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Softpedia Editor's Review for DeskTopAuthor Professional
A publishing tool that allows you to create 3D eBooks and various digital material that can be used in educational, social and professional environments
Written by Cristina Jitaru on October 14th, 2013
DeskTopAuthor Professional is a comprehensive and practical publishing utility worth having when you need to create 3D eBooks and various digital multimedia content.
With the help of DeskTopAuthor Professional you have the possibility to create, design and automatically publish presentations, catalogs, electronic manuals and photo collections to your website.
The application sports an intuitive and straightforward interface and gives you to possibility to quickly customize the eBooks with your own images and texts.
Although at the first glance the application seems to be quite complex, thanks to its documentations and well-organized menus, you will start creating your own e-cards, electronic tests and e-brochures right away.
DeskTopAuthor Professional comes in handy for anyone who need to create simple self-contained DNL eBooks and distribute electronic publications to a website with no need for HTML, ASP or other programming knowledge.
From the right panel which is located on the main window of the application you are able to easily navigate through your files and add images, links and media content to your presentations in no time. Also, you have the possibility to adjust each embedded object by accessing the tools from the left panel.
Furthermore, by using DeskTopAuthor Professional you have the possibility to create links to other pages within the DNL eBook, e-mails and even files, create presentations in the shape of your choice by using book transparency and secure your content so you can protect your eBooks from unauthorized access.
Moreover, the utility provides you with support for Flash, Windows Media and Quicktime applications so you can easily add your favorite multimedia files to your eBooks.
Because of its well organized menus, DeskTopAuthor Professional enables you to create books with user editable images and text content, upload your DNL eBook to a web server using the built-in FTP upload feature and package your presentations.
All things considered, DeskTopAuthor Professional makes the process of creating and publishing eBooks seem nothing but a child’s play. It can be easily used by all types of users, regardless of their experience level.
DeskTopAuthor Professional description
Here are some key features of "DeskTopAuthor Professional":
- Produce small yet attractive file size publications and display them as stand alone or view them inside a browser.
- Limitless pages with a single paste! Flow text through multiple pages and between text boxes, to make even the lengthiest eBooks in minutes. Perfect for magazine publishing.
- Text box layout tool alows you to set up your page text layout in any way you like.
- Includes a Publish to Web and a built-in FTP upload.
- Make any shape book or pages for that extra impact.
- The All-in-one DRM (Digital Rights Management) and Payment Gateway - preset the amount of free pages the end user is able to view - then set the DNL DRM sollution to launch the DRM Payment Gateway to unlock the rest of the eBook, the eBook is unlocked only on the PC the purchase is made. The activation is only valid on the PC the purchase was made on.
- You can now create your own messages for emails sent from within the the send mail feature. This will allow you personalise the message others will read when your digital web book spreads to new users.
- Editable image function in DeskTop Author Version 4 gives you the ability to easily create digital photo albums which users can insert images into.
- Multi Media - embed and or stream Video and Flash, stream MP3.
- Image Pop Up
- The canvas includes Guide lines, exterior working canvas area, and pixel ruler.
- Easy Quiz/Test/Forms and Survey creation with DeskTop Author's own amazing Eazy Forms tool.
- Hundreds of pre-made templates - includes 500+ individual pages, 100 + buttons and dividers and pre-made shaped books.
- Internal Image Editor and Image Manipulator.
- Cut and paste and Drag and Drop features, including an Image Browser.
- WYSIWYG page creation and editing.
- Background setting feature.
- Hotlink to pages, web sites, movies and sound, as well as email and even other files.
- Set auto page turn for trade show or in-store presentations, allows for individual page turn settings and individual page turn timing.
- 1GHz processor or more
- 512MB RAM
- SVGA Card (at least 16bit colors, 24bit or 32bit colour recommended)
- 120MB Disk Space
- Using the unregistered version, you can only create projects with 2 pages.