How do I get PDF pages to flip like a book?

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How do I get PDF pages to flip like a book?
Make PDF pages flip, similar to real book pages. (Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Normal PDF readers scroll down through the document's pages. However, you can use special software to change your PDF document into a Flash flip book that allows the pages to turn similar to a paper book. The PDF's page corners "lift" and move across the screen. Use page flip software to achieve the effect. The software converts your PDF document into a Flash SWF file and is available from a variety of free and fee-based software developers.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

    Create PDF

  1. 1

    Click on the "Download the PDF to SWF Converter" link on the Convert PDF website.

  2. 2

    Double-click the installation file to begin installation and follow the on-screen instructions to add the software to your computer.

  3. 3

    Click the "Start," button, then click "Programs" and "PDF to Flash" to start the program.

  4. 4

    Click "Add files," then navigate to the location of the PDF document you want to change into a Flash flip book. If you want to convert individual PDF documents in a folder into one flash flip book, click "Add folder" and navigate to the folder. Click on the file or folder you want and click "Open."

  5. 5

    Edit the attributes of the Flash flip book on the right side of the window, beneath the output preview window. Click the "Output Type" to change how the output file plays automatically or manually. Enter a number in the "DPI" field to set the resolution (how clear the file appears). Enter a number in the "Play_Speed" field to set how many pages turn per second.

  6. 6

    Click "Browse" from the bottom of the application window and navigate to a folder where you want the converted file to be saved. Click "Convert" to begin the conversion process.

  7. 7

    Double-click the file created by the converter software to view your Flash flip book.

    Flipdocs

  1. 1

    Navigate to the Flipdocs "Create a Flipbook," website.

  2. 2

    Enter details in the fields under "Upload Your PDF," then click the red button to navigate to the location of the PDF file on your computer.

  3. 3

    Click "Create Flipbook." The Flipdocs tool processes the PDF document without any further action from you. When it completes, a new page loads with your user name (e-mail address) and password for your new Flipdocs account. Save this information.

  4. 4

    Click "Continue" to see a demo of the converted file. You must pay the one time use fee of £19 or subscribe to an annual plan ($350) to activate the flip book and remove "Demo" from the file.

  5. 5

    Click "Activate" to select your preferred payment type and enter your payment details.

  6. 6

    Log into your Flipdocs account using your e-mail address as your user name and the password assigned by the Flipdocs website to obtain the full Flash flip book link.

    CodeBox

  1. 1

    Point your Web browser to the CodeBox "PDF to Flash Page Flip" online conversion tool. CodeBox provides the conversion free of charge and delivers the Flash flip book as a ZIP file.

  2. 2

    Click "Attach a file" and then navigate to the location of the PDF file you want to convert on your hard drive.

  3. 3

    Set the options for your Flash flip book in the control panels. Follow the instructions next to the option for guidelines on using it. Click "Start conversion." The CodeBox tool converts your PDF into a Flash flip book.

  4. 4

    Click "Download File" and pick the location on your computer where you want to save the ZIP file.

  5. 5

    Double-click on the ZIP file to view its contents and click "index.html" to view your PDF as a flip page book.

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