College Catalog Now Exclusively Online, Converted to Flipping Book for Easy Use
By MaryCaroline Powers, vice president for communications and government relations, Office of Communications and Government Relations
September 15, 2014
The catalog can be found at http://www.esc.edu/academic-affairs/catalogs-guides/undergraduate-catalog/
For those not familiar with the features of a Flipping Book, there are several helpful icons that will facilitate the process.
The bottom navigation bar (above) in Flipping Books features (from left to right):
Table of Contents: Listing of the section names. The fine detail is listed on the Table of Contents page.
Thumbnails: Generates the thumbnails of each page that many PDF users rely on.
Bookmarks: Allows the user to "take notes," which remain available for the session. Bookmarked pages can easily be selected to print.
Share This: Creates a URL to share a single page or the entire document via social networks, websites and email.
Text: Use to highlight and copy text to export (such as for email communication between student and mentor).
Print: Choices are select pages, current pages, bookmarked pages.
Download: Select the current page (either left page or right page) or the entire publication - downloads are in PDF format.
Toggle Sound: Turn the flipping page sound on or off.
Full Screen Mode: The document currently opens in this view - useful if document is embedded, such as the Student Degree Planning Guide at http://www.esc.edu/degree-planning-academic-review/prior-learning-assess...
Zoom In/Zoom Out: Changes display to a single page and back to side-by-side presentation - text size can also be increased or decreased.
Although the links in the Flipping Book do not show unless hovered over, all of the links throughout the catalogue are live. In the table of contents and the index, the link will take the user to the appropriate page. The user can hover over the page number, then click, to be taken to that content. The document is also available in a PDF format where the links show up as underlined and blue in the PDF.