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Switch to Read mode in Book Creator
Switch to Read mode in Book Creator

To switch between edit and read mode, you just need to click the Play button

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Written by Dan Amos
Updated over a week ago

You'll find the Play button beneath your book on a bookshelf, or in the top right of the toolbar when in editing mode.

When you're in Read mode, you'll see that the background is darker and the pages of the book turn nicely. All video and audio will play and links will start working too.

Turning pages

You can turn the pages by clicking the left or right arrows, dragging the pages with your mouse, or swiping (if you're using a touch screen). You can also use a keyboard and use the left and right arrows to turn the pages.

Reading options

In the toolbar are a few options for reading:

Go full screen. The first icon in the toolbar will make the book display full screen. Click it again to return to the normal view.

Share your book. The share icon will show different options depending on whether you are reading a published version of a book, or you are in Read mode in your own book.

  1. For published books as viewed online, you'll have the option to Share on Facebook or Twitter, Embed the book, or Print it as a PDF file.

  2. For your own books (viewed in Read mode whilst editing the book), you'll see Publish online, Download as an ePub, or Print.

Read to me

Press or click on this button to have the book read to you.


Click on the cog icon next to the 'Read to me' button to access the reading settings:

Side by side pages

Toggle between side by side pages or single page view.

Right to left pages

Toggle on to turn pages from right to left

Read words

Toggle on/off. You might choose to turn this off if your students have recorded themselves narrating the book.


Choose the language you would like read in. Some languages have more than one reading voice option, but it depends on which browser you're using.

Highlight words

Toggle on/off.

Play multimedia

Toggle on/off whether or not to play and audio hotspots or embedded video whilst reading.

Turn pages automatically

The pages will turn automatically by default and the book will continue reading. You can also turn this setting off to just read the current page, or you can choose Loop which will continue reading the book over and over again. Loop is great when you're presenting a book for display, perhaps in your school building or parent/teacher conference.


Use the slider to slow down or speed up the speaking.

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