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How to Annotate eBooks with iBooks on iPad?

iBooks, Apple's e-books app, is unusual in that it doesn't come pre-installed on the iPad, even though it's free. You'll need to go into the App Store to get it but it's well worth doing so. If you're needing to make annotations in the books you read, you can annotate eBooks with iBooks on iPad feel free.

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Annotate eBooks in iBooks for iPad Steps:

Note: This add annotation to eBooks on iPad with iBooks feature is only supported with eBooks and not PDF's.

Step 1: Highlight the selected word

Tap and hold the section or word you wish to annotate eBooks in iBooks for iPad until the magnifying glass appears. Drag the handles to include more than one word in the selection.

You will notice that "Highlight" and "Note" will appear along with other options. Because creating a note also highlights the selected word (when you create a note, it will automatically highlight the text).

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Step 2: Annotate eBooks with iBooks on iPad

With the "Highlight" option, there are three options: Colors – change the color of the highlighter. Note – add annotation to eBooks on iPad with iBooks to the highlighted text. Remove Highlight.

When you tap "Note", a post-it like note will appear on the screen. Enter the note you wish to associate with the highlighted text. Then save and close the annotation.

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The saved note will appear alongside the highlighted text on the outside edge of the page. Tap on the note to open it.

Now go to eBook's index to locate the text and notes. Tap the Table of Contents button, then tap "Bookmarks". You will find the highlighted and annotated text in the Highlights & Notes section. Tap on the highlight or note to be taken to the specified section of the text.

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