How-To Load a PDF To a Mobile Device

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Do you have questions on how to transfer your Molly magazines (and E-Books) onto a mobile device(s)? If you are in need of some guidance to get you started, you’re in the right place!

The first step is to search out the magazine or E-Book you’re wanting to read. If you’re a Molly member, you’ll find all of my magazine back issues in your member page on the blog. Simply login, browse and choose an issue. If you’re not a member and would like to sign up, click here. All of our files are in “PDF” form so you’ll need a PDF viewer to open them on your computer. Once such viewer is Adobe Reader, and you can download their free software here.

Once you have the reader software installed on your computer, simply click to open your chosen magazine (or E-Book). Once the magazine opens in your PDF viewer, you’ll want to save it to the hard drive on your computer. For PC users, just click “File” in the upper left corner and choose “Save As.” You’ll want to save the file as a “PDF” and save it to a location that will be easy for you to access again. Some locations might include: “My Documents,” “Favorites,” or your “Desktop.” Choose a file name you’ll be able to easily recognize such as “Molly_Magazine_May_2013.”

Now choose the mobile device you’d like to use such as a Kindle or tablet. The easiest thing to do is to connect your mobile device to your computer using a USB cable. Once your mobile device is connected, your computer should recognize it as a removable, mass-storage device. Drag and drop the PDF file from your computer’s file browser (“Window’s Explorer” for PC or “Finder” on MAC) onto your device’s “Documents” folder. The PDF should then be available on your device’s home page. Be sure to safely “eject” your device from the computer before going to the home page to select and view the PDF file document.

If you are using an iPad, iPhone or iTouch device you’ll want to be sure you have an E-Book reader such as “iBooks” in order to download the PDF to your device. You can find and download “iBooks” from the App Store.

The first step is to sync your device to the computer via your USB cable and open up iTunes. Here is an easy to follow video explaining how to select and load your PDF file(s) onto your iPad, iPhone or iTouch device. Again, be sure to safely “eject” your device before going to select and view your PDF file document.

If you get stuck and need more help, please feel free to email me at: and I’ll be happy to help you further. Now you can take me (and Midge!) right along with you, wherever you go. The possibilities are endless on how and where you can be fabulously frugal!