Template Settings Interface:


Flip Shopping Catalog provides different templates at present: Classical, Float, Neat and Spread. And you can download install more templates from online sources.

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

1. Design Setting

I. Choose Template

II. Tool Bar Settings

III. Flash Display Settings

IV. Flash Control Settings

V. Export Theme

2. Theme

3. Bookmark Editing

4. Add Bookmark Tabs

5. Scenes Setting

6. Assistant

7. Background

8. Page Control Panel

9. Plugin Settings

10. Other Settings

1. Design Setting:



I. Choose Template:

Clicktemplate_settings_interface_choose_template_button icon to select templates from below interface:



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

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

More templates and themes online: http://www.flipbuilder.com/templates-themes/ .

II. Tool Bar Settings:



(1) Title Bar (only in Float template)


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>


(2) Buttons Bar


i. Home Button

You can add a home buttonflip_pdf_pro_home_icon to help reader to click and go to your website directly:


ii. About Button

Add About button about_iconto show the author, contact, book, company info:


Click "…" to enter into "About & Contact" edit interface:


After clicking the About button, you will view the About window by clicking the button:


iii. Full Screen Button

To enable "Full Screen" functionality in output flipbook, select "Show" in "Full Screen Button" option:


Then you can click iconManual_Design_Template_Setting_Interface_design_fullscreenicon to view flipbook in Full Screen, click iconManual_Design_Template_Setting_Interface_design_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):


iv. 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 buttonManual_Design_Template_Setting_Interface_design_helpicon to view the same Help page in pop-up window.

v. Print Config


Choose "Yes" in "Print Enable", then click iconManual_Design_Template_Setting_Interface_design_printicon to set print page range as below:


You can also click "Print Watermark File->…" button to choose image or SWF file from your computer as watermark on printed out pages.

vi. Download Setting


If you want your flipbook readers to download the PDF file or the flipbook directly from your website, select "Yes" in "Download Enable" option, then input the Download URL directly, you can use absolute path like "http://www.flipbuilder.com/flip-pdf/example/files/download/FlipPDFDemo.pdf" or relative path like "/files/download/FlipPDFDemo.pdf" (make sure you have uploaded the PDF to the same path).
Then readers can click the iconManual_Design_Template_Setting_Interface_design_downloadicon to download your uploaded PDF file directly.

vii. Sound


If you want to add background sound to your flipbook, such as a song or other audio file, set "Enable Sound->Enable", then click " " 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.

viii. Zoom Config


To Enable Zoon In functionality, choose ''Yes" in "Zoon in 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.

ix. Search


Select "Show" in "Search Button" (make sure you have check "Enable Search" option in "Import PDF" interface), then define "Search Highlight Color", after clicking "Search" icon Manual_Design_Template_Setting_Interface_design_searchicon, you will see a popup box to input search words, then click Enter or "Search" button, you will get the below searching result:


x. Share


You can share via emails, or just through Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc..

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 Manual_Design_Template_Setting_Interface_design_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:


xi. Auto Flip

To auto flip your eBooks, you can set "Yes" in "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 template_setting_interface_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":


xii. 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.

xiii. Single Page


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" iconsingle_page_icon to view pages one after another, then click "Double Page" icondouble_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" as "True":



(4) Add Icons Settings

If you want to add some other kinds of buttons which the program doesn't provide, you can click "Add Icons Settings->…" to enter into "Icons Settings" interface to add new icons on tool bar:


You can define the link action as "Go to page", or open an online webpage, or even "Call Javascript function" to carry out your wanted interactive functionalities via defining Javascript function yourself.. After your "Apply Change", the new added icon will show in the toolbar. (More details about Call Javascript function will be introduced in the part of "Edit Page->Add Link".)


(5) Button Icons

Define settings for the icons of the buttons:


i. Icon Color


ii. Icon File

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


More details please view here:


III. 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) Language


You can set language for showing tools or tips in your created flipbook, and here is the specialized instruction page for setting the "Language Option".


(3) 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.


(4) Preloader

Choose a flash preloader for your flip book to show before pages loaded.


(5) Initial Show (set in Float/ Spread templates)

You can show Bookmark panel or Thumbnails panel on the flash page at the beginning, just select "Bookmark" or "Thumbnails" in this option.

For Example, select "Thumbnails":


Then you will get flipbook shown with below initial interface:


(6) 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 (set in Classical and Spread templates):


Click the 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 (set 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. There are also 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.


(7) Flash Window Color

flash window color

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


(8) Page Background Color


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


(9) 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.


(10) Book Margins

i. Book Margin (set in Classical Template):


"Book Margin" refers to the distance between the book and the toolbar.

ii. Top/ Bottom/ Left/ Right Margin (set in Float/ Spread Template):


(11) 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.


(12) Hide Book Frame Bar


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


(13) 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:



(14) 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:



(15) Flipping time


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


(16) 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:


(17) 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


IV. Flash Control Settings:



(1). Security Settings


If you want to protect your flash books with passwords, you can click "…" icon to enter into "Flash Security Config" interface:


Select "Security Type->Single Password", and input passwords into the box (there is no restriction on password format at present). You can also set "Protect Page Range" as "All Pages" or the latter pages after a defined page number. (Tips: The program utilize RC4 algorithm to protect eBook pages, the eBook content pages will show nothing without permission.)


(2). Links


If you have check "Import links" option in "Import PDF" interface, or add links in "Edit Page" interface, then you can define settings here, choose "Mouse over color", "Link alpha" (refers to the link area opacity, value interval: 0~1, "0" stands for the area is totally transparent), and "Open Window->Blank/ Self". The links also can be clicked after zooming by setting "Enable after Zooming in->Enable".


(3). Google Analytics


In the HTML output format, you can add statistics by using google analytics. You can get more information about Google Analytics ID from http://www.google.com/analytics/ .



V. Export Theme:

If you want to save the current template settings as your own style template for later uses, you can click "File->Export current settings as Theme" button to storing all current template settings, include the background images, margin values, toolbar buttons and so on. Then when you want to use later, just click "File->Import Themes", the theme will be added to the templates selecting interface.


You can set Theme, Bookmark, Bookmark Tabs, Scenes, Assistant, Background, Page Control and Plugins by enabling these options in the View Menu.



2. Theme:

After you choose a template for the flip book, you can make your flip book more beautiful and diversified by choosing a pre-designed theme.

theme setting

You can also download more free themes online to use in "Design Setting" part, about how to use free themes, just view info in this page as reference:



3. Bookmark Editing:

You can check "Import Bookmarks" option in Import PDF interface if your PDF contains bookmarks, or you can edit bookmarks directly in the program. In Classical Template, you can even define bookmark font color, background color, position, etc.:


4. Add Bookmark Tabs:

To help readers get your book main content more quickly, you can add bookmark tabs on the top of your book as below image shows:


You just need to add tabs, set page number and tab color (random colors provided automatically), then "Apply Change" and check tabs effect.


5. Scenes Setting:

To make your book more attractive and lively, you can apply animated background which called "Scene" in the flip program. There are many pre-designed scenes for you to choose and use directly, such as Autumn Leaves, Beach Beauty, Desert, Moon, Underwater World, Grassland, Snow, Clouds, etc.


Just double-click to apply the scenes, or you can set your own style scene by setting "SWF" format background image in "Design Setting" part.

Besides, you can download online scenes from the library and install them for direct use.


What's more, you can click "Add New" button to use your own SWF file as scene:



6. Assistant:

If you want to provide sound or text tips for pages of your books, you can enable the Assistant Feature, edit scrolling text, record audio or insert sound directly. Then readers can following your tips, listen to the audio you applied, get more interest and info from your book.


Click "Record & Manage Audio Files" iconrecord_manage_audio_files_icon to enter into Record Audio interface:


Input "Audio Text" for each page, and then choose Text-to-Speech engine, and then click "Generate audio". After generating, you can click "Play audio" to listen to the audio, you can also choose "Import audio from existing file" to apply existing audio directly.

About Text-to-Speech engine install and use, you can view details in this page: http://www.flipbuilder.com/support/how-to-read-your-text-to-readers-in-flipping-book.htm .


7. Background:


There are many different backgrounds for you to choose, just double click to apply them to your flip book directly. Or you can download more backgrounds from online library:


Moreover, you can click "Add New" button to use your image as the flip book background.


8. Page Control Panel:

The Page Control Panel lists all pages of your book, and you can also add page, delete page, re-order pages and change page view mode, or close the Page Manager panel. Besides, you can use the Page Control Panel to turn pages while designing your flip book.


(1) Add new page

Click the iconpage_manager_add, then you can add PDF page(s), SWF(s) or image(s) as flip book new page(s). And you can choose to insert the new page to any position.


(2). Delete selected page

Click the iconpage_manager_delete, then you can delete the selected page.

(3). Move selected page up

Click the iconpage_manager_page_up, then you can move the selected page upwards.

(4). Move selected page down

Click the iconpage_manager_page_down, then you can move the selected page downwards.

(5). Page view mode

Click the iconpage_manager_view_mode, and then you change the page viewing mode.

(6). Close Page Manager

Click the iconpage_manager_closeto close the Page Manager. And click the icon "Show page control panel" to display the Panel again.


9. Plugin Settings:

After you enable the Plugin, click the Plugin tab, and you will see the below interface.

add plugin for the flip book


Double click to choose a plugin for your flip book, for example, "bubble-banner", then the "Plugin Settings" window will pop up.

customize the plugin


After you edit the plugin, click "Apply". And you will see the plugin in your flip book.

view the plugin in the flip book

10. Other Settings:

(1). Export Theme

If you want to save the current template settings as your own style template for later uses, you can click "File->Export current settings as Theme" button to storing all current template settings, include the background images, margin values, toolbar buttons and so on.

Then when you want to use later, just click "File->Import Themes", the theme will be added to the templates selecting interface.

Download more themes from FlipBuilder now: http://www.flipbuilder.com/templates-themes/ .

(2). Application Options

i. Render Engine Option

Flip PDF Pro provides 3 different render engines for you to create higher quality page-flipping eBooks, click "Options->Application Options" to enter into "Render Engine" interface:

SWF: Much legible characters, smaller output size;

GPL Ghostscript: Higher color transfer quality;

Inner Library: Faster convert speed (change option when PDF imported failed).

(Change option when PDF imported failed)


ii. Create Mobile Version Option

Pages Quality and Size

Five types of "Pages Quality And Size" for mobile version eBooks:

Mobile Template

The current version provides two mobile template modes for you to use: Slide and Single Page Flip. The later one adds page-flipping effect on the pages while viewing in mobiles.


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


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