Mac: How to define words in bookshelf

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How to define words in Bookshelf for Mac

 

For ePub (reflowable) books you can now look up the definition of a word on your Mac. If you would like to look up a word in Bookshelf on a Mac, please do the following:

If you have a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro with a multitouch trackpad:

  1. Go to System Preferences > Trackpad > Point and Click
  2. Make sure the checkbox for "Look up: Tap with three fingers" is checked. Close out of System Preferences.
  3. Launch the bookshelf application and open your book
  4. Hover over the word you'd like defined and tap on the trackpad with 3 fingers. Your word will be then be selected with a yellow box and the definition will pop up in a new window


If you multitouch trackpad or Magic TrackPad:

  1. With your mouse cursor, hover the word you'd like defined.
  2. Press the Command key, Control key, and the d key. Your word will be then be selected with a yellow box and the definition will pop up in a new window

 

Please Note: This function is not available in textbooks in the Page Fidelity format. The Page-Fidelity version of an eTextbook maintains the look at feel of a bound book, similar to a PDF book.

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