Saving documents open in good reader

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  1. Dr.Gee

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    How do you save documents open in good reader?all I could find on their site is how to save something by adding g to safari urls.that did not work for yahoo mail PDF attachment.it tried to save an empty html file.

    How do you save after making changes.they describe the million ways you can annotate but do not discuss saving.
     
  2. Mickey330

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    You're not really "saving" files in Goodreader. What you do is select Goodreader to open the files with - directly from Safari. For example, if it's a PDF, you should see an "Open In" option. Select Goodreader and Goodreader will open the file.

    And, the act of opening the PDF is downloading it, in a way. On the iPad, there is no central file system; each app has its own storage area. In addition, when you make a change to the file in Goodreaderk those changes are there unless you undo them. So, in effect, it's an auto-save.

    From my experience, when Goodreader first opens the file, you get the option to (1) save to the original file or (2) create an annotated copy of the file. Regardless which you choose, whatever you do to the file is there.

    If you want to send the file elsewhere (another person, cloud storage, etc.), you are offered the opportunity to send the annotated or regular copy.

    However, the file will be in Goodreader exactly as you left it - annotated or not.

    Hope that clarifies.

    Marilyn
     
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    So once something is opened in good reader it is saved in that apps document folder automatically ?
     
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    Yes - and deletion of your files w/i the app is permanent unless stored (i.e. copied) elsewhere, so be careful. I have a LOT of PDFs in GoodReader - you can check by going to Settings > General > Usage; find GoodReader & tap - mine reports 191 MB of storage; tap on the app - in my situation 129 MB of that amount represents 'Documents & Data'. Hope this adds a little to Marilyn's ​excellent advice. Dave :)
     

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