macOS High Sierra

Interact with multimedia in books

Books that were made for iBooks have interactive diagrams, photos, and videos so you can watch, listen, and explore.

Open iBooks for me

  • Maximize interactive media: When the pointer is over the item, click the maximize button in the top left corner. You can also pinch open on a trackpad or Magic Mouse.

    To zoom in further when content is maximized, pinch open on a trackpad or Magic Mouse.

  • Minimize interactive media: Click Done, or pinch closed on a trackpad or Magic Mouse.

  • Watch a movie or slideshow, or listen to an audio clip: Click the Play button or image, if necessary.

    Some movies or audio clips are set to start playing as soon as you view the page.

  • Navigate through a gallery: Click the arrows or icons, or when the pointer is over the gallery, swipe left or right across a trackpad or Magic Mouse.

  • Rotate a 3D object: Click the object and drag it.

  • Zoom in on an image label (callout): Click the label to zoom in or see its complete description.

iBooks textbooks are made with iBooks Author. For more information, see About iBooks Author.