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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.
Our custom photo collage layout for our Explore California Travel Guide is coming along nicely. The next thing we need to do is to define some auto-updating text. Down here in the bottom, we have Photos from the CHAPTER Tour. Well, let's go ahead and double-click CHAPTER and go up to the Insert menu and select Section Title. A box had been placed around the text and it's now called EXPLORE California. When we double-click on that box, a new pop-up window opens up and it's asking us to define what auto text that we want to have in here.
Let's go ahead and select Current chapter because we're going to have one of these photo collages for each of our chapters. Let's also go ahead and make one minor modification to this whole text box by adjusting the width so it's over just a little bit, so it's not tight up against the edge. Now, let's go ahead and add auto text to add our page number. Double-click to select the page number that we created, go up to the Insert menu, and choose Page Number. Now, our page will automatically be defined by the correct page number where it's added into our book.
The final step in creating our photo collage is to actually build the collage itself, and we'll do that in the next movie.
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