Styling FlowPaper Publications
QuestionIs there any way to create a TOC/bookmark panel outside of the flip book to allow navigation throughout the document?
AnswerYep! 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
QuestionCan I produce single pages that won’t default to showing as a spread when views on an iPad?
AnswerYes 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
QuestionIs there a way to create a template or set default controls?
AnswerYou 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/
QuestionHow do I remove shadow effect when the page flip?
AnswerThe 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.
QuestionIs it possible to remove all navigation on the bottom, the arrows, full page icons, etc...except for the side arrows in the zone format?
AnswerYep 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.
QuestionI 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.
AnswerYep! 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.
QuestionIs it possible to display the current page in the address bar?
AnswerYes, it is. It gets displayed as #Page=XX per default for all templates.
QuestionIs it possible to have a button showing the pdf's TOC and how do I activate it in the viewer?
AnswerYou 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.
QuestionHow do I disable scroll wheel zoom in the desktop publisher?
AnswerYou 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”.
QuestionWhen 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.
AnswerYes! there's a setting for this in the settings section on the left (click on the cog).
Question1. When adding in the links to the pages, is it possible to change the blue at all.... apart from changing it to none? 2. Is it possible to turn off the blue fade on links when a page first opens?
QuestionHow can I get the controls to show at the bottom of the viewer instead of the top?
AnswerThere is a template inside the desktop publisher that allows you to do this. Select the "Rainforest" theme on the right hand side of the publisher to access this template. You also have the option to customise which buttons are visible on the toolbar.
QuestionHow do you animate a headline and other text?
AnswerIt can be done in 2 ways. You either animate all headlines of the same size by editing the "Styling" section on the right hand side of the publisher and choosing an animation for the header size. The other way is to go into edit mode for a specific page and select the heading you want to animate. The animations you can choose from will appear in the left hand side of the edit window. The animation we have used for the business presentation link you referenced is the "3D rotate”
QuestionIs it possible to add tabs which would appear on the e.g right-hand side of the publication for easier navigation?