How do tags work for iBooks on iPad2?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by UncleBruce, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. UncleBruce

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    iPF Noob

    Dec 8, 2011
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    I've been going nuts trying to figure out how iTunes and iBook interact.

    There seem to be two groups of book stored on the iPad - ePUBs and PDFs. In both cases, the tags that show in iTunes DO NOT MATCH the tags that get sorted in the iPad. This is no big deal if you only have 10 or 20 books. But when I have many hundreds, it can become absurd.

    What determines the sort order for "Bookshelf"
    What determines the sort order for "Title"
    What determines the sort order for "Author"
    What determines the sort order for "Category"

    NOTE: I need to know what field to set in iTunes in order to group ePubs and PDFs together by each of these tags. It is clearly a mess - iTunes and iBook are NOT coordinated and appear to think of these things differently.

    E.g. how do I set Author and Category on a PDF?????

    Uncle Bruce
  2. skimonkey

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    Sep 11, 2011
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    Welcome to the iPadForum! This forum is loaded with invaluable information which contain topics including: General Discussion of the iPad, iPad Operating System, iPad App Store, Accessories, and Ipad for Business and Education.

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    If you have not already done so, please take a moment to download the iPad Manual User Guide iOS 5. This is extremely helpful if you are new to the iPad world.

    Also, iBooks has the iOS 5 user manual here, which is nice to have in your library,*iTunes - Books - iPad User Guide for iOS 5 by Apple Inc.

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