Importing your documents

Product: FlippingBook Publisher

With FlippingBook Publisher, you can turn your documents into online publications with a real book feel to dazzle your audience.

The first step to creating your flipbook is importing your documents into FlippingBook Publisher.

In this article, we will tell you about:


What documents you can import

Our software converts your existing documents into flipbooks.

Note!  In order to avoid any possible misunderstandings, we want to make it clear that FlippingBook Publisher is not content creation software. In FlippingBook Publisher, you cannot start with an empty page the way you can in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint. So you need to design your documents first using the software of your choice and then import them into FlippingBook Publisher.

The best input format for your documents is PDF. We create an exact copy of your PDF and retain heaps of existing functionality: your text will be fully searchable and existing links will be extracted too. We even create a table of contents, based on your PDF’s bookmarks!

You can also import photos and pictures and MS Office and other documents.


How to import your documents

In FlippingBook Publisher you can import one or several documents at the same time. The importing procedure is basically the same for all supported file formats. For the sake of simplicity, we will tell you about importing PDFs in this article.

The easiest way to import PDF files is to use the Import files button on the FlippingBook Publisher start page. Click on the button, select your PDFs, and click on Open.

Alternatively, you can drag and drop one or several files from a folder directly to the drag and drop area next to the import button.

On the next screen, you can enter a range of pages for each imported PDF if you need to import certain pages rather than the whole document(s).

Finally, press the Start button to start the conversion.


How long does it take to import documents?

The import process may take a while because our converter processes all the elements on every single page and converts them into an entirely new format: your FlippingBook. Most PDFs are converted within a few minutes, but if you have a 2000-page catalog, then it may take significantly longer.

If you have a very large and complex PDF, and you want to decrease conversion time or the size of the resulting publication, you might want to change the conversion profile. For more information, please refer to the article “Advanced import options.”


Next Steps to creating your flipbook

The import has completed and your FlippingBook project has been created.

You will now see the functional preview of your flipbook. You can switch between desktop, phone and tablet modes to see what your publication looks like on various devices:

Now it’s probably a good time to save your project! Open the File menu and choose the option to save your project.

Next, you can further enrich and design your flipbook. You can easily change the background imagechange the user interface, and a lot more!

Finally, you need to make your publication available to your audience using one of the following options:

Congratulations! Now your audience can admire your work!

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