Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com
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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version

I'm a writer, scientist, musician, inventor and lecturer. During the daytime I am advisor to the President of Shenkar College. Read More
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Ourboox  www.ourboox.com is the world’s simplest platform for creating amazing e-books that incorporate text, photos, videos, maps and much more. It’s our platform and you are welcome to use it for absolutely free.

 

 

So let’s get started. Go to sign up https://www.ourboox.com/signup/

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

Name

You should write your name in Latin letters (you can change it to Hebrew, Arabic or any other language later). If you want to create joint account for your class, you can write “David Cohen, Seventh Grade Class” for example, as the name instead of your own name (don’t use special characters or numbers in your name). Then your students will create their books under a single user account.

 

The other option is to ask every student to create their own individual user profile.

 

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E-mail

In principle the e-mail you add should be your real e-mail (that way we can contact you). On the other hand, many students do not have their own e-mail. We won’t be upset if you or your students make up an e-mail. Just make sure it’s not someone else’s e-mail. And please remember it!

 

 

 

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Password

Just like any other password. Please remember it too!

You should read the Terms of Service and then click the box.

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

The moment you click “Create your account”, you’re at our homepage www.ourboox.com  ready to start making your first book come true.

 

If you have a pdf file you can drag it straight to the box on the right. If you want to create new page-flipping e-book with text, pictures, videos, maps and much more, then click on the “Create a Book Now” tab.

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

Let’s say you want to create a book about your family. Give the book a name (better in Englith, you can always change it later). If it’s a class account, make sure that the students writes his/her name in the title.

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

Now I can begin! Notice that there are two tabs – the Editor, which is open by default, and the “Cover, Book Direction , Categories” which we will visit later.

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

I can change the title, and add text to the first page, in any language.

DON’T FORGET TO SAVE FREQUENTLY

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

If I click on new page, I get a new page. I can click on the artwork and add a photo (Jpeg, png or gif).

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

If I click on ‘add image’, I get a window where I can drag photos (you can drag a bunch together, or select them.

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

When I select the photo I dragged in, it will appear in the editor:

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

I can create another new page, in order to embed a video from youtube (if you want to add a video of your parent or grandparents, then you should video them and upload it to Youtube so that you can embed it. Ourboox does not store videos, but it enables you to embed them from youtube or vimeo.

 

To embed any video, or map (or game, puzzle, sound, etc.) you need to open the open source <>

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

If I open the source code, I can embed the link from the video I want to insert.

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

Now I will open a new window for Youtube, and find the video I want to embed.

I find the video and click on share

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

After clicking on the Share, I click on the Embed <>

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

Copy the embed code

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

And copy it into the source code editor open in your book.

The video will appear in the editor!

Similarly you can go to Google Maps and copy the embed code of the city where your family is from.

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

The moving map will appear in the editor once you’ve copied the embed code to the source code window.

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com
Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

At any time I can click on the URL at the bottom of the editor page and have a look at the book!! It looks great, but I haven’t added a cover yet so we see the deault cover! So let’s click on the ‘edit book’ icon and go back to the editor.

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

This time we’ll go into the second tab.  When we click on the “Cover, Book Direction, Categories Tab we will be able to do the following:

Describe the book in a few words

Add the book cover (same way we added pictures – we can even use one of the photos we’ve added as the cover!)

Choose the direction of the book (for example right-to-left for Hebrew and Arabic)

Choose a category (or several)

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

I’ve chosen my cover photo and dragged it in.

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

Now my book has a cover. I can of course compose a better cover using powerpont, canva, photoshop, etc.

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

I can go back and edit my book whenever I want (as long as I remember the username email and password!).

Now it’s time to share the url of my book with friends, family, teachers and the world. Mazal Tov!

https://www.ourboox.com/books/my-family-by-mel-rosenberg/

The book  will appear in the Ourboox library, in the category, and Google will feature it as well. If it is a terrific book, send it to me ([email protected]) – we may feature it on the homepage!

You can even embed the book in another book or website! Just click on the ‘embed” button to get the embed code of the book.

 

A final word: don’t forget to click in the top right hand corner of the homepage in order to edit your profile:

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Step by Step Instructions – Making a Book on Ourboox – English Version by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com
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