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Configuration Files

Basics » Configuration Files

Mz3Tool and MegaZine3 make use of several configuration files to save program settings and Mz3 Book parameters. Although usually not needed (all those parameters are managed automatically in the background), it can be helpful knowing about those files. A look into…

Element Attributes

Advanced Options » 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 version. Reason: Most of these parameters were rarely used and created confusion instead of being useful. In…

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…

Summary

Versions » Actual Version » Summary

Overview: most important changes in this version This is a list of changes that need no detailed explanations. Those more complex changes or new features are documented in the following separate chapters. SEO Support A very powerful and helpful new feature to…

Open Project

Main Menu » File » Open Project

Open Mz3 project This command offers a table (data grid) listing all Mz3 Projects with most project-specific information. *The Mz3 Project Base Path can be changed via Basic Settings After selecting File - Open, a window opens with a table showing all projects…

Publish / Distribute

Main Menu » Publish / Distribute

sh2. 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”…

Open Project

Versions » Actual Version » Open Project

This command became the main option for starting an Mz3 Project now. The command “Open Recent Project” is not needed any longer and was removed. An additional column now shows the date of the last change of the Mz3 Title (i.e. the time that project was…

Open Project Folder

Main Menu » Publish / Distribute » Open Project Folder

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…

mz3-file

Advanced Options » XML Files » mz3-file

File extension mz3 The most important XML configuration file for MegaZine3 and mz3Tool is the mz3 file, named after the filename extension “.mz3”. Although the file extension is “.mz3” and not “.xml,” an mz3 file is a…

SEO Support

Versions » Actual Version » SEO Support

Additionally to the usual presentation as “book” or magazine”, now a new TML version is supported. This offers new features automatically; e.g. good support of bots/crawlers (text now is readable and no longer hidden in images) and a search/find…

AIR Link / Area Parameter

Advanced Options » Element Attributes » AIR Link / Area Parameter

!All settings are only supported in the mz3Viewer 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 Wiki: Wiki Area Wiki…

image parameter

Advanced Options » 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…

Video Parameters

Advanced Options » Element Attributes » Video Parameters

Hint: More details can be found in the “Wiki”: https: //megazine3.de/doc/Video. The default values produce best results in almost all cases. JS specific video parameters In the JS variant, only a subset of the mz3Viewer parameters is available. These…

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,…

Program Suite

Basics » Program Suite

The MegaZine3 Suite includes three programs: mz3Tool This is the main interface you’ll use to create and manage Mz3 Books. It is kind of IDE (Integrated Development Environment). megazine3 the megazine program comes in three flavors (3 different programs…

File

Main Menu » File

UThis main menu offers the following sub menu items: File “New New Mz3 Book (out of Page Images. as empty book, out of photos/images and based on a PDF file) Open Project All mz3 Projects found in the Project folder (by default in…

mz3Viewer Settings

Main Menu » Settings » mz3Viewer Settings

mz3Viewer could support Not all possible options listed in the WIKI (> 300!) are presented here. Most of those are useless now after FLASH is no longer supported. The “balance” momentarily looks like this: Javascript: 64 book parameters, no…

XML Files

Advanced Options » XML Files

Basics Almost all Megazine3 and mz3Tool configuration information is stored in so-called XML files. It’s helpful to know the basics of this file type. What does it mean? XML files can be read and interpreted programmatically as well as read by humans. Each…

Save project as …

Main Menu » File » Save project as …

Save Mz3 project under a new name Via this menu item the current Mz3 project can be saved under a different, new Mz3 project name. A 100% copy of the current Mz3 project will be created. A copy can be made for different reasons, for example: Test settings…

Publish the Mz3 Book

Quick Tours » Publish the Mz3 Book

Once all Page Images are assigned to pages, the final book is shown in the preview area of mz3Tool and you can make the first check. To operate the book already in the preview area of mz3Tool, the optionally possible automatic opening of the “Modify Elements…

Mouse Operation

Advanced Options » 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…

Main Menu » Publish / Distribute »

Open XAMPP project folder Content XAMPP project folder Begriffserl√§uterung: Javascript “Package” A JS package is a folder where, after selecting Command – Publish / Distribute and clicking!…

Edit Custom Logo

Main Menu » Edit Book » Edit 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…

About

Main Menu » Help » About

Opens a pop-up providing information about the version number and publish date. In case of minor changes like bug fixes and little improvements, only the publish date changes (saves some effort on our side ;-) If functionality was added, the minor version number…

License Keys

Overview – Introduction » 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…

Book Parameter Input Window

Advanced Options » 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…

Google Analytics Support

Advanced Options » 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…

Page Attributes

Advanced Options » 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,…

Sound Parameter

Advanced Options » Element Attributes » Sound Parameter

JS specific audio parameters The Javascript version supports less “bells and whistles” than the mz3Viewer version. A play/pause button or the standard toolbar of the browser can be used instead. 3 different buttons can be selected: The button labeled…

Manage Elements

Main Menu » Edit Page » Manage Elements

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…

Navigation Bar Settings

Main Menu » Settings » Javascript Settings » Navigation Bar Settings

This Configuration Window supports adding or modifying Link- and Language-Buttons for the navigation bar and burger menu. Positioning The navigation bar is split into 3 position blocks Left center right The center position block is…

Preparation

Overview – Introduction » Preparation

This paper is the one and only key reference for all topics related to mz3Tool, MegaZine3, and mz3Viewer. Outdated documentation will be taken offline soon. * You’ll find a link to the “paper version” as PDF-Version on the left of the ToC (table of…

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 a very fast and easy way, it might be sufficient to simply add those photos and videos on empty pages of a new book; without any further design or text. These are the steps you then should…

Add Elements

Advanced Options » 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 /…

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…

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 as you might know from the old…

Javascript Settings

Main Menu » Settings » Javascript Settings

Special Remarks Some of the settings available in the mz3Viewer version are useless for the Javascript version. Some features had been added to the Javascript version that are not supported in mz3Viewer (e.g. thumbnail bar, burger menu). As result, the…

Past Versions

Versions » Past Versions

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…