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    hi
    i have recently bought ipad2. i have a problem. few of our university ppt presentations are loaded in pdf format . when i try to download it, only the first page opens in pdf that too incompletely. rest of the presentation doesn't appear. this happens only in this site. i am able to view pdf and ppt from other sites. how to get it sorted . kindly guide me.
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    gopi
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I've moved your thread to our Help Section where you will receive a better response.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

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    Hi Gopi - welcome to the forum! :)

    First, which app(s) are you using to open your PDF/PPT files - I use iBooks or Goodreader (although other options exist). Second, are your fellow classmates w/ iPads having the same problem? If so, then you likely need to check w/ the IT people of your institution to see if that is the issue? Good luck and please post back your results here.
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    Hi I am using iBooks for reading PDF files. It works well. This particular site doesn't work. It works well with MacBook. Kindly help
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    Hi again - well, if the PPT presentation is converted to a PDF, then iBooks should be able to see the slides, although transitions may be an issue (check HERE for an explanation); also, not sure if lack of a feature on the iPad (present on the Mac) could be an issue, such as Flash? Others will have to 'chime in' w/ comments.

    Also, are your classmates w/ iPads having the same problem? If so, I still would suggest contacting the professor(s) and IT people @ your institution to see if a there is a solution so that you can view the lectures on your device. Good luck! :)
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    Some universities are know for using unusual (and highly efficient) compression methods when creating PDFs. Most computer PDF readers will handle these. Lots of space on a computer, so you can include just about every possible feature. Mobile readers are usually less capable.

    I see two possibilities.

    One: You can try different mobile PDF apps on the iPad. I'd start with Adobe Reader, as the most likely to be capable of less used formats. Besides, it's free. Most PDF apps use the iPad's built in rendering engines, so they tend to work the same. GoodReader has an alternate rendering engine you can turn on for larger files, but the last time I tried a super-compressed PDF with that option it did not work.

    Two: Since you can open he file on your Mac, use Preview to export the file, then use the exported version on the iPad. If what I'm suspecting is true, the file will be much bigger, but at least you'll be able to view it. This has worked for most people.

    It's a little more trouble with Windows, since there is no built in print or export capability for PDFs; but a Google search will turn up several apps that will do the job.

    Good luck.
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