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Convert PDF /w Default Settings

Quick Tours » New Mz3 Book from PDF » Convert PDF /w Default Settings

For the first test don’t change any of the default parameters and immediately click the Start button. . A status window pops up and gives feedback about the conversion progress. For bigger PDF documents the ETA (estimated time of arrival; in this case the…

Planned Version

History / Versions » Planned Version

Planned Version v2.4.3.10 Expected: First half of December Changes / New Features css-Dateien re-organized All Plugin-specific css-File are combined in the all.css file, which will be loaded first. All Mz3-specific css-Files follow The last css-File, and with…

Main Menu

Main Menu

The main menu is the “heart” of mz3Tool. ALmost all activities are started here. All menu and summenu commands are docucemneted in this chapter. All of these chapters are used fot het context help of mz3Tool also, i.e. selecting any of these commands opens…

Adding Page Images

Quick Tours » Layout based New Mz3 Book » Adding Page Images

*Quick Reminder: Page Images are sufficiently big images of the same aspect ratio as a single page of the book, acting as the page background. *The Book Type matters: The default book type is “based on double pages”. In this case, two single pages are…

Basics

Basics

This information should help in getting a better understanding of the structure and concept of MegaZine3, mz3Tool, and mz3Viewer. And how those programs work together. If you can achieve everything you want without deeper knowledge of the internals: perfectly fine! At…

mz3Tool

Overview – Introduction » mz3Tool

*Most screenshots can be enlarged with a click: A lightbox will open showing the images in full resolution. You can close the lightbox in clicking ESC Mz3 Book from a PDF File Mz3 Books can be built in a fast a easy way out of PDF files (New from PDF, Convert…

Quick Tours

Quick Tours

Actually, 3 different workflows cor building a new Mz3 Book from scratch are demonstrated. All use standard settings to achieve quick results. from PDF: Convert a PDF file and use the created “page images” as pages for a new Mz3 Book from Images…

Create a Book from Scratch

Quick Tours » Layout based New Mz3 Book » Create a Book from Scratch

Select File – New in the main menu.. In the window that opens you can set the page parameters (page size, page count, book type). Page Size If you already prepared the Page Images (and you should!), then you know the aspect ratio and can set a page…

Convert PDF

Main Menu » Commands » Convert PDF

You can assign a PDF file to you Mz3 Project. Usually this is done when starting a new project (File – New from PDF). But also later you can select a PDF file; either as the first PDF or in exchange/substitution of a former one (File – Use other…

New – Empty Pages

Main Menu » File » New – Empty Pages

Start a new Mz3 Project (a new book) with empty pages. For first tests please accept the default settings. You can adjust all parameters later Page Size and Page Count As page count, the size of the first single page is defined, even for a double…

Select your Photos

Quick Tours » New Mz3 Book from Photos » Select your Photos

!After the new and empty Mz3 Book is created, the “Add Page Image” window opens automatically! Because we do not want to use Page Images as in the former example Layout-based New Mz3 Book but smaller images arranged in a fix layout, that window can be…

Layout based New Mz3 Book

Quick Tours » Layout based New Mz3 Book

Another option for creating Page Images in converting a PDF file is to use any design tool or image processing tool like e.g. Word (Microsoft) Text Wrangler (Apple) Open Office, Scribus, Gimp Corel Draw Photoshop (Adobe) Lightroon (Adobe) On1 Affinity…

Select Page Images

Quick Tours » New Mz3 Book from PDF » Select Page Images

Select the image type you want to use: JPG Ideal for “real” images like photos. Due to the compression, this format saves space on disk and (download) time. Not the best choice for small text: high resolution and low compression rate are needed, which…

Commands

Main Menu » Commands

Convert PDF Convert the selected PDF file into Page Images (JPG, PNG and SWF images) Add Page Images Add Page Images (the resulting images drom a PDF conversion or images expported from a desktop publishing tool. Add Elements to Pages Add Image Add any…

Select Page Images

Main Menu » Commands » Add Page Images » Select Page Images

Preselection (Folder options) After opening the “Add Page Images Window” via the menu item Commands, the Browse icon and, in case a PDF conversion was performed, buttons to select the converted JPG, PNG or SWF folder of the actually selected language. …

Arrange Photos an Pages

Quick Tours » New Mz3 Book from Photos » Arrange Photos an Pages

Once you select images with , the first image is placed on the actual page of the Mz3 Book shown in the preview area. The default Layout arranges two images per single page and 4 images on a double page. The first image, therefore, is put in the upper half of the…

New Mz3 Book from Photos

Quick Tours » New Mz3 Book from Photos

If you just want to show and share your photo and video collection in very fast and easy way it might be sufficient to simply add those photos and videos to an empty book; without any further design or text. In such case these steps will be all you need: build your…

MegaZine3

Overview – Introduction » MegaZine3

MegaZine3 is a complete and easy to use solution for digital publishing eBooks catalogs photo books reports *company brochures and more… All such “Mz3 Books” offer a bunch of functionalities like Page Flip Embedded Images, Video, Sound,…

Add Page Images

Main Menu » Commands » Add Page Images

p. Page images represent the content of a page and act as page background. Other “elements” (video, audio, images, links) can be added later. A click on Commands - Add Page Images opens the Add Page Images, where options to open specific folders…

Create an Empty Book first

Quick Tours » New Mz3 Book from Photos » Create an Empty Book first

After a click on File – New in the main menu a window opens where you can set the page (width/height) and book parameters (page count, single/double page book). Set the page size based on the answers on the question you gave during the…

Download and Installation

Overview – Introduction » mz3Tool » Download and Installation

If mz3Tool isn’t installed yet, please follow the following steps. mz3Demo Download mz3Tool is available as test version mz3Demo. This version offers almost full functionality and is available as free download. Please select your version and click the…

Configuration Files

Basics » Configuration Files

Mz3Tool and MegaZine3 make use of several configuration files to save program settings and Mz3 Book parameters. Although usually not needed (all those parameters are managed automatically in the background), it can be helpful knowing about those files. A look into…

New From PDF

Main Menu » File » New From PDF

Creates a new Mz3 Book based on a PDF File. Click the button to select a PDFFIle. Once the file is selected and accepted with the button, the PDF information is extracted The PDF Information contains data such as: Page Sizes In case the size of the…

XAMPP: Use of a local Server

Advanced Options » XAMPP: Use of a local Server

The Javascript version needs a server and browser as “environment”. For that you have to options: Use a “real” server (shared or dedicated), and browse over the Internet Use a local server and browse from a local file *A Solution for a…

mz3Viewer

Overview – Introduction » mz3Viewer

mz3Viewer is available for WIndows 10 and MAC OSx. mz3Viewer “digests” mz3z- ot the original mz3-files and presents based on that information and data the respective Mz3 Book. mz3Viewer offers the full functionality of the “deprecated”…

First Steps

Overview – Introduction » mz3Tool » First Steps

This information will guide you doing the first baby steps, i.e. as long as no Mz3 Book was found in the system. In that case, the context help opens automatically and provides guidance. As long as you created your first 5 Mz3 Titles. Then we’ll shut up and leave…

Context Help

Overview – Introduction » mz3Tool » Context Help

!The English version is still very basic. The number of translated chapters will steadily grow over time! Starting with version 2.4.3.7 mz3Tool supports a context help function. For that feature, this documentation is used. mz3Tool always opens the version of the…

Program Suite

Basics » Program Suite

The MegaZine3 Suite includes three programs: mz3Tool This is the main interface you’ll use to create and manage Mz3 Books. It is kind of IDE (Integrated Development Environment). megazine3 the megazine program comes in three flavors (3 different programs…

Workflow

Basics » Workflow

For a better understanding of the kind of “jobs” you have to perform, such actions are listed as “workflow” below: Download and Installation This step is explained in detail in the chapter Download and Installation and is needed the first time…

Preparation

Overview – Introduction » Preparation

This paper is the key reference for all topics related to mz3Tool, MegaZine3, and mz3Viewer. All former papers and links to old blog posts, FAQ topics, video tutorials, manuals and alike are outdated and will be taken offline and archived soon; latest with a…