iBooks is an application created by Apple for both iOS and OS X to enable viewing of PDF, Epub and .iBooks format files, typically electronic books.

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Cannot open PDF in iBooks on Mac

on MacI sync my PDF files normally between my Mac and my iPhone and iPad. Bookmarks and resume options are working between iOS devices for epubs. However, no PDF can be opened in iBooks on Mac — it ...
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How to retrieve a PDF file from an iOS device?

Given two Macs running Yosemite and one iPad running iOS 8, how do you retrieve a PDF file put on the iPad from Mac 1, using Mac 2 ? Let's say that I don't currently have access to the Mac used to put ...
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Where are the sample books stored in the iBooks for Mac OS X?

I'm doing an accessibility stuff and I need to access the source file (.epub file) of the sample books in iBooks for Mac OS X. I did look for one at ...
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How to copy pdf files to be view with iBooks on iPad using iTunes

So I found this location on my Mac: ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.BKAgentService/Data/Documents/iBooks/Books I then copy pdf files to that location. In iTunes, from the left column under Settings ...
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Application for manage and sync PDF collection

Unfortunately is not possible synch the PDFs files using iBook, so i'm looking for an alternative. I have a huge collection of PDF file and i work with different computers. I'm looking for an ...
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Can I get a table-only view in iBooks like on iOS in OS X?

Oftentimes, tables are cropped in iBooks so that information is missing because the table doesn't fit on a page. On iOS, I can tap the table and get a table-only view just like I can with pictures. ...
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ibook incorrect pdf display - empty pages, missing text / after editing with Adobe Acrobat Pro

I had to make some small text changes in pdf document and now this document is not displayed correctly in iBooks. Opening in Adobe Reader on iPad is OK. Viewing on the computer is also OK. I used ...
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How do you delete a book on iBooks

My brother downloaded some books on my iBooks account and I want it permanently off my purchased and all books thing. I have iOS 8.1.2 so none of the answers in the previous question.
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adding a new epub to iBooks without opening it

Whenever I drag & drop an epub into iBooks, the book is automatically added to my library, but it is also immediately opened for reading. Is there a way to add a book to the iBooks library ...
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iBooks: Group PDF files by folder, not collection

I am using a lot iBooks, on OS X Yosemite, to save and sort my PDF files and to benefit from a nice library rather than using the raw filesystem. Recently I have discovered an awesome feature that ...
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IBooks are not synchronized between my Apple devices

I don't seem to be able to synchronize my iPad (2) and IPhone (5s) to access the iBooks documents saved across the devices. They are both updated to the latest iOS. I Have looked into all the ...
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Change 'Open in iBooks' to something useful?

Older versions of Safari/iOS remembered the last used PDF viewer, or at least displayed my preferred one automatically e.g. at the top in the PDF preview of safari, 'Open in PDFExpert or so. With the ...
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Why is iBooks highlighting feature so slow?

I have a macbook pro mid 2012 i5 with 4 gb ram and osx yosemite. My problem is very simple - why is the iBooks highlighting feature so slow? I have even disabled sync highlights and bookmarks ...
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Two-page view disabled in iBook for some book

I've purchased a book from the iBooks Store that has the two-page view mode disabled on my Mac (OSX 10.9 running iBooks 1.01). iBook can show other books in two-page view mode with no problem. But ...
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PDF in iBooks is blank but text is shown in magnifying glass

After reading about 20 pages of data mining book in iBooks, next page rendered itself as blank. And all successive pages failed too. When I go to arbitrary (usually blank) page, then return to ...
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Make the iBooks search useful

Is it possible to make the iBooks search useful? It seems to totally lack any way of forcing capitalisation or word boundaries. I would use Regular Expressions if necessary. By way of example I was ...
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What is the best way to backup epub and pdf books in iBooks?

If you are going to format your computer, and you are running OSX 10.10 or newer, what is the best way to backup epubs and pdfs that weren't purchased from the iTunes store? I have a lot of books, ...
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Can't synchronize books with my iPod touch

I have an iPod touch 4th generation with iOS 6.1.6 and my MacBook has OS X 10.9.5 with iTunes 12. I have some books (epub) in iBooks, but I can't transfer them to iTunes nor synchronize them with my ...
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Was trying to transfer my PDFs from my iPad to my new MacBook but they all disappeared… How do I get them back?

I just got a replacement MacBook, and only transferred my Documents, Music, Pictures, and Movies folders... Apparently my iBooks content is not stored in the iTunes folder so I just plugged in my iPad ...
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Creative Text-Links with Popover in iBooks Author

I've seen some iBooks (particularly those from Games Workshop) that include highlighted text that, when touched, will produce a pop-over. However, the only option I can find in iBooks Author is for ...
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How to export annotations in iBooks for Mac?

I've been using iBooks to read .epubs that I've downloaded from the Internet, and made many annotations in them. How can I export the annotations to another Mac, or share them all at once?
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ibooks EPUB3 nested ncx TOC isn't working

I've created a nested TOC with four levels (see code below). In iBooks, the first four entries are nested correctly, but even though I've coded the fifth entry (Chapter two) to appear at level 3, it ...
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How do you add a book to multiple iBook collections?

I'd like to organize my books into different collections and have a "completed" collection for books to be entered into upon their completion. The problem is that it seems iBooks will allow a book to ...
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Adding annotation in iBooks

How can I add annotations on my book using iBooks? Any time that I try to create an annotation, iBooks wants to create a new copy, with this message: The original document can't be changed, so a ...
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Books not appearing in iBooks on iPad

I have several books in my iBooks app on my iPad, but when I'm without wifi, ibooks doesn't even show the books are sitting in my library, why?
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Prevent users from deleting iBooks from iPad

I will be preparing some iBook files to use on an exhibit in a museum, and I am afraid that visitors accidentally (or not) delete the book from the iBooks app. I looked at the Restriction Settings, ...
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How do I collect all of my notes and highlights from iBooks?

I've got a lot of highlighting and notes in iBooks that I've read, and would like to be able to collect them in one easy to use and manipulate format (e.g for writing papers and citing quotes). For ...
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iBooks (iOS) doesn't allow to keep zoom-settings

Say I'm reading a PDF document in iBooks and I change the zoom (via a pinch-guesture), then I cannot change pages. Why? The only way to proceed is to go back to fit-page zoom. Why should I not be able ...
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ibooks error: “Zero Kb of 9.22 EB” on Yosemite and failed downloads

I have recently upgraded from OS X mavericks to yosemite in a new mac mini. The previously downloaded ibooks are available to read while the new free ibooks like "Apps At Work" AND "iPad Profiles ...
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How can I delete an iBook note or highlight that's not highlighted in the text?

After an iBook is updated, occasional notes or highlighting that I've added will remain, but without the associated highlighting in the text. How do I delete such notes? The only UI I can find for ...
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iBooks series metadata

In iBooks on 10.10, books can have series metadata as shown in the image. What metadata do I need to add to an external epub (i.e. not from ibook store) so that it can be displayed as a series?
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How to delete iBooks.app

Is there any way to delete apps that were added by Apple in the Mavericks 10.9 update? In particular, I'm talking about iBooks.app. When I try to delete it, OS X tells me that it can't be because it's ...
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Searching for binary iSightCapture image for PPC iBook

My ooold iBook is still functional (except the battery) and I would like to install a low cost room surveilance. There are many references around the internet to the iSightCapture utility, but it is ...
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How to use different accounts (of different countries) for iTunes and iBookstore on iPhone or iPad?

Simply stated, it is I bought quite a bit of Music and Movies from my native country (be it Hong Kong, France, Italy, etc). However, the iBookstore for that country has very few books on the ...
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Unexplained memory usage in iPad iBooks?

I have a 16GB Apple iPad 3(with Retina Display). Today, while checking up my available memory, I saw the iPad had about only 1GB left. After deleting major unused apps, I found out that iBooks was ...
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Change user name

I had to change the admin user name of a new Macbook because his sons name kept showing up, Home Folder etc, So I used, 'sudo mv /Users/oldusername /Users/newusername' and Advanced Options in User ...
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When syncing books on iPad, library shown in iBooks also contains books no longer in iBooks

I add and remove books en PDFs to en from iBooks. When wanting to sync my books and PDFs on my iPad, through iTunes, the list of books and PDFs available for my iPad (from iBooks) shown under 'Books', ...
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iTunes does not have ibooks option

I recently bought mac book air. In that I have itunes 11.2.1 version. Now I want to move all of my contents from my previous mac book's itunes to this new one and completely sync both my ipad and ...
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How to choose with highlightings from 2 samples of the same book on iBooks?

I got a book sample on 2 iPads: iPad with iOS 8.0.2 with the newest iBooks iPad with iOS 6 with the old iBooks which has old look and feel of the old iBooks (but I think it is not related to it ...
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How can I ensure that iBooks in my Library are up-to-date?

Like me you may have seen updates available for some of your iBooks, and that might have made you assume that when a book gets changed in the Store, it gets updated in your Library. This appears not ...
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How do I add a cover image to an iBook that lacks one?

I have several iBooks, purchased from the iBooks store that either never had cover images (typically because they are inexpensive "generics") or have "lost" them on iOS (for reasons that aren't clear; ...
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Create categories with iBooks (Mavericks)

I need to regroup PDF which I have created into categories and to put them on my iPad. With mountain lion I used Calibre to create the categories and iTunes to put the PDF on my iPad as books. After ...
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Why does iBooks connect to the Internet whenever I copy/paste?

I am monitoring the Internet usage of my applications and I noticed that iBooks initializes a connection to 23.221.221.248:443 whenever I select some text and then copy it. Does someone know why, or ...
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Delete book from iBooks Mac when I delete it from iOS

I sync "All books" from my iOS device (an iPod Touch) and my Mac, in iBooks. When I delete a book in iOS, it is NOT deleted on my Mac. Instead, in iTunes, the setting changes from sync "All books" to ...
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iBooks - The file X couldn't be saved in the folder Y

A few days ago, iTunes up and dumped every one of my ~300 books (PDFs, added manually from a source) — not any kind of warning or explanation, no upgrade I accepted, the sidebar item just vanished — ...
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how do I sync iBooks or move books between collections?

I have an Mac OSx 10.7.5 (doesn't come with iBooks) and iPad -- has iBooks in it. I want to do a simple thing, create a new Collection, and move books from one collection to the other. I couldn't ...
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What is “Sync Books” in iTunes for?

All of my iBooks appear in all of my devices, regardless of what device I ordered them on. Even if a book is not present on a device, a corresponding icon is, along with an option to download the book ...
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How to upload large mobi file to iPad/iPhone

I have a 63mb mobi format book. Normally I get mobi books to my iPad/iPhone via the email share setting in Calibre. However the size of the book is too big to do that. How else I do open up the mobi ...
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“Swift Programming Language” iBook Not Updating

I've recently been researching Swift development as I have grown tired of Objective-C. However, the book I am reading (Apple's official guide) will not update to the latest version on my Mac. It ...
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How to use automator to create a service which converts an ebook (using calibre commands)

I am trying to figure out a way to be able to right-click on an .epub file and convert it to a .mobi file. Currently (thanks to calibre command tools) I can to the following within the terminal ...