For the first test don’t change any of the default parameters and immediately click the Start button.
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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 remaining time) will be of help, since you’ll know if there is sufficient time for a coffee.
Please wait with that decision until the first 2…3 pages are converted. Then the estimated time is more reliable.

FIrst, the SWF and PNG files are created; one image for every single PDF page.
Once all pages are converted, the PNG files additionally are converted into JPG files, so that at the end of the process for every PDF page 3 images are available:

  1. SWF Files (PDF to SWF conversion)
  2. PNG Files (by Swf -> PNG conversion)
  3. JPG Files (by PNG -> JPG conversion)

Once everything is converted, a new window is opened, offering the 3 file type choices and a browse button.
The best option for a Javascript version in most cases is “JPG images”. Only if there’s plenty of text or computer graphics (spreadsheets, powerpoint graphics), the “PNG format” will be best.
In case of a book with mz3Viewer as a target, you should consider the SWF format, which is the best choice for excellent text quality and full support of the search plugin.

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Last modified: 2019/07/09

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