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FlipAlbum Vista

Table Of Contents
End User License Agreement ......................................................................................................................... 3
1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 13
1.1 Welcome To FlipAlbum Vista ................................................................................................................ 13
1.2 Introduction .......................................................................................................................................... 13
1.3 Using Help ............................................................................................................................................ 14
1.4 Features ............................................................................................................................................... 14
1.5 What's New .......................................................................................................................................... 20
2. Quick Start ................................................................................................................................................. 21
2.1 System Requirements ............................................................................................................................ 21
2.2 Installation ............................................................................................................................................ 21
2.3 Overview .............................................................................................................................................. 21
2.4 Starting FlipAlbum Vista ...................................................................................................................... 23
2.5 Creating an Album ................................................................................................................................. 24
2.6 Rearrange Your Pages............................................................................................................................ 27
2.7 Bookmark Important Pages .................................................................................................................... 27
2.8 Saving a New FlipBook ........................................................................................................................... 27
2.9 Upload Your Book to Web ...................................................................................................................... 27
2.10 Exporting Album to CD ......................................................................................................................... 28
3. Creating and Opening Albums ...................................................................................................................... 29
3.1 Opening, Creating, and Saving Albums .................................................................................................... 29
3.2 Starting from an Empty Folder-book ........................................................................................................ 30
3.3 Opening a Folder ................................................................................................................................... 31
3.4 Annotation of Album Pages..................................................................................................................... 33
3.5 Inserting Multi-Media Objects ................................................................................................................. 34
3.6 Inserting and Deleting Pages .................................................................................................................. 36
4. Viewing Photo Images with FlipAlbum Vista .................................................................................................. 39
4.1 Overview Thumbnails, Contents, and Index ............................................................................................. 39
4.2 Working with Overview Page .................................................................................................................. 43
4.3 Flipping through Your Book .................................................................................................................... 47
4.4 Auto Flipping of Pages ........................................................................................................................... 49
4.5 Flipping Control ..................................................................................................................................... 50
4.6 Slide Show ............................................................................................................................................ 51
4.7 Bookmarks ............................................................................................................................................ 51
4.8 Markers ................................................................................................................................................ 52
4.9 Previewing Images ................................................................................................................................ 53
4.10 Playing Music ...................................................................................................................................... 53
4.11 Previewing Video ................................................................................................................................. 53
4.12 Sorting Pages ...................................................................................................................................... 54
4.13 Viewing FlipBooks ................................................................................................................................ 55
4.14 Printing ............................................................................................................................................... 55
4.15 Resizing the Book ................................................................................................................................ 57
4.16 Opening More Than One Album ............................................................................................................ 57
4.17 Deleting a Folder ................................................................................................................................. 57
5. Folder Operations ....................................................................................................................................... 59
5.1 Copying a File ....................................................................................................................................... 59
5.2 Saving a File in a Different Format .......................................................................................................... 59
5.3 Moving a File ......................................................................................................................................... 59
5.4 Renaming a File .................................................................................................................................... 59
5.5 Deleting a File ....................................................................................................................................... 60

6. Editing a Photo Album ................................................................................................................................. 61


6.1 Using the Right Mouse Button................................................................................................................. 61
6.2 Batch Operations ................................................................................................................................... 65
6.3 Cut, Copy & Paste ................................................................................................................................. 66
6.4 Image Editor ......................................................................................................................................... 67
6.5 Rotating Images .................................................................................................................................... 68
6.6 Resizing Images .................................................................................................................................... 69
6.7 Positioning Objects ................................................................................................................................ 71
6.8 Album Name Change ............................................................................................................................. 72
6.9 Album Cover Change ............................................................................................................................. 73
6.10 Page Properties ................................................................................................................................... 74
6.11 Set Link .............................................................................................................................................. 74
6.12 Effects ................................................................................................................................................ 75
6.13 Find Text ............................................................................................................................................ 79
6.14 Set As Wallpaper ................................................................................................................................. 79
6.15 Drag and Drop Objects Onto Page ......................................................................................................... 79
7. Sharing Books and Images .......................................................................................................................... 81
7.1 Setting Email Options ............................................................................................................................. 81
7.2 Off-line Browsing ................................................................................................................................... 82
7.3 Favorites............................................................................................................................................... 82
7.4 Sharing With the Public .......................................................................................................................... 83
7.5 Uploading to Web Sites .......................................................................................................................... 83
7.6 Export Album to CD ............................................................................................................................... 86
7.7 Export Multi-Albums to CD...................................................................................................................... 91
7.8 Open Existing Album CD ........................................................................................................................ 94
7.9 Security Control Features ....................................................................................................................... 95
7.10 Export Album for TV Viewing ................................................................................................................ 99
8. Setting Control Options and Settings ........................................................................................................... 111
8.1 Book Binder ........................................................................................................................................ 111
8.2 Set Book Options ................................................................................................................................. 111
8.3 Set Preferences ................................................................................................................................... 118
8.4 Set Theme .......................................................................................................................................... 122
8.5 Create Theme ..................................................................................................................................... 123
8.6 Refresh Thumbnails & Clear History ...................................................................................................... 124
8.7 Page View Mode .................................................................................................................................. 124
8.8 Thumbnail Size .................................................................................................................................... 125
8.9 File Type Filter .................................................................................................................................... 125
8.10 View Toolbar ..................................................................................................................................... 125
8.11 Removing Window Frame ................................................................................................................... 125
9. Technical Information ................................................................................................................................ 127
9.1 FlipAlbum supports these file formats: ................................................................................................ 127
9.2 Image File Information ........................................................................................................................ 127
9.3 OPF Information .................................................................................................................................. 127
9.4 Acknowledgement ............................................................................................................................... 127
10. Customer Support .................................................................................................................................... 129
Index ........................................................................................................................................................... 131

End User License Agreement

End User License Agreement


FlipAlbum Vista for Windows Vista/XP/2000
Copyright 1998-2007 E-Book Systems, Inc.
Protected by U.S. Patent No. 6,064,384; 6,340,980; 6,407,757; 6,496,803; 6,701,301; 6,725,203;
6,762,775; 6,976,225, 6,989,815
Includes Digital Images Copyright 2000-2007 Song Hwa Systems Technology Ltd
Includes Digital Images Copyright 2000-2007 CLIK S.N.C
Includes Audio Files Copyright 1999-2007 Mad Hat Music Ltd
Other Patents Pending. All Rights Reserved.
FlipAlbum VISTA
LICENSE AGREEMENT AND WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
E-BOOK SYSTEMS, INC.
FlipAlbum VISTA IS FREEWARE
REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED.
IMPORTANT -- READ CAREFULLY: This End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement
between you (either an individual person or a single legal entity, who will be referred to in this EULA as
"You" and "Your") and E-Book Systems, Inc. (E-Book) for the E-Book software product that
accompanies this EULA, including any associated media, printed materials and electronic documentation
(the "Software"). The Software also includes any software updates, add-on components, web services
and/or supplements that E-Book may provide to You or make available to You after the date You obtain
Your initial copy of the Software to the extent that such items are not accompanied by a separate license
agreement or terms of use. By clicking the I Accept button or installing, copying, downloading,
accessing or otherwise using the Software, You agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If You do
not agree to the terms of this EULA, click the I Do Not Accept button, and do not install, access or use
the Software.
1. GRANT OF LICENSE
E-Book grants You a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use one copy of the Software on a single
standalone computer under Your control for the sole purpose of creating digital multimedia content
("FlipBooks") for distribution over a computer network, including the internet ("Online Versions"). You
may reproduce and distribute, for non-commercial purposes only, any number of Online Versions of
FlipBooks. Non-commercial means that the Online Versions are distributed free of direct or indirect
charges and are not otherwise commercially exploited. For the avoidance of doubt, you may not
reproduce files containing FlipBooks onto CD-ROM, CD-R, Zip Disk or any other storage medium for the
purpose of distributing FlipBooks to third parties. You may make only one copy of the Software for
backup purposes. The same copyright and proprietary notices of the original Software must appear on
the backup copy. You may not remove these notices from either the original Software or backup copy.
If the Software contains documentation that is provided only in electronic form, You may print one copy
of such electronic documentation. You may not copy the printed materials accompanying the Software.
2. LIMITATIONS
You are expressly prohibited from sublicensing, selling, transferring, renting, leasing or otherwise
distributing copies of the Software or rights to use the Software. You may not use the Software for any
use prohibited by law.

You may not disassemble, modify, reverse-engineer, adapt, decompile, translate or create derivative
works based upon the Software or any part thereof.
Except as expressly permitted in this Agreement, You may not separate any parts of the Software for use
on more than one computer.
You may not create obscene, scandalous or infringing works, as defined by any applicable federal, state
or local law at the time the work is created, using the Software.
This Agreement does not automatically grant You any right to any enhancements or updates to the
Software.
3. COPYRIGHT
All title and intellectual property rights in and to the Software are owned by E-Book or its licensors. The
Software is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and international copyright treaties. All
title and intellectual property rights in and to the content accessed through the Software, including any
sample content contained in the Software, is the property of the applicable content owner and may be
protected by applicable copyright or other laws. THIS LICENSE DOES NOT GIVE YOU ANY RIGHTS TO
SUCH CONTENT AND E-BOOK SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF ANY SUCH
CONTENT.
4. LIMITED WARRANTY; DISCLAIMERS
E-Book warrants that the Software will perform substantially in accordance with E-Book's published
specifications for the Software for a period of ninety (90) days from the date You acquire the Software.
Your exclusive remedy, and E-Book's entire liability, for any breach of this limited warranty shall be, in EBook' sole discretion, to replace the Software with functionally equivalent software or refund the license
fees paid by You for the Software, upon return of the nonconforming Software. Any replacement
Software will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days,
whichever is longer.
E-BOOK MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW
EXCLUSIONS OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY, SO THIS DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU
MAY HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY BY JURISDICTION. NO E-BOOK AGENT OR EMPLOYEE IS
AUTHORIZED TO MAKE ANY MODIFICATIONS, EXTENSIONS, OR ADDITIONS TO THIS WARRANTY. The
foregoing warranty shall not apply to any non-conformities caused by any modifications made to the
Software by You; by accident, abuse or improper use; or by Your violation of the terms of this EULA.
E-BOOK DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR REQUIREMENTS WILL BE MET WITH THE SOFTWARE
FUNCTIONS OR THAT THE SOFTWARES OPERATION WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED OR
THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. E-BOOK SHALL ALWAYS RESERVE ITS RIGHTS AND DISCRETION
TO CORRECT ANY DEFECTS AS IT SEES FIT AND TO MAKE AVAILABLE FURTHER RELEASES AND
UPGRADES AS AND WHEN IT DEEMS NECESSARY.
5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE,
SHALL E-BOOK OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR RESELLERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER,
EVEN IF E-BOOK SHALL HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT

End User License Agreement

SHALL E-BOOK'S TOTAL LIABILITY,


OR RELATING TO THIS EULA OR
SOFTWARE. SOME JURISDICTIONS
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO

WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF


THE SOFTWARE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE
DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
THIS LIMITATION AND EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

6. COLLECTION OF VIEWING INFORMATION


You acknowledge that you are aware of and consent to the collection of your viewing information by EBook and/or the provider of the content being accessed via the Software during your use of the
Software. Viewing information includes, without limitation, the time spent viewing specific pages, the
order in which pages are viewed, the time of day pages are accessed, IP address and user ID. This
viewing information may be linked to personally identifiable information, such as name or address.
7. U.S. GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS
All Software provided to the U.S. Government pursuant to solicitations issued on or after December 1,
1995 is provided with the commercial license rights and restrictions described elsewhere herein. All
Software provided to the U.S. Government pursuant to solicitations issued prior to December 1, 1995 is
provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS as provided for in FAR, 48 CFR 52.227-14 (JUNE 1987), or DFAR, 48
CFR 252.227-7013 (OCT 1988), as applicable.
8. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS
You acknowledge that the Software is subject to U.S. export restrictions. You agree to comply with all
applicable international and national laws that apply to the Software, including the U.S. Export
Administration Regulations, as well as end-user, end-use and destination restrictions issued by U.S. and
other governments.
9. TERMINATION
Your license to use the Software is terminated if You violate this EULA. Upon termination, You must
destroy all copies of the Software and related documentation.
10. GENERAL PROVISIONS
This EULA is the exclusive agreement between You and E-Book concerning the Software and supersedes
any and all prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreements, representations, negotiations or other
dealings between You and E-Book with respect to the Software. This EULA will be governed by the laws
of the State of California applicable to contracts executed and performed entirely in California by
residents of that state. If any part of this EULA is found to be void, unenforceable or invalid, it shall not
affect the other provisions of this EULA. This EULA can only be modified by a paper writing signed by
both parties. Failure by either party to enforce any provision of this EULA will not be deemed a waiver of
future enforcement of that or any other provision.
For further information regarding the Software or this EULA, contact E-Book at support@ebooksys.com.

FlipAlbum Vista Suite for Windows Vista/XP/2000


Copyright 1998-2007 E-Book Systems, Inc.
Protected by U.S. Patent No. 6,064,384; 6,340,980; 6,407,757; 6,496,803; 6,701,301; 6,725,203;
6,762,775; 6,976,225, 6,989,815
Includes Digital Images Copyright 2000-2007 Song Hwa Systems Technology Ltd
Includes Digital Images Copyright 2000-2007 CLIK S.N.C
Includes Audio Files Copyright 1999-2007 Mad Hat Music Ltd
Other Patents Pending. All Rights Reserved.
FLIPALBUM VISTA SUITE
LICENSE AGREEMENT AND WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
E-BOOK SYSTEMS, INC.
FLIPALBUM VISTA SUITE IS NEITHER SHAREWARE NOR FREEWARE.
REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED.
IMPORTANT -- READ CAREFULLY: This End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement
between you (either an individual person or a single legal entity, who will be referred to in this EULA as
"You" and "Your") and E-Book Systems, Inc. (E-Book) for the E-Book software product that
accompanies this EULA, including any associated media, printed materials and electronic documentation
(the "Software"). The Software also includes any software updates, add-on components, web services
and/or supplements that E-Book may provide to You or make available to You after the date You obtain
Your initial copy of the Software to the extent that such items are not accompanied by a separate license
agreement or terms of use. By clicking the I Accept button or installing, copying, downloading,
accessing or otherwise using the Software, You agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If You do
not agree to the terms of this EULA, click the I Do Not Accept button, and do not install, access or use
the Software; instead, You should return it to Your place of purchase for a full refund.
1. GRANT OF LICENSE
E-Book grants You a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use one copy of the Software on a single
standalone computer under Your control for the sole purpose of creating digital multimedia content
("FlipBooks") either (i) on storage media such as CD-ROM, CD-R, Zip Disk or similar media containing
such content as well as the CD Viewer and its associated data created by and within the Software
(Media Versions), or (ii) for distribution over a computer network, including the internet ("Online
Versions"). You may reproduce and distribute, for non-commercial purposes only, any number of Media
Versions and Online Versions of FlipBooks. Non-commercial means that the Media Versions or Online
Versions are distributed free of direct or indirect charges and are not otherwise commercially exploited.
You may make only one copy of the Software for backup purposes. The same copyright and proprietary
notices of the original Software must appear on the backup copy. You may not remove these notices
from either the original Software or backup copy.
If the Software contains documentation that is provided only in electronic form, You may print one copy
of such electronic documentation. You may not copy the printed materials accompanying the Software.
2. LIMITATIONS
You are expressly prohibited from sublicensing, selling, transferring, renting, leasing or otherwise
distributing copies of the Software or rights to use the Software. You may not use the Software for any
use prohibited by law.

End User License Agreement

You may not disassemble, modify, reverse-engineer, adapt, decompile, translate or create derivative
works based upon the Software or any part thereof.
Except as expressly permitted in this Agreement, You may not separate any parts of the Software for use
on more than one computer.
You may not create obscene, scandalous or infringing works, as defined by any applicable federal, state
or local law at the time the work is created, using the Software.
This Agreement does not automatically grant You any right to any enhancements or updates to the
Software.
The MPEG 2 encoding capability in this product is subject to a patent license between E-Book and MPEG
LA, which requires that E-Book provides the following notice to its licensees. Nothing in the following
notice should be construed as permitting use of the Software, or distribution of Media Versions or Online
Versions of FlipBooks, for other than non-commercial purposes, as defined above.
MPEG-2 Packaged Media Notice: ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE
IN ANY MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION
FOR PACKAGED MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE PATENTS
IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250
STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER, COLORADO 80206
3. COPYRIGHT
All title and intellectual property rights in and to the Software are owned by E-Book or its licensors. The
Software is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and international copyright treaties. All
title and intellectual property rights in and to the content accessed through the Software, including any
sample content contained in the Software, is the property of the applicable content owner and may be
protected by applicable copyright or other laws. THIS LICENSE DOES NOT GIVE YOU ANY RIGHTS TO
SUCH CONTENT AND E-BOOK SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF ANY SUCH
CONTENT.
4. LIMITED WARRANTY; DISCLAIMERS
E-Book warrants that the Software will perform substantially in accordance with E-Book's published
specifications for the Software for a period of ninety (90) days from the date You acquire the Software.
Your exclusive remedy, and E-Book's entire liability, for any breach of this limited warranty shall be, in EBook's sole discretion, to replace the Software with functionally equivalent software or refund the license
fees paid by You for the Software, upon return of the nonconforming Software. Any replacement
Software will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days,
whichever is longer.
E-BOOK MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW
EXCLUSIONS OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY, SO THIS DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU
MAY HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY BY JURISDICTION. NO E-BOOK AGENT OR EMPLOYEE IS
AUTHORIZED TO MAKE ANY MODIFICATIONS, EXTENSIONS, OR ADDITIONS TO THIS WARRANTY. The
foregoing warranty shall not apply to any non-conformities caused by any modifications made to the
Software by You; by accident, abuse or improper use; or by Your violation of the terms of this EULA.

E-BOOK DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR REQUIREMENTS WILL BE MET WITH THE SOFTWARE
FUNCTIONS OR THAT THE SOFTWARES OPERATION WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED OR
THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. E-BOOK SHALL ALWAYS RESERVE ITS RIGHTS AND DISCRETION
TO CORRECT ANY DEFECTS AS IT SEES FIT AND TO MAKE AVAILABLE FURTHER RELEASES AND
UPGRADES AS AND WHEN IT DEEMS NECESSARY.
5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE,
SHALL E-BOOK OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR RESELLERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER,
EVEN IF E-BOOK SHALL HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT
SHALL E-BOOK'S TOTAL LIABILITY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF
OR RELATING TO THIS EULA OR THE SOFTWARE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE
SOFTWARE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS LIMITATION AND EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
6. U.S. GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS
All Software provided to the U.S. Government pursuant to solicitations issued on or after December 1,
1995 is provided with the commercial license rights and restrictions described elsewhere herein. All
Software provided to the U.S. Government pursuant to solicitations issued prior to December 1, 1995 is
provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS as provided for in FAR, 48 CFR 52.227-14 (JUNE 1987), or DFAR, 48
CFR 252.227-7013 (OCT 1988), as applicable.
7. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS
You acknowledge that the Software is subject to U.S. export restrictions. You agree to comply with all
applicable international and national laws that apply to the Software, including the U.S. Export
Administration Regulations, as well as end-user, end-use and destination restrictions issued by U.S. and
other governments.
8. TERMINATION
Your license to use the Software is terminated if You violate this EULA. Upon termination, You must
destroy all copies of the Software and related documentation.
9. GENERAL PROVISIONS
This EULA is the exclusive agreement between You and E-Book concerning the Software and supersedes
any and all prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreements, representations, negotiations or other
dealings between You and E-Book with respect to the Software. This EULA will be governed by the laws
of the State of California applicable to contracts executed and performed entirely in California by
residents of that state. If any part of this EULA is found to be void, unenforceable or invalid, it shall not
affect the other provisions of this EULA. This EULA can only be modified by a paper writing signed by
both parties. Failure by either party to enforce any provision of this EULA will not be deemed a waiver of
future enforcement of that or any other provision.
For further information regarding the Software or this EULA, contact E-Book at support@ebooksys.com.

End User License Agreement

FlipAlbum Vista Pro for Windows Vista/XP/2000


Copyright 1998-2007 E-Book Systems, Inc.
Protected by U.S. Patent No. 6,064,384; 6,340,980; 6,407,757; 6,496,803; 6,701,301; 6,725,203;
6,762,775; 6,976,225, 6,989,815
Includes Digital Images Copyright 2000-2007 Song Hwa Systems Technology Ltd
Includes Digital Images Copyright 2000-2007 CLIK S.N.C
Includes Audio Files Copyright 1999-2007 Mad Hat Music Ltd
Other Patents Pending. All Rights Reserved.
FLIPALBUM VISTA PRO
LICENSE AGREEMENT AND WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
E-BOOK SYSTEMS, INC.
FLIPALBUM VISTA PRO IS NEITHER SHAREWARE NOR FREEWARE.
REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED.
IMPORTANT -- READ CAREFULLY: This End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement
between you (either an individual person or a single legal entity, who will be referred to in this EULA as
"You" and "Your") and E-Book Systems, Inc. (E-Book) for the E-Book software product that
accompanies this EULA, including any associated media, printed materials and electronic documentation
(the "Software"). The Software also includes any software updates, add-on components, web services
and/or supplements that E-Book may provide to You or make available to You after the date You obtain
Your initial copy of the Software to the extent that such items are not accompanied by a separate license
agreement or terms of use. By clicking the I Accept button or installing, copying, downloading,
accessing or otherwise using the Software, You agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If You do
not agree to the terms of this EULA, click the I Do Not Accept button, and do not install, access or use
the Software; instead, You should return it to Your place of purchase for a full refund.
1. GRANT OF LICENSE
E-Book grants You a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use one copy of the Software on a single
standalone computer under Your control for the sole purpose of creating digital multimedia content
("FlipBooks") either (i) on storage media such as CD-ROM, CD-R, Zip Disk or similar media containing
such content as well as the CD Viewer and its associated data created by and within the Software
(Media Versions), or (ii) for distribution over a computer network, including the internet ("Online
Versions"). You may reproduce and distribute, including for commercial purposes, any number of Media
Versions of FlipBooks. This includes the right to install such Media Versions on a drive which is connected
to a network for access and viewing by users on the network. You may reproduce and distribute
electronically, for non-commercial purposes only, any number of Online Versions of FlipBooks. "Noncommercial" means that the Online Versions are distributed free of direct or indirect charges and are not
otherwise commercially exploited. In order to obtain the right to distribute Online Versions of FlipBooks
for purposes other than non-commercial purposes, you must enter into a separate distribution license
with E Book. You may make only one copy of the Software for backup purposes. The same copyright and
proprietary notices of the original Software must appear on the backup copy. You may not remove these
notices from either the original Software or backup copy.
If the Software contains documentation that is provided only in electronic form, You may print one copy
of such electronic documentation. You may not copy the printed materials accompanying the Software.

2. LIMITATIONS
You are expressly prohibited from sublicensing, selling, transferring, renting, leasing or otherwise
distributing copies of the Software or rights to use the Software. You may not use the Software for any
use prohibited by law.
You may not disassemble, modify, reverse-engineer, adapt, decompile, translate or create derivative
works based upon the Software or any part thereof.
Except as expressly permitted in this Agreement, You may not separate any parts of the Software for use
on more than one computer.
You may not create obscene, scandalous or infringing works, as defined by any applicable federal, state
or local law at the time the work is created, using the Software.
This Agreement does not automatically grant You any right to any enhancements or updates to the
Software.
The MPEG 2 encoding capability in this product is subject to a patent license between E-Book and MPEG
LA, which requires that E-Book provides the following notice to its licensees.
MPEG-2 Packaged Media Notice: ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE
IN ANY MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION
FOR PACKAGED MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE PATENTS
IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250
STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER, COLORADO 80206.
3. COPYRIGHT
All title and intellectual property rights in and to the Software are owned by E-Book or its licensors. The
Software is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and international copyright treaties. All
title and intellectual property rights in and to the content accessed through the Software, including any
sample content contained in the Software, is the property of the applicable content owner and may be
protected by applicable copyright or other laws. THIS LICENSE DOES NOT GIVE YOU ANY RIGHTS TO
SUCH CONTENT AND E-BOOK SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF ANY SUCH
CONTENT.
4. LIMITED WARRANTY; DISCLAIMERS
E-Book warrants that the Software will perform substantially in accordance with E-Book's published
specifications for the Software for a period of ninety (90) days from the date You acquire the Software.
Your exclusive remedy, and E-Book's entire liability, for any breach of this limited warranty shall be, in EBook's sole discretion, to replace the Software with functionally equivalent software or refund the license
fees paid by You for the Software, upon return of the nonconforming Software. Any replacement
Software will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days,
whichever is longer.
E-BOOK MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW
EXCLUSIONS OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY, SO THIS DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU
MAY HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY BY JURISDICTION. NO E-BOOK AGENT OR EMPLOYEE IS
AUTHORIZED TO MAKE ANY MODIFICATIONS, EXTENSIONS, OR ADDITIONS TO THIS WARRANTY. The

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foregoing warranty shall not apply to any non-conformities caused by any modifications made to the
Software by You; by accident, abuse or improper use; or by Your violation of the terms of this EULA.
E-BOOK DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR REQUIREMENTS WILL BE MET WITH THE SOFTWARE
FUNCTIONS OR THAT THE SOFTWARES OPERATION WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED OR
THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. E-BOOK SHALL ALWAYS RESERVE ITS RIGHTS AND DISCRETION
TO CORRECT ANY DEFECTS AS IT SEES FIT AND TO MAKE AVAILABLE FURTHER RELEASES AND
UPGRADES AS AND WHEN IT DEEMS NECESSARY.
5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE,
SHALL E-BOOK OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR RESELLERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER,
EVEN IF E-BOOK SHALL HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT
SHALL E-BOOK'S TOTAL LIABILITY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF
OR RELATING TO THIS EULA OR THE SOFTWARE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE
SOFTWARE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS LIMITATION AND EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
6. U.S. GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS
All Software provided to the U.S. Government pursuant to solicitations issued on or after December 1,
1995 is provided with the commercial license rights and restrictions described elsewhere herein. All
Software provided to the U.S. Government pursuant to solicitations issued prior to December 1, 1995 is
provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS as provided for in FAR, 48 CFR 52.227-14 (JUNE 1987), or DFAR, 48
CFR 252.227-7013 (OCT 1988), as applicable.
7. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS
You acknowledge that the Software is subject to U.S. export restrictions. You agree to comply with all
applicable international and national laws that apply to the Software, including the U.S. Export
Administration Regulations, as well as end-user, end-use and destination restrictions issued by U.S. and
other governments.
8. TERMINATION
Your license to use the Software is terminated if You violate this EULA. Upon termination, You must
destroy all copies of the Software and related documentation.
9. GENERAL PROVISIONS
This EULA is the exclusive agreement between You and E-Book concerning the Software and supersedes
any and all prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreements, representations, negotiations or other
dealings between You and E-Book with respect to the Software. This EULA will be governed by the laws
of the State of California applicable to contracts executed and performed entirely in California by
residents of that state. If any part of this EULA is found to be void, unenforceable or invalid, it shall not
affect the other provisions of this EULA. This EULA can only be modified by a paper writing signed by
both parties. Failure by either party to enforce any provision of this EULA will not be deemed a waiver of
future enforcement of that or any other provision.

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For further information regarding the Software or this EULA, or for information about a license to
distribute Online Versions of FlipBooks for commercial purposes, contact E-Book at
supportbiz@flipalbum.com or visit http://www.flippublish.com.

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1. Introduction
1.1 Welcome To FlipAlbum Vista
Thank you and congratulations on choosing FlipAlbum Vista. FlipAlbum Vista opens the door to a
whole new way of organizing, viewing and sharing digital images and multimedia files. Now you can
spend more time enjoying your FlipBooks* rather than struggling with the software. FlipAlbum Vista
combines profound sophistication with simplicity. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to use FlipAlbum
Vista, allowing you to be more productive than ever.
FlipAlbum Vista allows users to instantly create a digital photo album or catalog with our 3D PageFlipping interface. This version is Windows Vista LOGO certified and users can now install FlipAlbum
Vista on their Windows Vista Operating System. Users of FlipAlbum 3.1, 4.x, 5.x and 6.x will be
happy to note that their old albums can be opened and edited in FlipAlbum Vista.
Users can now also publish and share their FlipBooks with friends via the Internet. These online FlipBooks
can be viewed using the free FlipViewer.
* FlipBooks are books that have the extension .OPF. FlipBooks are created when you save your photo
albums that you have created. In this user guide, the terms FlipBooks, albums and books may be used
interchangeably.
1.2 Introduction
Have you ever wished there was an easier way to obtain a good overview of your image and multimedia
files in a folder, but have not been satisfied with what is currently available? Have you also wished you
can export your images and multimedia files onto a CD and distribute them? If so, welcome to
FlipAlbum Vista!
FlipAlbum Vista is a novel album creator and image editor that allow the user to view and edit images
resident in a folder by automatically creating a virtual photo album. The photo album created works like a
real one, with pages that can be flipped and with page thickness on each side corresponding to the
number of pages in the album. The album, or FlipBook created allows the user to browse through his
images, bookmark them, and perform various commands such as copy, move and edit between different
albums in a convenient manner. FlipAlbum Vista therefore provides a most intuitive way to organize
and view through your image collections in a book form, a feature not commonly found in other image
viewing software.
FlipAlbum Vista automatically creates a FlipBook out of each directory, and two FlipBooks can be
created under two separate windows for easy viewing and manipulation. In other words, the user can
open more than one FlipBook for viewing at any given time. The ability to view image files in both folders
simultaneously greatly facilitates the moving or copying of files between different directories.
With FlipAlbum Vista Suite, you can export your completed albums onto CDs and share them with your
family and friends.
With FlipAlbum Vista Pro, you can also export your completed albums onto CDs, add security features
to the CDs and distribute them for commercial purposes.

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1.3 Using Help


This Help File can be used by users of FlipAlbum Vista, FlipAlbum Vista Suite and FlipAlbum Vista
Pro. Wherever applicable, sections relevant for only Suite or Pro versions will be reflected accordingly.
To read the Help contents:
1. Click Help on the menu bar.
2. Click Contents.
To order FlipAlbum:
1. Click Help on the menu bar.
2. Click Order Online.
To register your FlipAlbum:
1. Click Help on the menu bar.
2. Click Registration.
To get more information about products from E-Book Systems:
1. Click Help on the menu bar.
2. Click More information.
To join the FlipAlbum user forum:
1. Click Help on the menu bar.
2. Click User Forum.
To get more information about your copy of FlipAlbum:
1. Click Help on the menu bar.
2. Click About.
Printing Help Topics:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Click on the Print icon on the Help Screen toolbar.


Click the radio button for Print the selected topic.
Click OK.
Alternatively, you can go to http://www.flipalbum.com/support/dl.php to download a copy of the
user guide.

1.4 Features
Book Paradigm
The thickness of the book is representative of the number of pages in the book, just like in a real book.
Users can flip through the book or use the page number cues as a guide.
Multi-Page Rapid Flipping
Realistic 3D page flipping effect with adjustable flipping speed.

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Hold Pages
Users can hold pages and compare contents of different pages.
Jump Cursor
User can jump to any page of the book by clicking at the thickness of the book.
File Formats Supported
The following file formats are supported: Images (GIF, JPG, PNG, BMP, WMF, ICO, PCX, TIF, PCD, PSD);
OEB Package Format (OPF); Sound Files (MID, WAV, MP3. WMA); Video Files (AVI, MPG, WMV)
Create Album CDs (Suite/Pro only)
Users can distribute and share their beautifully created album(s) on CDs with family and friends. They
simply pop the album CDs into their CD-ROM drive and the album will automatically be launched - no
installation of software required.
Password Protection (Pro only)
You can set a password to protect your Album CD. Once the Album CD is password-protected, all the
albums are encrypted.
CD Expiration (Pro only)
You can set the absolute date or the exact number of days before the Album CD expires.
Album Encryption (Pro Only)
You can encrypt the albums in the Album CD to prevent unauthorized use of your images.
Print and Save Control (Pro only)
You can prevent the recipient of your Album CD from printing and saving your pictures.
Watermarking (Pro only)
You can add watermarks of your name or copyright message onto your images.
Multi-Album CD Maker (Suite/Pro only)
You can burn more than one album onto the Album CD.
Create Video CDs for Playback on DVD Players (Suite/Pro only)
Users can create CDs that can be played on most DVD players and viewed on the TV. You are provided
the tool to export the album to a MPEG movie, AVI or Slide Show and you simply use your CD writing
program to create the CD in the Video CD, Super Video CD or DVD format.
Export Album to MPEG-2 Format (Suite/Pro only)
Users will now be able to export their albums to a higher quality MPEG-2 video for them to create Super
Video CDs or DVDs.
Fonts Embedding (Suite/Pro only)
The fonts used by the album creator will now be embedded in the AlbumCD. Recipients of the AlbumCD
will no longer need the fonts to be present in their PC in order to view the fonts used by the album
creator.
Layout Template
Users can now select from different templates when opening a folder of images, and choose image layout,
annotation and image effects options.

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Customization of Table of Contents


Users now customize the Table of Contents by changing font type, size, color, styles and indentation
levels.
GIF Format
Animated GIF on page is supported.
Add Crop Shape
Users can now add their own crop shapes, in addition to those default shapes provided.
Bookmarks
Users can bookmark their favorite pages for quick access. Bookmarks are rotated 90 and can accept full
text. Length of bookmark can be set to automatic or fixed
Effects
Users can add effects to their images, like 3D/Shadow, crop shapes and frames.
UNDO/REDO Function
Users can now UNDO/REDO up to 30 of their last actions.
QuickStart Wizard
A 3-step wizard to guide new users in creating an album fast by opening a folder, selecting the page
layout and a theme.
Album CDs playable on Mac (Suite/Pro only)
Album CDs created can also run on a Mac. Recipients of the album CD simply need to pop it into the CD
ROM drive, double click the CD icon, and launch the MacCDViewer to view the album(s).
Paste Special
Users now have the option to paste the copied objects into different supported formats using the paste
special function.
Grid and Ruler
Users can now turn on grid and ruler for easier layout of objects on the page
Theme Creator
Users can now create their own themes by using this create theme function. It will capture the front and
back covers, book and page backgrounds and/or additional page backgrounds as separators
More Slideshow Settings
Users have more transition effects to choose from
Background music will be played if enabled
Screen saver and power save will be disabled
Users can run a slideshow of batch selected pages
Insert multiple blank pages
Users now have the option to insert 1 or more blank page(s) into an album.
Optimization of file size for Upload
Users now have the option to resize their images for faster transfer and viewing when uploading to the
web.

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Set book direction (bi-directional)


Users now have the option to set the book direction to start from left to right or right to left.
Hide/Unhide Overview/Contents/Index entries
Users now have the option to hide/unhide entries on the Overview/Contents/Index pages.
Multi-Selection of Objects on Page
Users can now use the Shift key + mouse click to select multiple objects on page and perform the
following functions:

Cut/Copy/Paste/Delete Selection
Rotate objects
Resize objects
Add effects
Set link
Alignment of objects relative to page
Autoformat function to align and resize objects
Move/Delete Picture File

Batch Operation on Overview/Contents/Index Pages


Users can now perform more batch operations on the Overview/Contents/Index Pages:
Effects
3D
Shadow
Crop Shape
Add Frame
Page Properties
Page Background
Page Position
Page Audio
Annotations
Users can add annotations (note or explanation) to the album page. Annotations can be made
transparent, translucent or with background color. They can also be easily edited by double-clicking them,
while in select mode.
Search Function
Users can search for text in annotations and flip to the page containing that text.
Easy Page Layout Options
Users can layout your text and image objects using drag and drop.
Insert Multiple Images, Annotations, Multimedia Files Per Page
Instead of only one image per page, you can now add as many images you like, together with
annotations and other multimedia files like MP3 and video files in each page.
Multi-Select Drag & Drop Objects from Windows Explorer
Users can select a list of objects from Windows Explorer and drag and drop the objects into the
Overview/Contents/Index pages.
Web-enabled
Upload and share your pictures on the Internet with ease.

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View Online Photo Albums/FlipBooks


Users can view online photo albums or FlipBooks in streaming format view initial pages while rest of
album downloads.
Emailing
The web address of the book can be captured and sent with the aid of the default email program.
Slide Show Effects
Users can set more options for slide shows, including new transition effects and options to start slide
show with current page.
Manual Arrangement of Book Pages
Users can rearrange the pages at the thumbnail overview page or filenames at the contents page to
change the positions of the pictures inside the album.
Manual Addition of Pictures
Users can manually add a picture into an album by using a drag and drop feature.
Play Video On Page
Users can play video on page without having to go into preview mode.
Themes
There are now built-in themes (covers, page and book backgrounds, and separators) to spice up your
album.
Centerfold View
FlipAlbums can now be viewed in both centerfold and 2-page mode, making it convenient to view both
portrait and landscape pictures.
Transparency Support
Users can use the pick color function to enable specified portions of your image to be transparent.
Picture Frame
Users can make your images look even better by customizing and adding a picture frame to your images.
Multi-Select Drag & Drop Objects
Users can also multi-select drag & drop objects from the Insert Multimedia Objects dialog box into your
album.
Rename Page at Overview/Contents/Index Pages
Users can rename the filename of each page at the Overview/Contents/Index pages.
Filename/Page Number Display
Users have the option to display the filename and page numbers on each page.
Keep Aspect Ratio when Resizing Objects
Users have the option to resize objects with or without maintaining the aspect ratio.
Page Indicator
A page indicator will be displayed at the lower left or right of the status bar when page audio has been
set or when the page is selected.

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Configure Left/Right/Centerfold Page Background


Users have the option to configure page backgrounds for left/right/centerfold pages respectively.
Hypertext and Image Links
Support hypertext and image links to external file or web address (URL).
Resizing the Pictures in your Album
Users can resize the images and annotations on each page.
Print WYSIWYG Style
Preview the image before printing. Print with annotation and page background.
Preview Images
Preview images at full screen mode.
File Information
Display information about the file, such as, filename, format, width, height, bits per pixel and URL.
Audio Format
MP3 music format supported in addition to .WAV and .MID and you can set an audio playlist for your
background music.
JPG as Themes
Supports JPG images for theme images, like book covers, page and book background.
Favorites
Favorite web pages can be saved in a folder for easy access.
Printing to Avery Templates
Users can print your images to Avery labels by selecting the templates provided.
Asynchronous Download of MP3 music
MP3 music included as book or page background music would be asynchronously downloaded (ie
streamed from source), while the rest of the FlipBook loads.
Image Resampling
Images are resampled for better viewing quality.
Background Music Playlist
Users can include a playlist of audio files as background music.
Add/Delete/Cut Overview/Contents/Index
Users can add or delete the Overview, Contents and Index pages. Users can also cut and paste these
pages to any page of the FlipBook.
Resize Your Book
Change the size of your book to suit your comfort and convenience. FlipAlbum dynamically adjusts the
size of the images in the book to suit your selection. This is not possible with most other book products.

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1.5 What's New


The following are new in FlipAlbum Vista:
Supports Windows Vista
Users will now be able to install FlipAlbum on Windows Vista.
Windows Vista Logo Certified
FlipAlbum Vista Pro, FlipAlbum Vista Suite and FlipAlbum Vista are Vista Logo certified
Supports MJPEG AVI Format
MJPEG AVI files are now natively supported
Supports WMA Format
WMA files are now natively supported
Supports WMV Format
WMV files are now natively supported

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2. Quick Start
2.1 System Requirements
Minimum Systems Requirements:

Windows Vista/XP/2000
IBM PC compatible, Pentium III
256 MB RAM
100 MB free hard disk space
16-bit color display adaptor
800x600 pixels screen area

For viewing and sharing of online photo albums, Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher and Internet access is
required.
To create Video CDs, Super Video CDs or DVDs for DVD playback, CD/DVD burning program must
support Video CD, Super VCD and DVD formats.
Recommended Systems Requirements:

Windows Vista/XP
IBM PC compatible, Pentium 4 processor, or equivalent
512 MB RAM

2.2 Installation
1. Insert the FlipAlbum Vista Pro or Suite installation CD in your CD-ROM drive.
2. If you do not see an installation screen shortly, click Start, then Run and Browse.
3. Go to your CD-ROM drive, browse to the relevant product folder (FAVistaProFiles or
FAVistaSuiteFiles) and select setup.exe.
4. Click Open.
5. Click OK in the Run dialog box.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation (accept default).
2.2.1 Registering your FlipAlbum product
1. To receive patches, updates, upgrades and special promotions on FlipAlbum products, please
register your product at http://www.flipalbum.com/products/register.php.
2. You will need to enter the Product ID of your FlipAlbum product in order to complete the
registration.
3. To check your Product ID, launch FlipAlbum, click Help and select About.
4. The About Box will be displayed and you can find the Product ID there.
2.3 Overview
Please read this user guide carefully before you start using the software. Figure 2.3.1 shows the basic
components of FlipAlbum.

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Fig 2.3.1 The Basic Components of FlipAlbum

Fig 2.3.2 Toolbar


Toolbar Descriptions:
With the toolbar, you can quickly perform common actions that are found within the menu.
Start: launches the Start Wizard
New: create a new book
Open: open an existing book
Open Folder: open a folder of pictures to compile them into a book
Copy From: copy files from another folder
Copy (left/right page): copy page to clipboard
Paste: paste an image from clipboard
Insert: look at objects by navigating through your folders, and Insert your desired object by drag and
drop.
Annotate (left/right page): insert annotation on left or right page
Bookmark (left/right page): add/remove bookmark to/from left or right page
Marker (left/right page): add/remove marker to/from left or right page
Overview: flip to thumbnail overview page
Audio: play/stop background audio
AutoFlip: start/stop auto-flipping
Slideshow: start/stop slide show
E-mail: email current opened book or pictures
Upload: upload book to web
Select: select image for editing or batch processing
CD Maker: export current album to CD

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2.4 Starting FlipAlbum Vista


If you have accepted the default options in the installation process, you can start FlipAlbum Vista by
using the following method:
For FlipAlbum Vista Pro,
1. Go to Start, Programs, E-Book Systems and FlipAlbum Vista Pro.
2. Click FlipAlbum Pro.
For FlipAlbum Vista Suite,
1. Go to Start, Programs, E-Book Systems and FlipAlbum Vista Suite.
2. Click FlipAlbum Suite.
For FlipAlbum Vista,
1. Go to Start, Programs, E-Book Systems and FlipAlbum Vista
2. Click FlipAlbum Vista.
Product Activation:
At first launch, you will need to activate the program (Fig 2.4.1).
1. Enter your Name.
2. Enter your Company name, if any.
3. Enter the Product Activation Key. If you have downloaded FlipAlbum Vista, the Product
Activation Key (PAK) is emailed to you at the email address provided by you. If you have
ordered a box copy of FlipAlbum Vista, the PAK can be found on the CD cover.

Fig 2.4.1 Product Activation


4. Click OK. A dialog box will appear to let you know the actual Product ID of the product. You
should use the PID for registration or future correspondence with E-Book Systems.
5. If you have installed the box version, you would be prompted to register your product so as to
enjoy free software updates and special upgrade prices for major software version upgrades.
6. Click the Close button. A sample album will be opened to let you see what you might be able to
do with FlipAlbum.

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Fig 2.4.2 Start Wizard


You can use the Start Wizard to create your quick and nice looking album or follow other steps in Section
2.5 to create your album.
2.5 Creating an Album
With FlipAlbum Vista, there are many ways of creating an album. You can use the Start Wizard, or start
off with a new blank album and insert the objects you want, or you can simply open a folder containing
the objects.
2.5.1 Using the Start Wizard
The Start Wizard consists of 3 basic steps:
Step 1 Open Folder This is where you select your folder containing the images.
1. At the Start Wizard, click Open Folder on the left panel or the Next button to begin. Fig 2.5.1
will be displayed.

Fig 2.5.1 Start Wizard Open Folder

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2. Browse to the folder containing your images.


3. Click Page Layout on the left panel or the Next button to continue. Fig 2.5.2 will be displayed.
Alternatively click the Back button to go back to the last step or Cancel button to quit the Start
Wizard.
Note: Step One Open Folder is a mandatory step in the Start Wizard. An album cannot be

created without selecting a folder.

2.5.1.1 Opening a Folder that has been opened before


If you use the Start Wizard to open a folder that has been opened before with FlipAlbum Vista, you will
be prompted with Fig 2.5.1.1

Fig 2.5.1.1 Folder Opened Before Dialog


1. Click Yes to load the previously saved folder settings
2. Click No to carry on with the Wizard with your new settings (layout and theme)
3. Click Cancel to reselect another folder.
Note: Step 2 Page Layout and Step 3 Themes are not mandatory steps in the Start Wizard. You

may click the Finish button once you have selected a folder in Step 1, in which case, the album will be
created with the default page layout (single image per page) and without themes.

Fig 2.5.2 Start Wizard "Page Layout"


Step 2 Page Layout This is where you choose the layout of your album by selecting single image per
page (default) or centerfold page (a single image occupying two pages).
1. Select the layout by clicking Single image per page or Centerfold page. A white glow behind
the image will indicate your current layout selection.

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2. Click Themes on the left panel or the Next button to continue. Fig 2.5.3 will be displayed.
Alternatively click the Back button to go back to the last step or Cancel button to quit the Start
Wizard.
Note: If you click the Finish button instead of the Next button at this point, the album will be created

without the themes.

Fig 2.5.3 Start Wizard "Themes"


Step 3 Themes This is where you select a theme for your album. A theme includes front and back
covers, left, right and centerfold page backgrounds, book background and separators (if available).
1. Select the desired theme.
2. Click the Finish button to start creating your album. The Start Wizard will close and your
album containing the images in your folder will be created. Alternatively click the Back button to
go back to the last step or Cancel button to quit the Start Wizard.
Note: If you do not want to Start Wizard to appear automatically at each launch of the program,

check Do not show me this dialog again and click the Cancel button. To activate the Start
Wizard again at any point of time, go to File->Start Wizard, or click the Start icon on the toolbar.
2.5.2 Starting with a Blank Album
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Click File on the menu bar or click the New icon.


Click New Book. A new empty book is created for you on the screen.
Click Edit on the menu bar or click the Insert icon.
Click Insert Multi-Media Object....
Navigate to the folder that contains the objects (JPG, AVI, MP3 etc).
Drag and drop the desired objects into the Contents page.
Use the Shift key to select multiple objects before dragging and dropping them onto the
Contents page.
8. To save your new book, click File on the menu bar and click Save As.
9. Enter a name for your new album.
10. Click Save.
Note: You can also drag and drop images from Windows Explorer onto the Contents page.

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2.5.3 Creating a New Book by Opening a Folder


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Click Folder on the menu bar or click the Folder icon.


Click Open Folder. A Browse for Folder dialog box will be displayed.
Navigate to the folder that contains the objects (JPG, AVI, MP3 etc).
Click OK.
To save your new album, click File on the menu bar and click Save As.
Enter a name for your new album.
Click Save.

2.6 Rearrange Your Pages


1. Click FlipTo on the menu bar and select Overview.
2. Click the picture of the thumbnail you want to move, then drag and drop to the desired location.
See Section 4.2 Rearrange by Thumbnails for more details
2.7 Bookmark Important Pages
1. Click Bookmarks on the menu bar and click Add.
2. Select Left Page or Right Page to add your bookmark to the left or right page.
Note: You may also click the left or right side of the Bookmark icon to add a bookmark.
2.8 Saving a New FlipBook
1.
2.
3.
4.

Click File on the menu bar.


Click Save As
Enter a name for your new book.
Click Save.

2.9 Upload Your Book to Web


Books created in FlipAlbum Vista can be uploaded to web sites where they can be shared.
To upload a book to the Web:
1. Click File on the menu bar and click Upload to Web... or click the Upload icon. The Upload
dialog box will be displayed.
2. If you are a new user, click New User.
3. Follow the web site instructions to register for your web space.
4. After registration, close your web browser and go back to the Upload dialog box. Then click Next.
5. Enter your Username, Password and Book Name.
6. Click Next to upload your book.
7. After uploading, you will be asked to view your uploaded book, email to your friends, add your
online book to FlipAlbum's favorites and add your book to www.fliplibrary.com for public access.
See Section 7.5 Uploading to Web Sites for more details
Note: This section is applicable to FlipAlbum Vista Suite and Pro users only

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2.10 Exporting Album to CD


To export the current album to CD (Single Album CD):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Open an existing album or create a new album.


Click CD Maker on the menu bar and click Create Album CD.
The CD Maker dialog box will be displayed.
Click Create a new CD Album radio button.
Click Single Album on CD radio button.
A wizard will guide you through the rest of the process.

To export multiple albums to CD:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Open an existing album or create a new album.


Click CD Maker on the menu bar and click Create Album CD.
Click Create a new CD Album radio button.
Click Multiple Albums on CD radio button.
Uncheck the Add Current Album check box if you do not want to add the current album onto
the CD.
6. A wizard will guide you through the rest of the process.
See Chapter 7.6 Export Album to CD for more details.
To export your album(s) for TV Viewing:
1. Open an existing album or create a new album.
2. Click CD Maker on the menu bar and click Export Album for TV Viewing.
3. You have the choice to export your album to the MPEG, AVI or Still Picture formats. Select the
desired folder to save the MPEG/AVI/Still Pictures, change flipping interval, encoding method and
TV system (where applicable).
4. Once your album is converted to MPEG/AVI/Still Pictures, launch your CD Writer program to burn
the MPEG file in Video CD, Super Video CD or DVD formats. For still pictures, you can use your
CD Writer program to create a Still Picture Slide Show Video CD.

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3. Creating and Opening Albums


3.1 Opening, Creating, and Saving Albums
Create a new album to which you can add images, and then save your new album. You can also open an
existing album.
To open an existing album:
1. Click File on the menu bar
2. Click Open Book. The Open A Book dialog box will be displayed.
Note: You may also click the Open icon instead of using the menu.
3. Click Browse to navigate to the directory where you have saved your album (OPF).
4. Select the album you want and click Open.
5. Click OK on the Open A Book dialog box.
Alternatively you can open a recently viewed book by:
1. Click the down arrow
to view a list of the most recently opened albums.
2. Click the album you want to open.
3. Click OK.
To save your current album:
1. Click File on the menu bar.
2. Click Save (*save links only).
To save your current album as a new album:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Click File on the menu bar.


Click Save As.
The Save As dialog box will be displayed (Fig 3.1.1).
Navigate to the directory where you want to save your new album.
Enter a filename for your new album.
Click Save.

*Two options for saving:


The Save As Dialog shows two options in the Save as type drop down list.
Book, links only (*.opf file) - save for local viewing (save links only).
Book, Complete (*.opf file + contents) - save for uploading to web sites or all related files into a
desired folder.

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Fig 3.1.1 Save As Dialog Box


To create a new album:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Click File on the menu bar.


Click New Book. You will be prompted to specify a name for your new album.
To save the new album in a desired folder, click the Browse button.
Navigate to the desired folder and click Save. Click OK.
A new empty album is created for you on the screen.

Note: You can also create a new album by clicking on the New icon instead of using the menu bar.
Note: Remember to save your new album using the File, Save As command.
See Section 3.6 Inserting and Deleting Pages for more details.
3.2 Starting from an Empty Folder-book
Use FlipAlbum Vista to create a new folder where you can store your image files.
To start from an empty folder-book and add image files into the new folder:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

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Click Folder on the menu bar.


Click New Folder. The Create a new folder dialog box will be displayed (Fig 3.2.1).
Select the directory you want to create the new folder.
Enter the new folder name.
Click New to confirm, or Cancel to discard.
To add images to the new folder, click Folder on the menu bar.
Click Copy from or click the Copy From icon.
Navigate to the folder you want to copy the file from.
Click Open.

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Fig 3.2.1 Create a New Folder Dialog Box


Note: The name of your new folder will be added as an annotation to the book cover. You can change

the annotation text on the cover. Move your mouse over the title, click right mouse button and select
Edit Annotation.
3.3 Opening a Folder
Open any folder which contains objects for viewing as a book.
To open a folder for viewing as a book:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Click Folder in the menu bar.


Click Open Folder. The Browse For Folder dialog box will be displayed.
Navigate to the folder where you saved your objects and click OK.
The Select Template dialog box will be displayed (Fig 3.3.1).
Select the desired options and click OK to create your album.

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Fig 3.3.1 Select Template Dialog Box


Note: You may also click on the Folder icon instead of using the menu bar.
Template Options
Page Layout:
1. You can select a pre-defined page layout (eg 1 x 2 images or 2 x 2 images) by clicking the layout
image or the radio button.
2. To customize your own page layout, select the Custom radio button, then changing the Column
and Row options.
3. To have all the images displayed on centerfold pages, click the Open as Centerfold check box.
Image Alignment:
1. You can select the image to be aligned to the Left, Center or Top.
2. Select Random if you want the program to align it randomly on the page.
Image Effect:
1. You can add Shadow or 3D effects to your images. Simply click the Add Shadow and/or Add
3D Effect check boxes as desired.
Album Content:
1. By default, the Overview, Contents and Index pages will be added into the album. Click the
desired check boxes to leave any of the pages out.
Annotation:
1. You can automatically annotate the images with the filename or a blank text by clicking the Add
Text Below Image check box and the desired Filename or Blank Text radio button.
2. To change the font, style, size, effects and color, click the Font button.

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Note: If you open a folder that has been opened before, the Select Template dialog box will not appear.

Instead, the program will use the settings previously used for this folder. To re-create the album with a
new template, click Folder on the menu bar and select Re-import Folder. All previous folder settings
will be reset.
3.4 Annotation of Album Pages
You can easily insert comments and notes with different fonts, borders and colors to personalize your
albums by annotating your album pages (Fig 3.4.1).
To add annotations to a page:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

8.

Click Edit on the menu bar and click Insert Annotation.


Click either Left Page or Right Page to add the text annotation.
An annotation bar (Fig 3.4.1) together with an annotation box will appear.
Enter the text in the annotation box. You can change the text attributes (text color, font, size,
format, alignment, bullets) by selecting the text and choosing the desired attributes on the
annotation bar.
The text annotation can be positioned by moving the mouse cursor to the edge of the annotation
box until it changes into a hand. You can then drag the annotation box to a new location.
Click outside the annotation box within the book to accept.
To delete or edit the annotation, first click anywhere outside the annotation box. Then right click
on the annotation box and a context menu will be displayed (Fig 3.4.2). Click Delete Selection
or Edit Annotation accordingly. Alternatively, you can double-click on the annotation box to
enter the Edit Annotation mode.
You can change the annotation background by clicking Effects and selecting Transparent,
Translucent or Background Color on the menu.

Fig 3.4.1 Annotation Bar

Fig 3.4.2 Annotation Context Menu


Alignment of Annotation Box:
1. Right click on the annotation box and a context menu will be displayed (Fig 3.4.2).

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2. Select Alignment and click either Left, Center, Right, Top, Middle or Bottom.
Resizing the Annotation Box:
The annotation box can only be resized by placing your mouse cursor at any edge of the annotation box.
Once the mouse cursor changes into the double-headed arrow
, simply click and drag the annotation
box to the desired size. (Fig 3.4.3)

Fig 3.4.3 Resizing Annotation Box


Positioning the Annotation Box:
Move the mouse cursor to the edge of the annotation box. The mouse cursor will change into the shape
of a hand. Click the left mouse button and drag the annotation box to the desired position. (Fig 3.4.4)

Fig 3.4.4 Positioning the Annotation Box


Note: If you have added a Blank Text Annotation through the Open Folder Template feature, the

blank text annotation box will only be visible if the Select mode is enabled. To enable the Select mode,
you need to click the Select icon on the toolbar.
3.5 Inserting Multi-Media Objects
More than one object such as pictures, text, and video can be added to a page.
First insert a blank page without an image or you can simply add objects onto existing pages.
Insert an Image:
1. Click Edit on the menu bar and click Insert Multi-Media Object....
2. The Insert Multi-Media Objects Browser dialog box will be displayed (Fig 3.5.1).

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3. Navigate to the desired folder.


4. You can view the image files as thumbnails by clicking View as Thumbnail or View as
Filename.
5. Drag and Drop to the page either the filename or image, depending on which view you have
chosen.
6. Repeat the above steps as necessary.
To drag and drop more than one object at a time, simply use the Ctrl or Shift key and left-button on
mouse
1. Use the Ctrl and left-button on mouse click to select individual files.
2. Use Shift and left-button mouse click to select multiple files at once. Hold down the SHIFT-key
and click on a file to mark the start of the selection. Hold down the SHIFT-key and click on
another file to mark the end of the selection. All the files between the first and the second click
will be selected. The titles of selected files will be highlighted.
3. Once the files are highlighted, simply drag and drop them onto the page.
Note:

1. If you are inserting an object from a folder different from your currently opened folder, you may
want to select Insert As Copy or Insert As Link before inserting the object.
2. When you select Insert As Copy, a copy of the object would be copied into your currently
opened folder.
3. If you select Insert As Link, the object would not be copied to your currently opened folder. If
you were to delete this object, then the page will show an "Invalid Page" error message.

Note: You can click on the Insert icon instead of clicking the menu items. You may also drag and drop

images from Windows Explorer.

Fig 3.5.1 Insert Multi-Media Objects (View as Filename)

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Fig 3.5.2 Insert Multi-Media Objects (View as Thumbnail)


To add Clip Art that comes with FlipAlbum Vista:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Click Edit on the menu bar and click Insert Clip Art....
The Insert Multi-Media Objects Browser dialog box will be displayed (Fig 3.5.1).
Navigate to the relevant clip art folder, eg Border and Callout.
Drag and drop the clip art(s) to your page.
Repeat the above steps as necessary.

3.6 Inserting and Deleting Pages


To insert a blank page:
1. Click Edit on the menu bar.
2. Click Insert Page.
3. Click Left Page to add a left-hand page or Right Page to add a right-hand page.
To insert multiple blank pages:
1.
2.
3.
4.

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Click Edit on the menu bar.


Click Insert Page and select Multiple Pages. Fig 3.6.1 will be displayed.
Enter the number of blank pages you want to insert.
Select the position you want to add the blank pages by selecting the desired radio button.

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Fig 3.6.1 Insert Multiple Pages


If you have previously deleted your Overview, Contents or Index pages, you can insert them again.
To insert Overview/Contents/Index Page:
1. Click Edit on the menu bar.
2. Click Insert Page.
3. Click Overview Page, Contents Page or Index Page as desired.
Note: If your FlipBook does not have the Overview, Contents or Index Pages, and you insert any of

them, the Overview and Contents Pages will be inserted in the front 2 pages while the Index Page will be
inserted at the back of the FlipBook.
To delete a page:
1. Click Edit on the menu bar.
2. Click Delete Page.
3. Click Left Page to delete the left-hand page or Right Page to delete the right-hand page.

Note: If the page you deleted is the Overview, Contents or Index Page, you would have to follow the

steps above to insert them again, if required.

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4.1 Overview Thumbnails, Contents, and Index
The Overview thumbnails allow the user to preview of all the images in the folder. To view the
thumbnails in more detail, simply click on the thumbnail to preview the image in full size, or click on the
filename above the thumbnail to flip to the page in the book.
To go to the Overview page:
1. Click Flip To on the menu bar and click Overview or click the Overview icon on the toolbar.
By clicking on a file name on the Contents page, you can flip to the corresponding page in the book. This
is also possible by clicking on a file name on the Index page.
The Overview, Contents and Index Pages can be deleted or moved from their original positions in the
FlipBook.
To delete the Overview/Contents/Index Pages:
1. Flip to the Overview, Contents or Index Page.
2. Click Edit on the menu bar and click Delete Page.
3. Click Left Page or Right Page accordingly.
To move the position of the Overview/Contents/Index Pages:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Flip to the Overview, Contents or Index Page.


Click Edit on the menu bar and click Cut.
Click Left Page or Right Page accordingly. The Overview, Contents or Index page will remain.
Flip to the page where you want to paste your Overview, Contents or Index page.
Click Edit on the menu bar and click Paste.

Customizing Contents Page


You can customize the Contents Page to make it more presentable and useful.
1. At the Contents Page, click Edit on the menu bar and select Customize Contents....
Alternatively right click on the Contents Page and select Customize Contents....
2. The Style dialog box will be displayed (Fig 4.1.1).
3. To change the Contents Title of the page, select Title and click the Modify... button (Fig 4.1.2).
4. Change the title by editing the Text field. Select a color, font, size and style as desired and click
the OK button.
5. To change the individual Contents item, select TOC1 and click the Modify... button (Fig 4.1.3).
6. To indent the TOC1, click the Up arrow of the Indent field. Select a color, font, size and style as
desired and click the OK button.
7. To create more levels for your TOC, repeat the steps for TOC2 and so on.

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Fig 4.1.1 Customize Contents - Style Dialog Box

Fig 4.1.2 Customize Contents - Modify Style Dialog Box

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Fig 4.1.3 Customize Contents - Modify Style Dialog Box


Customizing Index Page
You can customize the Index Page to make it more presentable and useful.
1. At the Index Page, click Edit on the menu bar and select Customize Index.... Alternatively
right click on the Index Page and select Customize Index....
2. The Style dialog box will be displayed (Fig 4.1.4).
3. To change the Index Title of the page, select Title and click the Modify... button (Fig 4.1.5).
4. Change the title by editing the Text field. Select a color, font, size and style as desired and click
the OK button.
5. To change the individual Index item, select INDEX1 and click the Modify... button (Fig 4.1.6).
6. To indent the INDEX1, click the Up arrow of the Indent field. Select a color, font, size and style
as desired and click the OK button. To create another level, repeat the steps for INDEX2.

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Fig 4.1.4 Customize Index - Style Dialog Box

Fig 4.1.5 Customize Index - Modify Style Dialog Box

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Fig 4.1.6 Customize Index - Modify Style Dialog Box


Indenting Contents Page Filenames
You can also indent Contents page items either individually or collectively.
1. At the Contents Page, right click on the Contents Page filename and select Increase Indent.
The item will be indented 5 pixels inwards.
2. To indent a few Contents Page filenames together, press the <Ctrl> key and click on a filename
to mark the start of the selection. Then with the <Shift> key depressed, click on another
filename to mark the end of the selection. All the items between the first and second click will be
selected, indicated by the highlighted filenames.
3. Right click on any of the highlighted filenames and select Increase Indent. All the selected
filenames will be indented 5 pixels inwards.
4. To decrease the indent, right click on the filename and select Decrease Indent.
4.2 Working with Overview Page
Note: The same operations are also possible with the Contents and Index Pages.
4.2.1 Previewing Thumbnails
You can preview the thumbnail displayed in the Overview page.
1. Flip to the Overview page.
2. Move the cursor over the required thumbnail. The cursor will change to a
3. Click the thumbnail. The preview of the selected thumbnail is displayed.

4.2.2 Selecting Multiple Thumbnails


1. Click each thumbnail to be selected keeping the <Ctrl> key pressed on the keyboard. Or
2. Press the <Ctrl> key and click on a thumbnail to mark the start of the selection. Then with the
<Shift> key depressed, click on the thumbnail to mark the end of the selection. All the

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thumbnails between the first and second click will be selected, indicated by the highlighted file
names. Or
3. Right click each thumbnail to be selected and click Batch Select from the displayed options.
Repeat steps for other thumbnails as required. Or
4. Right click any thumbnail and click Select All from the displayed options to select all thumbnails.
4.2.3 Reorganizing the Album using Thumbnails
Album pages can be arranged in any order you want by clicking and dragging the thumbnails to the
relevant positions.
1. Click FlipTo.
2. Click Overview.
3. Click and drag a thumbnail image to a new location.

Fig 4.2.1 Mouse Pointer Above Thumbnail Image


Mouse pointer changes to a magnifying glass when it is moved over the thumbnail image.

Fig 4.2.2 Holding Down Left Mouse Button on Thumbnail


Holding the left mouse button down changes highlighted color of both thumbnail frame and file name.

Fig 4.2.3.Dragging a Thumbnail to Highlight the New Location

Fig 4.2.4 Thumbnails that have been rearranged


Alternatively, you can perform the following steps:
1. Right click the thumbnail to be moved.

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2. Click Cut Page from the displayed options. The filename of the thumbnail will be highlighted.
3. Right click the thumbnail of the thumbnail before which the cut page is to be placed.
4. Click Paste from the displayed options.
Note: You may also perform the reordering operation on multiple selected thumbnails.
4.2.4 Adding Bookmarks to the Page
1. Right click the thumbnail of the page to which the bookmark is to be added.
2. Click Bookmarks and select Add from the displayed options.
3. Specify the bookmark details. Refer to Section 4.7 if required. A bookmark will be added at the
relevant page of the album.
Note: This function is not available for multiple selected thumbnails.
4.2.5 Adding Markers to the Page
1. Right click the thumbnail of the page to which the marker is to be added.
2. Click Markers and select Add from the displayed options. A marker will be added at the relevant
page of the album.
Note: This function is not available for multiple selected thumbnails.
4.2.6 Flip To
1. Right click on any thumbnail.
2. Select Flip To and select either Front Cover, Back Cover, Overview, Content, First Page or
Index to flip to the desired page.
4.2.7 Cut Pages
1. Right click on any thumbnail(s) to be copied to the clipboard.
2. Select Cut Page or Cut Selection (for multiple selected pages). The filename(s) of the
thumbnail(s) will be highlighted.
3. Right click at another thumbnail where you want to paste the cut thumbnail(s) to, and click
Paste. The thumbnail(s) will be inserted before thumbnail just right-clicked on.
4.2.8 Delete Pages
1. Right click on any thumbnail(s).
2. Select Delete Page or Delete Selection (for multiple selected pages). The respective thumbnails
with the corresponding album pages will be deleted.
4.2.9 Move Pages
1. Right click on any thumbnail(s).
2. Select Move Page or Move Files To (for multiple selected pages).
3. Select the folder you want to move the files to and click Move.

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4.2.10 Renaming Pages


1.
2.
3.
4.

Right click the thumbnail of the page to be renamed.


Click Rename from the displayed options. The filename of the thumbnail will be highlighted.
Enter the new filename.
Press <Enter> on the keyboard or click anywhere on the page.

Note: This function is not available for multiple selected thumbnails.


4.2.11 Rotating Image Pages
1. Right click the thumbnail of the page to be rotated.
2. Click Rotate from the displayed options. Refer to Section 6.5 for more details.
Note: Rotating is not allowed for non image pages (.flp pages).
Note: Rotating is not allowed for non image pages (.flp pages).
4.2.12 Resizing Image Pages
1. Right click the thumbnail of the page to be resized.
2. Click Size Change from the displayed options. Refer to Section 6.6 for more details.
Note: Rotating is not allowed for non image pages (.flp pages).
4.2.13 Effects
1. Right click on any thumbnail(s).
2. Click Effects and select either Add 3D Effect, Add Shadow, Select Crop Shape or Add/Edit
Frame.
4.2.14 Page Properties
1. Right click on any thumbnail(s).
2. Click Page Properties and set the Page Background, Page Position or Page Audio.
3. Click OK.
4.2.15 Hiding a Thumbnail Entry
When hidden, the thumbnail will not be displayed on the Overview Page/Contents/Index Pages. However,
the actual page content is still a part of the album.
1. Right click the thumbnail of the page to be hidden.
2. Click Hide from the displayed options. The thumbnail will be hidden.
To unhide a thumbnail:
1. Right click on the margin of the Overview Page.
2. Click Unhide from the displayed options.
3. Select the name of the thumbnail to be made visible.

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4.3 Flipping through Your Book


The new multi-page rapid flipping user interface allows you to flip multiple pages at varying speeds,
depending on a number of factors such as how fast you click your mouse, on which portion of the page
you click, and of course your CPU speed and other hardware resources. You can also pick up pages (or
hold pages) of your book, just like you would pick up or hold a page of a real book. In addition, while you
hold a page, you can move that page left or right to compare it with other pages, or pick up more pages
of your book.
To start flipping a book:
Left click anywhere on the page when the mouse cursor changes to
. A single click will cause one page
to be flipped. Further clicks will do 1 of 2 things depending on where the click is and which direction the
pages are flipping.
Case 1: Pages flipping from right to left
a. Clicks on the pages on the right will cause more pages to flip.
b. When pages are flipping, a click on any page on the left splits the flipping pages where the mouse
cursor is.
Case 2: Pages flipping from left to right
a. Clicks on the pages on the left will cause more pages to flip.
b. When pages are flipping, a click on any page on the right splits the flipping pages where the mouse
cursor is.
Splitting means all pages to the left of the mouse click will flip in the direction from right to left and all
pages right of the mouse click will flip in the direction from left to right, in effect opening up the pages of
the book.
Note: You may see blank pages when you first flip multi-pages of your book. This is because the pages

are not loaded yet. Simply let the pages settle and they will load. This phenomenon is dependent on
your system resources. You can also set the amount of memory space for image buffering under
Options->More Options->Advanced.
To flip to the Overview Page:
1. Click FlipTo on the menu bar.
2. Click Overview.
To flip to Contents Page:
1. Click FlipTo on the menu bar.
2. Click Contents.
To flip to the First Page:
1. Click FlipTo on the menu bar.
2. Click First Page.

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To flip to the Index Page:


1. Click FlipTo on the menu bar.
2. Click Index.
To flip to Front Cover:
1. Click FlipTo on the menu bar.
2. Click Front Cover.
To flip to Back Cover:
1. Click FlipTo on the menu bar.
2. Click Back Cover.
To flip to the previously viewed page(s):
1. Click FlipTo on the menu bar.
2. Click Back.
To flip forward:
1. Click FlipTo on the menu bar.
2. Click Forward.
To flip the left page:
1. Click FlipTo on the menu bar.
2. Click Left.
To flip the right page:
1. Click FlipTo on the menu bar.
2. Click Right.
To flip to a certain page:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Click FlipTo on the menu bar.


Click Page No.
The Flip To Page No dialog box will be displayed.
Enter the page you want to flip to and click OK.

To flip to a specific file:


1. Click FlipTo on the menu bar.
2. Click File Name.
3. Type in the file name and click Flip To.
To flip to a bookmarked page:
1. Click Bookmarks on the menu bar.
2. Click Flip To Bookmarked Page.
3. Click the bookmark number that you want to flip to.

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4. You can also flip to a bookmarked page by clicking on a bookmark at the outer edges of the book.
To flip to a marked page:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Click Markers on the menu bar.


Click Flip To Marked Page.
Click the marked page number that you want to flip to.
You can also flip to a marked page by clicking on a marker at the top edge of the book.

You can also use the page edge (thickness of the book), Overview and Table of Contents to flip to a page
quickly.
Page Edge:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Place the cursor at the edge of the side of the book.


A bookmark tab appears at the cursor position (Fig 4.3.1).
Move the cursor slowly until the bookmark tab shows the page number you want.
Click the left mouse button.

Fig 4.3.1 Page Number Indicator


Overview:
1. Click FlipTo on the menu bar.
2. Click Overview.
3. Click the file name of the thumbnail to flip to the desired page.(Fig 4.3.2) (Note: When the cursor
is above the file name, the background will be black and the cursor shape will change to the
shape of a hand.)

Fig 4.3.2 Selecting Thumbnail Title


Table of Contents:
1. Click FlipTo on the menu bar.
2. Click Contents.
3. Click the file name listed in the Table of Contents to flip to the desired page
4.4 Auto Flipping of Pages
With Auto Flip, FlipAlbum Vista automatically flips the pages for you at a fixed time interval. You can
also customize the time interval for the auto flip feature.
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1. Click Tools on the menu bar.


2. Click Auto Flipping.
3. Press any key on the keyboard or click the left mouse on the album to stop the auto flipping.
Note: You can also click the AutoFlip icon to start/stop the auto flipping.
To set the Auto Flipping interval:
1. Click Options on the menu bar.
2. Click Set Auto Flipping. The Auto Flipping Options dialog box will be displayed.
3. You can control the direction of flipping and action at the end of flipping according to your
preference.
4. You can also control the flipping interval by clicking and dragging the scroll button of the flipping
interval slider.
4.5 Flipping Control
You can open the Flipping Control tool bar to help you control how you want to flip your book.
1. Click Tools on the menu bar.
2. Click Flipping Control. The Flipping Control tool bar will be displayed.
3. Click

to flip to the next page and

to flip to the previous page.

4. Click
to flip to the back cover and
to flip to the front cover.
5. You can also click the scroll button and drag it left or right to flip to the page that you want.
With the new multi-page rapid flipping technology, you can have more flipping control.
Flipping Speed:
The flipping speed is dependent on where the click is, i.e., the position of the mouse cursor vertically.
The flipping speed is at its slowest when you click at the bottom of the page (minimum setting in options)
and is at its fastest when you click the book at the top of the page (maximum setting in options). Clicking
elsewhere on the page will give a speed somewhere between these two settings, with the speed varying
gradually from slowest to fastest from the bottom to the top of the page.
To Hold A Page:
When you move your mouse cursor over the lower left/right bottom corners of the book, your mouse
cursor will change to a page-holding cursor
, meaning that a click will enter the hold mode. The
page that enters the hold mode will stick to your mouse cursor so that you can move it left and right to
look at other pages.
With your page held by your mouse cursor, a further left click will pick up a page that is on the opposite
side of the book relative to where your mouse cursor is. Further left clicks will pick up more pages from
the opposite side.
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If you are holding only one page, right clicking will release the page (it will flip to the opposite side of the
book). If you are holding multiple pages, right clicking will release one page at a time (to the opposite
side of the book).
To release all pages that are held (i.e. to get out of hold mode), simply move your mouse cursor to
anywhere outside the book (edge of your monitor screen) and you will return to normal flipping mode.
4.6 Slide Show
The Slide Show feature allows you to present the contents of your book as a slide show, with
FlipAlbum Vista automatically changing the screen to view the next slide. Slide show options such as
the time interval between slides may be set.
To begin the slide show:
1. Click Tools on the menu bar.
2. Click Slide Show to start the slide show.
Note: You may also click the Slide icon instead of using the menu bar.
To stop the slide show, simply click on the screen and select Exit on the pop-up menu. You may also
press the Esc key.
To configure the slide show options:
1. Click Options on the menu bar.
2. Click Set Slide Show. The Set Slide Show Option dialog box will be displayed.
3. You can determine how many pages you want to view per slide by setting the Row and Column
Options.
4. You can select the transition effect you want for each image, show file name, frame and even
select the background color of your slide show.
5. You can also control the inter-slide and inter-screen intervals by clicking and dragging the scroll
button of the interval sliders.
6. Once you have selected your desired options, click OK.
Running a Slide Show of Selected Pages:
Instead of running a slide show of the whole album, you can run the slide show of selected pages.
1. Batch select the pages you want to run the slide show.
2. Click Tools on the menu bar.
3. Click Slide Show to start the slide show.
4.7 Bookmarks
You can add or remove bookmarks from individual pages. In addition, you can also set the type of
bookmark style to be displayed. You cannot add bookmarks to Overview, Contents and Index pages.
To bookmark a page:
1. Click Bookmarks on the menu bar.
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3. Click Left Page to add a bookmark on the left-hand page or Right Page to add a bookmark on
the right-hand page.
4. Enter your bookmark text, and change the color of the bookmark, if desired. Checking the Bold
check box will make bookmark text bold. Click OK.
5. A bookmark appears at the edge of the selected page.
To remove a bookmark from a page:
1. Click Bookmarks on the menu bar.
2. Click Remove.
3. Click Left Page to remove the bookmark on the left-hand page or Right Page to remove the
bookmark on the right-hand page.
4. The bookmark is removed from the selected page.
To select a bookmark style:
1. Click Bookmarks on the menu bar.
2. Click Select Bookmark Style and choose Rounded or Triangle, with or without 3-D or
Gradient effect.
3. Change the slope value to determine how rounded or tapered your bookmarks will be, and the
gap value to determine the space between bookmarks.
4. Click OK.
The length of each bookmark is dependent on the length of each bookmark text.
To have bookmarks of equal length:
1. Click Bookmarks on the menu bar.
2. Check Auto Size and the length of the bookmarks will be dependent on the bookmark with the
longest bookmark text.
To edit the text of your bookmark:
1. Add a bookmark by following the steps described above.
2. Right click on the bookmark on the side of the page and click Edit.
3. Type in the desired bookmark name and click OK.
To clear all bookmarks:
1. Click Bookmarks on the menu bar.
2. Click Clear All Bookmarks.
4.8 Markers
You can add or remove markers from individual pages. These markers could be used as temporary
bookmarks while you edit your album. They will appear on top of the album pages.
To add markers to a page:
1. Click Markers on the menu bar.
2. Click Add.
3. Click Left Page to add a marker on the left-hand page or Right Page to add a marker on the
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4. A marker appears at the top of the selected page.


To remove a marker from a page:
1. Click Markers on the menu bar.
2. Click Remove.
3. Click Left Page to remove the marker on the left-hand page or Right Page to remove the
marker on the right-hand page.
4. The marker is removed from the selected page.
To clear all markers:
1. Click Markers on the menu bar.
2. Click Clear All Markers.
4.9 Previewing Images
To view a picture in full screen mode:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Click
Click
Click
Click

FlipTo on the menu bar.


Overview.
the thumbnail of the picture you want to preview.
the left mouse button, or press the space bar or Esc key to go back to the book.

You may either preview your pictures by clicking on the thumbnails at the overview page:
1. Right click the picture you want to preview.
2. Select Preview/Play from the context menu.
3. Click the left mouse button, or press the space bar or Esc key to go back to the book.
Note: Pressing the space bar when the mouse pointer is above the picture will also allow you to

preview your picture.

4.10 Playing Music


When a music file is inserted, the music object image (Fig 4.10.1) will appear on the page. To preview:
1. On the album page, move your mouse cursor over the music object you want to preview.
2. The mouse cursor will change into a black music note. Click on the music object and the music
will play in the background.
3. Click the left mouse button or press any key to stop the music.

Fig 4.10.1 Music Object


4.11 Previewing Video
When a video file is inserted, the video object image (the first frame of the video) will appear on the
page (Fig 4.11.1). To preview:

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1. On the album page, move your mouse cursor over the video icon at the left bottom corner of the
video frame.
2. Your mouse cursor will change into a green play button. Click your left mouse button and the
video will play.
3. A set of video control buttons (Fig 4.11.2) will appear below the video object.
4. Click the left mouse button to stop the video.

Fig 4.11.1 Video Object

Fig 4.11.2 Video Control Buttons


Note: If you video object image shows a black screen, it is likely that the first frame of the video is
blank.
4.12 Sorting Pages
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2.
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Click View on the menu bar.


Click Sort Pages and select either By Name or By File Date or By Creation Date.
Your pages would be sorted accordingly.
If you want to sort in descending order, select Descending before repeating the above steps.

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4.13 Viewing FlipBooks


FlipAlbum can be used to view FlipBooks either online or offline. FlipBooks (OPF files) are created when
you perform a File > Save As of your album. You can also create FlipBooks and host them on web sites
for others to view them. One such site is www.fliplibrary.com.
To view a FlipBook:
1. Click File on the menu bar.
2. Click Open Book. The Open A Book Dialog box will be displayed.
3. You can either open a FlipBook from your local hard drive or at a certain web address by typing
for example, c:/mypics/summer.opf or http://www.fliplibrary.com/home.opf.
4. You can also click the Browse button to navigate to the folder in your hard drive that contains
your FlipBooks.
5. Click OK once you have entered the path or web address.
6. While viewing the online FlipBooks, you can stop or refresh the online streaming of the pages by
clicking View on the menu bar and click Stop or Refresh.
Tip: Click on the menu Favorites > www.fliplibrary.com > search or Favorites >

www.fliplibrary.com > home to find and view flipbooks on the Internet.


4.14 Printing
To print one page or a range of pages:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Turn to the page you want to print.


Click File on the menu bar.
Click Print and select Left Page, or Right Page, or All Pages.
A Print Page dialog box will be displayed (Fig 4.14.1 and Fig 4.14.2). The box displayed will
depend on whether you selected Left Page/Right Page or All Pages.
5. Click OK to print or click Printer Setup to change printer settings.

Fig 4.14.1 Print Page Dialog Box

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Fig 4.14.2 Print All Pages Dialog Box


To print an image on a single page:
1. Turn to the page you want to print.
2. Move your mouse cursor over the image you want to print, click your right mouse button and
select print. The Print Photos dialog box will be displayed (Fig 4.14.3).
3. Under Print Selection, select Single Picture or Use Print Template.
4. If you want to print on a template, click on the drop-down list and select the desired template.
The type of template you can select depends on whether your printer paper orientation setup is
in portrait or landscape.
5. Click Print.

Fig 4.14.3 Print Photos Dialog Box

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4.15 Resizing the Book


An opened book can be resized using the usual mechanisms provided for resizing a window, such as by
clicking the restore button on the top right corner of the window in which the book appears or by
dragging on the bottom right corner of the window.
4.16 Opening More Than One Album
More than one book can be opened simply by launching another FlipAlbum window.
Note: The number of books that can be opened depends on the computer system's resources.
4.17 Deleting a Folder
Deleting a folder will remove the folder, subfolders and all the files in it.
To delete a folder:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Click Folder.
Click Delete Folder. The Select a folder to be deleted dialog box will be displayed.
Navigate and select the folder you wish to delete.
Click Delete. You will be given a warning, asking you to confirm whether you really want to
delete the folder.
5. If you do not want the delete folder to be placed in the recycle bin, click the Do not move to
Recycle Bin check box.
6. Click Yes to delete or No to cancel.
Note: If your recycle bin is configured to be disabled, you will not be prompted and your folders and

files will not be placed in the recycle bin. They will be permanently deleted.

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5. Folder Operations
5.1 Copying a File
You can copy an image file or multiple image files from one folder into your currently opened folder:
1. Click Folder on the menu bar and click Copy From. The following dialog box will be displayed.
2. Navigate to the folder you want to copy the image from.
3. Click on the filename of the image to be copied (a preview thumbnail of the image appears). If
you want to select several files at the same time, hold down the Control (Ctrl) key or Shift key
while making your selections.
4. Click Open to confirm, or Cancel to discard.
Note: You may also click on the Copy icon instead of clicking on the menu items.
5.2 Saving a File in a Different Format
Image files can be saved in different formats and in folders of your choice.
To save a file in a different format:
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

Click Folder on the menu bar.


Click Save As.
Click Left Page or Right Page. The Save file as dialog box will be displayed.
Under Save In, navigate to the folder you want to save the image.
At File name, enter a file name.
Select Save as type for the image to be saved in.
Select Bits per pixel (if applicable) for the image to be saved.
Select Quality factor for the image to be saved in, if you are saving the file in JPEG format.
Click Save to confirm, or Cancel to discard.

5.3 Moving a File


To move an image file from the current folder to another folder:
1. Click Folder on the menu bar.
2. Click Move To and then Left Page or Right Page. The Select a folder to move files into dialog
box will be displayed.
3. Navigate to the folder you want to move the image.
4. Select Remove the pictures from book if you do not want the pictures in the book anymore.
Select Keep the pictures and link to new location of files if you still want to keep the
pictures in the book.
5. Click Move to confirm, or Cancel to discard.
5.4 Renaming a File
To rename an image file in the current opened folder:
1. Click Folder on the menu bar.
2. Click Rename.
3. Click on Left Page or Right Page accordingly. The Select a new name dialog box will be
displayed.

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4. Enter the desired new name of the file.


5. Click Rename to confirm, or Cancel to discard.
To rename an image file at Overview/Contents/Index Pages:
1. Move your mouse cursor over the filename that you want to rename.
2. Click your right mouse button and click Rename.
3. Type in the new filename and click the left mouse button or press enter.
5.5 Deleting a File
To delete an image file in the current folder:
1. Click on Folder on the menu bar and then click Delete.
2. Click on either Left Page or Right Page accordingly. The Warning dialog box will be displayed.
3. If you do not want the deleted file to be placed in the recycle bin, click the Do not move to
Recycle Bin check box.
4. Click Yes to delete or No to cancel.
Note: Deleting either the left page or right page will permanently delete those album page files from

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6.1 Using the Right Mouse Button
Depending on the position of your cursor, you can use the right mouse button to gain quick access to the
various menu functions:
Right Click On Object:

Fig 6.1.1 Object Right Click Context Menu


Zoom Object: View an object in full screen mode
Information: Display information about the object of the current page
Cut Selection: Move the current object to the clipboard
Copy Selection: Copy the current object to the clipboard
Paste: Paste from the clipboard
Delete Selection: Delete selected object from the page
Edit: Edit the current image in FlipAlbum Image Editor (for image only)
Rotate: Rotate the current image (for image only)
Size Change: Change the size of the current image (for image only)
Effects: Make image transparent, add a 3-D or shadow effect, frame or crop shape to your image
Set Link: Link the current object to another page, file or URL
Align: Align the object relative to the page
Auto Format: Alignment and Size Change for multiple objects. Disabled for single object
Bring To Front: Bring the object to the front of another object or annotation
Send To Back: Send the object to the back of another object or annotation
Print: Print the current object
Save Picture As: Save the current picture as a different file
Set As Wallpaper: Set the desired image as wallpaper of your desktop
Move Picture File: Move the current picture to another location (for image only)
Rename Picture File: Rename the current picture file (for image only)
Delete Picture File: Delete the current picture from your hard drive (for image only)

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Right Click On Page:

Fig 6.1.2 Page Right Click Context Menu


Zoom Page: View the page in full screen mode
Information: Display information about the object of the current page
Bookmarks: Add or remove a bookmark
Markers: Add or remove a marker
FlipTo: Flip to the front or back cover, Overview, Contents, Index or first page
Cut Page: Move the current page to the clipboard
Copy Page: Copy the current page to the clipboard
Paste: Paste from the clipboard
Paste Special: Paste an object in a different file format that is supported by the clipboard
Insert Page: Insert a new blank page
Delete Page: Delete page from book
Print Page: Print the current page
Annotate: Annotate the current page
Multi-Media Object: Insert multi-media objects
Centerfold: Set the view of the current page from 2-page mode to centerfold mode
Page Properties: Set the page background, position and audio
Batch Select: Select more than one page
Batch Deselect: Deselect more than one selected page
Auto Flipping: Turn on auto flipping
Window Frame: Turn on display of a Window frame around FlipAlbum
Exit: Exit the program

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Right Click On Annotation:

Fig 6.1.3 Annotation Right Click Context Menu


Cut Selection: Move selected annotation to the clipboard
Copy Selection: Copy selected annotation to the clipboard
Delete Selection: Delete selected annotation
Effects: Set as transparent, translucent or background color for the annotation
Edit Annotation: Opens annotation in edit mode and also opens annotation bar
Set Link: Link the annotation to another page, file or URL
Align: Align the annotation box relative to the page
Auto Format: Alignment and Size Change for multiple objects (disabled for single object)
Bring To Front: Bring the annotation to the front of an object
Send To Back: Send the annotation to the back of an object

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Right Click On Overview Thumbnails/Contents/Index:

Fig 6.1.4 Overview/Content Page/Index Right Click Context Menu


Preview/Play: View the page in full screen mode
Information: Display information about the object of the current page
Bookmarks: Add or remove a bookmark
Markers: Add or remove a marker
FlipTo: Flip to the front or back cover, Overview, Contents, Index or first page
Cut Page: Move the current page to the clipboard
Paste: Paste from the clipboard
Delete Page: Delete page from book
Move Page: To move the page to a another folder
Rename: To rename the page filename
Rotate: Rotate the image
Size Change: Change the size of the current image
Effects: Add a 3-D or shadow effect, frame or crop shape to your image
Page Properties: Set the page background, position and audio
Print Page: Print the page
Hide: Hide an entry in the Overview, Contents or Index Pages

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Batch Select: Select more than one page


Batch Deselect: Deselect more than one selected page
Select All: Select all the pages
Deselect All: Deselect all the pages
Auto Flipping: Turn on auto flipping
Window Frame: Turn on display of a Window frame around FlipAlbum
6.2 Batch Operations
Batch selection allows the user to do specific operations on multiple image files at the same time. Batch
operations are available at the Overview/Contents/Index Pages and individual pages.
6.2.1 Batch Operations at Overview/Contents/Index Pages
To perform batch operations on the thumbnails, contents page or index page entries, the thumbnails and
entries need to be batch selected first.
1. Click each thumbnail/entry to be selected keeping the <Ctrl> key pressed on the keyboard. Or
2. Press the <Ctrl> key and click on a thumbnail/entry to mark the start of the selection. Then with
the <Shift> key depressed, click on the thumbnail/entry to mark the end of the selection. All the
thumbnails/entries between the first and second click will be selected, indicated by the
highlighted file names. Or
3. Right click each thumbnail/entry to be selected and click Batch Select from the displayed
options. Repeat steps for other thumbnails/entries as required. Or
4. Right click any thumbnail/entry and click Select All from the displayed options to select all
thumbnails/entries.
To batch select/deselect pages on album pages:
1. Right click on the margin of the page you wish to select.
2. Click Batch Select on the context menu that appears.
The page has been selected, indicated by
batch selection.

at the status bar. The Overview page will also indicate the

The following batch operations can be performed:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

Cut Selection: Moves the selected files to the Clipboard


Move Files To: Moves the selected files to a different directory.
Delete Selection: Deletes the selected pages.
Rotate: Rotates the selected images.
Size Change: Resamples and changes the size of the selected images.
Effects: Add effects like 3D/Shadow, crop shape and frame.
Page Properties: Change the page background, page position and page audio.
Hide: Hide the thumbnails and corresponding entries in Contents and Index Pages.
Send As Email: Emails the selected files.

Note: Certain operations like Rotate and Size Change cannot be performed on .flp pages (ie with

multiple images, annotations etc).

6.2.2 Batch Operations on Album Pages


Similarly batch operations can be carried out on objects on the album pages.

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To select multiple objects on page:


1. Click the Select icon to enter the select mode.
2. With the <Shift> key depressed, click the objects to be selected.
The following batch operations can be performed:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Cut Selection: Moves the selected files to the Clipboard


Copy Selection: Copies the selected files to the Clipboard
Paste: Paste from the Clipboard
Delete Selection: Deletes the selected objects
Rotate: Rotates the selected objects
Size Change: Resamples and changes the size of the selected images.
Effects: Add effects like 3D/Shadow, crop shape and frame.
Set Link: Set links to the selected objects
Align: Aligns the objects relative to the page
Autoformat: Option to align and resize objects relative to the right-clicked object.

6.3 Cut, Copy & Paste


You can cut, copy and paste pages or objects in a book.
To Cut a Page/Selection:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Flip to the page you want to cut.


Click Edit on the menu bar.
Click Cut and then click Left Page, Right Page or Selection.
The page or the selected object will be cut and stored in the clipboard.

To Copy a Page/Selection:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Flip to the page you want to copy.


Click Edit on the menu bar.
Click Copy and then click Left Page, Right Page or Selection.
The page or the selected object will be copied and stored in the clipboard.

To Paste a Page/Selection:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Flip to the page you want to paste.


Click Edit on the menu bar.
Click Paste.
The page or the selected object stored in the clipboard will be pasted.

Using Paste Special:


Paste Special enables you to convert and paste a copied or cut object into another clipboard support
format.
1. Cut or copy the required object.
2. Click Edit on the menu bar or right click on the page margin.
3. Click Paste Special. Fig 6.3.1 will be displayed.

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4. Select the required option. A description of the result is displayed in the Result section at the
bottom of the dialog.
5. Click OK.
Note: The options displayed in the Paste Special dialog will depend on the content copied into the

clipboard.

6.4 Image Editor


FlipAlbum Vista has a comprehensive set of editing functions to help the user perform advanced picture
editing and enhancements. If you are not familiar with some image editing functions, do not be afraid to
explore and experiment with the powerful features of FlipAlbum's image editor. If you are afraid of
damaging your picture files, simply make copies or back-ups of the files.

Fig 6.4.1 Image Editor


To get into the Image Edit mode in FlipAlbum Vista:
1. Click Edit on the menu bar.
2. Click Image Edit and then Left Page or Right Page (Fig 6.4.1). Alternatively you can right
click on an image and click Edit.
3. Edit your image as required.
4. Save the edited image by selecting the Save As option under the File Menu.
5. Click Exit under the File menu.
A toolbox of image edit icons is provided at the bottom of the image edit screen for quick access to
editing functions.

Fig 6.4.2 Image Editor Toolbar


The following is a list of the icons in the image editor toolbox and their respective functions.

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Image Editor Functions:


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35.

New Image: Creates a new blank image file.


Open Image File: Opens an existing image file for editing.
Save Image: Saves the edited image file.
Print: Prints the image on the edit screen.
Undo: Undo the last edit action.
Copy to Clipboard: Stores the image to the clipboard for later recall.
Paste from Clipboard: Recalls from clipboard the most recently stored image file.
Select Rectangular Region: Selects a region of rectangular shape to edit.
Select Elliptical Region: Selects a region of elliptical shape to edit.
Deselect region: Deselects a selected region.
Crop: Cuts out a selected region (rectangular or elliptical)
Normal View: Provides a view of the picture in the original size.
Zoom In: Enlarges the viewing size of the picture.
Zoom Out: Reduces the viewing size of the picture.
Horizontal Flip: Produces a mirror image of the picture about the horizontal plane.
Vertical Flip: Produces a mirror image of the picture about the vertical plane.
Rotate: Rotates the image. You can select the background color if the degree of rotation is not
in multiples of 90 degrees.
Shear: Slants two specified edges of the picture in parallel. You can select the background color.
Add Text: Adds notes or comments to the picture. Warning: This feature will incorporate the
text into the picture, permanently. If you are not sure about permanently adding text to the
picture, please make back-up copies of the picture files. (Note: Add Text is different from the
Annotate feature.)
Size Change: Changes the size and aspect ratio of the picture.
Image Processing: Applies the following image special effects to enhance the picture: Add
Noise, Average, Sharpen, Median, Posterize, Mosaic.
Filter: Applies the following image filter algorithms to add special effects to the picture: Emboss,
Gradient, Laplacian, Sobel, Prewitt, Line Segment, Shift and Difference.
Negative: Converts the picture to a negative or positive.
Halftone: Converts the picture into bi-level (two levels of display intensity).
Grey Scale: Converts the picture to a Grey scaled image (scaled black/white).
Histogram Equalize: Balances the overall color of the picture across the color spectrum.
Intensity Stretch: Increases the intensity range. It has the effect of making the darker part of
the picture darker and the brighter parts brighter.
Solarize: Changes the blending ratio of the negative and positive image.
Brightness: Changes the overall amount of light in the picture.
Contrast: Changes the degree of difference between the darkest and lightest part of the picture.
Hue: Changes the dominant (color) wavelength of the picture.
Gamma Correction: Changes the intensity ratio, which increases or decreases the contours or
transition between one intensity level and the next. Visually, it has a similar effect of adjusting
brightness and contrast.
Saturation: Creates a result color with the luminance and hue of the base color and the
saturation of the blend color.
Red Eye Removal: Helps reduce the red eye problem in your image.
Tool Bar Position: Toggles the position toolbar between the top or bottom of screen.

6.5 Rotating Images


You can rotate an image to a desired disposition.
1. Flip to the page you want to rotate your image.

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2. Click Edit on the menu bar.


3. Click Rotate and click Left Page -90, Left Page +90, Left Page 180, Right Page -90,
Right Page +90 or Right Page 180.
4. Click Left Page... or Right Page... if you want to select the angle to rotate. The Rotate dialog
box will be displayed.
5. Click and drag the scroll button on the Clockwise Angle slider to determine the angle you want to
rotate your image. Alternatively you can type in the angle of rotation. For anti-clockwise rotation,
type in a "-" sign followed by the angle of rotation.
6. You can also add a background color to the back of the rotated image by clicking on the
Background Color button.
7. Select a color or customize your own color. Click OK to accept the background color.
8. Click OK to accept or Cancel to discard.
To rotate multiple images on the same album page:
1. Select multiple images on the page.
2. Right click on one of the selected images, click Rotate and select Left by 90, Right by 90,
By 180 or By Other Angles.
To rotate multiple pages at Overview/Contents/Index Pages:
1. Flip to the Overview or Contents or Index Page.
2. Select multiple thumbnails or entries.
3. Right click on one of the selected thumbnails or entries, click Rotate and select Left by 90,
Right by 90, By 180 or By Other Angles.
Note: The rotate function will not take effect if any of the selected pages are .flp pages (ie with

multiple images, annotations etc).


6.6 Resizing Images

Resizing Images by Click and Drag:


1. Click Edit on the menu bar and click Select or click the Select icon on the toolbar.
2. Click on an image. The image border will turn into a dotted border (Fig 6.6.1).
3. To resize the image, move the cursor over one of the handles of the image. The cursor will
change into a two-headed arrow. Drag the edge to enlarge or reduce the size of the image.
Note:

1. Resizing the image using click and drag does not change the physical image file. It only
changes how the image will appear in FlipAlbum.
2. To resize the image without keeping the aspect ratio, go to Options->Set Preferences and
uncheck the Keep aspect ratio when resizing objects check box in the General tab.

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Fig 6.6.1 Resizing a Selected Image


Resizing Images By Specifying the Dimensions:
1. Flip to the page you want to resize the picture.
2. Click Edit on the menu bar.
3. Click Size Change and click Left Page or Right Page. The Resize dialog box will be displayed
(Fig 6.6.2).
4. Specify the width and height of the image by typing the dimensions in the Width and Height
text boxes. Alternatively you can specify a value for the image to be a certain percentage of the
original image.
5. To ensure that the image is not distorted, the Keep Aspect check box should be checked.

Fig 6.6.2 Resize Dialog Box


To resize multiple pages at Overview/Contents/Index Pages:
1. Flip to the Overview or Contents or Index Page.
2. Select multiple thumbnails or entries.
3. Right click on one of the selected thumbnails or entries, click Size Change. Fig 6.6.2 will be
displayed.
4. Make the necessary changes and click OK.

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Note: The size change function will not take effect if any of the selected pages are .flp pages with

multiple images, annotations etc.

Resizing images relative to other objects on page:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Flip to the page with multiple objects.


Click Edit on the menu bar and click Select Objects or click the Select icon.
With the <Shift> key depressed, click and select the relevant objects.
Right click on one of the selected objects and select Autoformat. Fig 6.6.3 will be displayed.
Select the Same Width and/or Same Height radio buttons, enter the desired size and click OK.
To make the rest of the objects the same size as the object right-clicked on, simply select the
Same Width and/or Same Height radio buttons and click OK.

Note: The function will take effect relative to the object being right-clicked on.

Fig 6.6.3 Autoformat - Align and Resize


6.7 Positioning Objects
You can arrange images on pages, positioning them as you desire.
1.
2.
3.
4.

Click Edit on the menu bar and click Select Objects or click the Select icon.
Click on an object. The object border will turn into a dotted line (Fig 6.7.1).
Move the cursor over the object. It will change into a hand.
Click and drag the object to the desired location on the page or across the page. While dragging,
crossed arrows will appear at the top of the hand.

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Fig 6.7.1 Positioning an Object


You can also align the objects relative to the page using the alignment function.
To align objects:
1. Right click on your object and select Align.
2. Select Left, Center, Right, Top, Middle or Bottom.
3. Your object will be aligned relative to the page.
Align Left: Aligned to left side of page horizontally
Align Center: Aligned to the center of page horizontally
Align Right: Aligned to right side of page horizontally
Align Top: Aligned to top of page vertically
Align Middle: Aligned to center of page vertically
Align Bottom: Aligned to bottom of page vertically
To align objects relative to other objects on the page:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Flip to the page with multiple objects.


Click Edit on the menu bar and click Select Objects or click the Select icon.
With the <Shift> key depressed, click and select the relevant objects.
Right click on one of the selected objects and select Autoformat. Fig 6.6.3 will be displayed.
Select the relevant radio buttons for both horizontal and vertical alignment, and click OK.

Note: The function will take effect relative to the object being right-clicked on.
6.8 Album Name Change
Customize the name of your album by adding an annotation or editing an existing one to your cover.
To add an annotation on the cover:

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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Click FlipTo on the menu bar.


Click Front Cover
Click Edit on the menu bar.
Click Insert Annotation and click Right Page.
Enter the name of the book you wish to appear on the cover.

To edit an annotation on the cover:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Click FlipTo on the menu bar.


Click Front Cover
Click the right mouse button on the annotation.
Click Edit Annotation on the pop-up context menu.
Make the changes to the name of the book and click outside the annotation box on the page.

6.9 Album Cover Change


There are a few different ways of customizing the cover of your album.
Add Image(s) on Cover:
You may add one image or as many images you want onto the front/back cover.
1.
2.
3.
4.

Click Edit on the menu bar and click Insert Multi-Media Object.
The Insert Multi-Media Objects Browser dialog box will be displayed.
Navigate to the desired folder.
You can view the image files as thumbnails by clicking View as Thumbnail or View as
Filename.
5. Drag and Drop to the cover either the filename or image, depending on which view you have
chosen.
6. Re-position and resize the image as required.
7. Repeat the above steps as necessary.
You may also use the Book Cover property to change the cover to an image of your choice.
1. Click Options on the menu bar and click Set Book Options.
2. Select the Book Cover tab.
3. Under Cover Property, click Browse and navigate to the folder that contains the image that
you want to use for your cover.
4. Select your image. Click Open.
5. Click OK to accept the change of cover.
Using Page Properties for the cover:
1. Right click on the cover and select Page Properties....
2. To change the color of the cover background, click the Choose Color button and select a color.
3. To change the texture of the cover background, click the Browse button, navigate to the folder
containing the desired texture (JPG or BMP), select it and click the Open button.
Note: You may also have a combination of images and annotation on the front cover by using

the above steps and those covered under Section 6.8.

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This option allows you to configure settings for page background, page position and page audio.
To set page properties:
1. Flip to the page you would like to set the properties.
2. Click Edit on the menu bar, click Page Properties and then select Left Page or Right Page.
Alternatively you can right click your mouse on the page.
3. The Set Page Properties dialog box will be displayed.
To set page background:
1. If you want to choose a background color for your page, click the Choose Color button. Select
the color you want and click OK.
2. Click the Browse button if you want to add an image as your background. Navigate to the folder
containing your image, select and click Open.
3. Click OK.
To set the page position:
1. If you select the Centerfold radio button, the page you selected will be displayed in Centerfold
mode.
2. If you select the Always on the left radio button, the page you selected will always be
displayed on the left.
3. If you select the Always on the right radio button, the page you selected will always be
displayed on the right.
4. Leave the selection as No Fixed Side if you are not sure which side your page should be in.
5. Click OK.
To set page audio:
1. Click the Browse button. The Open dialog box will be displayed.
2. Navigate to the directory where you have stored your audio files (MP3, WAV, MID or WMA
formats).
3. Select the audio file you want and click Open to apply the change.
4. Click OK.
5. When you have set a page audio, the icon
will be displayed in the status bar.
To set page properties to multiple pages:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Flip to the Overview page.


Batch select the pages you want to set the same page properties.
Right click on one of the selected thumbnails and select Page Properties.
Set the desired properties and click OK.

Note: Page Properties can also be applied to the Front and Back covers, Overview, Contents and Index

Pages.

6.11 Set Link


This option allows you to set a link (to either an URL or to a page in the album) for an object.

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To set link to an URL for an object:


1. Flip to the page containing the object (image, annotation, video, etc) you want to set link to.
2. With the mouse cursor above the object, click the right mouse button and select Set Link.
3. Click the URL radio button (Fig 6.11.1) and key in the URL, eg http://www.myflipbooks.com. If
you want to set the link to a local file in your hard drive, click the Browse... button, navigate to
the folder, select the file and click Open.
4. Click OK.

Fig 6.11.1 Set Link - URL Dialog Box


To set link to a page for an object:
1. Flip to the page containing the object (image, annotation, video, etc) you want to set link to.
2. With the mouse cursor above the object, click the right mouse button and select Set Link.
3. Click the Page radio button (Fig 6.11.2) and key in the page number you want to link to in your
album.
4. Click OK.

Fig 6.11.2 Set Link - Page Dialog Box


6.12 Effects
Set Transparent
You had always wanted to superimpose a frame or border over your image but the image will be covered.
Now with the Set Transparent feature, you can.
The set transparent feature allows you to pick a color that you want to make transparent. Once the color
is selected, the portion of the image that contains that selected color will become transparent. You can
set as many transparent images on a page as you like.

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To set transparent:
1. Right click on the image and select Transparent.
2. Your mouse cursor will change into an eye dropper with trailing color settings. The
Red/Green/Blue color setting indicates the color to be selected. For example, Red: 255 Green:
255 Blue: 255 refers to the white color (Fig 6.12.1).
3. Once you can decided on the color you want to set transparent, click your left mouse button and
the all the portions of the image that contains that selected color will become transparent.

Fig 6.12.1 Set Transparent


4. With the image transparent, you can now add another image (using Insert Multi-Media Object),
send it to the back to create the superimposed effect (Fig 6.12.2).

Fig 6.12.2 Superimposed Image

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Note: There would be instances where not all the relevant portions of the image become transparent.

This could be due to the different shades of colors used or due to the compression from the original
image to JPG format. This Set Transparent feature would work effectively if you use it on a image that
has been originally designed for transparency.
Set 3D/Shadow Effects
Enhance your images by adding effects to them.
Add 3D Effect:
1. Right click on the picture you want to add the effect to.
2. Select Effects and click 3D.
3. To remove the effect, repeat the same steps and click 3D again.
Add Shadow Effect:
1. Right click on the picture you want to add the effect to.
2. Select Effects and click Shadow.
3. To remove the effect, repeat the same steps and click Shadow again.

Note: You can apply both the 3D and Shadow effect to your images. These effects do not affect your

original image.

Crop Shapes:
FlipAlbum provides cropping shapes for you to enhance the look of your images.
1. Right click on the picture and select Crop Picture.
2. Click Select Crop Shapes (Fig 6.12.3).
3. Select a desired cropping shape and click OK.

Fig 6.12.3 Crop Picture Dialog Box


To remove a cropping shape:
1. Right click on the picture and select Crop Picture.
2. Click Remove Crop Effect.

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Note: This cropping effect does not affect your original image.
You can also create your own crop shape and add it to the program.
1. Use any 3rd party program to create your crop shape and save it as an .EMF format. Be sure to
save it in 2-bit color (black and white).
2. Click the Add Shapes button.
3. Navigate to the folder containing your desired crop shape, select it and click the Open button.
Your shape will be added to the existing shapes.
Set Frame
You can now add a frame around your image without having to use a third-party image editing tool.
To add a frame around your image:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

Right click on your image and select Set Frame.


Select Add/Edit Frame to add a frame. The Set Frame dialog box will be displayed (Fig 6.12.4).
Select a frame type by clicking one of the 6 options shown.
Set the width of the frame (4 to 30) by increasing/decreasing the value of Frame Width.
Choose either a square or round frame corner and set the corner radius (0 to 30) by
increasing/decreasing the value of Corner Radius.
To change the color of the frame, make your selections for the frame and shadow color by
clicking on the color shown.
Click OK.
To make changes after you have added a frame, repeat steps 1 to 7.
To remove the frame, right click on the image, select Set Frame and select Remove Frame.

Fig 6.12.4 Set Frame Dialog Box

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Note: Please note that not all the effects can co-exist.

Transparent
3D
Shadow
Crop Shape
Add Frame

Transparent
No
No
No
Yes

3D
No
Yes
No
Yes

Shadow
No
Yes
No
No

Crop Shape
No
No
No
No

Add Frame
Yes
Yes
No
No
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6.13 Find Text


You can use this find function to search for text that appears in the annotation boxes of the album.
To find text:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Click Edit.
Click Find. The Find dialog box will be displayed.
Key in the text that you want to find.
Check the Match whole word only or Match case check boxes to narrow your search.
Click Find Next. If the text is found, it will flip to the page that contains the text.
Continue to click Find Next until the search is over.

Note: This find function will search only in one direction, ie, from the page you initiate the search till the

end of the album. To search the whole album, initiate the find function at the beginning of the album.
6.14 Set As Wallpaper
1. Right click on the picture and select Set As Wallpaper.
2. Click Center, Stretch or Tile.
3. Your picture will become the wallpaper of the computer desktop.
6.15 Drag and Drop Objects Onto Page

Dragging and dropping an object on another object (through the Insert Multimedia Object function or
from Windows Explorer) will result in different actions:
Drag and Drop Image onto Image:
You will be prompted to replace the existing image. If you select No, your new image will be inserted on
top of the existing image.
Drag and Drop Image onto Annotation:
You will be prompted to set the image as the annotation's link, meaning when you click on the annotation,
your default image viewer will open the image. If you select No, your new image will be inserted on top
of the annotation.

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Drag and Drop Image onto Audio:


You will be prompted to replace the audio file and the audio will become the images link, meaning when
you click on the image, your default audio player will play the audio file. If you select No, your new image
will be inserted on top of the audio.
Drag and Drop Audio to Image:
You will be prompted to set the audio as the images link, meaning when you click on the image, your
default audio player will play the audio file. If you select No, your new audio will be inserted on top of the
image.
Drag and Drop Audio to Annotation:
You will be prompted to set the audio as the annotations link, meaning when you click on the annotation,
your default audio player will play the audio file. If you select No, your new audio will be inserted on top
of the annotation.
Drag and Drop Audio to Audio:
You will be prompted to replace the existing audio. If you select No, your new audio will be inserted on
top of the existing audio.

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7.1 Setting Email Options
Open your online book you want to share with your friends, e.g., www.fliplibrary.com/home.opf.
1. Click File on the menu bar.
2. Click Send As Email.
3. If the book you want to email is not an online book (already uploaded to a hosting site), the
Information dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.1.1), warning you that the offline book has to be
uploaded first before it can be sent and viewed by others.
4. If you want to upload your book, click the Upload button (refer to Section 7.5 Uploading Your
Book to Web).
5. If your book is an online book, then FlipAlbum Vista will launch your default email program (Fig
7.1.2).
6. The URL of the online book and download information for the free FlipViewer will be appended
in your email. Proceed as you would with a normal email.
7. Send your email.

Fig 7.1.1 Information Dialog Box

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Fig 7.1.2 Send Email Example


7.2 Off-line Browsing
To download FlipBooks for off-line browsing:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Open the online FlipBook you want to download, e.g. www.fliplibrary.com/home.opf


Click File on the menu bar.
Click Save As. The Save As dialog box will be displayed.
Navigate to the folder where you want to save your new book.
Enter a filename for your new book.
Select Book, Complete (*.opf file + contents) in the Save as type list box.
Click Save.

7.3 Favorites
You can select pages as your favorites. The links to these pages will be listed in the Favorites pull-down
menu.
To add a page to favorites:
1. Click Favorites on the menu bar and select Add To Favorites.
2. Select the Left Page or Right Page as your favorite. The Add to Favorites dialog box will be
displayed.
3. Change the name if desired, by typing it in the Name text box.
4. Click Add to add the page to your favorites list. The link to this page is now listed in the
Favorites pull-down menu.
When you have selected favorite pages, you can organize them.
To Delete and Rename a page:
1. Click Favorites on the menu bar and select Organize Favorites. The Organize Favorites dialog
box will be displayed.
2. Select a page in the list. The page address (URL) will be displayed.

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3. Click Delete to remove this page from your favorites list or click Rename to give it a more
meaningful name.
4. If you click Rename, the Rename dialog box will be displayed. Enter the new name and click
Rename.
5. Click Close when you finish organizing your favorites list.
7.4 Sharing With the Public
To share your book with the public:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Open your online book to share with the public.


Click File on the menu bar.
Click Add Book to www.fliplibrary.com to register your book in FlipLibrary.
Your default web browser will be displayed.
Follow the web page instructions to enter your book information.
Click Submit.

Note: Only online books can be added to www.fliplibrary.com.


7.5 Uploading to Web Sites
1. Open the book you want to upload to a web site.
2. Click File on the menu bar and click Upload to Web... or click the Upload icon.
3. The Upload dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.5.1).

Fig 7.5.1 Upload Dialog Box


For New Users
If you are a new user you can upload your book to a free web site:
1. Click New User to continue.
2. Follow the web site instructions to register for your web space.
3. After registration, close your web browser and go back to the Upload dialog box and then click
Next. The Login - Free Hosting Sites dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.5.2).

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Fig 7.5.2 Login - Free Hosting Sites Dialog Box


For Advanced Users With FTP Sites:
1. Select Advanced Option - Other FTP Sites radio button in the Upload dialog box. The Login Other FTP Sites dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.5.3).
2. Enter the URL of your FTP site, e.g. ftp.abc.com. Note: URLs vary according to site. You may
have to enter the URL without any ftp or http prefix e.g. abc.com.
3. Enter the folder name (available on your site), if any. Note: Many sites use the user name that
appears in your email address at the beginning e.g. ~johnlim and files are stored in the folder
public_html.
4. Enter the user name and password.
5. Click Next to upload your book.
Note: You have to check with the FTP site if it accepts .OPF file as the mime type.

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Fig 7.5.3 Login - Other FTP Sites Dialog Box


Optimization of Files for Upload:
If the files used in your album are of reasonably large sizes, you may want to optimize them for faster
uploading and easier viewing.
1. At Fig 7.5.1, click the Optimization button. Fig 7.5.4 will be displayed.
2. To resize the images, select any of the Small, Medium or Large radio buttons.

Fig 7.5.4 Upload Optimization Dialog Box


As you upload, the Upload Status dialog (Fig 7.5.5) will be shown. The whole process may take some
time, depending on the number of objects and their respective file sizes.

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Fig 7.5.5 Upload Status Dialog Box


After uploading, you will be asked to view your uploaded book, email to your friends, add your online
book to favorite and add your book to FlipLibrary (Fig 7.5.6). Tick the desired check boxes and click Next.

Fig 7.5.6 Upload - Complete Dialog Box


Note: This section is applicable to FlipAlbum Vista Suite and Pro users only
7.6 Export Album to CD
Albums can be exported onto a CD using the FlipAlbum Vista Suite/Pro. Anyone who receives the
FlipAlbum CD can simply pop it into the CD-ROM drive and view it instantly without downloading or
installing any software.
To export the current Album onto a CD (Single Album on CD):
1. Open an album you want to export onto a CD.
2. Click CD Maker on the menu bar and click Create Album CD.
3. The Create Album CD dialog box will be displayed. (Fig 7.6.1).

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Fig 7.6.1 Create Album CD Dialog Box


4. Select Create a new Album CD radio button and select Single Album on CD. Click OK.
5. The Create a new CD Folder dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.6.2). You need to create a folder
to contain all the relevant files to be burned onto the CD.

Fig 7.6.2 Create a new folder Dialog Box


6. Navigate to the desired location (Eg C:\) and type in the new folder name (eg. AlbumCD).
7. Click Create. Your folder will be created and your album will be exported to the folder you have
just created (eg C:\AlbumCD).
8. The Album CD Options Menu dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.6.3).

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Fig 7.6.3 Album CD Options Menu Dialog Box


9. Click Set Album Options if you want to change some settings to your album. The Set Album
Options dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.6.4).

Fig 7.6.4 Set Album CD Options - Settings Dialog Box


Note: The Security tab in Fig 7.6.4 and 7.6.5 is only available for FlipAlbum Vista Pro only.
Settings:
10. You can change settings for start with autoflip, album opened and window frame by checking the
relevant boxes. When the Start with Auto Flip is selected, you can control the direction/action
at end of flipping and the autoflip interval. You can also define whether the first page will be on
the left, right or any page.
General:
11. Click the General tab if you want to set splash screen, font embedding and web-related
information. The General Tab dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.6.5).

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Fig 7.6.5 Set Album CD Options - General Dialog Box


12. You can add a splash screen that will appear after the Album CD is popped into the CD-ROM
drive. The splash screen can be any JPG or BMP image (eg company logo). Select the Start with
splash screen for check box and click the Picture button.
13. Navigate to the folder containing the splash screen that you have created, select it and click
Open.
14. Select the number of seconds (1 - 100 seconds) you would want your splash screen to remain on
screen before your album appears.
15. If you have used some fancy fonts in your album and suspect others who view your AlbumCD
may not have those fonts, check the Embed True Type Fonts check box. FlipAlbum Vista
Suite/Pro will embed the fonts onto the AlbumCD and your viewers will be able to see the same
fancy fonts you used.
16. To add your Company name and Web URL to the book background of your album, simply key in
the relevant information. If you want the Company name and Web URL to be used for future
album CDs, select the Use these settings in future Album CD check box. (Only for
FlipAlbum Vista Pro)
Note: Only true type fonts and those that fonts that provides the rights for embedding will be
embedded onto the AlbumCD.
Set Album Title:
17. To change the album title that will appear on the Windows title bar on the album CD, click Set
Album CD Title, type the title and click OK.
Security:
18. Only for FlipAlbum Vista Pro, you would be able to add security control features to your
albums and album CD. These control features will be elaborated in Section 7.9 Security Control
Features.
19. Click OK once you are done with the settings. The Album CD Options Menu dialog box (Fig 7.6.3)
will be displayed again.
Preview Album CD:
20. To preview the album, click Preview Album CD. Once done with the preview, close the album
and the Album CD Options Menu dialog box (Fig 7.6.3) will be displayed again.
21. Click Next. The Burn CD Information dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.6.6).

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Fig 7.6.6 Burn CD Information Dialog Box


Burn CD:
22. Launch your CD writing software, eg Easy CD Creator, or Nero.
23. Using your CD writing software, navigate to the folder that you have exported your album to (eg
C:\AlbumCD) and copy the 2 folders and 2 files (FlipAlbumCD, MacCDViewer.app, Autorun, start)
onto the CDR.
Note: You may not want to copy the folder MacCDViewer.app onto the CDR if your recipients of the

album CDs are using PCs and not Macs.


Burn to CD:

You will see the Burn to CD button only if FlipAlbum Vista Suite/Pro detects that your PC has Nero
Burning ROM 5.5 or higher installed (Fig 7.6.6). By clicking the button, you will be able to directly create
an album CD. You will be prompted with Fig 7.6.7 to remind you to put an empty CD-R/RW disc into the
CD Writer.

Fig 7.6.7 Insert CD-R/RW Disc Prompt


AlbumCD for Mac:
With FlipAlbum Vista Suite/Pro, the album CDs you create can now run on the Mac as well. The Mac
user simply needs to pop the album CD into the CD ROM drive, double click the CD icon, and launch the
MacCDViewer to view the album(s).

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Note: Not all the features found on the PC version of FlipAlbum Vista Suite/Pro are supported in the

Mac. The features not supported in the Mac will either be ignored or not displayed. These include:
1. Files formats like TIF, WMF, ICO, PCX, PCD, PSD, MP3, AVI, MPG, WMA and WMV will be
ignored.
2. Bookmarks and markers will not be displayed.
3. Set link function not supported.
4. No page audio.
5. No book binders.
6. No Window Frame mode not supported.
7. Cropped shape effect not supported.
8. Hidden entries in Overview, Contents and Index Pages will not be hidden.
9. Book starting with non-standard flipping direction (ie from left to right) not supported.
10. Cover overhang will not be displayed.
11. Cannot activate slideshow.
12. Default margins of 2% will be used even if margins are set to zero.
Note: There may also be incompatibility between the fonts used in the PC and Mac. As such, font

substitution may take place when the AlbumCD is run on a Mac. You may want to use normal size fonts
and avoid annotating the whole page.
Note: This section is applicable to FlipAlbum Vista Suite and Pro users only
7.7 Export Multi-Albums to CD
With FlipAlbum Vista Suite/Pro, you can export more than 1 album onto the same CD. If you only
intend to export one album onto the CD, you have the choice of following the instructions described in
Section 7.6 Export Album to CD or follow the instructions in this section. You can only export multiple
albums if you have previously saved these albums (.OPF files) in your hard drive. Your albums will be
displayed on a book shelf for selection.
To export multi-albums to CD:
1. Click CD Maker on the menu bar and click Create Album CD.
2. The Create Album CD dialog box will be displayed. (Fig 7.7.1).

Fig 7.7.1 Create Album CD Dialog Box

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3. Select Create a new Album CD radio button and select Multiple Albums on CD. If you do
not want to add the current opened album as one of the albums to be exported onto the CD,
uncheck the Add Current Album check box. Click OK.
4. The Create a new CD Folder dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.7.2). You need to create a folder
to contain all the relevant files to be burned onto the CD.

Fig 7.7.2 Create a new CD Folder Dialog Box


5. Navigate to the desired location (Eg C:\) and type in the new folder name (eg. AlbumCD).
6. Click Create. Your folder will be created and your album will be exported to the folder you have
just created (eg C:\AlbumCD).
7. If you have opted to add the current album to the CD, that album will be saved into the folder
you just created.
8. You will next see the Book Shelf Options (Fig 7.7.3).
Note: If you only have 1 album exported to the CD, the book shelf will not appear, even if you have

configured the book shelf options.

Fig 7.7.3 Bookshelf Options Dialog Box


9. Select the number of layers per shelf (between 1 to 6).

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10. Select the number of albums per layer (between 2 to 10).


11. To select a background for your book shelf, click the Background button. Navigate to the folder
that contains the background image (JPG or BMP file) and click Open.
12. To select a different color book shelf, click the BookShelf Style button.
13. Click OK once you have configured your book shelf.
Once your Book Shelf options are defined, you will need to follow the next three steps to export your
albums on to the CD. These steps are described on the bottom right hand corner of your FlipAlbum
Vista Suite/Pro screen.
14. Navigate to the folder that contains all your albums to be exported. If your albums are in
different folders, you will have to repeat this step accordingly.
15. Drag and drop the album definition files (.OPF file) from the top right window to the bottom
window (Fig 7.7.4). FlipAlbum Vista Suite/Pro will copy all the relevant files into the folder that
you created earlier (eg C:\AlbumCD).

Fig 7.7.4 Drag and Drop Multiple Albums


16. To add security controls to your CD or albums, refer to Section 7.9 Security Control Features.
(For FlipAlbum Vista Pro only)
17. Click View on the menu bar and click Preview to preview your book shelf before exporting them
onto the CD.
18. All your albums will be displayed on the book shelf with the front cover identifying each different
album (Fig 7.7.5). Moving your mouse cursor over the album will also reveal the album name.
19. You may rearrange the albums into the different layers of the book shelf by drag and drop.
20. You may also annotate the name of each layer of the shelf by clicking on the layer.

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Fig 7.7.5 Book Shelf Preview


21. To preview each album, double click on the album and it will launch itself.
22. Once your have completed your preview, click X to exit. You are now ready to export your
albums onto the CD.
23. Launch your CD writing software.
24. Navigate to the folder that you created earlier (eg C:\AlbumCD)
25. Follow the instructions as shown in Fig 7.7.6. These instructions can be obtained by clicking the
Burn CD icon.

Fig 7.7.6 Burn CD Information Dialog Box


Note: This section is applicable to FlipAlbum Vista Suite and Pro users only
7.8 Open Existing Album CD
If you have previously created a folder with albums to be exported onto the CD, you can add more
albums by:
1. Click CD Maker on the menu bar and click Create Album CD.
2. The Create Album CD dialog box will be displayed. (Fig 7.8.1).

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Fig 7.8.1 Create Album CD Dialog Box


3. Select the Open an Existing Album CD radio button to open a previously saved CD session.
Uncheck the Add Current Album check box if you do not want to add the current opened
album into the CD session.
4. Click the Browse button if your session is not found in the drop-down list. Navigate to the folder
that contains the session you have previously saved, select the FlipAlbumCD.mcd file and click
Open. Click OK.
5. Proceed as necessary following the steps described in Section 7.7 Export Multi-Albums to CD.
Note: This section is applicable to FlipAlbum Vista Pro users only
7.9 Security Control Features
FlipAlbum Vista Pro comes with many security control features that you can set for your albums and
CDs that you distribute for commercial purposes.
Creating Single Album on CD:
1. Following the steps in Section 7.6, you should arrive at Fig 7.9.1.

Fig 7.9.1 Album CD Options Menu Dialog Box

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2. Click Set Album Settings. The Set Album CD Options dialog box will be displayed.
3. Click the Security tab (Fig 7.9.2).

Fig 7.9.2 Set Album CD Options - Security Dialog Box


There are two types of security control, one applying to the whole CD while the other applying only to
the album.
Password Protect the CD:
1. When Password protect the CD is checked, all the pictures in the albums exported onto the
CD will be encrypted (the Encrypt all albums on CD setting is grayed out). You will need to
specify a password that will allow the recipient of your CD to view the albums (Fig 7.9.3).
2. If you do not want the recipient to print or save your pictures, uncheck the User will be
allowed to Print & Save pictures check box. The pictures on the albums will remain
encrypted on the CD.

Fig 7.9.3 Password Protection & CD Expiration Settings


Expiration of CD by Absolute Date/No of Days (referenced to first play):
3. You can set an absolute expiration date to the CD by checking Expiration of CD by and
selecting Absolute Date. You need to set the date by changing the relevant Year, Month and
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4. You can set the absolute number of days (1 to 100) before the CD expires by checking
Expiration of CD by and selecting No of Days (referenced to first play).
Encrypt all Albums on CD:
5. Checking Encrypt all Albums on CD (without setting Password Protection) will encrypt all the
pictures and albums on the CD. The Encrypt Current Album and User will be allowed to
Print and Save pictures check boxes will also be grayed out, meaning the recipient can view
the album but cannot print or save the pictures. You will then be able to set a watermark for your
images.
Encrypt Current Album:
6. Checking Encrypt Current Album (without setting Password Protection and Encrypting All
Albums) will only encrypt the current album. The User will be allowed to Print and Save
pictures check box will also be grayed out, meaning the recipient can view the album but
cannot print or save the pictures. You will then be able to set a watermark for your images.
Note: If you only wish to encrypt some of the albums on your CD (& leaving the other albums "as is"),

you will need to uncheck the "Encrypting All Albums" option & encrypt each album individually.
Watermarking:

As an added security feature to encryption, you can set a watermark on all the images in the FlipAlbum
CD. The watermarking feature is only available when encryption is turned on. You can either use a
picture or text for your watermark.
Use a Picture as Watermark:
1. With encryption turned on, check the Embedded Watermark check box.
2. The Set Watermark dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.9.4).
3. Click the Browse button to navigate to the folder their contains your picture (only JPEG and BMP
files accepted).
4. Select the desired position for your watermark.
5. Adjust the depth of the watermark by dragging the depth slider button or clicking the left or right
arrow.
6. Click OK.
Use Text for Watermark:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

With encryption turned on, check the Embedded Watermark check box.
The Set Watermark dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.9.4).
Select the Text radio button and enter your text.
Click the Font button to change the font, size, style, color etc.
Click the Rotate angle up or down arrow to rotate the watermark to a desired angle.
Select the desired position for your watermark.
Adjust the depth of the watermark by dragging the depth slider button or clicking the left or right
arrow.
8. Click OK.
To set the picture or text watermark for use in other albums, click the Set As Default button.

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Fig 7.9.4 Set Watermark


Creating Multiple Albums on CD:
Following the steps in Section 7.7, you should arrive at Fig 7.9.5.

Fig 7.9.5 Drag Multiple Albums


The concept of adding security features to multiple albums is similar to the steps described above.
1.
2.
3.
4.

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In the lower window, select the album you want the security settings changed.
Click the Options icon. Alternatively, right click on the album name and select Option.
Follow the rest of the instructions as described above for Creating Single Album on CD.
Repeat the process for other albums if the settings for each album are different.

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Note: Checking either the Password Protection or Encrypt All Albums check boxes will encrypt all

pictures in the albums. If you do not want to encrypt all albums, you have to change the security
settings one album at a time.
Note: This section is applicable to FlipAlbum Vista Suite and Pro users only
7.10 Export Album for TV Viewing

FlipAlbum Vista Suite/Pro comes with the function to export albums for TV viewing. This means you can
now create CDs that can be played on most DVD players and viewed on the TV. FlipAlbum Vista
Suite/Pro provides the tool to export the album to a MPEG movie, AVI or Slide Show and you simply use
your CD writing program to create the CD in the Video CD, Super Video CD or DVD format.
Export
Format
MPEG
AVI

Slide Show

Purpose
Program will convert the album to the MPEG-1/2 formats for you to create Video
CDs, Super Video CDs or DVDs.
Program will convert the album to the AVI format for you to convert it to other video
formats using 3rd Party Tools. You can then create Video CDs, Super Video CDs or
DVDs.
Program will capture the album pages for you to create a Slide Show CD of still
images in the Video CD format.

Note: As the movie exporting process is an CPU-intensive activity, it is recommended that you use a

high speed processor PC for this purpose.


Export Single Album for TV Viewing:

1. Click CD Maker on the menu bar and select Export Album for TV Viewing.
2. The Export Album for TV Viewing dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.10.1).
3. Select the movie format you want to export your album to (MPEG Format, AVI Format or Slide
Show) by clicking the relevant radio button.
4. Whichever movie format you select, click the
button to select the location and name of the
export folder (eg C:\Album MPEG, C:\Album AVI or C:\Album Still).
5. Click OK.

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Fig 7.10.1 Export Album for TV Viewing Dialog Box


Export Album to MPEG Format:
1. At Fig 7.10.1, click the MPEG Format radio button.
2. Click the
button to select the location and name of the export folder (eg C:\Album MPEG)
3. Click OK. The Conversion to MPEG Format dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.10.2).
4. Select the flipping interval of the album by dragging the slider button or clicking the left or right
arrow. This will affect the length of your movie.
5. Select the desired Encoding. (VCD has the lowest quality while DVD has the highest quality. See
note below)
6. Select the desired TV System (NTSC is more commonly used in US and Japan while PAL is more
commonly used in Asia).
7. The estimated time, elapsed time, temporary disk space and estimated CD disk space will be
indicated. The total time taken may depend on the size of your album, whether audio files have
been inserted, and CPU speed.
8. Click Convert. The Conversion to MPEG Format status dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.10.3).
9. Once the conversion to MPEG is completed, the Conversion to MPEG Format Completion dialog
box will be displayed (Fig 7.10.4). The location of the exported MPEG file will be indicated, eg
C:\Album MPEG.
Note:

Format
Resolution
NTSC
- PAL
Video
Compression

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VCD
352 x 240
352 x 288

Super VCD
480 x 480
480 x 576

DVD
720 x 480
720 x 576

MPEG1

MPEG2

MPEG2, MPEG1

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Fig 7.10.2 Conversion to MPEG Dialog Box

Fig 7.10.3 Conversion to MPEG Format Status

Fig 7.10.4 Conversion to MPEG Format Dialog Box


Burn to CD:
If you have chosen the VCD or SVCD encoding for the album, you will see the Burn to CD button if
FlipAlbum Vista Suite/Pro detects that your PC has Nero Burning ROM 5.5 and above installed (Fig
7.10.4). By clicking the button, you will be able to directly create a Video CD or Super Video CD from the
MPEG file you just exported your album to. You will be prompted with Fig 7.10.5 to remind you to put an
empty CD-R/RW disc into the CD Writer.

Fig 7.10.5 Insert CD-R/RW Disc Prompt Dialog Box

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Note:

The following items of the album will not be exported to the MPEG file:
1. Overview, Content and Index Pages
2. Bookmarks and Markers
3. MIDI music files & Page audio
Export Album to AVI Format:
1. At Fig 7.10.1, click the AVI Format radio button.
2. Click the
button to select the location and name of the export folder (eg C:\Album AVI)
3. Click OK. The Conversion to AVI Format dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.10.6).
4. Select the flipping interval of the album by dragging the slider button or clicking the left or right
arrow. This will affect the length of your movie.
5. Select the desired Encoding (VCD has the lowest quality while DVD has the highest quality).
6. Select the desired TV System (NTSC is more commonly used in US and Japan while PAL is more
commonly used in Asia).
7. To convert to AVI without compression, click the Uncompressed radio button, else click the
Compressed radio button.
8. To select different compression format, click the Advanced button and Fig 7.10.7 will be
displayed. Select the Compression Format, Compression Quality and click OK.
9. The estimated time, elapsed time, temporary disk space and estimated CD disk space will be
indicated.
10. Click Convert. The Conversion to AVI Format status dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.10.8).
Note:

1. Audio in album will not be exported. You can add in background music through 3rd Party Tools
when converting to MPEG-2 format.
2. AVI files are extremely large when uncompressed, so you may want to convert your album to a
compressed AVI. Compressors offer a range of "quality" settings. You may want to experiment
with different compressors and different quality settings to decide a good balance between
image quality and file size.
3. Performance is always a factor in deciding how much to compress your images. Test your files
and find a good compromise between quality and size that works for your specific purpose.

Fig 7.10.6 Conversion to AVI Format Dialog Box

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Fig 7.10.7 Video Compression Format Dialog Box

Fig 7.10.8 Conversion to AVI Format Status Dialog Box


10. Once the conversion to AVI is completed, the Conversion to AVI Format Completion dialog box
will be displayed (Fig 7.10.9). The location of the exported AVI file will be indicated, eg C:\Album
AVI.
11. Launch a 3rd Party Tool to convert the AVI file to your desired format, eg MPEG-2 before
creating a Super Video CD or DVD with your CD/DVD writer.

Fig 7.10.9 Conversion to AVI Format Completion Dialog Box


Export Album for Slide Show:
1. At Fig 7.10.1, click the Slide Show radio button.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Click the
button to select the location and name of the export folder (eg C:\Album Still)
Click OK. The Capture Still Pages dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.10.10).
Click Start. The Capture Still Pages status dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.10.11).
Once the export process is completed, the Capture Still Pages Completion dialog box will be
displayed (Fig 7.10.12). The location of the exported still pictures will be indicated, eg C:\Album
Still.
6. To create a Slide Show CD with these captured still pictures, launch a CD writing software that
has the photo slide show function. Create your Video CD from these still pictures.

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Fig 7.10.10 Capture Album Pages Dialog Box

Fig 7.10.11 Capture Album Pages Status Dialog Box

Fig 7.10.12 Capture Album Pages Completion Dialog Box


As with Fig 7.10.4, if FlipAlbum Vista Suite/Pro detects that your PC has Nero Burning ROM 5.5 or
above installed, you will see that the Burn to CD button is now enabled (Fig 7.10.13). This means the
program will burn the still picture slide show to your CD-R/RW using the Nero program after the
capturing of album pages process is completed. You will be prompted with Fig 7.10.5 to remind you to
put an empty CD-R/RW disc into the CD Writer.
If you uncheck the Burn to CD-R/RW directly check box, then you will need to create the Video CD, Super
Video CD or DVD by launching your CD/DVD writer later.

Fig 7.10.13 Capture Album Pages with Nero detected

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Exporting Multiple Albums for TV Viewing:


You can also convert multiple albums to MPEG/AVI/Slide Show formats and create a Video CD with
multiple albums. You can only export multiple albums if you have previously saved these albums (.OPF
files) on your hard drive.
Following the same steps as you would create multi-albums for FlipAlbum CD as explained in Section 7.7,
you should arrive at Fig 7.10.14.

Fig 7.10.14 Exporting Multi-Albums Dialog Box


Export Multiple Albums to MPEG Format:
1. At Fig 7.10.14, click Tools, select Export Album(s) for TV Viewing and click MPEG Format.
Fig 7.10.15 will be displayed.
2. Click the Browse button to change the location of the export folder (eg C:\Album
MPEG\AlbumCD).
3. Select the flipping interval of the album by dragging the slider button or clicking the left or right
arrow. This will affect the length of your movie.
4. Select the desired Encoding (VCD has the lowest quality while DVD has the highest quality).
5. Select the desired TV System (NTSC is more commonly used in US and Japan while PAL is more
commonly used in Asia).
6. The estimated time, elapsed time, temporary disk space and estimated CD disk space will be
indicated. The total time taken may depend on the size of your album, whether audio files have
been inserted, and CPU speed.
7. Click Convert. The Conversion to MPEG Format status dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.10.3).
8. Once all the albums are converted to MPEG format, the Conversion to MPEG Format Completion
dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.10.4). The location of the exported MPEG file will be indicated,
eg C:\Album MPEG\AlbumCD.

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Fig 7.10.15 Export Multi-Albums to MPEG Format Dialog Box


Export Multiple Albums to AVI Format:
1. At Fig 7.10.14, click Tools, select Export Album(s) for TV Viewing and click AVI Format. Fig
7.10.16 will be displayed.
2. Click the Browse button to select the location and name of the export folder (eg C:\Album
AVI\AlbumCD)
3. Select the flipping interval of the album by dragging the slider button or clicking the left or right
arrow. This will affect the length of your movie.
4. Select the desired Encoding (VCD has the lowest quality while DVD has the highest quality).
5. Select the desired TV System (NTSC is more commonly used in US and Japan while PAL is more
commonly used in Asia).
6. To convert to AVI without compression, click the Uncompressed radio button, else click the
Compressed radio button.
7. To select different compression format, click the Advanced button and Fig 7.10.7 will be
displayed. Select the Compression Format, Compression Quality and click OK.
8. The estimated time, elapsed time, temporary disk space and estimated CD disk space will be
indicated.
9. Click Convert. The Conversion to AVI Format status dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.10.8).
10. Once the conversion to AVI is completed, the Conversion to AVI Format Completion dialog box
will be displayed (Fig 7.10.9). The location of the exported AVI file will be indicated, eg C:\Album
AVI\AlbumCD.
11. Launch a 3rd Party Tool to convert the AVI files to your desired format, eg MPEG-2 before
creating a Super Video CD or DVD with your CD/DVD writer.

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Fig 7.10.16 Export Multi-Albums to AVI Format


Export Multiple Albums To Slide Show Format:
1. Capturing of still pages can only take place one album at a time. At Fig 7.10.14, select the first
album to be converted.
2. Click Tools, select Export Album(s) for TV Viewing and click Slide Show. Fig 7.10.10 will be
displayed.
3. Click the Browse button to select the location and name of the export folder (eg C:\Album Still)
4. Click Start. The Capture Still Pages status dialog box will be displayed (Fig 7.10.11).
5. Once the export process is completed, the Capture Still Pages Completion dialog box will be
displayed (Fig 7.10.12)
6. Repeat the above steps with the remaining albums.
Burn MPEG Files to Video CD:
1. Launch your CD writing software.
2. Navigate to the folder that stores the exported MPEG files (eg C:\Album VCD) and copy all the
MPEG files onto the CDR. Ensure you select the Video CD format. For MPEG-2 files, you may
want to select the Super Video CD or DVD format.
Note: Users should take note that the quality of the Video CD albums and viewable on TV will not be as

good as the albums created on FlipAlbum CD viewable on the PC. In order to achieve optimum quality
for the Video CD albums that you create, you may want to design your albums with the following points
in mind.
1. Do not have too many annotations. Text does not look good in the video format.
2. If you do insert annotations, try to avoid fonts with straight edges. Large font sizes are also
encouraged, like point size 28 and above for normal-sized fonts.
3. Try to choose a darker page and book background. This will minimize the flickering effect that
may occur on some TVs.
4. Size of your pictures does matter. Whenever possible, use the centerfold mode for your pictures
so that they will occupy as much of the screen as possible.

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To assist you in understanding the process of burning the MPEG file to the CDR in the Video CD format,
the Nero 7 Premium CD writing software will be used as an example.
Creating Video CD/Super Video CD:
1. Launch Nero Vision. Fig 7.10.17 will be displayed.
2. Select the Make CD... option on the left pane and select Video CD/Super VCD (change the
settings as desired) and Fig 7.10.18 will be displayed. Click the Add Video Files option on the
right pane.
3. At the Open dialog box, navigate to the folder containing your MPEG-1 (eg C:\Album MPEG) and
click the Open button (Fig 7.10.19).
4. You can drag and drop as many MPEG-1 files as you like as long as there is space on the CD.
5. Click the Next button, proceed to do some customization and preview before clicking the Burn
button to create your Video CD/Super Video CD.
Note: For AVI and MPEG-2 files, you can create a Video CD or Super Video CD by following similar

steps.

Fig 7.10.17 Nero Vision Dialog Box

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Fig 7.10.18 Nero Vision Super Video CD Option

Fig 7.10.19 Nero Vision Add Video Dialog Box

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8.1 Book Binder
Many spines are available: multi-ring, 3-ring, hinged, 3D, and metallic colors. The spine can also be
removed to give a notebook feel.
1. Click Options on the menu bar
2. Select Book Binder.
3. Click a spine style.
8.2 Set Book Options
You can set book options like Book Covers, Book Background, Page Backgrounds, Page Margins,
Display Options, Audio Options and some Miscellaneous Options when opening a book.
8.2.1 Book Covers
This option allows you to choose the texture for the cover of your book.
To choose the front cover of your book:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Click Options on the menu bar and then Set Book Options.
Click on the Book Cover tab (Fig 8.2.1).
Click Front Cover under Cover Pages.
Click the Browse button. The Open dialog box will be displayed.
Navigate to the directory where you have stored your front cover image files (JPG format).
Select the image file you want and click Open.
Click OK in the Book Cover tab to apply the change.

To choose the back cover of your book:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Click Options on the menu bar and then Set Book Options.
Click on the Book Cover tab (Fig 8.2.1).
Click Back Cover under Cover Pages.
Click the Browse button. The Open dialog box will be displayed.
Navigate to the directory where you have stored your back cover image files (JPG format).
Select the image file you want and click Open.
Click OK in the Book Cover tab to apply the change.

To change the front cover and back cover of your book quickly:
1. Select one of the textures provided.
2. Click OK in the Book Cover tab to apply the changes.
To use the covers from the themes provided:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Click Options on the menu bar and then Set Book Options.
Click on the Book Cover tab (Fig 8.2.1).
Click Front Cover or Back Cover under Cover Pages.
Click the Browse to Theme button. The Open dialog box for the Themes folder will be
displayed.
5. Navigate to the desired themes subfolder for your covers.

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6. Select the image file you want and click Open.


7. Click OK in the Book Cover tab to apply the change.
Cover Overhang:
1. Click Options on the menu bar and select Set Book Options.
2. Click on the Book Cover tab (Fig 8.2.1).
3. Set the overhang size (from 0 to 10) at Cover Overhang.

Fig 8.2.1 Set Book Options Book Cover Dialog Box


8.2.2 Options: Book Background
This option allows you to choose the color and texture for the background of the book.
To choose your background color:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Click Options on the menu bar and then Set Book Options.
Click on the Book Background tab (Fig 8.2.2).
Select the Color Background radio button.
Click Choose Color. The Color palette will be displayed.
Select the color you want from the Basic Colors palette or click Define Custom Colors to
open the Contiguous Color palette.
6. If you have opened the Contiguous Color palette, use your mouse to select a color and
brightness. Click Add To Custom Colors when done.
7. Click OK to select the color.
8. Click OK in the Book Background tab to apply the color.
To choose a background texture:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Click Options on the menu bar and then Set Book Options.
Click on the Book Background tab (Fig 8.2.2).
Select the Texture Background radio button.
Click Browse. The Open dialog box will be displayed.
Navigate to the directory where you have stored your background image files (JPG, BMP formats).
Select an image file and click Open.
6. Click OK to apply the background texture.

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Fig 8.2.2 Set Book Options Book Background Dialog Box


To use a book background from the themes provided:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Click Options on the menu bar and then Set Book Options.
Click on the Book Background tab (Fig 8.2.2).
Select the Texture Background radio button.
Click Browse to Theme. The Open dialog box will be displayed.
Navigate to the respective themes subfolder to select the desired background theme.
Click OK. All your page background will be changed to the theme book background.

In No Window Frame mode:


While in No Window Frame mode, you have the choice for the book to be transparent or not. By default,
the book background will not be displayed. To display the book background, check the Show book
background in no window frame mode check box.
8.2.3 Options: Page Background
This option allows you to define to configure your pages (left, right or centerfold) with either colored or
textured backgrounds. There are also themes available for you to configure the whole album.
To choose your background color:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Click Options on the menu bar and then Set Book Options.
Click on the Page Background tab (Fig 8.2.3).
Select the Color Background radio button.
Click Choose Color. The Color palette will be displayed.
Select the color you want from the Basic Colors palette or click Define Custom Colors to
open the Contiguous Color palette.
6. If you have opened the Contiguous Color palette, use your mouse to select a color and
brightness. Click Add To Custom Colors when done.
7. Click OK to select the color.
8. Click OK in the Page Background tab to apply the color.
To choose a background texture:
1. Click Options on the menu bar and then Set Book Options.

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2.
3.
4.
5.

Click on the Page Background tab (Fig 8.2.3).


Select the Texture Background radio button.
Click Browse. The Open dialog box will be displayed.
Navigate to the directory where you have stored your background image files (JPG, BMP formats).
Select an image file and click Open.
6. Click OK to apply the background texture.

Fig 8.2.3 Set Book Options Page Background Dialog Box


To use a page background from the themes provided:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Click Options on the menu bar and then Set Book Options.
Click on the Page Background tab (Fig 8.2.3).
Select the Texture Background radio button.
Click Browse to Theme. The Open dialog box will be displayed.
Navigate to the respective themes subfolder to select the desired background theme.
Click OK. All your page background will be changed to the theme page background.

To change the page background using the right mouse button:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

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Flip to the page you want to change the background.


Click the right button of your mouse and click Page Properties... (Fig 8.2.4).
Click Texture. The Open dialog box will be displayed.
Navigate to the folder where you have stored your page background image files.
Select the image file you want and click Open to apply the change.

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Fig 8.2.4 Set Page Properties Dialog Box


8.2.4 Options: Page Margins
This option allows you to set the page margins in your book for comfortable viewing:
1. Click Options on the menu bar and then Set Book Options.
2. Click on the Page Margins tab (Fig 8.2.5).
3. Click the UP or DOWN arrow buttons for each of the margins to select the desired figure. Do
remember that the settings are expressed as a percentage of the page measurements.
4. Click OK when done.

Fig 8.2.5 Set Book Options Page Margins Dialog Box


8.2.5 Options: Display
This option allows you to configure the display settings for the album.
To display the Filename on each page of the album:
1. Click Options on the menu bar and then Set Book Options.
2. Click on the Display tab (Fig 8.2.6).

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3. Click the Display file name check box. Select the rest of the options like with/without extensions,
transparent, background color, font, position or alignment of the file name.
4. Click OK when done.

Fig 8.2.6 Set Book Options Display Dialog Box


8.2.6 Options: Audio
This option allows you to turn on/off and add background music:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Click Options on the menu bar and then Set Book Options.
Click the Audio tab (Fig 8.2.7).
Click the Enable Audio check box.
You can add a playlist of audio files to be played as background music while you flip your book.
Click the Add button to add your desired audio file(s). The Open dialog box will be displayed.
5. Navigate to the directory where you have stored your audio files (MP3, WAV, MID or WMA
formats).
6. Select the audio file(s) you want and click Open.
7. Click OK in the Audio tab to apply the change.
To enable the page flipping sound:
1. Check the Enable check box under Flipping Sound.
2. Click OK in the Audio tab to apply the change.

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Fig 8.2.7 Set Book Options Audio Dialog Box


To change the audio options for a page using the right mouse button:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Flip to the page that you want to set the audio options.
Click the right button of your mouse and click Page Properties....
At the Set Page Audio section click the Browse button. The Open dialog box will be displayed.
Navigate to the directory where you have stored your audio files (MP3, WAV, MID or WMA
formats).
5. Select the audio file you want and click Open to apply the change.
8.2.7 Options: Miscellaneous
This Miscellaneous tab allows the user to set controls when opening a book.
To set controls when opening book:
1. Click Options on the menu bar and then Set Book Options.
2. Click on the Miscellaneous tab (Fig 8.2.8).
3. Check the Start with auto flip check box to enable the auto flipping function when a book is
opened.
4. Uncheck the Start with window frame check box to view the book with a window frame when
a book is opened.
5. Check the Start with open book check box to have the book opened to the first page
automatically when launched.
6. Uncheck the Start with standard direction check box to have the book start flipping from left
to right instead of the usual right to left.

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Fig 8.2.8 Set Book Options Miscellaneous Dialog Box


8.3 Set Preferences
You can set preferences that affect the way the program behaves. These preferences are not directly
related to the album you are working on
8.3.1 General
1. Click Options on the menu bar and click Set Preferences (Fig 8.3.1).
2. Uncheck the Show large icons check box if you want to see small toolbar icons.
3. Check the Show extended selection box check box if you want to see the selection box that
extends to the edge of the page (visible when you select an object)
4. Uncheck the Keep aspect ratio when resizing pictures check box if you want to resize
objects to any size you desire.
5. Uncheck Prompt if resource files missing when opening book check box if you do not want
to be prompted when either of book covers, book and page backgrounds are missing when
opening a book.
6. Uncheck Prompt when book created by newer version is opened if you do not want to be
prompted when that a book is created by a newer version and therefore some features may not
be available.
7. Check Open most recent book at startup check box if you want to open the most recent
offline book, instead of a blank book each time you exit from the Start Wizard.

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Fig 8.3.1 Set Preferences General Dialog Box


8.3.2 Grid and Ruler
The grid is a network of lines that helps you align objects on the page. As you position an object, the
program will pull it into alignment with the nearest intersection of gridlines. By default, gridlines are
displayed as little black dots on the page.
The ruler, when turned on, will appear at the top and outer edges of the album pages. Like grid, the ruler
can be used to help you align objects on the page.
1. Click Options on the menu bar and click Set Preferences. Select the Grid and Ruler tab (Fig
8.3.2).
2. Change the Grid Size by using the up and down arrows.
3. To change the Grid Color, click on the color patch.
4. Uncheck the Snap to grid check box if you want to have finer control over the positioning of
objects.
5. For Grid Style selection, select the Show dotted grid or Show box grid radio buttons.
6. The colors of the ruler can be customized by clicking on the color patches of Outer Color and
Inner Color, and selecting the desired colors.
To turn on/off the Grid:
1. Click View on the menu bar and click Show Grid. The Show Grid menu will be checked and the
grid will be turned on.
2. To turn of the grid, simply click View on the menu bar and uncheck the Show Grid menu by
clicking it. The grid will be turned off.
To turn on/off the Ruler:
1. Click View on the menu bar and click Show Ruler. The Show Ruler menu will be checked and
the ruler will be turned on.
2. To turn of the ruler, simply click View on the menu bar and uncheck the Show Ruler menu by
clicking it. The ruler will be turned off.

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Fig 8.3.2 Set Preferences Grid and Ruler Dialog Box


8.3.3 Memory Management
To optimize the performance of the multi-page rapid flipping capability, you may want to change the
settings for the active page buffering and image buffering. The active page buffering setting controls the
number of pages to be stored in temporary memory while image buffering controls the number of page
images (snap-shots) to be stored in temporary memory.
1. Click Options on the menu bar and select Set Preferences. Select the Memory Management
tab (Fig 8.3.3).
2. To change active page buffering, select Automatic (Recommended) to use the default setting
or select Custom Setting to set from 6 - 10 pages.
3. To change the image buffering, select Automatic (Recommended) to use the default setting
or select Custom Setting to set from 10 - 70% of the total memory.

Fig 8.3.3 Set Preferences Memory Management Dialog Box


Note: These settings are to facilitate the pleasant viewing of multi-page rapid flipping.
8.3.4 System Settings
You can customize the flipping speed to suit your own preference and system resources.

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8. Setting Control Options and Settings

To adjust the flipping speed:


1. Click Options on the menu bar and select Set Preferences. Select the System tab (Fig 8.3.4).
2. Move the pointer along the bar under Flipping Speed to adjust the flipping speed.
3. Click Test Flip >> or << Test Flip button to view the speed.
Note:

Red cursor: sets the minimum or slowest flip speed (default = 20%)
Blue cursor: sets the default flip speed when flipping occurs by itself (eg auto-flip or FlipTo > Front
Cover) (default = 50%)
Green cursor: sets the maximum or fastest flip speed (default = 90%)

Fig 8.3.4 Set Preferences System Dialog Box


To control the performance of FlipAlbum Vista:
FlipAlbum Vista enhances your image viewing quality by resampling the image. However, this may slow
down the performance of FlipAlbum Vista. To improve the performance of FlipAlbum Vista:
1. Click Options on the menu bar and select Set Preferences. Select the System tab (Fig 8.3.4).
2. Click Advanced Settings. The Performance and Maintenance dialog box will be displayed (Fig
8.3.5).
3. Un-check the Better image viewing quality check box.
4. Click OK.

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Fig 8.3.5 Performance and Maintenance Dialog Box


For maintenance of Overview Cache:
Each time you create an album, thumbnails would be created and stored in the overview cache. This
overview cache will grow as you create more albums. To set a maximum amount for the overview cache:
1. Click Options on the menu bar and select Set Preferences. Select the System tab (Fig 8.3.4).
2. Click Advanced Settings. The Performance and Maintenance dialog box will be displayed (Fig
8.3.5).
3. Drag the cache size slider to your desired size (0 - 100MB).
4. Click OK.
8.4 Set Theme
This allows you to apply themes to your album.
To set a theme:
1. Click Options on the menu bar.
2. Click Set Theme and the Themes dialog box will be displayed (Fig 8.4.1).
3. Select one of the respective themes. To have a preview of what the theme consists of, click the
different selections under Design.
4. You can also opt not to have separators for your album by unchecking the Add Separators
check box.

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8. Setting Control Options and Settings

Fig 8.4.1 Themes Dialog Box


8.5 Create Theme
You can create your own theme for use in FlipAlbum Vista by using the Create Theme function.
FlipAlbum Vista will capture all the images you used for the Book Covers, Book Background, Left,
Right and Centerfold Page Backgrounds. If more than one page background exists, the program will
interpret them as Separators.
1. Change the desired Book Covers, Book Background, Left, Right and Centerfold Page
Backgrounds.
2. Click Tools on the menu bar.
3. Select Create Theme. Fig 8.5.1 will be displayed.
4. Enter a name for your theme.
5. To make any changes to any of the theme elements, select the image and click the Add/Edit
button. Alternatively you can right click on the image and select Add/Edit, or simply double click
on the image.
6. Browse to the folder containing another image and click Open. The new image will be updated
to Fig 8.5.1.
7. For separators, you can add up to 10 of them.
8. To remove any image, select the image and click the Remove button. Alternatively you can right
click on the image and select Remove.
9. Click OK. Your theme will now be added to the FlipAlbum theme collection. To see your new
created theme, click Options on the menu bar and select Set Theme. Your new theme should
be one of the themes in the Themes dialog box.

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Fig 8.5.1 Create Theme Dialog Box


Note:

1. For the actual graphics used in creating the theme, you would have to use a third party graphic
editing program.
2. If you have previously created themes in FlipAlbum 6.x series, you can copy the theme folders from
C:\Program Files\E-Book Systems\FlipAlbum 6 Pro\Template\Theme\ to C:\Program Files\E-Book
Systems\FlipAlbum Vista Pro\Template\Theme\.
8.6 Refresh Thumbnails & Clear History
Sometimes due to caching, some thumbnails are not updated when you make changes to your FlipBook.
To refresh the Thumbnails:
1. Click Options on the menu bar.
2. Click Refresh Thumbnails and the Confirm dialog box will be displayed.
3. If you click Yes, the existing thumbnails will be erased and a new set of thumbnails will be recreated. Click No if you do not want to proceed.
To Clear History:
1. Click Options on the menu bar.
2. Click Clear History and the Information dialog box will be displayed.
3. Clicking Yes will delete all the links to previously visited FlipBooks. Click No if you do not want to
proceed.
8.7 Page View Mode
You can set the view of a page from 2-page mode to centerfold mode and vice versa.

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8. Setting Control Options and Settings

For individual pages:


1. Click View on the menu bar.
2. Select Left Page or Right Page.
3. Click In 2-Page Mode or In Centerfold Mode.
For the entire book:
1. Click View on the menu bar.
2. Select Entire Book.
3. Click In 2-Page Mode or In Centerfold Mode.
8.8 Thumbnail Size
You can set the thumbnail size for your overview page.
1. Click View on the menu bar.
2. Click Thumbnail size and then choose either Large (72x70), Medium (56x55), or Small
(38x36).
8.9 File Type Filter
You can determine what kind of file types you want to accept in your book.
1. Click View on the menu bar.
2. Click File Type Filter. The Select File Type Dialog box will be displayed.
3. At the File Type pull-down menu, select the desired file type (eg BMP, JPEG, PCX, WMF, ICO,
PCD, GIF,...).
4. Click OK to confirm or Cancel to discard.
8.10 View Toolbar
To turn the toolbar on and off :
1. Click View on the menu bar
2. Select Toolbar.
8.11 Removing Window Frame
The window frame around the book can be removed for a more appealing and less cluttered FlipAlbum
presentation.
To remove the window frame in the current session:
1. Click View on the menu bar.
2. Click on Window Frame.
To return to the window frame display:
1. Click on the right button of the mouse and the right click context menu will be displayed.
2. Click Window Frame.
Alternatively, the F2 key toggles between the window frame and non-window frame modes.

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9. Technical Information
9.1 FlipAlbum supports these file formats:

Images (GIF, JPG, PNG, BMP, WMF, ICO, PCX, TIF, PCD, PSD)
Open Electronic Book Package Format (OPF)
Sound Files (MP3, MID, WAV, WMA)
Video Files (WMV, AVI, MPG, WMV)

There is another file extension that needs some explanation. It is the .flp format. This is a proprietary file
format of E-Book Systems. You would probably see this file extension at the Overview, Contents and
index pages whenever you make any changes to each page of the album, like adding annotation or
repositioning etc.
9.2 Image File Information
To obtain information on image files:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Click
Click
Click
Click

Select on the toolbar.


an object on the page.
View on the menu bar.
Information and select Left Page or Right Page to view the object information.

Alternatively, you can click your right mouse button and select Information to access the same image
information.
If desired, you can also click the Add Info To Page button to add the EXIF information onto the page
next to your image. The information will be added as an annotation and can be edited and positioned as
with normal annotation.
9.3 OPF Information
When you create a book or save current web pages as a book, the book is saved with an OPF extension,
for example, myflipbook.opf. The extension OPF stands for Open electronic book Package Format. This
file contains information that represents the structure of the book that you have just saved. Technically,
the book structure is described using XML.
Essentially, the OPF file contains references to the other files that make up the pages in your book. These
other files may be one or more of the file formats supported by FlipAlbum Vista.
The OPF file also contains information that describes attributes of the book, such as the book's
appearance.
Since OPF files contain information written in XML, anyone who is conversant with XML may use a text
editor to modify the OPF files, and/or create OPF files.
9.4 Acknowledgement
This software uses EldoS Sounds package to play MP3 streams. EldoS Sounds is a free package, and you
can find it on http://www.eldos.org. EldoS Sounds project manager is Eugene Mayevski,
Mayevski@eldos.org.

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10. Customer Support


10.1 On-line Support
Use http://support.ebooksys.com to:

Access FAQs and online Knowledge Base for immediate answers to your questions.
Retrieve your Product ID and the download information
Download the latest software updates
Receive the latest information and hot tips

10.2 Email Support


If you have any questions or comments about FlipAlbum, our Customer Support team can be contacted
via email at support@ebooksys.com.
Please include the following information so that we may serve you better:

Product Identification (PID) Number and Version


Type of computer you are using (e.g. Pentium III, Pentium IV, etc.)
Windows operating system version (e.g. Windows XP, Windows Vista etc.)
Your questions or comments

10.3 Other Contact Information


We are located at:
5201 Great America Parkway, Suite 320
Santa Clara, CA 95054
If you have marketing or resellers related enquiries, please contact us at:
sales@ebooksys.com.
If you have web site related enquiries, please contact us at:
webmaster@ebooksys.com.
For more information, please visit our web site at:
http://www.flipalbum.com.

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Index
1
100MB 117
16-bit 19
2
2-bit 76
2-page 12, 61, 123
3
38x36 124
3-D
add 61
3D 12, 31
3-D 52
3-D 61
3D 76
3D 111
3D Page-Flipping 11
3D/Shadow 12, 65
3rd 76
3rd Party Tools
Launch 100
3rd Party Tools 100
3-ring 111
3-step 12
4
4.x 11
5
5.x 11
56x55 124
6
6.x 11
7
72x70 124
8
800x600 19
A
abc.com 83
About 12
Absolute Date
selecting 96
Absolute Date 96
Absolute Date/No
Days 96
Absolute Date/No 96
Accept 1, 4, 7
Access FAQs 129
accompanying
Software 1, 4, 7
accompanying 1
accompanying 4
accompanying 7
Acknowledgement 128
activate
Start Wizard 22
activate 22
add
3-D 61
Favorites dialog 82
playlist 111
add 25, 43, 52, 53
add 61
add 82
add 111
Add 3D Effect 43, 76
Add Book
www.fliplibrary.com 83
Add Book 83

Add button 111


Add Crop Shape 12
Add Current Album
uncheck 26, 91, 95
Add Current Album 26
Add Current Album 91
Add Current Album 95
Add Frame 12, 76
Add Image 73
Add Info To Page button 127
Add Noise 67
Add Separators
unchecking 121
Add Separators 121
Add Shadow 43
Add Shadow and/or Add 3D Effect 31
Add Shadow Effect 76
Add Shapes button 76
Add Text 67
Add Text Below Image
clicking 31
Add Text Below Image 31
Add To Custom Colors 111
Add To Favorites 82
Add Video Files 100
Add/Delete/Cut Overview/Contents/Index 12
Add/Edit 122
Add/Edit button 122
Add/Edit Frame 43
add/remove 20
Adding Bookmarks
Page 43
Adding Bookmarks 43
Adding Markers
Page 43
Adding Markers 43
Advanced button 100
Advanced Settings 117
Advanced Users With FTP Sites 83
Agreement 1, 4, 7
Album
Creating 22
Reorganizing 43
Album 12
Album 22
Album 43
Album 86
Album AVI 100
Album AVI/AlbumCD 100
Album CD 12, 86, 91
Album CD Options Menu dialog 86
Album CDs 12
Album Content 31
Album Cover Change 73
Album Encryption 12
Album MPEG 100
Album MPEG/AlbumCD 100
Album Name Change 72
Album Pages
Annotation 33
Album Pages 33
Album Still 100
Album VCD 100
AlbumCD
Mac 86
AlbumCD 12

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AlbumCD 86
AlbumCD 91
Albums on CD 96
Align
Left 31
Align 31
Align 69
Align 71
Align Bottom 71
Align Center 71
Align Left 71
Align Middle 71
Align Right 71
Align Top 71
All Pages 55
Always
select 74
Always 74
and/or 1, 4, 7, 12, 127
Animated GIF 12
Annotation Box
Fig 3.4.4 Positioning 33
Positioning 33
Resizing 33
Annotation Box 33
annotations 80
Annotations
Album Pages 33
Drop Audio 80
Annotations 12
Annotations 33
Annotations 80
Asynchronous Download
MP3 12
Asynchronous Download 12
asynchronously 12
Audio
Drop Audio 80
Audio 80
Audio 111
Audio Format 12
Audio Options 111
Auto Flipping
Pages 49
set 49
Auto Flipping 49
Auto Flipping 61
Auto Flipping 86
Auto Flipping Options dialog 49
Auto Format 61
AutoFlip 20, 86
AutoFlip icon
start/stop 49
AutoFlip icon 49
Autoformat 12, 65, 69, 71
Automatic 117
Autorun 86
Average 67
Avery 12
Avery Templates
Printing 12
Avery Templates 12
AVI
convert 100
AVI 12, 22, 26, 86
AVI 100
AVI 127

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AVI file
convert 100
AVI file 100
AVI Format
Conversion 100
Export Album 100
Export Multiple Albums 100
Fig 7.10.16 Export Multi-Albums 100
AVI Format 100
AVI Format Completion dialog
Conversion 100
AVI Format Completion dialog 100
AVI Format Completion Dialog Box
Fig 7.10.9 Conversion 100
AVI Format Completion Dialog Box 100
AVI Format dialog
Conversion 100
AVI Format dialog 100
AVI Format Dialog Box
Fig 7.10.6 Conversion 100
AVI Format Dialog Box 100
AVI Format Status Dialog Box
Fig 7.10.8 Conversion 100
AVI Format Status Dialog Box 100
B
back
FlipBook 36
Upload dialog 26, 83
back 26
back 36
back 47
back 74
back 83
Back button 22
Back Cover 43, 47, 111
Background button 91
Background Color
menu 33
Background Color 33
Background Color button
clicking 68
Background Color button 68
Background Music Playlist 12
Bar Position 67
Basic Colors 111
Batch Deselect 61
Batch Operation on Overview/Contents/Index Pages 12
Batch Operations 65
Batch Operations on Album Pages 65
Batch Select 43, 61, 65
become
images 80
become 80
Better 117
bi-directional 12
bi-level 67
black/white 67
Blank Album 22
Blank Text 31
Blank Text Annotation 33
Blue 76
BMP 12, 73, 86, 96, 111, 127
BMP file 91
Bold
Checking 52
Bold 52
book

Index
FlipLibrary 83
Resizing 57
Web 26
book 7
book 26
book 57
book 83
Book Background 111, 122
Book Binder 111
Book Cover
Select 73
use 73
Book Cover 73
Book Cover 111
Book Cover 122
Book Dialog
Open 29, 55
Book Dialog 29
Book Dialog 55
Book Name 26
Book Pages
Manual Arrangement 12
Book Pages 12
Book Paradigm 12
Book Shelf 91
Book Shelf Options
see 91
Book Shelf Options 91
Book, Complete 29
Bookmark icon 25
Bookmark Important Pages 25
bookmarked
menu bar 25, 47, 52
bookmarked 25
bookmarked 43
bookmarked 47
bookmarked 52
BookShelf Style button 91
Bottom 33, 71
Browse
Folder dialog 22
Theme 111
Theme button 111
Browse 19
Browse 22
Browse 29
Browse 73
Browse 75
Browse 111
Browse button 29, 55, 73, 74, 95, 96, 100, 111
Browse For Folder dialog 31
Burn
CD 86, 100
CD button 100
MPEG file 26, 100
see 86, 100
uncheck 100
Burn 26
Burn 86
Burn 100
Burn button
clicking 100
Burn button 100
Burn CD 86
Burn CD icon
clicking 91
Burn CD icon 91

Burn CD Information dialog 86


Burn MPEG Files
Video CD 100
Burn MPEG Files 100
Burn Progress dialog 86
By 180 68
By Creation Date 55
By File Date 55
By Name 55
By Other Angles 68
C
Callout 35
Cancel
reselect 22
Cancel 22
Cancel 30
Cancel 59
Cancel 59
Cancel 59
Cancel 60
Cancel 68
Cancel 124
Cancel button 22
Capture Still Pages 100
Capture Still Pages Completion dialog 100
Capture Still Pages dialog 100
CD
Burn 86, 100
Export Album 26, 86
Export Multi-Albums 91
launch 100
Password Protect 96
CD 11, 12, 19, 20, 21
CD 26
CD 86
CD 91
CD 95
CD 96
CD 100
CD Album 26
CD button
Burn 100
CD button 86
CD button 100
CD Expiration 12
CD Expiration Settings 96
CD Folder dialog 86, 91
CD Folder Dialog Box 91
CD icon 12, 86
CD Maker
menu bar 26, 86, 91, 95, 100
CD Maker 20
CD Maker 26
CD Maker 86
CD Maker 91
CD Maker 95
CD Maker 100
CD Maker dialog 26
CD ROM 12, 86
CD Viewer 4, 7
CD Writer 26, 86, 100
CD/DVD 19, 100
CDR 86, 100
CD-R 1, 4, 7
CD-R/RW 86, 100
CD-ROM 1, 4, 7, 12, 19, 86
CDs 11, 12, 86, 96, 100

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Center 31, 33, 71, 80


Centerfold
select 74
Centerfold 22, 31
Centerfold 74
Centerfold Page Backgrounds 122
Centerfold View 12
change
Column 31
Contents Title 39
Grid Color 117
Grid Size 117
Index Title 39
change 31
change 39
change 117
check
Bold 52
Embed True Type Fonts 86
Embedded Watermark 96
Enable 111
Encrypt 96
Encrypt Current Album 96
Expiration 96
Match 79
Show 111, 117
Start 111
check 52
check 79
check 86
check 96
check 111
check 117
Check Auto Size 52
Check Open 117
Choose Color 111
Choose Color button 73, 74
Clear All Bookmarks 52
Clear All Markers 53
Clear History 123
Click OK 124
Click Start 19
clicking
Add Text Below Image 31
Background Color button 68
Burn button 100
Burn CD icon 91
Effects 33
New icon 29
Single 22
View 35, 55, 73
Yes 123
clicking 22
clicking 29
clicking 31
clicking 33
clicking 35
clicking 55
clicking 68
clicking 69
clicking 73
clicking 91
clicking 100
clicking 123
Clip Art 35
Clipboard
Copy 67

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files 65
Clipboard 65
Clipboard 67
Clockwise Angle 68
Close 82
Close button 21
Color 111
Color Background
Select 111
Color Background 111
Column
changing 31
Column 31
Column Options 51
Company
want 86
Company 21
Company 86
Complete 82
Complete Dialog Box 83
Compressed 100
Compression Format
Select 100
Compression Format 100
Compression Quality 100
Configure Left/Right/Centerfold Page Background 12
Confirm dialog 123
congratulations 11
containing
FlipBooks 1
containing 1
contemporaneous 1, 4, 7
Contents
Table 12, 47
Contents 12
Contents 12
Contents 22
Contents 31
Contents 36
Contents 39
Contents 43
Contents 47
Contents 52
Contents 61
Contents 65
Contents 68
Contents 69
Contents 74
Contents 86
Contents 127
Contents item 39
Contents Page
Customizing 39
Contents Page 36
Contents Page 39
Contents Page 47
Contents Page Filenames
Indenting 39
Contents Page Filenames 39
Contents Title
change 39
Contents Title 39
Contiguous Color
opened 111
Contiguous Color 111
control
direction/action 86

Index
control 59
control 86
Conversion
AVI Format 100
AVI Format Completion dialog 100
AVI Format dialog 100
MPEG Format 100
MPEG Format Completion dialog 100
MPEG Format dialog 100
Conversion 100
Convert
AVI 100
AVI file 100
MPEG-2 100
Convert 100
copy
Clipboard 67
File 59
FlipAlbum 12
FlipAlbum Vista 21
Page/Selection 66
copy 1, 4, 7
copy 12
copy 21
copy 30
copy 59
copy 66
copy 67
copy 86
Copy From 20, 59
Copy From icon 30
Copy icon 59
Copy Page 61
Copy Selection 61, 65
Corner Radius 76
Cover 73
Cover Overhang 111
Cover Pages 111
CPU 47, 100
CPU-intensive 100
Create Album CD 26, 86, 91, 95
Create Album CD dialog 86, 91, 95
Create Album CDs 12
Create Theme 122
Create Video CDs
Playback 12
Create Video CDs 12
Creating
Album 22
FlipBook 11
Multiple Albums 96
New Book 22
Single Album 96
Slide Show CD 100
Still Picture Slide Show Video CD 26
Super Video CD 100
Video CD 100
Video CD/Super Video CD 100
Creating 11
Creating 22
Creating 26
Creating 29
Creating 30
Creating 86
Creating 91
Creating 96
Creating 100

Creating Single Album on CD 96


Creator Classic dialog 86
Crop Picture 76
Crop Shape 12, 76
Ctrl
use 35
Ctrl 35
Ctrl 39
Ctrl 43
Ctrl 59
Ctrl 65
Custom
select 31
Custom 31
Custom Setting 117
Customer Support 129
Customize Contents 39
Customize Index 39
Customizing
Contents Page 39
Index Page 39
Customizing 39
Cut
Page/Selection 66
Cut 39
Cut 66
Cut Page 43, 61
Cut Selection 43, 61, 65
Cut/Copy/Paste/Delete Selection 12
D
Data Disk Project
files 86
Data Disk Project 86
Days
Absolute Date/No 96
Days 96
Decrease Indent 39
Define Custom Colors 111
delete
File 60
Folder 57
Overview 12
Overview/Contents/Index Pages 39
delete 12
delete 39
delete 57
delete 60
delete 82
Delete Folder 57
Delete Page 36, 39, 43, 61
Delete Picture File 61
Delete Selection 33, 43, 61, 65
Descending 55
Descriptions 20
Deselect 61, 67
Deselect All 61
Deselects 67
Design 121
Dialog Box 86
Difference 67
Different Format 59
Dimensions 69
direction/action
control 86
direction/action 86
display
Filename 111

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Window 61
display 61
display 111
Display file 111
Display Options 111
distributing
FlipBooks 1
distributing 1
DOWN 111
Drag 69, 80
Drop 35, 73
Drop Audio
Annotation 80
Audio 80
Image 80
Drop Audio 80
Drop Image 80
Drop Multiple Albums 91
Drop Objects 12
Drop Objects Onto Page 80
DVD Players 12
DVDs
DVD 19
DVDs 12
DVDs 19
DVDs 26
DVDs 100
E
Easy Page Layout Options 12
Edit
menu bar 22, 33, 35, 36, 39, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73,
74
Text 39
Edit 22
Edit 33
Edit 35
Edit 36
Edit 39
Edit 52
Edit 66
Edit 67
Edit 68
Edit 69
Edit 71
Edit 72
Edit 73
Edit 74
Edit 79
Edit 86
Edit Annotation
enter 33
Edit Annotation 30
Edit Annotation 33
Edit Annotation 61
Edit Annotation 72
Effects
clicking 33
Effects 33
Effects 43
Effects 76
eg 31, 75, 86, 91, 100, 117
eg BMP 124
eg Border 35
eg Easy CD Creator 86
eg MPEG-2 100
EldoS Sounds 128
email

136

want 81
email 12, 20, 21, 26
email 81
email 83
email 129
E-mail 20
Email Support 129
emailed 21
Emailing 12
Emails 65
Embed True Type Fonts
check 86
Embed True Type Fonts 86
Embedded Watermark
check 96
Embedded Watermark 96
Emboss, Gradient 67
EMF 76
Empty Folder-book 30
Enable
Check 111
Select 33
Enable 33
Enable 111
Enable Audio 111
Encoding 100
Encrypt
Checking 96
Encrypt 96
Encrypt Current Album
Checking 96
Encrypt Current Album 96
Encrypting All Albums 96
End-User License Agreement 1, 4, 7
Enter
Edit Annotation 33
Product Activation Key 21
URL 83
Enter 21
Enter 33
Enter 83
Esc key
press 51
Esc key 51
Esc key 53
Eugene Mayevski 128
EULA 1, 4, 7
EXIF 127
Existing Album CD 95
Exit 51, 67
Expiration
checking 96
Expiration 96
Explorer 86
Export Administration Regulations 1, 4, 7
Export Album
AVI Format 100
CD 26, 86
MPEG Format 100
MPEG-2 Format 12
Slide Show 100
TV Viewing 26, 100
TV Viewing dialog 100
Export Album 12
Export Album 26
Export Album 86
Export Album 100

Index
Export Format 100
Export Multi-Albums
CD 91
Export Multi-Albums 91
Export Multiple Albums
AVI Format 100
MPEG Format 100
Export Multiple Albums 100
Export Multiple Albums To Slide Show Format 100
Export Single Album
TV Viewing 100
Export Single Album 100
Exporting
Multiple Albums 100
Exporting 100
F
F2 key 124
FAR 1, 4, 7
FAVistaProFiles 19
FAVistaSuiteFiles 19
Favorites
menu bar 82
Favorites 55
Favorites 82
Favorites dialog
Add 82
Favorites dialog 82
Features 12
File
menu bar 22, 25, 26, 29, 55, 81, 82, 83
perform 55
Renaming 60
Upload 83
File Menu 67
File Name 47
File Type 124
File Type Filter 124
File->Start Wizard 22
Filename
display 111
Filename 31, 35, 73
Filename 111
Filename/Page Number Display 12
files
Clipboard 65
Copying 59
Data Disk Project 86
Deleting 60
ISO1 Explorer 86
Moving 59
Saving 59
files 26, 29, 55
files 59
files 59
files 59
files 60
files 65
files 81
files 82
files 86
Find 79
Find dialog 79
Find Next 79
Find Text 79
Finish button 22
First Page 43, 47
Flip To

menu bar 39
Flip To 39
Flip To 43
Flip To 47
Flip To Bookmarked Page 47
Flip To Marked Page 47
Flip To Page No dialog 47
FlipAlbum
Fig 2.3.1 The Basic Components 20
FlipAlbum 20
FlipAlbum 26
FlipAlbum 61
FlipAlbum 67
FlipAlbum 69
FlipAlbum 124
FlipAlbum 6.x 122
FlipAlbum CD 96, 100
FlipAlbum Image Editor 61
FlipAlbum Pro 21
FlipAlbum Suite 21
FlipAlbum Vista 18, 21
FlipAlbum Vista Pro 18, 21
FlipAlbum Vista Suite 18, 21
FlipAlbum window 57
FlipAlbum
copy 12
FlipAlbum 12
FlipAlbum 12
FlipAlbum 20
FlipAlbum 21
FlipAlbum 55
FlipAlbum 76
FlipAlbum 122
FlipAlbum 129
FlipAlbum 3.1 11
FlipAlbum CD
receives 86
FlipAlbum CD 86
FlipAlbum on Windows Vista 18
FlipAlbum supports these file formats 127
FlipAlbum Vista Suite/Pro 86, 91, 100
FlipAlbumCD 86
FlipAlbumCD.mcd file
select 95
FlipAlbumCD.mcd file 95
FlipAlbums 12
FlipBook
back 36
creates 11
open 55
rest 12
view 55
FlipBook 11
FlipBook 12
FlipBook 36
FlipBook 39
FlipBook 55
FlipBook 123
FlipBooks
containing 1
distributing 1
Internet 55
Online Versions 4, 7
FlipBooks 1
FlipBooks 4
FlipBooks 7
FlipBooks 11

137

FlipBooks 11
FlipBooks 12
FlipBooks 55
FlipBooks 82
FlipBooks 123
FlipLibrary
book 83
FlipLibrary 83
FlipLibrary 83
Flipping
Speed 50
Flipping 50
Flipping Control 50
Flipping Control tool bar
open 50
Flipping Control tool bar 50
Flipping Sound 111
Flipping Speed 117
Flipping through Your Book 47
FlipTo
menu bar 25, 47, 53, 72
FlipTo 25
FlipTo 43
FlipTo 47
FlipTo 53
FlipTo 61
FlipTo 72
FlipTo 117
FlipViewer 11, 81
flp 43, 65, 68, 69, 127
Folder
Deleting 57
menu bar 22, 30, 31, 59, 60
Opening 22, 31
Folder 22
Folder 30
Folder 31
Folder 57
Folder 59
Folder 59
Folder 59
Folder 60
Folder 60
Folder dialog
Browse 22
Folder dialog 22
Folder icon 22, 31
Font button 31, 96
Fonts Embedding 12
Formats Supported 12
Forward 47
Frame 61
Frame Width 76
Free Hosting Sites dialog 83
Free Hosting Sites Dialog Box 83
Front 74
Front Cover 43, 47, 72, 111, 117
front/back 73
ftp 83
FTP site 83
ftp.abc.com 83
G
Gamma Correction 67
General 69, 86, 117
General Dialog Box 86
General Tab dialog 86
GIF 12, 124, 127

138

GIF Format 12
Gradient 52
Green 76
Grey 67
Grey Scale 67
Grid
on/off 117
Select 117
Grid 117
Grid Color
change 117
Grid Color 117
Grid Size
Change 117
Grid Size 117
Grid Style 117
gridlines 117
H
Height 69
Help
menu bar 12
read 12
Help 12
Help File 12
Help Screen toolbar
Print icon 12
Help Screen toolbar 12
Help Topics
Printing 12
Help Topics 12
Hide 43
hide/unhide 12
Hide/Unhide Overview/Contents/Index 12
Hiding
Thumbnail Entry 43
Hiding 43
Highlight
New Location 43
Highlight 43
Histogram Equalize 67
Hold
Page 50
Hold 50
Hold Pages 12
Horizontal 86
Horizontal Flip 67
I
IBM PC 19
ICO 12, 86, 124, 127
ID 1
Image Alignment 31
Image Edit 67
Image Editor 67
Image Editor Functions 67
Image Effect 31
Image File Information 127
Image Links 12
Image Processing 67
Image Resampling 12
images
become 80
images 80
Images
Drop Audio 80
Insert 35
Resizing 69
Images 35

Index
Images 69
Images 80
Images By Specifying
Resizing 69
Images By Specifying 69
In 2-Page Mode 123
In Centerfold Mode 123
Increase Indent 39
increasing/decreasing 76
indent
Contents Page Filenames 39
INDEX1 39
TOC1 39
indent 39
Index 12, 31, 36, 39, 43, 47, 52, 61
Index item 39
Index Pages
Customizing 39
Index Pages 36
Index Pages 39
Index Pages 43
Index Pages 47
Index Pages 61
Index Pages 65
Index Pages 68
Index Pages 69
Index Pages 74
Index Pages 86
Index Pages 100
Index Title
change 39
Index Title 39
INDEX1
indent 39
INDEX1 39
INDEX2 39
Information 12, 127
Information dialog 81, 123
Inner Color 117
Insert
FlipAlbum Vista Pro 19
Image 35
Insert 19
Insert 20
Insert 35
Insert 36
Insert Annotation 33, 72
Insert As Copy 35
Insert As Link 35
Insert Clip Art 35
Insert icon 22, 35
Insert Multi-Media Object 22, 35, 73, 76
Insert Multi-Media Objects Browser dialog 73
Insert Multimedia Objects dialog 12
Insert Multiple Images 12
Insert Page 36, 61
Installation 19
Intensity Stretch 67
Internet
flipbooks 55
including 1, 4, 7
Internet 1
Internet 4
Internet 7
Internet 11
Internet 12
Internet 19

Internet 55
Internet Explorer 5.01 19
Introduction 11
Invalid Page 35
IP 1
ISO 86
ISO1 Explorer
files 86
ISO1 Explorer 86
J
johnlim 83
JPEG 59, 96, 124
JPG 12, 22, 73, 76, 86, 91, 111, 127
Jump Cursor 12
K
Keep
uncheck 69, 117
Keep 69
Keep 117
Keep Aspect 69
Keep Aspect Ratio 12
L
Laplacian 67
Large 83, 124
Launch Nero 86
Launch Nero Vision 100
launches
3rd Party Tool 100
CD 100
MacCDViewer 12, 86
Start Wizard 20
launches 12
launches 20
launches 86
launches 100
Layout Template 12
Left
aligned 31
Left 31
Left 33
Left 47
Left 68
Left 122
Left Page
Select 82
Left Page 33, 36, 39, 52, 53, 55, 59, 60, 66, 67, 68, 69, 74
Left Page 82
Left Page 127
Left Page 180 68
Left Page/Right Page 55
left/right 20, 50
left/right/centerfold 12
Line Segment 67
link
URL 75
link 75
Login 83
M
MacCDViewer
launch 12, 86
MacCDViewer 12
MacCDViewer 86
MacCDViewer.app 86
Macs
AlbumCD 86
Macs 12
Macs 86

139

Maintenance dialog 117


Maintenance Dialog Box 117
Make CD
Select 100
Make CD 100
Manual Addition
Pictures 12
Manual Addition 12
Manual Arrangement
Book Pages 12
Manual Arrangement 12
Markers
menu bar 47, 53
Markers 43
Markers 47
Markers 53
Markers 100
Match
Check 79
Match 79
Mayevski@eldos.org 128
MB 19
MB RAM 19
Media Versions
number 4, 7
Media Versions 4
Media Versions 7
Median 67
Medium 83
Memory Management
Select 117
Memory Management 117
menu
Background Color 33
menu bar
Bookmarks 25, 47, 52
CD Maker 26, 86, 91, 95, 100
Edit 22, 33, 35, 36, 39, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 74
Favorites 82
File 22, 25, 26, 29, 55, 81, 82, 83
Flip To 39
FlipTo 25, 47, 53, 72
Folder 22, 30, 31, 59, 60
Help 12
Markers 47, 53
Options 49, 51, 73, 111, 117, 121, 122, 123
Tools 49, 50, 51, 122
View 55, 91, 117, 123, 124, 127
Window 86
menu bar 12
menu bar 22
menu bar 25
menu bar 25
menu bar 25
menu bar 26
menu bar 26
menu bar 29
menu bar 30
menu bar 31
menu bar 33
menu bar 35
menu bar 36
menu bar 39
menu bar 47
menu bar 49
menu bar 50
menu bar 51

140

menu bar 52
menu bar 53
menu bar 53
menu bar 55
menu bar 55
menu bar 55
menu bar 59
menu bar 59
menu bar 59
menu bar 60
menu bar 60
menu bar 66
menu bar 67
menu bar 68
menu bar 69
menu bar 71
menu bar 72
menu bar 73
menu bar 74
menu bar 81
menu bar 82
menu bar 82
menu bar 83
menu bar 83
menu bar 86
menu bar 91
menu bar 95
menu bar 100
menu bar 111
menu bar 111
menu bar 117
menu bar 121
menu bar 122
menu bar 123
menu bar 123
menu bar 124
menu bar 124
menu bar 124
menu bar 124
menu bar 127
MID 12, 74, 111, 127
Middle 33, 71
MIDI 100
Miscellaneous 111
Miscellaneous Options 111
MJPEG AVI 18
Modify
OPF 127
Modify 39
Modify 127
Modify Style Dialog Box 39
Month 96
More 12
More Slideshow Settings 12
Mosaic 67
move
File 59
Recycle Bin 57, 60
move 43
move 57
move 59
move 60
Move Files To 65
Move Files To 43
Move Page 43, 61
Move Picture File 61
Move To 59

Index
Move/Delete Picture File 12
MP3
Asynchronous Download 12
MP3 12
MP3 22
MP3 74
MP3 86
MP3 111
MP3 127
MP3 128
MPEG 4, 7, 12, 26, 100
MPEG Dialog Box
Fig 7.10.2 Conversion 100
MPEG Dialog Box 100
MPEG file
burn 26
burning 100
MPEG file 26
MPEG file 100
MPEG Format
Conversion 100
Export Album 100
Export Multiple Albums 100
MPEG Format 100
MPEG Format Completion dialog
Conversion 100
MPEG Format Completion dialog 100
MPEG Format dialog
Conversion 100
MPEG Format dialog 100
MPEG Format Dialog Box
Fig 7.10.15 Export Multi-Albums 100
Fig 7.10.4 Conversion 100
MPEG Format Dialog Box 100
MPEG Format Status
Fig 7.10.3 Conversion 100
MPEG Format Status 100
MPEG/AVI/Slide Show 100
MPEG/AVI/Still Pictures
save 26
MPEG/AVI/Still Pictures 26
MPEG1 100
MPEG-1 100
MPEG-1/2 100
MPEG-2
converting 100
MPEG2 100
MPEG-2 12
MPEG-2 100
MPEG-2 Format
Export Album 12
MPEG-2 Format 12
MPG 12, 86, 127
Multi-Album CD Maker 12
Multimedia Files Per Page 12
Multi-Media Object 61
Multi-Page Rapid Flipping 12
Multiple Albums
Creating 96
Exporting 100
Multiple Albums 96
Multiple Albums 100
Multiple Albums on CD 26, 91
Multiple Pages 36
Multi-Select Drag 12
Multi-Selection
Objects 12

Multi-Selection 12
myflipbook.opf 127
mypics/summer.opf 55
N
Name 21, 82
Navigate 22
need
uncheck 96
need 96
Nero 86, 100
New 30
New Book
Creating 22
New Book 22
New Book 29
New button 86
New Compilation dialog 86
New FlipBook
Saving 25
New FlipBook 25
New Folder 30
New Folder Dialog Box
Fig 3.2.1 Create 30
New Folder Dialog Box 30
New icon
clicking 29
New icon 22
New icon 29
New Image 67
New Location
Highlight 43
New Location 43
New Users 26, 83
Next 26, 83, 86
Next button 22, 100
No Fixed Side 74
No Window Frame 111
Normal View 67
NTSC 100
number
Media Versions 4, 7
Online Versions 1, 7
number 1
number 4
number 7
O
Objects
Fig 6.7.1 Positioning 71
Multi-Selection 12
Objects 12
Objects 71
OEB Package Format 12
offline 55, 81, 117
Off-line Browsing 82
OK
Open 29
OK 12, 19, 21, 22
OK 29
OK 31
OK 43
OK 47
OK 51
OK 52
OK 55
OK 55
OK 66
OK 68

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OK 69
OK 71
OK 73
OK 74
OK 75
OK 76
OK 86
OK 91
OK 95
OK 96
OK 100
OK 111
OK 117
OK 122
OK button 39
on/off
Grid 117
Ruler 117
on/off 111
on/off 117
online
refresh 55
sharing 19
URL 81
online 12
online 19
online 26
online 55
online 81
online 83
online 83
online FlipBook
Open 82
online FlipBook 82
online FlipBooks
viewing 55
online FlipBooks 55
online Knowledge Base 129
On-line Support 129
Online Versions
FlipBooks 4, 7
number 1, 7
Online Versions 1
Online Versions 4
Online Versions 7
Only online 83
open
Book Dialog 29, 55
Contiguous Color 111
FlipBook 55
Flipping Control tool bar 50
Folder 22, 31
OK 29
online FlipBook 82
Select 95
open 19
open 22
open 29
open 30
open 31
open 50
open 55
open 59
open 73
open 74
open 75
open 82

142

open 86
open 91
open 95
open 111
open 122
open 127
Open Book 29, 55
Open button 73, 76, 100
Open dialog 74, 100, 111
Open Electronic Book Package Format 127
Open Existing Album CD 95
Open Folder 20, 22, 31
Open Folder Template 33
Open icon 29
Open Image File 67
Opening More Than One Album 57
OPF
modify 127
OPF 11, 12, 29, 55, 91, 100, 127
OPF 127
OPF file 29, 82, 83, 91, 127
OPF Information 127
Optimization button 83
Options
menu bar 49, 51, 73, 111, 117, 121, 122, 123
Options 49
Options 51
Options 73
Options 96
Options 111
Options 111
Options 117
Options 121
Options 122
Options 123
Options icon 96
Options->More Options->Advanced 47
Options->Set Preferences 69
Order Online 12
Organize Favorites 82
Organize Favorites dialog 82
Other Contact Information 129
Other FTP Sites 83
Other FTP Sites dialog 83
Other FTP Sites Dialog Box 83
Outer Color 117
Overview
delete 12
Overview 12
Overview 20
Overview 25
Overview 31
Overview 36
Overview 39
Overview 43
Overview 47
Overview 52
Overview 53
Overview 61
Overview 65
Overview 68
Overview 69
Overview 74
Overview 86
Overview 127
Overview Cache 117
Overview icon

Index
toolbar 39
Overview icon 39
Overview Page 36, 43, 47
Overview Page/Contents/Index Pages 43
Overview Thumbnails 39
Overview, Content 100
Overview/Contents/Index 12
Overview/Contents/Index Pages
delete 39
Overview/Contents/Index Pages 12, 36
Overview/Contents/Index Pages 39
Overview/Contents/Index Pages 60
Overview/Contents/Index Pages 65
Overview/Contents/Index Pages 68
Overview/Contents/Index Pages 69
P
Package Format 127
Page
Adding Bookmarks 43
Adding Markers 43
Auto Flipping 49
Hold 50
Release 50
Page 12
Page 43
Page 49
Page 50
Page 75
Page Audio 12, 43
Page Backgrounds
set 43
Page Backgrounds 12
Page Backgrounds 43
Page Backgrounds 111
Page Dialog Box 75
Page Edge 47
Page Indicator 12
Page Layout 22, 31
Page Margins 111
Page No 47
Page Position 12, 43
Page Properties 12, 43, 61, 65, 73, 74, 111
Page Properties 43
Page View Mode 123
Page/Selection
Copy 66
Cut 66
Paste 66
Page/Selection 66
PAK 21
PAL 100
Password 26, 96
Password Protect
CD 96
Password Protect 96
Password Protection
setting 96
Password Protection 12
Password Protection 96
password-protected 12
Paste
Page/Selection 66
Paste 39, 43
Paste 66
Paste Special 12, 61, 66
Paste Special dialog 66
Patent No 1, 4, 7

PC 12, 86, 100


PCD 12, 86, 124, 127
PCX 12, 86, 124, 127
Pentium 19
Pentium III 19, 129
Pentium IV 129
perform
File 55
perform 55
Performance 117
Picture button 86
Picture Frame 12
Pictures
Manual Addition 12
Resizing 12
Use 96
Pictures 12
Pictures 96
PID
use 21
PID 21
PID 129
Play Video On Page 12
play/stop 20
Playback
Create Video CDs 12
Playback 12
Playing Music 53
playlist
add 111
include 12
playlist 12
playlist 111
PNG 12, 127
Positioning
Annotation Box 33
Positioning 33
Positioning Objects 71
Posterize 67
Premium CD 100
press
Esc key 51
press 51
Press <Enter 43
Preview 91
Preview Album CD 86
Preview Images 12, 53
Preview/Play 61
Previewing Thumbnails 43
Previewing Video 54
Prewitt 67
Print icon
Help Screen toolbar 12
Print icon 12
Print Page 61
Print Page dialog 55
Print Photos dialog 55
Print WYSIWYG Style 12
Printer Setup 55
Printing
Avery Templates 12
Help Topics 12
Printing 12
Printing 12
Printing 55
Printing 96
Pro 12, 26, 86, 91, 95, 100

143

Pro Only 12
Pro/Template/Theme 122
Product Activation 21
Product Activation Key
Enter 21
Product Activation Key 21
Product ID 21, 129
Product Identification 129
Program Files/E-Book Systems/FlipAlbum 122
Program Files/E-Book Systems/FlipAlbum
Pro/Template/Theme 122
Programs 21
PSD 12, 86, 127
Public
Sharing With 83
Public 83
public_html 83
Q
QuickStart Wizard 12
R
read
Help 12
read 12
Realistic 3D 12
Rearrange Your Pages 25
receives
FlipAlbum CD 86
receives 86
Recommended Systems Requirements 19
Recycle Bin
move 57, 60
Recycle Bin 57
Recycle Bin 60
Red 76
Red Eye Removal 67
Red/Green/Blue 76
Refer
Section 4.7 43
Refer 43
refresh
online 55
Thumbnails 123
refresh 55
refresh 123
Refresh Thumbnails 123
regarding
Software 1, 4, 7
regarding 1
regarding 4
regarding 7
Registration 12
Re-import Folder 31
Release
Page 50
Release 50
Remove 52, 53, 122
Remove button 122
Remove Crop Effect 76
Remove Frame 76
Removing Window Frame 124
Rename dialog 82
Rename Page 12, 43
Rename Picture File 61
Renaming
File 60
Renaming 43
Renaming 60

144

Vista

Renaming 82
Reorganizing
Album 43
Reorganizing 43
replace
Software 1, 4, 7
replace 1
replace 4
replace 7
representations 1, 4, 7
resampled 12, 65
reselect
Cancel 22
reselect 22
resellers 129
Resize dialog 69
Resize Your Book 12
Resizing
Annotation Box 33
Book 57
Images 69
Images By Specifying 69
Pictures 12
Resizing 12
Resizing 33
Resizing 57
Resizing 69
Resizing Image Pages 43
Resizing Images 69
Resizing Objects 12
Resolution - NTSC 100
respect
Software 1, 4, 7
respect 1
respect 4
respect 7
rest
FlipBook 12
rest 12
Result 66
Right 33, 47, 68, 71, 122
Right Click On Annotation 61
Right Click On Object 61
Right Click On Overview Thumbnails/Contents/Index 61
Right Click On Page 61
Right Mouse Button
Using 61
Right Mouse Button 61
Right Page 25, 33, 36, 39, 52, 53, 55, 59, 60, 66, 67, 68, 69,
72, 74, 82, 123, 127
Right Page 180 68
Rotate 43, 65, 68, 96
Rotate dialog 68
Rotating Image Pages 43
Rotating Images 68
Rounded 52
Row
setting 51
Row 31
Row 51
Ruler
on/off 117
Ruler 12
Ruler 117
Ruler Dialog Box 117
run
Slide Show 51

Index
slideshow 12
run 12
run 19
run 51
Run dialog 19
S
Same Width and/or Same Height
Select 69
Same Width and/or Same Height 69
Save
File 59
MPEG/AVI/Still Pictures 26
New FlipBook 25
Save 22
Save 25
Save 26
Save 29
Save 59
Save 82
Save 96
Save As
selecting 67
Save As 22, 25, 29, 55, 59
Save As 67
Save As 82
Save As dialog 29, 82
Save Control 12
Save file 59
Save Image 67
Save Picture As 61
Saving Albums 29
Search Function 12
Security 86, 96
Security Control Features 96
Security Dialog Box 96
see
Book Shelf Options 91
Burn 86, 100
see 86
see 91
see 100
Select
Absolute Date 96
Always 74
Book Cover 73
Centerfold 74
Color Background 111
Compression Format 100
Custom 31
enable 33
FlipAlbumCD.mcd file 95
Grid 117
Left Page 82
Make CD 100
Memory Management 117
No 96
Open 95
Same Width and/or Same Height 69
Save As 67
Show 117
Start 86
System 117
Text 96
Texture Background 111
toolbar 127
Transparent,Translucent 33
Video CD 100

Select 31
Select 33
Select 57
Select 59
Select 60
Select 67
Select 69
Select 73
Select 74
Select 82
Select 86
Select 95
Select 96
Select 100
Select 111
Select 117
Select 127
Select Add/Edit Frame 76
Select Advanced Option 83
Select Alignment 33
Select All 43, 61, 65, 86
Select Bits 59
Select Book 82
Select Book Binder 111
Select Bookmark Style 52
Select Create 86, 91
Select Create Theme 122
Select Crop Shapes 43, 76
Select Cut Page 43
Select Delete Page 43
Select Effects 76
Select Elliptical Region 67
Select Entire Book 123
Select File Type Dialog 124
Select Flip To 43
Select icon
toolbar 33, 69
Select icon 33
Select icon 65
Select icon 69
Select icon 71
Select Keep 59
Select Left 71
Select Left Page 25, 123
Select Move Page 43
Select Objects 69, 71
Select Preview/Play 53
Select Quality 59
Select Random 31
Select Rectangular Region 67
Select Remove 59
Select Save 59
Select Source 86
Select Template dialog 31
Select Toolbar 124
select/deselect 65
Selected Image
Fig 6.6.1 Resizing 69
Selected Image 69
Selected Pages 51
Selecting Multiple Thumbnails 43
Selection 66
Send As Email 65, 81
Separators 122
Set 3D/Shadow Effects 76
Set Album CD Options dialog 96
Set Album CD Title 86

145

Set Album Options 86


Set Album Options dialog 86
Set Album Settings 96
Set Album Title 86
Set As Default button 96
Set As Wallpaper 61, 80
Set Auto Flipping 49
Set Book Options 73, 111
Set Frame 76
Set Frame dialog 76
Set Link 61, 65, 75
Set Page Audio
At 111
Set Page Audio 111
Set Page Properties dialog 74
Set Preferences 117
Set Slide Show 51
Set Slide Show Option dialog 51
Set Theme 121, 122
Set Transparent 76
Set Watermark dialog 96
setting
Auto Flipping 49
Page Background 43
Password Protection 96
Row 51
setting 43
setting 49
setting 51
setting 96
Setting Email Options 81
Settings Dialog Box 86
setup.exe 19
Shadow 31, 76
sharing
online 19
sharing 19
Sharing With
Public 83
Sharing With 83
Sharpen 67
Shift 39, 43, 65, 67, 69, 71
Shift key
Use 12, 22
Shift key 12
Shift key 22
Shift key 35
Shift key 59
SHIFT-key 35
Show
check 111, 117
select 117
Uncheck 117
Show 111
Show 117
Show Grid 117
Show Grid menu
uncheck 117
Show Grid menu 117
Show Ruler 117
Show Ruler menu
uncheck 117
Show Ruler menu 117
Since OPF 127
Single
clicking 22
Single 22

146

Single Album
Creating 96
Single Album 96
Single Album CD 26
Single Album on CD 26, 86
Single Picture 55
Size Change 61, 65, 67, 69
Size Change 43, 69
Slide icon 51
Slide Show
Export Album 100
Running 51
Slide Show 12
Slide Show 51
Slide Show 100
Slide Show CD
create 100
Slide Show CD 100
Slide Show Effects 12
Slideshow
run 12
Slideshow 12
Slideshow 20
Slideshow 86
Small 83, 124
Snap
Uncheck 117
Snap 117
Sorting Pages 55
Sound Files 12, 127
SPECIAL 1, 4, 7
Speed
Flipping 50
Speed 50
Start icon
toolbar 22
Start icon 22
Start Wizard
activate 22
launches 20
use 21, 22
Using 22
want 22
Start Wizard 20
Start Wizard 21
Start Wizard 22
Start Wizard 117
start/stop
AutoFlip icon 49
start/stop 20
start/stop 49
Starting
Check 111
Select 86
Uncheck 111
Starting 21, 22, 30
Starting 86
Starting 100
Starting 111
Starting FlipAlbum Vista 21
Step 22
Step One 22
Still Picture 26
Still Picture Slide Show Video CD
create 26
Still Picture Slide Show Video CD 26
Stop 55

Index
Stretch 80
Style Dialog Box 39
subfolder 111
subfolders 57
Suite/Pro 12
Super VCD 19, 100
Super Video CD
creating 100
Super Video CD 12, 26
Super Video CD 100
Super Video CDs 12, 19, 100
support@ebooksys.com 1, 4
supportbiz@flipalbum.com 7
Supports MJPEG AVI Format 18
Supports Windows Vista 18
Supports WMV Format 18
SVCD 100
System
Select 117
System 117
System Requirements 19
System Settings 117
T
Table
Contents 12, 47
Table 12
Table 47
Template Options 31
Test Flip 117
Test Flip button 117
Text
editing 39
Select 96
Text 39
Text 96
Texture 111
Texture Background
Select 111
Texture Background 111
The Insert Multi-Media Objects Browser dialog 35
The Style dialog 39
Theme button
Browse 111
Theme button 111
Theme Creator 12
Themes
Browse 111
Themes 12, 22
Themes 111
Themes dialog 121, 122
These online FlipBooks 11
Thumbnail Entry
Hiding 43
Thumbnail Entry 43
Thumbnail Size 124
thumbnail/entry 65
Thumbnails
Fig 4.2.3.Dragging 43
refresh 123
Thumbnails 35
Thumbnails 43
Thumbnails 73
Thumbnails 123
Thumbnails 124
thumbnails/entries 65
TIF 12, 86, 127
Tile 80

Title 39
To Back 61
To Front 61
to/from 20
TOC 39
TOC1
indent 39
TOC1 39
TOC2 39
toolbar
Overview icon 39
Select 127
Select icon 33, 69
Start icon 22
Tools
menu bar 49, 50, 51, 122
Tools 49
Tools 50
Tools 51
Tools 100
Tools 122
Top 31, 33, 71
Transparency Support 12
Transparent 76
Transparent,Translucent
selecting 33
Transparent,Translucent 33
Triangle 52
TV 12, 26, 100
TV System 100
TV Viewing
Export Album 26, 100
Export Single Album 100
TV Viewing 26
TV Viewing 100
TV Viewing dialog
Export Album 100
TV Viewing dialog 100
TV Viewing Dialog Box
Fig 7.10.1 Export Album 100
TV Viewing Dialog Box 100
TVs 100
U
Uncheck
Add Current Album 26, 91, 95
Burn 100
Keep 69, 117
need 96
Show 117
Show Grid menu 117
Show Ruler menu 117
Snap 117
Start 111
User 96
Uncheck 26
Uncheck 69
Uncheck 91
Uncheck 95
Uncheck 96
Uncheck 100
Uncheck 111
Uncheck 117
Uncheck Prompt 117
unchecking
Add Separators 121
unchecking 121
Uncompressed 100

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Under Print Selection 55


Under Save In 59
UNDO/REDO 12
UNDO/REDO Function 12
unhide 43
United States 1, 4, 7
UP 111
Upload button 81
Upload dialog
back 26, 83
Upload dialog 26
Upload dialog 83
Upload icon 26, 83
Upload Status dialog 83
Upload Your Book
Web 26
Upload Your Book 26
Uploading
Files 83
Web 26, 83
Web Sites 83
Uploading 12
Uploading 26
Uploading 83
URL
Enter 83
link 75
online 81
URL 12, 61
URL 75
URL 81
URL 82
URL 83
URL Dialog Box 75
URLs 83
use
Book Cover 73
Ctrl 35
Picture 96
PID 21
Shift key 12, 22
Software 1, 4, 7
Start Wizard 21, 22
use 1
use 4
use 7
use 12
use 21
use 22
use 35
use 73
use 86
use 96
Use FlipAlbum Vista 30
Use Print Template 55
Use Shift 35
Use Text
Watermark 96
Use Text 96
User
uncheck 96
User 96
Username 26
Using
Right Mouse Button 61
Start Wizard 22
Using 22

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Using 61
Using Help 12
Using Page Properties 73
Using Paste Special 66
V
VCD 100
Version 129
Vertical Flip 67
Video CD
Burn MPEG Files 100
create 100
select 100
Video CD 12, 19, 26
Video CD 100
Video CD/Super VCD 100
Video CD/Super Video CD
Creating 100
Video CD/Super Video CD 100
Video CDs 19, 100
Video Compression 100
Video Files 12, 127
View
clicking 35, 55, 73
FlipBook 55
menu bar 55, 91, 117, 123, 124, 127
online FlipBooks 55
View 35
View 55
View 55
View 73
View 91
View 117
View 123
View 124
View 124
View 124
View 124
View 127
View Online Photo Albums/FlipBooks 12
View Toolbar 124
Viewing FlipBooks 55
Vista Logo 18
W
want
Company 86
email 81
Start Wizard 22
want 22
want 81
want 86
Warning dialog 60
Watermark
Use Text 96
Watermark 96
WAV 12, 74, 111, 127
Web
book 26
Upload 26, 83
Upload Your Book 26
Web 26
Web 83
Web Sites
Uploading 83
Web Sites 83
Web URL 86
Welcome To FlipAlbum Vista 11
What's New 18

Index
Width 69
Window
display 61
Window Frame 86, 124
Windows
menu bar 86
Windows 86
Windows Explorer 12, 22, 35, 80
Windows Vista Logo Certified 18
Windows 129
Windows Vista 129
Windows Vista/XP 19
Windows Vista/XP/2000
FlipAlbum Vista 1
FlipAlbum Vista Pro 7
FlipAlbum Vista Suite 4
Windows Vista/XP/2000 1
Windows Vista/XP/2000 4
Windows Vista/XP/2000 7
Windows Vista/XP/2000 19
Windows XP 129
with/without 111
Wizard 22
WMF 12, 86, 124, 127
WMV 18

Working 43
Write button 86
Write CD 86
Write CD dialog 86
www.eldos.org 128
www.fliplibrary.com
Add Book 83
www.fliplibrary.com 55
www.fliplibrary.com 83
www.flippublish.com 7
www.myflipbooks.com 75
X
XML 127
Y
Year 96
Yes
Clicking 123
Yes 22, 57, 60
Yes 123
Z
Zip Disk 1, 4, 7
Zoom In 67
Zoom Object 61
Zoom Out 67
Zoom Page 61

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