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As for making flash flip book, complicated scripts and programming skills may occur to you. For friends who have no skills about Actionscripts, you have another way to create flash flipbook: InDesign, which is a desktop digital publishing program designed by Adobe Systems.

Other Ways to Create Flipbook
1. Free online PDF to flipbook converting service: Issuu.
2. Third-party flash flipbook creator mac.

How to Make SWF Flipbook in InDesign CS4?

1. Create Document and Do Presets

After you launched the Adobe InDesign CS4 applications, please create a new document firstly by following: File - New - Document. Then, you can do settings like number of pages, page size, columns, margins and etc in the in new pop-up window(just as the following image shows):

You can set these parameters according to your practical need. When all settings have been finished, please click OK button to save the preferences.

2. Customize Layout and Fill Content

a. add text to page: on the left toolbar, you will see the icon "T". Click it, and then drag a textbox on the page which you want to add text content. Afterwards, please enter the content. The fonts, size, text direction and etc can be customized by clicking Type.

b. add image to flipbook page: go to File, load image to flipbook page. You can drag and drop to adjust the size and place of embedded image.
c. other settings like layout, page style and etc can be customized according to your need.

3. Export SWF Flipbook

Go to File - Export, a window will pop up for you to output created page flip book. Select SWF as output format and choose the output folder, then click Save. A dialog box will appear instantly, from which you can set the size, background, page transitions and etc. Click OK to apply these settings.

Now it's time to view your SWF flipbook in Adobe Flash Player!

Except InDesign application, you can also create flash flipbook with some third-party software such as this flipbook creator for Mac tool.

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