Using the ‘Interactive’ options within the Flipbook software

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Allows you to place a hotspot/button that will take the reader to the specified page number when clicked. Please note the page number that you specify will relate to the physical page number, where the front cover is counted as page 1. Refer to the Thumbnails section for page numbers. These can be very useful if your publication includes an index page that lists the articles contained in the issue.

Allows you to place a hotspot/button that will take the reader to the specified URL in a new browser tab when clicked.


You can place a hotspot/button on a page and specify an email address. Upon clicking on the button/hotspot, the reader’s default email client will launch and the email address you specified will be the default recipient. This can be useful if your publication includes contact links for your company, for example.


This is essentially the same as the email button/hotspot but you’re also able to specify a pre-determined subject line. Also, this feature doesn’t launch the reader’s email client but instead they’re able to send the comment/email directly from the flipbook interface and the message is sent from 3D Issue’s mail server. This feature is designed so that a publisher can add their own contact email address and readers can use the function to email comments to the publisher using only the flipbook.


Allows you to add audio clips into your flipbook. Upon clicking the hotspot/button, the audio clip is played back to the reader. In the advanced menu you are also able to toggle the audio control panel on/off and also specify whether to auto play the clip. Please note that autoplay may or may not work depending on what web browser is being used since different web browsers have different autoplay policies attached to them. Maximum file size per audio clip: 50Mb

Allows you to add an interactive image gallery into your issue. There are three options – Button, Hotspot and Embedded. When using the Hotspot or Button types, the image gallery window will “pop-out” in front of the issue pages. When using the Embedded option, the image gallery will be displayed embedded within the embedded area that you draw on the page.

Click “Add” to upload and add images into the gallery. In the Advanced menu, you can also specify the image gallery window size and whether the images should transition from one to the other automatically by checking the “Autoplay” option and what animation should be used to transition between the images. Maximum file size per image file: 5Mb


You can add video to your issues in three ways – Hotspot, Button and Embedded – same as the image gallery feature mentioned above. Supported video formats include .mp4, Youtube video URL and Vimeo video URL. The maximum file size for each mp4 video is 500Mb.


Same functionality as “Weblink” except the button icon is different – can be used to indicate that the item/object you’re linking to can be downloaded. For example, may be useful when linking to an external PDF document or other downloadable online resources.


Allows you to add information hotspots/buttons into your pages. This feature is designed so that publishers can add brief info notes within the issue that readers can click on. This may be useful in sales catalogs or directories where additional information not found in the PDF document would be desireable (eg. tech specs for a particular item, car specifications, etc.)

You would enter a title and description for each info hotspot/button and you’re also able to hyperlink parts of the text if needed. When a reader clicks on the info button, a pop-out window will appear on top of the issue pages to display the info.


Allows you to add click-to-call hotspots/buttons into your pages. The function requires that you specify the country code from the provided drop-down menu and then type the telephone number in the local format. When a reader clicks on the button, the default calling application on their device is launched.


This feature allows you to place an invisible button on a page and specify an image file to display and also a URL that the reader is taken to if they click the Ad-Spot image. Once the reader lands on the page where the button is placed, the ad-spot image will automatically pop up and the reader can either click outside the image to close it or they can click on the image and they will be taken to the specified URL. This feature can be very useful for displaying advertisers’ content

Updated on October 2, 2018

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