Downloading Digital Directory to iPad or iPhone

Sometimes people click on the “token” to download the Digital Directory and nothing seems to happen.  Where did it go?

You’ve probably downloaded the Digital directory to your iPad or iPhone successfully, but where do you find the PDF files?  It isn’t always intuitive because they’re stored in the iBooks app,
in the PDF Collection.

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Here’s how to find saved PDF files on an iPad:

When you click on the download button you’ll see this screen.  Notice that the words “Open in iBooks” flashes VERY BRIEFLY in the upper right corner of the screen, then disappears. Again, “Where did it go?”

By tapping anywhere on the screen you can make the words reappear, and even select a different destination for the directory if you wish, but iBooks is a good place to keep it.

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From the iPad’s home screen, tap iBooks to open it.  The icon looks like this:

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 9.49.12 PM  When you open iBooks you’ll see a “Collections” button.  That’s where your Directory is stored.  But since the directory is a PDF (Portable Document File)  and not a book, it’s in the PDF collections, not in the library.

Tap the Collections button in the top left corner, as shown below.

Tap PDF. The saved PDF files will appear, as shown below. By the way, you can always tell what collection you’re in by looking at the top of the iBooks window. In the example above, it says PDFs to indicate that you’re viewing PDF files.

See the Digital Directory on the middle of my top shelf?  Tap it to open and use the “magnifying glass” to search for a member’s name or membership number.

Remember, ALL WBCCI numbers are 5 digits, so if the number you want is 4 digits (i.e. 1234), just add a preceding zero(s) (01234) to make it 5 digits.  That way you’ll avoid getting street addresses with that number.

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