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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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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Books not purchased in iBooks Store are not syncing between Mavericks and iPhone

After upgrading to OS X Mavericks, I added some ebooks bought directly from publishers, such as O'Reilly, by dragging them into the iBooks app. However, when I use iBooks on my iPhone, the ebooks ...
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Transferring PDFs from iBooks to your laptop/desktop

There are a lot of tutorials on how to load PDFs into iBooks, but none say how to backup or transfer them back to your computer. I understand there is a button to email them, but I probably have ...
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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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Is it possible to COMPLETELY delete an iBooks?

Yesterday, I saw that my brother has downloaded an "hentai" on my Mac (shame on me, I didn't lock it !) I deleted it, but it stays on my purchased books, and I don't want it ! Is it possible to ...
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Which iCloud account does iBooks use to sync?

Does the new iBooks app for OS X Mavericks sync notes, bookmarks, read position, etc. using one's iCloud account, or one's iTunes Store account? In other words, if two people use separate Apple IDs ...
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Restore ebooks (PDF) from iTunes backup?

Upon opening iBooks.app on my clean Mavericks install, I noticed that all my ebooks from other sources than the iBooks Store were missing. Of course, they're not saved in iCloud. So I wanted to ...
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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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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: 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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How to put PDF files on an iPad?

I want to read PDF files in iBooks on an iPad. What is the current method to put PDF files on an iPad ? Is there a method that allows me to drag files somewhere so that the files will subsequently be ...
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How to remove a book from iBooks

I "bought" a free book on iBooks Store, the book is on my iCloud. Now I would to remove it, but I cannot find a way to do it.
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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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Sync books from iBooks on Mac with iBooks on iPhone

This task should be very easy to solve, but still, I can't do it. I have downloaded a epub book, dragged it to iBooks app on Mac. Then I go to iTunes, click on iPhone and go to Books tab. I can see ...
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How do I find out what my iBooks “authorized computers” are?

I saw a "Free" book on iBooks today and decided to download it. I've never used iBooks before. After it downloaded (and I entered my password), I clicked "Read", and iBooks said: Computer ...
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how to rename a pdf in ibooks on ipod

I just downloaded 40+ chapters of a medical reference book onto my ipod touch. They were not available to download as a whole book so I had to download them one at a time. I put them all in a folder ...
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Open iBooks files in other PDF viewers in iPad

iBooks permits easy file sharing and import of Pdf files to iPad through iTunes, however it lacks annotation/highlighting. After import, I prefer to open PDF file with 3rd party PDF viewers like ...
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iBooks: how to sync PDF only?

I use my iPad as PDF reader, so my iPad contains many PDFs which I'd like to sync. It should be the steps below: You need to login with correct Apple ID on every device you want to sync Plug in ...
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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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Is there any way to add an ePub book to iBooks without iTunes?

I purchased a book and have it in ePub and PDF formats. I can easily add the PDF to iBooks from Safari. However, I can't find a method to get an ePub book into iBooks without iTunes. I'm away from my ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I add or change the author of a PDF file in iBooks?

I had several PDF files in iTunes that I had added authors to. Then I upgraded to Mavericks and launched iBooks. It moved my books and PDFs from iTunes, but many of my PDFs now show the author as ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I get non-iBooks Store ePub files into my iCloud iBooks library?

I buy quite a few ePub e-books from sources other than the iBooks Store. I used to use iTunes to sync these to my iPad and iPhone. However, I’m trying to set up my iPad and iPhone to purely sync ...
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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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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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“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 fix iBooks “Two pages” mode

I have a number of books in iBooks on my MacBook. All of them were showing nicely in "Two Pages" mode, until I clicked the "Show Notes" button, on two of them. Those books changed to "Single Page" ...
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Changing Metadata of an Epub in iBooks

How can I edit the metadata of an Epub file? I would like to alter the title, author, and cover art, similar to how I was able to do so in iTunes (get info).
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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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Sync iOS iBooks to OS X iBooks

Is there a way to sync the iBooks that were not purchased from iTunes on my iOS device with my OS X iBooks? Specifically, I have some PDFS I'd like to sync. Please note I am seeking to synchronize ...
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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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iBooks vs epub: What's the difference?

Until now, I was under the impression that ePub was the de facto standard for Apple and the default format used by iBooks. But recently I downloaded some ebooks from the iTunes store and found them to ...
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iBooks (OS X) can't download Book

I have an issue where a book of mine doesn't seem to want to download at all. I purchased the book from the iBooks store. At a couple points in the past the specific book in question was deleted off ...
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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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Is it possible to search for text in iBooks or the Kindle app?

Is it possible to search for text in iBooks or the Kindle app? I'm deciding whether to buy electronic copies of some of my reference books, but I would only be purchasing them for the ability to ...
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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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Preference for adding epub to iBooks

In iTunes it was/is possible to prevent files to be copied to iTunes Media folder. Does any of you know if same de-selection is possible in iBooks? Thanks for lot of useful knowledge sharing