I’m kind of amused at iBooks Author. It is most definitely the first iteration of the software, and that’s fine. Hopefully it will be more deeply integrated with future versions of iMovie and iPhoto, and soon.
While there is nothing we as end-users can do (except Provide iBooks Author Feedback at http://www.apple.com/feedback/ibooks-author.html) to the code itself, there are some minor adjustments made possible by OS X. I’m guessing none of you would be surprised that they are simple workflow improvements based on re-configuring shortcuts.
- Show Media Browser. Since nothing seems to be done with CMD-I, set it via System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Application Shortcuts. Click on the + and mimic:
- Create Glossary Term from Selection - set to CMD-G.
These have helped me at least a little bit.
I do wonder why there’s no reasonable shortcut for creating a Glossary Term out of a Selection..
Well, there’s one good thing about sending feedback - there’s a lot to send! :)