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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.
The first step in creating our Tour Package Summary Table is to create the table itself, and there's a couple of ways that we can do this. The first and most direct way is to simply come up to your Toolbar and click on the Insert a Table button. When you click on that button, a basic table is created for you and the Table Inspector should automatically open up if it's not already open on your screen. You can then adjust the size of the table by grabbing the handles in the lower right-hand corner of the table.
You can also change the number of rows and number of columns by adjusting the values in the Table Inspector. With our table selected, let's go ahead and delete this table and look at another way of creating our table. Let's go back up to the Create a Table tool, only this time instead of clicking on the tool, hold down the Option key on your keyboard and then click the tool. You'll notice that nothing appears to happen except for when you move your mouse back down onto your page, your cursor has changed into a plus.
Now move your mouse towards the middle of the page, click and start to drag. As you start to drag to the right, you'll add additional columns to your table. If you begin to drag in the downward direction, you'll add additional rows to your table. For our table, we're going to need seven columns and five rows. When you have that, go ahead and release your mouse. If you need to make additional adjustments, you can come up to the Table Inspector, and you can either use the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the number of columns or rows, or you can simply select the value in there and type in the value that you want and then hit the Enter or Return key on your keyboard to lock in the correct number of rows and columns.
Those are the two most basic ways of creating a table. The third way of creating a table is to simply go up to the Insert menu and go down to Table. This does the exact same thing as simply clicking on the Table tool itself. Now that we have our basic table, the next thing we need to do is to bring in the data that we're going to be working with, and we'll do that in the next movie.
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