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Old 02-23-2012, 04:31 AM   #1
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Selecting text in Dictionary

hi guys, i am having trouble selecting word in Dictionary popup. i remember it can be done before, when i was testing an ipad 2 display unit in Apple store... but after getting myself one, it seems impossible.

so, can anyone tell me if this is a normal behavior? or my ipad got some issue? i just want to define some word in the dictionary.

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Very odd behavior if it's not showing up.

Try following these steps.

1. Highlight the word by holding your finger on it. A menu should popup like such.



2. If you press 'Define' it should show a text box like the one below.


If this doesn't work, try deleting iBooks and re-downloading the App.
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thanks for the reply. but what i meant was selecting the word inside Dictionary popup. like dictionary within dictionary. can it be done in yours?

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thanks for the reply. but what i meant was selecting the word inside Dictionary popup. like dictionary within dictionary. can it be done in yours?

I just tried it, I don't think I can do it either. Are you sure you did before with the standard iOS dictionary? I think it's possible in the Kindle app, but that one uses a different dictionary.
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I just tried it, I don't think I can do it either. Are you sure you did before with the standard iOS dictionary? I think it's possible in the Kindle app, but that one uses a different dictionary.
ok so i went again to the store, and now i confirmed that the dictionary within dictionary thing can be done, in ibooks, ipad 2 os 5.0.1. not sure why it cannot be done in mine and yours.

i forgot to check what version of ibooks it has, though. mine is the latest.
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