Topic | Downloading ebooks into iPad

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  • RobinP
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    Maybe you techys can help me. I have bought a couple of ebooks, one that also has tutorial videos. My laptop is ancient and I can’t get online on it anymore. My iPad is now my primary computer. Can I download these into my iPad and if so, where does it “save” them? Is there a documents type file like I had in Windows? With one of these I have only 120 hours or one download attempt (which BURNS ME UP!!!!! If I bought it it should be mine and if there are going to be stipulations like that it should be stated!!!). But I’m nervous to try it because I don’t want to mess it up then I’ve lost this rather pricey ebook.


    Michaela
    Participant

    Do you have iBooks? This is where I put all of my downloads. Once you download it, just touch the screen and there will be a bar across the top that says “open in…” then you click that and choose where to put it. It will llst the available options you have, if you have more than one option of where to put it.

    This is my limited understanding of it, anyway. I definitely am not a techy person, this is just my own experience with things!

    I hope it works out soon!


    Doug Smith
    Keymaster

    Do you know what format the book is in when you get it? That will make a difference as to how you can use it.


    RobinP
    Participant

    It says it is in PDF format. Not sure how the videos are done.


    RobinP
    Participant

    I’ve heard a bit about Dropbox. Is this something that would be an option?


    missceegee
    Participant

    Robin, here’s a link explaining saving PDFs on the iPad. It’s quite simple.

    Your other file with the videos, if you want to link me to what is is either here or via email, I’ll check it out this am and give you some specific directions on saving it to your iPad.

    Blessings,

    Christie

    http://ipadacademy.com/2012/01/ipad-tutorial-how-to-load-and-open-epub-pdf-ebooks-on-your-ipad


    Doug Smith
    Keymaster

    PDF files work just fine on the iPad.

    If you don’t already have the free iBooks app go get that first. That serves as your hub for reading, storing, and organizing books. It also gives your iPad the ability to handle PDF files.

    Now you can download the PDF directly on your iPad or open it from an e-mail and your iPad will ask you what app you want to use to open it. iBooks will be one of the choices. Just send it there and read.

    Videos are a different story. It depends what format they are in and how the seller chose to deliver them.

    If the video is embedded in the PDF then it will not play in iBooks. There is another PDF reader (PDF Expert) in the app store that claims to play embedded video but I have not tried it.

    If the video is delivered in a file or streamed online then it all depends on the format. If it’s in Flash then you won’t be able to play it and it’s time to complain to the seller for using such an outdated format. Wink Most other formats will either just play natively or with an app.

     


    RobinP
    Participant

    Thank you, Christie and Doug. Yes I found that out about the videos. The ebook went beautifully to iBooks! Love that. The links to the videos are in the book itself which takes you to a YouTube page. Then I get an “error loading video” message. I think that’s what is so maddening to me about technology. Books are easy…just open and go.


    Doug Smith
    Keymaster

    You might try installing the official YouTube app. Links that open YouTube videos should then open in that app.


    RobinP
    Participant

    Well I already had the YouTube app so I don’t know why it didn’t work before but it does now!!! Thank you so much for all your help!!

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