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For Seniors: Make Books Easy to Read on iPad 2

iBooks on iPad 2 allows you to adjust the brightness and make your book pages easier to read. You can also enlarge the text and change the font in order to improve readability.

Adjust brightness in iBooks

If the pages seem dim or too white when reading a book in iBooks, adjust the Brightness.

  1. With a book open, tap the Brightness button.

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    The Brightness dialog box appears.

  2. Tap and drag the slider to the right to make the screen brighter, or to the left to dim it.

  3. Tap anywhere in the book

    The Brightness dialog closes.

Bright white computer screens are commonly thought to be hard on the eyes, so using the halfway default brightness setting, or less, is probably a good idea.

Change the font size in iBooks

If the type on your screen is a bit small for your taste, you can change to a larger font size or choose a different font for readability.

  1. With a book open, tap the Font button.

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    The Font button sports a small letter a and a large capital A. When you tap the Font button, the Font dialog box appears.

  2. Tap the button with a small A on the left to use smaller text, or the button with the large A on the right to use larger text.

  3. Tap the Fonts button.

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    A list of fonts appears.

  4. Tap on a font name to select it.

    The font changes on the book page.

    Some fonts appear a bit larger on your screen than others because of their design. If you want the largest fonts, use Cochin or Verdana.

  5. If you want a sepia tint on the pages, which can be easier on the eye, tap the On/Off button to turn on the setting.

  6. Tap outside the Fonts dialog.

    The Font dialog box disappears.

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