Change reading direction (right to left) like in Hebrew and Arabic?

October 15, 2014 Uberflip Customer Success

Languages like Hebrew and Arabic that require to read from right to left also require to flip pages from right to left.

Although our system was designed for traditional western reading from left to right, you can use page offset to mimic back to front reading so the Reader toolbar will display page numbers that match(although they will show as negative (-) page number) and you can use a direct page link to the very last Absolute page number

Step 1:  Use page offset to align your pages with the Toolbar and choose the last page as your cover image

Set the page offset using the Override Folder Settings to a negative number that matches the total number of pages that are in your Issue ("-#" where # is the total number of pages).  

You'll also want to change the default cover thumbnail image to the absolute last page of your publication so it will show as the cover page rather than the very first page of your Issue.

For example if you had a 6 page Issue, you would set this to "-6" .  The reason we do this is because we want to have the correct page numbers displaying and aligned with what is being displayed when flipping pages.

Set_Page_Offset_for_Reverse_Reading.png

Step 2: Promote a Direct Page link that takes users to the last page of Flipbook (which is actually the first page in a reverse reading scenario)

Using a direct page link you can direct users to the very last page of the PDF, which will actually be the first page in their reading experience.

For example,  if you had a 5 page PDF you would promote a direct page link to the very last page (absolute page 4)

http://www.epageflip.net/i/249736/4

NOTE:  Any promo tools provided by the Application will always reference the standard first page.  You must manually change any links within promo tool links/code to indicate that last absolute page direct link

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