Monthly Archives July 2016

Create a Custom Preloader

If an Mz3 Title is started in a Browser using FLASH, a preloader is shown during startup. This preloader is synchronized with MegaZine3 (separate program but exchanging data over the API) and shows a closing  ring segment. With the MegaZine3 logo in the center. Once the basic things are loaded, control is passed to MegaZine3 (megazine-fat.swf) and the preloader vanishes. The
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Video 1: Download & Installation

The Download Button for all available Downloads is located right at the beginning of our MegaZine3 homepage. A click opens the download page with all download options. How to download and install those programs is shown in our Video 1: Installation & Download; the first half is related to Windows, the second half, starting at about 2:30 minutes. then explains how
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Video 12: Installation ImageMagick

mz3Tool, our “development tool” for digital publishing with MegaZine3, makes heavy use of several OpensSource tools. ImageMagick is one of those. Video 12: Installation ImageMagick shows how to enable this tool. Reasons for installing ImageMagick ImageMagick is a VERY powerful tool, and we only need a small fraction of all that functionality. But if you are interested in image manipulation and are willing
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Video 13: Create a Javascript Version

mz3Tool supports the option to make use of a MegaZine3 Javascript Version. MegaZine3 supports both Flahs and Javascript, and even can switch automatically to Javascript support, if FLASH is not available. How to make use of this option is shown in Video 13: Creating a MegaZine3 Javascritp Version. Preparations Installation of ImageMagick The MegaZine3 Javascript version makes use of JPG (or PNG) files to show the pages.
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Best use of Links and Link Titles

A link can be imported from a PDF file, or added to the created Mz3 Title interactively to a page as “element”. PDF Links If a PDF file contains “real”  linke, those are imported during the conversion into SWF files. A very easy and comfortable way to use links; no configuration or any settings are needed. But there are chances
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MegaZine3 Variants and Folder Structure

This is a pretty technical documentation, explaining some MegaZine3 and mz3Tool basic concepts and how data is organized by mz3Tool. Such details are intended for those, who have the technical back ground or are curious enough to learn such details. The “normal” user does not need to know all this ;-). MegaZine3 Variants MegaZine3 supports different platforms and technologies: Online +
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