Adding a Google Map to your book is now super-simple.

Here's how you do it:

1. Click the + button in the toolbar

2. Click the Import button

3. Click on the Maps tab in the toolbar

4. Type the place you want to find on the map (if you don't want to type, click on the Microphone icon and speak your search term instead).

5. Note you can choose between Map or Satellite view. When you're happy, click the Select button at the bottom. The map will drop onto the page of your book.

An area in Google Maps added to your page in Book Creator

Book Creator for iPad

In Book Creator for iPad, the process is similar but you can find the Maps feature by tapping the + button, then the More tab. This will embed from Apple Maps, rather than Google Maps.

Opening the More... menu in Book Creator for iPad

Editing options

Once the map is on the page, you can move it around and resize it as you wish. Click on it once and you'll get the blue border around it. At this point you can click the pencil icon in the top right of the map to make further changes - you can zoom in or out or switch from Map to Satellite mode.


If you click on the Inspector (i button) you can add an alt text description for the map (useful for screen readers).

Viewing the map

When you're happy with how the map is displayed, if you switch to Read mode the map will display as you intended, much the same way an image would. Why not annotate the map with the pen tool or record your voice explaining what the map shows?

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