Questions tagged [books]

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Transfer a large amount of PDF files from PC to Adobe Reader (on iPad)

I've a bunch (~200) of PDFs, organized in directories, (Topic wise), that I need to transfer to my iPad for offline reading. I've two problems: First, emailing is not an option. These are around 720 ...
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How can I copy a PDF from OneDrive to iBooks using the OneDrive iPhone app?

I have a PDF file in OneDrive that I would like to copy to iBooks on my iPhone. Usually apps have an option to copy the PDF to iBooks, but apparently the OneDrive app doesn't. I tried pressing the ...
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Synchronizing iBooks with iPad/iPhone does not synchronize collections

When I synchronize iBooks from my MacBook to my iPhone/iPad via iTunes it synchronizes all my books, but it doesn't synchronize the collections (they are all just dumped into one single collection). ...
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Epubs from iBooks not showing up in iTunes on Mac OS X Sierra

I have about a few hundred of epubs that I’d regularly been syncing on my iOS devices until I’ve updated to Sierra a few days ago, when suddenly only a few books showed up in iTunes. I tried turning ...
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Transfering PDFs to ipad on windows?

I got about 300 PDFs which I need to transfer to my iPad Mini 2 but when I press the add folder to library in iTunes on windows I am unable to get the PDF's on, I only get the .epub files up... Any ...
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Transfer PDF in iBooks from iPhone to iPad

How do I transfer a PDF I've saved in iBooks from my iPhone 6 to my iPadPro? Thanks
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Replace updated iBooks (eBook)

How can I replace a updated eBook (not via iBookstore) in Apples iBooks-App (on OS X or iOS) without loosing all the associated notes, bookmarks etc.? For example: Some of O'REILLYs eBooks update ...
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Storing iBooks in iCloud

Can iBooks be saved to iCloud then deleted on my iPad but still be available on iCloud? The reason for asking this is that my iPad is running out of space, so I want to store my iBooks elsewhere.
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Import iBooks folder?

I was running iTunes 11 under Snow Leopard and syncing to an old iPad, the very first one. Now, the latest iPad (pro) needs iTunes 11, which needed higher than Snow Leo, so I'm running it under ...
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How to move books from iBooks on my iPhone with iTunes on Mac?

The first thing I bought was an iPhone. I have a lot of books there in iBooks. Now I would like to sync this library across my other devices: Mac and iPad. I know that the base for devices is Macbook ...
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How do I save iBooks pdfs to an external hard drive?

How do I save all of my iBooks pdfs, located on my iPad2, to an external hard drive?
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Which files are transferred when using Transfer purchases from?

iTunes is still very confusing to me, and today I tried to upload a book on an iPad. After adding one pdf file to the iBooks library on OS X, I tried to sync the iPad. Unfortunately, iTunes insist on ...
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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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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'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 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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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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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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iBooks version / iPad

I wish to buy an iPad to have some digital interactive books. The requirements for the books are: "To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 5.1 or later". I don't wish ...
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Rearranging iBooks on bookshelf manually

I'm unable to manually rearrange my iBooks bookshelf manually and would like to put individual books as well as a 'series' of books in their right order.It lets me 'edit' and move to the position I ...
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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
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How can I retrieve the complete “Documents and Data” from iCloud to my Mac?

Is there a way to get to complete "Document and Data" to the Mac? P.S.: All datas where uploaded via my ipad, most of it is in IBooks, a lot of Pdfs and ebooks (not from the store). The thing is 1) ...
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Is there any way to get rid of the TOC page with iBooks Author?

I'm making a picture book with iBooks Author. Each page is one simple image. That's all there is to the book. So I don't need the TOC. Is there a way to get rid of the TOC?
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Can I deactivate the text marker function in iBooks?

Is it possible to deactivate the text marker function in iBooks? I often use the dictionary lookup, but accidentally, I activate the marker function quite often.
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iBooks Author custom layout

I'm looking to build an iBook with iBooks Author which would require a jQuery masonry-esque layout and I have scoured the web for documentation, help, tutorials, and articles that may help me embark ...
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iBooks - is there a way to organize bookmarks by page number?

Over the last year, I've replaced (and expanded) my library of programming books from physical copies to ebooks. In each book, I have a host of bookmarks. Unfortunately, I didn't save them in one ...
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Can iBooks be synced from an iPad to a new computer to save my documents?

I formated my Mac after a few years of work and forgot to do books backup because iPad was lightly used. As a result all my books stuck on the iPad and if I want to add some new from a computer it ...
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Is there a way to change the language for Wikipedia searches in iBooks on iOS, without changing the language settings for the device?

I live in Norway so I have my iPad 2 language set to Norwegian. Most of the books I read in iBooks are english. The dictionary is English which is great, however I often try to look up words that are ...
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How do I delete a paused book from iBooks on iPad?

While fishing for free books, I tapped purchase for a book which is larger than 500mb. I've noticed the size only after buying. I paused the download by tapping on the book. Now I was not able to ...
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Use HTML as primary source for an e-book usable in Apple's iBooks?

Is this possible? Basically, someone I am working with has a bunch of HTML documents. He would like to put them into an e-book usable in Apple's iBooks. Is that possible? If so, a general pointer ...
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Can no longer email myself a .epub file and open in iBooks? (used to be able to)

I used to email myself some .epub files (using Gmail), and then on the iPad, in the email program, click on the .epub file and then choose to open in iBooks, and read, highlight, and add notes to the ...
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iBooks ePubs lost all cover art after iOS5 update

After I upgraded to iOS 5 on my iPad 2, iBooks no longer shows any cover art for ePubs that I have imported. Anything that is from the iBook store shows art fine, along with PDFs. Is there a solution ...
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Utility to integrate iTunes with Amazon

Is there any utility or script that integrates with iTunes and helps me organize my libraries by doing lookups on large databases such as Amazon? For example: downloading track names from Amazon ...
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How do I get my books on the iBook store?

How do I get my books on the iBook store?
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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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How to export books from Ibooks when using iCloud Drive

Aloha, I would like to turn off iCloud Drive. But I activated in iBooks iCloud Drive. Now I don't see any "official way" to export all MY books out of iCloud drive. The only way I currently found is ...
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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 ...