How to import links in bulk to your flipbook


 

With Paperturn’s PRO subscription, you can add links in bulk to your flipbook using an .xls file. You can add either external links or product links, helping you save precious time and effort. 

STEP 1: SELECT BULK LINK IMPORT TYPE


(1.1) Select the flipbook you wish to upload bulk links to and click on the “BULK IMPORT” tab. 

Screenshot showing option to choose either external or product links for bulk link upload feature

(1.1) Select the flipbook you wish to upload bulk links to and click on the “BULK IMPORT” tab.

(1.2) Select the type of links for your bulk import:



STEP 2: DOWNLOAD AND FILL-IN THE .XLS TEMPLATE


 (2.1) Download and view our .xls example template. The .xls file you upload must match our example template exactly (in terms of formatting & data input) for the upload to work.

Screenshot showing view example .xls template option

(2.2) Download the blank .xls file template and complete by adding your relevant data.

Requirements when filling out your .xls template: 


STEP 3: UPLOAD YOUR COMPLETED .XLS FILE


Screenshot showing how to upload your completed .xls file

STEP 4: CUSTOMIZE THE DESIGN & POSITION OF YOUR LINKS

STEP 5: REVIEW YOUR BULK LINK UPLOAD RESULTS  

(5.2) If you’re satisfied with your results, click ‘save.’ Your bulk links will now be added and active within your flipbook.

If you’re not satisfied with your results, select ‘cancel’ to remove your file. From here, you can adjust the SearchText on your original .xls file and reupload the amended file to view new results. 

 
Screenshot showing a detailed list of link upload results

ADD YOUR COMPLETED .XLS FILE

How to edit & remove your bulk links

HOW TO CHANGE ALL BULK LINKS: Visit the “BULK IMPORT” tab on the corresponding flipbook, edit your icon display options and click “SAVE CHANGES”.  This will apply your changes to all links uploaded via the bulk link import. CHANGE ALL BULK LINKS: Visit the “BULK IMPORT” tab on the corresponding flipbook, edit your icon display options and click “SAVE CHANGES”.  This will apply your changes to all links uploaded via the bulk link import.

HOW TO REMOVE BULK LINKS: To remove all bulk imported links, simply click “REMOVE ALL BULK IMPORTED LINKS”. This will permanently remove all bulk imported links from your flipbook (links that were added individually using Paperturn’s editor will not be removed). 

HOW TO CHANGE INDIVIDUAL LINKS: If you’d like to individually adjust, add or delete a few bulk links, follow the steps in our help guide on how to insert links in your flipbook.


Screenshot showing how to edit or remove bulk links

 * Please note: This is a technically complicated feature. Links may not, in some circumstances, transfer perfectly when we convert your flipbook into an HTML page (we do this in order for us to accurately locate your SearchText). In this case, you can use Paperturn’s editor to manually add any missing links and adjust the placement of those links that have not transferred perfectly.
You can only upload ONE .xls file per flipbook. 

After the import is complete, please wait a few minutes before viewing in your flipbook. The links can take a short while to load.




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