Questions tagged [books]

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Why is iTunes showing books that don't exist, and how can I delete them?

When I plug my iPhone in to sync I have a "Books" section in the menu of items on my device. In there are some old books that are no longer on my phone, at least that I can see. If I remember ...
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Apple Books app and multiple desktops: How to stop app window to show on all desktops?

I am running macOS Mojave 10.14.4 with Books.app version 1.18. I use multiple desktops. When I open the Books app on one desktop, and then switch to another desktop, the Books app window shows on ...
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How to prevent default pdf viewer from being changed to iBooks

Every so often the default viewer for PDF files gets changed to iBooks. I want PDF files to be opened with Preview, and I want that setting to persist. I know how to manually change the default back ...
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Unable to edit author/category for some books in iBook

I know metadata can be edited at the list view, like this: The thing is, for some files this works. However, for others, when I quit iBook, open it again, the author and category comes back again. ...
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How do I create a 'series' of iBooks not originally purchased as a series from the iBooks Store?

Is it possible to create a series of iBooks from epubs not donwloaded from the iBooks store? For example, I have all the series of "Game of Thrones" in epub format (not purchased from the iBooks ...
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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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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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Why is iBooks.app taking 650 MB memory on macOS 10.14.5?

I have books of around 110 MB but I haven't used the app very much recently. I tried opening and quitting the app. And quit the process from activity monitor too. It didn't stop. Then, I had force ...
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iPad Auto-delete deleted iBooks, now all my highlights are gone

iBooks iOS recently deleted iBooks for no reason, it's an app I use everyday. I clicked the restore button with the little cloud icon and it reinstalled immediately with every single book and pdf that ...
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Want to Read vs Wish List in iBooks?

In macOS iBooks I can add a book to "Wish List" while in iOS iBooks I can add a book to "Want to Read". Are these lists not related? Is there no way to see the on iOS books I expressed an interest in ...
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How does iTunes know where the iBooks are?

I wanted two user accounts and the admin account on the MacBook Pre (2012) to have the same iTunes library (not family sharing nor the older sharing option). Changed the path in iTunes preferences, ...
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How do I dock Table of Contents in Books on macOS Mojave?

I am on macOS Mojave 10.14.2 and using Books Version 1.16(1636.1). When I am reading a book, the table of contents can be only shown on demand and in auto-hide mode. Is there a way to dock it?
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Using dates for page numbers in iBook Author?

Is there a way (XSL?) to use iBooks Author (or to edit the underlying HTML) so that the page numbers are dates? The value (for me) is an easy to navigate calendar with documents as separate pages ...
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Can I gift an ibook to multiple recipients as a conference giveaway?

I would like to gift a book listed on ibooks as a giveaway for 175 people at a European conference. Attendees all have iphones/ipads but are based across various European countries. I have all their ...
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Interactive text in iBooks

I'm creating an interactive workbook in iBooks and need a way for students to answer questions on each page. Is this possible using iBooks? If so, how do I create fillable boxes? Many thanks!
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Is there anyway to standardize page length in iBooks?

I've been using iBooks lately to read a book, and I'd like to be able to set a page goal for myself, like I want to read 20 pages per day. However, since page sizes differ between iPhone, Mac full ...
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deleting books from ibooks

I've deleted several books from ibooks but each time I open the app, those books are there and I have to delete them again. I've gone through this process probably 10 times.
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How do I stop or at least partly reduce the number of times I need to type in my Apple password

I use iBooks, the app store, Apple Music and iTunes on my mac and iphone. Apple asks me for my password at least twice a week on each device. Does it anyone know how to prevent this? Scenarios: + ...
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iBooks not responding when opening book

Just recently, an iBook I've been reading for a long time made iBooks not respond when I double clicked it to open. I've tried navigating to it several different ways, but it doesn't work. For some ...
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iBooks Migrate Mavericks to El Capitain

I have a huge library of books in iBooks which are categorised by "collections". I'm migrating from an old MacBook with OS X 10.9, Mavericks, to new MacBook with OS X 10.11, El Capitan. I've found ...
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iBooks on El Capitan

I have a large number of items in iBooks. Some are ePub, and there are lots of work related PDFs. In total, I have around 20k documents that I want to sync to my iPad to carry around as a convenient ...
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How to fix disappearing All my books in iBook

When I open some book it is show me an alert message "This book can't be opened" and then all books disappear.
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iPhone 6 Plus will not open epub files

When I try to download epub files on my iPhone from the internet it used to go directly to iBooks, now it just goes to a blank page. How can I make them open in iBooks again?
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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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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 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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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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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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Unable to highlight top of pdfs in iBooks

Highlighting text in a pdf with iBooks is quite convenient unless I am trying to highlight some text at the top of the page. The toolbar then hide what I want to highlight. See the screenshots below ...
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export notes within ebook to android?

switching from my iphone 5s to a samsung A6, I am wondering if there is any option to include my notes in my ebooks, transfer them to my android phone, continue to read on that phone and also still ...
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Export iBook collections from an iPad to PC

I have 1500 books, which are PDF and DRM-Free, organized in collections, and need to transfer them to a PC with the same organization. Is possible to export iBook collections from an iPad to PC?
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iBooks couldn't connect to the iBooks Store

I just set up a new iPad with a clean install and logged into iCloud and tapped 'Use iCloud' when starting iBooks. When I try to download a previously downloaded book from the 'My Books' tab in iBooks ...
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ibooks aren't syncing across iPhone and iPad

I have downloaded ibooks from App store which sync without a problem I have also download ibooks from the internet, but for each device I have to manually download them and also I lose all my previous ...
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iBooks is synchronising with iPad but not with iPhone

iBooks is synchronising with iPad (mini2) but not with iPhone (5s). All devices have the same settings and updated to the last OS although with iPhone synchronisation is going only in one direction: ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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After uninstalling iBooks, I can't sign in to iTunes any more

I am currently using El Capitan. Every time I uninstalled iBooks so I could manage my books with iTunes, I found I simply couldn't sign in to iTunes any more. That means I click the 'sign in' button ...
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PDFs missing from iBooks on iPad after restore

After a complete restore of my iPad 2 from iTunes, all my PDF books not from the iTunes Store were gone. I just saw them for seconds and then disappeared. How can I get them back?
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Weird and Inconsistent Behaviour Syncing Books with iTunes

I have spent quite a bit of time debugging this, and still can't figure it out. While debugging, I ended up turning off the "Sync Books" option in iTunes. My iTunes sidebar, after clicking on the ...
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Books.app not working, Generic icon

I updated to Mojave 10.14.4 last night and when I came back to work my Books.app has a generic icon and will not open. Executing the binary from terminal gives me the following Mar 28 14:01:11 MBP ...
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Apple Books: Adding Series Name

I have been organising a few ePub books on Apple Books for MacOS. In list view, I can add a column to display the Series, but I can’t find any way of adding a series name to the individual book. Is ...
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Use iBooks as cloud backend with Amazon Kindle device

Is it possible to use the iBooks section of my iCloud account as the cloud backend to my book collection, while reading the eBooks themselves on my Amazon Kindle?
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When I try to share my notes from Apple Books, the share menu is empty

This is what I get. Perhaps it's caused by the latest update? I am on iPhone 6, iOS 12. And my iCloud sync for Books is disabled.
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How do I force iBooks to sync highlights?

My iBooks books are no longer syncing highlights between macOS and iOS. Highlights I've make on macOS are not appearing on iOS. How do I force this sync to occur?