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by BrianG
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color printing issue
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: Color printing issue

My problem was resolved with the exceptional direct assistance of Tracker Software support folks Daniel, Stefan, and Paul who worked to identify the cause as the "Color Override" option located in the Advanced Printing configuration accessible via the "More" button on the Print dialog box. Changing ...
by BrianG
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color printing issue
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: Color printing issue

Color printing has stopped working again so I was wrong when I thought replacing the .dat files had fixed it. I obviously did something that temporarily fixed it; now I just need to figure out what that was. I'll print color docs with Viewer for now.
by BrianG
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Embedded javascript in pdf files emailed to me SOLVED
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Embedded javascript in pdf files emailed to me SOLVED

I see the "Enable Javascript Actions" option and the "Show warning..." option. The "Enable Javascript Actions" option is enabled and the "Show warning..." option is ticked but greyed out. Does that mean I'm allowing Javascript to run? What combination of these settings will insure a prompt before al...
by BrianG
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Embedded javascript in pdf files emailed to me SOLVED
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Embedded javascript in pdf files emailed to me SOLVED

Thanks Daniel. I un-quarantined one of these documents so I could see what the prompt to allow looked like but there wasn't a prompt. The document did open secured however. I guess that is what was detected as embedded javascript. Is the prompt "in your face" enough to be taken as a warning and not ...
by BrianG
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Embedded javascript in pdf files emailed to me SOLVED
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Embedded javascript in pdf files emailed to me SOLVED

The AV product I currently use is blocking incoming emails that contain an attached pdf file in which there is embedded javascript. These regularly come from know sources who I then have to contact and ask that they print as a pdf image and resend or transmit by fax. Should I be this concerned about...
by BrianG
Thu May 28, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color printing issue
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: Color printing issue

When I went to zip settings.dat I noticed portable.dat. As a test I copied both files from my 8.0.336.0 to an extracted 8.0.339.0 and the color printing problem appears to be resolved. Until now the only .dat file I had been copying was settings.dat. Note to self: When upgrading portable, copy the f...
by BrianG
Thu May 28, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color printing issue
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: Color printing issue

That didn't take long. The lack of color printing is the result of using the settings.dat file from 8.0.336.0. The loss of my heavily modified UI (ribbons and toolbars) would be devastating so I'm going to have to stay with .336 unless there is a way to fix its settings.dat file for use in the newer...
by BrianG
Thu May 28, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color printing issue
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: Color printing issue

The "Override document colors" is disabled so that isn't the problem.

I will report back once I've had time to get 8.0.339.0 running and tested.
by BrianG
Thu May 28, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color printing issue
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: Color printing issue

I have checked the Color Management Options in Viewer and Editor, they are the same except for "Use Black Point Compensation" being enabled in Editor. Turning it off didn't make a difference. I have also now discovered that all color documents print in grayscale from Editor. I recently upgraded from...
by BrianG
Thu May 28, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color printing issue
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: Color printing issue

The fact that color printing of this document is only a problem for Editor is why I question that color profiles could be the cause. Wouldn't color profiles affect all printing, regardless of the application? Wouldn't they also affect all documents? In my case, the problem seems specific to one docu...
by BrianG
Thu May 28, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color printing issue
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Color printing issue

I have a color printing issue similar to what has been reported by others. Printing this document from Editor to a Dell 3130cn results in mostly grayscale with some hints of color yet the document prints fine from Viewer and Adobe Acrobat 9. This leads me to believe that the problem is not with the ...
by BrianG
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Stamp management question SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Stamp management question SOLVED

Thank you for the response Daniel. I tried doing the custom stamp deletion again and it worked as expected. I'm certain that the stamp .pdf file was not open in Editor when my attempted deletion failed but I had just made a copy of it so perhaps my file explorer had ahold of it. Regardless, it's wor...
by BrianG
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Stamp management question SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Stamp management question SOLVED

I am trying to figure out how to manage custom stamps. My attempt to delete one of them using the stamps palette delete function didn't work. What is the best approach for removing one of them? They all reside in a single .pdf file.
by BrianG
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Raster, Vector, Text, Oh My... SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: Raster, Vector, Text, Oh My... SOLVED

Indeed. Thanks Lev.
by BrianG
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Raster, Vector, Text, Oh My... SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Raster, Vector, Text, Oh My... SOLVED

I'm out of my league here so please bare with me while I try to understand how best to meet our customer needs. The situation is that we do layouts in AutoCAD which we then email to customers for comment/revision as each project progresses. We routinely receive comments questioning why they see boxe...
by BrianG
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Can't find a Format tab SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Can't find a Format tab SOLVED

I suspected as much but don't see it even when a text box is active; not when entering text or when the box is selected (text box properties editable). Wait........... AhHa! It's only visible in the Ribbon UI.
by BrianG
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Can't find a Format tab SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Can't find a Format tab SOLVED

I was reading the discussion about the typewriter tool width in which the setting of a default text box size was suggested. That included reference to a Format tab which I can not find. I read "tab" to mean a Menu toolbar item so I may be looking in the wrong place. I have played with customizing to...
by BrianG
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Any advice on cleaning up of .pdf files left in %temp%?
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Any advice on cleaning up of .pdf files left in %temp%?

It didn't take long for me to determine that viewing pdf's in a browser isn't practical for my needs. Looks like a cron job is needed that deletes .pdf files from %TEMP%. Even better would be for it to be built in to a PDF-XChange Editor as an optional security function that would run on exit and/or...
by BrianG
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Any advice on cleaning up of .pdf files left in %temp%?
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Any advice on cleaning up of .pdf files left in %temp%?

It has been years since I have used the 'view pdf in browser' method but it's probably time to revisit it and look at the functionality today. Firefox is my default with Edge as my fallback.
by BrianG
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Any advice on cleaning up of .pdf files left in %temp%?
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Any advice on cleaning up of .pdf files left in %temp%?

Hi All,

Is there a way for .pdf files accessed with a browser to be auto-deleted from %temp% once closed? I routinely view sensitive reports generated as pdf's on 401k and payroll sites and am disturbed by these documents remaining in the system temporary directory after I'm done with them.

Brian
by BrianG
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Typewriter tool: Hide crosshairs and "Typewriter"? SOLVED
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Typewriter tool: Hide crosshairs and "Typewriter"? SOLVED

I use the typewriter tool a lot and am wondering if it is normal behavior for the crosshairs and word "Typewriter" to always be visible at the cursor position whenever it is outside of the box the text is being typed into. It gives the impression that a text location needs to be picked even though o...
by BrianG
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Wow! I'm impressed.
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Wow! I'm impressed.

I just found the Properties Pane which I believe will have better functionality for me than the Properties toolbar. This sort of flexibility and customization is rare and greatly appreciated.
by BrianG
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Wow! I'm impressed.
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Wow! I'm impressed.

Not really. I routinely add annotations (typewriter,lines, arrows,circles,clouds,stamps) so I want those tools at my fingertips. Repeatedly clicking the Comment tab to toggle its ribbon toolbar between tool uses doesn't make much sense to me. Having them in the Quick Access area is much easier. Of c...
by BrianG
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Wow! I'm impressed.
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Wow! I'm impressed.

Thanks Daniel. The dynamic "format" tab is cool but, as previously mentioned, I'm trying to keep the ribbon or toolbars minimized and work from a customized quick access area. In Viewer, the properties toolbar is dynamic, expanding only when a comment tool is selected. In Editor it appears that my o...
by BrianG
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Wow! I'm impressed.
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Wow! I'm impressed.

The classic bar is worse that the ribbon bar to me. I'm grateful to be able to hide both and have more screen real estate with just the tools I use regularly in the quick access area.
by BrianG
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Wow! I'm impressed.
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Wow! I'm impressed.

I have been a PDF-XChange Viewer diehard for many years, periodically looking at Editor but finding its UI distasteful until this morning. After spending about an hour with the current portable version (8.0.336.0) I am seriously impressed with the current toolbar customization capabilities. My sole ...
by BrianG
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Please don't remove Viewer from website
Replies: 7
Views: 2570

Re: Please don't remove Viewer from website

I'm just chiming in here in support of Viewer. I concur with Mike. Viewer is a much better fit for my needs and sensibilities.
I am thrilled to see that it is still getting attention and that there appears to be intent to keep it available for download for awhile (hope it's a long while).

Brian
by BrianG
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Typewriter tool issue on rotated document
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

Re: Typewriter tool issue on rotated document

Thanks Paul. FWIW, the problem does not exist in Viewer.
Also, the starting typing position is much more predictable in this document when using Viewer.
by BrianG
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Typewriter tool issue on rotated document
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

Typewriter tool issue on rotated document

I have document provided in landscape orientation that I have scanned and am trying to fill in using the typewriter. Because of the landscape orientation I have had to rotation the document inside of Editor. The typewriter tool now only types about halfway across the page before automatically wrappi...
by BrianG
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Hide "short titles" for icons in toolbar
Replies: 28
Views: 3398

Re: Hide "short titles" for icons in toolbar

317 and still not implemented. The icons are already too big. If some others enjoy reading those labels, it's fine and this is why you should put the user in control. This is the most important reason I still use PDF-Xchange viewer instead of PDF Editor. ...and I thought I was the only one. I'm gla...
by BrianG
Tue May 03, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Make hand tool default when grid is enabled?
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Re: Make hand tool default when grid is enabled?

Thanks Patrick. I test each new version of Editor and recently made a real effort to replace Viewer with v6 of Editor but I had to go back to Viewer.
by BrianG
Tue May 03, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Make hand tool default when grid is enabled?
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Make hand tool default when grid is enabled?

I have enabled snapping and turned the grid display on but now whenever I open a document the typewriter tool is the default tool. If I want the hand tool back as the default should I disable snapping, grid display, or both?

Edit: Never mind! I figured out what is going on.
by BrianG
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Can not disable displaying in browser
Replies: 22
Views: 2957

Re: Can not disable displaying in browser

Will,

I have tested with the third party extensions being allowed but no change. PDF links still only give me the option to Save or SaveAs.

Should I see an add-on for Editor in IE? Wondering if third party extensions being disabled would have prevented one from installing.
by BrianG
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Can not disable displaying in browser
Replies: 22
Views: 2957

Re: Can not disable displaying in browser

Will, Some notes/observations/questions from here... This PC came with Adobe 8.3 pre-installed. It remains installed solely for its pdf printer driver. All of its browser add-ons are disabled. There is no add-on in IE for Editor. Should there be? There is an option in IE configuration called "Enable...
by BrianG
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Can not disable displaying in browser
Replies: 22
Views: 2957

Re: Can not disable displaying in browser

Thanks for your effort on this Willy. It's a shame Editor 6.0.317.1 was released without having this fixed. Worse though is that your tests indicate that installation of Adobe Reader is required in order to get Editor to behave.
by BrianG
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Request: "Do you want to save changes" respond to keystokes
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Request: "Do you want to save changes" respond to keystokes

Just a request that, when closing tabs, the "Do you want to save changes" prompt respond to keystrokes. Yes, some of us still use keyboards.
by BrianG
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: v6 printer driver question
Replies: 3
Views: 641

v6 printer driver question

I am testing Editor v6.0.317.0 and let it install the v6 printer driver even though I already have one.. The one test print test I did to the v6 printer resulted in watermarks in the upper corners. I immediately uninstalled it but it then dawned on me that I might have tested one of the Pro features...
by BrianG
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Hazardous pdf file?
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

Re: Hazardous pdf file?

That popup warning is exactly what I was wondering about. Very nice!

Thanks Will.

--
Brian
by BrianG
Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Hazardous pdf file?
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

Re: Hazardous pdf file?

Could you explain what behavior I would expect to see if it tried to run? I am very concerned about this because I normally open pdf attachments. It was just a fluke that I had attachment preview enabled in my email client so noticed the powershell related content before I opened the file.
by BrianG
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Hazardous pdf file?
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

Re: Hazardous pdf file?

File is attached as powershell_exe.7z.
by BrianG
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Hazardous pdf file?
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

Hazardous pdf file?

I have heard of the potential for pdf attachments to be hazardous but had not seen a suspicious one until this morning. Here are the first several lines of the file as seen in the preview pane of my email client: %PDF-1.1 1 0 obj << /OpenAction << /S /Launch/Win << /F (C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\Windows...
by BrianG
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Can not disable displaying in browser
Replies: 22
Views: 2957

Re: Can not disable displaying in browser

Hi Will, I figured out the problem is with IE (due to FireIE add-on in FF) but now can not figure out how disable the display of pdf's in IE 11. I have gone into the Editor Preferences > File Associations settings and set the "View PDF files in Internet Explorer" to "No" but that hasn't worked; it d...
by BrianG
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Can not disable displaying in browser
Replies: 22
Views: 2957

Can not disable displaying in browser

Since upgrading to v5.5 b316.1 links to pdf's display it in the browser (Firefox). I have disabled the plug-in in FF and have gone into its applications configuration and set both "image/pdf" and "Portable Document Format (PDF)" to "Use PDF-XChange Editor". FF has been restarted. What am I missing?
by BrianG
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How can install features not installed originally
Replies: 1
Views: 441

How can install features not installed originally

I installed Editor 5.5.516 without GoogleDrive and the Update but now wish I had. I reran the installer hoping for an opportunity to install these features. The Repair option looked hopeful but no joy. Is there a way or do I need to uninstall/reinstall? If uninstall/reinstall, is there anything I sh...
by BrianG
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Open previously opened documents at the beginning?
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Open previously opened documents at the beginning?

I have several pdf manuals that I reference on a regular basis but each time I open one it opens wherever I left off in a previous session. The option to restore layout when opening from the Recent list is enabled which I assumed applied only when a document was opened via the recent list but perhap...
by BrianG
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How do a copy a typewriter tool entry
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: How do a copy a typewriter tool entry

I haven't seen the paste at the top of the document but will enable that setting and see what happens. Thanks!
by BrianG
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How do a copy a typewriter tool entry
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: How do a copy a typewriter tool entry

I'm embarrassed. I just tested and it worked even though I attempted doing the same thing multiple times this morning as well as over the past several weeks. I have no doubt that it sometimes fails so will try to identify specific conditions when I encounter the failure again.
by BrianG
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How do a copy a typewriter tool entry
Replies: 5
Views: 955

How do a copy a typewriter tool entry

I am trying to get the hang of Editor after using Viewer for years. One thing I miss is the ability to copy a typewriter tool entry either on the same document or from one document to another. In Viewer I could just select it (not the content itself) and use ctrl+c and ctrl+v but that doesn't work i...
by BrianG
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Viewer and Editor coexist?
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Viewer and Editor coexist?

Last summer I tested Editor but felt it was unfinished & unpolished so went back to Viewer. I have been following the release notes of Editor and think I am ready to try it again. I don't remember whether I had to uninstall Viewer before installing Editor. Please provide advice on that.