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Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Sort books by title in iBooks

In iBooks, to sort books in your library by title, click Sort By, then choose Title.

See the glossary in iBooks

In iBooks, to see the glossary in books that have one, choose View> Show Glossary, or press Command-6.

Use the Gray theme in iBooks

In iBooks, to use the Gray theme, move the pointer to the top of the book, click the Fonts button, then choose Gray.

Extend your Mac’s display sleep while reading in iBooks

In iBooks, to extend your Mac’s display sleep by 10 minutes while reading, choose iBooks> Preferences, then click General and select Display sleep.

Review study cards in a random order in iBooks

When using study cards in iBooks, click the Shuffle button in the top-right corner to review the cards in a random order.

Pause a movie in iBooks

In iBooks, when watching a movie in a book, press Space to pause the movie.

Go to the next chapter in a book in iBooks

In iBooks, press Shift-Command-Right Arrow to go to the next chapter in a book.

Play a movie in iBooks

In iBooks, when watching a movie in a book, press Space to play the movie.

Jump to a page for a note or highlight in iBooks

In iBooks, when viewing notes and highlights in the Notes Panel, click the page number in the upper right corner of a note or highlight to jump to its page.

Delete a bookmark in iBooks

In iBooks, to delete a bookmark, click the arrow next to the Bookmark button, move the pointer over the bookmark, then click Delete (X).

Cycle through Study Cards in iBooks

In iBooks, when using Study Cards, to cycle through cards, click the arrows on the right or left side, swipe with two fingers, or press the arrow keys.

View the table of contents thumbnails in iBooks

In iBooks, when reading a book with a graphical table of contents, pinch closed to quickly view the table of contents thumbnails.

Add a new collection to your library in iBooks

In iBooks, to add a new collection to your library, choose File> New Collection, or press Command-N.

Change the book font in iBooks

In iBooks, to change the font (if available), move the pointer to the top of the book, then click the Fonts (Aa) button and choose an option for Book Font.

Change which list columns are displayed in iBooks

In iBooks, when viewing your library by list, to change which columns are displayed, Control-click a column heading, then make a selection.

Set the default paragraph alignment in iBooks

In iBooks, to set the default paragraph alignment for ePub books, choose iBooks> Preferences, click General, then select “Let lines break naturally” or “Justify text”.

Go to a specific page in iBooks

In iBooks, to go to a specific page, tap the search button, enter a page number, then tap the page number in the search results.

Share a PDF from iBooks as an attachment in Mail

In iBooks, to share a PDF as an attachment in Mail, Control-click the PDF in your Library, then choose Share> Mail from the pop-up menu.

Get a sample of a book in the iBooks Store

In iBooks, to get a sample of a book in the iBooks Store (if available), select a book, then click Get Sample.

Filter study cards by chapter in iBooks

In iBooks, when reviewing your notes and glossary terms using Study Cards, to filter cards by chapter, click the Table of Contents button in the top-left corner, then choose a chapter.

Delete a collection you created in iBooks

In iBooks, to delete a collection you created, click Collections, select the collection, then press Delete.

Show all notes and highlights in iBooks

In iBooks, to show all notes and highlights in the Notes panel, choose View>Show Notes Panel, or press Command-4.

Zoom in or out in iBooks

In iBooks, press Command-Plus sign (+) or Command-Minus sign (-) to zoom in or zoom out.

Import books from iTunes into iBooks

In iBooks, if you have books in iTunes that you want in iBooks, choose File> Move Books from iTunes to import them.

Rename a collection in iBooks

In iBooks, to rename a collection that you created, click its name in the Collections list, then press Return and type a new name.

Add a note in iBooks

In iBooks, to add a note, select some text, then choose Add Note from the pop-up menu.

Share thoughts and information about a book in iBooks

In iBooks, to share thoughts and information about a selected book, choose File> Share, then choose Facebook, Twitter, Messages, or Mail.

Change hyphenation in iBooks

In iBooks, to change hyphenation, choose iBooks> Preferences, then click General and select or deselect "Auto-hyphenate words".

Update books in your library in iBooks

In iBooks, to update books in your library (if any updates are available), click the Downloads button in the top-right corner, then choose the books to update, or click Update All.

Flip a study card over in iBooks

When using study cards in iBooks, to flip a card over, click the Flip Card button, or press the Space bar.

Navigate forward through an image gallery in iBooks

In iBooks on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, to navigate forward through an image gallery, move your pointer over the gallery, then swipe right.

Remove highlighting in iBooks

In iBooks, to remove highlighting from highlighted text, click anywhere in the text, then choose "Remove Highlight" from the pop-up menu.

Show all books you purchased in iBooks

In iBooks, when browsing books in your library, to show all books you purchased, click Sort By, then choose Show iCloud Books.

Show a book’s Thumbnail Table of Contents in iBooks

In iBooks, to show a book’s Thumbnail Table of Contents (if available), choose View> Show Thumbnails, or press Shift-Command-T.

Bookmark a page in iBooks

In iBooks, to bookmark a page, move the pointer to the top of the book, then click the Bookmark button.

Enter full screen view in iBooks

When reading a book in iBooks, press Control-Command-F to enter full screen view.

Create a new collection from selected books in iBooks

In iBooks, to create a new collection from selected books in your library, Command-click books to select them, then choose File> New Collection from Selection.

Sort your library by most recently read books in iBooks

In iBooks, to sort your library, putting the books you read most recently at the top, click Sort By, then choose Most Recent.

Go to the next page in iBooks

When reading a book in iBooks, press Space to go to the next page.

Import a PDF in iBooks

In iBooks, drag and drop a PDF document into your iBooks library window to import the PDF and automatically add it to your PDFs collection.

Exit full screen view in iBooks

When reading a book full-screen in iBooks, press Control-Command-F to exit full screen view.

Search the web for a word in a book in iBooks

In iBooks, to search the web for a word in a book, Control-click the word, then choose More> Search Web from the shortcut menu.

Manually reorder books in your library in iBooks

In iBooks, to manually reorder books in your library, click Sort By, then choose Sort Manually and drag books where you want them.

See the table of contents in iBooks

In iBooks, to see the table of contents, move the pointer to the top of the book and click the table of contents button, or press Command-T.

Search Wikipedia in iBooks

In iBooks, to look up the Wikipedia entry for a word in a book, Control-click the word, then choose More> Search Wikipedia.

Email a quote from a book in iBooks

In iBooks, to email a quote from a book, select the text or click highlighted text, then choose More, then choose Mail.

Go back to the previous page in iBooks

When reading a book in iBooks, press Shift-Space to go back to the previous page.

Navigate backwards through an image gallery in iBooks

In iBooks on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, to navigate backwards through an image gallery, move your pointer over the gallery, then swipe left.

Go to the next page in iBooks

In iBooks on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe right with two fingers to go to the next page.

View info on the iBooks Store for a book in your Library in iBooks

In iBooks, to view info on the iBooks Store for a book in your Library, Control-click the book, then choose "Show in iBooks Store" from the shortcut menu.

Show your notes in iBooks

In iBooks, to show your notes in the book's margins, choose View> Show Notes in Margins, or press Command-3.

Change the color of highlighted text in iBooks

In iBooks, to change the color of highlighted text, click the highlight, then choose a new color from the pop-up menu.

Show book titles and authors in your library in iBooks

In iBooks, to show book titles and authors in your library, click Sort By, then choose "Show Title & Author" from the pop-up menu.

Go to the previous page in iBooks

In iBooks on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, left with two fingers to go to the previous page.

Highlight text in iBooks

In iBooks, to highlight text, select the text, then choose a highlight option (a color or underline) from the pop-up menu.

Advance to the next build without animation in Keynote

When playing a presentation in Keynote, to quickly advance to the next build on a slide without animation, press Shift-Right Arrow.

Change the page color in iBooks

In iBooks, to change the page color, choose View> Theme, then select White, Sepia, or Night.

Create a collection from selected books in iBooks

In iBooks, to create a collection from selected books in your library, select the books, then choose File> New Collection from Selection.

Enlarge interactive media in iBooks

In iBooks on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, to enlarge interactive media, move the pointer over it, then pinch open.

See definitions in iBooks

In iBooks, double-click any word to see its definition.

Go to the previous chapter in a book in iBooks

In iBooks, press Shift-Command-Left Arrow to go to the previous chapter in a book.