Open Mz3 project

This command offers a table (data grid) listing all Mz3 Projects with most project-specific information.

After selecting File - Open, a window opens with a table showing all projects found in the current Project Base Path.

This 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 updated or opened the last time).
The data grid by default is sorted by this column now and the latest project you worked on is shown first and already selected.

This helps to easier find projects you are actually working on.

The data grid now shows all the information in one place. You easily can find books with the most pages, the languages used, the number of thumbnails and counts of all elements.

Now the original data of the Mz3 Project is used; no other redundant files are used any longer. And with this avoiding the risk of “out of sync” data.
The former mz3ToolPathsData XML file in the user-specific C:\Users\(userName)\AppData\Roaming\de.megazine3.air.mz3Tool\Local Store\settingsData folder (in the case of a Windows10 system) no longer is needed.
The additional columns “Modification Date” show the date of the last change/use. When the Window opens, the table is sorted after the modification data, showing the actual open project in the first row. It already is selected and can be opened (again) immediately using the “OPEN” Button or a double click.
Alternatively, any other project of the list can be selected with a click.

This former Pop-Up-Window now became a ‘real native window*, with full support to position and scale the window.
New details are presented in additional columns, providing excellent insight into each project
All columns can be sorted, giving answers on typical questions like:

  • Are Thumbnails available?
  • Are all pages converted?
  • Which Mz3 Projects contain movies?
  • Which languages are supported?
  • Which books are multilingual books?
  • What PDF files were used as a source, if any?
  • What is the page size?
  • Which projects support double pages?

Certain cells might one or more “?”. This usually is the case with projects created in earlier versions of mz3Tool, where not all data was saved in the project specific config files. In most cases, a simple “Commands – Update” command will refresh and update the data automatically.

Also new is the “status” columns with combined status information about the project.

  • invalid
    No mz3 Project File and no bookData configuration file was found. This project is incomplete and cannot be opened.
  • (empty)
    This is the standard case for single language books: All OK
  • n mz3 xx
    This is the standard status of multilingual books: All OK
    “n” represents the number of mz3 project files found in the project.
    “xx” represents a special code defininge the “selection strategy” for the mz3 project.
    • ML
      A multilingual mz3 file was found and will be used. A multilingual ook will be shown.
    • SZ
      Size: The biggest mz3 file was selected. This typically is the one with the most changes.
    • LL
      Local Language: The book representing the local language will be opened.
    • New
      The latest/newest file is chosen

“n” might become bigger than 2 in cases where additional languages are used for a “single language” book (in hiding all other languages). Than an additional mz3 File for that language will be built

Last modified: 21 March 2020


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