5kFlip Flipbook Maker Pro for Mac Tutorial

5kFlip Flipbook Maker Pro for Mac Tutorial

Tutorial of Flipbook Maker Pro Mac version teaches you how to convert and edit PDF to online and offline digital 3D Flash&HTML5 page flip books on Mac. It is easy to learn - You will enjoy it.


Import PDF files

1. Click the Import button. Click Browse button to choose PDF files you want to convert. You can click Preview button to open the chosen PDF file and clarify.

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2. Select page ranges to import: all or customize certain pages. Don’t know which pages to import? The Preview window allows you to view each page of the PDF file.

3. Set page quality: Higher, High, Medium, Low and Lower.

4. Choose page format: Vector(.swf) or Raster(.jpg).

5. Other import options:

  • Import bookmarks: Bookmarks in the PDF file will be available in the converted flipbook if you check this option.
  • Support searching: Search any content within the flipbook.
  • Import links: Links in the PDF file will be preserved in the converted flipbook if you check this option.
  • Detect wide pages: Automatically detect wide page and then split it into two pages.

After all these settings, click Import button. Then you can see the PDF file in the interface. Now the page-flipping effect is added; what you see in the display area is what your flipbook looks like after creation, so you may want to make some changes.

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Edit pages

The biggest difference between the ordinary version and the Pro version is that you can edit any page or add PDF and image as new pages. Click Edit Pages button to open the below window:

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As you can see from above window, it allows you to:

  • Add Line

    Click the Add Line button below and draw a line anywhere you want. Under the Setting tab you can choose Line Type, Line Color, Line Width and Line Alpha.

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  • Add Shape

    Click the Add Shape button and choose the one you need.

    Click any one of them and draw on the page:

    Click the Add Action button to open the below window and select trigger event and action for any shape you added.

  • Add Callout

    Click the Add Callout button, choose callout style and draw on the page. Double click it to enter your text. Under the setting tab you can set Border, Fill and Font parameters and Add Action.

  • Add Text

    Click Add Text button and click on the page, enter your text. Set font, size, color, etc. on the right side.

  • Add Image

    Click the Add Image button and click on the page. Click the replace button on the right side to choose your own image.

    Drag the red square on the image corner to change the size. Under the Setting tab you can set image Border, Alpha value and action.

  • Add Music

    Click the Add Music button and click on the page to bring the music player. Click replace button on the right and choose a local MP3 file. The song name will be auto-captured. You can set the music player background color and font size.

    Play the music.

  • Add Video

    Click the Add Video button and draw a rectangle on the page to bring the video player, click replace button on the right and choose a local video. Set Control Panel color and Poster image on the right side.

  • Add YouTube Video

    Click Add YouTube Video button and draw a rectangle on the page to bring the video player, open the video you want to embed to flipbook in browser and copy the code after v= of the URL to the right side of the below window. For example, if the URL of the YouTube video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rp6qzO0TmI, copy and paste 2Rp6qzO0TmI to the Youtube Video ID area.

    Click and save the project. After convert to local flipbook or upload online, you can then view the YouTube video within the flipboook.

  • Add Number

    Click Add Number button, choose one style and click on the page.

  • Add Button

    Click Add Button button, choose one style and click on the page to add buttons.

    You can change the title, font and font size.

  • Undo&Redo

    Click to Undo and click to Redo.

At last, click to save project and click to exit Page Editor.

Add, delete pages or adjust page order

Click the Insert Pages button on the left to insert any image or PDF page to the existing flipping book.

You can choose to add the new page before or after the selected page, or to the top and bottom of the flipbook.

Click the Delete the selected button to delete any unwanted page, or click the Move up and Move down button to adjust page order.

Setting, Template, Scene and Bookmark

As you can see in the right side of the interface, there are 3 tabs: Setting, Scene, and bookmark, where you can customize your flipbooks for the best reading effect.

1. Setting. This tab contains two parts: Template and detailed settings.

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Template means how the flipbook toolbar is displayed. Here are two categories: Geometry and Texture, contains 5 samples respectively. Choose one you like.
Besides, you can export and import samples.

The detailed settings give you more options to customize templates as you like.

  • Full Screen Settings - Show Full Screen button or not.

    Click the Full Screen Button to view flipbooks in full screen mode.

  • Book Logo Settings - Add your image logo to the top left corner of the flipbook.

    Click the folder icon to choose logo files.

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  • Logo URL - Add URL to the logo. Input URL as below:

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  • Sound Settings - Add background music to the flipbook. Click the folder after Sound File to select audio files.

    The number -1 means play the background music all the time. Set N(N>0): Play N times then stop.

  • Zoom Config - Set whether the flipbook can be zoomed in or not. The minimum and maximum width can be set as you like.

  • Language Settings - Texts on the toolbar of the flipbook support multiple languages, which can be switchable.

    Click the circle icon on the right side to open the below window:

    flipbok language setting

    Here are 8 languages for you to choose. Check the ones you want, click OK and then check the above Switchable option. You will find the below Switch Language icon appears.

    Click the Switch Language icon to change languages of toolbar text conveniently.

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  • Auto Flip Settings - Flipbooks can flip automatically. Enable Auto Flip and set Flip Interval, Flip loops: set -1: Auto flip all the time; set N (N>0): Flip N times then stop. Check Auto Flip from start to make the flipbook flip automatically from start. Click the Auto Flip Button when you need if you don't check this option.

    Check Auto Flip Button and you will see the below icon.

  • Button Icons Settings - The colors of the icons on the toolbar and the flip button can be changed. The default color is white. Change it to any color. Also you can choose your own icon files.

  • Flash Display Settings - include page thickness, page-flipping effect of the page corner (None to largest), background transparency (0-1), position of the book in the preview window, mouse tracing effect, show thumbnails window or not, color of the toolbar, background color of the thumbnails and page, make right-to-left page-flipping window, show double pages at first, add hard cover, set flip time, whether to flip page with mouse wheel.

  • Flash Font Settings - set font, font color, and page number color.

  • Flash Background Color - set color for the flash background.
  • Flash Background File - or select your background file and set the position.

    If you have chosen a scene, you need to click the None Scene to make the background file appear.

  • Flash Book Size - set size of the flipbook.

  • Flash Page Number - set page number.

  • Flash Minime Style - show flipbooks without toolbar when embedding to a small area of webpages.

  • Flash Control Settings - set color of the link when mouse over, how to open new windows, whether links are available after zooming in, add your Google Analytics ID for tracking the traffic of the flipbook.

2. Scene

Choose a dynamic scene for your flipbook to make it more attractive.

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Convert to local flipbook to read offline or email to others or upload to own website

After all above settings, click Convert button to open the below window:

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1.Choose the output format.

1stFlip Flipbook Creator Pro for Mac support 4 formats of flipbooks: .html, .zip, .app and .exe.

  • .html flipbook allows you to easily upload the flipbook to your website. Click Advanced button to add Title, Keywords, Description and JavaScript code to the flipbook. The output contains a .html page, a .swf file named book and a folder named files.
  • .zip flipbook is the compressed version of .html format. It can be emailed easily as attachment.
  • .app flipbook is an application running on Mac. You can customize Title, Version, Identifier and Window Size for the app flipbook.
  • .exe flipbook is an application running on Windows. You can customize Title, Version, Identifier and Window Size for the app flipbook.

You will get the following files respectively after choosing .html, .zip, .app format:

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2. Make mobile version(optional)

.html and .zip formats support mobile version. Check the Also make mobile version option, then readers can view your flipbooks in the browser of mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android devices after you publish the flipbook online.

3. Set the output path and file name, then click Publish button to start the convert.

Publish WordPress plugin, Joomla, Drupal Module

1. After importing PDF and customize templates and scenes, click the Publish Plugin button to open the below window:

Enter plugin name and title of the flipbook, or you can set size of the flipbook, then click Publish. Also you can choose to publish Joomla or Drupal module.

After publishing, install the plugin or module to your WordPress, Joomla or Drupal site.

Upload to own website or storage space using the built-in FTP client

1. 1stFlip Flipbook Creator Pro for Mac allows you to upload any flipbook to your own hosting server with the built-in FTP client.

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2. Enter your ftp address in the Address area and then click Upload.

Upload to Online Server directly

The Convert button is to make local flipbooks and upload to own website. If you don't have a website, use the Upload button to directly publish the flipbook online, then readers can easily access your flipbooks online.

If you choose to upload your flipbooks to 1stFlip Server, you don’t need to click the Convert button. After finishing all of the settings, click the Upload button.

1. You need to create an account with your email first.

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2. Upload the flipbook. You can add some descriptions. If you want to upload mobile version, select a template.

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3. When the upload is finished, you will get the URL of the flipbook. One-click to share the flipbook to social networks or copy the embed code to your website.

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4. Click Online Library button and you will see the uploaded flipbook with detailed information.

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Here you can create groups to manage flipbooks, set privacy to your flipbooks, add Hot or New tags, etc.

flipbook online management, ebook

Notice: It costs you one point to upload one flipbook. You will get 5 points after registration. You can click the Purchase link on the right top corner to purchase more points.