Scalar 2 User's Guide

Book Properties

The Dashboard's Book Properties tab enables you to change a variety of book-level settings. Changes you make here will be saved only when you click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.

Title. The title of your book, displayed in many places.

Subtitle. An optional subtitle for your book, displayed in the book's header.

Description. A optional brief description of your book, not currently displayed anywhere but can be accessed by the API.

URI Segment. Determines your book's web address.

Table of contents. Enables to set a list of key links from the book that will be displayed in the "Main Menu" mode of Scalar's navigation interface on the left. Clicking "Add menu item" will bring up a window to select any content from your book; once added, you can drag and drop these items to re-order them, or click the "remove" link next to each to remove them.

Interface. Enables you to select between two reader interface designs for your book, Scalar 1 and Scalar 2.

Theme. Authors using the Scalar 1 reader interface can choose from a series of themes by selecting from the drop-down menu.

Background image. To change your book's background, you must first import the image you want to use into Scalar; then it can be selected in the drop-down menu here.

Thumbnail image. The thumbnail that will appear next to your book's title on the Scalar Index page. Upload an image using the "Choose File" button.

Custom style. This field accepts CSS code, which will be applied across the whole book, superseded only by that set for an individual page.

Custom Javascript. Custom Javascript entered here will be applied across the whole book, superseded only by that set for an individual page. If you want to track your book's traffic, Google Analytics code can be pasted here.

Scope. The phrase by which your project is described in the Scalar interface. To change, make a selection from the "Scope" drop-down menu (choices are "Book," "Article," and "Project").

Publisher name. An optional publisher name that will be displayed as "Published by [name]" in the footer of every page.

Publisher logo. An optional publisher logo that will be displayed in the footer of every page.

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