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Howard Brazee
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      Sep 18th, 11, 4:18 AM
I have some PDF documents that I wanted to have available to me on my
iPad. I dragged them from my Mac's Finder into a reader app
(Bluefire Reader), and see the icons are tiny versions of the first
page. So tiny that I can't tell which document is which without
opening it.

What would be the best (free) way of adding a cover sheet or some
other way of making it easy to identify which document is which?
 
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      Sep 18th, 11, 4:40 AM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Howard Brazee
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> I have some PDF documents that I wanted to have available to me on my
> iPad. I dragged them from my Mac's Finder into a reader app
> (Bluefire Reader), and see the icons are tiny versions of the first
> page. So tiny that I can't tell which document is which without
> opening it.
>
> What would be the best (free) way of adding a cover sheet or some
> other way of making it easy to identify which document is which?


If you have a cover sheet, then open both it and the PDF in Preview,
show the sidebar, and drag the cover sheet to the top of the sidebar,
then save the result.

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Howard Brazee
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      Sep 18th, 11, 3:32 PM
On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 20:40:34 -0700, sbt
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>> What would be the best (free) way of adding a cover sheet or some
>> other way of making it easy to identify which document is which?

>
>If you have a cover sheet, then open both it and the PDF in Preview,
>show the sidebar, and drag the cover sheet to the top of the sidebar,
>then save the result.


I would need to write a cover sheet (Probably in Word).

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      Sep 18th, 11, 3:42 PM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
Howard Brazee <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> I have some PDF documents that I wanted to have available to me on my
> iPad. I dragged them from my Mac's Finder into a reader app
> (Bluefire Reader), and see the icons are tiny versions of the first
> page. So tiny that I can't tell which document is which without
> opening it.
>
> What would be the best (free) way of adding a cover sheet or some
> other way of making it easy to identify which document is which?


I don't have an iPad so I don't know if this would work, but can you
assign a file color perhaps.
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John McWilliams
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      Sep 19th, 11, 6:16 AM
On 9/18/11 PDT 7:32 AM, Howard Brazee wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 20:40:34 -0700, sbt
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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>>> What would be the best (free) way of adding a cover sheet or some
>>> other way of making it easy to identify which document is which?

>>
>> If you have a cover sheet, then open both it and the PDF in Preview,
>> show the sidebar, and drag the cover sheet to the top of the sidebar,
>> then save the result.

>
> I would need to write a cover sheet (Probably in Word).


I've popped a couple of PDFs into iTunes; they show up in Books. The
names I gave said PDFs are pretty decent identity clues.

 
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      Sep 19th, 11, 2:32 PM
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Howard Brazee <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> I have some PDF documents that I wanted to have available to me on my
> iPad. I dragged them from my Mac's Finder into a reader app
> (Bluefire Reader), and see the icons are tiny versions of the first
> page. So tiny that I can't tell which document is which without
> opening it.


> What would be the best (free) way of adding a cover sheet or some
> other way of making it easy to identify which document is which?


Well, the easiest free way is probably Calibre. Not exactly what it's
for, but it will add titles.

It will also convert pdf files into standard ebook files, generally
saving gazillions of bytes in the process, though that is not necessary.

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      Sep 19th, 11, 3:57 PM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
Lewis <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> In message <(E-Mail Removed)>
> Howard Brazee <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> > I have some PDF documents that I wanted to have available to me on my
> > iPad. I dragged them from my Mac's Finder into a reader app
> > (Bluefire Reader), and see the icons are tiny versions of the first
> > page. So tiny that I can't tell which document is which without
> > opening it.

>
> > What would be the best (free) way of adding a cover sheet or some
> > other way of making it easy to identify which document is which?

>
> Well, the easiest free way is probably Calibre. Not exactly what it's
> for, but it will add titles.
>
> It will also convert pdf files into standard ebook files, generally
> saving gazillions of bytes in the process, though that is not necessary.


Calibre's great for a lot of ebook conversions, but the thing it really
has problem with is PDF table of contents. It really mangles them, and
you have to do a lot of tweaking to get it to ignore the header and
footer information, too.

If you're just interested in covers, I'd try iBooks, like someone else
recommended. I put pdfs on my iPad via Dropbox, skipping the physical
sync.
 
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      Sep 19th, 11, 4:08 PM
Howard Brazee <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> I have some PDF documents that I wanted to have available to me on my
> iPad. I dragged them from my Mac's Finder into a reader app
> (Bluefire Reader), and see the icons are tiny versions of the first
> page. So tiny that I can't tell which document is which without
> opening it.
>
> What would be the best (free) way of adding a cover sheet or some
> other way of making it easy to identify which document is which?


With a Mac and a PDF with no protection :
- Made a cover with any tool you want.
- Convert the cover into PDF (using Print...)
- open the PDF with preview.app
- open the cover (pdf) with preview.app
- drag the cover (from its sidebar) and drop it at the first place in
the document sidebar.
- save the doc, it now has a cover

Preview.app let's ou edit PDF (add, delete, move, drag/drop pages...).
Brief tutorial :
http://www.maclife.com/article/howto..._using_preview
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      Sep 19th, 11, 5:42 PM
I just converted a PDF to an e-book and dragged it into "Books",
figuring I would use e-books to read it.

I see my setting is to sync all books, and I have 9 books that I see
on my device from within iPad. By switching from "All books" to
"selected books" to sync, I see there are really 17 books. But I
only see 15 books in the iBooks app when I open my iPad. The
converted .PDFs are not synchronizing.

I haven't tried explicitly checking each book - doing "All books"
should be doing it. Without selecting any books, I synced with
"Selected books", then again with "All books", and got my new .epubs.

I wonder what's wrong with iBooks. I guess it's easier to continue
to use other book readers.


It would be very, very nice if all of my readers used the same books
area of my iPad, then opened my preferred reader - the way computers
such as my Mac work.

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than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
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      Sep 19th, 11, 5:44 PM
In article <1k7uq0s.10bsg2nms7qzgN%(E-Mail Removed)>,
(E-Mail Removed) (Pierre-Alain Dorange) wrote:

> Howard Brazee <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> > I have some PDF documents that I wanted to have available to me on my
> > iPad. I dragged them from my Mac's Finder into a reader app
> > (Bluefire Reader), and see the icons are tiny versions of the first
> > page. So tiny that I can't tell which document is which without
> > opening it.
> >
> > What would be the best (free) way of adding a cover sheet or some
> > other way of making it easy to identify which document is which?

>
> With a Mac and a PDF with no protection :
> - Made a cover with any tool you want.
> - Convert the cover into PDF (using Print...)
> - open the PDF with preview.app
> - open the cover (pdf) with preview.app
> - drag the cover (from its sidebar) and drop it at the first place in
> the document sidebar.
> - save the doc, it now has a cover
>
> Preview.app let's ou edit PDF (add, delete, move, drag/drop pages...).
> Brief tutorial :
> http://www.maclife.com/article/howto..._using_preview


Ha! Nice & simple. Thanks.
 
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