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Spin Through Toolbar View Options

Although many people never change their toolbars from the default settings, all standard toolbars on the Mac offer six states: icon only, text only, and icon and text, with all three coming in normal and small size. You can change them by choosing View > Customize Toolbar.

But there's a shortcut that makes it easier to check out each variant. Simply Command-click the toolbar lozenge at the upper right of a window, and the toolbar switches to the next view. Click it enough times, and you cycle back to the start.

 
 

How to Proof EPUBs on the iPad with iBooks

Book Proofer, a tool that Apple created and distributed to help ebook developers, does not work on Yosemite and iOS 8. But that’s OK, because it turns out that iBooks on the Mac now incorporates its functionality. That is, if you know the trick for getting it to work.

 
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