Introduction to iBooks Author

Duration: 1 Day


Delegates on this course will learn how to use iBooks Author to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks, and many other kinds of book, for rerading on iPads. Featuring galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects and more, the course shows you how to create electronic books that bring content to life in a myriad of different and compelling ways.


Delegates should be familiar with the basic Mac OS/IOS operations such as opening and saving, but no prior iBook experience is required.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Lesson 1 Overview of iBooks Author

  • What is iBooks Author?
  • The authoring workflow
  • Main window overview

Lesson 2 - Setting up the book

  • Book elements overview
  • Creating a book
  • Setting book and page properties
  • Creating or modifying templates and layouts

Lesson 3 - Adding and formatting text

  • Adding Text
  • Using Styles
  • Formatting Text
  • Adding and updating text fields
  • Using the Writing Tools

Lesson 4 - Graphics, media, and other objects

  • Object basics
  • Using Widgets (interactive media)
  • Working with photographs and other images
  • Working with Shapes
  • Adding Tables and Charts

Lesson 5 - Previewing, publishing and printing

  • Previewing your iBook on the iPad
  • Publishing to the iBookstore
  • Exporting your iBook
  • eMailing an iBook
  • Printing an iBook

Lesson 6 - Customising settings

  • Previewing on iPad
  • Viewing invisible characters and object boundaries
  • Changing ruler settings
  • Customising the toolbar
  • Changing default attributes for objects
  • Document warnings

Lesson 7 - Keyboard shortcuts and gestures

  • Overview
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Multi-Touch gestures

Course Dates

London CentralLondon GreenwichBristol

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All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

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