How to use the desktop (browser-based) reader
This guide explains how the browser reader works. It is the most complete tool to enjoy your E-Book. Do you need help with the iOS or the Android app instead?
Make sure to explore the reader the first time you use it, and don’t hesitate to contact us about any question!
Our desktop reader is very simple to use. The first screen is the overview of the available books:
(1) Use quick search to find a specific book
(2) Filter the books shown to either show only purchased titles or favorite ones
(3) Sort books in the library any way it suites you best
(4) Find help on using the reader or ask for support
(5) Access your account
(6) Use full text search to find a specific word or phrase in all your purchased books
(7) Click on a book cover to load the book
(8) Click on the bottom title on any book cover to access the basic information about it
Once you have loaded a book, there are many tools for you to use:
(1) Turn the pages
(2) Add a page to your bookmarks
(3) Leave the book view and access the library view
(4) View your favorites
(5) Access useful display options
(6) Switch the reader display language
(7) Access your account
(8) Find help on using the reader or ask for support
(9) Toggle the full menu view
(10) Use full text search to find a specific word or phrase in all your purchased books
(11) Load the table of contents for the current book
(12) View thumbnails of all the book’s pages for a quick overview
(13) Manage your annotations
(14) Media library: access links and downloads related to the current book (not available for all books)
(15) Manage your bookmarks
(16) Use text annotations (see below)
(17) Use graphic annotations (see below)
(18) Manually enter a zoom level, or use the zoom in and out icons
(19) Fit page view to screen (width and length)
(20) Share page (receiver must have purchased the same book in order to view it)
(21) Full screen view
(22) Quickly navigate the book using the slider
(23) Manually enter a page number to navigate to it
(24) Switch between double and single page view
You can play the embedded audio files just by clicking on the relevant hotspots. These are always either over the instructions text or over a relevant area on the page, like a track number reference or a playing time reference. Watch out for the blue hue:
The tiny player then pops up on the upper right corner:
Note: all audio files are also available on YouTube, you can find the direct link in the Media library (icon #14 – see above).
There are two types of annotations available. Text annotations are much more than what the name suggests:
(1) Select the text annotations tool
(2) Select a word, phrase or larger piece of text
(3) The text annotations menu pops up. You can now choose between just highlighting the selection, underlining it, striking it through, adding a text note, attaching a file (jpg, png, gif, pdf) to it, saving a web link, adding a voice note, sharing the selected text, copying the text and searching for the text in your library using the full text search tool.
The other annotation type are the graphical annotations, maybe more suitable for users with an input device like a digitizer or some other interactive pen:
(1) Select the graphical annotations tool
(2) Choose between two different freewriting pens (you can choose different opacity and thickness for each pen), a free text input tool, and you can also move these annotations on the single page they are on.
Finally, do not forget to use the annotations menu (icon number 13 on the book view) to fully manage your annotations for the current book.