Learn - iBooks Author Edition

Developer: Swanson Digital, LLC

Current Version: 3.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 446.6 MB - Download


•2 hours of HD video tutorials!
•Simple interface that makes is easy to navigate through the videos.
•The videos guide the viewer with zooms, pans and highlights of what is being discussed.
•The keyboard shortcuts associated with each lesson are listed in the sidebar of the App.
•Use the notes pane to jot down things to remember from each lesson, then output all your notes in a single PDF document!

This course contains two hours of video training tutorials on how to use iBooks Author to build, export and publish an interactive iBook. These lessons will help you learn the iBooks Author Interface, how to add images, media and interactive widgets, create custom layouts or templates and how to publish your work to the iBookstore.

The voice and guide behind this training App is Drew Swanson. Drew is a 20+ year Mac user and has been using Macs professionally in the graphic design and photography fields for over 10 years. SInce 2007 Drew has been a member of The Apple Consultants Network, working in the Boise Idaho area to provide support and training to Mac users at their home and business. In 2009 Drew started TheMacU to provide video training courses to Mac users anywhere in the World.

Course Outline...

A. The Purpose of iBooks Author

B. The iBooks Author Interface
1. The Template Chooser
2. The Toolbar
3. The Book Pane
4. The Layouts Pane
5. The Inspector
6. Menu Commands

C. Building an iBook
1. Adding Content
a. Importing from Pages or Word
b. B Adding & Editing Text
c. Adding Shapes, Tables & Charts
d. Adding Media

2. Widgets
a. Gallery
b. Media
c. Review
d. Keynote
e. Interactive Image
f. 3D

3. Layouts
a. Creating a Custom Layout
b. Saving Templates

4. Adding a Glossary

D. Export and Publish
1. Export and an iBooks File
2. Export as PDF or TXT
3. Publish to the iBookstore

E. Conclusion


Release Notes:

Updated and added video lessons for iBooks Author 2.0!
-Updated Template Chooser Lesson.
-Updated Adding Media Lesson.
-Added lesson on using custom fonts.
-Added lesson on using equations.
-Updated Media Widget Lesson.
-Added lessons for Scrolling Sidebar and Pop Over Widgets
-Updated iBookstore publishing lesson.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.5.1
Review by EBowry

Excellent - I have had IBooks Author since it came out and have been trying to learn on my own how to use it. I am an above average computer user but the unique rules of Author had me somewhat confused at times. Going through this program showed me all those things that had me blocked. Thank you very much.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.1
Review by ecovisionary

iBook Author - Excellent. Very useful.

Found helpful by 2 out of 4 people
Version 3.1
Review by DL Bach

Okay App - This is a good app for giving information in using the iBooks Author. I leanred much of it before I found this. I can't understand why they don't just provide a tutorial when you purchase Mac items. (One reason for a lower rating). At the beginning it showed how you can add certain sections to your favorites. When I attempted this, I found I do not have the stro in order to add it. I searched other ways to add to favorites and all I was able to do was type in notes it was a favorite which means I will have to scroll through ALL the sections to find the specific sections I am interested in. (This is the main reason this app got a lower rating) I would have actually given this app an even lower rating, but I did glean some useful information.

Found helpful by 13 out of 14 people