Template Settings Interface


Flip Image for Mac provides three different templates at present: Classical, Float and Spread.

Each template contains some unique settings, the below instructions will show you details:

1. Choose Template

2. Toolbar Settings

3. Flash Display Settings


1. Choose Template:


Clickselect_template_icon icon to select templates from below interface:



select_template_export Click this icon is to save current settings as a TXT file for later uses;

select_template_import Click this icon is to import stored setting file at once.


2. Tool Bar Settings:



(1) Title Bar (only can be set in Float Template)

i. Title


Customize book title and logo for showing on the top of your flipbook. You are enabled to set the book title as HTML format text.
For example: <a href='http://www.flipbuilder.com' target='_blank'>FLIPBUILDER.COM</a> | <font color='#ff0000' size='14'>Red Color</font>

ii. Page Number Box on Bottom (only in Float Template)



(2) Buttons Bar


i. Home Button


You can add a home buttonhomeicon to help reader to click and go to your website directly.

ii. Full Screen


To enable "Full Screen" functionality in output flipbook, check "Show" in "Full Screen Button" option.

Then you can click icon fullscreenicon to view flipbook in Full Screen, click icon fullscreenexiticon or "Esc" button to exit from the Full Screen.
Or if you want to show your flipbook without Tool Bar while showing in Full Screen mode, you can set "No" in "Full Screen without Tool Bar" (just in Classical Template):


iii. Help Config


To show tips about viewing flipbook, you can set "Show" in "Help Button" option, and you can define Help Content manually by inserting "Help Content File (image or SWF)", also enable to define the Width and Height of the Help image or swf. If you set "Book->Retain the book to center->No", you can set "Show Help At First->Show" to display the Help Panel with the Book as below:


You can also click the button helpicon to view the same Help page in pop-up window.

iv. Print Config


Check "Print Enable->Enable", you can set "Print Watermark File" to add a logo or other kinds of watermark (image or SWF) only show in print out pages but won't show while viewing in eBook.

lick icon print_icon to set print page range as below:


v. Download setting


If you want your flipbook readers to download the image file or the flipbook directly from your website, check "Download Enable->Enable" option, then input the Download URL directly, you can use absolute path like "http://www.flipbuilder.com/flip-image/example/files/download/FlipimageDemo.jpg" or relative path like "/files/download/FlipimageDemo.jpg" (make sure you have uploaded the image to the same path).

Then readers can click the icon download_icon to download your uploaded image file directly.

vi. Sound Panel


If you want to add background sound to your flipbook, such as a song or other audio file, check "Enable Sound->Enable", then click Open Folder icon to choose "Sound File" from your computer, then set "Sound Loops", "-1" stands for playing the sound file all the time while viewing flipbook, other value (N>0) stands for the times of playing the sound file.

vii. Zoom Config


To Enable Zoon In functionality, check "Zoon in enable->Enable", then set "Zoom Scale", the value is the times between zoomed page size and the current page size.
In Float template, you don't need to set Zoom Scale, you can adjust more conveniently by the zoom in tool like this:


You can also set "Scroll with mouse->Yes" to scroll zoom in page while moving mouse.

viii. Share
a. Share Button

If you want readers to share via Email, you can enable "Share" feature as below shows:


When the viewers click the share button shareicon, they will enter into the Email interface with the link of your flipbook in the Email body.

b. Social Share

If you want your flipbook viewers to send the link to their friends or clients via Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google, Yahoo and so on, you can add a Social Share button in your flipbook for readers to send out your flipbook link immediately:


The readers just need to click the "Social Share" button social_share_icon, then the below window will pop up for them to choose share channel:


ix. Auto Flip


To auto flip your eBooks, you can check "Auto Flip->Enable" option; then define the Flip Interval (seconds of staying on each page); the value of "Play Count" stands for the times of auto playing the eBook, and "-1" stands for playing forever (after clicking the Auto Flip button autoplayicon, the flipbooks will be flipped by staying 3 seconds per page); if you want to auto start and flip the eBook after opening, just set "Auto flip when start up->Yes".

x. Thumbnail Button


Show Thumbnail Button thumbnail_icon(set "Enable") to view page thumbnails of your book, or you can Disable it to hide the button.

xi. Single Page Button


If your book contains landscape pages, or the page content is different to read for the font is too small, you can set "Single Page->Enable" to enable readers to click "Single Page" icon single_page_icon to view pages one after another, then click "Double Page" icon double_page_icon to back to the normal book reading mode.


(3) Tool Bar on Top (only in Float Template)

If you want to place the toolbar in Float templates on the top of the flash eBook, you can set "Tool Bar on Top->Yes":



(4) Button Icons

i. Icon Color


ii. Icon File (SWF Only)

Select the Tool Bar Button to replace with your own icon.


More details please view here:



3. Flash Display Settings:


(1) Retain the book to center


If you select “No” in this option, the eBook will be shown on the right-side. This setting is for embedding special background image, such as advertisement or company log.


(2) Font


If you want to change fonts of toolbar buttons, flash windows even bookmarks or search result panel, you can set font types and colors in Font Panel.


(3) Initial Show (set in Float/ Spread Template)

You can show Bookmark panel or Thumbnails panel on the flash page at the beginning, just select "Thumbnails" in this option, then you will get flipbook shown with below initial interface:



(4) Background Config

i. Background Color


Define background for your flipbook with gradient color or pure color (the same color for "Gradient Color A" and "Gradient Color B"). Gradient Angle is the angle between the two colors.

ii. Background Image setting in Classical and Spread templates


Click the "Open Folder" icon to choose background image from your computer, and there are 11 kinds of "Image Position" for you to choose: Scale to fit, Fill, Top Left, Top Center, Top Right, Middle Left, Middle Center, Middle Right, Bottom Left, Bottom Center and Bottom Right.

iii. Background Image setting in Float template


The Float template enables you to add two background images: Outer Image and Inner Image. You can make Inner background image to show special information, such as advertisement or company logo, etc. Also 11 kinds of "Image Position" for you to choose.


(5) Flash Window Color


This color will be applied on all flash windows, such as the book window, "Help" window, "Print" window and so on.


(6) Page Background Color


When load pages, or if the page number of your image file is odd, then the page (the last page) will show with the "Page Background Color".


(7) Book Proportions


Please note that the values are not fixed in pixels or inches, they just represent a ratio for "Page Width: Page Height", and the book size will be changed depend on your Explorer Window Size.


(8) Book Margin



(9) Page Shadow


The value also takes the value of Book Proportions as reference, and the value interval of "Page Shadow Opacity" is "0~1", the larger value refers to the deeper shadow color.


(10) Hide Book Frame Bar


If don’t want to show the book frame bar, choose “Yes” in this option.


(11) Right to Left

If the language of your file is read from right to left (such as Arabic), then choose "Yes" in "Right to Left" option:



(12) Hard Cover

If you want create hard cover effect (a book bound with rigid protective covers) for your flipbook, choose "Yes" in "Hard Cover" option:



(13) Flipping time


Sets page flipping time in seconds according to your needs. (Recommended second value is 0.6)


(14) Page Number

If you don't want to count in the cover page, table of contents pages into the actual page numbers, you can set "Start Page Numbering (Roman)" and "Start Page Numbering (Arabic)". For example, the first 3 pages are Table of Content pages with Roman page numbers, and set Arabic page numbers from page 4, then you will get page number box like below:



(15) Minime Style

If you want to present Page-flipping eBook pages directly without showing toolbar, especially when you want to embed eBook into a small area in existing webpages, then you can use this "Minime Style":


The Minime Style will trigger when the Width or Height of the Flash Container is less than the defined value. You can also always show the page-flipping eBook in Minime Style with adding a parameter to your URL like this: www.yourdomain.com/?alwaysMinimeStyle=true .




At last, click "Apply Change" icon apply_change to apply the settings (You won't preview the applied effect before clicking this icon).


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