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by Markt-a1b
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: OCR of Selected Text Regions, with Close Cropping of Remaining Images
Replies: 23
Views: 2277

Re: OCR of Selected Text Regions, with Close Cropping of Remaining Images

Timur wrote: "... EditableTextAndImages keeps images intact and in their original unaltered state. "FinePagesContent alters images even when they are placed at their original position. The most obvious change is that anti-aliasing is being applied, leading to images being blurred, while sometimes be...
by Markt-a1b
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Convert color PDF to b/w or grey-scale?
Replies: 14
Views: 1730

Re: Convert color PDF to b/w or grey-scale?

Thank you very much for the spot-on recommendations, Daniel - they are most helpful! I will experiment with your methodology, and also check out GIMP in the meantime. Believe it or not, for basic Levels, Contrast, Brightness and Cropping adjustments, I still use the otherwise badly crippled - and AF...
by Markt-a1b
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Convert color PDF to b/w or grey-scale?
Replies: 14
Views: 1730

Re: Convert color PDF to b/w or grey-scale?

Continuing with questions that I hope are sufficiently related to this informative forum thread: I have some US Letter-size PDF files created directly from a high-end Canon scanner/printer, and would like to rearrange and rotate some of the rectangular elements contained within these scanned pages, ...
by Markt-a1b
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: OCR of Selected Text Regions, with Close Cropping of Remaining Images
Replies: 23
Views: 2277

Re: OCR of Selected Text Regions, with Close Cropping of Remaining Images

Daniel: "... I hope this helps." Why, yes it does, Daniel, and thank you very much for your prompt and detailed response to my inquiry! Please also pass along my thanks to the developer who clearly explains the functions (and differences) of "Editable Text and Images" and "Fine Page Content." I will...
by Markt-a1b
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: OCR of Selected Text Regions, with Close Cropping of Remaining Images
Replies: 23
Views: 2277

OCR of Selected Text Regions, with Close Cropping of Remaining Images

Daniel, et al.: I would like to edit the attached document, such that all scanned text within the white-backgrounded areas is converted to editable text via OCR, with all such white areas then having their unneeded background (bitmapped) data deleted. This would leave the (effectively) cropped image...
by Markt-a1b
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Convert color PDF to b/w or grey-scale?
Replies: 14
Views: 1730

Re: Convert color PDF to b/w or grey-scale?

Daniel: "Do you have a forum topic already about those specific OCR issues? If not, fee free to make one and we will see what can be done!"

Thanks, Daniel. I will continue to study the XChange documentation, and if the issues persist will do exactly as you suggest.

Best regards, MarkT
by Markt-a1b
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Convert color PDF to b/w or grey-scale?
Replies: 14
Views: 1730

Re: Convert color PDF to b/w or grey-scale?

Willy and Daniel, thanks much for the recommendation - and apologies for the delay in responding. EXchange's "Save as Optimized" feature, with a specified maximum of 300-DPI color images, reduces the original 78-Mb PDF file to some 3.2 Mb. Good work, Tracker! While the images in this file were satis...
by Markt-a1b
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Convert color PDF to b/w or grey-scale?
Replies: 14
Views: 1730

Re: Convert color PDF to b/w or grey-scale?

Hello again, Daniel! Related (I hope) to this discussion thread, I would appreciate receiving your advice on how to approach an Exchange project I am currently working on: I have a four-color promotional brochure, printed on both sides of a 9" x 15 & 3/4" sheet, which folds back into itself to yield...
by Markt-a1b
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Daniel: "... As a side note, if the document is not yet a PDF, and is not open in our software, we certainly would not be able to have any effect on its display whatsoever. So extending that Feature request to ABBYY would be advised instead." Well understood, Daniel, but when the "problem" PDF file ...
by Markt-a1b
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Daniel wrote: > ... I am unsure of the ability to do this in PDF, visually displaying the return character, as done in MS word, may cause > other issues, Hiding the character is very unlikely, as we need to respect the information the document contains. > While it is not useful to you today, there m...
by Markt-a1b
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Regarding ticket "RT#4896: Text Editing issues in this document," discussed earlier in this message thread, I do hope the issue is being worked. In the meantime, I am at the moment unable to directly quote the following specific posting, or its included image, and so am including the direct links to...
by Markt-a1b
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Daniel: "... if they are offering character spacing this is news to me!" After digging around deeply into Adobe's documentation to *finally* the names of these four Format window fields, a re-start of my computer (followed by the application) has re-enabled the mouse-hover pop-up labels (doh!). The ...
by Markt-a1b
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Stephen: "... I have found something that does seem to work with the gaps I've tried to fix thus far..." It sounds as though this process is re-setting - perhaps to zero - those decimal values you previously cited within XChange's Paragraph Options dialogue box. In the meantime, I have resolved that...
by Markt-a1b
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Stephen: "... I'm really unsure what to do?" Was the above-referenced PDF file created via OCR of a scanned source, or was it "printed" (or equivalent) from a word processor (or similar) program? Especially with OCR-produced PDFs, I too am am finding that these values fall all over the place, line b...
by Markt-a1b
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Daniel: "... As for the underlined "AV" and "T" values...." Sorry to be less than clear about this, Daniel. When a text item is highlighted, then the grayed "Format" window becomes much more clear (see below). *Both* the "T" and "AV" icons display beneath them the "line with two arrows on opposite e...
by Markt-a1b
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Stephen, I likewise have suffered significant "manual hair loss" with this issue, and am still experimenting with Acrobat XI Pro, PDF-XChange, ABBYY FineReader 14, and will soon try FineReader 15. However, I *have* been able to satisfactorily resolve the line-justification problems in the file examp...
by Markt-a1b
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: File > Properties > Document Properties > Description > "Application"
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: File > Properties > Document Properties > Description > "Application"

Daniel: "... Is there a specific reason you need this field to be removed?" Glad you asked, Daniel. I don't particularly *need* to change the data, but I would like to give credit where credit is due. Both Acrobat Pro (XI and DC) and ABBYY FineReader 14 failed miserably when I tried to use them to c...
by Markt-a1b
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: File > Properties > Document Properties > Description > "Application"
Replies: 3
Views: 320

File > Properties > Document Properties > Description > "Application"

Having been unable to find, via cursory forum search, an existing topic that seems relevant, I will start this one here: I have an original 8/18/2003 PDF document whose File > Properties > Document Properties > Description "Application:" field reads: ABBYY FineReader. No version of the latter is spe...
by Markt-a1b
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: logical page numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 4822

Re: logical page numbers

Will writes: You can check the change logs here: https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor/history Thank you, Will, that is quite helpful and informative. Meanwhile, at this moment it is awfully late in London, on a Saturday night, so you might consider sleeping *sometime*! <grin> ...
by Markt-a1b
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: logical page numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 4822

Re: logical page numbers

Thanks, Daniel. The program Update options for XChange are quite handy and flexible, and I have already set them up to my liking. In the meantime, does Tracker by any chance publish program Change Logs, similar to those maintained by ABBYY for successive versions and updates of FineReader (etc.)? Se...
by Markt-a1b
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: logical page numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 4822

Re: logical page numbers

> ... what the version and build of our PDF-Xchange Editor you currently have running[?] 8.0 build 332.0 (Enhanced OCR) Aug. 26, 2019 Apropos of incremental updates, will Tracker notify me via e-mail as new ones become available? If any have been issued since I downloaded and installed the above ver...
by Markt-a1b
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: logical page numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 4822

Re: logical page numbers

Hello, Dimitar. > Could you please tell me whether the "Use logical page numbers" is still selected after the restart? Yes, after several program exits and re-starts, the box is still check-marked. > Also, could you please tell me what version is your PDF Editor? I am using the "latest and greatest"...
by Markt-a1b
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: logical page numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 4822

Re: logical page numbers

Stefan: "Yes - the 'logical' page numbers are part of the PDF specification, so even if the file was not created by us - if it's logical pages are following the PDF ISO standard - we will show them correctly." Thank you, Stefan: I have a 200-page (total) document that has a couple of sections of fro...
by Markt-a1b
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: logical page numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 4822

Re: logical page numbers

Referring to https://help.tracker-software.com/pdfxe8/number-pages_ed.html?zoom_highlightsub=%22logical+page+number%22 "... it is necessary to select the Use logical page numbers box in the Page Display preferences tab, as detailed in (figure 7), in order for changes made with this feature to be vis...
by Markt-a1b
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: PDF-Tools
Topic: mirror object
Replies: 19
Views: 3870

Re: mirror object

Stefan: "The 'data loss' in the instance of vectorizing text is that once text has been converted to paths - you can't then just copy it and paste it elsewhere as text...."

Ah yes, understood, Stefan. Thank you for clarifying the program capabilities. MarkT
by Markt-a1b
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: PDF-Tools
Topic: mirror object
Replies: 19
Views: 3870

Re: mirror object

Stefan wrote: "As for 'Convert to Path" - This will usually result in 'data loss' if the object is text...." But does there indeed exist a function equivalent to "Convert to path"within PDF-XChange Pro or its companion modules? I frequently use this command in Macromedia FreeHand, with no detectable...
by Markt-a1b
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: PDF-Tools
Topic: mirror object
Replies: 19
Views: 3870

Re: mirror object (ticket 2578)

Daniel wrote: "Most objects should now have an option in the Right click context menu under arrange to "Flip" if it is possible...." The above-referenced ticket (2578) seems to have also been effected for PDF-XChange Pro, but a search of https://help.tracker-software.com/pdfxe8/ for "mirror object" ...
by Markt-a1b
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Daniel: "... As I mentioned a few posts prior, After having the dev team go over these, they did find that we should be able to do something to rectify this issue when it appears, as it is certainly incorrect...." Ah, sorry about that Daniel! I had interpreted this latest example file submission as ...
by Markt-a1b
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Daniel wrote: "... justify works on a per line basis, however it does not change the actual size of the Space characters themselves, it forces the line to spread everything apart to balance the appearance...." I am not quite following you here, Daniel. When you say "everything," above, do you also m...
by Markt-a1b
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Daniel wrote: "... there is no 'word spacing' function, and to my knowledge it is not defined in the PDF spec...." Then wouldn't there *have* to be a method of adjusting the length of the *space* characters themselves, line by line? Doesn't every mom-pop word processing program, capable of fully jus...
by Markt-a1b
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Daniel, Thank you for yet another *most* informative post! That is very much appreciated. If the developers and marketers of the so-called "competing" (cough!) and *expensive* programs were one-tenth as responsive to user issues and input as Tracker is, then we would not now be discussing these nigg...
by Markt-a1b
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Thanks, Stefan. You wrote: "There is a 'content' pane which you can show in the Editor, and there you can see all base content elements...." Just to clarify: Once this page has been Flattened, do these "Paths" - as they're designated within the Content pane - become *base* content? (The "Layers" pan...
by Markt-a1b
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Daniel wrote: "If you have copied a 'shape' from another document or application you can paste it into the Editor (it will usually be formatted as a stamp and require 'flattening' but after doing that you should find the shape objects as expected within the document...." --------------------- In Fre...
by Markt-a1b
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Daniel wrote: "... *Most* of the tools found on the Comment tab are specifically for Annotations, and do not affect base content...." Wow, thanks for that *most* informative explanation of those multiple terms, Daniel. So PDF-EXchange is able to *edit* base content shapes, per your illustration abov...
by Markt-a1b
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Since this message thread already contains background information and related file attachments related to "shapes," I will briefly continue it here, rather than start a new one: Daniel wrote: That underline is a "shape" object.... "Shapes are defined as paths, shading, XForms and all other document ...
by Markt-a1b
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Daniel wrote: That underline is a "shape" object.... Well now, ain't *that* just special! <grin> In all my many years of working with PDF files, I never before encountered a need or even a desire to directly manipulate such an animal as this. Now I know. Thank you for the continuing education, which...
by Markt-a1b
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Stefan wrote: ... italic glyphs are more compact than not italic.... Thank you for confirming what I had already suspected, Stefan. I'll test your suggestion, and in the meantime I had already used ABBYY Finereader to successfully un-italicize the errant "of." For some reason Finereader tolerates th...
by Markt-a1b
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Daniel: Leading is still the technical term (insofar as I'm aware anyway, and I'm 26). It occurs to me that the addition of a short glossary and/or appendix entry for "leading" - returning a search result something like "See Paragraph Options > Line Spacing" - might be appropriate. Strictly FWIIW......
by Markt-a1b
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Daniel: ... I have also spoken with the Development team further on the original issues, and determined that we should be able to change our handling to recognize issues like this and prevent them from getting worse. I cannot speak for when exactly this will be resolved, but for tracking purposes, I...
by Markt-a1b
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Ah, I have briefly looked at that window during explorations of the program, but to this point had not noticed the "line spacing" part of the "Spacing" category. That will work, thank you! Meanwhile, strictly in the FWIIW department, my use of the term "leading" - pronounced "ledding" - does tend to...
by Markt-a1b
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Daniel wrote: Glad I could be of assistance! Not to beat a dead horse, Daniel, but does PDF-EXchange provide for the adjustment of the *leading* between lines within a given paragraph, page, etc.? When I use the above-described work-around to change the word "of" to non-italicized format, the leadin...
by Markt-a1b
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Re: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Thank you, Daniel! You state: "Times-italic" ... is likely not available on your machine. This inherited machine has available a *boatload* of both TrueType and PostScript fonts, and the PS version of "Times" is showing up in the Font menus of most or all programs that offer such selections. Strange...
by Markt-a1b
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 4616

Minor Font Format Change Causing Paragraph Justification Woes

Since a PDF-XChange Editor forum search for "paragraph+justification" (no quotes) returns but a single, non-pertinent message thread, I am beginning an new one here. At the bottom of the page contained in the attached PDF file, both words "of prior" are italicized. The "of," however, should *not* be...
by Markt-a1b
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to hide the image of scanned page after OCR
Replies: 9
Views: 1307

Re: How to hide the image of scanned page after OCR

Thank you, Stefan! You wrote, "If you want - you can now also move the original image in a 'layer' of it's own - so that you can then turn on/off the visibility of that layer quickly." I am able to first create a new layer, and then cut from the original image layer, in order to paste that image int...
by Markt-a1b
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to hide the image of scanned page after OCR
Replies: 9
Views: 1307

Re: How to hide the image of scanned page after OCR

... Currently, editing scanned documents is not supported beyond what I mentioned previously. Rest assured that improvements are coming in due [time] for this. As a new user of PDF-eXchange Pro and its Enhanced OCR module, I am attempting to temporarily hide the underlying image while text is edite...