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How to add hotspots

Interactive elements such as videos, photos, or audio files, make your flipbooks engaging and unique. Find out how to add hotspots to your interactive PDFs in no time.

To add hotspots, log in to your Publuu account. You can start inserting interactive elements to your flipbooks in two ways. Click Customize in the bottom menu of your selected flipbook. 

 Click Customize in the bottom me

 

Then choose Add hotspots section, which you will find in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Choose Add hotspots section,

 

Alternatively, click three grey dots on the right-hand side and select Add hotspots. 

Add hotspot options

You will be now taken to a screen where you can add links, photos, videos and sounds to your flipbook and check how they look as a part of your publication. 

 

ADDING LINKS

To add a link, click on LINK in the top bar. On the right-hand side of your screen you will see hotspot’s customization options.

Adding links-  link customization panel


On the right-hand side of your screen, select whether the link will direct to a certain website or a page of your flipbook.

Link to page


Customize the color of the hotspot and its icon.

Customize hotspot's color


You can decide whether you want your hotspot to be visible straight away or whether it should appear in a form of an active area which pulsate when you hover your mouse over it.

You can hide the hotspot by clicking on the blue dot next to the Show hotspot button (it will become grey when hidden).

Show hotspot.      Show hotspot

If you hide your hotspot, Active area gets activated. The link will appear in a form of an active area which pulsate when you hover your mouse over it.  

Active area hotspot.      Active area

 

To remove a hotspot, click on Remove hotspot.

Remove hotspot

 

 

ADDING PHOTOS 

To add photos to your flipbook, click on P and upload the photos you are keen to include. At any time, you can drag the photos to change their position.

 

Publuu - Hotspots Editor

Once your photos are uploaded, you can view and edit your photo gallery from the panel on the right hand side.
You will also see other hotspot’s customization options, described in more detail in “Adding Links” section.

 

ADDING VIDEOS

To add a video, click on video and in the space provided enter the link to your YouTube or Vimeo. 

Publuu - Hotspots Editor

Once your video is added, you can preview it and replace the link from the panel on the right hand side.
You will also see other hotspot’s customization options, described in more detail in “Adding Links” section.

 

ADDING AUDIO FILES

To add an audio file to your flipbook, click on sound and add the audio file.

Publuu - Hotspots Editor

Once your audio is added, you can preview it or replace the file from the panel on the right hand side.
You will also see other hotspot’s customization options, described in more detail in “Adding Links” section.


When you introduce all changes, click on save button which you will find in the top right-hand side of your screen.

Save interactive elements

 

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