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Fabe Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)

Who knows how to create pop-outs for word definitions? HTML? Your finger lingers over a word and its definition pops out in a balloon. How's it done?  - Fabe

  • 1. Re: Word Definition Pop-Outs
    K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    It is already built into iOS/iBooks - Touch a word...hold...release...select 'Define'

  • 2. Re: Word Definition Pop-Outs
    Fabe Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)

    Really?! I did not see it. I'm off to find it, I'll be right back. .......

  • 3. Re: Word Definition Pop-Outs
    Fabe Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)

    Is this built into iAuthor, because I am not finding it.

  • 4. Re: Word Definition Pop-Outs
    K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    It has nothing to do with iBooks Author. It is part of iOS and works in your book without action by you to make it happen.

     

    Preview your book on iPad and you can see for yourself.

  • 5. Re: Word Definition Pop-Outs
    Fabe Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)

    Well KT we are in the iAuthor forum, how is this made to happen? Do you know? Can you explain it?

  • 6. Re: Word Definition Pop-Outs
    K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    Nice troll....thanks for taking a run at me - better luck next time.

  • 7. Re: Word Definition Pop-Outs
    Fabe Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)

    Seriously, does anyone actually know how to do this in iAuthor? Is it possible?

     

    If you don't have the answer, no need to write. - Fabe

  • 8. Re: Word Definition Pop-Outs
    Rysz Level 5 Level 5 (4,285 points)

    K T already gave you THE answer.

     

     

    PS: There is no such thing as iAuthor.

  • 9. Re: Word Definition Pop-Outs
    Fabe Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)

    Rysz - can you explain the answer? Seriously. How does someone working in iAuthor create a pop-out to give a word definition? If it can only be done in iOS, does that mean everyone must become an iOS developer? Don't pile on, rise Rysz, to a higher level. - Fabe

  • 10. Re: Word Definition Pop-Outs
    Rysz Level 5 Level 5 (4,285 points)

    KT stated:

    "It has nothing to do with iBooks Author. It is part of iOS and works in your book without action by you to make it happen. Preview your book on iPad and you can see for yourself."

     

    I don't know how to state it any clearer than that. Open any book in iBooks and test for yourself.

  • 11. Re: Word Definition Pop-Outs
    Fabe Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)

    Thanks for responding. Are you telling me that every word in every book created in the ibook format has a pop-out happen as you place your finger on them? How does the book know what the definition is? I'm not necessarily talking about the Merriam-Webster definition. I'm talking about definitions created by educators to enhance their work. I'm talking about definition in context. I'm asking how to create this pop-outs for specific tasks.

     

    It appears to me iAuthor cannot do this. I put in a request to Apple for this feature. Thanks. - Fabe

  • 12. Re: Word Definition Pop-Outs
    Rysz Level 5 Level 5 (4,285 points)

    Word definitions are built into iOS as explained above and use the built-in dictionary.

     

    What you want is a Glossary. It already is a feature of iBooks Author. You can find the description and instructions on how to create here:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2753

  • 13. Re: Word Definition Pop-Outs
    Fabe Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)

    Thanks Rysz.

  • 14. Re: Word Definition Pop-Outs
    Fabe Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)

    I've become familiar with the Glossary and Index links to those terms in iAuthor. It's a good feature, one I will use extensively, but bottom line, what I am trying to acheive is a contextual pop-out right on the page with the text. I am not looking specifically for the dictionary definition, but a contextual definition created by the author. (Using the word "definition" in the title of this blog focused too narrowly). Here's an example of what I am looking to do:

    Pop-Out Screen Shot 1.png

     

    Here is a pop-out after a graphic roll-over. It is similar to what I wish to do. I want the reader to tap on a word and get a pop-out with the author's own description. I'll save the stylistic part for later.

     

    Is this possible in iAuthor? If so, how?  - Fabe

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