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Take Control of Working with Your iPad by Joe Kissell

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Copy Documents via iTunes

You already use iTunes to sync music, apps, movies, TV shows, photos, and other media between your computer and your iPad, so it's only natural that you can use it as a conduit for transferring documents too. However, the method of transferring documents is quite unnatural—or, let's say, neither obvious nor simple. However, once you know what to expect, it does follow a reasonable logic.

One key fact is that iTunes does not sync documents, it copies them. Every copy—to or from your iPad—is a one-way, manual operation. If you modify a document on your iPad and then copy it back to your computer, it doesn't replace or update the copy that was already there; and if you modify the document on your computer after copying it ...

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