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Old 06-21-2010, 06:47 PM   #31
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Stanza Desktop is free to download and use with Stanza iPhone/iPad, 93terp.
You can also use Calibre to convert those .mobi files to ePub first-that way you can use them in both Stanza and iBooks thru drag and drop.
Downloaded Stanza Desktop & can confirm that I can now download .mobi files to my iPad via WiFi!
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:37 AM   #32
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Ok my wife ordered an iPad for me and I have a couple of questions. I do not use a computer, so I can not transfer usb. I will use a program on my phone to give me WiFi access.
1. Need to view code books with graphs in PDF format, what's the best to use? How will I load my books?
2. What's is the best reader to use for regular books, I can convert to almost any format?

I'm guessing the easiest way to transfer books would be to email to Google & download using the iPad. I can send books to email but I can't connect to computer because of work and their security.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:46 AM   #33
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Ok my wife ordered an iPad for me and I have a couple of questions. I do not use a computer, so I can not transfer usb.
You will need a computer to set the iPad up initially. Apple store staff may be able to do this for you.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:21 AM   #34
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I thought I read somewhere that you can setup without a computer, thanks I will do a little more checking.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:52 PM   #35
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Downloaded Stanza Desktop & can confirm that I can now download .mobi files to my iPad via WiFi!
Something is up with the download links for Stanza - I cannot access the Desktop client. Clicking the link to download the client in the right margin takes me to a page containing download links for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad - nothing for a desktop client.

Have they taken the desktop version down?

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Something is up with the download links for Stanza - I cannot access the Desktop client. Clicking the link to download the client in the right margin takes me to a page containing download links for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad - nothing for a desktop client.

Have they taken the desktop version down?

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Are you on a Mac, Rique?
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http://www.lexcycle.com/download-windows
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Hi kjk,

I can use either - but I definitely prefer the Mac - and your link worked!



Those links never displayed in Firefox or Safari - just links to the iPad/iPod/iPhone software.

Off to go fiddle with some DRM free .mobis ...

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I thought I read somewhere that you can setup without a computer, thanks I will do a little more checking.
You do need a computer that runs either Windows or OS X. You have to use iTunes to setup the iPad and the account at Apple for access to iTunes/App store. Plus, the computer is how you keep the iPad backed up.
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Although we're a knowledgeable bunch, some questions might be better directed to Apple's official support forums, especially if it concerns hardware or iOS issues. Here are some handy links:

Apple iPad Support Forum

Apple iPhone Support Forum

Apple iPod Touch Support Forum

Apple iTunes Support Forum

Apple Support Forums
And more specifically for Mobileread:
iBooks: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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I want to read the pdf version of the June Scientific American on my iPad. The file is 20.9 MB and when I email it to the iPad, I get a "too big to open" error message. I've used Calibre to try to epub the pdf but that results in an extremely corrupted file that is unreadable. Any fixes or workarounds?

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I want to read the pdf version of the June Scientific American on my iPad. The file is 20.9 MB and when I email it to the iPad, I get a "too big to open" error message. I've used Calibre to try to epub the pdf but that results in an extremely corrupted file that is unreadable. Any fixes or workarounds?

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What are you trying to open the PDF in? Do you have GoodReader installed? It should be able to handle a 20MB file no problem.
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I want to read the pdf version of the June Scientific American on my iPad. The file is 20.9 MB and when I email it to the iPad, I get a "too big to open" error message. I've used Calibre to try to epub the pdf but that results in an extremely corrupted file that is unreadable. Any fixes or workarounds?

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For huge PDF files:
To read in iBooks-just drag the PDF to iTunes.
To read in Stanza-just drag the PDF to the File sharing area in iTunes.
To read in Goodreader-maybe put it in Dropbox and read it from there?
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I want to read the pdf version of the June Scientific American on my iPad. The file is 20.9 MB and when I email it to the iPad, I get a "too big to open" error message. I've used Calibre to try to epub the pdf but that results in an extremely corrupted file that is unreadable. Any fixes or workarounds?

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Have you tried drag and drop through iTunes?
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For huge PDF files:
To read in iBooks-just drag the PDF to iTunes.
To read in Stanza-just drag the PDF to the File sharing area in iTunes.
To read in Goodreader-maybe put it in Dropbox and read it from there?
Thanks kjk and pshrynk. It seems so simple if you know the answer! I'm feeling dumb, but now I can read that article about time.

So can I ask another question? It seems that iBooks and Kobo both use the epub format. Can I buy something at Kobo and read it at iBooks? Seems weird, but I like the ability to look up, highlight, and notate in iBooks.

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Thanks kjk and pshrynk. It seems so simple if you know the answer! I'm feeling dumb, but now I can read that article about time.

So can I ask another question? It seems that iBooks and Kobo both use the epub format. Can I buy something at Kobo and read it at iBooks? Seems weird, but I like the ability to look up, highlight, and notate in iBooks.

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Kobo's DRMed ePubs aren't compatible with iBooks, sadly. If they don't have DRM, then you can read them in iBooks.
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