Load a PDF into Apple’s iBooks

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With increasing customer demand and questions surrounding “will your books work on the iPad” I’ve been able to get a test device through work. The most asked question is how to actually “get” the books onto the iPad. There are a couple ways, but the easiest in my experience is to bring optimized PDF’s into Apple’s preloaded reader application, iBooks. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Connect your iPad to your computer
  2. Open iTunes
  3. In iTunes go to File>Add File to Library
  4. Browse and select the PDF you’d like to load
  5. Click “Open”
  6. In your iTunes Library select “Books”
  7. Click and drag the PDF you want from your iTunes library into your iPad
  8. Wait for your iPad to stop “syncing”

Read your book:

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  1. Launch the iBooks app on your iPad
  2. Tap the “collections” button at the top of the iBooks app
  3. Choose “PDF’s”
  4. Open the book you just loaded
  5. Enjoy!