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Best PDF App required

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Archer, Jul 6, 2011.

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    Hi

    I see there are different PDF apps available, can anyone advise on the best for my needs.

    I need to convert single web page to pdf and then circle/highlight figures in the pdf and save it.

    If it works with a HP wifi all in one flatbed scanner to scan docs in that would be a big bonus.
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    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.



    There is a program that most all iPad users have called GoodReader. It's the 'Swiss Army Knife' for the iPad and it can store files all together and in folders - or however you want them - and can transfer files to and from your PC using either WiFi or USB without the need for iTunes. It's built in web-browser can download files too, something that Safari doesn't offer - except for PDF format. From within GoodReader you can open those files in any app that supports that type of file. Having said that, though, when a compatible app does open that file it makes a local copy that it works on, so the original copy in GoodReader is left untouched. If you want to store the modified file in GoodReader you have to transfer it back there by some means.

    GoodReader can also attach several files to an email and then send them using the iPad's native Mail app - something you can't do from within Mail itself. It also gives you the opportunity to annotate PDF files and save the resulting file so that it can be read on a PC or Mac. That annotation can be handwritten or typed and you can search the document for your typed annotations and bookmarks. On the latest version, PDF files can be scrolled horizontally or vertically.

    It can also play several formats of video and audio files too.

    Tim
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    Save2PDF is great.....$10.00 US, But worth every cent. Goodreader is also a must have. I use both.
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Is there any PDF apps that will use my HP all in one printer scanner to scan in multiple pages to create a PDF File?
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    HP iPrint Photo 3.0 - it's free and in the App Store.

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