How to Import PDFs in iTunes

By Julius Vandersteen

You can store PDF files in your iTunes library.
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If you have documents saved as PDF files in different folders on your computer's hard drive, you might want to consolidate a list of them by importing them into your iTunes library. You can also use iTunes, Apple's free application for using media and managing your iPod, iPhone and iPad, to store and transfer PDFs to your portable device. For example, you might have a book of recipes that you want to consult while you are cooking in the kitchen. You could use iTunes to copy the recipes PDF to your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad so you can see what ingredients to use in your dinner.

Launch iTunes on your computer.

Click "File" from the iTunes menu.

Click "Add to Library" (Mac) or "Add File to Library" (Windows). A dialog box opens.

Click a folder on your computer's hard drive containing a PDF you want to import.

Click a single PDF file to select it. Press the "Command" key on the keyboard and then click multiple PDFs to select them.

Click "Choose." The PDFs import into iTunes.

Click "Books" under "Library" in the left pane of the iTunes window to see the list of your imported PDF files.