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How to customize hotspots?

Engaging clients can be difficult, especially on a static page. Flipbooks on the other hand can be very attractive and generate lots of leads if you include valuable content and take care of the reading experience. With Publuu’s hotspot feature, you can add photo libraries, animated GIFs, and display videos, or sounds. You can customize them in many ways and we would like to show you some tips and tricks. If you would want to fully make the most use of hotspots read along with this guide.


We have presented the ways to customize your hotspots below.


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Basic customization

First, you need to pick the page you’d like to use a hotspot of your choice on. Then pick hotspot options from the top menu.


choose hotspot


Link as a hotspot

When you insert a LINK HOTSPOT, it will appear by default like this:




Then the customization menu will pop up on the right side.


hotspot menu



From here, you can change the hotspot color, or icon color itself.


link hotspot preferences



To do so, open a color palette by clicking on the hotspot or icon option.


hotspot color palette



If you would like to hide a hotspot entirely, you need to shift the SHOW HOTSPOT switch in the LINK’S OPTIONS panel.

show hotspot option



You can do the same thing with a VIDEO HOTSPOT, by either embedding it or making it a hotspot.


A hotspot with an active area

To have a hotspot with an active area that highlights when you hover the mouse over it,


hotspot with active area


Go to the menu bar on the right and turn on both SHOW HOTSPOT and ACTIVE AREA options.


hotspot with an active area setting



You can also resize the active area on the hotspot by dragging it on one of its corners.


resize active area



A pulsating active area

A pulsating active area gets highlighted when your reader hovers his mouse over it.


To have an active area without the hotspot visible on it,


pulsating active area


make sure the ACTIVE AREA switch is on, while the SHOW HOTSPOT option is switched off.


pulsating active area setting


Again, you can place your active area anywhere and change its size by dragging one of its corners.


An invisible area

To have your link presented in a form of an invisible area,


invisible area hotspot


you need to turn off both options:


invisible area hotspot setting




Custom hotspots

As you know everything about customizing hotspots, it’s a good time to get even more creative with them.


Did you know that you can make any image, graphic or even text that is in your original PDF file, to work as a hotspot?
It’s easy!
Simply drag an invisible active area ( when both “SHOW HOTSPOT” and “ACTIVE AREA” are switched off )


invisible area hotspot setting

over desired image in your flipbook.


Invisible area hotspot



That’s it !
Now, your original PDF picture will trigger a photo gallery, video, link or audio ( depeding on the hotspot you added) when clicked on.


GIF as a hotspot

How about you take things to a more dynamic reading experience?
Clickable GIFS?
No problem with that! Just follow the instructions below:
Add a GIF either by uploading a new file or use one form our free GIF library. Then, just drag the hotspot ( photo gallery, video oraz audio ) in form of an invisible active area ( when both “SHOW HOTSPOT” and “ACTIVE AREA” are switched off ) over the desired GIF that you’ve added before.

invisible area hotspot setting

That’s it!
Simple as that. Now, your GIF has become a clickable hotspot 🙂



GIF as hotspot



And there you go – your readers can enjoy animated, clickable content waiting to be interacted with!


You can also set your hotspot as a pulsating active area if you’d want to make it more visible.


Once you finish working on your hotspots , click the preview button in the top right corner to see changes.


preview flipbook


If you accept the changes, click the SAVE button to apply changes to your flipbook.


save flipbook


If you have any questions about hotspot customization, please feel free to contact our support team.



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