How to Use Bookmarks and Highlights in iBooks - dummies

How to Use Bookmarks and Highlights in iBooks

Bookmarks and highlights in your e-books are like favorites you save in your web browser: They enable you to revisit a favorite page or refresh your memory about a character or plot point. Note that iBooks can retain these bookmarks and highlights across iDevices such as Macs with the Mavericks OS, iPad, and iPhone.

1With a book open to a page you want to bookmark, tap the Bookmark button in the upper-right corner, as shown.

A colored bookmark is placed on the right-hand page.

2To highlight a word or phrase, press the text.

The toolbar shown in figure appears.

3Tap the Highlight button.

A colored highlight is placed on the word.

4To change the color of the highlight on a word, remove the highlight, or add a note, tap the highlighted word, and then tap the Highlight button.

The toolbar shown in Figure 7-17 appears. Note that a shortcut for removing a bookmark is to simply tap the Bookmark button in the top-right corner of the page.

5Tap one of these items:

Colors: Tap the color button and then tap any colored circle to change the highlight color.

Remove Highlight: Tapping the white circle with a red line through it removes the highlight.

Note: Tap the Note icon to add a note to the item.

Share: Tap this button to choose from sharing the highlighted text via Mail, Twitter, or Facebook.

More Toolbar Options: You can tap this button at the right side of the toolbar to access Copy, Define, and Search tools.

6Tap outside the highlighted word to close the toolbar.

The toolbar will close.

7Tap the Table of Contents button on a book page.

This will take you to a list of bookmarks and highlights.

8In the Table of Contents, tap the Bookmarks or Notes tab.

As shown in the figure, all contents, bookmarks, or notes (which includes highlights) display on their respective tabs.

9Tap a bookmark or highlight in one of these lists to go to that location in the book.

iPad automatically bookmarks the page where you left off reading in a book, so you don’t have to do it manually.