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Any Suggestions for displaying a Book content flowing page to page?

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#68085 (In Topic #14487)

Fan in action

Looking for suggestions on displaying an electronic book

I have a electronic copy ( scanned and OCRed ) of a historical book which I would like to make viewable in an easy to use and logical fashion.

I have thought that I could create a custom comcode page for each page of the book, arranging the images in the page to suit, adding hyperlinks on the contents to jump to various chapters, add link to Next / Previous pages etc

This is a bit of work and feels a but of misuse as it is really putting content into many many comcode pages.

Other options would be to convert to Flash ( ) and hold within the OCP site or convert to flash page flip style ( dynamic page flip - ) or use an externally hosted Flash conversion service such as

( Apologies if this is the wrong section to pose these questions ).

Any suggestions as what is the most effective path to choose? 
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Community saint

Have you considered the 'Catalogues'?

It should do what you want after you've built a (repeating) template for the pages. You could then segregate the catalogue into chapters, paginating wherever you wish, if you think the user will be faced with an overload of information.

The third party route sounds fine too. Something like the ones you've mentioned, or FlipBook, shoehorned into a comcode page, lodged in an iframe.

Keep us updated on the route you take. It will probably interest most users …


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We have a gorgeous Flash flip viewer developed for a client site, by uploading PDFs to the download system, but unfortunately I can't give you it out at the moment :(. It was a lot of work and requires stuff installed on the server (swftools as you identified).

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Fan in action

You are just keeping us hooked for v7:)

I have used an iFrame version here : : and as you can see this flash page flip viewer is definetly not gorgeous.

I will search for a more beautiful one!
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