What type of file are the ebooks in?

macswitcha2

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The reason I ask is because I want to know if any .pdf file is treated as a ebook? For instance, say I was using an iPad and I opened up an email attachment or went into my e-learning account at school and downloaded a syllabus or a pdf file, would I be able to upoad it to ibook?
 

Cander

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The reason I ask is because I want to know if any .pdf file is treated as a ebook? For instance, say I was using an iPad and I opened up an email attachment or went into my e-learning account at school and downloaded a syllabus or a pdf file, would I be able to upoad it to ibook?
iBook uses the ePub format. The PDF would have to be converted or opened with a PDF reader like GoodReader.
 

macswitcha2

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iBook uses the ePub format. The PDF would have to be converted or opened with a PDF reader like GoodReader.

So if I have good reader on iPad, it will automatically open the pdf file and store it in the iBooks shelves? I am wondering if pdf files that I get from school via e-learning can be organized using ibooks, as in them showing up stored in the library.
 

SilentPanda

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The only format that iBooks can read is epub. If you can get a program on your desktop machine to convert PDF to epub, you can then drag the epub file into iTunes and it will sync into iBooks.
 

macswitcha2

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BTW, I don't own an iPad, trying to see how I can use it and it it is a really a good alternative to carrying around a macbook.

The only format that iBooks can read is epub. If you can get a program on your desktop machine to convert PDF to epub, you can then drag the epub file into iTunes and it will sync into iBooks.

Ok...so basically find converting app and do what you said. I will do some searching...thanks.

For everyone's information...I found this http://www.simplehelp.net/2010/04/05/how-to-convert-pdf-files-to-epub-files-to-read-on-your-ipad-with-ibooks/


I think for me this will be a buying point.