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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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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Don't want iBooks to always paste the “Excerpt From” of what I have copied

I read on iBooks, and some other resources and gather my notes in EverNote. When I copy a text from iBooks to keep it as a note in some other external application like EverNote, it keeps pasting the ...
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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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iBooks on Mavericks Beachballs Whenever Text Styling Occurs

Whenever I want to change text styling in iBooks the app becomes unresponsive. I kill it in the terminal (killall iBooks), and then the system reports that CoreText.FontDownloadHelper has crashed. My ...
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Managing giant eBook collection with iPad after iTunes update broke compatibility with Calibre?

In an effort to upgrade security, a recent iTunes update broke functionality to Calibre - my favorite eBook management tool. Now I am without a way to effectively manage my eBook collection in a ...
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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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How to add a shortcut to an individual iBook file to the iPad home screen?

I'm currently in the process of creating an iBook for use within my company. Some of the people who will be using it aren't particularly tech-savvy, so I want to make it as easy as possible for them ...
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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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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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How do I simplify transfer of Books to iPad

I upgraded to Maverics, and thought having iBooks on the Mac would be a good idea, so I could read epubs. My books are gone from iTunes, although the process of adding them to a Collection in iBooks ...
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How can I backup my notes and highlights on iBooks? (pc user)

I don't have a Mac and I want to do what's specified here. Is there a Linux/Windows app for this?
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iPad secretly syncing iTunes U slides to my books

Here's the setting: I am syncing my entire books library on my MacBook with my iPad. On my Mac, there are 122 books (both .epub and.pdf). I also use iTunes U on my MacBook, and some of the courses I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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“itmstransporter” permission error when publishing iBook

I've created a book using iBooks Author, sent it over to iTunes Producer, filled in all of the necessary details (price, availability, etc) and attempted to submit it. Once I submit it to Apple I see ...
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Open ePub in iBooks for Mac without adding it to the iBooks library

(Possibly a duplicate of Preference for adding epub to iBooks) Is it possible to use iBooks on Mavericks to open an ePub without adding it to the library? Possibly through defaults? (defaults read ...
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Why my iBook G4 superdrive spits out the Mac OS X Leopard Install Disk?

The SuperDrive of my late 2005 iBook G4 died, so I installed a new one. But now the new drive does not mount the Leopard Install Disk. But it mounts any other DVDs/CDs (music, movies). The disk mounts ...
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problem searching for text with in a pdf in iBooks?

I have a very long pdf document in iBooks and it won't let me search for text in it. I click the search button, type what I want to search and nothing happens. This happens every time, no matter what ...
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Change iBooks Author study card behavior?

So when you're reading an iBook made using iBooks Author, and you go to highlight something, you're able to use that as a study card along with a note of your own creation that you annotate with the ...
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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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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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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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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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Organizing Books for iPad

So I have a lot of book I wish to organize on my iPad, and the new iBooks won't let me do it. I want to either a. Sort by author last name b. Use the Collections option. However, I can't add the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Boot from USB iBook G4 Power PC

I recently got an old iBook G4 (as many of you might have noticed with all of my recent questions :D) and I wanted to install Ubuntu via USB (the iso doesn't fit on a CD and the iBook doesn't read ...
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Generating cross-platform eBooks on a Mac?

I would like to produce an electronic textbook for distribution to my students. Ideally, this would have some of the interactive features like those available in iBooks Author, but I think the book ...
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Where can I see the iBooks available to each country?

I would like to see where the English version of a given book is available since in my country only the local translation is available. Is there anywhere online where I can see the full catalog for a ...
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iBooks performance

I have noticed issues with iBooks lagging noticeably. While scrolling pages or browsing the store, I get little jerks, and mini-freezes. Seems like a CPU/processing power issue. But no other apps are ...