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    Editing PDF titles in iBooks

    Is there a way to edit titles of PDF documents in iBooks? Several documents I downloaded to iBooks are listed as "untitled" and I would like to add proper descriptors.

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    You need to edit the metadata in iTunes on your computer.

    Having done that, the changes will be reflected on your iPad next time you sync.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJS
    You need to edit the metadata in iTunes on your computer.

    Having done that, the changes will be reflected on your iPad next time you sync.
    Thanks! However, it sure would be more convenient to be able to edit within the app. Oh well, still pretty cool to be able to download PDF files for viewing on the iPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foothillfanatic View Post
    Thanks! However, it sure would be more convenient to be able to edit within the app. Oh well, still pretty cool to be able to download PDF files for viewing on the iPad.
    Well, visit the Apple App store and buy GoodReader (check HERE), a $5 purchase but a fabulous program - I download nearly all of my PDFs to this app - titles are easily changed - good luck in your choice!

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    Thanks, may give it a try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by giradman View Post
    Well, visit the Apple App store and buy GoodReader (check HERE), a $5 purchase but a fabulous program - I download nearly all of my PDFs to this app - titles are easily changed - good luck in your choice!
    I've had mixed success changing PDF titles with Goodreader. Sometimes the new/changed title shows up in iBooks, and sometimes it doesn't. I haven't been able to figure out why this happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmilw View Post
    I've had mixed success changing PDF titles with Goodreader. Sometimes the new/changed title shows up in iBooks, and sometimes it doesn't. I haven't been able to figure out why this happens.
    Well, I don't have a reason for your issue - if I download JUST to Goodreader and change the titles there, no problem - NOT sure if your PDFs files reside in multiple sites, and whether this should make a difference? The iPad apps are 'sandboxed' so that I don't believe that there should be any cross-affects from one app to another?

    Will be curious about others' responses?

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    A question about Goodreader, can you also edit content in the document itself and save it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmilw

    I've had mixed success changing PDF titles with Goodreader. Sometimes the new/changed title shows up in iBooks, and sometimes it doesn't. I haven't been able to figure out why this happens.
    A possible reason you get the previous title and not the new one from goodreader is because you didn't delete the file from iBooks first, before you did the "open in iBooks" with the new title from goodreader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foothillfanatic View Post
    A question about Goodreader, can you also edit content in the document itself and save it?
    Hello again - well, I've not really tried to edit PDF files in Goodreader - but looked at a file today and was able to do some highlighting - did not really try any editing, so others who may have more experience w/ this potential aspect of the app will need to 'chime in' -


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