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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.
Now let's go ahead and add the multiple choice questions to our Explore California Travel Guide. We already have our Review Widget in place, now we'll go ahead and customize this first question. The first customization we want to do is to simply click on the widget itself and then triple-click in the text at the top of the question in order to type in our question. Go ahead and type in The Mt. Whitney Climbers Tour offers you four days of difficult hiking to the peak of Mt. Whitney. How long is the round trip hike? You'll notice that as you type in your question, the text of your question appears over in the Widget Inspector, and it also appears down the Accessibility Description for your question.
If the Accessibility Version of your question is not complete, you may need to go ahead and finish typing in the rest of the text down in this section. Next, we'll go ahead and edit the choices for our answers. You do this by simply clicking one time on the answer and then triple-clicking in order to select the entire block of text in there. For the first answer, we'll go ahead and type in 12 Miles, then you can simply press the Tab key on your keyboard to automatically jump to the next answer and begin typing in 22 Miles.
Once again, you can hit the Tab key and type in 28 Miles. Now, instead of hitting the Tab key this time, let's go ahead and click one time on the answer and then click and drag in order to select all of the text inside of that area, just to have another way of selecting the text. We'll then type in 48 Miles. The last thing that we need to do to our question is to tell iBooks Author which of our answers is the correct answer. In this case, our correct answer is B, 22 Miles. So all we need to do is select B, 22 Miles, and iBooks Author will take care of the rest.
When the user is presented the question, they'll have the four answers available to them, and when they choose an Answer and click the Check Answer button at the bottom, iBooks Author will automatically check their answer for correctness and give them feedback as to whether or not they got the correct or the incorrect answer. Let's go ahead and add the next question type. We'll do that by clicking the Plus button near the bottom of our Question section of the Widget Inspector and select the second type of Multiple Choice question which has text answers and an image along the right-hand side.
When we select that question type, a new question is automatically added to our list of questions, and we're automatically taken to that template in our page. Once again, we'll begin customizing the question by editing the text for the question itself. We can do this by clicking one time on a question text and then triple-clicking in order to select all of the text there. Then go ahead and type in our question which is, Typically, the best month for carving up fresh powder is? We'll then go ahead and enter in our answers.
Just as before, this time we'll simply double-click on the first answer in order to select it, and then we'll type in October, hit the Tab key again, type in November. And as you do, notice that as the text expands, the image automatically adjust to accommodate the size of text that you have written in your answer. Let's go ahead hit the Tab key again to jump to the third answer, we'll type in January, hit the Tab key one more time, and type in April.
Now we have all of our answers, let's go ahead and select the correct answer, which is January. Now, we just need to add the image into our page. To add some visual interest, let's go ahead and add the image of a snowboarder. We can do this by going up to the Media Browser. From the Chapter 11 exercise files, let's go ahead and grab the snowboarder image and drag and drop it directly onto the image well. Double-click on the image to select the well and press the Edit Mask tool. Now we can click one time again on the image, and we can drag the image into the correct location.
When we get the image close, we may need to adjust the size of the image by grabbing the outer handles, dragging the image down a little bit smaller, and continuing to move the image into position until we get the snowboarder so that he is fully in the page. That's looking pretty good. We'll go ahead and deselect the image to accept our change. Now let's go ahead and add another question. We'll do this by clicking the Plus button, and we'll select the next Multiple Choice type of question. Once again, we'll edit our text by triple-clicking on the text at the top, and we will enter in Our most popular Cycle California Tour has you leaving from Monterey and in 7 days you arrive in what city? Now let's go ahead and enter the answers.
We can do this again by clicking on Answer 1 and then triple-clicking to select the entire block of text. We can then type in San Francisco, hit the Tab key, San Diego, hit the Tab key again, Los Angeles, and hit the Tab key one more and type in Santa Barbara. Let's go ahead and select the correct answer of Santa Barbara. Now we'll go ahead and add the Cycle image into our image well. When we drop the image in place, it's looking pretty good already. Double-click on it to select it, click Edit Mask, and then click on the image again so we can select the outer image.
Now we can expand the image using the selection handles while holding down the Shift key on our keyboard in order to maintain the proper perspective. We'll drag the image out a little bit and then pan it over so that the Cycle fills our mask area. We can then deselect and our question is looking really good. Let's go ahead and add the final type of matching question, and that's the Image Matching. Make sure your Review object is selected and then click the Plus menu at the bottom of the Question section of the Widget Inspector and select the last Multiple Choice question type.
We'll go ahead and enter in our text as before by triple-clicking on the text, and we'll enter in Of the following birds, which is still a critically endangered species? For our answers, we simply need to add the images directly into the proper image wells. And we'll start by adding the Gulls image to the upper-left well. We can then double-click to select the image, click one more time, click the Edit Mask tool, then click again in order to select the image in the background and move the position of the image so that the birds are properly centered within our image well.
We can then deselect and repeat the process for the other three images. Next, we'll drag the Pelican image in, and that one comes in looking pretty good as it is. Then we'll drag the Seagulls image to this lower right-hand quadrant. We'll double-click on the image, hit Edit Mask, click on the image itself one more time, and then drag it into the desired location, deselect. And now let's add the Condors image into the last well. Once again, we'll need to double- click on the image, hit the Edit Mask tool, click one time on the image again, and then drag our Condors image into its final location. That's looking pretty good.
Let's deselect, and then choose the correct answer, which of course is the critically-endangered California Condor. Now that you have a grasp of the four basic templates that are available to you for creating Multiple Choice types of questions, in the next movie we'll look at adding the matching types of questions to our Review section.
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