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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Is there a good alternative to Preview specifically for viewing PDF textbooks?

Preview is great for working with documents, but it isn't very good at handling large textbook navigation and reading. Performance is surprisingly bad, especially compared to viewing the exact same ...
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Editing and syncing a pdf file on Mac and iPad through iBooks

I'd like to work on a draft pdf file on both a Mac and an iPad and see the edits syncing invisibly in the background. I create a new directory mkdir ~/latex and save the following latex in ...
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How to export Epubs from iPad to my Mac?

I have a bunch of books in iBooks in the ePub format from different sources. Some are iTunes, some Humble, LeanPub etc. I have notes and markings in there as well. I would like to export all of that ...
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iBooks disable page scroll animation

I want to disable page scroll animation in iBooks on my Mac when reading epub files. Because it slows down my reading speed and makes my eyes dizzy. I cannot endure the animation. PS. I'm happy to ...
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How do I clear iBooks download queue on OS X?

I purchased a book but I don't want to download it on my Mac right now. I want to download it to my iOS device later. I paused the download. How do I delete it from my download queue without ...
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iBooks Author imports ePub text very large

I have an inDesign file that I'm exporting as a fixed ePub. When I import it into iBooks Author using the blank template, the text is gigantic. For instance one text box is set to 389 pt. The text is ...
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how to share iBooks not purchased via store

when ctrl-clicking a book in iBooks that was purchased via the iBooks store you get all these options to share it, but this does not happen with old books I have imported from the iTunes store. Does ...
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Is Night Mode in iOS really sight-friendly?

I am pretty used right know to reading things on dark backgrounds and I feel that my eyes get less tired than with regular white backgrounds, especially while programming or basically any activity ...
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Moving from Stanza to another eBook reader on my iPad Air

For years, I've been reading ebooks on my antique iPhone 4, using Calibre to painlessly send ebooks to it. I have an iPad Air, and it just dawned on me (I guess I'm slow) that I oughtta be doing my ...
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How to move pdf from iBooks to another app like Photos on iPad?

there was this pdf file i wanted to originally take off Safari into my iPad, and the only way to do that seemed to be saving it in iBooks. But after that, is there a way to export the pdf from iBooks ...
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how to link to a specific page in an epub file?

Using the app Skim PDF, I can link to a specific page in a PDF file, e.g. skim://~/Downloads/269769108-Obergefell-v-Hodges.pdf::33. Can I do the same for a page in an epub file so that it will open in ...
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Action button greyed out

Using iBooks 4.2 on iPad Air 2. All books show a greyed out action button. Any ideas?
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How to export Calibre's library for Database Support?

I have used Calibre but I would like get more freedom in exporting it elsewhere for edits. I would like to do quality assurance of my books, papers and literature. Calibre does not communicate with ...
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Bookmarks not adding to my books

Can you have too many bookmarks, I have never ever deleted my bookmarks and I have read a large number of books, now I cannot bookmark at all and I wonder wether I have set to many bookmarks, I have ...
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Drawings on books purchased with iBooks

Say I buy a book using iBooks (OS X Yosemite on a MacBook Pro). Using iBooks, I can highlight text and add notes. What about drawing shapes? e.g. circles, squares, arrows, etc. If this is not ...
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Reverse sync PDF files from iPad

I copied some PDF files from my Windows machine to my iPad via iTunes. I accidentally deleted one PDF from my PC and I would like to copy it back from my iPad. How to do it? The problem is that the ...
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How to get iPad to remove books from iBooks on Mac?

Got a macbook & an iPad (2nd gen.) I added some books to the iBooks app on the mac. Chose the option to sync everything on the iTunes on the mac. Then deleted some books on the iBooks on the ...
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Only move one page in double-page view | iBooks

I like reading books in double-page view in iBooks. But I always can only move two pages in this view, like in RL. Is there a way to only move one page, for example to compare images on different ...
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Page width in iBooks

Is there anyway to make the maximum page width in iBooks larger than 560 px? I am using iBooks in Yosemite as an EPUB reader but find it frustrating that text columns' maximum width seems to be fixed ...
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How to get Apples Human Interface Guidelines as pdf (latest version 2015)?

I have been trying to download Apple HIG in PDF, only thing I found was Apple HIG documentation which just gives me an ePub file for iBooks. Things I've (unsuccessfully) tried: share/export from ...
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Why won't iBooks wirelessly sync epubs or PDFs to my iPad?

I'm aware of this question but it is now quite old. If I create a collection in iBooks on OSX (Yosemite, 10.10.3) and add a book (epub - not puchased via iBooks), it does not sync to my iPad (3rd gen, ...
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Track referrers and link them to actual purchases

I am the owner of some content being sold through ibooks (http://www.sinkronigo.com). Some other websites are adding ibooks links to my books and I would like to know how many clicks to these links ...
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iBooks for Mac: Duplicate Storage

I have recently purchased and downloaded an ePub book from a website, and safely kept it on my ~/Books folder. To read it, I used Add to Library from iBooks for Mac. I noticed that it then copied the ...
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How long does it generally take Apple to propagate subject category changes in my submitted eBooks

I have several books on sale in the ibooks store. A couple of weeks ago I did a minor change to the subject category of all my books. About a week after that I started to notice a drop on sales. I am ...
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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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How do you delete a book on iBooks [duplicate]

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 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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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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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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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 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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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 ...