We are now into part four of our CreateBook tutorials and we’ll be learning how to use the draw and add text features. You can download the ebook creator from the Windows store.
Drawing in CreateBook
This feature allows you to be able to easily begin drawing on the canvas. This can be a hugely useful tool in creating annotations on you eBook, or even images you may have imported in. Draw with a stylus or your finger, this app gives you the freedom of making drawings how you want to. To create you’re first drawing just simply click on the new drawing button, which is highlighted by annotation six.
1) Once you create a new drawing a box will appear, the area within this box is where you will be able to create your drawing. The option highlighted by this first arrow, when highlighted, means that the drawing box is currently in free transform mode. This means you can move the box around and resize it accordingly, thus making more or less space for your drawings 2) When on this option you will be in draw mode. You will now be able to draw within the box that you have created. However, you will not be able to draw outside of the box. 3) This feature allows you to erase your drawing. This feature will get rid of strokes you have performed instead of erasing a path. 4) Here you can choose the colour of the drawings you are going to make. This feature works in the exact same way it does on the page tool. Use the tabs in order to switch between using a colour pre-set, or creating a custom colour to use. 5) This option allows you to be able to choose the size of the stroke which you are going to draw. Therefore allowing you to be able switch between thick and thin strokes to create detailed drawings. 6) This button can be used to add drawings, therefore you can create multiple drawing canvases on one page. 7) This box will show you what edit mode you are in (also shown by annotations 1, 2 and 3), so whether you are in move mode, draw mode or erase mode.
Text can also be easily inserted into the eBook you are creating. You can then manipulate and position your text along side other imagery, sound and video you may have introduced.
To begin inserting text into a page, simply click on the 'New Text' button (highlighted by annotation 6) to just create a text box. 1) This tab will allow you to be able to go into move mode. You can then move the text box around on the page, position it and also make it bigger or smaller. You can also rotate text by tapping and then holding the rotate icon which should appear above the text box. 2) This tab once selected, allows you to be able to enter text via your keyboard. When in text edit mode make sure you tap on the text box once to ensure that it is selected for text entry. 3) Here you can select the size of the text you are going to enter via the top box, and then the text font type via the box below. Again make sure the text to which you want to make changes is selected.
4) Here you can alter text formatting and alignment. Simply tap on what you want to apply, whether that is making text bold or aligning it to the right. Again make sure the text to which you want to make changes is selected.
5) Here you can choose the colour of the text. This feature works in the exact same way it does on the page tool. Use the tabs in order to switch between using a colour pre-set, or creating a custom colour to use. 6) This button can be used to add text boxes, therefore you can add multiple pieces of text on to one page. 7) This box will show you what mode you are in, so whether you are in move mode or text edit mode.
We’ll be finishing off the tutorials for CreateBook later this week with videos and sound features.