Adding interactivity to PDFs online
QuestionHow do I set video poster frame image in FlowPaper?
AnswerThe poster gets (as you have probably noticed) automatically rendered from what Youtube / Vimeo / the video is suggesting. This snapshot poster gets saved in your assets_zine directory (if you're using zine) or in your images/ directory if you're using Elements so if you want to replace it with something else then simply overwrite this image file with one of your own.
QuestionCan I embed Vimeo videos?
AnswerYep! We support Vimeo, Youtube and self hosted videos. You can find the add/edit video functionality in EDIT mode of the desktop publisher. Simply click on EDIT in the top right green bar and you'll find the "add video" button where you can embed videos.
QuestionCan one change the size of the video viewer?
AnswerDesktop Publisher for Zine allows you to tick an option to open the video player maximised when play is clicked.
QuestionCan I host internal video (for offline version), or must all video be from YouTube?
AnswerYes you can add your own video files such as MP4 via the desktop publisher
QuestionCan I have phone numbers and emails 'linked' so that the reader can call if using a device or applicable software, or open a new email?
AnswerYes, both phone numbers and email addresses are supported
QuestionCan I prevent videos that are embedded in my books from being downloaded?
AnswerYou can disable downloads for videos that are self hosted. It is ultimately not possible to completely prevent it, but you can make it a bit more difficult.
QuestionHow do I add a video in the desktop publisher?
AnswerTo add a video using the desktop publisher, simply press the add video button and draw an area in the publication where you would like the video to appear. A dialogue will appear after you have drawn your selection which will allow you to enter a Youtube or Vimeo url that you would like to use.
QuestionCan you add an audio file (mp3)?