Adding a calculator widget


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Adding a calculator widget

The next job in building our Math Lesson is to add a touch of interactivity in the form of a built-in calculator. Apple doesn't offer a calculator among the widgets that come with iBooks Author but you can easily grab one from a third-party service. Here in the sidebar channel, I'd like to add a calculator widget that students can use along with these exercises. But if I look in the Widgets menu up in the toolbar there is no calculator widget that comes with iBooks Author. So I'm going to use a third-party service, I'll switch over to my browser and this is bookry.com, they offer both free and paid Widgets.

Once you create an account, you'll have a bookshelf here and you can click on the green plus sign (+) to add a book. In this context a book is really just a collection of widgets. So I'll give this the title Math and click Create. Then, I'll add a widget, I'll scroll down the choices of free widgets and select Scientific Calculator. I can change the name ...

Adding a calculator widget
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Adding a calculator widget provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the iBooks Author for Teachers: Creating a Math Lesson

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