After clicking on
Continue all data for the new book is saved an the window “Add Page Images” is opened.
Images with appropriate resolution and of the same aspect ratio as a single page of the book can be used as “Page Image”. A page image covers fullty a page and either represents the page or acts as page backround.
The default book type is based on double pages.
In case of a single page book one Page Image is placed on the left side of an opened book, and the next Page Image is placed on the right side.
In case of a double page book the width of a Page Image must be double the width of a single page so it covers the full span of the opened book.
Since there is no PDF file available, no PAGE Images in JPG/PNG/SWF format are available.
But images prepared as Page Images can be selected. Either via the browser/finder or using Drag&Drop into the green input field.
A click on
Browse opens the last used folder:
Search, select and open the Page Images that should be used in the book.
If the file names of the Page Images are numbered correctly, i.e. the number can be used as image number, then pages can be assigned automatically by mz3Tool.
The example below shows the 9 collected images with image numbers ranging from 1 to 9
Once we open the selection (in clicking
Open), the table shows our 9 images and the assigned page numbers.
Since we accepted the default book type, mz3Tool expects Page Images of the size and aspect ration of a double page, i.e. with a width of 2 single pages.
Image 1 is placed on Page 1, which is OK
Image 2 is placed on Pages 2 and 3; and so forth. Until Image 6 is assigned to page 10.
Images 7, 8 and 9 cannot be used and the Status shows
The “Add” button is colored “yellow” instead of “green”, also indicating that something did not work out as expected.
We accept the result nevertheless and hit the
The Status-Popup shows how many images have been placed already, and after the last image the book is prepared and shown.
We are done, “mostly”.
In our example, the first image is sized correctly, but the image on the last page, which was prepared for a double page, was forced on a single page and, therefore, got distorted (scaled to half the width).
On a closer look, we realize that also the double-page images are a bit distorted because the default single page is square, i.e. width and height are identical. As result, the aspect ratio is 2:1 and not 1.75 : 1 as the aspect ratio of the images. Therefore the images are scaled up in width to make them fit.
This example shows how images built with a standard software tool can be used as Page Images (page background images).
Publishing the book is done the same way as explained in the previous chapter Publish the Mz3 Book.