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Video Narrating Your Page

Video Narrating Your Page


You can use your webcam to record a video narration to each page of your Simplebooklet. You can also upload a video file to play as your page narration. Each page can have a different narration, allowing you to use recordings from multiple people.

Video narrations are up to 1 minute per page. Stay focused and on point with your message.

Video recording can only be created using the Google Chrome browser and Microsoft Edge browser.


Its difficult to capture and hold people's attention when reading a document online. When you narrate your page, people retain an order of magnitude more information via video than text. Your narration engages your reader on a deeper level, meaning more of your message get's retained, while also building a more authentic relationship with your audience.

The benefits of our approach to video narration and notation is that we allow you to record per page. You don't need to try and record all in one go. Simply record only on the pages you want, in small increments. Rerecord as many times as you want until you're happy with your results.

Simplebooklet doesn't produce a bloated video file at the end of your recording. You have a fully interactive, clickable Simplebooklet. Your narration just enhances the engagement per page, and allows your reader to learn and understand at their own pace. Best of all, if they get distracted, they can always come back and they are automatically right where they expected, and can continue on at their own pace and flip to the next page. Try that with a playing video file.

If this is your first time, your browser will ask you to allow Simplebooklet to access your camera and microphone. Learn more about browser access requirements here.

Step-by-Step Guide

Below is a walkthrough showing you how to narrate a page on your Simplebooklet.

Open your booklet in the NARRATE tab.

Flip to the page where you want to add a video narration.

Select the Record button from the toolbar on the left.

OPTION A: To use your device webcam, select the VIDEO tab.

OPTION B: To upload an existing video file, select the UPLOAD tab.

Video Narrate Using Your Webcam

Click the red START RECORDING button below the camera view window. You'll get a 3 second countdown before the recording starts. Take a deep breath. The button will switch to RECORDING and you can begin. The button will display how much time you have left in your video narration for this page.

Tap either your spacebar or the RECORDING button when you are finished your video narration.

Once your video narration is ready, it will automatically start playing back to you in the preview video player.

If you would like to re-record your voice narration, tap REDO and start recording again.

If you are satisfied with your voice narration, tap the SAVE NARRATION button.

You now have the option to view your video narration on your page or continue to the next page to record again.

Your video narration will appear at the bottom left of your Simplebooklet page.

Upload A Video File for Narration

Select Record from the toolbar on the left, then choose the Upload tab.

Tap Select File and choose an MP4 or MOV file from your device. Keep in mind that there is a 10 MB limit for your file size.

When the upload is complete, the video file will automatically start playing in the video player.

Tap SAVE NARRATION to add the voice narration player to your page.

Settings and Delete

Optional Settings

Settings are where you customize how and when you would like your narration to play.

Open your booklet in the NARRATE tab.

Flip to the page where your video is located.

Select Settings from the toolbar on the left.

From there you will have the option to:
Autoplay On Page Open - Toggle on this option to automatically play your video when your page opens. The default setting is autoplay.
Turn Page On Finish - Toggle on this option to automatically flip to the next page when your video narration has finished. The default setting is to stay on the current page.


Use the delete tool to remove any existing video narrations on your page.

Open your booklet in the NARRATE tab.

Flip to the page where your video is located.

Select Delete from the toolbar on the left.

Your existing video will appear. Tap the DELETE button.

A confirmation will be required above asking: Are you sure you want to remove narration from this page permanently? You'll need to click CONFIRM.

Your video is now removed from your page.

Configuring Your Webcam

You may need to choose which webcam and microphone you want to use on your device. Tap the Select button just below the record button. Choose from the dropdown menu what camera or microphone you would like Simplebooklet to use for your narration.

Updated on: 14/12/2022

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