Ipad and pdf's

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  1. autumn

    autumn iPF Novice

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    Is the Ipad capable of receiving large pdf files and how do they look on screen?
     
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    Use Goodreader and see for yourself, I believe it is free.
     
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    Thank you. I do not have an Ipad but I am considering and researching. I have rather large table-heavy pdfs I would like to be able to view on a reader or Ipad
     
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    It should work fine!
     
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    Great. Thanx
     
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    I use my iPad to read large PDF documents, up to 200 pages so far. I access them through Dropbox and read them with Goodreader or Docs to Go. Tables look just fine. IBooks now also reads pdf's and looks good.
     
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    I have tried several pdf readers and now using ibooks to read my files,some are over 500 pages.Ibooks is the best for reading pdf file imho.
     
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    I have been translating files out of Indesign to Dreamweaver as html files for a while to be read on a kindle and last I looked kindle can not read pdfs.

    Ebooks, you mean for the sony reader?
     
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    I tried a large and heavy graphic PDF on my iPod Touch 2nd geneneration and it transferred fine using iTunes but refused to open on iBooks. On the iPad it opened fine.
     
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    iPadCharlie iPad Super Guru

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    The GoodReader is 99¢, but the iBooks app will also do PDF's.... and its FREE. All you do is open iTunes (makes sure its the latest and greatest - v9.2.0.61) and click on Books on the left side of the screen. Now open your Explorer (This is in Windows. I don't know how to find files in a Mac.) and locate the files you want to copy. Now you can either drag the file from your Explorer window to the Books window or just copy & paste. Sync your iPad and voila... you now have PDF's! I just did this and if a Windows person can do it, how hard can it be???

    Frankly, I wasn't a big fan of the iBooks app... until now!
     
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    Is anyone out there having trouble with sending PDFs that can be read by Google docs or Adobe? If I send a PDF from Pages it comes up blank in google docs, or if read by Adobe on a PC the layout and fonts are all over the place or missing.
    Am I the only one experiencing these problems?
     
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    Do you know any app or any conversions that can read compiled HTML, docx and mhtml in iPad?

    Also, When you mentioned large PDF documents doesnthis include scanned pdf's files? I have some files that can't be viewed by either goodreader and docs2go. Using goodreader I got the message that it is because it's a scanned file. So it ended as blank pages.
     
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    The largest pdf i read to date using ibooks was a 129 MB graphics rich magazine. worked fine for me.
    I read a 37MB scanned pdf in ibooks without any problems. But I have also come up with blank pages in certain other scanned pdfs . Do not know why!
     
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    It seems there are a handful of us who encountered these PDF that turned into blank pages. I hope someone drops by this forum and can offer a great solution.
     
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    I guess if the pages are scanned as picture (png/jpeg?) and then combined together to form a pdf the pages display blank. This is my guess. can someone validate this?
     

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