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I recently converted one of my books into an iBooks format using Author. However when I connected to my iPad and went into 'preview', I saw my device, clicked it, but the 'preview' button to enable the previewing process was faded and I could not click it. Has anyone actually used the preview feature enough to give me some help? Thanks!

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Had the same issue with my iMac running Lion and iPad 1. The iPad was visible but greyed out, as was the preview button.

Here's what worked for me:

  • Connect iPad to Mac
  • Open iBooks on iPad
  • Click on preview in Author
  • Close iBooks on iPad
  • Cancel preview and tap on preview again
  • Open iBooks on iPad again

Not sure why or how, but it worked for me.

Good luck!

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Hey, really big thanks for the help. However after further study I realized I installed iBooks 2 on my iPhone but forgot on iPad. I tried just about all I could and finally solved the trouble. However for your troubles I will make your answer my accepted answer. Again, thanks! – beakr Jan 21 '12 at 1:01
How do you cancel a preview? I don't see this option. – user17806 Jan 26 '12 at 23:43
Thank You It works for me. – Vineesh TP Sep 7 '12 at 5:52

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