"Can anyone tell me where I can find an effective OS X program or plugin that allow me to make a PDF page turn or page curl like a book?" It's a question asked by Marana in a forum thread.
If you ever encountered the same problem as Marana and still seeking an solution for this, please take a minute to see the tools shared in this article. Hereof, I will share several options for making PDF files turn pages virtually like a book. These tools will help you create page flipping PDF yourself and you have the full choice right all the time, so please take a time to see what are the suggestions for you.
Top 5 Ways to Make PDF Page Turn on Mac
1. Adobe InDesign 4
I've ever wrote a tutorial about how to create page curling PDF in Adobe InDesign CS 4. Please choose the right version for your Mac OS X. In the program, it lets users to customize the PDF page transition if you click on a page. After the dialog appears, users can choose the page curl option. This is easy if you have Adobe InDesign CS4 on Mac.
2. Upload PDF to Issuu
There are many guides and articles sharing the page flipping solutions. Absolutely, Issuu is the best solution of these solutions as Issuu is free for anyone. In order to use its service, users will need to register a free account before anything goes. After the account has been activated and logged in, users are allowed to upload PDF files, then it will turn it into an online page turning publication. The page turning effect made Issus is very beautiful. The whole process is free of charge. The disadvantage is that the PDF content will be published on Issuu and you cannot own your page turning PDF document. For users who don't want publish own content on its website, Issuu is not an ideal choice.
3. Kvisoft FlipBook Maker
For users who need to create unlimited flipbooks and has own website for publishing page turning PDF, I think Kvisoft FlipBook Maker will be your first choice to create this kind of effect. Kvisoft FlipBook Maker is a desktop program for creating flipping page ebooks out of PDF, Word, PPT and images. It provides free built-in templates for decorating page turning PDF documents. Kvisoft offers both FlipBook Maker for Windows and FlipBook Software for Mac, both are shareware. The Mac version is $97 per license. Users can import PDF into the software and soon get page turning PDF in minutes. The process is simple and users has full control of the page turning speed, page thickness, cover style, template style and many more settings. The PDF pages can set as auto play every duration or manually page turn.
Currently, the software is offering with 50% discount!
4. jQuery Page Flip Plugins
There are many jQuery plugins that can help web designers to create page turning content, such as Turn. js, Booklet, imBookflip and many more similar options. Take imBookflip for example, this plugin can help web designers to display content on web or in iFrame with a virtual book-like style. The pages can be set to turn over automatically or only when readers clicked it. The disadvantage is that users are not enabled to drag to turn over a page. The plugin is not directly compatible with PDF. If you have the original material of PDF, it can do this but the process is complicated comparing with other options.
5. Page Flip Flap
Page flip flap is a web-based service for making PDF turn pages. It helps users to convert PDF and Word to a page turning ebook. Users can upload PDF to its website, after the conversion is completed, users will receive a link of the converted page flipping book in email. It's free of charge also. Just as Issuu, your content will be published on its website and cannot own page-turn ebook. Users can only view and share the converted book in the format of an URL.
Have you ever tried the PDF to Flash Mac tool for making page turning PDF presentation? There are more choices if you make a search in Google, Bing or Yandex.
For uses who create page turning content for enterprise, I would like to recommend the Kvisoft FlipBook Maker as you can take full control of your own content and favorite settings.