As a temporary solution for those users with iPad 1 devices who are waiting for the iPad 1 compatible release to be launched, we are suggesting adding the relevant PDF documents obtained from the Sentencing Council to your iPad so that you still have access to electronic resources in court. We want to add these into a program called Adobe Reader, in a manner similar to adding files into the "My Documents" folder in the Sentencing Guidelines App.


Please be aware that Adobe Reader only supports Adobe PDF documents, Microsoft Office Word or Excel documents will not open with Reader.


You can find the PDFs from the Sentencing Council here, including the Magistrate's Council Sentencing Guidelines. The bench book and pronouncements cards for the Adult, Youth and Family Court are can be downloaded from the bottom of this article.



Adding your files into Adobe reader:


First, you'll need to Download Adobe Reader onto your iPad from the AppStore:



To add your own documents into the "My Documents" section of the App, you need to use iTunes to select your documents and Sync them to your iPad device.


This is the process for adding documents into Adobe Reader:


Connect your iPad to your PC using the white USB cable and Open iTunes


Apple iTunes does not automatically show the menu items, so let us enable these first. This makes navigating iTunes a little easier. Tap on the little black and white square at the very top-left of the iTunes App. Click on Show Menu Bar.




With your iPad connected to your PC you will see the device appear in the menu. Tap the iPad or iPhone icon.



Select the Apps button in the side menu, then scroll down iTunes using the scroll bar at the far-right edge. Scroll down until you see the File Sharing section.



1. Tap on the Adobe Reader icon. 2. Then tap the Add button to select documents to Save into Reader.