An eBook or electronic book, as the name suggests, is the digital version of any published material as opposed to the conventional printed ones. Since eBooks are in digital format, they can be electronically stored, viewed and transferred on the World Wide Web. Most eBooks published on the World Wide Web follow the Portable Document Format (.pdf) although other formats such as .doc or .txt can be used as platforms to digitally save an eBook's contents. eBooks can be viewed and read on portable devices such as iPods. There are also other portable gadgets specifically designed to read eBooks. This article will tackle the steps on loading eBooks that have been saved in the .pdf format into an iPod.
- Be sure you have the software. For an eBook in .pdf format to be opened, an appropriate software application should be installed on your computer. The following steps will be based on the functions existing on Adobe Acrobat Reader, one of the more common .pdf readers available.
- Save the eBook. Open the eBook with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Once opened, you will need to click on the File tab for a drop down menu to appear. After that, click on Print. The Print Menu window should appear on your desktop. You will notice that at the bottom part of the dialog box an Options List Box exists. Just click on that and highlight Save PDF to iPhoto from the drop down list. By doing so, the eBook will be automatically converted to the iPhoto format of which is compatible to your iPod. Once the conversion is complete, a box will pop up to prompt you to save the freshly converted data. Do so by saving the eBook in an accessible location such as your desktop.
- Save it onto your iPod. Hook up your iPod to your personal computer by using a USB cable. After that, all you need to do is just highlight the eBook in the newly converted iPhoto format. Simply copy and paste it onto your iPod to save.
Some iPod users frown at the fact that Macintosh has not come up with any software application to address this tedious process. Until Mac fulfills its promise of coming up with the appropriate tools then we will just have to make do with the manual steps for now.