In addition to the settings already discussed, special requirements can usually be resolved with the following options

Sort By number / file name / modification date / creation date
Selection according to which criterion should be sorted.
Special case: Number
For the selection “Number” you can additionally choose not to sort, but to interpret the number directly as image number

use file number
If the value “number” is selected under “Sort by”, this check box can be used to ensure that numbers in file names are interpreted as a picture number.
The associated page number is calculated by mz3Tool depending on the book type.
For single pages, the page number is the same as the image number.
For double pages the page number is calculated according to the following formula:

Page number=(picture number - 1) * 2

If the determined image numbers result in page numbers that are not in a valid page range of the book, a warning is issued and the image is placed on the next page after the last assigned page number.
Note: Switching from picture=page number to consecutive number (index) can cause problems if the consecutive number is again set directly over the picture number in the file name by a following file: The same page number can result multiple times (status: double pgNbr ) and the file would be ignored.

Overwrite
If page images already exist on the book pages (page occupied with a previous page image), this checkbox must be activated so that the old page image can be overwritten.

  • Use Last Page Number
    !{IMAGE-LINK+select last page number}!
    If several digit strings are separated in the file name by characters which are not numbers, the last digit sequence is interpreted as the picture number.
    This default setting is a useful setting if the date has been entered in the file name and the picture number is only available after a delimiter (eg a “-”)

  • Start Search After
    If the picture number must be e.g. be extracted from the middle of the name, or is it different filenames at different positions in the file name, “Use Last Number” does not help anymore.
    You can then set the starting position, from which the number sequence corresponds to the image number, by specifying a string that is directly in front of the desired digit sequence.
    Often one finds, for example, Information such as pg_0001 or page_1.
    Then “pg_” or “page_” can be entered, and regardless of the position of this sequence in the name, the image number is found and interpreted correctly.

for next nn characters
If you want to limit the number of digits that are used to calculate the image number, you can enter the length of the image number (number of digits) in the field “for next”.
If the image numbers are specified in increments of ten and have a fixed length of 5 characters, the last digit (usually a “0”) is excluded by entering for next=4.
Example: catalog2018Q4_page_00030_en.jpg
The picture number “0003” can be found with the following settings:

  • Start Search After: Page
  • for next: 4

Offset
The calculated page number, whether determined via a direct assignment of the picture number <-> page number or the sorting order, can be corrected by a fixed “offset” (positive or negative!).
Example: If fewer images are selected than in the Mz3 book has pages, the page number of the currently open page is selected as the start page number as the start page.
This value can be adjusted by specifying a value as an offset.
The calculated page number is thus:

new page number=current page number+offset

Image type selection (ALL / JPG / PNG / SWF / SVG)
You can use the drop-down list to limit the image selection to a specific file type.
Exception: The default setting “All”, which displays all image data regardless of the file type.

Last modified: 2019/02/10

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