7. Working with pages

This section of the documentation explains how pages work in Sophie books.

Every Sophie book has at least one page. More pages can be added to a book by using the buttons at the top of the page preview palette, which appears in the pages tab in the left flap:


The page preview palette shows thumbnails of all the pages in the current book. Click on the thumbnail of a page to select it. Above the pages are three buttons: from left to right, they are Add Page After to add a page after the currently selected page; Add Page before, to add a page before the selected page, and Delete Page to delete the currently selected page.

You can also add a page by dragging a page template before the first page, after the last page, or between two existing pages.

You can also rearrange pages by dragging them up or down in the page palette. When you drag a page, a green bar will appear before, after, or between existing pages: this is where the page will be moved if you drop the page.

The left and right arrow keys in the book status bar can be used to navigate between pages of a book; entering a page number in the page number field will turn to that page. When clicking on the Next page button at the last page of the book, a new page is created.

Pages have internal names, which are assigned by default; you'll see these names when you make a link that goes to a specific page. If you want, you can rename pages. To do this, use the page structure palette. You might do this if, for example, the table of contents of your book is on page 6; if you rename page 6 "Table of Contents", you could select "Table of Contents" from the drop-down list of pages, which might be easier for you.

7.1. Using page templates