Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2012 9:53 PM (in response to jem5519)
Update: I installed the latest Beta of XCode - 4.5 DP4 and run:
sudo xcode-select -switch /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer
from the terminal to reset my dev environment back to 4.4. I then restarted IBA and my iPad appeared in the preview list! No uninstalls of OS - X or anything else. Thanks for the info that you posted. - Jim
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2012 12:49 PM (in response to Benoc)
I updated everything. I updated the iPad operating system and then I updated the Mac OS Lion system. Once I got Lion updated, it previewed perfected on my first generation iPad. Hooray. It only took me a day. I also made sure that I had the latest version from iBooks. Turns out, when all else fails read the instruction in the Help section of IBooks Author.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 8:37 AM (in response to Antonis20vt)
We do not have XCode installed on the MacBooks and we still get this on all but 2 or 15 computers. We have students trying to preview their Books and all systems should have the same basic configuration.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 3:42 PM (in response to mlinklater)
Hey, I don't understand all this stuff about XCode ..... Is there a simple step-by-step solution to fix this problem? How do I know what Xcode I have? Nothing comes up on spotlight!! Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 6:07 AM (in response to JontheNovice)
Empirically, installing Xcode can influence the behavior of this function in iBooks Author. I would suggest installing Xcode 4.5.2 and see if iBooks Author starts to behave.
Just do the default install of Xcode. You can download from here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xcode/id497799835?ls=1&mt=12.
You don't have to run Xcode, just install it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 5:27 PM (in response to malja07)
Wow! I tried to install, and the icon download bar just started with a dot and didn't go further. I tried again, same result. In the end I just thought I'd try it anyway, and Voila!! I don't know what happened, but it is working.
Thank you soooooow much!! You are a star!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 10:06 PM (in response to mlinklater)
I figured out that my iMac wasn't detecting my iPad. When I turned off my iPad and then powered it up again, iTunes opened and synced the two devices. Then I was able to use the Preview feature in iBooks Author.