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18 advanced iBooks Author tips

18 advanced iBooks Author tips
EmailShare 118EmailShare Last year I started working with iBooks Author and made my first iBook to use in class. A year later, I now have about 8 iBooks under my belt. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.” 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Related posts: Related:  ibooks authoriBooks AuthorPor animacions

Create a Simple Quiz in 5 Easy Steps The Quiz Builder widget is a flexible tool that allows you to create easy to use quizzes in your eBooks created with iBooks Author. We want to show you just how easy it is to create a customized quiz widget that feels right at home in one of the free iBooks Author templates. The tutorial is broken down into these 5 easy steps: Lets get started. Now that we have our template lets look at copying the style into the widget. You can take a screenshot in OSX by pressing cmd, shift and 4 at the same time. Now that we know how to take screenshots, we can grab some assets from the book. 1. Now that we have the assets we need we can start customizing our widget. To make our text match those used in the book we need to customize the fonts to complete our look and feel. 2. Now that we’ve styled our widget we can start to put some questions in. We’re now going to use markdown and Bookry elements to build the quiz. [i image_i11.png] ### Question [q] of [q total] Excellent! 3. 4. Unfinished Correct 5.

iBooks author and amazing widgets for learning iPad Published on April 27th, 2014 | by Mark Anderson iBooks 2 which was launched back in January 2012 was a massive step forward in the world of reading and learning. We were all wowed by the presentation shown at the Guggenheim Museum with the ‘Life On Earth’ example. It had impressive 3D interactive images. Image from To say it was feature rich would be an understatement, but what do ‘made for iBooks’ iBooks look like from the store nowadays? Let’s take ‘The Senses’ a new interactive ‘Made for iBooks’ book available on the iBooks store. Tappable element shows how the ear reacts to sound Tappable elements show the different stages of reconstruction It’s a great book for learning. Tappable instruments show how the ear reacts to sounds demonstrating how we hear It really is a great book. There are a number of widgets we can insert in to our iBooks when we make them using the free iBooks Author that can help to bring the books to life and make them books with extra.

How to make a keynote presentation for ibooks author iBooks Author For Dummies Cheat Sheet In addition to creating an e-book for use on the iPad, you may want to use your iBooks Author e-book’s text elsewhere, such as to create versions of your book for distribution as Kindle e-books or as ePub e-books that can be read on more devices than just the iPad. iBooks Author lets you export the book’s text so that you can create a version of the e-book in other programs (such as Sigil for ePub e-books). You can also create a PDF version of your e-book that can be read on all sorts of devices that use Adobe Systems’ Adobe Reader software, as well as those that use the included Preview application in Mac OS X and the built-in Quick Look technology in both Mac OS X and iOS. The export process is simple — just follow these steps: Choose File→Export.Alternatively, choose Share→Export.A settings sheet with export options appears. An exported text file contains only the mainbar text — text in objects’ captions and in other text boxes is ignored.

How iBooks Author Stacks Up to the Competition [CHART] With the announcement of iBooks Author last week, the world of self-publishing seemed to open up a little wider, especially for authors looking for an easy way to format and distribute their own content. At the same time, people raised concerns about the content restrictions of the iBooks Author tool. According to the contract in iBooks Author, books that writers charge for through the iBooks 2 store are subject to fees, which isn't new — iTunes does the same thing with apps in the App Store. But the contract also stipulates books created with the Author tool may only be sold in the iBooks 2 store, and nowhere else. While some writers may deem the Apple iBooks store an adequate revenue stream, others may not welcome the regulations. Still, self-publishing holds potential for many authors, especially now that 29% of U.S. adults own some kind of tablet or ereader. Are you an ebook publisher using something that didn't make the list?

iBA Tips and Tricks 01 Change hyperlink color: There are many predefined styles with each template, and they are modifiable. Hyperlink color is one of those 'styles'. Follow this process to change: • In your document/book, select a word/text - any word will do. • Color/style it as you'd like your hyperlinks to appear. • Enable Styles Drawer from the View menu. • Locate/select the Hyperlink style in the drawer and right/cntrl-click to select. • Choose - 'Redefine Style from Selection - in the pop-up menu. Hyperlink two words/text: Highlight the target word, use the Insert>Bookmark menu, define the target under Bookmarks in the Inspector, then go to the word you want to link from and configure it as a hyperlink in the Inspector. Insert Bookmark How to create or modify a layout: How to add, reorder or delete - chapters, sections, pages: How to set Chapter Title: .html Feedback:

How to add interactive widgets in iBooks Author iBooks are the most tactile things you will encounter on a digital platform – they’re made for fingers. You can swipe through galleries and presentations, scroll up and down sidebars, play audio and video, rotate 3D models, and tap to open image pop-overs and zoom into parts of large photos. And it’s really easy to add these elements to your own iBook using the Widgets menu in iBooks Author. All of the widgets are customisable too, whether it’s changing the shape and layout of an embedded video or setting the running order of photos inside your gallery. 1 Gallery Click the Widgets button at the top to get started, then choose Gallery. 2 Pop-Over Now add a Pop-Over widget and drag an image onto it. 3 Scrolling sidebar 4 Media If you drop an audio or video file onto a Media widget then it will adapt its structure accordingly, and also optimise the file for iBooks. 5 Keynote Your keynotes can be dragged and dropped in, too. 6 Review Got a model that would suit your iBooks? 8 Interactive image 1

IBooks: A Powerful Presentation Tool 02/17/2012 Apple recently unveiled two new products that are available for free to Apple customers: the media-rich interactive iBook Textbook format and the iBooks Authoring Tool for creating interactive iBooks. This new digital publishing innovation -- which has been described as “the next chapter in learning” -- and its authoring tool will be a valuable asset for companies and sales representatives that want to use the iPad to transform their rep-to-customer communications. With Apple’s new interactive iBook format, ebooks look more like their media-rich cousins, the magazines and interactive Web sites. Content authors can create an interactive iBook with a nearly unlimited number of rich media elements, ranging from slide shows to full videos and even quizzes. Any marketer whose audience uses an iPad now has the ability to place content easily into their hands. New Opportunities for Marketers Implications for Marketers

Downloads Windows | Mac | Linux Download the latest Jutoh release here. Until registered, it will act as a demonstration with a few limitations. You can uninstall the old version first if you wish (on Windows, from the Start menu or Control Panel). Please see Release Notes for what's new in this release. For information about migrating from Jutoh 1 to Jutoh 2 (a free upgrade), please see this topic. You can download the old Jutoh 1 version here. Jutoh for Windows Jutoh for Windows is about 10 MB in size. Windows 8 users: click on More info when you get the "Windows protected your PC" screen, and then click Run anyway in the next screen. Windows Vista/7/8 users: if when running Jutoh you see error messages about a resource load failure, please install Jutoh into a folder other than Program Files, or adjust permissions for the Program Files folder. Jutoh for Mac OS X Jutoh for Mac OS X (versions 10.3.9 and above) is about 30 MB in size. Jutoh 2.13 for Intel/PowerPC Mac OS X 10.3 and above Jutoh for Linux

10 Great Tutorials to Create Interacive eBooks Using iBook Author Are you planning to give iBooks Author a place in your classroom? The video tutorials below will definitely give you a hand. As you know by now, iBooks Author is one of the formidable apps available in the iTunes store. It allow users to create interactive ebooks and share them with the rest of the world. The general process behind creating these interactive ebooks is pretty basic; however, there are certain features and tips teachers need to pay heed to in order to tap into its full potential. All of these video tutorials have been curated by DiyJourno 1- How to start iBook Author with a template 2- Thumbnail, Outline, and Layout panels 3- How to change colour plate in iBook Author 4-Insert pages and navigate thumbnail and outline view 5- Inserting and Modifying Text 6- Using Paragraph Style 7- Layering objects 8- Aligning objects 9- Locking and unlocking objects 10- Sharing your iBook Author

Make amazing HTML5 widgets for iBooks Author with no coding knowledge The topic of my blog this week will be about a fantastic piece of software called iAd Producer. Now, firstly, you may want to know what an iAd is! Well, an iAd is a mobile advertising platform that Apple created for its iOS devices so that developers can embed advertisements directly into their apps. Self explanatory therefore that iAd Producer allows developers to create these iAds! iAd Producer supports HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript standards for creating these iAds with a very intuitive user interface so that coding is not mandatory. What I’d like to bring to everyone’s attention in this blog is the recent update to iAd Producer. For those of you that have used iBooks Author or read a multi-touch iBook on your iPad, you’ll know how great interactive widgets are, however HTML widgets require someone having to create the HTML code. Cool huh?! So, let’s take a look at how this is done. Firstly, you’ll need to register as an Apple Developer, which is free. Disclaimer: