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Add Link / Area

Hauptmenü » 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 selected language! Exception: Select “All”!…

AIR Link / Area Parameter

Hauptmenü » Settings » Element Attributes » AIR Link / Area Parameter

!All settings are only supported in the mz3Viewer and the FLASH-Online version! The brief description of the individual parameters should be sufficient for a general understanding of the parameters. Further details can be found in special chapters of the…

Link Button Settings

Hauptmenü » Settings » Javascript Settings » Link Button Settings

Link buttons can be added to the navigation bar/burger menu. Those links can be defined in this window. Link Buttons are either text links or icon links. The configurable parameters are: text link and tool tip This text either is shown directly as a text link (if…

Layout-based Automatic

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements » Layout-based Automatic

Multiple image Elements can be automatically placed on pages. This supports a fast creation of e.g. photo books from a bigger selection of images. The positions of the images are determined by the “layout”: The layout defines fixed positions on a page that…

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…

Add Elements

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements

Add Media and Links What are Elements? An “element” is generally “something” that can be added to a page; on top of a page background. The following “elements” are currently supported: Images (Image Element) Video (Video /…

Element Attributes

Hauptmenü » 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 Image Elements

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements » Select Element Type » Add Image Elements

Add Single Images (Image “Elements”) Many operations of an “element” are independent of the element type (image, video, audio, link) and are (also) described in other chapters. Here, the focus is on the specific operations for image…

Google Analytics Support

Hauptmenü » Settings » Book Attributes » Google Analytics Support

Improved Google Analytics Support for JavaScript Now a more granular reporting is supported, i.e. all three levels of details plus an optional value are supported now: event category label value *Enabling Google Analytics tracking is very easy: only the…

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…

Javascript Settings

Hauptmenü » Settings » Javascript Settings

Special Remarks Many of the settings available in the FLASH version are useless for the Javascript version. And since FLASH will be history soon and our main focus now is on the Javascript and mz3Viewer version, many “old” parameters no longer are listed…

Advanced Edit

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements » Advanced Edit

If the item Advanced Edit is selected in the Add Element PopUp Menu, this special window opens. The default values ​​for the layout design and the margins can be changed here. The margins also determine the boundaries that apply to the Layout area. The larger…

Commands

Hauptmenü » Commands

Convert PDF Create Mz3 book from PDF file Add Page Images Set page images on pages Add Elements to Pages Add Image Free pictures or layouts on pages in the layout Add Video Capture a video preview image and put it on a page. Note: In the mz3Viewer and in…

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…

Actual Version

Versions » Actual Version

v2.4.3.13 The most important changes of this version 2.4.3.13 are:: 2019-04-07 Minor Bug Fixes Values for dragrange could not be made with the slider Position auf language code was too close to the elements of the navbar if the language code was added to the…

Preparations

Basics » Preparations

Before starting your first Mz3 Project you should find answers on some questions to achieve faster and better results. Feel free to use the following list as kind of checklist: Collect your media files Before starting with mz3Tool browse your files and collect all…

Modify Language Icons

Hauptmenü » Settings » Javascript Settings » Modify Language Icons

If a multilingual book was created, there must be a way to select the language. The language code, i.e. the two letters of the country code, is displayed by default. So no settings have to be made and still a language switching is supported. This example shows is a…

Page Attributes

Hauptmenü » Settings » Page Attributes

Page parameters   Page parameters are only valid for the selected page (s). If the same parameter is also available as a book parameter, a page parameter will override this value for the specified page or page range. To distinguish it from the book parameters,…

Past Versions

Versions » Past Versions

v2.4.3.12: 07.02.2019 Little bug fixes: Menu: enable/disable menu items depending on the actual state 02/05/2019 Better support for videos on double pages Videos now can play inside double pages also; as long as the complete video box (preview image) fits into…

Select Preview Image

Hauptmenü » 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…

Collection of Examples

Basics » Collection of Examples

Some general use cases already are available: Add Page Images Add Elements Use of a Layout)* This chapter is intended for a discussion of special use cases and customer projects.

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…

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…

Add Elements PopUp Menu

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements » Add Elements PopUp Menu

As soon as at least one element (image, video, audio) has been selected, this small selection window is displayed. It contains special commands that are specific to the currently selected element. Illegal commands are disabled (grayed out) Possible commands: Add…

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…

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,…

Book Parameter Input Window

Hauptmenü » Settings » Book Attributes » Book Parameter Input Window

If you click a row/cell, a new window opens with a list of all parameters that are part of the group the parameter is assigned to. Change values The current value of the selected attribute is displayed and can be changed via the specific and type-dependent…

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…

Select Element Type

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements » Select Element Type

Currently the following element types are supported: Images Videos Audio Links Selection of an element The selection is made as usual via the button. After selecting (at least) one element, that element will be displayed on actually open page in the preview…

image parameter

Hauptmenü » Settings » Element Attributes » image parameter

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

Modify Elements on Pages

Hauptmenü » Commands » Modify Elements on Pages

Change and manage Elements Once the Mz3 book is filled with content, sooner or later there is a need for change. Without help in analyzing the content of several configuration files it’s difficult to find answers on questions like these: Why is my image not…

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/…

File

Hauptmenü » 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…

MegaZine3 Help

Basics » Program Suite » MegaZine3 Help

Many operations are identical or very similar in the different versions of MegaZine3 (Javascript, Mz3Viewer, Flash). Here we’ll focus on the differences. Thsi chapter is a “work in progress”. General operation instructions are considered, but not…

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 and easy way out of PDF files (New from PDF, Convert…

Set Video Parameters

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements » Set Video Parameters

Video parameterization before adding The “add video” window offers controls for Javascript video options directly in this window, i.e. without using the JS setting menu or the Element Attributes – Video Settings window. The following options are…

Open in Viewer

Hauptmenü » Commands » Open in Viewer

Show Mz3 book in mz3Viewer For better control, an Mz3 book should be checked in mz3Viewer (or, if Javascript is the final goal: locally in a browser supported by XAMPP; see Browse XAMPP Project) This helps when interactive operations should be tested that do not…

Mouse Operation

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Elements » Mouse Operation

Once an item is selected, it will be displayed on the open active page in the preview area and can be moved and scaled interactively with the mouse. Move Element with the Mouse If you move the mouse over the semitransparent element, the mouse pointer changes into a…

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…

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…

Hauptmenü

Hauptmenü

The main menu is the central command of mz3Tool. Almost all actions are started here. In this chapter each menu and submenu item is described in detail !{IMAGE-LINK+Main Menu}! The menu structure looks like this: File New New from PDF Use Other…

Assign Page Images to pages

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Page Images » Assign Page Images to pages

*Remark: How numbers are extracted from file names is the same for the use of Page Images and Thumbnails. Therefore this information is helpful for both use cases! All selected images are listed in a table. The first image is displayed in the preview area. The file…

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”…

New Mz3 Book from PDF

Quick Tours » New Mz3 Book from PDF

When mz3Tool starts and no previous Mz3 Project is found a “Splash Screen” (start screen) is shown; with 2 buttons; the only 2 options you have at that moment. New Book from PDF You just have to pick a PDF file, and page size and page count will read out…

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…

Place Images on selected Pages

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Page Images » Assign Page Images to pages » Place Images on selected Pages

If possible, images should be assigned to pages automatically . Tthis will save a lot of time! If a single image needs to be replaced, it often is easier and faster to manually place this image on a page. This can be done in 2 ways: As page image (PIMG) via…

Build Thumbnails

Hauptmenü » Commands » Build Thumbnails

Thumbnails for the Javascript Version Since Version 2.4.3.13 Thumbnails are supported in the Javascript Version also. These Thumbnails are built automatically whenever Page Images are assigned to pages.(see Add Page Images) If no Page Images are used or had been…

Add Book Background

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Book Background

Add book background An image can be placed behind a Mz3 book. Depending on the use variant (Javascript, mz3Viewer, Flash) and the size/aspect ratio of the window, the background image behaves differently: Javascript Javascript Portrait Javascript Landscape The…

Context Help

Overview – Introduction » mz3Tool » Context Help

For the new “context help feature” of mz3Tool this documentation is used. mz3Tool always opens the documentation in the same version the matches the version of the actually used program. The context help window opens automatically with the start of…

XAMPP: Local Server

Advanced Options » XAMPP: Local Server

The javascript version can currently only be run on a server. Therefore, the Javascript Package must be up loaded to a server and viewed over the Internet in a browser. Usually, this is a server offered by a provider (as dedicated, managed or shared server). But: For…

Add Custom Logo

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Custom Logo

Add your own logo In every Mz3 book a “poweredBy logo” will be displayed in the bottom right corner, which links to our website. Depending on the license, a different text is displayed (for details, see License key). Exception: With the additional…

Planned Version

Versions » Planned Version

Planned Version v2.4.4.2 for July 2019 Major Version Change !This is a major version change with modifications in some general data structures! Please read the following hints carefully! Due to data consolidation to avoid inconsistencies (the same or similar data…

Book Attributes

Hauptmenü » Settings » Book Attributes

JS specific book parameters Actually, there is one parameter that is only supported in the Javascript version: jsLanguageToggle If set to true, only one language icon will be displayed and a click will advance to the next available language. Advantage: This will…

Show Project Files

Hauptmenü » Info » Show Project Files

Open project folder Content Project Folder All data related to an 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 users have direct access to the…

Add Sound Elements

Hauptmenü » 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: Background music for an opened page Audio documentation on a page Audio Books Depending on the variant, different functions can be used. Probably the option of placing…

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…

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…

Publish / Distribute

Hauptmenü » Commands » Publish / Distribute

Publish Mz3 book If the Mz3 book is complete or a “real-life-test” is desired, the respective “Package” can be generated via this menu item. First, the book is updated (like called via Commands – Update). A “Package”…

Convert PDF

Hauptmenü » Commands » Convert PDF

PDF conversion p. 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…

Page Number by Index

Hauptmenü » Commands » Add Page Images » Assign Page Images to pages » Page Number by Index

*Remark: How numbers are extracted from file names is the same for the use of Page Images and Thumbnails. Therefore this information is helpful for both use cases! The following example shows different strategies for mapping images to pages: 64 photos from our…