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You can publish your Card directly on your ipad /or you can use the web editor to create your Cards. 

Here are a few tips for you, if you use the web editor on tactilize.com:

Web editor

- What is the web editor ?

This thing we call web editor is the platform which allows you to create iPad cards.

The white rectangle, at the middle of the web page, represents this iPad card. All the elements you put on it will appear on your iPad card. It’s your space of creation.

The top bar contains several buttons :

  • "Account" grants you to log out or to come back at the menu of your Tactilize account.

  • "Help/FeedBack", as you clicked on it to see this tutorial, allows you to see the documentation and also give your feedback.

  • ”+ Elements”, which is one of the most important button, makes creation possible. Thanks to it, you could add text, images, videos to the white rectangle and compose your iPad card.

  • "Publish" permits to publish your creation.

The right side bar contains the settings of all the element you will add on your iPad card. It allows you to insert images.


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1.1 How to create a card ?

- What is a card ?

A card is an interactive screen of iPad composed by video, image, text and hotspot.


- How to create a Card ?

You can create a card from your computer for that go to Tactilize.com and log you in.

Then, click twice on “create a new card”

NB. You can create your card from iPad but it’s a HTML5 beta version. So, we advise you to create your card with your computer.

For the moment … an iPad native editor will come soon :)



- How to save my Card ?

Your card is automatically saved each second. 

If you want to publish it later, the recommended way is to click on the button “Account” and choose "My cards" or "Logout".  You could also just quit the web page.

You card now appears like a “draft” in your menu. You could reedit it by clicking on it.


1.2 How to publish my Card ?

The “publish” button, in the top bar, at the top right allows you to publish your card to Tactilize iPad application.


1.3 How to update my Card ?

You could update a card that you have already created, whatever you publish it or not.
What you have to do is clicking on the card in the menu.

All the changements you realize are instantly saved. By clicking to the “Publish button”, you update your card directly on the Tactilize iPad application.


1.4 How to delete a card ?

If you want to delete a card, click on the trash under your card then click on “ok”


1.5 How to edit my card ?

IMAGE

- How to insert an image ?

Two different ways to insert an image. It depends if you want your image being always visible in your card or visible by clicking in a button.


If you want your image being always visible (image zone)

  • Click on “+ Elements” in the right top corner
  • Choose “Image” in Zone part
  • Define the size of the zone
  • Place it onto your card
  • Upload your content (more information -> "How upload an image file?")




If you want your image being accessible via a button (hotspot image)

  • Click on “+ Elements” in the right top corner
  • Choose “Image” in HotSpot part
  • Place it onto your card
  • Upload your content (more information -> "How upload an image file?")




- How to upload an image file ?

After inserting an “Image” zone or an “Image” hot spot, you could change its setting by clicking on in.
Two buttons appear in the side bar, at the top right, “+ Upload” or “+ Pick an image”.

  • Use “+ Upload” to upload an image file from your computer.
  • Use “+ Pick an image” if you want to upload an image file from other services, on which you have an account, like :
    • Box
    • Dropbox
    • Evernote
    • Facebook
    • Flickr
    • Github
    • Gmail
    • Google Drive
    • Instagram

”+ Pick an image” also allows you to take a picture with your webcam, from the web or by copying an URL.

We advise you to insert an image whose size is inferior to 200 Ko.


VIDEO

- How to insert a video ?

To insert a video, you need it to be available on Youtube, and have the URL link.
Two different ways exist to insert a video. It depends if you want it to be visible all the time or accessible by clicking in a button.

If you want your video to be visible all the time (video zone)

  • Click on ”+ Elements” in the right top corner
  • Choose "Video" in the zone part
  • Define the size of the zone in your card
  • Place it onto your card
  • Go on the side bar at the top right and fill the blank "Video Url" by copying your Youtube URL


If you want your video to be accessible by clicking on a button (video hotspot)

  • Click on ”+ Elements” in the right top corner
  • Choose "Video" in the hotspot part
  • Place it onto your card
  • Go on the side bar at the top right and fill the blank "Video Url" by copying your Youtube URL

Note : when you create an “Video” hot spot, you could tick the option “Full Screen”  if you want your users see your video in full screen. If you don’t tick “Full Screen”, your video will have an automatically size.


TEXT

- How to insert a text?

Two different ways exist to insert texts. It depends if you want it being always visible in your card or visible by clicking in a button.


If you want your text being always visible :

  • Click on “+ Elements” in the right top corner
  • Choose in Zone part
  • Define the size of the zone
  • Place it onto your card
  • Edit your text in the zone



What’s difference between Title and Paragraph ?

The main difference is in the appellation of the elements.

Use the zone “Title” if you want to insert a Title in your card.

A title is less customizable than a paragraph element. In fact, you could just choose the type, the style and the color of the police.


Use the zone “Paragrap” if you want to insert a paragraph (long text) in your card. More than the type, the style and the color of the police, a paragraph zone allows you co customize your text with “Enter”, spaces, bold and also italic. You could put it in form. 


If you want your text being accessible via a button :

  • Click on “+ Elements” in the right top corner
  • Choose “Image” in HotSpot part
  • Place it onto your card
  • Go to the side bar at the top right, tap your text in the hotspot zone and save.



- How could I organize elements I have created ?

You could change the position of all the zone element you’ve created - “Title”, “Paragraph”, “Image”, “Video” or “Frame” - in your page.


After creating one element, go on its settings in the right side bar.

You could see four buttons with the symbols ” ++” “+” “-” “—”.

  • Use ”++” to Bring your zone forward
  • Use “+”  to Bring your zone to front
  • Use “-“  to send your zone to back
  • Use “—”  to send your zone backward

This is very useful to superimposed elements, like photographs. You also could put a “Frame zone” in back of a text zone to create a text background. Good effect is guaranteed.


FRAME

-What is a frame zone ?

A frame is a rectangular shape that you could use to design your card.
To insert a frame :

  • Click on ”+ Elements” in the right top corner
  • Choosing the "Frame"  zone
  • Defining the size of your zone
  • Choose a color
  • Placing your zone onto the card

The settings in the right side bar allows you to change the color and the opacity (also called the transparency) of your frame.


Use a frame is a good way to easily and efficiently design a card. For example, put a frame behind a “Paragraph” or a “Title” zone will rig out it. Frame is a good solution to gather elements between them.


1.Click on ”+ Elements” in the right top corner and choose the “Frame” zone
2.Define the size of your zone



3. Choose a color
4. Place your zone onto your Card





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