Annotating iBooks?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by shakeman0, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. shakeman0 macrumors 6502a

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    For literary purposes I tend to annotate books that I read. Is there a way to do this on the iPad? Apps? Built into iBooks? etc.?
     
  2. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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  3. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    I am interested in that as well. It's strange but a google search shows a lot asking the same thing but no one seems to know the answer.
     
  4. Timothy macrumors 6502

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  5. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, thats a shame. I hope it appears in the next update. I would think a lot of people would want that. Would go hand in hand with the word lookup function.
     
  6. kultschar macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe publishers have something stupid against annotating their texts????

    I know some people also wanted copy and paste
     
  7. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

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    There's no reason for a publisher to prohibit annotation. None. it's the same as if you were to write in the margins - what are they going to release books with ink-resistant paper next? These are just personal notes.
    You can highlight text in different colors, so at least that's a start. These become bookmarks. Hopefully annotation will come soon. This would be especially helpful for researchers & students.

    As for copy/paste, you can do this with free books. But not with books that have DRM protection. This, I can understand... Too bad, but understandable.
     
  8. wyneken macrumors regular

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    Well, if you have the book in PDF format (or can convert it), I believe you can annotate it, either with typed text or scribbled notes, with the app TakeNotes (formerly called PadNotes). The interface isn't a thing of beauty but it seems to get the job done.
     
  9. SaddleSC macrumors member

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    Use the Kindle App

    The ability to highlight and annotate my books is one of the reasons I find myself using the Kindle eBook application more than the iBooks app. However I do find the landscaped orientation in iBooks much easier to read so they both have there advantages and disadvantages.
     

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