Newbie, Need help understanding IPAD

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  1. joan237

    joan237 iPF Novice

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    Hi,
    I am new here and very green about the IPAD. I would like to buy one before I go on a trip next month.
    I have a PC at home and on there I have my recipes. Before I leave I would like to bring about 10 recipes with me for when I am in my beach condo. How would I do this on an IPad. I know there is no word documents so is there another way for me to get them on my IPAD.
    Thanks for any help:confused:
     
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    peled iPad Junkie

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    Simple.
    Convert what ever you need to PDF file, and put them in your iBOOK application.
    there are a lot of free programs to convert DOC into PDF.
    The process of transferring a PDF file to iPAD is basic and simple.
     
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    freebirdforever iPad Ninja

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    there are word document apps on the ipad. Apple even has its own Pages. there is also docs2go and Docs HD
     
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    Hi, there are several ways you could put recipes on an iPad. I typed all of my son's favorite recipes in Pages. I have the Pages app, so I can simply file share the file and upload it to my iPad. Another way you could put it on your iPad is to save it as a .PDF file, and open it in an app like GoodReader. A third way to view it would be to create a Dropbox account, download the app on your iPad and simply view it from your Dropbox app. Plaintext is a free word processing app that works nicely with Dropbox if you don't want to pay for pages. I have been using my iPad since May and have basically become paperless. Good luck - camlwood
     
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    Wow! Thank you so much for all the suggestions. I knew there must be ways to do this.
    Great forum. I am sure I will be back to ask more questions .
    Thanks again all.
     
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    freebirdforever iPad Ninja

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    Anytime! And welcome by the way!!
     
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    Email the recipes to yourself and open the email on the iPad before you leave and don't delete it from the server so you are sure you have them on the device
     
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    And then there must be at least a dozen good recipe apps with the ability to add your own recipes. Of course you'd have to hand enter them. On the other hand most of them come with a big cookbook's or more of recipes already installed.
     
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    Search the Apps Store for Recipe Minion
    As I write this it is listed as a free app
    The description says it has minimal functionality and no preloaded recipes
    You are supposed to enter your own
     
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    I have a Mobile Me account and copy all my documents to the documents directory in the cloud. I have the free app iDisk on my iPad and my iPhone. No matter where I am, I have access to all my documents, including some recipes, password spreadsheet, etc. Works very well for me.
     
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    Thanks, great suggestions

    Once again thank you to everyone for replying. I am going to try out some of these ideas.
     
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    Thanks to all for replying. You have given me great suggestions and I will be trying out some.
     
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    hello friends, last week i owned a 64gb 3g wifi ipad. i fell its little difficult to use. i have pc with windows xp. my basic doubts are, is it possible to delete some photos or videos in my ipad directly without connecting to pc. and once syncing, already stored files are losing from ipad if they are not present in my pc second sync. time. is it default like that or something wrong with me? thanx. hope i will get some advice.
     

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