How to transfer any document to an iPad (Mac)

iPad Help, Tips & Tricks
// April 10, 2016

If you have Mac with OS X 10.7 or later, you can easily transfer any document from your Mac to an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Some examples of document types that can be transferred are; .pdf, .doc, .txt, .rtf, .wps, .xml, HTML, etc.

If the document can be printed on your Mac, it can be transferred to your iOS device. The document will appear in iBooks as a PDF on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

Here’s a simple way to move these documents to your iOS device. In this example we are adding a HTML web page to iBooks, but it works exactly the same for all documents on a Mac with OS X 10.7 or later.

1. Open the document and choose File, then Print.

2. Choose “Add PDF to iTunes” from the PDF menu.

iTunes document

3. The document is saved as a PDF file and copied to iTunes. You can find it by clicking Books on the left of the screen in iTunes.

iTunes PDF

4. Sync your iOS device with your Mac.

5. Open iBooks on your iOS device and look for your document in your PDF files.

There you have it, a simple way to transfer any type document to your iOS device.

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