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Introduction to iBooks Author

£249.00 + VAT

About Introduction to iBooks Author

This course is designed to acquaint new users with the practical aspects of producing materials using iBooks Author and other Apple products. No familiarity with ebook production is assumed, and only a basic understanding of word processing is required making this course ideal for the novice user.

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Please contact our Training Coordinator by emailing: trainingenquiries@western.co.uk 


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  • Introduction to iBooks Author

    Course Overview
    This course is designed to acquaint new users with the practical aspects of producing ebooks using iBooks Author and other Apple and Adobe products. No familiarity with ebook production is assumed, and only a basic understanding of word processing is required making this course ideal for the novice user. The course demonstrates the how to add all of the parts of an engaging ibook, including text,images, audio, video, 3D models, and interactive content.

    It also shows how to use built-in templates to produce a professionally designed and well produced ibook.

    Who Should Attend
    This course is suitable for anyone without any knowledge of iBooks Author. No publishing skills are assumed.

    Further Learning
    Have a personalised course designed for you.
    Bring real-world issues or troublesome files and get your questions answered.
    Cover the corners of iBooks Author not normally covered in our scheduled courses.
    Fast-track learning into iBooks Author's extended features.
    Call our training consultant on 0117 922 5661 with your requirements for a quote or to make a booking.

    What you will learn
    Installing iBooks Author and iBooks on a Mac.
    Page layouts, fixed or fluid?
    Pages based on iPad orientation. Landscape versus Portrait orientation
    Orientation and implications for interactive components of the publication.
    Making the book cover image.
    Working with templates and place holders
    How to create pages, chapters, and sections.
    Importing and adding images, how to optimise images.
    Creating a table of contents and a glossary
    Importing text and formatting text
    Adding objects such as titles, labels, and captions
    Adding tables and charts
    Working with widgets such as movies, 3D objects, and interactive images
    Creating review sections with interactive quizzes
    Publishing to the iBookstore
    Previewing your book on the iPad.
    Submitting your book to the iBookstore, choosing between a paid and free account.
    Installing iTunes Producer and creating a package file.
    Adding Metadata.

    How Do I Book?
    To book a training course, please call our Training Coordinator on 0117 922 5661 or alternatively send an email to trainingenquiries@western.co.uk

  • Course Duration: 1 Day

    Course Outline
    Introduction

    Getting Started
    Installing iBooks Author and iBooks on a Mac.
    Discovering the iBooks workspace

    Creating pages, chapters, and sections
    Understanding templates
    Page layouts, fixed or fluid?
    Importing and adding images, how to optimise images.
    Creating a blank layout
    Pages based on iPad orientation. Landscape versus Portrait orientation
    Orientation and implications for interactive components of the publication.
    Making the book cover image.
    Creating a table of contents and a glossary
    Working with templates and place holders
    How to create pages, chapters, and sections.
    Modifying existing layouts
    Creating a custom layout
    Defining place holder media
    Defining place holder text
    Adding auto-updating text
    Creating a photo collage layout
    Sharing a custom template
    Creating a portrait-only book
    Adding an intro video

    Adding Text
    Dragging and dropping plain text
    Inserting text from Pages and Microsoft Word
    Creating linked text boxes
    Formatting text
    Creating lists
    Adding objects such as titles, labels, and captions
    Creating custom styles
    Controlling tabs

    Working with Objects
    Adding objects
    Manipulating objects on a page and changing appearance
    Layering objects together
    Adding titles, labels, captions, and descriptions and accessibility text to objects

    Images
    Controlling image settings, cropping and masking images
    Spanning an image across two pages
    Hiding parts of photos with Instant Alpha

    Shapes
    Drawing and editing shapes
    Using a custom shape mask

    Tables
    Making tables
    Adding and importing data into tables
    Formatting table cells and data
    Performing calculations and using conditional formatting
    Sorting table data

    Working with Charts
    Adding tables and charts
    Editing chart data and formatting charts
    Adding chart descriptions

    Using the iBooks Widgets
    Creating an image gallery
    Adding a movie
    Adding a Keynote presentation
    Adding a 3D object
    Adding an interactive image
    Adding custom HTML
    Creating a scrolling sidebar
    Creating a pop-over effect

    Review Sections
    Understanding review questions and adding a review sections with interactive quizzes
    Creating multiple-choice questions
    Creating matching questions

    Exporting the Book
    Preflighting on an iPad
    Exporting a book in iBooks format
    Getting ready to publish to the iBookstore
    Previewing your book on the iPad.
    Submitting your book to the iBookstore, choosing between a paid and free account.
    Installing iTunes Producer and creating a package file.
    Adding Metadata.

    Conclusion