How to create and use a YouTube Trigger in my publication?

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Triggers automatically activate a specific action at the right time. On Calaméo, you have the choice of three key moments to trigger an action: at the publication opening, at the download, or at the publication's printing.

Prerequisite

First of all, in order to create and use a YouTube Trigger for your publications, it is essential that YouTube is integrated into your Calaméo account. Click here for instructions.


How to create a YouTube Trigger?

You can create and manage Triggers under the Settings tab of your account.

Click on Triggers on the left hand side. To create a new Trigger, click on the blue "NEW TRIGGER" button.

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In the window that opens, select "YouTube". Triggers - YouTube.png

In the modal that opens, name your Trigger, describe it and type the video URL you want to use.Triggers - YouTube Setup.png


How to use a YouTube Trigger in my publications?

Once your YouTube Trigger created, you can now use it in your publication.

To do so, go to the Publications tab of your account.Publications_tab_EN.png

Place your cursor on the publication in which you wish to use your Trigger and click on the Pencil icon.

In the modal that opens, go to its Triggers tab.
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Here you can configure up to 3 different types of Trigger for your publication.

Add a Trigger on "Open"

This option displays the selected content when your reader opens the publication.

Select "Open" from the drop-down menu, then click on "Add".

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You can then choose to display this Trigger "Once", "Until completed", or "Always".

You can also make this Trigger mandatory so that your reader can read your publication.

Add a Trigger on "Download"

This option displays the selected content when your reader clicks the download button of the publication.

Select "Download" from the drop-down menu, then click on "Add".

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You can then choose to display this Trigger "Once", "Until completed", or "Always".

You can also make this Trigger mandatory so that your reader can download your publication.

Add a Trigger on "Print"

This option displays the selected content when your reader clicks the print button of the publication.

Select "Print" from the drop-down menu, then click on "Add".

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You can then choose to display this Trigger "Once", "Until completed", or "Always".

You can also make this Trigger mandatory so that your reader can print your publication.

Once you have configured your Triggers, click on the green "Publish" button to finalize everything.

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