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The Mashup App allows you to save PDF content into your personal database. Rather than just saving a PDF file as a big opaque blob, The Mashup App allows you to save individual pages and group them into descriptive categories. Each PDF page knows from which PDF file it originated. Additionally each page knows both its electronic and printed page numbers. You can share individual pages via email or groups of related pages. To save PDF content, follow these steps:



  1. Tap on the "Home' tab bar button.
  2. Scroll to the "Create a Mashup Item" Section.
  3. Tap on "Use a PDF page". You will be presented with the PDF Viewer. If your device is an iPad it wil look like this:

    If you device is an iPhone or iPad Touch, it will look like this:

  4. Tap on the "Open" button to open a PDF file located on your device or tap and type a web URL of a PDF document.

    If you tap on the "Open" button, you will be presented with a list of available PDFs.

  5. If you tap on the information button, you can peek and get a quick look at the PDF document.

  6. Tap on the name of a PDF file to load it into the PDF Viewer.

  7. Scroll to a page that you want to save into your personal database. If the printed page number differs from the electronic page number, enter the printed page number.

    Printed pages numbers will increment or decrement accordingly as you view the document

  8. Tap on the "Extract" button to set the default categories. If you do not, then the PDF content will be available from the "Uncategorized" category.

  9. After setting one or more categories, you can extract the current page or the subsequent or previsous pages.


Later, you can browse your save PDF content


And you can group, or mashup, related items even if they are of different types:




Last updated on July 31, 2011 by Zaid