iBooks Author

What is iBook Author?: iBook Author is a tool that allows users to create their own interactive ebooks for iPad's iBook Shelf.

Link to iBook Author Download: Apple Site
Link to Tutorials on iBook: Apps in Education
Free iBooks on Using iBook Author:
Required Equipment & Software: Mac running Lion 7.2 or better, iBook Author App, iPad running iOS5 with iBooks 2.0 or higher installed (as of June 2012)

Users can:
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Steps to Create Your First Interactive Book Using iBook Author:

  • Choose one of the included templates and edit them to fit your needs
  • Add content including pictures, video, text, links and interactive widgets
  • Create a glossary from the text and add definitions
  • Preview the book on your iPad at any time
  • Share the book with others

Adding Text:
  1. Type text into the template or copy and paste from other sources
  2. Drag and drop a Pages document to the book navigator to add it as a new section.
  3. Drag and drop Microsoft Word documents to the book navigator to add it as a new

Adding Images:
  • Add images into the template using the media browser of iBook Author.
  • Drag and dropimages on the page
    • Text flows around the image
    • Image formats must be supported (.jpg, .png, .gif, .jpeg)
    • Images may be masked to a variety of shapes and crops
    • Instant alpha is available on images to make colors transparent
  • Use a widget to add an interactive image as html
  • Add reflections & shadows to your images

Customizing with Widgets:
  • To add a widget to the page: Insert Menu-->Widget-->Make a selection
  • Widgets included in ibook author:
    • Interactive images: use call outs, panning,& zooming
    • Gallery: add a sequence of pictures with captions
    • HTML:Add a dashboard widget (.wdgt)
    • Keynote: add a keynote presentation
    • Media: add a movie or audio file--formats supported: m4v (movie) and m4a (audio)
    • 3D: add a 3D COLLADA (.dae) file for readers to rotate
    • Review: add a sequence of multiple choice or drag to target questions)
  • Additional Classroom Widgets from: http://www.classwidgets.com

Even More: In addition to the items above, users can add shapes, charts and tables. Everything can be lined up on the pages using alignment guides that can be viewed or turned off

Files for iBook