Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2012 5:55 PM (in response to Jolly Rogerson)
After sadly reading these responses I found a way to make it work. I had created the blank template for a page and entered some text, and was unable to make it a bookmark. I then changed the format to one of the other options (using the disclosure triangle next to the page in the layout side panel). I typed something into the blank field it gave me, and that IS bookmarkable.
Hope that helps someone,
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2012 9:42 PM (in response to Allison Sheridan)
Yes, this is the same in Pages (I've now found out). You can make a bookmark of text in the main layer of text in the "word processing" mode, but not at all in the "page layout" one.
Very disappointing. So, If you have a Section text field (as generated from a template), you can bookmark any word. However, no images, tables, text boxes, or text within text boxes.
Virtually useless if you ask me.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2012 11:20 PM (in response to Karl Craig)
I don't think it's useless, you just have to accept its limitations and work around them. As an ePub book there's an expectation there'll be a text flow on the page. I don't see it as a major drama as you're most likely going to want to direct someone to some text. I agree it would be nice if it could be linked to a non-flow box, but I don't see it as a huge drama - it still lands you on the page you're aiming for.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 8:31 AM (in response to trilogy1000)
I may have spoken too soon. I figured out how to make a bookmark on a page, as I said, and then I created a hyperlink from one page to that bookmark. However in Preview of the book, the hyperlink does not take me to the bookmark on the other page, it simply blinks.
What am I missing?
and a secondary question - have you found any control of the colors/format of the hyperlink?
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to Jolly Rogerson)
I had a breakthrough today. I figured out how to link from text on one page to an image on another page. This isn't bookmark linking but using label styles. I created a tutorial using ScreenSteps to walk people through it. Seems a dearth of tutorials so far!
I'm betting my link won't come through, so just in case go to podfeet . com and in the menu bar you'll see Tutorials. Click on that and pull down to "How to Link from Text to Image in iBooks Author".
Here's the link in case it works:
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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2012 8:51 AM (in response to Allison Sheridan)
You are correct.
If you can't add a bookmark (for the reasons stated in this thread), you can add an image or a textbox and place a label on it in the Widget tab of the inspector. You can then create a hyperlink to that object.
I recommend adding a textbox, defining a custom label and adding the label to the object, add the page number to the label area, make the entire textbox opaque, and finally move the textbox to the top of your page you want to link to pushing it up so you can't read the label. Once you do this, you have an invisible object on each page that you can link to.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2012 4:41 AM (in response to James Hollis)
I've just wasted hours trying to solve the bookmark problem. Thanks for your contribution James.
I wonder why this can't be like Word, when any word or phrase can be bookmarked and hyperlinks added?
My next problem is how to go back to where I've come from after using a hyperlink. Any suggestions welcome
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2012 11:08 AM (in response to James Hollis)
I used this same solution and it does work in iBooks Author mode - but not in preview. Do you know if there is a special tap or text size that is necessary?
I created a band of buttons (one image)
I created block images over each button
I assigned a hypertext link in each image using a 16 point text
Then I change opaqueness of text to 0
In iBooks Author - it "jumps" to the page of the hypertext link (which is to an image)
In Preview mode - it will sometimes jump, other times, pop-up window, other times, crashes!
Thanks for any help. KB
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2012 4:30 AM (in response to kbellisa)
Just a note to the Apple staff that I hope is monitoring the discussions. The ability to do hyperlinks (either web or bookmarks) from within tables would be very helpful. For example, I use the glossary for more technical terms but have some annex tables with more general information that I want to link back to the text. Not doable, unless I reformat the table into regular text.
Seems like others would like some of this additional flexibility.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 4:36 AM (in response to Jolly Rogerson)
I'm trying to (re)generate hundred of crosslinks for my ebook for iPad about "Pro Tools" audio system (original in LaTeX, converted to HTML, imported on Word, published for Kindle in novembre 2012) and it seems to me that bookmarks are bugged: in portrait mode when i click on the link, I jump to the correct position, but in landscape mode (fixed layout) the book jumps on the wrong page, two pages before!
What to do?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 12:53 AM (in response to Simon Magus)
About the bug depicted I have found a workaround: save, close the document, reopen it, send it again to the iPad.
My book "Pro Tools in One Hour (coffee break included)" is now on the italian store. Starting from first of february, worldwide available.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2013 1:29 AM (in response to Jolly Rogerson)
ive been having problems with hyperlinking too, they work on my first chapter page, link where ever i want but not anywhere else after that, even if i copy the linked text from the page i know does work onto another page still doesn't work. Any one else had this problem?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2013 3:53 PM (in response to Lizcross)
Apple should have resolved this silly problem by now.
I really don't understand the delay.
It's been a pressing issue for a long, long time.
By the way:
Bookmarks & Hyperlinks are dead easy to apply when creating an ebook using:
(As it should be!).
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2013 1:42 PM (in response to Jolly Rogerson)
Regarding bookmarks. I have found that with the latest Pages that if I create a 'Table of contents' from my document then on clicking on the page number in the contents list that I am taken to that point in the document. It seems to work well with the type of work I am engaged in. Hope this helps.