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Photos for each chapter's table of contents?

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daxhilo Calculating status...
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Jan 21, 2012 12:09 PM

I'm trying to use different background photos for each chapter's table of contents as per the iBook sample illustration Chapter 1 Welcome (microscope view) and Chapter 2 Introduction to Ecology (landscape) and Credits (insect).

Thanks for your help..

Davide

  • lucas79 Calculating status...
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    Jan 23, 2012 4:29 AM (in response to daxhilo)

    I have the same problem. It's not possible for each Chapter to have its own background picture. When you delete it, it's gone everywhere.

     

    Anyone knows how to do this?

  • Dave Bull Calculating status...
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    Jan 23, 2012 5:01 AM (in response to lucas79)

    OK, I think I see how. Select a particular Chapter section in the left area (it gets outlined by a yellow box). Then select the Table of Contents page in the area just above it. Drag your desired background images into place and make sure they replace the (small) placeholder image that is already there (it shows a blue outline when ready to be replaced). Then use the Inspector to take away the frame, scale it (if necessary) to 1024 x 748, 'send it back' until it appears as the background, then lock it.

     

    Repeat for other Chapters, with different images.

     

    Seems to work ..

  • Dave Bull Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Jan 23, 2012 5:12 AM (in response to Dave Bull)

    Hmmm ... it seems to work, until it doesn't.  I'm getting strange behaviour here. It takes different images at first, but than a minute later, (after saving?) it reverts to making them all the same again.

  • Dave Bull Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Jan 23, 2012 5:41 AM (in response to Dave Bull)

    A 'hack' that will do it seems to be this: all the TOCs have to have the same image. Change one, they all change to pick it up. But they all keep independent data on the positioning of the image (and rotation, etc.).  So if you were to create a large image - twice as wide and twice as high as the screen - that had four different scenes (one in each quarter), you could then use the positioning feature (it accepts minus values) to show different ones in each of four Chapters.

     

    I just tried this now, using one of the stock templates, and having each of four chapters show the same image, but in four different orientations (flip, rotated, etc.) and it seems to work.

     

    Other than using this kind of hack, I don't see how they did it in their sample ...

  • lucas79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 26, 2012 11:22 AM (in response to daxhilo)

    I found the solution in another thread. As drag 'n' drop doesn't work this is the way to do it:

    1. On the left select 'Table of Contents'
    2. Choose a chapter with the blobs on the bottom
    3. Select the media placeholder
    4. Command - shift - V and choose an image.


    Repeat for other chapters.

  • kb8wfh Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 27, 2012 3:17 PM (in response to lucas79)

    I gave the Command-Shift-V a try and the app seems to crash every time. I get the spinning beach ball of death ad infinitum. Any suggestions?

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