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Actual Version

History / Versions » Actual Version

v2.4.10 01/25/2019 API and Structure Changes css-files 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 that with the highest priority) is the…

History / Versions

History / Versions

Here we list the major changes of the next and actual version and the history of the last ~10 versions. Newer versions come first. Used Version: 2.4.3.9 Next Version: Planned Version: 2.4.3.10 (ETA: mid of Dec 2018)

Build Thumbnails

Main Menu » Commands » Build Thumbnails

Create thumbnails *This option is not available yet Currently, thumbnails are only displayed in the mz3Viewer and in the Flash version; same as “bubbles” below the book and as a thumbnail image within the book. It is also planned to display a…

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…

Past Versions

History / Versions » Past Versions

Starting with the next version the version history for some past versions will be tracked here

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”…

Next Versions

History / Versions » Next Versions

A next version 2.4.4 actually is in development

About

Main Menu » Help » About

Opens a pop-up with version and license information

licenses

FAQ List » licenses

How long is a license valid? Licenses are not limited in time. They can also be used indefinitely without updates as long as the version with the current Windows / MAC OSx version works. New features and updates / bug fixes are available free of charge only within the…

License Keys

Overview – Introduction » mz3Tool » License Keys

mz3Tool is available as free Demo-Version; no license key is needed to test the full functionality. Exception: To show a custom logo the White Label Option Key is needed.. The Demo-Version mz3Demo, and also the full version of mz3Tool as long as no license key is…

Overview – Introduction

Overview – Introduction

!A bug in v2.4.3.11 blocked the generation of a new PDF book. A next version (pre-version of the next version 2.4.4.1) with a bug fix is available. mz3Tool is a framework / IDE (integrated development environment) for creating flippable books and catalogs of all…

Add Text Element

Main Menu » Commands » Add Elements » select element type » Add Text Element

Add text as a text element !This option is not available yet and will not appear in the menu Since this menu item is visible in some screenshots, it will be briefly described here. Note: I did all the screenshots with the debug version because then I was able to…

Element Attributes

Main Menu » Settings » Element Attributes

The optional element parameters depend on the variant used. So the number of supported options in the Javascript version is smaller than in the mz3Viewer or Flash version. Reason: Most of these parameters were rarely used and confused rather than benefiting. In…

Add Sound Elements

Main Menu » Commands » Add Elements » select element type » Add Sound Elements

Add audio as a sound element An audio file can be used for different purposes, for example: Matching background music for an open page Sound document on one side Audio / Reading Books Depending on the variant, different functions can be used. Ev. In 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…

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…

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,…

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…

XAMPP: Local Server

Advanced Options » XAMPP: Local Server

The javascript version can currently only be run on one server. Therefore, the Javascript Package must be loaded on a server and viewed in a browser. Usually this is a server that stands by a proivder (dedicated or shared). For tests it is also possible to install and…

Flash Settings

Main Menu » Settings » Flash Settings

Since MegaZine3 started more than 10 years ago as a pure Flash version, the range of configuration options is huge! Many settings are not or only rarely used. Despite structure / structure, search option etc. it is not easy to find the right parameters. Therefore,…

Add Video Elements

Main Menu » Commands » Add Elements » select element type » Add Video Elements

Add videos (as a video “element”) Videos can also be displayed in the book. In the mz3Viewer and the FLash version also directly on a book page. In the Javascript version (still!) Opens its own window. Set video parameters for JS With a Javascript…

Publish / Distribute

Main Menu » Commands » Publish / Distribute

Publish Mz3 book If the Mz3 book is finished or should it be tested “life”, the respective “Package” is generated with the help of this menu item. First of all, everything is updated again (the same function is actually used, which can also…

Publish the Mz3 Book

Quick Tours » New Mz3 Book from PDF » Publish the Mz3 Book

Once all Page Images are assigned to pages, the final book is shown in the preview area of mz3Tool and you can make the first check. Please keep in mind that the preview area’s other purpose is to act as the interface for mz3Tool operations, Therefore not all…

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…

FAQ List

FAQ List

Frequently asked questions Please check this documentation first to see if there is already an answer to your question. Use the table of contents and the search function in the top right corner of the “online version”: https: //doc.megazine3.de/…

image parameter

Main Menu » Settings » Element Attributes » image parameter

The short description in the tool tips should be sufficient to understand the effects of the parameters. However, the tool tips are currently only available in English- Further details can be found in the “Wiki”: https: //megazine3.de/doc/Image (however…

Sound Parameter

Main Menu » Settings » Element Attributes » Sound Parameter

JS specific audio parameters In the Javascript version you have less “bells and whistles” available, but can show a play / pause button or the standard toolbar of the browser. There are even 3 different buttons to choose from. The button labeled…

Enhance Preview Image

Main Menu » Commands » Add Elements » select element type » Add Video Elements » Enhance Preview Image

Edit preview image After the preview image has been selected, it can be further edited Use of a prepared preview image If instead of a snapshot from the video your own picture is used as a preview image, you can search for it on the board via the@Browse@button…

Set Video Parameters

Main Menu » Commands » Add Elements » Set Video Parameters

Video parameterization before adding The “add video” window now also provides the possibility for the Javascript option to set some parameters directly in this window, i. without going through the JS setting menu and the Element Attributes – Video…

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…

Select Preview Image

Main Menu » Commands » Add Elements » select element type » Add Video Elements » Select Preview Image

Note: A Preview Image is displayed instead of a video in the Mz3 book when the corresponding book page opens, This preview image is mostly an image taken from the video. It should clearly mark the content of the video. Ideally, the preview image also displays the title…

Basic Settings

Main Menu » Settings » Basic Settings

The following setting options are available in the “Basic Settings” window: Show Tool Tips (Show Tool Tips) The tool tips, which show specific information for many setting and selection elements when hovering over with the mouse, can be activated /…

Server Upload

Basics » Server Upload

The Javascript and FLASH versions of MegaZine3 are created be mz3Tool as “Online Packages”. To offer/distribute Mz3 Books over the Internet, the appropriate Online Package must be located on a server. From there the data (the “pages”) are…

File

Main Menu » File

This main menu item contains the following sub menu items: File New Start a new Mz3 Buch with empty pages. This is the first step for: Create a book out of Page Images In case of pages (background images) designed with a Layout/Desktop Publishing…

Context Help

Overview – Introduction » mz3Tool » Context Help

!Many chapters of the document have been translated with Google’s help; to save time. Those chapters will be checked over time… For the new “context help feature” of mz3Tool this documentation is used. mz3Tool always opens the documentation in…

Show Project Files

Main Menu » Info » Show Project Files

Open project folder !{IMAGE-LINK+menu-info-show project files}! Content Project Folder All data related to a Mz3 book is stored in a specific folder, the project folder. The project folder can be displayed via the menu item Info - Show Project Info. Experienced…

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…

mz3Viewer Settings

Main Menu » Settings » mz3Viewer Settings

Basic settings JS variant Setting the navigation buttons Social Buttons Clicking the Buttons button opens a window in which icons and links for buttons in the navigation bar can be defined. Modify Language Icon Settings of the language icons in a…

Browse XAMPP Project

Main Menu » Commands » Browse XAMPP Project

! https://manula.r.sizr.io/large/user/14418/img/menu-command-browse-xampp.png! Open a JS package in the browser If you use the Javascript version of Megazine3 to display the Mz3 book over the Internet in a browser, then the option of being able to test the finished…

Add Page Images

Main Menu » Commands » Add Page Images

Add page pictures   Page pictures represent the content of a page. They serve as background, if later additional “elements” (video, audio, pictures, links) are to be added.   With the menu arrow Commands - Add Page Images you can open a window with…

Javascript Settings

Main Menu » Settings » Javascript Settings

Basic settings JS variant Setting the navigation buttons Social Buttons Clicking the Buttons button opens a window in which icons and links for buttons in the navigation bar can be defined. Modify Language Icon Settings of the language icons in a…

Save project as …

Main Menu » File » Save project as …

Save Mz3 project under a new name Via this menu item the current Mz3 project can be saved under a different, new Mz3 project name. A 100% copy of the current Mz3 project will be created. A copy can be made for different reasons, for example: Test settings without…

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…

Show XAMPP Files

Main Menu » Info » Show XAMPP Files

Open XAMPP project folder Content XAMPP project folder Terminolagy Javascript “Package” A JS package is a folder where, after selecting Command – Publish /…

Convert PDF

Main Menu » Commands » Convert PDF

PDF conversion A book can be assigned a PDF file. This is usually done when creating a new book (File – New from PDF). However, another PDF file can be selected later on at any time, from which page images can also be created by conversion (File – Use…

Add Link / Area

Main Menu » Commands » Add Elements » select element type » Add Link / Area

Add links as link “element” With this special element, links (clickable areas, “area”) can be placed anywhere in the Mz3 book. !Links are only set to pages in the set language! Exception: Select “All”!…

Book Attributes

Main Menu » Settings » Book Attributes

JS specific book parameters The number of general (and supported by all variants) parameters is significantly lower than in the AIR / FLASH variants: Number of JS parameters: approx. 60 Number of AIR / FLASH parameters: approx. 300 There are currently 5…