iBooks PDF Display Issue

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  1. Mcmerc

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    I've recently uploaded a bunch of PDF's on to my iPad 2.

    And when I turn the iPad landscape the PDF still shows a single page, ie does not "read" like a book showing both pages, like flipping thru a magazine, if you get what I mean.

    On all other iPads I've used all it takes to do this is to turn the iPad landscape.

    Any ideas on how to rectify this? Thanks
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    What app are you using to read the PDF documents?

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    I'm just using iBooks.

    A lot of my friends do the same and don't have the same issue that Im experiencing.

    I thought it might have something to do with how the PDF was formatted on my laptop? Idk....
     
  4. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    I have the same issue...if it's a pure PDF document then, as far as I know, it does it exactly the way you describe. Only eBooks exhibit the 'page turning' mode.

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    Hmm I don't know that that is 100% true.

    I have some PDF files, which are online magazines, and they rotate fine, while still being, as far as I can tell, standard PDF files....which leads me to think the PDF must be formatted in some particular way.
     
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    OK - you're probably right - I've never come across any PDF documents that have 'page turning' but it's more than likely it's an issue to do with formatting - I've been wrong many many times before...:(

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    I've never seen one either, at least not one that will page flip in iBooks. There are magazine apps that do this, but I'm not sure what kind of PDF, if any, they use.
     
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    Well, thanks for the help guys. I'll keep looking and let you know if I find a solution!
     
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    If you have a source (preferably free) of one of the PDF files that are viewable side by side, I'd like to know. I doubt it will help solve your problem, but I'd sure like to see it. ;)
     
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    Sorry, re-reading the replies I think I was a bit unclear.

    I don't need the PDF to look like a physical page when turning.

    What I am after is the ability to display 2 subsequent pages when in landscape mode. Ie when there is a "double page" ad in a magazine that runs across 2 pages, I would like to be able to view the 2 pages simultaneously, next to each other, like in a physical magazine.

    Currently, when I turn the iPad landscape I still see only a single page.

    Twerppoet, check out this site: Previous Issues - Academy For Men

    These are the files which display "double page" as I would like the rest to do.
     

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