How to save a downloaded PDF document

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    I downloaded a PDF document on my iPad from a website. Now I want to save it for later reading when my wifi connection will be down. How and where to save it on the iPad? Thanks
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    Let us know more about how you "saved" the PDF file. Safari doesn't do this but other browsers and PDF viewers do it quite easily. More to come when we understand your current process.

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    GoodReader
    Stanza

    I could have sworn iBooks would open from Safari... Pretty sure Atomic allows you to "open in..."
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    And where isnit saved?

    I've been using file browser app to get PDFs and other files off my IMac. I can save the. In what they call local files but they don't seem to be accessible to other apps. I too would like to save PDFs i find on websites. Is there actually a file system in IOS 4 that we can put data into and retrieve it via multiple apps?
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    Let's me be more specific
    Using Safari browser I found a web page with an interesting article
    I downloaded the PDF fine
    I wanted save it for further reading later when wifi connection is not available
    I could not find a way to save the file

    Dave
    If Safari do not allow to save a downloaded PDF file this is a very unfortunate limitation. Do you think it will really necessary to have another application bowser to do it?

    USbill
    What is Atomic?
    How atomic can help me?
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    Hey there,

    Thanks for the clarification. What actually happens is the PDF was "opened" which is why I was asking for more details. Atomic web browser is a fantastic browser that you might consider over Safari; however, it won't allow you to "download/save" either. I also bought Mercury browser as it supports saving PDF downloaded files....or, use goodreader Viewer and point to the URL and it will save it for later. Mercury, atomic and goodreader cost but they are super cheap. I wish atomic browser would save downloads but it won't. Oh well.

    Hope this helps. Keep us posted. Thx,
    DaveR
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    Well,thanks for the experience sharing,they are useful to me.
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    From the iPad: when you find a PDF you wish to save in safari, copy the Url.
    Open Goodreader, tap "Browse the Web" or "From URL" paste Url, open document and save.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2010
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    Or, put a "g" in front of the URL (the one that ends with PDF) and press "Go." Goodreader will open and download the document. Either way, Goodreader can save PDFs for you.

    Marilyn
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    Download HD

    An another way:
    you can use App: Downloads HD (version Full $2.99, Lite:free, both are able to download files, and are nice browsers with tabs).
    Like in Goodreader, you copy the link to DownloadHD, wipe on the link of the file, choose Download.
    When downloaded, In the File Manager (next to browser in this app) you tap the file downloaded, this browser can read it immediately, or you can use fonction " Open in...".

    Better than Goodreader, you can create a bookmark in Safari "Open link in Download HD" , so when you have a link, just need to choose this bookmark , the link will be opened automatically in Download HD.

    enjoy!
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    Downloading with Mercury

    I tried downloading a PDF in Mercury. Couldn't make it work. Entered a name and a file name and clicked download. Nothing. What am I missing?
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    Thanks to all of you
    I just determined that or iPad or Safari is not mature yet or it Has some major technical limitations
    I will expect that the native browser, Safari, to give the basic functionalities I find in the Windows Explorer
    Anyhow as soon I have some time I will try the solutions you have suggested
    And let you know

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