How to Take Notes on iPad 2
Take Notes in iBooks on iPad, Features and Tricks
Is there any way to take notes or bookmarks in iBooks on iPad 2? What new functions, tips and tricks can someone tell me so that I can use the iBooks app more efficiently?
Yes, of course - the special functions in iBooks are exactly what distinguishes ebooks in iBook format from normal PDFs. Otherwise you wouldn't need the books in iBook format and you could simply load all the books as PDF files onto the iPad one or two.
The functions such as: taking notes and setting bookmarks are now standard in the devices that can also be called e-book readers. iPad 2 is also such an ebook reader. With the iBooks program and the books provided in the special iBook format, you have the option of using the full range of functions. Reading ebooks on the iPad with iBooks is then much more fun. It's more of an interactive reading, thinking, and noting down than just reading through and forgetting.
The iPad 2 or rather the iBooks app enables the following functions and tricks with the books in digital format:
- set bookmarks,
- copying of text passages,
- Lexicon: Query definitions of the individual words
- Marking of text sections
- Add a note in the text (note in the text)
- Search functions
- Text enlargement and reduction
Bookmarks have been used in the printed books to mark a specific page. It doesn't work any differently with the iPad and the iBooks app. To do this, you open any book in iBooks (the book must be in iBook format) and a red bookmark is set by tapping on the bookmark symbol in the top right corner.
Copying text passages, lexicon, marking and making notes work in the same way in iBooks.
To add a note to your iBook: press and hold or double tap on the desired location and then select from the menu; Note.
The note can be any length. It appears on the right margin of the text.
If you want to mark a position, you can do the same, but then instead of Note, choose Mark. The spot is immediately underlined with a yellow marker. Just like in the traditional book, if you have studied for exams, for example.
Search within the text
You can search the entire iBook for a specific term. The search function offers two options for this. Either click (tap) the magnifying glass and enter the search term yourself. Or you can highlight a word and select the function: Search from the menu. The entire iBook is automatically searched for this word. The results appear in a narrow window. You can also see on which pages the searched term was found.
Send notes and marked spots by email
The notes and the marked areas can also be sent by email. Everything that you have marked and / or provided with a note appears in the email, which you can send on. To do this, tap on the list symbol in the upper left corner next to the library symbol. A page then appears with the table of contents and the marked positions and bookmarks. Then tap once in the upper right corner on the "Send" symbol with the arrow. Now you can choose between printing and email.
The passages from the book, including the notes, will then appear in the email. Now only the addressee is missing and the email can be forwarded.
The functions described above cannot be used with normal PDF documents or books. In the case of PDF ebooks, only the search function and the bookmarks work. Adding notes and marking and copying text passages is unfortunately not possible. Maybe with the next iBook update this functionality will be available.
That's it for today with inserting notes in iBooks on the iPad 2. There will soon be more tricks and functions that are not easy to find at first glance.
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