How does table of contents work in my flipbooks?

Product: FlippingBook Online

A table of contents (ToC) helps readers to navigate your FlippingBook Online flipbook quickly and easily.

A table of contents in FlippingBook Online is based on PDF bookmarks. Creating a ToC for your flipbook is simple. All you need to do is add bookmarks to your PDF. If you upload your PDF to FlippingBook Online, the bookmarks are recognized and automatically converted to a ToC. Please see an example flipbook with a table of contents.

Keep on reading if you would like to learn:

How to add Bookmarks to your PDF

It’s easy to add bookmarks to your PDF with Adobe Acrobat Pro. If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat Pro, you can also do it with other PDF editors or even free online tools such as PDFescape.

Here is what a PDF with bookmarks looks like in Adobe Acrobat Reader:

Once the bookmarks are added, you can upload your PDF to FlippingBook Online, and the table of contents will be created from the bookmarks automatically.


How to use Table Of Contents

If your flipbook has a table of contents, your readers will be able to show or hide it by pressing the Table of Contents button in the bottom menu of the flipbook. The table of contents is shown in the Navigation Tab on the left-hand side.

Readers can navigate to chapters or sections of your flipbook by simply clicking the links in the table of contents.

How to set up a table of contents to be opened by default

If you would like a table of contents to be opened by default when your flipbook is loaded, you can do it as follows:

  1. Open the list of your flipbooks.
  2. Hover over the flipbook you'd like to change and choose the Customize option from the three-dot button menu.
  3. Then find the Default Navigation setting in the Controls section and select the Table of Contents from the list of options.

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