Menu controls section in Customize page

Learn more about menu controls available in the “Customize” area. Here’s a brief presentation of all of them.

When your flipbook is done and ready, you need to make sure the flipbook player’s menu control gives your readers the necessary options.

To give them these options, from Design Studio or the Upload page, go to Customize, and here you’ll have the menu control options.

This is where you can set the functionalities available in the flipbook player, like downloads, printing, or sharing options.

Let’s explore them together!

Menu controls 

The controls are all the buttons and menus that are featured in the flipbook player surrounding the flipbook itself. In this section, you can decide which controls and options of the flipbook you want to display or hide for the reader.

Table of contents

Controls in normal mode

Navigation bar

Share options

Pages overview

Allow fullscreen

Download PDF

Print PDF

Search

Audio background

Table of contents

 

Controls in normal mode

By checking the Controls in normal mode box, you allow the controls bar to be displayed in the flipbook, even when the reader is not reading the flipbook in fullscreen mode. The controls bar appears and disappears when hovering over the flipbook.

Here is how the controls will be displayed in the Classic skin:

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Here is how the controls bar will be displayed in the Modern skin:

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Navigation bar

The Navigation bar is the gray/ blue bar displayed under the flipbook. When enabled, it will show the reading progress through the flipbook by displaying the exact page where the reader is and making it easier to navigate through by dragging the white dot from one page to another.

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Share options

Everyone is on social media nowadays, and by enabling the Share options, you will allow your readers to share your flipbook via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or send it via email. In turn, you’ll maximize your flipbook’s exposure and get more readers.

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Pages overview 

When enabled, the Pages overview function allows the reader to preview the entire content of the flipbook and quickly navigate to a specific page or chapter from the publication. 

A nice feature of this option is that if you add a lead form starting from a specific page, the reader won’t be able to visualize the following pages in the Pages overview until he completes the lead form: 

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Allow fullscreen

By default, the fullscreen option is on for all the publications. It allows the reader to better read the content of your flipbook by opening it in fullscreen view. However, if you don’t want the reader to open your flipbook in fullscreen, simply untick the Allow fullscreen box.

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Note: For the Classic skin, the fullscreen button appears in the center of the flipbook, while for the Modern skin, it appears in the controls bar in the bottom right corner of the flipbook. 

Download PDF

This option will enable the PDF download for your readers. 

Only premium users can enable PDF download and PDF print.

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You can download PDFs from your Flipsnack dashboard as a premium publisher, even if this option is disabled.

Print PDF

Likewise, if you want your readers to be able to print your flipbooks easily, simply enable PDF print for your readers.

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Only premium users can enable PDF download and PDF print.

Search

By enabling the Search option, you will allow your readers to search within the content of your publication by a keyword. 

This will help your readers easily find the information they need in your flipbook. Once they search for a keyword, the readers can see what page it is and navigatedirectly to that publication page.

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Audio background

For a more immersive experience, readers can listen to an audio file while browsing through the publication. Enable the Audio background option, and add an audio file of your choice. Make sure the file you upload is an MP3 and has a maximum size of 20MB. Your readers will be able to disable the option as they please.

Table of contents

Another option your readers will love is Table of contents. If you have a PDF uploaded into Flipsnack with a Table of Contents, it will be autodetected and displayed in the flipbook player.

Enable the Table of contents, and your readers will be able to navigate through your flipbook chapters using the left panel.

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After you’ve set all your customization options, you can check the Preserve settings box and save precious time. Your options will be applied automatically for all future flipbooks.

With these custom menu control settings, you can give your readers the best experience based on the content you provide. If you have any other questions related to the topic, feel free to contact us via live chat!