Sunday, September 8, 2013

Highlights on Version 2.5

Video Hosted Outside Book

This new feature allows you to use video hosted in any servers within books. You only need to input the direct link of video. It greatly reduces the size of books.

Points to note:
  • EPUB 3.0 is required. 
  • The latest version of iBooks app is required.
  • Before viewing the book using iBooks, please enable Online Content in Settings app.
If you want to use Google Drive to host video, you can follow these steps:
  1. Create folder in Google Drive
  2. Select folder, click "More..." and then select "Share"
  3. Change Sharing Settings of the containing folder to enable Public access
  4. Upload video to that folder
  5. Select video file, click "More..." and then select "Detail"
  6. In detail screen, there is a hosting part
  7. Finally, copy this link 
Soundtrack

This new feature allows you to add soundtrack to the whole book or pages. When you are reading the book using iBooks, the soundtrack will be played automatically if soundtrack is enabled in iBooks.

To do this, tap settings button and then select "Book Soundtrack" for the whole book.
Tap tool button at the bottom bar and then select "Page Soundtrack" for the page.

You can select song from Dropbox or Google Drive directly, or music library. You can even record audio for the soundtrack.

Points to note:
  • The latest version of iBooks app is required.
  • Please enable Soundtrack at the top bar of iBooks. 
  • This feature is only available for Fixed Layout books.
Right-to-left Books

You can change page turn behavior in iBooks from left-to-right into right-to-left. To do this, tap settings button and select "Book Style" to change page turn behavior.

Points to note:
  • EPUB 3.0 is required.
  • The latest version of iBooks app is required.
  • This feature is only available for Fixed Layout books.
Pop-up footnotes

You can add any footnote pop-ups to any words or sentences. To do this, select any text, tap link button, and then select "Link to footnote" option. Finally, you can add new footnote or select the existing one.

Points to note:
  • EPUB 3.0 is required.
  • The latest version of iBooks app is required.

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