Change and manage page elements
Once the Mz3 book is filled with content, there is a quick need to change items.
Without looking into the configuration files, it’s also difficult to answer questions like:
- Why is my picture not displayed?
- Why are two images displayed at the same time?
- Why do not I see pages in the other language?
- Why does the link not work?
These and similar questions and tasks can be answered in most cases with the functions in this window. and solve.
In the table, all elements are displayed according to the “filter criteria”. In the above example it was selected that only the elements of the currently visible page are displayed.
This is very helpful if you want information about the elements of a page.
- Paging *
You can change the page, and the overview is immediately rebuilt and shows the elements of the new page.
A click in the head of a column sorts the corresponding column. Another click reverses the sort order.
- Select line / element *
A click in a cell of the table displays all the input options that are assigned to an element (change language, change priority, pop-up menu / commands options).
Via the button
Select all elementscan be selected or deselected.
- Pages: List elements of the current or all pages
- Type: Show only items of the selected ELement type
- Language: Only elements of a selected language, without language specification (used for all languages) or everything
This section only displays information about elements:
- Languages used
- Total number of existing elements
In addition, the number per element is displayed (images, page images, audio, links)
- Number of currently displayed / filtered elements and number of how many elements have been selected
Tidying up … If it is detected that there are unused elements, ie files in the folder that is also used for forwarding (“assets_c”), this button appears and you can quickly and easily assign all elements that are not assigned to a page just delete. This avoids unnecessary storage space overhead.
If it is a multilingual Mz3 book, the language assignment for each item can be changed.
In this example, “de” is set, i. the item is displayed only when “de” is selected as the language.
If this assignment is not correct, you can change it via the drop-down box and set the changed value.
- “* en *”: change the assignment to “en” instead of the current setting where “de” is set as the language
- “* – *”: Do not assign a language instead of “de”.
The item will then be displayed in all books; regardless of the language you have set.
h3. Change Priority
Each element type has a priority that determines the order in which overlapping elements are displayed.
The default priorities per item type are:
- Prio 05 – Page Images (Page Images, Page Background Image)
lowest priority: Page Images are always in the background among all other elements
- Prio 10 – video element
low priority; Pictures and links are over video elements
- Prio 15 – PictureElement
High priority: Pictures are over videos and the page background, but links are above pictures
- Prio 20 – Link / Ara Element
highest priority (except sound element, which is not visible and can not hide elements)
Left over all other elements
In addition, the timing plays a role to which the elements are added. Newly added items are above items of the same priority that were added earlier.
This is the natural order of the elements on pages. In most cases this is in line with expectations.
Only if e.g. Parts of a picture element should lie below the video or the order of the picture elements should be changed among themselves, one can achieve this by manual adjustment / change of the priority.
If you set the priority of a selected element to a value that is higher by 1 than the element of the same element type that currently lies above the selected element, you will reverse the Riehen sequence and the selected element with the higher priority will be at the top.
If one or more elements have been selected, the “Command” button is activated.
Clicking on this button displays a pop-up window with a selection menu.
These menu items can be used to edit the selected items.
This pop-up menu also opens if you make a right-click in a line: The line is selected and the pop-up menu opens
The following options are available:
- Copy element
the item is copied and displayed as a selected new item in the preview area.
It can be positioned as usual, put on a new page and scaled.
When the element is saved, it is saved as an additional element on the selected page and position in the set size.
The selected element remains unchanged at its old position.
- Move / Modify
Similar to the Copy menu item, a copy of the selected item is first created and the copied item can be repositioned and scaled.
Only when the element is saved, the old element which has been copied is deleted.
This achieves the Move effect: The element disappears at the old position and reappears at the new position.
This procedure allows you to abort the Move operation without deleting the old element.
- Add New Element
The “Add Element” window opens. The element type corresponds to the element type of the selected element.
The value is the same as if the menu item
Commands - Add Element To Pages - Add (element type of the selected element)
- Delete selected elements
The selected items are deleted (after more than 1 item’s security prompt). Only the note that the element is assigned to a page is removed.
The media file of the corresponding element is not deleted!
This is done in a “CleanUp” step. This command will cause orphaned files to be deleted.
- Load Settings
Loads the parameter settings of the current element and displays them in the element parameter setting window.
These parameters can then be assigned to another element.
This allows you to transfer and adjust element settings.
- Assign Settings *
This is the counterpart to the
Load Settings: The parameters loaded by another element can be assigned to the currently selected element (ie to another element) with this command.
- Clean Unused Elements
This command has the same effect as a click on the CleanUp button.
If items were loaded that have not yet been used, i. on pages, this command deletes the corresponding files. or if elements were removed from a page, this command physically deletes the associated files.
Close this pop-up window. The command has the same effect as closing the window with the “X” at the top right of the Windows window or the red button at the top left in a MAC OSx window.