Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 2:54 PM (in response to activadesign)
Layout in landscape. Edit content in portrait. Test in both.
I think iBA's 'craft' template is a good example of what you want to do otherwise.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2012 5:17 AM (in response to activadesign)
do screen prints (Command + Shift + 4) to select the area you want a .png image from and place it in the book
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to tk0us)
Getting the images isn't a problem. I've already optimized them in Photoshop. What I don't get is how to have iBooks Author treat the page images like full pages. In Portrait mode it wants to make them thumbnails, and how do I force the page breaks (it wants me to put the images in a long text box).
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2012 4:53 AM (in response to activadesign)
get out of the textbox and just drag the image to the page (a blank area with no handles). I use landscpe all the time and have no issues with full page graphics if they are not connected (inline) with text. You can alwasy add a textbox later after the image is placed. Make sure you have disabled portrait in the Inspector.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to tk0us)
Make sure you have disabled portrait in the Inspector.
I don't understand why portrait mode defaults images and other "widgets" to thumbnails. The original format of the book (and of 99% of all books I'm guessing) is in portrait format. By forcing the book to work only in landscape mode it's forcing the page image to be half the size, and that makes using this book particularly difficult. Is there no way to force the pages to be full-size in portrait mode?