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Can apps share access to the same file?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by omnipheasant, Jun 11, 2011.

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    Greetings. New Ipad 2 here, and I'm trying to compare Goodreader and Iannotate. I've loaded some files via the Goodreader app in Itunes. If I want to open the same file in Iannotate, do I have to load another copy via Iannotate in Itunes? Thanks.
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    Goodreader has "Open In" capabilities, so you can open your document in iAnnotate from your Goodreader app on the iPad.

    On the iPad, when Goodreader/your document is open, tap on it to get the menus open. In the bottom right, you'll see an arrow. Tap on that and you'll see an "Open In" option. Once you tap on that, you'll get two options: (1) to open the file "as is" or (2) to "flatten" the file (hard bake any Goodreader annotations you've made).

    Pick which one of the two you want to do and you'll get a menu of apps that you can open the document in. iAnnotate should be one of those options and once you select it, it'll open right up.

    Then, you can switch back and forth between them. You can also save the file in iAnnotate after you've opened it from Goodreader (no iTunes necessary).

    Hope this helps.

    Marilyn
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    Thanks for that. I feel at sea without the option of directing a program to load files from a folder.

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