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Convert PDF Files in iBooks to Read on iPad

By Jenny | Jul 27, 2010 | In iOS
Filed Under : ipad convert pdfPDF Converteribooks read pdf

This is about how to convert PDF files in iBooks on your iPad. After converting PDF file to an iBooks format called ePub, you can then read it on your iPad. Using a free converter application, you can easily converter PDF and even other files formats to (.epub) files which can be compatible with your iBooks to read on your iPad. No more words, this tutorial will take you step by step to convert PDF files to read in iBooks on your iPad.

How to Convert PDF Files in iBooks to Read on iPad

To convert PDF files in iBooks to read on iPad, start by finding a PDF file you want to convert. In this example, we use The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which is free in the iTunes Book Store that has been use as handy PDF file.

Step 1. Install and Run Calibre

Get it from "Software you'll need" category in this tutorial. The screenshots in this tutorial are from the Mac version. You will specify your "ebooks" folder. This is the location you'll save your (.epub) files. Click the Change button to continue.

Convert PDF Files in iBooks to Read on iPad - Install

Step 2. Select Location

Select the folder you want to save all of your ebook files in. And then back to the calibre Welcome screen, click the Continue button.

Convert PDF Files in iBooks to Read on iPad - Setting

Step 3. Select Apple as Your E-book Reader

In the popped up window, select Apple from the Manufacturers list, and iPhone/iTouch + Stanza from the Devices list. Click Continue. And then it will appear a calibre information window which you can ignore. Click Continue button.

Convert PDF Files in iBooks to Read on iPad - Select Apple

Step 4. Click "Add books" to Add PDF File

Now you're at the main calibre interface. Click the Add books button in the left top corner of the window.

Convert PDF Files in iBooks to Read on iPad - Add

Step 5. Select a PDF File to Convert

Select a PDF file that to convert to an (.epub) file to read in your iBooks. Click Open.

Convert PDF Files in iBooks to Read on iPad - Select PDF file

Step 6. Select "Edit meta information"

In the next window, you can see "Edit meta information" option, select "Download metadata and cover files" from it.

Step 7. Load the PDF Files with calibre

The calibre will now download additional information about your PDF file. You may need to manually enter the book title and author name if it isn't loaded in calibre.

Convert PDF Files in iBooks to Read on iPad - Load

Step 8. Convert PDF File

Now start the PDF file conversion. Make sure your PDF file is selected in the main list of books, and then click the small arrow of the Convert E-books button. Select Convert individually from that list.

Convert PDF Files in iBooks to Read on iPad - Convert

Step 9. Read the PDF Files in iBooks on Your iPad

It will bring with a "summary" window for calibre making the final conversion. Click the OK to finish. Now you have converted PDF file as eBook file, which can be found and read in your iBooks on your iPad.

Convert PDF Files in iBooks to Read on iPad - Read

iBooks is a set of 228 iBooks OS Icons system replacement which come in 3 flavors. You can convert PDF files to an iBooks format called ePub, and then read PDF files with iBooks on your iPad.

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