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    I there, I am new to the forum, but I have a problem, when I look at a catalogue on a website in PDF format, and try to open it
    In I books, it briefly appears in PDFs and then disappears, I want to keep it without connecting to my lap top, anybody any ideas?
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    Hi David.... - welcome to the forum! :)

    First, I would suggest that you 'Force Close' iBooks, i.e. open the multitask bar at the bottom of the screen (double tap the home button or use multi-fingering gesturing, swipe up); press and hold on iBooks until the icon jiggles, then press the 'minus sign'; return to the home screen & try again); if this does not work, then 'Restart' and if not effective 'Reset' the iPad (Directions HERE, if needed). Please post back your results - might help others.

    Second, if you want to check out another great app & PDF reader (among its many features), take a look at GoodReader HERE, just a $5 purchase - this is the program that I use for my PDF files - good luck!
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    I have tried that and it is still the same, if I go to I tunes and download the PDF on my computer and put it into books, it syncs ok with my I pad
    And puts the book in the PDF section for it to be put under a different heading, if I go on a website and and download a book or PDF and then
    Try to open in I books it appears briefly and then disappears, this is a problem that has just happened, I used to be able to do this ok
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    Hi have you managed to get this sorted out?
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    No not yet, but I tried again yesterday, and it worked twice, then it would not work the third time, I don't know if it is the size of the file, perhaps I may try using Dropbox?
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    I have tried to do this in Dropbox, it doesn't work with that either, I tried a small file
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    I have used iBooks for PDFs but it can be iffy at times. File app pro is a good app for all files I haven't had any problems yet and use it all the time.
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    I can see what you mean, and the app is very good, but it has the same effect when you try and open it in I books
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    What is it you are wanting to do with with PDF?
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    23july12still not sorted, it may be worth a mention, I have 456 books in I tunes in about 20 different collections, is there a size limit?
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    No size limit that I know of, just limited by amount of storage on your device.
    Have you tried backing everything up and doing a full reset then reinstall? Takes a while but it has helped me in the past when an 'apple' app has malfunctioned.
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    Ok I will try that when I get time, thanks for your help
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    Just another thought, you say that you have the books in 20 different collections.

    iTunes isnt storing the 'book' in a random collection or location is it?

    Have you tried the search function on the iPad to search for the file name?
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    Try my last last over lapped your reply before you do the reset etc. good luck let me know how you get on
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    When the book is opened is transferred to I books it always opens in the PDF section for transferring to the correct
    Collection, but no I haven't tried to do what you say, but I will do
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    Scrap the search suggestion. I've just tried it and it doesnt seem to work. All I can suggest is the reset etc
    Good luck

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