To call up the Reading Tools menu, tap anywhere in the center of the page or tap the small dark arrow at the bottom of the page.
The Reading Tools appear in a horizontal bar just below the Status Bar. When the Reading Tools appear, your NOOK also displays the GlowLight indicator, the battery status indicator, and a digital clock in the upper right corner of the screen.
There are three tools on the right side of the Reading Tools menu.
• Contents - opens a table of contents for the book. Also displays tabs that give you access to Highlights & Notes, Bookmarks, and Lookups
• Text - lets you adjust the text size, font style, line spacing, and other stylistic attributes of the page
• More - opens a menu with options for bookmarks, jumping to a specific page, searching through the book, and viewing the book’s Details page
In addition to these tools, the Reading Tools menu displays a left arrow at left end of the Reading Tools bar. Tap this arrow to return to your previous activity.
Tap the Contents icon in the Reading Tools to open a window with four tabs:
• Contents - a Table of Contents listing chapters or sections
• Highlights & Notes - a list of highlights and notes throughout the book
• Bookmarks - a list of all the bookmarks you have set
• Lookups - a list of all the words you have looked up in this book or in all your books
Tap any title, highlighted passage summary, or bookmark on these tabs to jump to that location in the book.
When the Contents tool opens, it displays the Contents tab, which lists all the chapters in the book. If the list of chapters runs longer than one screen, you can tap the arrows at the bottom of the screen to scroll down and up through the list. Tapping any chapter number or title closes the dialog box and moves you to the beginning of that chapter in the book.
Highlights and Notes
The Highlights & Notes screen lists all the passages you have highlighted or written notes about. Each passage is identified by its page number and opening line. If the list of notes and highlights runs longer than one screen, you can tap the arrows at the bottom of the screen to scroll down and up through the list.
To jump to a particular passage, tap it.
To erase all the notes and clear all the highlights, tap the Clear all button.
You can control whether or not your NOOK shows highlighted passages and note symbols in the NOOK Book you’re reading. Tap the check box labeled Show Notes & Highlights. Leave the box checked to show Notes & High-lights. Leave it unchecked to hide them.
NOTE: When you hide Notes & Highlights, they are still visible on the Highlights & Notes screen, but in the pages of the NOOK Book, highlighted passages no longer appear with a tinted background, and Note symbols do not appear in the margin. To close the window without making a selection, tap the left-facing arrow at the top of the screen.
Tapping the Bookmarks tab displays the Bookmarks screen.
For each bookmarked page, the screen lists the page number and either the chapter number (if you bookmarked the first page of a chapter) or the first line of text that appears on the page (if you bookmarked any page other than the first page of a chapter).
To clear all the bookmarks, tap the Clear all button.
To clear an individual bookmark, tap the bookmark to visit its page, and then tap the bookmark ribbon in the upper right corner.
Setting a Bookmark
There are two ways you can set a bookmark in a NOOK Book:
• Tap the upper right corner of the page.
• Tap the center of the page to open the Reading Tools, tap the More icon, and tap the Add Bookmark menu choice.
In either case, your NOOK displays a black bookmark ribbon in the upper right corner of the page and lists the bookmarked
page on the Bookmarks tab in Content.
Removing a Bookmark
Once a bookmark is set, the More menu changes its menu choice from Add Bookmark to Remove Bookmark.
To remove a bookmark, tap in the center of the page to open the Reading Tools, tap the More icon, and tap Remove Bookmark. Or you can simply tap the bookmark ribbon on the page whose bookmark you want to remove. Tapping the ribbon removes the bookmark.
Tapping the Lookups tab displays the Lookups screen, which lists words you have looked up while reading.
Each looked-up word appears with part of text around it from book, along with an indication of when you first looked up the word.
Tap a word to see its dictionary definition.
To erase the list of lookups, tap the Clear all button. If you are viewing the lookups just for this book, only those lookups are deleted. If you are viewing the lookups across all your books, tapping Clear all deletes all the lookups in all your books.
To delete just a single entry in the list, press and hold on the word until a dialog box opens. The dialog box asks you to confirm that you want to delete the word. To proceed, tap OK. Otherwise, tap Cancel.
Tap the Text icon in the Reading Tools to open a window for adjusting the font, the font size, line spacing, and margin size.
The Text dialog box lets you pick:
• a text size
• a font style
• line spacing - single, 1.5-line, or double
• margin size - narrow, medium, or wide
NOTE: Some publishers have defined default settings for the display of NOOK Books. These settings specify a specific type font, font size, line spacing, and margin setting. If these defaults have been defined for the NOOK book you are reading, you will be able to check and uncheck a box labeled Publisher Defaults. You need to uncheck this box in order to make any changes to the text settings.
Tap the settings that you would like to use. As you change settings, you will see the new settings applied to the page behind the text screen.
When you have finished making changes, close the dialog box either by tapping the X in the upper right corner of the dialog box or by tapping anywhere on the page of the NOOK book you are reading.