Is it possible to have TOC outside of the flip book?

6 December 2019

Question

Is there any way to create a TOC/bookmark panel outside of the flip book to allow navigation throughout the document?

Answer

Yep! You can add links anywhere you like and then link to specific pages by just appending #page=XX to the url, like this: https://flowpaper.com/zine/flippingbook_catalog.php#page=10

Is it possible to have single page view on Ipad?

6 December 2019

Question

Can I produce single pages that won’t default to showing as a spread when views on an iPad?

Answer

Yes you can force the viewer to only show 1 page at the time. If you're using one of the 'Elements' templates: Go into the settings section on the left (click on the cog). Set "Max Visible Pages" to 1. If you're using one of the 'Zine' templates. Go into the settings section on the left (click on the cog). Select 'Flip Single' in the starting mode drop down menu

Can I save my settings into a template?

6 December 2019

Question

Is there a way to create a template or set default controls?

Answer

You can save your current settings into a template by using the template settings on the right hand side, under the template thumbnail in the style section). Use the "save as template" button to create a new template with your current settings. Alternatively, you can watch our tutorial here: https://flowpaper.com/How-to-create-and-save-a-style-template-for-PDF-documents/

How can I customise the shadow effect?

6 December 2019

Question

How do I remove shadow effect when the page flip?

Answer

The easiest way to do this is to use the desktop publisher and use the style section on the right hand side to disable the shadows. Then publish your document which will give you a UI_Zine.xml style file that you can use in other publications or in other places.

Is it possible to remove the bottom navigation?

6 December 2019

Question

Is it possible to remove all navigation on the bottom, the arrows, full page icons, etc...except for the side arrows in the zone format?

Answer

Yep you can disable the toolbar completely if you don't want it. If you're using the Elements viewer then simply edit out the toolbar from the index.html file once published.

How can I customise the background?

6 December 2019

Question

I have a stock photo I would like to upload and use as background. Can I do this? I am also wondering if I can have a transparent background.

Answer

Yep! You can find the background settings where you set image on the right hand side inside the desktop publisher. You can also set "Background Alpha" to 0 on the right hand side in the "Styling" section in the desktop publisher if you want the publication to float on top of a background.

Is it possible to display the current page in the address bar?

6 December 2019

Question

Is it possible to display the current page in the address bar?

Answer

Yes, it is. It gets displayed as #Page=XX per default for all templates.

How to show a table of contents button?

6 December 2019

Question

Is it possible to have a button showing the pdf's TOC and how do I activate it in the viewer?

Answer

You can enable the TOC button by enabling it in the "UI Components" section on the right hand side in the desktop publisher. You can also fill in or edit existing items in the table of contents by expanding the TOC tree editor on the left hand side in the desktop publisher.

How do I disable zoom?

6 December 2019

Question

How do I disable scroll wheel zoom in the desktop publisher?

Answer

You can't disable only mouse wheel zooming but you can disable all zooming in the left hand panel under "Behaviour". Scroll down to the bottom of this settings panel and you'll find "Disable All Zooming”.

How to disable page navigation?

6 December 2019

Question

When rendered PDF on web version, is it possible to disable page navigation which is done using keyboard arrow keys? PDF is distorted when navigated like this. We are on Zine.

Answer

Yes! there's a setting for this in the settings section on the left (click on the cog).