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Downloading Books

  1. Use the Search in the top right corner to find the book you want. Search for title, author, subject or publisher. Use the Advanced Search to search for a particular format, publisher, author of subject.
  2. If you find a book which is on the Seeing Ear, go to the Seeing Ear library to download it. See the 'Seeing Ear' page for more on how to get books from the Seeing Ear.
  3. Otherwise click on Open to check the author, publisher and other details before you download it.


  4. Windows or Mac
    Click Download and the book will be downloaded to your computer. Go to your Download folder to find it.


  5. ZIP files on Windows & Mac
    Go to your Download folder, double click on the Zip file you have just downloaded, select all the chapters in the and drag them to another location on your computer e.g. Documents. Now double click on any chapter to open it.

  6. iPad
    Tap on the book or on Download and the book will appear in Safari. Now tap anywhere on the book and then tap Open In or More... in the top left corner and choose the app you want to use to read the book.

  7. ZIP files on iPad
  • To unzip the book you need an app that can unzip, such as PDF Expert (£9.99) or Documents 5 (free), so first download one of these apps to your iPad.
  • PDF Expert lets you unzip and also read and type answers into the book; if you are using say iBooks or ClaroPDF to read the PDF,  you will need to unzip the file first with Documents before you can open the separate chapters.
  • Go to the book and tap Download.
  • Tap More and choose Import with Documents or Import with PDF Expert.
  • The zip file will be saved within Documents or PDF Expert with an unhelpful title such as “3507_21579_000-499-001-118-R_2017-05-19_14-52-59.zip”.
  • Scroll down and find this new folder and tap on it: it will unzip and create a new folder with the same name.
  • Tap Select in the top right corner then tap the folder. At the left hand side, tap Rename and rename the folder with the title of the book.
  • Tap to open it - now you can see all the chapters.
  • With Documents: tap on a chapter and then use the Open In button to open the file in iBooks, ClaroPDF or your PDF reader.
  • With PDF Expert: tap on a chapter to open it. Now you can read and answer the questions immediately.
 

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