When you create a flipbook its pages are (of course!) animated with our page-flip effect. For most content, we show two pages at the same time when you flip through the content. But if you upload a PDF with wide pages, then we use a single page animation instead.
One-page flip makes landscape-oriented content a much better match for any screen size. Have a look at the screenshots below.
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In two-page flip mode, we have to fit two pages on the screen. And because of that, a lot of space above and below the pages goes to waste. As a result, the page is more than three times smaller than when you use one-page flip. Using one-page flip for such flipbooks reduces the need for zooming and makes for a much more pleasant reading experience! But... if you want to, then you can use the one-page flip mode for standard pages as well. Likewise, you can enable two-page flip for wide pages too if you prefer.
As a third option, we also offer Slide mode for page transitions. Slide mode does what it says on the tin. Instead of flipping, the pages now slide over the screen. When you use slide mode, we always show single pages, whether they are landscape- or portrait-oriented.
To switch between Flip and Slide modes follow these steps:
- Open the Flipbooks tab in your account.
- Hover over the right flipbook and select the Customize option.
- Click on the Settings group to expand it and set the Page Turn Mode to Slide or Flip (and select one or two pages);
- Apply the changes by clicking the Finish button in the top left corner of the Customize menu.
Switching to Slide mode doesn’t affect your flipbook content. However, you will find that a few settings, including Hardcover, Shadow Depth, and Book Thickness, are now unavailable. They won’t be disabled completely, though, and restore automatically if you decide to switch back to Flip mode.
Like most of the settings in the Customize menu, your page turn settings can be applied by default to all of your existing or future flipbooks. You can do this by clicking on the dropdown arrow next to Finish and select the option Make settings default for future flipbooks.
Slide mode isn't the only way you can customize your flipbook. To learn more about our in-built tools and features, check the Managing your FlippingBook Online flipbook settings help article.