of the window and choose iTunes. iTunes will launch and receive the PDF. Next, sync your device and you're ready to go.
  8. ignign0kt macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2010
    And if you want, I'm pretty sure you can just email a PDF to yourself, and then it will give you the option of opening it in iBooks l, while saving it to its library
  9. AndyCodez macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2009
    In my next iFlashCardPro app update, you can take pdfs that you have in google docs import them into the app and put them into iBooks :) If apple would ever get to review the update, submitted sunday and still waiting for review :sigh:

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