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Using 3D Button Visual Editor as a Visual Vision plugin 
 
3D Button Visual Editor can be used as a "text plugin" for the following products, starting from their Version 2003, manufactured by our partner company Visual Vision
HyperPublish 
EasyWebEditor 
PaperKiller  
RoboAuthor 
EBooksWriter 
1site 
CDFrontEnd 
The purpose of a "text plugin" is to input text parameters (caption, font, color, background color, style, size) to enhance it and to output the result to a graphic file (the file name is also given as parameter) that will have the appearance of a 3D graphic button. 
Important Notes 
  • Before being used as a Visual Vision plugin, 3D Button Visual Editor needs to be launched at least one time in stand-alone (use the Windows "Start" menu for this purpose). 
  • Rollover effects, visible on the Button preview pane, cannot actually be exported into Visual Vision products. You can in any case create a simple Rollover effect using the following tutorial
  • Visual Vision (developer of the mentioned products) and MultiMedia Soft (developer of 3D Button Visual Editor) are different companies: if you need support about the mentioned products, please, contact the Visual Vision staff directly 
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    How does it work? 
    When a "plugin" is installed on your PC, the mentioned applications will display the "magic button" on the application toolbar: pressing this button will cause the display of the full list of available "plugins" 
    Creating 3d buttons using this plugin is very straightforward: 
  • Launch any of the previously mentioned Visual Vision application (the hosting application) 
  • Inside the document enter a text, for example "Visual Vision" and, using the mouse, select it. 
  • Press the "magic button" available on the application toolbar and select the plugin named "Transform selected text into a 3D button
  • At this point the Plugin dialog box will display 
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  • As you can see, the application menu has been reduced in order to support the following features. 
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    Item name
    Description
     
     
     
     
    Load template
    Loads a button template from a previous saved file template.
     
    Save template
    Saves a button template into a Normal file template.
     
    Save Extended template
    Saves a button template into an Extended file template.
     
    Save and Exit
    Exits the 3D button editor exporting the generated picture file into Visual Vision application.
     
    Exit without saving
    Exits the application without exporting any picture file.
     
  • Once you have applied all the modification needed to the button in order to fit your needs, select the Save and Exit menu item: this will cause the plugin to close, passing the new button image to the hosting application. 
  • At this point the hosting application (you are now outside 3D Button Visual Editor) will display a dialog box that will allow you to save the image in JPEG or GIF format, applying some further setting (GIF transparency, JPEG quality, etc.): this dialog box will give you also information about the size of the compressed image. 
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  • Pressing the OK button will cause the dialog box to close, replacing the original selected text with the just edited 3D button image. 
  • The 3D button image has been created: if you should have more than one text you want to convert into an image, using the same settings of the previously created button, all you have to do is to follow the next steps: 
  • Using the mouse, select the next text you need to convert into a 3D button. 
  • Press the "magic button" available on the application toolbar and select the plugin named "Apply the last 3D button effect to selected text". 
  • At this point the hosting application will display a dialog box that will allow you to save the image in JPEG or GIF format, applying some further setting (GIF transparency, JPEG quality, etc.): this dialog box will give you also information about the size of the compressed image. 
  • Pressing the OK button will cause the dialog box to close, replacing the original selected text with the just edited 3D button image. 
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