Deleted from iBooks: how to restore

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Wes Groleau, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Wes Groleau

    Wes Groleau Guest

    Opened iTunes, went to books, dragged in a PDF file like I have done
    many times before. Did a Sync, then tried to look at it on the iPad.
    All the pages except the first were blank. Preview says they are OK,
    iPad says they are blank.

    So I used PDFTK to repair the PDF file (and remove a few truly blank
    pages also) but iPad still showed all blank. Not being certain whether
    the second sync had actually copied over (iTunes status window said
    nothing about copying books), I deleted it from the iPad and then tried
    to sync.

    iTunes did not restore it. So I also removed it from iTunes, changed
    the file name and touched the mod date and dragged it in again. iTunes
    did not transfer it to the iPad.

    Finally, I deleted it again from iTunes, used PDFTK to re-write it with
    a different page order to a different filename, and dragged that back
    into iTunes. Sync STILL doesn't transfer it!

    HOW do I get this #$%&^$^& PDF onto the iPad?

    (No, I can't re-download it from ITMS; it didn't come from there.)

    --
    Wes Groleau

    “Would the prodigal have gone home if
    the elder brother was running the farm?â€
    — James Jordan
     
    Wes Groleau, Feb 25, 2012
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  2. Wes Groleau

    Erilar Guest

    Wes Groleau <> wrote:
    > Opened iTunes, went to books, dragged in a PDF file like I have done many
    > times before. Did a Sync, then tried to look at it on the iPad. All the
    > pages except the first were blank. Preview says they are OK, iPad says they are blank.
    >
    > So I used PDFTK to repair the PDF file (and remove a few truly blank
    > pages also) but iPad still showed all blank. Not being certain whether
    > the second sync had actually copied over (iTunes status window said
    > nothing about copying books), I deleted it from the iPad and then tried to sync.
    >
    > iTunes did not restore it. So I also removed it from iTunes, changed the
    > file name and touched the mod date and dragged it in again. iTunes did
    > not transfer it to the iPad.
    >
    > Finally, I deleted it again from iTunes, used PDFTK to re-write it with a
    > different page order to a different filename, and dragged that back into
    > iTunes. Sync STILL doesn't transfer it!
    >
    > HOW do I get this #$%&^$^& PDF onto the iPad?
    >
    > (No, I can't re-download it from ITMS; it didn't come from there.)



    I have no suggestions, but I'm curious to learn what suggestions others
    come up with, as I have LOTS of pdfs in. iBooks myself!
    --
    Erilar, biblioholic medievalist with iPad
     
    Erilar, Feb 25, 2012
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  3. Wes Groleau

    Wes Groleau Guest

    On 02-25-2012 16:24, Erilar wrote:
    > Wes Groleau<> wrote:
    >> Opened iTunes, went to books, dragged in a PDF file like I have done many
    >> times before. Did a Sync, then tried to look at it on the iPad. All the
    >> pages except the first were blank. Preview says they are OK, iPad says they are blank.
    >>
    >> So I used PDFTK to repair the PDF file (and remove a few truly blank
    >> pages also) but iPad still showed all blank. Not being certain whether
    >> the second sync had actually copied over (iTunes status window said
    >> nothing about copying books), I deleted it from the iPad and then tried to sync.
    >>
    >> iTunes did not restore it. So I also removed it from iTunes, changed the
    >> file name and touched the mod date and dragged it in again. iTunes did
    >> not transfer it to the iPad.
    >>
    >> Finally, I deleted it again from iTunes, used PDFTK to re-write it with a
    >> different page order to a different filename, and dragged that back into
    >> iTunes. Sync STILL doesn't transfer it!
    >>
    >> HOW do I get this #$%&^$^& PDF onto the iPad?
    >>
    >> (No, I can't re-download it from ITMS; it didn't come from there.)

    >
    > I have no suggestions, but I'm curious to learn what suggestions others
    > come up with, as I have LOTS of pdfs in. iBooks myself!


    Well, here's how I solved my problem (YMMV):

    I was trying to get it on the iPad so that I could read it while waiting
    for the doctor. Finally, I gave up and went to the doctor (and
    surprisingly, no wait!)

    When I got home, I tried another trick: Open the latest version that
    failed to sync in Preview, select Print, and Save as PDF with yet
    another filename. Drag that into iTunes and sync. Voila! iTunes
    copies over this file AND the one that it refused to do earlier!

    By the way, the "Save as" PDF is _four_ times the size of the file
    Preview was saving!

    --
    Wes Groleau

    “Ideas are more powerful than guns,
    We would not let our enemies have guns;
    why should we let them have ideas?â€
    — Jozef Stalin
     
    Wes Groleau, Feb 26, 2012
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  4. Wes Groleau

    Zaidy036 Guest

    <snip>
    DropBox ?

    --
    Zaidy036
     
    Zaidy036, Feb 26, 2012
    #4
  5. Wes Groleau

    Charles Guest

    In article <jibcvo$79v$>, Wes Groleau
    <> wrote:

    > HOW do I get this #$%&^$^& PDF onto the iPad?


    I never use itunes for that. I always email the PDF to myself. Then
    open it on the iPad which asks me what app to open it in.

    --
    Charles
     
    Charles, Feb 26, 2012
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  6. Wes Groleau

    Erilar Guest

    Wes Groleau <> wrote:
    > On 02-25-2012 16:24, Erilar wrote:
    >> Wes Groleau<> wrote:
    >>> Opened iTunes, went to books, dragged in a PDF file like I have done many
    >>> times before. Did a Sync, then tried to look at it on the iPad. All the
    >>> pages except the first were blank. Preview says they are OK, iPad says they are blank.
    >>>
    >>> So I used PDFTK to repair the PDF file (and remove a few truly blank
    >>> pages also) but iPad still showed all blank. Not being certain whether
    >>> the second sync had actually copied over (iTunes status window said
    >>> nothing about copying books), I deleted it from the iPad and then tried to sync.
    >>>
    >>> iTunes did not restore it. So I also removed it from iTunes, changed the
    >>> file name and touched the mod date and dragged it in again. iTunes did
    >>> not transfer it to the iPad.
    >>>
    >>> Finally, I deleted it again from iTunes, used PDFTK to re-write it with a
    >>> different page order to a different filename, and dragged that back into
    >>> iTunes. Sync STILL doesn't transfer it!
    >>>
    >>> HOW do I get this #$%&^$^& PDF onto the iPad?
    >>>
    >>> (No, I can't re-download it from ITMS; it didn't come from there.)

    >>
    >> I have no suggestions, but I'm curious to learn what suggestions others
    >> come up with, as I have LOTS of pdfs in. iBooks myself!

    >
    > Well, here's how I solved my problem (YMMV):
    >
    > I was trying to get it on the iPad so that I could read it while waiting
    > for the doctor. Finally, I gave up and went to the doctor (and surprisingly, no wait!)
    >
    > When I got home, I tried another trick: Open the latest version that
    > failed to sync in Preview, select Print, and Save as PDF with yet another
    > filename. Drag that into iTunes and sync. Voila! iTunes copies over
    > this file AND the one that it refused to do earlier!
    >
    > By the way, the "Save as" PDF is _four_ times the size of the file Preview was saving!


    Interesting. I avoid Preview as much as possible myself; I have better
    programs for most of its functions.

    --
    Erilar, biblioholic medievalist with iPad
     
    Erilar, Feb 26, 2012
    #6
  7. Wes Groleau

    Erilar Guest

    Zaidy036 <> wrote:
    > <snip>
    > DropBox ?


    It would be an alternative, since you can save from it to somewhere else as
    well. Another would be ReaddleDocs.


    --
    Erilar, biblioholic medievalist with iPad
     
    Erilar, Feb 26, 2012
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