Since October 2009 to date, Navigation Mac accounts for over 170 posts. Many of them are tutorials, aid to the use of different hardware and software designed for the Apple universe and used for shipping.
A growing number of boaters now uses an iPad at sea. But off, when no network connection is possible, and therefore no more internet access, how to access different aid or technical instructions regarding the tools used ?
Since the advent of the iPhone, I already formatted in the PDF’iNavX Help with each new update, about once a month, to allow downloading and reading on iPad off-line. But a method is able to produce PDF documents from HTML files, ie web pages displayed on the internet. And it is again Apple provides us, with its browser Safari.
When you open a web page, such as Navigation Mac website, since you are recent versions of Safari is a button called " Reader " at the right side of URL entry field.
This button displays the page by selecting the main body, and removing all the side columns and horizontal banners, so that the user can focus his reading on the essentials of the page. This is extremely convenient and pleasant, especially when reading pages stuffed with ads, pop-up or Flash animations that disrupt the reading.
Once in this display mode, just click on the icon "Print", then in the Print window click on "PDF" in the lower left, Finally, choose "Save as PDF… "To create a PDF of the full article posted.
Once the file is saved, just transfer it to the iPad, using one of many applications available (*). In the example below I used USB Disk, via iTunes with iPad connected with Apple's cable.
Once opened in USB Disk app (as in any other application) must be used Action Button which enables "Open With… " and choose iBooks.
The file will open in this application in which it will be saved permanently. More iBooks can create folders to organize your various types of documents (PDF, Books, etc.)
Here is a method allowing you to keep your iPad a selection of useful articles on hardware and software you use.
(*) See Notes on some.