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Adding a Keynote presentation


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iBooks Author Essential Training

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Video: Adding a Keynote presentation

Now, let's go ahead and add an interactive keynote presentation directly into our Explore California Travel Guide. If you're following along, I'm on page 26 in the Taste of California section. To add an interactive keynote file to our document, all we need to do is come up to our Toolbar and click on the Widget menu and then select keynote from the dropdown menu. When we do, the Keynote Widget object is created for us on our page. Our Widget Inspector also automatically opens up for us so that we're ready to begin working. Let's go ahead and change this objet to a Floating object and then simply drag the object and drop it into place using our Alignment Guides to let us know when we have the object in the correct location.
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  1. 4m 48s
    1. Welcome
      48s
    2. Using the exercise files
      4m 0s
  2. 53m 58s
    1. Installing iBooks Author
      1m 47s
    2. Installing iBooks on an iPad
      1m 9s
    3. Creating a new document
      3m 25s
    4. Understanding the interface
      4m 48s
    5. Creating a book cover
      9m 26s
    6. Adding an intro video
      1m 48s
    7. Creating chapters
      8m 2s
    8. Creating sections
      3m 52s
    9. Creating pages
      2m 15s
    10. Adding visual interest
      4m 54s
    11. Customizing the table of contents
      5m 44s
    12. Creating a glossary
      2m 57s
    13. Previewing your work on an iPad
      3m 51s
  3. 27m 22s
    1. Understanding templates
      3m 18s
    2. Creating a blank layout
      3m 42s
    3. Modifying existing layouts
      5m 13s
    4. Creating a custom layout
      3m 57s
    5. Defining placeholder media
      1m 1s
    6. Defining placeholder text
      50s
    7. Adding auto-updating text
      1m 18s
    8. Creating a photo collage layout
      3m 25s
    9. Sharing a custom template
      1m 55s
    10. Creating a portrait-only book
      2m 43s
  4. 19m 25s
    1. Dragging and dropping plain text
      3m 16s
    2. Inserting text from Pages
      6m 51s
    3. Inserting text from Microsoft Word
      7m 11s
    4. Creating linked text boxes
      2m 7s
  5. 52m 13s
    1. Understanding how to format text
      2m 5s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 6s
    3. Creating lists
      5m 29s
    4. Creating custom styles
      9m 34s
    5. Controlling tabs
      5m 54s
    6. More on text control
      12m 37s
    7. Embedding equations with LaTeX
      3m 53s
    8. Embedding equations with MathType
      4m 35s
  6. 29m 14s
    1. Understanding objects
      7m 33s
    2. Adding objects
      2m 26s
    3. Manipulating objects on a page
      3m 24s
    4. Layering objects together
      1m 36s
    5. Changing an object's appearance
      7m 15s
    6. Adding titles, labels, captions, and descriptions
      5m 25s
    7. Adding accessibility text to objects
      1m 35s
  7. 21m 45s
    1. Adding images
      5m 33s
    2. Removing parts of photos with Instant Alpha
      3m 54s
    3. Cropping and masking images
      4m 0s
    4. Controlling image settings
      3m 0s
    5. Spanning an image across two pages
      5m 18s
  8. 16m 12s
    1. Understanding shapes
      2m 29s
    2. Adding shapes
      2m 29s
    3. Editing shapes
      3m 24s
    4. Drawing shapes
      3m 31s
    5. Creating a custom shape mask
      4m 19s
  9. 25m 57s
    1. Understanding tables
      2m 22s
    2. Creating tables
      2m 9s
    3. Adding and importing data into tables
      3m 3s
    4. Formatting table cells and data
      8m 37s
    5. Performing calculations
      3m 57s
    6. Using conditional formatting
      2m 52s
    7. Sorting table data
      1m 15s
    8. Adding a custom table description
      1m 42s
  10. 22m 33s
    1. Understanding charts
      2m 30s
    2. Adding charts
      3m 59s
    3. Editing chart data
      3m 51s
    4. Formatting charts
      5m 24s
    5. Changing the chart type
      5m 48s
    6. Adding chart descriptions
      1m 1s
  11. 45m 53s
    1. Understanding widgets
      4m 18s
    2. Creating an image gallery
      5m 18s
    3. Adding a movie
      4m 4s
    4. Adding a Keynote presentation
      5m 32s
    5. Adding a 3D object
      4m 24s
    6. Adding an interactive image
      7m 54s
    7. Adding custom HTML
      7m 57s
    8. Creating a scrolling sidebar
      3m 45s
    9. Creating a popover effect
      2m 41s
  12. 17m 4s
    1. Understanding review questions
      2m 26s
    2. Adding a review section
      2m 27s
    3. Creating multiple-choice questions
      7m 16s
    4. Creating matching questions
      4m 55s
  13. 27m 1s
    1. Preflighting on an iPad
      6m 21s
    2. Exporting a book in iBooks format
      2m 26s
    3. Exporting a book as a PDF
      2m 33s
    4. Exporting a book as a text document
      1m 49s
    5. Emailing a book
      2m 24s
    6. Getting ready to publish to the iBookstore
      4m 44s
    7. Publishing to the iBookstore
      6m 44s
  14. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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iBooks Author Essential Training
6h 3m Appropriate for all Jul 03, 2012 Updated Feb 18, 2013

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In this course, author and educator Chris Mattia demonstrates how to use the Apple iBooks Author application to create and publish your own ebook, without extensive design or publishing experience.

Follow along with Chris as he assembles, refines, and publishes a dynamic and engaging ebook for distribution on the iPad using the iBooks app. The course demonstrates the process of adding all of the components of a dynamic ebook, including engaging text, images, audio, video, 3D models, and dynamic web content. It also shows how to customize the iBooks Author interface and leverage built-in templates to produce a beautifully designed and polished ebook. The course wraps up with a review of the iBookstore publishing process.

Topics include:
  • Installing iBooks Author
  • Creating a book cover
  • Creating pages, chapters, and sections
  • Adding visual interest
  • Creating a table of contents and a glossary
  • Working with templates and placeholders
  • Importing text from Pages or Microsoft Word
  • Formatting text
  • Adding objects such as titles, labels, and captions
  • Inserting images
  • Adding tables and charts
  • Working with widgets such as movies, 3D objects, and interactive images
  • Creating review sections with multiple choice and matching questions
  • Exporting a book as an iBook, PDF, or text document
  • Publishing to the iBookstore
Subjects:
Elearning Design Digital Publishing Ebooks Teacher Tools Education Educational Technology Higher Education
Software:
iBooks Author
Author:
Chris Mattia

Adding a Keynote presentation

Now, let's go ahead and add an interactive keynote presentation directly into our Explore California Travel Guide. If you're following along, I'm on page 26 in the Taste of California section. To add an interactive keynote file to our document, all we need to do is come up to our Toolbar and click on the Widget menu and then select keynote from the dropdown menu. When we do, the Keynote Widget object is created for us on our page. Our Widget Inspector also automatically opens up for us so that we're ready to begin working. Let's go ahead and change this objet to a Floating object and then simply drag the object and drop it into place using our Alignment Guides to let us know when we have the object in the correct location.

Next, we'll need to finish preparing our keynote file. If you have a copy of keynote, I've included in the Chapter 10 exercise files, keynote_media folder, a document called 2Trees_Tour_start. I've also included the finished version of this file. Let's have a look at this file so we can see what's going on. An interactive keynote is simply a keynote slide presentation where there is one slide for each frame of our interaction. You can then create interactive buttons that link the frames together from one frame to another.

This document is nearly finished, but we need to hook up the last couple of buttons. To do this, we'll simply click on the first slide and click on this first image. We'll then go up to our Inspector and go over to the Hyperlink Inspector in the right-hand side. We'll check the box that says Enable as hyperlink, and then we'll let keynote know which slide we want to open up when a user clicks on this button. We'll check the radio button for Slide and then click the dropdown menu and choose the appropriate slide. In this case, the appropriate slide is Slide number 2, which is this one right here.

Next, let's link up this Next button by clicking on button number 2, we'll check the box for Enable as hyperlink, make sure Link To is set to Slide, and then check the radio button for Slide and set the slide to number 3. Now, let's go ahead and preview our document to see how it's going to work. We do that by hitting the Play button in keynote and our document opens up in Full Screen mode. We can then click on the first button, and we're taken to the next slide. Where there are some animations that have been added. We can click on Slide 2 to see the animation that appears there, and we can click the Play button.

By clicking on the screen again, we can get the video to stop and go on to the next scene. Go ahead and spend some time and explore all of the different features of this keynote presentation. Then when you're finished, go ahead and hit the Escape key to jump out of the Preview mode. Now that we've got everything set up, all we need to do is save our document by going up to the File menu and choosing Save a Version, and then we can close the document. Next, we can go ahead and add that document directly into our iBooks Author page. To do this, I'll go ahead and jump over to my Finder.

I'll move my Finder window down, and I've already got the finished version here called 2Trees_Tour_finished or if you just saved your document just go ahead and use the start one that you just edited. Then go ahead and drag that document and drop it right into place. When you do, you'll notice that inside of your widget, you'll get a notice letting you know that the keynote file is currently loading. This may take a short time or it may take up to several minutes depending on the speed of your computer and how large the keynote file that you've dropped into your iBooks Author document is. What's happening is that iBooks Author is going through and parsing the document and making sure that it's got all of the media and tools that it needs in order to completely incorporate your keynote presentation directly into the document.

Now that the document is added in, we'll go ahead and click one time on it and look at some of the options that we have inside of our Widget Inspector on the Interaction tab. Once again, we could choose to have this keynote presentation only work in Full Screen mode, but since our users may want to interact with this directly in the document, we'll leave this option unchecked. Next, we could choose to show transport controls if we want the users to be able to simply go from one slide to another. If we had just a plain keynote presentation that simply had slides that we wanted the user to be able to review, such as a lecture that you may have given in a class, you could go ahead and turn this option on to make it easy for your users to be able to navigate your presentation.

In our case, because we created an interactive keynote file, we do not need to have this option checked, so we'll uncheck it. Finally, for the option for Keynote HTML, we could choose a file that had some additional assets for us. These have already been included as part of dropping in the file. Let's go ahead over to the Layout tab, and let's change to the title labels so that it matches all of the rest of the labels within our Explore California Travel Guide. So we'll change it from Interactive to Figure. We have the options set for Caption, and we can also turn on the Background and adjust the fill color if we want to allow our object to stand off the page just a little bit more.

Finally, let's go ahead and edit the text for our Figure title. We'll click one time on the Figure title to select it and then select the text inside of the title. You can then go ahead and type in a title, Two Trees Olive Oil Farm Tour. We can then go ahead and finish off this object by adding the Caption. To do this, we'll simply click one time on the caption and then triple-click on the caption to select the entire thing. Now, we can simply type over the top of it, Interactive Tour of the Two Trees Olive Oil Farm in Ohio, California.

And that's all there is to adding a keynote presentation directly into iBooks Author. If you make your keynote presentation to be interactive, you can add a lot of interest in interactivity directly into your iBook without having to know any programming whatsoever.

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Q: This course was updated on 02/18/2013. What changed?
A: This update covers changes included with iBooks 2.0. We added movies to address portrait-only book templates, embedded equations, scrolling sidebar and popover widgets, and updated movies on publishing to the iBookstore.
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