12 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2013 12:23 PM by MariaAlexMaldonado
MariaAlexMaldonado Level 1 (0 points)

I's attempting to create a book with both orientations and I notice that the links I placed for a website and for contact (email) work on Portrait but not in Landscape :S

 

How can I fix this?


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  • K T Level 7 (23,705 points)

    How are you proofing them?

     

    Which template?

  • MariaAlexMaldonado Level 1 (0 points)

    How are you proofing them?

    I use the preview option with my iPad connected

     

    Which template?

    I'm using "Fundamentals of Algebra" (one of the defult templates fo the program) as a base (mainly changing colors and typeface nothing too crazy)

  • K T Level 7 (23,705 points)

    A Preview is just a simple PDF version of what your book should do in terms of functionality. Don't rely on them for anything but a helicopter view of your work as intended.

     

    Instead, use IBA's Share/Export menu, save as an .ibooks file, drag to iTunes, then sync to your target iPad. Be sure to delete old versions of any type first.

  • MariaAlexMaldonado Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried saving the book then drag it to iTunes as you suggested, but it didnt work.

     

    What else can I try?

     

     

  • K T Level 7 (23,705 points)

    I don't know what 'it' is in this context sorry. Please don't make us guess.

  • MariaAlexMaldonado Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry. What I meant to say its that the links I placed for a website and for contact (email) work on Portrait but not in Landscape.

     

    I've tried saving the file as an iBook then drag it to iTunes as you suggested (since I was only checking the book progress on "preview") , but the links are still funtioning only on the portrait format.

     

    (I'm trying to create a book with both orientations in the v2.0 of iBooks Author).

     

    My quiestion is: What else can I do to allow my links to work properly in both orientations?

  • K T Level 7 (23,705 points)

    Are you adding them while editing content while in Landscape or while in Portrait?

  • MariaAlexMaldonado Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm adding the links while in landscape format

     

    what I do is select text/ then in the Inspector-Link palette I press "enable as hyperlink".

  • K T Level 7 (23,705 points)

    That's not the process to add an external link.

     

    The process you're talking about is to add a bookmark/hyperlink that is used within the book.

  • MariaAlexMaldonado Level 1 (0 points)

    ahhh

     

    Ok. How do I place an external link?

  • K T Level 7 (23,705 points)

    Sorry, that process should work, but only if you enable them as either a webpage or email

     

    Just type them as text onto a page and iBA will translate and enable them as links to a webpage or email for you.

     

    If I add a url to a page while editing in either landscape or portrait, it works in both landscape and portrait.

  • MariaAlexMaldonado Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi there! I found the problem!

     

    ( Original post: "I's attempting to create a book with both orientations and I notice that the links I placed for a website and for contact (email) work on Portrait but not in Landscape" )

     

    You know that, in the horizontal format, some section pages have 2 columns of text. Right. Well, on my case the column in which I had my link was on top of the second column (see reference image below). Once I deleted one of the columns the link work perfectly in both orientations

     

    Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 3.18.34 PM.png

     

    Thanks for troubleshooting this issue with me. It's greatly appreacited