Pandigital – Novel 9 – User Manual

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User Guide
v1.8
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Note: Your device style and features may differ from those documented
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Table of Contents
Device Overview …………………………………………………………………. 9
Package Contents ………………………………………………………………. 9
Power Button Usage …………………………………………………………. 10
Touch-Screen Navigation ………………………………………………….. 10
Using the Stylus ………………………………………………………………………….. 10
Reset Device …………………………………………………………………….. 10
Getting Started …………………………………………………………………. 11
Home Screen ……………………………………………………………………. 13
Applications ……………………………………………………………………… 14
Application Function Menu ……………………………………………….. 15
Add ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 16
Wallpaper …………………………………………………………………………………… 17
Search ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 17
Notifications ……………………………………………………………………………….. 18
Settings ……………………………………………………………………………………… 18
Overview of Buying & Downloading Media to Device ………….. 18
Use Populated Bookstore Row ……………………………………………………… 18
Use Barnes & Noble Bookstore …………………………………………………….. 19
BARNES & NOBLE ……………………………………………………………. 19
Sign into your B&N Account ………………………………………………………….. 19
Populate Bookstore row ……………………………………………………………….. 20
Populate My Library rows …………………………………………………………….. 20
Populated Barnes & Noble screen …………………………………………………. 20
Access Imported or Copied Books …………………………………………………. 21
Access Books on SD card ……………………………………………………………. 21
Purchase a Book …………………………………………………………………………. 21
Purchase Magazines or Newspapers …………………………………………….. 22
Get Free Sample …………………………………………………………………………. 22
Buy Sample Books …………………………………………………………………… 23
Search Bookstore ……………………………………………………………………….. 23
Sign Out of your Barnes & Noble Account ………………………………………. 24
Shop B&N ………………………………………………………………………………….. 24
Downloading Purchased Media …………………………………………………….. 24
MY LIBRARY …………………………………………………………………….. 24
Get Books ………………………………………………………………………………….. 25
Manage Books ……………………………………………………………………………. 26
Lend/Return Books ……………………………………………………………………… 27
Loan a Book ……………………………………………………………………………. 27
Check for Offers ………………………………………………………………………. 28 4
Opening Borrowed Books …………………………………………………………. 28
Return a Borrowed Book …………………………………………………………… 29
Buy Returned or Expired Books …………………………………………………. 29
Bookshelves ……………………………………………………………………………….. 29
Add New Bookshelf ………………………………………………………………….. 29
Manage Bookshelf …………………………………………………………………… 30
Display Shelf …………………………………………………………………………… 30
Quick Open another Bookshelf ………………………………………………….. 30
Delete Shelf …………………………………………………………………………….. 30
Update ………………………………………………………………………………………. 31
MEDIA SEARCH ………………………………………………………………… 31
READER …………………………………………………………………………… 31
Reader Function Menu ………………………………………………………………… 32
Library ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 32
Table of Contents ………………………………………………………………………… 33
Bookmarks …………………………………………………………………………………. 33
Bookmarks ……………………………………………………………………………… 33
Notes ……………………………………………………………………………………… 33
Add Notes …………………………………………………………………………… 33
View Notes ………………………………………………………………………….. 34
Edit Notes……………………………………………………………………………. 34
Delete Notes ……………………………………………………………………….. 34
Highlights ……………………………………………………………………………….. 34
Add Highlights ……………………………………………………………………… 34
View Highlights…………………………………………………………………….. 34
Hide all Highlights ………………………………………………………………… 35
Delete Highlights ………………………………………………………………….. 35
Go To ………………………………………………………………………………………… 35
Display Table of Contents …………………………………………………………. 35
Jump to Page ………………………………………………………………………….. 35
Search for Specific Text ……………………………………………………………. 35
Last Read ……………………………………………………………………………….. 36
Font Size ……………………………………………………………………………………. 36
Night Read …………………………………………………………………………………. 36
Screen Orientation – Lock …………………………………………………………….. 36
Play Music in Background while Reading ……………………………………….. 37
BROWSER ………………………………………………………………………… 37
Enter a Website URL Address ………………………………………………………. 37
Browser Function Menu ……………………………………………………………….. 38
Browser Bookmarks …………………………………………………………………….. 39
Bookmark a Web Page …………………………………………………………….. 39
Go to Bookmarked Web Page …………………………………………………… 39 5
Manage Bookmarks …………………………………………………………………. 40
Open Bookmarked page ……………………………………………………….. 40
Edit Bookmark ……………………………………………………………………… 40
Add Shortcut to Home Screen ……………………………………………….. 40
Share Link …………………………………………………………………………… 40
Copy & Paste URL ……………………………………………………………….. 40
Delete Bookmark …………………………………………………………………. 40
Windows ……………………………………………………………………………………. 40
Open New Window ………………………………………………………………….. 40
Switch Windows ………………………………………………………………………. 41
Close Windows ……………………………………………………………………….. 41
Refresh ……………………………………………………………………………………… 41
Add bookmark …………………………………………………………………………….. 41
Find on Page ………………………………………………………………………………. 42
Select Text …………………………………………………………………………………. 42
Downloads …………………………………………………………………………………. 42
Browser Settings …………………………………………………………………………. 43
Page content settings……………………………………………………………….. 43
Privacy settings ……………………………………………………………………….. 43
Security settings ………………………………………………………………………. 44
Advanced Settings …………………………………………………………………… 44
WIRELESS SETTINGS ……………………………………………………….. 44
SETTINGS ………………………………………………………………………… 46
Wireless & networks ……………………………………………………………………. 46
Sound & display ………………………………………………………………………….. 46
Location & security ………………………………………………………………………. 46
Applications ………………………………………………………………………………… 47
Accounts & sync …………………………………………………………………………. 47
Privacy ………………………………………………………………………………………. 47
SD card & eREader storage …………………………………………………………. 48
Search ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 48
Language & keyboard ………………………………………………………………….. 48
Date & time ………………………………………………………………………………… 48
About Pandigital Novel …………………………………………………………………. 49
MUSIC ………………………………………………………………………………. 49
Play Music ………………………………………………………………………………….. 49
Music Play Screen ………………………………………………………………………. 50
Music Control Options ………………………………………………………………….. 50
Delete Music Files ……………………………………………………………………….. 51
Playlist ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 51
Create New Playlist ………………………………………………………………….. 51
Add Songs to Playlist ……………………………………………………………….. 51 6
Play songs in Playlist ……………………………………………………………….. 52
Remove songs from Playlist………………………………………………………. 52
Rename or Delete a Playlist………………………………………………………. 52
PHOTOS …………………………………………………………………………… 52
Photo Function Menu …………………………………………………………………… 53
Delete Photos ………………………………………………………………………….. 53
VIDEOS …………………………………………………………………………….. 54
Delete Videos ……………………………………………………………………………… 55
EMAIL ………………………………………………………………………………. 55
Add Email Accounts …………………………………………………………………….. 55
Set up Yahoo! Plus Account ……………………………………………………… 56
Set up Juno Platinum or Turbo Account ……………………………………… 56
Email Inbox ………………………………………………………………………………… 56
Open Email Message ……………………………………………………………….. 56
Compose New Email Message ………………………………………………….. 57
Edit Email Account ………………………………………………………………………. 57
Delete Email Accounts …………………………………………………………………. 57
Set Default Email Account ……………………………………………………………. 58
ALARM …………………………………………………………………………….. 58
Add Alarm ………………………………………………………………………………….. 58
Shut Off Alarm Alert …………………………………………………………………….. 59
De-Activate Alarms ……………………………………………………………………… 59
Edit Alarm ………………………………………………………………………………….. 59
Delete Alarm ………………………………………………………………………………. 59
CALENDAR ………………………………………………………………………. 59
Add Event ………………………………………………………………………………….. 60
Edit Event …………………………………………………………………………………… 60
Event Reminder Alerts …………………………………………………………………. 60
Delete Events ……………………………………………………………………………… 61
CONTACTS ………………………………………………………………………. 61
Add New Contacts ………………………………………………………………………. 61
Add Contact to Favorites ……………………………………………………………… 61
Edit Contacts ………………………………………………………………………………. 62
Email Contacts ……………………………………………………………………………. 62
Delete Contacts ………………………………………………………………………….. 62
DICTIONARY …………………………………………………………………….. 62
ES FILE EXPLORER ………………………………………………………….. 63
View Complete User Manual ………………………………………………………… 63
Manage Media files ……………………………………………………………………… 63
ES Function Menu ………………………………………………………………………. 64
Install Android
TM
Applications using ES File Explorer ……………………….. 66 7
Download Android
TM
Applications direct from Website ……………………… 66
Stopping Android
TM
Applications ……………………………………………………. 67
Uninstalling Android
TM
Applications ……………………………………………….. 67
IMPORT SD CARD …………………………………………………………….. 67
Read Imported eBooks ………………………………………………………………… 68
Delete Local eBooks ……………………………………………………………………. 68
Connect to Computer ………………………………………………………… 68
Connect to Windows PC ………………………………………………………………. 68
Connect to Macintosh Computer …………………………………………………… 70
Read Copied Digital Media …………………………………………………………… 71
Adobe® eBooks ………………………………………………………………… 72
USER GUIDE …………………………………………………………………….. 73
UPDATE FIRMWARE …………………………………………………………. 74
Frequently Asked Questions ……………………………………………… 75
Battery Management …………………………………………………………. 80
Important Safety Precautions …………………………………………….. 80
Cleaning the device …………………………………………………………………….. 81
Technical Specifications ……………………………………………………. 81
Release Notes …………………………………………………………………… 81
Limited Warranty ………………………………………………………………. 82
FCC Notices ……………………………………………………………………………….. 83
RF Exposure Information (SAR): ……………………………………………….. 84
Disclaimers ………………………………………………………………………. 84
License Agreement and Terms of Use ……………………………….. 84
CE Notice …………………………………………………………………………………… 87 8

pandigital novel

A contemporary multimedia device designed for
straightforward functionality, featuring a full color TFT
LCD display and convenient touch-screen
navigation.

Your pandigital novel is a light and stylish
electronic multimedia eReader which allows you to quickly
and easily download and read digital eBooks, Magazines
or Newspapers anytime and anywhere.
Connect to a Wi-Fi network to shop, purchase and
download eBooks, Magazines and Newspapers from the
Barnes & Noble bookstore.
You can also browse the web, send/receive email, view
photos, watch videos, listen to music, and much more!

READ. SURF. PLAY.
Your pandigital novel is a step up in
multimedia devices.
Congratulations on your choice! 9

Device Overview

Package Contents
 pandigital novel
 Power Adapter
 Tabletop Stand
 USB Cable
 Stylus
 Quick Start Guide
 User Guide (pre-loaded in device)
DC jack
SD card slot Mini USB
Power indicator Light sensor
Earphone jack
Volume button
Power button
Return to previous screen Home Menu Display Next screen 10
Power Button Usage
Turn On: Press and hold the power button at least 3 seconds or
until the boot up message appears.
Turn Off: Press and hold the power button for 3 seconds, and then
tap Power off, and tap OK confirm the power off or Cancel to leave
the device on.
Sleep Mode On/Off (energy saver): While unit is on, press &
release the power button quickly.

Touch-Screen Navigation
The touch-screen allows for quick, easy and convenient navigation
for all applications. Throughout the User Guide, you are instructed
to use the following touch navigation methods:
Tap = quick touch and release your finger on an item on the screen
(i.e., type on the onscreen keyboard, select item buttons).
Touch & hold = touch your finger and hold in place until a response
by application (i.e., display dictionary, add note to book page).
To open a menu for customizing the Home screen, touch and hold in
an empty area on the screen until the menu appears.
Touch & drag = touch & hold an item for a moment and then,
without lifting your finger, move your finger on the screen until you
reach the target position (i.e., reposition icons on Home screen).
Finger slide = quick light touch & slide your finger across the
screen, and then release (i.e., turning pages of your book, scrolling
screen up/down).
Touch, hold & slide = touch your finger, hold & slide your finger
across the screen, and then release (i.e., highlighting text, selecting
text to paste).
Using the Stylus
A stylus is conveniently stored in the bottom right end of the
device. When desired, you can use it instead of your finger for
easier and sometimes more accurate screen navigation when
tapping small options.

Reset Device
In the event that the device does not respond to your touch, you
can reboot/restart it by pressing and holding the power button for
10 seconds. 11

Getting Started

1  Charge your Device
Plug the power adapter into an electrical wall outlet, and then
connect to your device to fully charge the battery (approx. 4
hours).
 You cannot charge the battery using the USB cable.
 You can use the device while the battery is charging.
 A fully discharged battery takes approximately 8 hours to fully
charge.
While charging, the battery icon displays as: .
When fully charged, the battery icon displays as: .

2  Turn Device On
Press the power button approximately 3 seconds until you see the
boot up message.
Wait until the Home screen is displayed.

3  Set Date & Time
IMPORTANT – In order to connect with your Barnes & Noble online
account, the Date and Time must be set correctly according to your
location.
1. Tap , and then tap the Settings application icon. 12
2. Tap Date & time.
3. Tap Set date, and then use the + or – to set the current date;
tap Set.
4. Tap Select time zone, and then select the correct time zone for
your location. (Finger slide vertically to scroll the list.)
5. Tap Set time, and then use the + or – to set the correct time
according to your location; tap Set.
6. Select your desired time format:
12 = 12:00am-12:00pm
24 = 12:00-24:00 (default)
7. Press to return to the Settings screen.

4  Wi-Fi Network Setup
Since many features require an Internet connection, we
recommend you set up your Wi-Fi network now.
1. Tap the Wireless Settings application icon.
2. Make sure the Wi-Fi is selected .
3. Tap Wi-Fi settings. The device automatically scans and lists all
local Wi-Fi networks found.
 If your Wi-Fi broadcast is set as hidden, tap Add Network to
enter the network name and password, and then tap
Connect.
4. Tap the desired network to which you want to connect.
5. If the network is secure, tap in the password entry field to enter
the Network Password.
6. Tap Connect.
7. After connection is made, press

to exit and return to the
Home screen.

Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Hotspot
If you are connecting via a public Wi-Fi hotspot, it may be
necessary to immediately launch the browser and provide the
hotspot login information prior to having an active internet
connection.
1. Follow steps 1-7 above to select the hotspot Wi-Fi network.
2. Select the Browser application icon.
3. When prompted, enter the hotspot login information. 13

Home Screen

 Notification icons (i.e., Email, SD card)
 Wi-Fi connection status
Battery charge level status
Active Alarm(s) are set
Current Time
 Widgets and Shortcuts can be added to the Home screen.
 Touch & hold in an empty spot to display the menu for adding
application shortcuts, widgets, and so on.
 Tap to shop the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, and access My
Library to download and read purchased B&N media.
 Tap or finger slide up to open the Launcher screen to access all
your applications.
 Tap on any application icon to launch it.
 Touch, hold and slide an application icon to reposition it on the
screen.

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 Touch, hold and slide an application icon onto to remove
it from the Home screen. (The changes to
when you touch & hold.)
 To view extensions of the Home screen, finger slide the screen
horizontally.
 Press

to display application function options (i.e., add
Shortcuts & Widgets, set Wallpaper).
 To return to the Home screen at any time in any application,
press .

Applications
Tap or finger slide up on to access all applications.

Adobe®
eBooks
Read and manage eBooks copied from
Adobe Digital Editions (ADE).

Alarm
Clock
Use as alarm clock with scheduled alarms.

B&N Shop the Barnes & Noble website.

Browser
Access the Internet and ‘surf the web’
whenever desired.

Calculator
Use the calculator for basic math
equations.

Calendar
Display monthly calendar and schedule
events.

Contacts Create a list of personal contacts.

Dictionary Quick access to the built-in dictionary.

Email
Send/Receive email using your existing
email addresses.

ES File
Explorer
File Manager application for viewing and
managing files and apps. Use ES File
Explorer to install Android™ apps, and to
backup files to your SD card.

Facebook Quick access to the Facebook website.

Import SD Import media files into the internal memory.

Media
Search
Search device or bookstore for specific
string of text.

Music
Play and manage audio files (MP3, WAV,
AAC) 15

Photos
View and manage photo files (JPG, JPEG,
BMP, PNG,
non-animated GIF)

Reader Open last read book.

Settings
Multiple settings for personalizing and
enhancing the device.

Stocks
Check the status of specific company’s
stock offerings.

User
Guide
View full pandigital novel User
Guide.

Videos Play and manage video files (MPEG4)

Weather
Check the weather forecasts of locations of
your choice.

Wireless
Settings
Quick access to set up & connect to a
Wi-Fi network.
 To move an icon to the Home screen, touch & hold on the icon,
and then release it when it appears on the Home screen.
Touch, hold, and then slide the icon to reposition it on the
screen.

Application Function Menu
On the Home screen, press to display the Application
Function Menu.

Application
Function Menu 16
Add
Tap Add on the Application Function Menu to add
Shortcuts, Widgets, Folders and assign Wallpaper on your
Home screen.
 The viewable portion of the Home screen allows only 15
icons. In order to add more items, finger slide the screen
horizontally to expose available space, and then tap the
Add button again.

Shortcuts
 If you select items that are shortcuts already on the
Home screen, they will be duplicated, resulting in
multiple icons for the same item.
Applications Select the application to be added as a
shortcut on the Home screen.
Bookmark Select a bookmarked web page to be added
as a shortcut on the Home screen.
Contacts Select the contact to be added as a shortcut on
the Home screen.
Music playlist Select the playlist to be added as a
shortcut on the Home screen.

Widgets
Analog clock Add a clock on the Home screen.
B&N Widget Add a large B&N shortcut on the Home
screen.
Calendar Add a calendar widget to the Home screen,
which can also be tapped to quickly open the Calendar
screen without launching the Calendar application.
Music Add a music widget to the Home screen which
can be tapped to quickly begin playing music without
launching the music application.
Search Add a Google Search widget to the Home screen
for performing quick Google searches without launching
the Web application.

Folders
New folder Add a quick launch icon on the Home
screen to a folder into which you can add applications as
desired. To move applications on the Home screen into 17
the folder, touch, hold & drag the icons directly on top of
the folder icon. To add applications from the Launcher
screen, first tap on the folder to open it, open the
Launcher, and then touch & hold on an application icon. It
is copied into the folder.
 When you close the folder the first time, you are
prompted to rename the folder as desired (i.e.,
Favorites). If you want to rename the folder later, open
the folder and touch & hold on the folder name at the
top. The Rename folder window appears.
All contacts Add a quick launch icon on the Home
screen to the complete contact list in the Contacts
application.
Starred contacts Add a shortcut icon on the Home
screen to the list of your contacts you’ve marked as
favorites.

Wallpapers
Use this function to assign a different photo as your
background image. Use the following instructions under
“Wallpaper” to set your desired wallpaper.

Wallpaper
Tap Wallpaper on the Application Function Menu to assign
a different photo as your background image.

Pictures
1. Select desired photo from your personal photos in
Photos.
2. A cropping frame appears on the picture. Touch and
drag the edges of the frame to re-adjust the size.
Touch and drag the entire frame to reposition it.
3. Tap Save.

Wallpaper gallery
Select desired photo from preloaded photos,  tap Set
wallpaper.

Search
Tap Search on the Application Function Menu to perform a
quick Google search using the Google widget. 18
1. Tap in the Google entry field,  enter the desired search
text.
2. Tap on the keypad or on the Google widget.
The browser launches and displays your search results.

Notifications
Tap Notifications on the Application Function Menu to list
any pending notifications (i.e., new email, calendar events,
etc.).
Tap on a notification to launch the corresponding application.

Settings
Tap Settings on the Application Function Menu to quickly
display the Settings screen.
See “Settings” on page 46 for complete instructions.

Overview of Buying & Downloading Media to Device
Use Populated Bookstore Row
A. Create an account on Barnes & Noble’s website: www.bn.com
B. Tap the application icon on the Home screen.
C. Tap Sign in to assign your B&N account in the device.
D. Enter your B&N account information (email & password), and
then tap Login.
E. Tap Update to populate Bookstore row with Bestsellers, New
Releases, eMagazines & eNewspapers.
F. Tap on a book cover in Bookstore row.
G. Select BUY NOW or Get Free Sample.
H. In pop-up message, select Yes if you want to add the media
cover to My Library now, allowing a quicker download to the
device later.
I. In My Library or Bookstore screen, tap on a media cover and
then confirm to download the media file to your pandigital
novel.
Media status labels: = purchased books not yet downloaded
from B&N
= not yet downloaded = already downloaded 19
Use Barnes & Noble Bookstore
A. Create an account on Barnes & Noble’s website: www.bn.com
B. Tap the application icon on the Home screen.
C. Tap Sign in to assign your B&N account in the device.
D. Enter your B&N account information (email & password), and
then tap Login.
E. Tap Bookstore to display the Barnes & Noble online
eBookstore.
F. Shop and purchase eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers,
or get Free Samples.
G. Confirm your purchase. If requested, enter your existing B&N
account login information or create a new account.
H. Media is added to your Barnes & Noble online download
Library.
I. In your pandigital novel, in My Library, tap Update.
Wait for My Library to be updated.
J. In My Library or Bookstore screen, tap on a media cover and
then confirm to download the media file to your pandigital
novel.
Media status labels: = purchased books not yet downloaded
from B&N
= not yet downloaded = already downloaded

BARNES & NOBLE
The first time you access the Barnes & Noble application, the
Bookstore and My Library rows are empty. Sign into your Barnes
& Noble account to populate the Bookstore and My Library rows.
 Although you can populate the Bookstore row without signing
into your B&N account, we recommend signing first so you can
shop and download media right away.
 You must be connected to a Wi-Fi network to connect to Barnes
& Noble.
Sign into your B&N Account
1. Tap the application icon to display the Barnes &
Noble screen. 20
 If you have not yet registered an account with Barnes &
Noble, tap Create an Account. The browser opens to
the B&N account registration page. Follow all prompts to
create your account.
2. If you have an existing Barnes & Noble account, tap Sign in.
3. Enter your B&N account information (email & password),
and then tap Login.

Populate Bookstore row
In the Barnes & Noble screen, tap Update to sync with the
Barnes & Noble store and populate the row with their
Bestsellers, New Releases, Magazines and Newspapers.

Populate My Library rows
The My Library screen displays the purchased or sample
media that you have added to your Barnes & Noble online
account.
To populate the rows, in the Barnes & Noble screen, tap
Update Library.

Populated Barnes & Noble screen
After logging in and populating the Bookstore and My Library
rows, the Barnes & Noble screen resembles the following
example:

Media status labels:
= purchased books not yet downloaded from B&N
= not yet downloaded = already downloaded
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 To search for a book title, press  Media Search. Enter title
text,  tap Search Novel/Search Bookstore.

Access Imported or Copied Books
1. To access and open books imported from a SD card or
your computer, tap My Library.
2. Tap Date, Title or Author, and then tap Local from the
drop-down list.

Access Books on SD card
1. To access and open books stored on a SD card, tap My
Library.
2. Tap Date, Title or Author, and then tap SD from the drop-
down list.
 When you remove the SD card, the books are no longer
displayed in My Library.

Purchase a Book
1. To be sure you are viewing the most current media on the
Barnes & Noble website, in the Bookstore screen tap
Update above the Bookstore row.
2. Tap on any book in the Bookstore row to display the book
details, including pricing, sample availability, and a
synopsis (example below).

3. In the book’s descriptive window, tap BUY NOW.
Tap BUY NOW to
purchase immediately
Download sample
before purchasing
Tap to display
and hide Synopsis 22
4. Tap OK in the confirmation screen. The book is added to
your Barnes & Noble online account download library.
5. After the book is added, a pop-up message appears. Tap
Yes to add the book cover to My Library now, allowing a
quicker download to the device later.
Tap Skip if you want to continue shopping. After you have
purchased all desired books, tap Update Library in My
Library to update with new book covers.
6. Tap on covers with a download icon to download the
books.
7. After downloading, tap on a cover to open the book in the
Reader.

Purchase Magazines or Newspapers
1. To be sure you are viewing the most current media on the
Barnes & Noble website, in the Bookstore screen tap
Update above the Bookstore row.
2. Tap eMagazines or eNewspapers to display only that
media.
3. Tap on any publication cover to display the publication price
and purchase buttons.
4. Tap Buy Current Issue or Subscribe Now,  tap Confirm
in the confirmation screen. The publication is added to your
Barnes & Noble online account download library.
5. After the publication is added, a pop-up message appears.
Tap Yes to add the publication cover to My Library now,
allowing a quicker download to the device later.
Tap Skip if you want to continue shopping. After you have
purchased all desired publications, tap Update Library in
My Library to update with new publication covers.
6. Tap on a cover with white or a periodical with
multiple issues to download the issues.
7. After downloading, tap on the cover to open it in the
Reader.

Get Free Sample
Some, but not all, books offer a free sample that you can
download and read before purchasing the book.
1. To be sure you are viewing the most current media on the
Barnes & Noble website, in the Bookstore screen tap
Update above the Bookstore row.
Date 23
2. Tap on any book in the Bookstore row to display the book
details, including pricing, sample availability, and a
synopsis.
3. If available, tap the Get Free Sample button to add the
sample to your Barnes & Noble online account.
4. After the book is added, a pop-up message appears. Tap
Yes to add the sample book cover to My Library now,
allowing a quicker download to the device later.
Tap Skip if you want to get more samples now. After you
have chosen all desired free samples, tap Update Library
in My Library to update with new sample book covers.
5. Tap on covers with white label to download the
sample books.
6. After downloading, tap on a cover to open the sample book
in the Reader.

Buy Sample Books
You can quickly and easily buy the full version of a sample
book that is listed in My Library.
1. In the My Library screen, touch and hold on the
“Sample” book cover that you want to purchase.
2. In the pop-up window, tap Purchase this ebook,  tap
OK.
3. Tap OK to confirm the purchase.
4. After the purchase is confirmed, the device
automatically syncs with your Barnes & Noble online
account to update My Library.
The sample book is changed from “Sample” to
“purchased” status.
Tap on the book cover to download your purchased book.

Search Bookstore
You can search the Bookstore for text within an eBook title.
 To search the Bookstore, the top Bookstore row must be
populated.
1. In the Bookstore screen, press .
2. Tap Search Media.
3. Enter the desired string of text,  tap Search Bookstore.
4. The search results are displayed; tap on a listing to display
the description/synopsis.

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Sign Out of your Barnes & Noble Account
In the Barnes & Noble screen, tap My Account.
Tap Sign out, or tap Back to remain signed in.

Shop B&N
Shopping directly on the Barnes & Noble website allows you to
view full details about a book, including Editorial and Customer
Reviews, along with the synopsis.
1. Tap the application icon.
2. In the Barnes & Noble screen, tap Shop B&N.
3. The browser opens to the Barnes & Noble store.

Downloading Purchased Media
After purchasing books, in the Barnes & Noble or My Library
screen, tap on a book cover to download it from your Barnes &
Noble online account into your device.

MY LIBRARY
To access My Library, tap the application icon,  tap My
Library.

 Function Menu.



Media status labels
= purchased books not yet
downloaded from B&N
= not yet downloaded
= already downloaded
Dates indicate periodical issue date
 To search for a downloaded
book title, press  Media
Search.
Enter title text,  tap Search
Novel. 25
 To access and open books imported from a SD card or
computer, tap Date, Title or Author, and then tap Local from the
drop-down list.
 Row 1: Quick launch area for your last read media (non scrollable).
 Rows 2-4: Downloaded and downloadable media in your Barnes
& Noble online account (scrollable).
 Tap on a media cover to download and/or open it in the Reader.
 Quick jump to other bookshelves. (Use Bookshelves function to
create new bookshelves.)
 Tap Update to sync with your Barnes & Noble account and update
rows 2-4.

 If your Wi-Fi connection is unstable, the Update request may fail. If
subsequent update attempts are not successful, sign out, sign
back in, and then try again.
 When you have multiple issues of a periodical, only the most
recent issue appears in My Library without a date. Tap on the
shown issue to display a list of all available issues, and then select
the desired issue to open.
 Lent books are not available to read until they are returned from
recipient.

Get Books
The Get Books feature is used if you want to download all your
media files at one time. Otherwise, to download individual
media files, simply tap on a cover in the Barnes & Noble or
My Library screens, and then select the download function.
 To use the Get Books feature, you must have an account
with Barnes & Noble. If you have not yet registered an
account, go to the Barnes & Noble website to register now:
www.bn.com.
 You must have already set up your Barnes & Noble account
in the device.
 If you have multiple Barnes & Noble accounts, the only
media that will appear as downloadable is media associated
with the account that you have registered in the device.
 You must be connected to a Wi-Fi network in order to
connect to and download media from the Barnes & Noble
website. 26
 If your Wi-Fi connection is unstable, the Get Books request
may fail. If subsequent update attempts are not successful,
sign out, sign back in, and then try again.
 eBooks downloaded from Barnes & Noble to a Macintosh
computer are saved in an unsupported .pdb format. If you
copy the .pdb formatted eBooks into your pandigital
novel, they will not be recognized. You should always
use Get Books to download eBooks directly from your
Barnes & Noble download library into your
pandigital novel. Music, Video and Photo files
can be copied from a Macintosh computer into your
pandigital novel as long as they are in a
supported file format.
1. Tap application icon,  tap My Library.
2. To be sure you are viewing the most current media in your
Barnes & Noble account, tap Update.
3. After My Library has been updated, tap Get Books.
4. To download all media, tap Download All.
To download selected media, tap next to the items you
want to download,  tap Download Selected.
5. The media is downloaded and added to My Library.
6. When media is sorted by Date, it is displayed by the date it
was added to your Barnes & Noble online account, not the
date you downloaded it to the device. To find your newly
downloaded media quicker, sorting by Title or Author may
help.
7. Tap on a media cover to open it in the Reader.
 When you tap on a downloaded book, you may be
presented with an ‘unlock’ message requesting your
credit card information to unlock the media file. Tap into
the entry fields to enter your credit card information,
 tap OK. Upon completion, the book is unlocked and
automatically open in the Reader.
 When you have multiple issues of the same eMagazine
and/or eNewspaper, only the most recent issue appears
in My Library. Tap on the shown issue to display a list
of all available issues, and then select the issue you
want to open.

Manage Books
Use this feature to delete media from My Library. 27
1. Tap application icon,  tap My Library.
2. Tap Manage Books to display a complete list of all media
you have downloaded to My Library.
3. Media is sorted by date; if desired, tap Title or Author (first
name) to re-sort your media accordingly.
4. Tap next to the media you want to delete,  tap Delete
Selected.

Lend/Return Books
There are some books that Barnes & Noble classifies as
“lendable”, which means that those books can be loaned to
others who also have a Barnes & Noble account.
Please be aware of the following considerations before
loaning or borrowing any books:
 In order to unlock and open a loaned book, the recipient
must use their name and credit card number that is
registered with their Barnes & Noble account.
 The book can only be loaned for 14 days.
 Only one copy of a book can be read at a time.
Therefore, you won’t have access to the book until after it
has been returned from the recipient.
 You must be connected to a Wi-Fi network before you can
use the Lend/Return Books function.
 When present, the number that appears with the
Lend/Return icon indicates new activity within this feature.
 After launching the Lend/Return feature, a window appears.
The number behind Return books indicates the number of
borrowed books to be returned. The number behind Check
for offers indicates new offers pending.

Loan a Book
1. Tap application icon,  tap My Library.
3. To be sure you are viewing the most current media in
your Barnes & Noble account, tap Update.
4. After My Library has been updated, tap Lend/Return.
5. Tap Lend books in the pop-up window.
6. Tap next to a book that you want to lend,  tap
Lend. 28
7. Tap in the email address entry field to enter the email
address that is registered with the recipient’s Barnes &
Noble account.
 CAUTION: Enter the email address carefully. If you
enter an invalid email address, the book will be in a
locked state until the offer expires in 7 days.
8. Tap in the message window to enter a personal
message to accompany the media.
 The personal message appears in an email that is
sent to the recipient and in their Barnes & Noble
account.
9. Tap Lend Book.
The book’s status changes to ‘LENT’ and remains in a
locked state until it is returned to your account.
If the recipient declines the loan offer, the book will be
available in My Library after you perform an Update to
sync with your Barnes & Noble account again.

Check for Offers
Use this function to check for book loan offers that you
have not yet accepted or declined.
 Offers expire after 7 days.
1. Tap application icon,  tap My Library.
2. Tap Update to sync with your Barnes & Noble account.
3. After My Library has been updated, tap Lend/Return.
4. Tap Check for offers in the pop-up window.
5. Tap next to an offer, tap  Accept or Decline as
desired.
6. In My Library, tap on the borrowed book to download
it to your device.
 Declined books are permanently removed from the
Book Offers screen.

Opening Borrowed Books
After you accept and download a loaned book, it appears
in My Library.
Tap on the book cover to download it and then open it in
the Reader.
 You may be required to unlock the book using the
credit card name and number that is registered with
your Barnes & Noble account.
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Return a Borrowed Book
1. In the Bookstore or My Library screen, touch & hold
on a borrowed book,  tap Return this eBook.
OR
Tap application icon,  tap My Library.
2. Tap Lend/Return.
3. Tap Return books in the pop-up window.
4. Tap next to the borrowed book that you want to
return,  tap Return.
5. The book is labeled “Returned” in My Library.

Buy Returned or Expired Books
You can quickly and easily buy a copy of a returned book.
1. Tap application icon,  tap My Library.
2. Touch and hold on the “Returned” or “Expired” book
cover that you want to purchase.
3. In the pop-up window, tap Purchase this ebook,  tap
OK.
4. Tap OK to confirm the purchase.
5. After the purchase is confirmed, the device
automatically syncs with your Barnes & Noble online
account to update My Library.
6. The book is changed from “Returned/Expired” to
“purchased” status. Tap on the book cover to download
your purchased book.

Bookshelves
Use Bookshelves to create and manage personalized
bookshelves into which you want to save your downloaded
media (i.e., Short Stories, Drama, etc.).
 The number of books within a bookshelf is displayed in the
right column.

Add New Bookshelf
1. Tap application icon,  tap My Library.
2. Tap Bookshelves.
3. Tap Add Shelf.
4. Enter the desired bookshelf name (i.e., Short Stories,
Drama, etc.). 30
5. Tap to create the new bookshelf. (Use Manage
Bookshelf to add media to the new bookshelf.)

Manage Bookshelf
Use Manage Bookshelf to add to and remove media from
bookshelves.
1. Tap application icon,  tap My Library.
2. Tap Bookshelves.
3. Tap next to the bookshelf you want to add or
remove media,  tap Manage Bookshelf.
4. Media is sorted by date; if desired, tap Title or Author
to re-sort your media accordingly.
5. Tap next to the media you want to add to the
bookshelf, or tap to delete from the bookshelf.
6. Tap Save to update your bookshelf.

Display Shelf
1. Tap application icon,  tap My Library.
2. Tap Bookshelves.
3. Tap next to the bookshelf you want to display, 
tap Display Shelf.
4. The screen’s layout resembles the My Library screen,
with your last read media in the top row and the media
you added in rows 2-4.
5. Media is sorted by date; if desired, tap Title or Author
to re-sort your media accordingly.

Quick Open another Bookshelf
Tap the bookshelf name in the upper right of any
bookshelf screen to display the list of all bookshelves, 
tap the desired bookshelf to open.

Delete Shelf
1. Tap application icon,  tap My Library.
2. Tap Bookshelves.
3. Tap next to the bookshelf you want to delete.
4. Tap Delete.
5. Deleting a bookshelf does not delete the books from
the device. They are still in My Library. 31

Update
 You must be connected to a Wi-Fi network before you can
perform the Update function.
1. Tap application icon,  tap My Library.
2. To be sure you are viewing the most current media in your
Barnes & Noble account, tap Update.
3. Rows 2-4 are updated with all downloadable media in your
Barnes & Noble online account.
4. Please wait…this could take several minutes depending on
how many items are in your online account.
 To help speed up your future updates, after downloading
your media you can log into your Barnes & Noble online
account and move the downloaded items into your Archive
folder.

MEDIA SEARCH
1. Tap the Media Search application icon.
2. Enter the desired string of text.
3. Tap Search Novel to search for text within media file names, or
tap Search Bookstore to search for text within an eBook title.
 To search the Bookstore, the top Bookstore row must be
populated.
4. The search results are displayed, sorted according to
Bookstore, Books, Photos, Music, or Videos.
5. Tap on a listed file to access it in the applicable application, or
media cover to display the description/synopsis.

READER
The Reader application is used to display your downloaded
eBooks, Magazines and Newspapers.
 Supported formats: EPUB and PDF
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 To highlight text, touch, hold & slide across the desired text, and
then select Highlight from the Reader Options window.
 To add a Note or access the Dictionary, touch & hold on a
word to display the Reader Options window, and then select
Dictionary or Add Notes.
 While viewing digital media, you can turn the device 90 degrees
to the right to rotate the orientation of the screen from vertical to
horizontal.
 If unit goes into sleep mode (power saving feature), lightly press
& release the power button quickly to turn sleep mode off.

Reader Function Menu
In the Reader, tap on the top of the screen to display the
Reader Function Menu.

Library
To access My Library bookshelf while viewing a book page,
display the Reader Function Menu,  tap Library.

Tap in upper right
corner to bookmark a
page (when Reader
Function Menu is not
displayed).
Reader Function
Menu
Tap on the
top of the screen
or press

to
display the menu.

Finger slide right-to-left
for next page. 33

Table of Contents
Display the Table of Contents of the currently open book,
allowing you to quickly display a desired chapter/page.
1. While viewing a book page, display the Reader Function
Menu,  tap Contents.
2. The Table of Contents is displayed; tap on a chapter/page
to display it.

Bookmarks
When desired, you can bookmark, add notes to, and highlight
text on pages, making it quick and easy to return to those
pages when desired.
Bookmarks
1. To bookmark a page, tap in the upper right corner
of the page. The symbol changes to , indicating the
page has been bookmarked.
2. To display the list of all bookmarks you have created in
the book you are currently viewing, display the Reader
Function Menu,  tap Bookmarks.
3. To return to a bookmarked page, tap next to
desired bookmark,
 tap View.
4. To delete bookmarks, tap on while displaying a
bookmarked page, or while in the Bookmarks screen,
tap next to the desired bookmark,  tap Delete
Selected.
Notes
As you read your digital media, you can quickly and easily
make notes on pages for later reference.
Add Notes
1. On a page, touch & hold on any word to open the
Reader options window.
2. Tap Add Notes. The Notes dialog window opens.
3. Tap into the note entry area, enter the desired text, 
tap Add.
4. The word related to the note is highlighted in blue. 34
View Notes
1. To display a list of all notes you have added to a book
file, display the Reader Function Menu,  tap
Bookmarks.
2. Tap Notes.
3. To view a note, tap on it.
4. To jump to the page associated with a note, tap
next to the note,  tap View.
Edit Notes
1. Display the Reader Function Menu,  tap
Bookmarks.
2. Tap Notes.
3. Tap next to the note you want to edit,  tap Edit.
5. Tap into the note entry area, make desired edits,  tap
Save.
Delete Notes
4. Display the Reader Function Menu,  tap
Bookmarks.
5. Tap Notes.
6. Tap next to the notes you want to delete,  tap
Delete Selected.

Highlights
As you read your book, you may want to highlight points of
interest for later reference.
Add Highlights
1. On a page, touch, hold & slide your finger across the
text that you want to highlight.
2. Tap Highlight in the Reader options window.
3. The selected text is highlighted in yellow.
View Highlights
1. To display a list of all highlights you have added in a
book, display the Reader Function Menu,  tap
Bookmarks.
2. Tap Highlights.
3. Tap on the highlight you want to view.
4. To jump to the page associated with a highlight, tap
next to the highlight,  tap View. 35
Hide all Highlights
1. To turn all highlights off in the currently open book,
display the Reader Function Menu,  tap
Bookmarks.
2. Tap Highlights.
3. Tap Highlights Off.
4. To show highlights again, tap Highlights On.
Delete Highlights
1. Display the Reader Function Menu,  tap
Bookmarks.
2. Tap Highlights.
3. Tap next to the highlights you want to delete,  tap
Delete Selected.

Go To
Use the Go To function for quick access to the Table of
Contents, a particular page, or string of text (word or phrase)
within the book you are viewing.

Display Table of Contents
1. While viewing a book page, display the Reader
Function Menu,  tap Go To.
2. Tap Contents to display the Table of Contents.
3. Tap on a chapter title to jump to it.

Jump to Page
6. While viewing a book page, display the Reader
Function Menu,  tap Go To.
7. Tap Page.
8. Enter the page number you want to view,  tap Go.

Search for Specific Text
1. While viewing a book page, display the Reader
Function Menu,  tap Go To.
2. Tap Word.
3. Enter the desired text,  tap Go. The first instance of
the found text is highlighted.
4. Tap

to scroll through all found instances of the
text throughout the media file. 36
5. Tap Cancel Find (in top left corner) to return to the
original page you were viewing.
OR
You can touch any of the highlighted text to
automatically cancel the find mode, and then that page
becomes the current page.

Last Read
 A page must be displayed at least 15 seconds to be
saved as “last read”.
 Device only saves 50 last read items, therefore the 51
st

“last read” item is saved and the oldest saved item is
eliminated (last in, first out).
After performing searches and displaying other pages,
quickly return to your last read page.
1. Display the Reader Function Menu.
2. Tap Go To,  tap Last Read.

Font Size
For optimal viewing, you can adjust the size of the onscreen
text by changing the Font Size.
1. While viewing a book page, display the Reader Function
Menu,  tap Font Size to change the text size.
2. Tap the desired font size from the drop-down list.

Night Read
You can switch the background to black with white text,
allowing you to view digital media without emitting as much
light as the normal view mode.

1. While viewing a book page, display the Reader Function
Menu,  tap Night Read.
2. Night Read view mode stays in effect until you switch back
to normal view mode by tapping Day Read.

Screen Orientation – Lock
For optimal viewing while reading, the orientation of the screen
automatically rotates from vertical to horizontal depending on
Normal view mode is white
background with black text.
Night Read view mode is black
background with white text. 37
how you hold the device.
When desired, you can lock the screen in the desired
orientation to prevent the auto-rotation (in Reader only).
While viewing a book page in the desired orientation, display
the Reader Function Menu,  tap Lock.
To unlock, display the Reader Function Menu,  tap Unlock.

Play Music in Background while Reading
You can play music in the background as you read digital
media.
Open the desired eBook, Magazine or Newspaper in the
Reader.
Tap in the upper left corner of the screen to display the
music navigation bar.
Tap to begin playing the music.
Use the controls to pause/play and play previous/next song.
Use the volume buttons on the side of the device to adjust the
volume.
Tap to close the navigation bar and leave music playing.
Tap to re-display the music navigation bar.
Tap to stop the music and close the navigation bar.

BROWSER
Use the Web feature to access the Internet and ‘surf the web’ and
visit your favorite websites.
 The Browser requires a connection to a Wi-Fi network. If you
have not set up your Wi-Fi network, do so now using the
instructions on page 46.
 While viewing the browser, you can turn the device to rotate the
orientation of the screen from vertical to horizontal.

Enter a Website URL Address
1. Tap the Browser application icon to launch the internet
browser. 38

2. To go to a new website, tap in the web address entry field at the
top of the scree

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