That sounds extremely laborious, and I don't understand how to print as PDF and then copy to the iPad.
There must be an app which I could use to view and store these documents on the iPad directly?
I don't want to print these PDF documents, please see my original question.
I want to be able to view PDFs on my iPad which I have found on the web, and store them permanently for future reference. I understand this is possible using iBook, but I haven't managed to achieve this. I understand GoodReader may be similar.