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    How to convert PDF to ePub for iPad iBooks

    iPad was released a few days ago, as the biggest competitor for the kindle. iPad embeds a book reader named iBook, iBooks uses an ebook format called ePub. If you have many PDF files or some other format ebooks you want to put on iPad, there is a free converter called calibre can help. And this step by step tutorial will guide you through the process of converting PDF files to ePub for iPad with calibre.

    If you want to watch video on iPad, here is a step by step guide regarding how to rip DVD and convert video to iPad.

    Step1. Download and install calibre. The interface is very slightly different in each version. These tutorial images are captured on Mac, but Windows users should have no problem at all following along.

    Step2. Find the PDF file you want to convert. In this tutorial, we used ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ as example.

    Step3. The first time you run calibre it will take you through a quick setup. The first thing you’ll want to do is specify your ‘ebooks’ folder. This is the location you’ll save your .ePub files.

    Step4. After you set the ebooks folder, click continue Then select Apple from the Manufacturers list, and iPhone/iTouch + Stanza from the Devices list.


    Step5. Click ‘continue’, then you will see the main calibre interface. Click the Add books button in the top-left corner of the window to import your PDF file into calibre.


    Step6. Now click the small ‘arrow’ next to the Edit Meta information and select Download metadata and cover files. Calibre will now download additional information about your PDF/ebook – if it can find it. If it’s an eBook (as a .pdf), you may need to manually enter the book title and author name if it isn’t present when you load it into calibre initially.


    Step7. After finish download the ebook meta information. Click the small arrow next to the Convert E-books button. From the list that will appear, select Convert individually. You will be prompted with a “summary” window prior to calibre making the final conversion. Click the OK button.

    Step8. After the conversion is finished, you can locate the folder on step3 where you save the ePub file. Then connect your iPad to your Mac or PC, and launch iTunes. From the iTunes menu select File -> Add to Library… to import the converted ePub file. The new .ePub file will now appear in the Books section of iTunes.


    Step9. Select your iPad in iTunes and select the Books tab. After confirming your new .ePub book is listed, click the Sync button. That’s all. Then you can lunch iBooks on iPad and find the eBooks.
    Last edited by maccolar; 06-18-2011 at 07:42 AM.
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    very good wizard - thanks for that
    Last edited by TheRambler; 10-28-2012 at 09:19 AM.
    Most likely written on my iPad

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    wow this is free cool tutorials thank for the info mate.. lovely

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    Thank a lot for share this useful information

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    But, speaking as someone who has done this for years, the formatting can get tricky. Some PDF's do well, others not son much. It really is much easier to use Goodreader and just read the PDF's.
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    my recommendation to you is that after checking the tech forum and my own experience tells PDF to iPad converter is better and more stable than any other converter, after all, your money will be paid off. You can get PDF to iPad converter from: http://www.dvdipadconverter.org/pdf_...-software.html
    Last edited by ipadfans; 07-05-2010 at 08:44 AM.

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    I agree with Bremen with that some PDF doesn't do well after converting.I still have PDF files that are hopeless for conversion. Members in this forum even tried to help me but still it can only be viewed only with the pc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j0yful View Post
    I agree with Bremen with that some PDF doesn't do well after converting.I still have PDF files that are hopeless for conversion. Members in this forum even tried to help me but still it can only be viewed only with the pc.
    Have you tried Goodreader?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by j0yful View Post
    I agree with Bremen with that some PDF doesn't do well after converting.I still have PDF files that are hopeless for conversion. Members in this forum even tried to help me but still it can only be viewed only with the pc.
    Have you tried Goodreader?
    Yep, even bought an app docs2go. It doesn't work . I posted a thread on this forum regarding the problem . I was using a different username at that time. I have to change as I can't access it anymore .entirely another problem that has yet to be resolve ,
    Fate is not by CHANCE but by CHOICE.

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    i thought new version of ibook can read pdf format?


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