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New Project

Main Menu » File » New Project

This command opens the “New Project” Window, which also is shown the first time you start mz3Tool or if no book/Mz3 Projects are yet available. The following options are available: New Book from Page Images (PIMGs) New Photo Book New Empty…

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…

Delete Project

Main Menu » File » Delete Project

Delete Mz3 project If the data of an Mz3 project is no longer needed, because e.g. archived or a copy has been created, it can be deleted. To do this, select in the table of the “Delete Project” window the line or even several lines which indicate the Mz3…

Open Project Folder

Main Menu » Publish / Distribute » Open Project Folder

Open 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 configuration files created and used by…

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 without…

Browse XAMPP Project

Main Menu » Publish / Distribute » Browse XAMPP Project

Open a JS package in the Browser If you use the Javascript version of Megazine3 to display the Mz3 book over the Internet in a browser, then the option of being able to test the finished book locally on your own computer is very helpful. For this to work and to…

New Mz3 Book from PDF

Quick Tours » New Mz3 Book from PDF

First Step: Select PDF Open the “New Project Window” using the command File – New Project first and find the PDF-Symbol which can be used as button or as target for a drag&drop action. The easiest and fastest way is dragging a PDF file on this…

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 is often sufficient to simply add those photos and videos to a new book; without any further design or text. These are the steps you then should follow: build your…

New Mz3 Book out of Page Images

Quick Tours » New Mz3 Book out of Page Images

Another option for creating books automatically is the use of “Page Images” instead of converting PDF files. Such Page Images represent exactly one page of the book each. Therefore they all must be of the same size or at least have the same aspect ratio.…

Load Settings From…

Main Menu » File » Load Settings From…

Load the configuration parameters from another Mz3 project An alternative to copying a project with * “Save Project As …”: {TOPIC-LINK + save-project-as} * you can use this menu item to add the parameters from another * project to an * existing * Mz3…

File

Main Menu » File

This 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…

Main Menu

Main Menu

The main menu is the central command of mz3Tool. Almost all actions are started here. In this chapter each menu and submenu item is described in detail !{IMAGE-LINK+Main Menu}! The menu structure looks like this: File New Project Open Project Save Project…

First Steps

Overview – Introduction » First Steps

This information will guide you doing the first baby steps, i.e. as long as no Mz3 Book was found in the system. In that case, the context help opens automatically and provides guidance; until you created your first 5 Mz3 Titles. After that the Context Help is no…

Preparation Hints

Basics » Preparation Hints

Support of the Automatic Function In “full automatic mode” (see File – New Project), all descisions are made by mz3Tool. In most cases with success and the results are “OK” But: The better you support ht eautoamtic function in considering…

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…

Workflow

Basics » Workflow

Summary of the needed Steps For a better understanding of the kind of “jobs” you have to do to get a book from scratch, those steps are defined as “workflow” below: Download and Installation This step is explained in detail in the chapter…

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…

Context Help

Main Menu » Help » Context Help

For the new “context help feature” of mz3Tool, this documentation is used. mz3Tool always opens the documentation in the same version the matches the version of the actually used program. The context help window opens automatically with the start of…

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…

Basic Settings

Main Menu » Settings » Basic Settings

The following setting options are available in the “Basic Settings” window: Technology Selection This is the central location to select the used MegaZine3 program variant: For a Server/Javascript Version For a mz3Viewer versions, used on a local…

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…

Open in Viewer

Main Menu » Publish / Distribute » Open in Viewer

Show Mz3 book in mz3Viewer For better control, an Mz3 book should be checked in mz3Viewer (or, if Javascript is the final goal: locally in a browser supported by XAMPP; see Browse XAMPP Project) This helps when interactive operations should be tested that do not work…

Product Keys

Overview – Introduction » Product Keys

Product variants The functionality of MegaZine3 (i.e. all programs) is controlled via the product key that you get with the purchase of a product variant. All product versions of mz3Tool can be used indefinitely: There is * no runtime limitation *. Both mz3Tool and…

Open BrowserPackage

Main Menu » Publish / Distribute » Open BrowserPackage

Open XAMPP project folder Begriffserläuterung: Javascript “Package” A JS package is a folder where, after selecting Command – Publish / Distribute and clicking! https://manula.r.sizr.io/large/user/14418/img/menu-commands-publish.png! all folders…

Convert PDF

Main Menu » Use PDF » Convert PDF

A book can be assigned to a PDF file. This is usually done when creating a new book (File – New Project). However, another PDF file can be selected later on at any time, from which page images can also be created by conversion (File – Use other PDF). If a…

Versions

Versions

Here we list the major changes of the next and actual version and the history of the last versions. Newer versions come first. Used Version: 2.4.4-4 Next Version: Planned Version: 2.4.5 (expected Q2 2020) Major changes planned: New license Structure New…

Use Other PDF

Main Menu » Use PDF » Use Other PDF

This is the same as Edit Book – Use Other PDF: Select a PDF File and add the converted pages to the actual book. Helpful and needed if the content for a new language has to be added to the existing book, or if all or selected pages of a new document version…

Actual Version

Versions » Actual Version

Major Version Change in version v2.4.4.04 !This is a major version change with modifications in some general data structures! Please read the following hints carefully! Due to data consolidation to avoid inconsistencies (the same or similar data was kept in different…

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…

Licenses

FAQ List » Licenses

How long is a license valid? Licenses are not limited in time. They can also be used indefinitely without updates as long as the version with the current Windows / MAC OSx version works. New features and updates / bug fixes are available free of charge only within the…

Quick Tours

Quick Tours

In this chapter 3 different workflows for building a new Mz3 Book from scratch are demonstrated. All use standard settings to achieve quick results. from PDF: Convert a PDF file and use the created “page images” as pages for a new Mz3 Book from Images…

Updates

FAQ List » Updates

There is no fix schedule for updates. If a critical bug is detected, a fix will be made available asap. Once a year a new major version is expected, with ~ 1 minor update per month. Updates are made available vie the download link provided after the purchase of a…

mz3Viewer

FAQ List » 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…

Insert Pages

Main Menu » Edit Page » Insert Pages

Add pages to the book If the structure of the Mz3 book needs to be changed and additional pages should be added, this menu item provides a quick and convenient solution. Eventually, PDF pages are converted to Page Images, so now also books created from PDF files can…

Open Other PDF

Main Menu » Edit Book » Open Other PDF

With this menu item, a new or different PDF File can be assigned to the actual book. Once a PDF File is assigned, the menu item “Use PDF” is available and the PDF Pages can be converted into Page Images of fiórmat PNG, JPG and SWF and then added to…

Add Link / Area

Main Menu » Edit Page » Add Link / Area

Add links as link “element” With this special element, links (clickable areas, “area”) can be placed anywhere in the Mz3 book. !Links are only set to pages in the selected language! Exception: Select “All”!…

MegaZine3

FAQ List » 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,…

Overview – Introduction

Overview – Introduction

!The new Version 2.5.1 still is in BETA, as is this Manual. Please be a bit patient ;-) The program package “mz3Tool” is a convenient tool for creating digital documents like magazines and books. This “development environment” guides through…

Delete Pages

Main Menu » Edit Page » Delete Pages

Delete/remove pages from the book If the structure of the Mz3 book needs to be changed and pages deleted, this menu item provides a quick and convenient solution. The reference page for the pages to be deleted is always the currently open page in the book. This…

SEO and Search – PDF Text and HTML Files

Examples » SEO and Search – PDF Text and HTML Files

With every PDF conversion a search index file (PDF- text file) is created automatically; as long as the default setting of the checkbox is not changed. This file will be adjusted and saved as mobile-version_lc.txt Mz3 Text File, and can be used for SEO and Search. If…

Publish (for Viewer)

Main Menu » Publish / Distribute » Publish (for Viewer)

mz3Viewer Version      The Publish-Pop-Up Window for m3Viewer is very similar to the one of the JavaScript version. Please check the type in the title. Once the Zip-package is built, the folder where it was saved can be opened in…

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 license…

Enhance Preview Image

Main Menu » Edit Page » Add Video Elements » Enhance Preview Image

Edit preview image After the preview image has been selected, it can be edited Use of a prepared preview image If instead of a snapshot from the video an own image should be used as a preview image, this can be selected via the Browse button. Alternatively, a…

Add Video Elements

Main Menu » Edit Page » Add Video Elements

Also movies can be displayed in the book, i.e. directly within a page. In case of Javascript movies must not span across the fold (middle) of the book. Otherwise the video will be shown in a new tab or window. Set video parameters for JS With a Javascript, the…

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…

Select Preview Image

Main Menu » Edit Page » Add Video Elements » Select Preview Image

Note: A Preview Image is displayed instead of a video in the Mz3 book when the corresponding book page opens, This preview image is mostly an image taken from the video. It should clearly mark the content of the video. Ideally, the preview image also displays the title…

SEO Support

Examples » 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…

Add Image

Main Menu » Edit Page » Add Image

Add Single Images (Image “Elements”) Many operations of an “element” are independent of the element type (image, video, audio, link) and are (also) described in other chapters. Here, the focus is on the specific operations for image…

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…

Assign Page Images to pages

Main Menu » Edit Book » Add Page Images » Assign Page Images to pages

*Remark: How numbers in file names are interpreted for a sort is almost the same for page images and thumbnails. All selected images (as result of an OPEN in Explorer/Finder or a Drag&Drop action) are listed in a data grid. To see a preview of the respective image,…

Add SEO and Search Text

Main Menu » Edit Book » Add SEO and Search Text

Additional to the usual presentation as Mz3 Book”, an optional pure HTML 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 option. Technical…

Advanced Edit

Advanced Options » Add Elements » Advanced Edit

If the item Advanced Edit is selected in the Add Element PopUp Menu, this special window opens. The default values ​​for the layout design and the margins can be changed here. The margins also determine the boundaries that apply to the Layout area. The larger…

Select Page Images

Main Menu » Edit Book » Add Page Images » Select Page Images

Preselection (set a default folder) After clicking the menu item Edit Book – Add Page Images the folder with the Page Images to add can be selected. FOlders with the rsultes (Page Images) of a PDF conversion If a PDF conversion has already been carried out,…

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…

Search in Text

FAQ List » Search in Text

mz3Viewer variant (offline version, Adobe AIR) There is always a search function in mz3Viewer (offline version). A search file can be created during a PDF conversion. Creating a search text file during PDF conversion is optional and enabled by default. If a search…