Bookshelf 7 vs 8 Preferences

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Bookshelf 7 vs 8 Preferences

Bookshelf 7 for Apple Desktop\Laptop computers had a “Preferences...” option under the Bookshelf top menu bar; however, this is not present with Bookshelf 8. Not to worry, almost all the options that were in Bookshelf 7’s “Preferences...”  still exists in Bookshelf 8. 

Bibliographic Options 

General tab had the Bibliographic options (MLA or APA). This option is now available within the textbook at the bottom toolbar to the right (quotation icon).

Sound at Download

General tab had the option to choose what sound to make when an eBooks download is complete. The option has been removed and defaults to the macOS sound

Download Folder Preference

General tab had the option to choose whether to download the eBooks to the Users or Public folder within the Macintosh Hard Drive. eBooks download to a fixed location that cannot be changed. ( Macintosh HD > Users > Shared > Books > VitalSource Bookshelf > VitalBook Library )

Online or Offline Links

General tab had the option to choose whether to use Online or Offline links to forward users to a specific location. Bookshelf 8 only supports "Offline link" format. This option is now available within the textbook at the bottom toolbar to the right (Paper\Paperclip icon). For Bookshelf to access online links, Bookshelf online must be used. Visit https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/ > Login > open an eBook > click on the Paper\Paperclip icon on the bottom toolbar to the right.

Colors

Bookshelf 7 had a Colors tab; we have not supported eBooks with Text\Background color change for some time now; therefore we removed that option from Bookshelf 8

Collections

Bookshelf 7 had a Collections tab; this feature is now at the top left on the main Library page (folder icon)

References

Bookshelf 7 had a References tab, this option is now seen when the text is selected within an eBook

Friends

Bookshelf 7 had a Friends tab, this option is not available in Bookshelf 8, but can still be accessed online at https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/ > Login > Tools (top right) > Sharing (Friend’s tab now displays as I’m Following and My Followers).

 

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