When you change a document into a PDF, the app gives the document a name. I'd like to be able to change the name of the file to something of my own choosing. How do I do that with iPad app?
I'm hoping to kick this up and get and answer for both of us. I have downloaded a few restaurants' nutrition menus, and want to add the restaurant name to the name of the file. You'd be surprised how many are named "nutrition 0412"
Anyone have an answer for us?
Appfan201 and L.R.Cote,
I believe you are describing two different issues =).
Appfan201, your issue can likely be solved by upgrading to iOS 5. Prior to iOS5, the iPad/iPhone operating system would give the file a funny name (before the App received it), so we had no way of knowing what the proper name of the document was.
Your request sounds like a poorly named file in the first place and iOS 5 upgrade obviously won't help that. The ability to rename files is a commonly requested feature and something we are investigating for a future relase. While it's not in the next release, I am hopeful that we'll see it in a subsequent relase. Thanks for your feedback!
L.R. Cote -
One other suggestion. You could name the files as you'd like on your desktop machine and use the iTunes document sync method as described here:
I know this is much more hassle than you'd like, and we really would like to make it possible to do this in app, but perhaps it's worth the effort if you have a collection of documents that are important to you.
You are correct - these files are poorly named. Most are just called "Nutrition" followed by the effective date. Only one - Bertucci's - has the restaurant in the file's name. I downloaded them to my iPad directly from their parent sites. I was hoping for an easy answer, but I guess I was dreaming. Moving them onto my iMac, changing the names, then transferring them back is ridiculous, but I guess that's just the way it is.
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