How can I print flipbooks?

When you print your flipbook (or part of it), you want it to look great. HTML5 is a technology that is designed for web pages, but not directly for printing documents. When it comes to printing, no document type beats PDF, so that's what we use for printing.

To print a flipbook, we advise to not use the print function in your browser. It will only print the current page and often will not match the paper size. Instead, use the steps described here:

 

Printing a flipbook from a desktop PC/Mac

To print your publication:

  1. Click the Print button in the menu bar below your publication. This will bring up the Print dialog.
  2. If you want to print all (or a selection of) the pages, then select Custom Range from the dropdown menu and click Print
  3. If you want to print just the current page that you are viewing, then select Current Left Page or Current Right Page and click Print.

Most browsers will now show the standard print dialog for your computer where you can select a printer and print options. The exceptions are Firefox and Internet Explorer.

In Firefox, you will be asked if you want to open the PDF in Firefox, in another application (such as Adobe Acrobat) or to save it. Open the PDF and then use the print function from the app you opened it in. Note that Firefox has the possibility to remember this setting, so the dialog may not appear if you remembered this setting in the past. 

In Internet Explorer, you will see a similar option on the bottom of your screen, to ask if you want to open or save the PDF. Select Open and print the PDF as usual.

 

Printing a flipbook from an Android device 

It is also possible to print your flipbooks from Android devices (assuming that you have a printer set up, of course.) This is done as follows 

  1. Open the flipbook on your mobile device.
  2. Press on the 'Hamburger' icon.
  3. In the Save section, tap on Full Publication and wait until the download is completed (depending on the size of the PDF and the speed of your internet, this may take a while!)
  4. The PDF will be opened in your default app.
  5. Tap on the 3 dots in the menu and tap on Print.
  6. Select your printer, print options (optional), and tap on the print icon.

 

 

Printing a flipbook from an iOS device

It is also possible to print your flipbooks from iOS devices (assuming that you have a printer set up, of course.) This is done as follows 

  1. Open the flipbook on your mobile device.
  2. Press on the 'Hamburger' icon.
  3. Tap on the Save button at the bottom of the screen. 
  4. Tap on Full Publication and wait until the download is completed (depending on the size of the PDF and the speed of your internet, this may take a while!).
  5. Once the PDF is opened, press the Share button at the Safari's bottom bar.
  6. Scroll all the way down and tap the Print option.
  7. Select the printing device, page range (optional) and press the Print button in the top right corner of the window.

 

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