If you used a one of our pre-designed templates and added your pictures, this is the point at which you would flip through your book and add any finishing touches. These might include text captions next to your photos, or making slight adjustments to the size or positioning of the photos. If you think your book looks perfect as it is, just skip this step altogether.
If you built your book from scratch or are changing the layout substantially, an explanation of all the things you could do is beyond the scope of this tutorial. So what we'll do instead is provide you with a summary of some of the more common changes you might like to make to a book.
If anything you do produces an outcome you don't like - undo it. The first option on the orange bar along the top of the screen is a white square with a curved arrow that says Undo beneath it. Click on the square until the mistake is corrected.
Moving pages around in your book
At the bottom of the screen you'll see thumbnails of your book pages. You can click on those thumbnails and drag them to a new place in the book.
Moving things around on your pages.
Click the object you want to move so it is framed by a dotted line. Now you can click and drag that object around to wherever you want.
Removing unwanted elements
Click the object you want to remove so it is framed by a dotted line. Hit the DEL or DELETE key on your keyboard.
Resizing your photos or text captions.
Click the thing you want to resize so it is framed by a dotted line. Click and drag on the grey squares on the corners of the dotted frame.
Cropping your photos.
Click the photo you want to crop so it is framed by a dotted line. An orange bar will pop up by the photo. The first option on the bar is Crop . Click it and use the slider to crop your photo.
Adjusting your photos in the frame
Click the photo you want to adjust so it is framed by a dotted line. An orange bar will pop up next to the photo. The second option on the bar is Pan . Click pan to see the entire photo displayed under the frame. Click on the photo and drag it to where you want it.
Adding a text caption.
Click the grey bar marked Text to the left of the screen. Drag the word "Text" onto your book and release the mouse button.
Editing a text caption.
Double click on the text caption and start typing. To change the font, style or color of the text, those options are on the orange bar that appeared beside the text when you clicked it.
Changing a page background.
Click the grey bar marked Backgrounds to the left of the screen. Select a category. Drag the background you like onto your page and release the mouse button.
Rotating a photo.
Click a photo so that it is framed by a dotted line. A circle with an arrow on it will be attached to the dotted line frame. Click on that circle and drag it to rotate the photo.
For additional information on how to edit photo books please refer to our HELP area.