Creating and customizing your first flipbook

Find out how to convert your PDF into an interactive flipbook and how to customize it

Creating a new flipbook with Publuu and customizing it is an easy and pleasant task, which you can do in no time. To start making the most of Publuu’s PDF converter, read our short intro.

CONVERT

  • To convert your PDF into your first flipbook, log into your Publuu account or register, giving your email address and setting a password.

  • You will now see a screen where you can upload your PDF or use a sample provided by Publuu.
  • To upload your own PDF, click upload, select the PDF file you want to use and wait for your flipbook to be converted.

Once your PDF is converted into an HTML5 flipbook, it will appear on the list of your flipbooks which you can find in the main menu. You will see its cover, name and number of pages.

CUSTOMIZE

Now it’s the time to customize your flipbook, making it look unique and simply stunning. To start working on that, click on the three grey dots you will find on the right-hand side of your screen. From the options you will see, select customize.

You will now be taken to an interactive screen where you can:

  • – add a name and description of your flipbook;
  • – select your flipbook’s background;
  • – add a logo;
  • – customize your bottom menu;
  • – select security options for your flipbook;
  • – add interactive hotspots.

All changes will be visible on the right-hand side of your screen so that you can be sure you know exactly what your flipbook will look like when published.

Let’s start from the beginning. To add or change the name or description of your flipbook, click name & description and fill in the relevant information.

To work on the background on which your flipbook will be seen, click on background and select the color, theme or upload an image.

To upload a logo, click on logo and select the image from your computer.

You can now customize the look of the bottom menu by deciding which of the options will be visible for your readers. If you want a certain feature to be active, click on the dot on its left-hand side, so that it becomes blue. If you don’t want it to be visible, make the dot grey by clicking on it again.

If you are keen to protect your flipbook with a password, click on security and enable password protection by clicking on the dot next to the password protection button. If it’s blue, it means it’s active. If it’s grey, the function is disabled. To use the protection, type your password in the white section.

HOTSPOTS

To add hotspots which will make your flipbook interactive, click on hotspots. You will be taken to a different screen, where you can add links, photos, videos and audio files.

Another way of getting there is by clicking add hotspots button which will appear when you click on the three dots next to your flipbook’s section in the main menu.


LINKS

To add a link, click on link. On the right-hand side of your screen, you can select where the link will direct to a certain website or a page of your flipbook. You can also customize the color of the hotspot and its icon. You can disable the hotspot by clicking on the blue dot next to show hotspot button (it will become grey when disabled).

You can also decide whether you want your hotspot to be visible straight away or whether it should appear in a form of an active area which pulsate when you hover your mouse over it.

To remove a hotspot, click on remove hotspot.


PHOTO GALLERIES

To add photos to your flipbook, click on photo and upload the photos you are keen to include. You can drag the photos at any time to change their position.

Once your photos are uploaded, you can view and edit your photo gallery. You can also customize the color of your hotspot and its icon.

You can disable the hotspot by clicking on the blue dot next to show hotspot button (it will become grey when disabled).

You can also decide whether you want your hotspot to be visible straight away or whether it should appear in a form of an active area which pulsate when you hover your mouse over it.


VIDEOS

To add a video, click on video and enter the link to your YouTube or Vimeo link in the space provided.

You can disable the hotspot by clicking on the blue dot next to show hotspot button (it will become grey when disabled).

You can also decide whether you want your hotspot to be visible straight away or whether it should appear in a form of an active area which pulsate when you hover your mouse over it.


AUDIO

To add an audio file to your flipbook, click on sound and add the audio file.

You can disable the hotspot by clicking on the blue dot next to show hotspot button (it will become grey when disabled).

You can also decide whether you want your hotspot to be visible straight away or whether it should appear in a form of an active area which pulsate when you hover your mouse over it.

When you introduce all changes, click on save button which you will find in the top right-hand side of your screen.