Saving a PDF to my iPad 4 tablet

  Pudsey_Bear 13:25 10 Jun 2018
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Okay I can do this easily on my win 10 laptop, and any of my Android devices, but I am confounded by the iPad 4.

I had a PDF file I need to be able to view offline on the iPad 4, I have emailed a copy of it from my Dropbox, I can view it online but it doesn't look like it does elsewhere, I doesn't seem to want to download to the iPad 4, nor can i see where it might be stored.

It's all fairly new to me, but can anyone in simple (dummy) term help me to achieve my goal.

Cheer Kev.

  Pine Man 13:37 10 Jun 2018

I put documents onto my iPad by plugging it into my computer with a USB cable and using iTunes to carry out the process.

  Pudsey_Bear 13:49 10 Jun 2018

Can you elaborate on that Pine man, it needs to be a simple method for my dull mind, and work every time.

Kev

  Pine Man 15:09 10 Jun 2018

I am using the latest version of iTunes and my iPad has the Foxit pdf reader installed on it.

Connect your iPad to your computer with a USB cable and open iTunes. You'll probably have to jump through a few hoops to link your iPad to iTunes but when you have done so you should see an icon of your iPad at the top left of iTunes. Click on the icon and a menu list should appear below it and look for File Sharing. Click on that and the File Sharing window will open. Your pdf reader should be listed on the left hand side. Click on that and then drag the file you want into the Documents window.

That's it really but a much easier way is to use something like iCloud or One Drive and all the docs you want can be synchronised between all or any of your devices and then viewed off line in them.

  Pine Man 15:23 10 Jun 2018

I just sent myself an email with a pdf attached. When it arrived on my iPad I selected the pdf file and then chose the option to save the file to Files........and there it is. can you not do that?

  Pudsey_Bear 10:25 13 Jun 2018

No, I tried that and it wouldn't open.

  Pine Man 12:06 13 Jun 2018

Looks like your stuck with using iTunes then.

  bremner 22:05 13 Jun 2018

Have you got a PDF reader App installed like Acrobat Reader

  Shep Pavlovic 13:16 18 Jun 2018

Native support for the PDF extension on iOs has been here since the 8th version released in 2014, as far as I remember. Even speaking of cloud storage, regardless of what you're actually using, you can easily download it for offline reading from the application. Also, you can use the tool like this one 1">[click here it's more about editing PDF's, but you easily can download it from there, just open it in the preview mode, click share button and choose "Open with iBooks"

  Shep Pavlovic 13:18 18 Jun 2018

Native support for the PDF extension on iOs has been here since the 8th version released in 2014, as far as I remember. Even speaking of cloud storage, regardless of what you're actually using, you can easily download it for offline reading from the application. Also, you can use the tool like this one click here it's more about editing PDF's, but you easily can download it from there, just open it in the preview mode, click share button and choose "Open with iBooks"

  Pudsey_Bear 14:46 18 Jun 2018

Thanks all, I found a way round it, print the file, not what I wanted, but it works :( :(

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