Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
At the very beginning of this article I would like to make the difference between ePub and PDF clear:
PDF is pre-paginated and not easily re-flowed. You can see upper moving left when you zoom in a PDF, and PDF is a print and print-archive format. ePub content, like XHTML, is re-flowable. If paginated, when zoomed, there will be more "pages", OPS is a re-flowable "electronic content" format, and that's why Adobe's Digital Editions has adopted ePub.
Okay, I guess many of you got lots of eBooks in PDF and other formats, but many e-readers, for instance Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook, Hanlin eReader and phones/devices using Android only support specific formats just like ePub with their default reader apps, especially newly-released and hot iPad\iPhone 4. What's the best way to convert those PDFs to ePub?
Yep, you may say "we got so many freebies converter work on PC", but what about the people who is a Mac user? How do they transfer PDF on Mac to read on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch? This is the reason why I am writing this article. How do I convert PDF to ePub on Mac to read on iPad\iPhone\iPod touch?
Here is my procedure, you may learn something from it and if you have any ideas, you can comment on it. In the following steps, you will need these tools: AnyBizSoft PDF to EPub for Mac (Which I strongly recommend it) and iTunes.
First of all, you need to convert your PDFs to ePubs on Mac, and then you can transfer newly minted eBooks to your i-device via iTunes.
Transfer ePub to i-device
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and the second- and third-generation iPod touch users can read ebook directly on their devices via iBooks app too, since iOS 4 is released on 21st June 24, 2010. Next, we have to transfer your newly minted epub books into iTunes. Locate your .epub files and drag them into the Library section of iTunes. If you didn't have any ebooks in iTunes to begin with, a new Books folder will be created for you. Note: Please ensure that you drag your epub files into the Library section and not directly into your iPad\iPhone\iPod touch (under Devices). Doing so will cause iTunes to throw an error message and crash.
All that's left to do is sync your books onto your iPad\iPhone\iPod touch. This process isn't any different than syncing music, apps, movies etc.
Now you can enjoy your eBooks on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch! Happy reading!
Posted by StvenWesle... on
Jan 30, 2011 | Computers & Internet
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