Save and open iBooks Author documents

When you first create a document, you name it, decide where to store it, and save it. After that, changes you make to the document are saved automatically.

As you work on your document, you can save versions of it at specific points in time. Later, if you don’t like changes you’ve made to the document, you can browse all the saved versions and revert to a previous version.

Save a specific version of a document

  • To save a document at a specific point in time, choose File > Save.

All the saved versions of a document are kept as archived versions.

Browse archived versions of a document

  1. Open the document.

  2. Choose File > Revert To > Browse All Versions.

  3. To move back in time and see older versions of the document, move your pointer over the timeline on the right side of the screen.

  4. When you find a version you want to look at, click it.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • Restore an older version: Click Restore when the version you want is on top. The restored document appears on your desktop, replacing the last version you were working on. That version is saved in the timeline if you want to retrieve it.

    • Restore only an object from the older version: Copy the object (select it and press Command-C), click Done, and paste the object where you want it.

Tip: If you’re using iBooks Author in full-screen view, you can choose File > Revert To > Browse All Versions to access a past document version. Or exit full-screen view (press the Esc key) to browse archived versions.

Save a copy of a document with a new name

  1. Choose File > Duplicate.

  2. Choose File > Save.

Open an iBooks Author document

Do one of the following:

  • Double-click the document in the Finder.

  • Drag the file to the iBooks Author icon in the Dock.

  • Choose File > Open (from the File menu at the top of your computer screen).