The Flip!Book provides a way for you to give your readers an online version of your print product.  Uploading the pages can be done as either a single mutli-page PDF or several individual PDFs.

Working with the Flip!Book grid:

Working with the Flip!Book management form:

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GRID: How do I use the grid?

The grid has search boxes for name, start date, and ID.

There is a edit icon (pencil) next to each respective Flip!Book which allows changes to be made.

Of course to add a new Flip!Book, click the "Add" button.

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GRID: How do I search for a Flip!Book?

You can use the page numbers at the bottom of the grid.

You can search using name, start date, or ID.

  • Enter your search keyword into one of the search boxes and then click the filter button.
  • If searching by date, you can either type the date or click the calendar icon.

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GRID: Can I download a list of Flip!Books?

Click one of the icons in the right most, upper corner of the grid.  Options are available for download to Excel, .csv, or Word document.

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GRID: How do I edit a Flip!Book?

Click the edit icon (pencil) next to the appropriate Flip!Book.  This will open the management form for the selected Flip!Book. 

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GRID: How do I add a Flip!Book?

Click the "Add" button in the upper left corner of the Flip!Book grid.  

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And now let's discuss the elements of the Flip!Book administration form.


This text field in the upper left of the form allows you to enter your Flip!Book's name by either pasting text in or typing text into the form.

This field will not accept HTML coding however you can format the name in the Settings area.

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FLIP!BOOK: Description

This text area allows you to enter a description for your Flip!Book.  The description will be for internal use only and will not appear on the public website.

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FLIP!BOOK: Hyperlink and Email Detection

This specifies how the News!Site 6.0 Software interacts with links (website and email) found in your PDF pages.

  • Normal Detection - The default and most popular method, the Software will detect website and email addresses and display them in an index.  Due to how PDFs are constructed, not all addresses may be found.  In that case...
  • Strict Detection - This setting results in the Software using a stricter method than the "Normal Detection."  Due to how PDFs are constructed, some text may be pulled that is not a website or email address.
  • No Detection - This setting results in the Software ignoring all website and email address.  The address index will not display with the Flip!Book.

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This upload field is where you can select the PDF(s) from your local machine.  Please note that if selecting multiple single-page PDFs you are able to highlight and select all the PDFs at one time.  When uploading multiple single-page PDFs, please be sure the files are named alphabetically.

Uploading your PDF(s)

  • Click the "Select" button.
  • After your operating system's window opens to display the files on your computer, navigate until you find the desired PDF(s).
  • If uploading a single PDF, double click on the file.  If uploading multiple single-page PDFs, highlight all files and then click the "Open" button.

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FLIP!BOOK: Allow users to download the PDF

This option allows your readers to download the original PDF.  At first this may sound like a service to your readers however please be aware of the following:

  • Your readers would be able to reread the edition without returning to your website.  This forfeits potential traffic.
  • Your readers would be able to share the PDF.  Again, this forfeits potential traffic and also revenue if you secure the Flip!Book.
  • Allowing PDF download has different invoicing.  Please refer to your Flip!Book license addendum for details.

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FLIP!BOOK: Start Date

Each Flip!Book added to the website must have a start date, and so, by default, the News!Site 6.0 Software automatically enters the current date and time into the form.  This date may be edited manually or by clicking each of the icons to the right of the "Start Date" text field.

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FLIP!BOOK: Stop Date

If required, the site administrator may enter a stop date to override the News!Site 6.0 Software's automatic archiving functionality.  Like the "Start Date," the stop date may be entered manually or through the use of the calendar and clock icons.

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FLIP!BOOK: Date Created

This text field is simply a field that tells the site administrator when the Flip!Book was created.  This is strictly and internal-only field.

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FLIP!BOOK: Date Last Processed

This text field is simply a field that tells the site administration when the Flip!Book was last processed, or perhaps edited.  This is strictly an internal-only field.

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FLIP!BOOK: Subsection Assignment

All Flip!Books must be placed into a subsection for readers to view them.

Subsection names are listed in the box on the left of the pair of assignment boxes.  You can highlight the name of a subsection and use the single arrow to move its name to the right-hand box, therefore assigning the Flip!Book to that subsection.  To summarize, all subsections you move to the right-hand assignment box are where your Flip!Book will be displayed for readers.  If you would like your Flip!Book to appear in ALL the subsections then you may use the double arrows to move all the subsection names to the right-hand box.

If you cannot find the subsection into with you wish to assign your Flip!Book you can either use the search box under the left-hand assignment box or you can use the scroll bar to to browse through all the subsections.

If you have inadvertently assigned a Flip!Book to a subsection into which you do not want the Flip!Book displayed then you can highlight the name of that subsection and use the back arrow to move the subsection's name to the left-hand box.

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This field displays the ID of the Flip!Book.  The News!Site 6.0 Software will assign an ID when each Flip!Book is created.  This ID can be viewed in the URL for the Flip!Book and can be used on the Flip!Book grid to search for a Flip!Book.

The ID can be found in the Flip!Book URL by clicking on the Flip!Book on the public side.  An example URL:[Section Name]/[Subsection Name]/Flipbook/[Flip!Book Name]/[Section ID]/[Subsection ID]/[Flip!Book ID]#1

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FLIP!BOOK: Enabled

This button both displays the enabled status of the article and allows the site administration to set the status.  This button will either show "Enabled" or "Disabled."  Disabled Flip!Books will not appear on the public website however they can still be edited from the Flip!Book management grid.

To change the status the site administrator can click the button.  

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FLIP!BOOK: Not Deleted

This button both displays if the Flip!Book has been deleted and allows the site administrator to make that distinction.  Deleted Flip!Books will not show on the public website.

The site administrator can delete the Flip!Book by clicking the button.  

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Once all fields have been set, click the "Add" button to submit the Flip!Book.  When the button is clicked, two status bars will appear at the top of the form.  It is important that these bars are allowed to fully process.  When completed, you will be returned to the Flip!Book management grid.

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If at any point during the upload process you decide not to upload it, the "Cancel" button can be clicked.  All fields values will be deleted and you will be returned to the Flip!Book management grid.  If editing a Flip!Book, the "Cancel" button will remove all changes and revert back to the last saved copy.

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