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 Explorer/Finder. For a first test a double click on the mz3z-file will open the book in mz3Viewer (as long as the mz3z-file extension is linked with the mz3Viewer App.
To present the book in mz3Viewer two requirements have to be met:

  1. mz3Viewer must be installed
    Anyone can download and install this free program from our website.
    mz3Viewer is available as Windows 10 and MAC OSx Variante.
    The Android and iOS version actually is put on hold.
    We are planning a completely new version using a new platform. Once that happens, those platforms will be supported again.
  1. Mz3 book as ZIP package
    All data needed by the mz3Viewer is “packaged” as a standard ZIP file during the “Publish” process.
    This ZIP-Package has a specific folder structure and therefore also a special extension: mz3z.
    This helps mz3Viewer identifying compatible packages. This also allows linking mz3Viewer with this file type without creating conflicts with other programs supporting zip files.
    But the extension can be changed to “zip”, and then unzipping the package with any program like 7Zip or winZIP is possible.

An mz3Viewer “mz3z-Package” can be used in different ways:

  1. Open the #mz3z file with the viewer
  2. Drag and drop the mz3z file onto the mz3Viewer icon
  3. Double-click on the mz3z file*

For the last two options as well as calling “Commands – Open in Viewer”, the mz3Viewer program must be linked with the file extension “.mz3z”. This usually is done during the installation process of mz3Viewer.

Hint: Available in mz3Viewer but not (yet) in Javascript:

  • Slideshow
  • Search function
  • Thumbnail navigation
  • Bookmarks
  • Videos in the book, also on a double page
  • 100th of setting options
  • Support of SFW files

The downside is the limited ability to influence design. Although there are the .asul files (style configuration files, similar to CSS Style Sheets in HTML and Javascript solutions), the use is quite complex and difficult to test.

Last modified: 21 March 2020


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