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 of the PDF file; shown in this chapter.
  • New Book with empty Pages
    A book of the defined page size and number of pages will be created; with empty pages.
    In the next steps, you will then add content: images, video, sound

The following 2 chapters demonstrate the second option:

  • Layout based Book
    Page images, i.e. images of the size of a book page that act as the page background, are used to build the pages.
    Those images will be placed automatically on pages.
    Also, a very straightforward and fast approach to build a book.
  • New Book from Photos.
    For this, an empty book with the correct page size and number of pages is created first, and then a collection of photos is placed on the pages in a defined layout (2 images per single page).

First Step: Select the PDF File


Select the menu item File – New from Pdf from the main menu.
Click on the “Browse Button” to open the Explorer (Windows) or Finder (MAC OSx).

Next time the recently opened folder will be proposed.


First, select the correct folder and then the PDF file you want to convert.
The PDF file is read and some information like page size and the number of pages extracted.
That data later can be shown via the menu item PDF Info.
If the file exists and is of the correct type (i.e. a PDF file), the Continue button is activated.

Second Step: Convert the PDF File

After a click on the Continue button the Convert PDF window will open.

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Last modified: 2018/11/26

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