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Discover how to use Apple iPhoto to create photo books—for gifts or to showcase your photography. In this course, author Rich Harrington describes how to organize your images, choose a theme for your book, and customize the layout of each page. The course also shows how to insert captions, enhance photos with one-click effects, and add special features, such as maps. The course concludes with details on ordering books and creating PDF versions to distribute electronically.
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I've gone ahead and finished laying out the book. I think we covered all the core skills and I built the individual pages. What I'd like to show you now is how you could change the order of pages to get a better flow. I'll will click back and go to the All Pages View, and this makes it easy to see all the pages in my book. What I'd like to do is change the end page. I think this photo of my two v walking down the road will make a great end page, so I'll put that there towards the back and you see that everything starts to reflow.
As I'm working here, I can also decide to rearrange the content. Now, it's not easy to decide what's what, but you just want to give it some thought and think about how you want to compose the pages. It's pretty easy to get new content and move things around and you could switch a page from left to right if you'd like, or back. It's very easy to just flip what's left and what's right. If you do decide you want to move pages, for example, I have two panoramic pages back to back, just click on a page to select everything.
Notice there in this case because it's a spread image you have to move the two as a group. I'll go ahead and just drop this down here. On the other hand, you might just want to change the order of some pages. So, if I want to move these two pages up, I can grab them. For example, let's take this page and then Shift+Click over here and move that up in between. Notice how easy it is to reflow your document. So, as you design, just give some thought to what you'd like to see happen.
It becomes very easy for you to change the content of pages and notice how simple that is it to adjust. Again, don't worry about perfection, just experiment until you get the layout that you'd like. The pages of left and right sides will intelligently reflow and give you the design you want.
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