An ebooks is an electronic version of a book, often of a book that exist first as a printed book. Ebooks can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose, provided the computer or device has the necessary software for the format of ebook being used. Sometimes people use the term “ebook” to refer to a dedicated device used for reading electronic versions of books.
Content can be exported to SWF ebooks and, in most cases, simply dragging the SWF ebook onto a browser screen is all that is needed to read the ebook.
SWF stands for “small web format.” There are a number of programs that export to this format, such as Flash and InDesign. This format allows a high level of design and functionality—including interactive quizzes, video tutorials, music, etc. It is essentially vector based animation, which allows designers to create very compact and fast files that include animation and interactive features such as rollovers, pop-up images or texts, and more. Continue reading “SWF eBooks and How to Use Them”
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