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 “Editor”.
A list of all editors can be found below.
In this example, the “Drag Area” was selected. A drag area is an area in the book that responds to a click (or drag) with the mouse.
You can enable or disable the selected drag areas

    Closes the window

If the value has been changed and confirmed with “Enter”, these two buttons are available.
“Abort” closes the window and ignores changes.
“Save” will apply the changes and save them in the book parameter configuration file.

Editors (configuration options)

The following value types of the parameters are supported by their own, specific “editors”:

Integer values

An integer value can be entered in the input field or adjusted with the slider.
The minimum and maximum allowable ranges are displayed on the slider. A change only is possible within these limits.
An entered number is also checked against these limits.

Float values

A float/comma value can be entered in the input field or adjusted with the slider.
The minimum and maximum allowable ranges are displayed on the slider. A change is only possible within these limits.
An entered number is also checked against these limits.

Percent values

A percentage value can be entered in the input field or set using the slider.
The minimum and maximum allowable ranges are displayed on the slider. A change is only possible within these limits.
A number can be entered as a value (e.g., area in pixels) OR as a percentage nn%, and is also checked for compliance with individual limits.
A fixed value is converted by mz3Tool using the reference value to the corresponding percentage value.


Example: The drag range (width of the active area within which you can click or drag the page) is expected as a percentage of the page width.
If the page width is 800px and a pixel value of 200 is entered for the drag range, then the 200 / 800=0.25 is calculated.
h4. Color values

The color can be selected in a color picker or entered as a hex value.
The slider can be used to select an alpha value (opacity, also often called transparency).
The valid range is between 0 (no coverage, full transparency) and 255 (full coverage/opacity, no transparency).
This is illustrated by two example fields with a black and white background.

Binary values

These Boolean parameters only know the states “on” and “off” and are usually used as switches.
The status can be selected via the respective radio button (true/false). Clicking on the “Default” button sets the switch to the initial position.

Text values

The types “String” and “URL” are entered as text
A plausibility check does not take place.

Values with “automatic” option

These are special binary values that have been extended by the “auto” setting.
Since only one setting can be selected, the input is realized as a “radio button”.
With a click on such a button, the previous setting is deselected and the new one is adopted.
question out of curiosity: Does anyone younger than 40 years old still know these old radios with the buttons to select FM, MW, KW, LW bands?
From this “logic” the term “radio button” (radio button/key) was adopted!
In contrast to “Default”, the defined default value is not set to the same value in all situations but can change depending on the boundary conditions.
Example: Different “normal” behavior on a desktop computer and a touch device.
The settings “no” and “yes” can override this behavior and enforce the setting regardless of the environment (calculator, aspect ratio, screen resolution, …).
In almost all cases “auto” is a sensible choice.

Picklist

If the parameter can assume several states, these values are stored internally as text with a comma as a separator.
You can select the values to be used by checking the box.
Unlike a radio button, several checkboxes can be set at the same time. If values of a list with a limited number of settings are available, these can be offered in the form of “checkboxes”.

Last modified: 2019/04/07

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