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Flip Books - flipping books help
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msg:4099425
 9:53 am on Mar 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have been playing with a trial version of flipping books software. Its probably the best PDF to flash flip book program I have found. The program seems to have a lot of customisable features, but I have a few needs for my customer which I cannot see in the program.

Has anyone else here used this program or know of a better program for the following needs.

I need to make it so that people can click on or mouseover up to 5 links or thumbnails on a page within the flip book that will either open an image in a pop up or will allow them to download the images. Kind of like a photo gallery.

I also need to insert a web form for customer enquiries.

I would love some feedback quite quickly as I have to quote on the job for my customer and don't want to commit to something that isn't possible.

Regards,

Steve
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geoffb




msg:4099975
 11:39 pm on Mar 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

We use this software to create many online prospectus booklets.

The way we do it is traet each individual page as a flash SWF, get your page in Flash, add your links, image pop ups, ect like you would in a normal flash file, then export the swf and upload it to your Flip Book folder...

Hope this helps.

geoffb

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msg:4100052
 1:45 am on Mar 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

I am not a flash expert and have very basic flash editing software. I might have to spring for adobe flash and get the flipping book flash extension.

I have come up with a better over all solution which will now only require 1 link on each page of the book and no web form in the book (which flipping book tell me cannot be done)

thanks for the help geoffb.

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msg:4110649
 10:42 am on Apr 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

So what software would be best to use for this then?

Flash CS4 to make the pages, then us ethe page-flip html editor software?
or the AS2 software with CS4?

At the moment I am using coffee cup flash firestarter as my flash editor. I tried creating an SWF page to put into my flipbook and the swf page did not work. I am assuming it is because the cofee cup software is not good enough.

This job started out so easy when all they wanted was a stock standard flip book from a PDF file. Then they moved the goal posts and I have to try and sort all this out quickly so that I can quote of the job.

Any help would be appreciated.

tangor




msg:4110680
 11:44 am on Apr 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

I don't use flash, personally, and my browser is instructed to not display flash, personally, and Steve Jobs doesn't like flash and won't show it in the fanbois critters (iMac, iPhone, iPad, and probably iPod, too). Can't answer to the software to do flash anything, merely commenting that a passingly significant number of web users aren't accepting or displaying flash... unless it is youtube. :)

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msg:4111284
 9:53 am on Apr 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

I downloaded a trial version of flash CS4 and it have created an SWF page as described by geoffb above. unfortunately the swf page does not display in the flip book. I have tested the SWF file and it loads ok as a stand alone file in firefox, so I can only assume I am not adding it to the flip book correctly.
Any assistance would be appreciated.

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msg:4111290
 10:01 am on Apr 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

disregard my last post. I must be too sleep deprived, I used .jpg instead of .swf in the booksettings.js file.
*slaps himself

I am having trouble getting the page to display at the correct size however. Hopefully it is another simple oversight due to lack of sleep.

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