How to: Copy and Paste text from books in iBooks

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jimmy Guphanti, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Jimmy Guphanti macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2011

    If you go to school or college and use iBooks for reading and need to quote from a book in a writing assignment, you have probably found that you cannot copy and paste text into a word processing app. I found a trick to do this. If you highlight the text, then click search, then click search web. It will open the text in Safari, and from there you can copy and paste it from the Google search box.

    I hope I helped!
  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    That's really helpful. Thanks man!

    Now if only I could highlight in PDFs in iBooks. I bought PDF Reader Pro, but I prefer iBooks.
  3. Jimmy Guphanti thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2011
    No Problem.

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