Can't find the Book pane or Bookshelf

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  1. Barders

    Barders iPF Novice

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    Hi,

    Finally got my ipad2 and have even managed to get the wi-fi going on my own!

    But despite following the instructions on the manual and being fairly sure I have loaded the ebooks I had on my computer onto iTunes book section and sync'd with my ipad, I now can't find the Book Pane it refers to, nor Bookself.

    Any pointers would be gratefully received, many thanks.

    Lynne
     
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    Did you download iBooks from the App Store?

    -t
     
  3. Barders

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    Hi t,

    I think so. It is in the 'settings' bit but it doesn't appear with the other little boxes (apps?) on the main page, so I am not sure if I did something wrong and it hasn't downloaded properly as I can't find a way of getting into it?

    Thanks t.

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    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

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    The easiest first way to try to solve ‘unexplained’ or ‘unusual’ problems with the iPad are:-

    Force the offending app to close. If you have iOS 4.2 or 4.3 double-press the ‘Home’ button to bring up the multi-task bar at the bottom of the screen. Press *and hold* any icon until they start to ‘jiggle’. Then tap the top left-hand corner of the app that you want to close. It will ‘disappear’ from the list. Don’t panic - you’ve not deleted it, just closed it. Now tap the Home screen and the multi-task bar will disappear. Re-open the iPad’s app and see if the problem has resolved itself. If not, it’s on to possible solution number two!!
    Restart the iPad. Press *and hold* the Power button. After a couple of seconds a slider control will appear asking you to confirm that you really want to switch the iPad off (this is all you’ll be doing). Slide the control to accept. A rotating white ‘bezel’ will appear in the iPad screen as the iPad powers down (it takes a few seconds, just like it would if you were shutting down your PC). When the screen of the iPad has gone completely blank, press *and hold* the Power button for a couple of seconds until the white Apple logo appears and the iPad starts to power up. This takes several seconds, so be patient. During the power up the automatic screen orientation function is disabled, so don’t panic. A few seconds before the power up is complete, the iPad plays a little ‘jingle’ and then you’re back to the Home screen. Restart the iPad’s app and see if the problem persists. Apple (and Forum members) recommend that you power down your iPad at least once a week, just as you might regularly completely switch off your PC. The normal procedure of just briefly pressing the Power button of the iPad merely puts it to ‘sleep’. Most Forum members have found that one of the two methods I’ve mentioned here cure a whole bunch of unexplained problems and are an easy first step to resolving most anything that happens on the iPad.

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    Hi there! I assume that you are using iBook? If you are then just next to the "Store" button is a button marked collections, click on it and it will give you the option to display books or PDFs click on book and it will show you what is there.

    If this is not the answer then you will have to work though it with iTunes to it correctly synced.

    I hope this might help, if not sorry!

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    Lynne,

    You can search for the iBooks app by pressing the home button from the home page and using the search box. If the download was successful it will be there somewhere :). If not just go into the App Store on your iPad and download it again.

    -t
     
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the advice.

    I have found the iBook application by searching for it as you suggested and found my books, brilliant!

    Is there a way of accessing the iBooks app without having to search for it please, i.e. getting a short cut like the other ones already installed like calender and maps etc.?

    Many thanks for your help, I am ready to start reading now!


    Lynne
     
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    Yes, you just need to find it :). If it's not on the home page, just swipe right to left until you find it. You can then move it to the home page if you want. Hold your finger on the icon until it wiggles, then drag it to the home page. When things are rearranged the way you want, press the home button to turn off the wiggles.

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    Hi t, thanks very much, found it, moved it and am now typing on the iPad!

    I am having great fun with this, but my head does hurt!

    Thanks again to you and everyone for your help, much appreciated.

    Lynne
     

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