Create Page Flip Effect without Flash

Is there a way to create the Page Flip effect without having to embed Flash SWF files??? HTML5 would be preferrable.... Thanks

Jeff Olson

6 Answers

Voted Best Answer

Sure, you can butcher down your PDF and recreate something in HTML 5, just for eye candy. There are services which are doing this already.

Max Wyss.

By Max Wyss   

I know its just 'eye candy' but thats what they want ;-\

I have found services to create online versions in html5, but have not tracked down one that actually embeds the effect inside of a pdf file itself without relying on the online version....

Jeff Olson   

You can't embed HTML5 functions in a PDF. If you want to do it then you need to convert the file to another format or use some external technology. It's not possible with just the core PDF specifications.


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Gilad D (try67)   

If your using a Mac The is an application Out That uses PDF's exclusively to create Flip Books similar to those created by a Company BlueToad Service.

Name of the Software is 1stFlip Flipbook Creator

Phillip Jones   

Step 1 - Export the PDF page content.

--| textual content to TXT, RTF, DOC, or DOCX
--| image/graphic content to PNG, JPEG, JPEC2000, or TIFF

Step 2 - Reassemble and cleanup content in desired authoring application.

Step 3 - Transfer results of Step 2 to HTML 5. (this may require additional authoring software that supports HTML 5 output)


Be well...

David Austin   

Use InDesign "Publish Online" ( for cloudhostedt ebooks or other publications with flip effect or just use the wide range of online flipbook software that create html5 flipbooks from your PDF-file (single page PDF file is neccessary!) like (two channels free of charge, wordpress plugin, etc.)

Claudia Krempler   

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