If possible, images should be assigned to pages automatically . Tthis will save a lot of time!
If a single image needs to be replaced, it often is easier and faster to manually place this image on a page.

This can be done in 2 ways:

  1. Use as Page Image (PIMG) via “Add Page Images”
    Inserting a page image / background image via Add Page Images is the preferred option. Page Images offer special advantages compared to normal Images:
    • Page Images are tracked and handled separately from other elements (e.g. for statistics, in tables, for filters).
    • mz3Tool takes care of only assigning one Page Image per page
    • Page images are placed as first “layer” on a page, acting as page background this way. Other Image Elements are stacked on top of Page Images and each other.
  1. Use as Image Element, scaled to cover the page completely.
    To keep such an image in the background, the priority also must be adjusted manually

Add a Page Image manually a dedicated Page

During the first approach the image is selected as Page Image via the (Add Page Images command and then assigned to the desired page using the “offset” option in

An image that normally would be automatically placed on page 106 can be forced to go on page 12 in using and an offset of 11 to modify the page number. That’s it!

Make a Standard Image a Background Image

Another way to use an image as the background image is adding an image via the Add Elements to Pages – Add Image command and then make some adjustments so the image behaves as a background image.

The following steps summarize the needed actions:

  • Open the Add Image Window and select the image of choice (via file explorer or drag&drop)
  • Select the “Advanced Edit” command in the little Pop-Up to open the advanced Edit Window.
  • Scale the image to “Full Page” using the appropriate button in the Advanced Edit Window:

  • Add the image to the book and open the Modify Elements on Pages Window.
  • Give the image a lower priority so it always will be layered below other elements.

After these steps, that image may look like a “real Page Image”, but it is quite of an effort to achieve that. And it still isn’t a “real” Page Image…
Therefore, the first option (Page Image) is the better choice for background images. But this example hopefully provided some helpful insight into different options available with mz3Tool.

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Last modified: 16 August 2019


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