Hi everyone. I've never made a thread like this so apologies if I don't follow the correct protocol. If people are experimenting with iBooks Author (iBA?) I wondered if we could collate some tips and tricks here, as there aren't currently a lot of resources elsewhere (apart from Apple's own help pages). Obviously iWork users are going to feel at home straight away, although I spotted a few differences too. Here's some things I found so far... If you want to see how each template behaves on an iPad, it seems you can only have four proofs at a time (before they get overwritten), so you'll need to sync them via iTunes if you want to be able to refer to all the templates on an iPad from time to time. Be aware that if you edit the layout of your chapter front page, the changes will not affect the way each chapter is introduced on the iPad - the layout reverts back to the default. I tried to make a 'digital flier' but it looked like a textbook again when it was on the iPad (not surprising, I understand!) There are a lot of default styles in each template. Don't be put off. If you tweak some text, right-click on the style in the list (selected and with a red triangle) and select 'redefine style from selection'. Do this for any text in your widgets so that when you add new widgets they get your new styles. iWork stalwarts such as Mask Image and Instant Alpha aren't listed in the menus but if you customise the toolbar (right-click on the toolbar) you can add these commands to your toolbar. Annoyingly, you can't 'use small icons' like in other apps (I hope this isn't a new dumbing down trend from Apple - it was literally the first thing I tried to do when I first opened the app!) If your layout is only good in landscape, you can disable portrait entirely by checking the box in the Document Inspector (Document tab). The level of control provided by the iWork toolset is comprehensive but for some parts of the widgets, the controls are ghosted out (for example the line and fill of the labels in the Interactive Image widget). The fonts shown in the toolbar are the only ones that seem to be supported on the iPad. If you are trying to produce something really simple with no chapters, set the first chapter as a preface by clicking the pop-up menu by the page thumbnail. This means the iBook won't say Chapter 1 on the iPad. If you edit bits of your template and you want them to be reflected in all subsequent usage of that bit, select the changed object and go to Format > Advanced > Update object for current layout. If you are struggling to find video that will import, open your movie in Quicktime Player and export it to iTunes or a location on your drive, selecting iPad compatible format. If you export as PDF you get each landscape page surrounded by a box with iTunes Author written underneath. Is there something that can crop multiple PDF pages? I'm not sure Preview does this any more. Incidentally, slideshows and other widgets will only show the image visible in iBA at the time of exporting. I made a simple RSS widget in Dashcode (from Xcode tools) and it transferred to the iPad but with no active web content. I'm not sure this is possible. So no google maps, etc? Details from Apple here: http://www.apple.com/ibooks-author/ and here http://www.apple.com/support/ibooksauthor/ The Keynote import is really neat. I imported some quite complex documents and the builds were just as dynamic. It seems to utilise the Keynote convert to HTML engine. I assume there are some limits to the type of build and transition but I haven't done a thorough study yet. That's all for now. Has anyone made their own template yet? Has anyone got further with embedded web content? Anyone found any other FAQs or guides? Is anyone an iBA millionaire yet...?