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Date: 1/28/12 9:39 AM

If you have the threads magazine archive dvd and want to put it on your iPad I finally figured out how to do it.

1. You will need to find the folder on your computer where all the pdf files are stored. I have a Mac and it will be a bit different for everyone. Mine took a bit of digging but it went something like this - Applications - Threads Archive 2011 (or whatever year you have) - Data - Data THR - Issues.

2. You must have the free iBooks app

3. Use iTunes to move the files. I suggest referring to the directions in this link -
moving pdf files to iPad

It takes up over 2 GB of space. Each issue is listed by a number 001-158. Because I purchased the 2011 version, I have 158 issues. I have no intention to go in and change the file names to match the issue number/date.

I am just starting to work with it so I haven't discovered any problems or kinks. The one thing I noticed though is that the magazines don't appear in order on the bookshelf.

Enjoy!

Patty
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Date: 1/28/12 6:25 PM

Thanks for the instructions. I would like to do this too.

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Date: 1/28/12 8:33 PM

Thanks from me too, sewpatty.

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Date: 1/29/12 8:06 PM

That is terrific! I want a tablet just for sewing and cooking.

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Date: 1/30/12 10:17 AM

Thanks so much, sewpatty.

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Date: 2/6/12 11:57 AM

You are all very welcome.

Instead of transfering the files over via iBooks, you can move them with a pdf reader program like GoodReader. I have GoodReader and I think I am going to change mine over to that format instead of iBooks. I believe I can search the entire library of files this way. In iBooks, you can't.

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Date: 2/6/12 3:23 PM

sewpatty, thank you for the information on GoodReader. The computer guru is coming in two weeks. I'll add it to the list.

Miss Celie, if you want your ipad for cooking and sewing, you may like the Joby Ori stand/case. Joby Ori The ipad can be vertically or horizontally oriented in the stand.

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Date: 3/2/12 3:33 PM

Hi I have a question about a e reader called the velocity micro cruz e reader and the threads archive dvd. I wanted to know if the bookreader would work on it? I would also like to know if a reader like that would be able to hold the archive and then other things as well, or would that take up all the room. I want something that i can picture store and file my patterns and fabric on as well. I hope this is in a god place, it was the close topic I could find.
here is a link amazon cruz e reader

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Date: 3/3/12 6:11 AM

Hi ggexpansive,

I am not an expert on tablets but I will try to answer your questions.

Any e-reader, tablet, or smartphone that can open pdf files will be able to read the files from the Threads archive. You will need to know how to transfer or save the pdf files to your device. Having written that, the iPad requires the user to purchase or download an app to be able to transfer and save the pdf files to it. I do not know much about the Android system on the Amazon Cruz. You would need to inquire whether or not Android supports an app to transfer, save, and open pdf files.

I looked at your link. This model only has 256 MB of storage capacity. The Threads archive alone is 2 GB. The Cruz would NOT have enough storage space for the Threads Archive. It states that you can purchase additional storage in the form of SD cards. You would have to purchase very large capacity cards to do this. Keep in mind that when you purchase something like a tablet, the size of the storage space (2 GB, 16 GB, etc) must also include the operating system needed to operate the device. For example, I have a 16 GB iPad. When I purchased it from the store, it came to me with 13.5 GB available. The operating system needed to make it work and the standard apps that come with it require 2.5 GB of space. My point is that even though the Cruz states it is 2 GB, the amount available for storage is really 256 MB.

To store things like a list of inventory of patterns and fabric, you will also require some type of app to hold that information. A number of people here use database programs like Bento.

There are a few forums about various apps people use for patterns and fabrics.

iPod apps
Pattern Pal
iPad/iPhone apps

Here is one for Android apps

From the little bit I read, I do not believe the Amazon Cruz will work for you. If you read the reviews on it, I think you can get a very realistic expectation for what it is - a basic e-Reader that allows you to surf the net and e-mail. Most of the reviews are not very favorable.

If you are looking for something portable to store patterns, etc. you would have to move up to something like an iPad or small laptop.

I hope this helps.

Patty

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Date: 3/3/12 11:16 AM

Thank you Sewpatty. I do not kow anything about computers, so you info helped me very much! I just have to keep looking for a $ friendly way to store the info. By the way the list of apps was very handy, thank you.

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