MacMost Now 787: iBooks Reading Options

Take a look at iBooks reading options on the iPad. WIth iBooks 3 you can change the font, font size, background style and even switch to a continuous scrolling mode. Each style has its merits depending on what you like, the size of your iPad and whether you are holding it horizontally or vertically. But textbooks and PDFs will not give you as many options.

Comments: 6 Responses to “MacMost Now 787: iBooks Reading Options”

    Kendall
    7 years ago

    Is there an option to use a finger gesture to turn the page but have it actually look like a page is turning? I know my calendar simulates the page turn when I swipe to switch to a different month but I didn’t see that option for iBooks.

      7 years ago

      Yes, that’s the default in fact. If you are using the Book or Full Screen theme (not Scrolling) then just drag from the right side of the screen to the left side to have the page turn. It does this for standard ePub books (like novels, etc). But text books will behave as the author intended, with sliding or scrolling, etc.

    Kendall
    7 years ago

    I just realized I was viewing a PDF and not a book. PDF’s slide from page to page. Books simulate a page turn.

    Marcia
    7 years ago

    Why can’t I read my iBooks on my MacBook Air or on my iMac?

      7 years ago

      You need the iBooks app to read books bought in the iBookstore. It is only for iOS, not for Macs. No idea if Apple is planning to do it for Macs in the future.

    Joseph Allen
    7 years ago

    I have an iMac and use Kindle for books, but I’m an Apple-bigot and would prefer to use a version of iBook written for the iMac … ((<: }

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