Now I understand - OK, the latest update to GoodReader will allow you to display two PDF pages side-by-side in landscape mode. I have it on my iPad and I've just checked it out with the link you gave, downloaded the PDF and opened it in GoodReader. There's a new option for double-page display at the bottom - you get a warning about the impact on RAM usage (you'd be fine with an iPad2 - but even my 'old' iPad1 worked fine) and then you're good-to-go.
Ok, thanks. It took a while to download.
This PDF isn't really being viewed side by side. It is just that the PDF is laid out so that two magazine pages are printed on a single landscape page. When you turn the iPad in portrait mode you still see the pages side by side.
Think of it as having taken a magazine, laid it flat, and then scanned both sides onto a single landscape oriented page. That's probably pretty close to what they did.
At any rate, it means that iBooks does not have a magical ability to view some PDF files with two pages side by side and not others. It is only showing you a single page at a time, as far as the app is concerned.
That does not mean that the app you want does not exist. Given the huge number of PDF reader apps in the store, it's almost guaranteed to exist. I just can't find one, at least not one with good reviews. I found Easy PDF, which allows a 2 page view in landscape, but the reviews are discouraging.
Unless someone else comes along that knows of a good app, I'm afraid you'll have to brave the App Store and do a lot of research. If you do find an app that does the job, and that you like, please let us know. It may help the next person with this requirement.
I'll keep an eye out for one. If I stumble across something that looks good, I'll come back and let you know.
Thanks for the help everyone.
Tim, cheers, I'll try out GoodReader and let you know how I go!
I should have known. Thanks Tim.
Originally Posted by Tim SPRACKLEN
Also you might try downloading Calibre (free program), open the PDF file and see if you can resave it with the page layout style you are looking for.