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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by C.J., Jun 24, 2011.

  1. C.J.
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    Is there any way for me to archive or save articles and threads off of various forums on my ipad so I can read them when I am not in a wifi area? (i dont have 3G).
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    anyone?
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    Sorry C.J. Not aware of any easy way to do this, other than copy / paste into some other app that has local storage... There is no offline mode for the iPF app as far as I know.
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    what is iPF? i guess I could take screen shots and save it has photos.
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    iPF is the iPad Forum app - it's available free from the App Store. If you're reading iPad Forum using Safari, you could always convert the thread to a PDF and read it off-line that way.


    To convert a web page to PDF in Safari you can use a 'bookmarklet' - a small piece of Javascript that will convert the web page to PDF.

    Just create a blank bookmark and enter the text below - in its entirety - in the place where the URL normally goes.

    javascript:pdf_url=location.href;location.href='http://pdfmyurl.com?url='+escape(pdf_url)

    (sometimes, when I paste this bookmarklet into iPad Forum a spurious space gets inserted in the 'http' part of the bookmarklet. It shouldn't be there so, if you see it, you'll have to edit it out.

    Now, when you want to convert a webpage to PDF, simply surf to the page you want to convert and select the above bookmarklet. Safari will convert the page to PDF and you'll then be able to save it in iBooks or another compatible app.

    Tim
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    As shown on Ipad Today (TwiT), in iOS5 Safari will be able to easily convert web page data to something readable later without Wifi connection.

    I think the InstaPaper app does something similar now.
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    when is iOS5 coming out and how would i go about doing this?
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    The Internet Browser, iCab Mobile can save a page as an "off-line bookmark." It is available from the App Store (can't see the price, as I already have it installed and the $$ doesn't show)

    And, with an app like Print to PDF (which is unfortunately unavailable just now) you can generate a PDF through the "Print" function of iCab, or Safari, I'm sure. I think Save2PDF or something similar would be the app that can do that now. (These might be jailbroken Cydia apps, though.)

    Screen Captures, might indeed be the quickest, come to think of it.

    Brian - Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    You might also have a look at Evernote:

    Evernote for iPad | Evernote Corporation

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