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How do you download text unto your iPod?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by MGE, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. MGE

    MGE

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    The title says it all. I got a 30 GB/Video iPod that I am trying to load some documents. Problem is they come out as gibberish.

    What do I do to load the documents? What do I have to have them formatted as?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Laramie In MT

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    Can you copy and paste the text into NOTES in MS Outlook and then sync them to your iPod that way?
     

  3. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    How about putting the files into a folder...then Zipping it (or .tar, ect.) and putting that on there?

    Nothing should be lost since the iPod won't try to decode it then--particularly with the .tar format being Linux native and all.

    Good luck.
     
  4. berniew

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    Are you trying to read the text on the iPod or just use it as a disk to carry docs?
     
  5. MGE

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    I would like both things, in particular to be able to read them on the iPod, but also as I can use it as a back up because I am a writer in some sense of the word.

    Though I found if saved as plain text file, it sort of works, but can large files be saved and read too? It did not work on mine (the document is about 80 to 90 pages long).

    Thanks
     
  6. berniew

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    Windows?

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/IPOD-TOOLS/Other-IPOD-tools-Updates/iPod-Agent.shtml

    http://www.ambience.sk/ipod-ebook-creator/ipod-book-notes-text-conversion.php

    Mac?

    http://www.tucows.com/preview/397396


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