Educa uses a blank canvas story editor where images can be any size, in any position. There are many ways to get creative with your story layout and design; background colours, image borders, a wide variety of fonts and emojis. And our drag or click to move feature makes it easy to try new layouts.
This video explains the main options.
Click to move your photos into position around your text. Photos in a row or column will auto-resize to match and text will automatically wrap around your images.
Images in a Row. To create a new size for an image row, move an image to a new row, then add an image to the left or right. You can add as many as you'd like to a row.
images in a Column. If you insert an image above or below an image on one side of your page, that image will auto resize to match that image size.
To move images, simply hover over the image to see the orange Click or Drag button. Once clicked, you'll see a number of blue lines around your story, showing you where the photo can be positioned. As you hover over target places to put your image, the lines or boxes will turn orange.
Pro Tip: You can create a story in another program, and add the PDF as an "attachment" in Educa. It will open up in Educa in preview mode. But PDFs are fixed and so get very small and hard to read on a phone. So while this is an option, it is not recommended. More here.
Changing Image Size and Edit Image Options
You'll notice the 33%, 50% and 100% on the image bar. That gives you a quick way to change the size of images, which are imported at 50% - actually a little less to allow for padding. You can also click to grab the corner of an image and make it bigger or smaller.
Once you the image where you want it, click or tap the "edit image" icon in the image toolbar if you want to crop it, add some color filtering and more. More on the advanced image editor here.
Story Titles - Great for Printing
Educa has added dozens of new fonts that could be used for story titles - in any color you like. This is particularly helpful if you are printing stories. You can add a fancy title to your story, then in print use the "No Header" option to make that title the story title in in the printed version.
Writing Great Learning Stories
Here is a two-page cheat sheet to keep nearby for inspiration. Ideas for your stories, ideas for framework links, tips on writing stories and 100 positive adjectives.