Importing PDF's

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    I have over 400 PDF’s on my computer and I want to import them to my ipad 2. Is there a way I can do this quickly ?
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    GoodReader is your friend...



    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.

    Tim
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    I'm going to have to check GoodReader out. Right now I'm using DocsToGo and it works great getting updated docs from my laptop to my iPad. So there's another option. I haven't gotten into much of DocsToGo so I'm sure I'm not using it to it's full potential but it does work for what you are looking for.
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    Thanks Tim,

    Goodreader worked great. All 400 PDF's were transfered to my ipad without problem.

    Thanks again,
    John....
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    On your computer use search from menu

    Type in the file box '*.pdf'and press
    Return.

    After a short wait every PDF on that machine will be listed.

    Simply select all (or those you want) and copy to iPad

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