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Creating a popover effect

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Video: Creating a popover effect

Next, let's add a Pop-Over widget to our "Explore California" travel guide. If you're following along, I'm on page 22, which is in the "Desert to See" chapter. Let's go ahead and add the Pop-Over widget to our page by coming up to the toolbar and clicking on the Widgets menu and selecting Pop-Over from the dropdown menu. The Pop-Over widget appears inside of our page and you'll notice it's automatically created as a floating object. Next, let's go ahead and add the initial image for our widget. We'll come up to our Media browser and then I've included an image called surfer in the 10_pictures folder.

Creating a popover effect

Next, let's add a Pop-Over widget to our "Explore California" travel guide. If you're following along, I'm on page 22, which is in the "Desert to See" chapter. Let's go ahead and add the Pop-Over widget to our page by coming up to the toolbar and clicking on the Widgets menu and selecting Pop-Over from the dropdown menu. The Pop-Over widget appears inside of our page and you'll notice it's automatically created as a floating object. Next, let's go ahead and add the initial image for our widget. We'll come up to our Media browser and then I've included an image called surfer in the 10_pictures folder.

We'll go ahead and drag the surfer image directly onto the icon for the widget. Next, go ahead and drag the widget into place. We'll go ahead and align it here in the left-hand column. Next, let's go ahead and prepare the Pop-Over widget. So, double-click on the widget to open up the pop-over. The next thing you want to do is come down to the very bottom and grab the center control handle and drag it straight down to the bottom of the page. As the widget drags off the bottom of the page, you'll see that it automatically pops over to the right-hand side of the widget.

Next, we can grab the lower right-hand control handle and we can stretch that out to a larger size. Now we're able to add text, shapes or images. Let's go ahead and start off by adding another image. Let's add the surfer2 image by clicking and dragging it into place and dropping it in front of the text. We can then stretch that image out by grabbing the lower right-hand control handle and stretching it, until it mostly fills the widget space. Next, we'll go ahead and add some text. I've included a file in the Text files folder called Surfers_Point.rtf.

Go ahead and select all the text in there and copy it to your clipboard. We'll then go back to iBooks Author and triple-click on the line of text in order to select it inside of the Pop- Over widget and then paste our text. Let's apply a little formatting by triple-clicking on the first line of text to select Surfer's Point-C Street and then go up to the Style Object, inside of your toolbar and scroll down until you find the Heading 1. Next, let's make sure that our Pop-Over widget is set so that it displays all the text.

Right now, our users would have to scroll in order to read all of the text inside of the widget. But if we grab the center control handle at the bottom of the widget, we can stretch down until the widget has enough space for all the text. That's all there is. Now we can go ahead and deselect the widget. If you want to see how this widget reacts on your iPad, go ahead and plug your iPad in and come up and click the Preview button. And then, you can test the widget out on your iPad to make sure that it's working as you expected.

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iBooks Author Essential Training

89 video lessons · 20123 viewers

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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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