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The Ultimate Guide for Creating Dynamic Flipping Books from Google Docs

In my previous post, I listed the steps to create awesome, virtual flipping books using Google Docs and the website Flipsnack. Here is the most thorough step-by-step guide you’ll ever need for you and your students to embark on this excellent endeavor.

Student Examples

The links below are examples from grade 3 students at Singapore American School.
Feel free to leave them a comment!

Happy flipping!

Easily Create a Free, Virtual Flipping Book!

There’s a great website called Flipsnack that allows you to create really slick looking flip books from any pdf or jpg file that you have. I use this with third graders so they can publish their writing from Google Docs to their Blogs in a new and fun way.

Below are the steps – you can also click here to view full-page directions.

From Google Docs to Flipping Books

Download Your Google Doc as a PDF

  1. File
  2. Download as
  3. PDF Document

Document will be saved in your Dowloads folder

Download Your Google Doc as a PDF

Go to http://www.flipsnack.com

Click Sign in

Go to www.flipsnack.com

Sign in with Google

Sign in with Google

Enter your email and password

After entering your login credentials, click “Accept”

Enter your email and password

Choose make your first flipping book

Choose make your first flipping book

Import your PDF (or Jpg)

You may select a file from your computer, or drag the file from its source
(if dragging, make sure you see the green plus before releasing)
Once document is loaded, click next

Import your PDF (or Jpg)

Publish Your Book

Publish Your Book

Title and Description

  1. Change the title to your liking
  2. Add a description
  3. Click on Advanced Settings (optional)

Title and Description

Templates

You can select different templates and preview what it will look like.

Templates

Settings

Lots of customizations here, so have a play.
Things to note:

  1. Change custom size to W: 550 so that the book will fit in a standard blog post
  2. If you want to change the cover, select Show title on the first page

Click Finish when done

Settings

Sharing: Link / Embed

  1. To Share, click My Collections at the top of the page
  2. To email the link, select copy, and send email
  3. To embed, select the embed button

Sharing: Link / Embed

Embedding

After choosing embed from previous step, select Use free (with watermark)

Embedding

Copy Embed Code (with watermark)

Select copy and then close

Copy Embed Code (with watermark)

Embed Flipping Book into Blogger Post

Log into your Blogger account and create new post

  1. Switch to html
  2. Paste flipsnack embed code into post
  3. Add title and labels and publish

Embed Flipping Book into Blogger Post

View Blog to Enjoy Your Flipping Book!

View Blog to Enjoy Your Flipping Book!

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