Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating shapes and using the Pen tool, part of iBooks Author for Teachers: The Basics.
iBooks Author allows you to easily add many different kinds of shapes to your…project pages. Rectangles, ellipses, triangles, arrows, stars, polygons, even…thought and speech bubbles.…And if all that isn't enough, you can also draw your own custom shapes with the Pen tool.…Here I have a blank page that I'm going to use as a space to explore the various…shapes I can create in iBooks Author.…I can create shapes with the Shape menu in the toolbar.…Rectangles, triangles, arrows, and many other shapes are just a click away.…Simple shapes like rectangles, you just add to your page and resize by dragging. I'll delete that.…
More complex shapes have more options.…So let's take a look at a few of them.…We'll add an arrow, a speech bubble, a star, and a polygon.…And I'll arrange them on the page.…When I select the arrow, I have a blue circle that I can use to reshape both the…arrow head and the line.…Dragging up and down adjusts the thickness of the line.…Dragging left and right changes the width of the arrow head.…
- Creating and editing layouts
- Setting text preferences
- Working with color and images
- Importing and moving content
- Adding an image gallery widget
- Creating scrolling sidebars and pop-overs
- Incorporating audio and video
- Creating reviews with multiple choice and matching questions
- Sharing iBooks Author projects via email and PDF
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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1. Working with Layouts and Pages
2. Working with Text Elements
3. Working with Color and Images
4. Importing and Moving Content
Importing content from a PDF4m 50s
5. Working with Widgets
6. Working with Reviews
7. Sharing iBooks Author Projects
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