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by mattad
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Search pdfs (in dir tree) with blank pages?
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Search pdfs (in dir tree) with blank pages?

Ok, I know how to search over all pdf files in a dir tree for a certain pattern like "123mypattern". But is there a way to search for all pdf files in a directory tree which contain at least one blank page? A page should be consider blank if it contains no (black or colored) text and contain no imag...
by mattad
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to auto-activate "Edit" mode after new pdf is dragged/opened?
Replies: 1
Views: 92

How to auto-activate "Edit" mode after new pdf is dragged/opened?

When I drag a pdf file from WinExplorer onto PDF Xchange editor then I want in 97% of the cases to edit it (later). Therefore I always have to go to "Home" tab and click on "Edit". This is uncomfortable and unhandy and unnecessary. How can I tell PDF XChange editor to ALWAYS AUTOMATICALLY enable "Ed...
by mattad
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: How to sort then print duplex first page of multiple pdfs?
Replies: 3
Views: 961

How to sort then print duplex first page of multiple pdfs?

Some times I have the following problem: I load multiple documents (~20 up to 30) pdf docs into XChange Viwer (or editor). The pdf filenames are sortable e.g. of pattern 2018.03.24 logA.pdf 2018.04.12 logB.pdf .... 2018.07.04 logA.pdf 2018.07.30 logC.pdf Now I wan to print only the first page of all...
by mattad
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: URLs not clickable
Replies: 1
Views: 673

URLs not clickable

I have a web page which contains an URL. The URL is specified as in the attached snapshot. When I print the web page with XChange Printer Lite then the URL is NOT clickable in the resulting pdf. When I print the same page with other PDF printers then it is. Why is the URL not clickable? URL not clic...
by mattad
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Bug: wrong highlighting when cursor dragged over underlined text
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Re: Bug: wrong highlighting when cursor dragged over underlined text

Recreating the document with our printer should resolve the issue. Hello Daniel, this is NOT the case! I installed PDF-XChange Printer Lite and printed out the web page again. Have a look at the second, attached pdf file. And again highlighting does not work (neither in XChange Viewer nor in XChang...
by mattad
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Bug: wrong highlighting when cursor dragged over underlined text
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Re: Bug: wrong highlighting when cursor dragged over underlined text

Hello Daniel,

the same bug appears in PDF Xchange Editor as well.

Have a look at the attached pdf file.

Matt
testfile wrong highlighting XPDFviewer.pdf
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by mattad
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Bug: wrong highlighting when cursor dragged over underlined text
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Bug: wrong highlighting when cursor dragged over underlined text

As I observed PDFXchange Viewer has an ugly and annoying bug when I try to highlight some text (word or sentences). At first I enabled Highlight mode in menu Tools--->Comment and Markup tools Then I placed the cursor at the start point of higlighting and dragged it ("as usual") to the endpoint of hi...
by mattad
Sun May 13, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Enable "Edit Text Element as Blocks" as default?
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Enable "Edit Text Element as Blocks" as default?

As I learned the flag "Edit Text Element as Blocks" is very important.

I want to have this flag always automatically be enabled after start resp. loading of PDFs.

How can I define this (=enabled) as default?
Currently it is always disabled at startup.

Matt
by mattad
Tue May 08, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to get resulting PDF after OCR scan in XChange Editor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1716

Re: How to get resulting PDF after OCR scan in XChange Editor?

In fact when the OCR feature has run, the resulting text is put over the image as an additional "layer". The text itself is "transparent". This means that the characters have NO fill color and NO border color. The text is there, but you DO NOT SEE IT. Hello Willy, thank you. THIS (!) is a key infor...
by mattad
Mon May 07, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to get resulting PDF after OCR scan in XChange Editor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1716

Re: How to get resulting PDF after OCR scan in XChange Editor?

Hello Daniel, the article you referenced tell how to edit and remove parts from TEXT layer. This is not an answer to my question. I want to do the opposite: If I select for example the "image" component in the Content pane (see attached snapshot) and press delete then all text components disappear a...
by mattad
Wed May 02, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to get resulting PDF after OCR scan in XChange Editor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1716

Re: How to get resulting PDF after OCR scan in XChange Editor?

Hello Willy, thank you for your hints. Switching the drop down "Output type" was a key information. Your procedure works now. But there are still some important questions: 1.) You are writing "....my previous example, where only the text layer has been saved and the image has been removed". Where ex...
by mattad
Wed May 02, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Define JPEG compression level? Default?
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Define JPEG compression level? Default?

From other printer drivers I know that they allow to define a compression level (e.g. 80%) for embedded jpg pictures.

Where can I define this compression level in XChange Printer driver Lite?

What is the default compression level?
by mattad
Wed May 02, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Printer Properties do not remember File Name Pattern SOLVED
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: Printer Properties do not remember File Name Pattern SOLVED

Hello mattad, By design, if the preferences are set from within the application from which you are printing - File> Print> Printing Preferences - then those preferences will only be remembered during that session. In order to save those settings, please to go Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\D...
by mattad
Tue May 01, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Printer Properties do not remember File Name Pattern SOLVED
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Printer Properties do not remember File Name Pattern SOLVED

When I go to Xchange Printer Driver Properties in 2"Save" section then I can specify the File Name pattern. I prefer: %[Date] %[Time]-%[DocName] It works. However after printing (and browser closing and browser restarting and print start again) the entry field "File Name" is set back to %[DocName] S...
by mattad
Tue May 01, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Diff between PDF-XChange Lite Free vs. PDF-XChange Lite?
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Diff between PDF-XChange Lite Free vs. PDF-XChange Lite?

When I go to download page

https://www.tracker-software.com/produc ... hange-lite

then I found two different downloads there:

PDF-XChange Lite Free
and
PDF-XChange Lite

Whats the difference?

Is PDF-XChange Lite the same as PDF-XChange Standard?
by mattad
Tue May 01, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to get resulting PDF after OCR scan in XChange Editor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1716

Re: How to get resulting PDF after OCR scan in XChange Editor?

Ok Willy. Thank you. We are approaching the final solution but still not finished. I OCR scanned the page and switched to Edit mode. I can select individual text. Wonderful so far. BUT: Now as final step I want to apply the transparent Edit layer to the underlying PDF and save the full PDF content (...
by mattad
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to get resulting PDF after OCR scan in XChange Editor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1716

Re: How to get resulting PDF after OCR scan in XChange Editor?

You need to run the OCR tool first Hello Stefan, I am still confused. You tell me "You need to run OCR Tool". But HOW do I run OCR Tool? Even if I follow the link of Daniel I found no progress. I select View--->Panes--->Content and click on "Page 1" on the left. And then? Wouldn't it be much more u...
by mattad
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to get resulting PDF after OCR scan in XChange Editor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1716

Re: How to get resulting PDF after OCR scan in XChange Editor?

Hmm, this is NOT true resp. working Have a look at the attached PDF file and the snapshot of PDF XChange Editor. I can NOT select or edit any text. All submenus are disabled/greyed out. So again: How can I either convert the rasterized pdf or select some text from it? not selectable selection.png sa...
by mattad
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to get resulting PDF after OCR scan in XChange Editor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1716

How to get resulting PDF after OCR scan in XChange Editor?

I am performing an OCR scan on a rasterized PDF through menu Convert--->OCR pages As langauges I selected German, English After clicking OK the OCR scan started with the progress bar and finished (successfully ?) without error popup. Fine. But where is the resulting PDF? Not in the original director...
by mattad
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: OCR pages operation not possible: No languages and OK button greyed out
Replies: 1
Views: 553

OCR pages operation not possible: No languages and OK button greyed out

I loaded a rasterized PDF into XChange Viewer. Then I clicked on menu Documents--->OCR pages Unfortunately the drop down "languages" is empty. So I downloaded from web page https://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr the Basic Language pack" and copied deu.lng deu_pxvocr.dat eng.lng eng_...
by mattad
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to auto-open pdf with excatly 100% zoom?
Replies: 1
Views: 194

How to auto-open pdf with excatly 100% zoom?

When I drag a pdf doc from WinExplorer onto XChange Ediotr the it is always automatically opened with full width.

This means the zoom factor is mostly around 162% up to 180%.

How can I tell XChange Editor to always automatically open pdf file with exactly 100%?
by mattad
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Why is selecting/highlighting text here impossible?
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Why is selecting/highlighting text here impossible?

Assume I visit (e..g with Chrome browser) the following page: https://www.ghacks.net/2018/04/02/cloudflare-launches-fast-and-privacy-focused-dns-at-1-1-1-1/ Now I print this page with one of the popular pdf printers into a pdf file. Then I load this pdf afterwards into XChange Viewer and want to hig...
by mattad
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: How to remove all highlighted backgrounds in one click?
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: How to remove all highlighted backgrounds in one click?

Ok, thank you it works.

However it is very tedious and user unfriendly.

A new menu in "Comments" or "Tools" with the label "Remove all comments and highlights" would be better.
by mattad
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: How to remove all highlighted backgrounds in one click?
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

How to remove all highlighted backgrounds in one click?

Assume I ihave a long pdf document where I highlighted approx 40 to 50 text phrases. with a background color. Later I want to remove all these highllghts. I could do this by selecting each highligh part manually step by step and disable it individually. However this would be very tedious and user un...
by mattad
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to remove all watermarks on all pages of a pdf file?
Replies: 2
Views: 334

How to remove all watermarks on all pages of a pdf file?

Assume I got a pdf with watermarks on (almost) all pages of a pdf file. How can I remove the with only a few clicks (=not by selecting each pattern and remove it manually)? Similar, related, opposite question: Assume I have a pdf file with NO watermark and an external (*.png) file which contains jus...
by mattad
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Move highlighted text background color WITH text
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Move highlighted text background color WITH text

Assume I highlighted some text in a PDF document. So some sentences have a red background. Later I open this pdf in pdf editor and want to move the text block to another location. After marking the text paragraph a rectangle appears indicating the text block and I can drag it to another place. Unfor...
by mattad
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to mark multiple elements at once by dragging rectangle?
Replies: 10
Views: 765

How to mark multiple elements at once by dragging rectangle?

Assume I want to delete a couple of independent text elements from a pdf page. I could click on each element manually and press <DEL>. If I want to delete 30 elements this could last a while and is unhandy. What I search is a way by dragging a rectangle around all 30 elements and mark them alltogeth...
by mattad
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to insert an image into an pdf document (as overlay)?
Replies: 3
Views: 529

How to insert an image into an pdf document (as overlay)?

Occasionally I get some pdf forms. Mostly at the end (last page) of such forms there is a place where I have to sign the contract/order/application. Ok, I could print out this page, sign it, scan it with a flatbed-scanner and replace the corresponding page in the original file. Unfortunately this co...
by mattad
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Diffs between Drivers "Lite", "Lite Free" and "Standard" ?
Replies: 1
Views: 847

Diffs between Drivers "Lite", "Lite Free" and "Standard" ?

When I go to page https://www.tracker-software.com/product/downloads/enduser/pdf-xchange-lite then I can download the - PDF-XChange Lite Free and the - PDF-XChange Lite So there is a difference? Which? What are the differences between - PDF-XChange Lite (Free) and Standard? Is there a side-by-side c...
by mattad
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Combining/Concatenating multiple pdf not allowed?
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Combining/Concatenating multiple pdf not allowed?

I want to combine/concatenate multiple independent pdf files into one target file. After specifying the target order I clicked ok "as usual". Much to my surprise PDF XChange Editor told me that this is (for some of the documents) NOT possible since they are protected. Further investigations show tha...
by mattad
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: How too sort/open docs alphabetically and concatenate them?
Replies: 1
Views: 709

How too sort/open docs alphabetically and concatenate them?

At then end of each month I got a bank account statement as pdf document with the file name e.g. account_2015.01_acct12345678.pdf account_2015.02_acct12345678.pdf .... account_2015.12_acct12345678.pdf Now I put them into one folder and sorted the files by name (column) in WindowsExplorer (under Win7...
by mattad
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Where to find the changelog/history?
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Where to find the changelog/history?

Where do I find the changelog resp. history of what has changed from version to version?

Is it available online

Matt
by mattad
Wed May 18, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to create a new textbox resp. copy an existing textbox?
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: How to create a new textbox resp. copy an existing textb

Tracker Supp-Stefan wrote: For base content - copying is not yet implemented, so you will need to copy the text inside, and then paste it in a new object that you can move around.
When will "base content duplication" be implemented?
by mattad
Sun May 08, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to create a new textbox resp. copy an existing textbox?
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

How to create a new textbox resp. copy an existing textbox?

Assume I have loaded an existing pdf file into PDFXchange editor. Now I want to duplicate a certain text box. Therefore I - click on "Edit Content" icon toolbar - click on a certain text inside the text body (--> a blue frame appears around the referenced text) - Now I right click somewhere inside t...
by mattad
Sun May 08, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to convert OCR scanned PDF into *.rtf or *.doc?
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: How to convert OCR scanned PDF into *.rtf or *.doc?

Thank you for reply. I am unsure if you are aware of the important difference between real OCR and just converting a pdf to *.RTF/*.DOC OCR is much more sophiticated since recognizing and diffentiating between e.g. a "G" and a "6" from a scanned page/article in an image file is much more demanding. ...
by mattad
Sat May 07, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to show the font name for a certain (marked) text?
Replies: 2
Views: 395

How to show the font name for a certain (marked) text?

Assume I loaded a pdf with various different text fonts.

Now I mark a certain sentence or a word.

How can I get from XChange Editor the information what the name of the font (family) is?

Can I find out additionally if the font is embedded in the pdf file (and extract it)?
Matt
by mattad
Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to convert OCR scanned PDF into *.rtf or *.doc?
Replies: 4
Views: 731

How to convert OCR scanned PDF into *.rtf or *.doc?

I loaded a *.pdf file into PDF XChange Editor and clicked menu

Document--->OCR pages....

The pdf is successfully scanned.

But what next?

How can I save the just inspected PDF as *.doc or *.rtf file?

Is this possible at all?

How do I specify the output directory?

Matt
by mattad
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Why is text not highlightable? strip all blocking tags?
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Why is text not highlightable? strip all blocking tags?

I have attached a sample *.pdf document (from a german news magazine). When I load this pdf into PDFXChange Viewer Pro or Editor I can NOT hightlight a text. And I cannot mark text for copying. Why? Assume I load the pdf into PDF-Xchange Editor: How can strip off all internal tags/format instruction...
by mattad
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to move a text block onto another page?
Replies: 6
Views: 671

How to move a text block onto another page?

Assume I have loaded an existing big pdf file into PDF Xchange editor. Now I activate "Edit content" and mark a certain block (rectangle) e.g. on page 17. I can drag this block on another position on the same page without any problems. But it seems to be NOT possible to move this block onto another ...
by mattad
Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Bug: Printer v6 does NOT remember "Never embed fonts"
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Re: Bug: Printer v6 does NOT remember "Never embed fonts"

Hi Will, no registry cleaners installed. Moreover: If there would be a registry cleaner: Why are all (afaik) other parameters remembered? They are written to Registry too. Have a look at Willy Van Nuffel remark. This could be the solution! I found no HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tracker Software\PDF-X...
by mattad
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Bug: Printer v6 does NOT remember "Never embed fonts"
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Re: Bug: Printer v6 does NOT remember "Never embed fonts"

Yes, I pressed the "Apply" button.

Have a look at the following screenrecording (its a downloadable *.mp4 and no virus):

http://www105.zippyshare.com/v/7wm35goY/file.html

Maybe printer is confused with old/other fragments from previously installed XCHange Viewer/Editor

Could you check this?
by mattad
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Bug: Printer v6 does NOT remember "Never embed fonts"
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Bug: Printer v6 does NOT remember "Never embed fonts"

I installed here on 64bit Win 7 the XChange printer driver v6.0.317. After reboot I went at first to Start--->Devices and Printers---> XChange printer-->Printing Preferences and set the default options. E.g. on tab "Fonts" I clicked on button "Default" and a couple of system fonts like Times New Rom...
by mattad
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Difference Lite, Lite Free, Standard?
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Difference Lite, Lite Free, Standard?

When I look at all the products on the download page at http://www.tracker-software.com/product/downloads then I am a bit confused. What are the differences between PDF-XChange Lite and PDF-XChange Lite Free and PDF-XChange Standard All 3 seems to me are printer drivers (only). Is there a side-by-si...
by mattad
Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to disable yellow-highlighted background of search word?
Replies: 1
Views: 576

How to disable yellow-highlighted background of search word?

Assume I search for patterns in all pdfs of a directory tree. From the result list on the left I open one of the found pdf docs. Then occasionally (but only in approx 10% of all cases!) some words from the search pattern inside have a yellow background. See this snapshot: http://www.picfront.org/d/9...
by mattad
Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to preserve "last modified" date?
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: How to preserve "last modified" date?

Hmm, possibly it makes it logically invalid. Technically it should be possible! There are many "touch" or date manipulation tools out there which allow manual modification of the last modified date. So it should be possible in PDFXEdit as well. Since I oftentimes sort files according to the "last mo...
by mattad
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to preserve "last modified" date?
Replies: 3
Views: 421

How to preserve "last modified" date?

When I change the content of a pdf file and save it then the "last modified" date is adjusted.

How can I preserve this date (leave it untouched)?

How do I leave other pdf header information like "created by software" untouched as well?

Matt
by mattad
Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Make toolbar icon "delete current page and save pdf" possibl
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Make toolbar icon "delete current page and save pdf" possibl

One of the functions which I need most frequently is to delete the current page and save the modfied pdf doc. Ok, I can do this by clicking with concentration a dozends of menues, radio buttons and buttons. But it would be much easier to have just one single toolbar icon at hand which does the job W...
by mattad
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Find out the last modifyin software for a pdf doc? and more?
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Find out the last modifyin software for a pdf doc? and more?

Assume I got a pdf document. Can I find out somehow with which tool the pdf originally was created or modified at last? When I go into menu File--->Document Properties then the PDF producer is for example "Adobe Acrobat Pro v11.0.1". Now I extract some pages or add text with PdfXchange Editor. Then ...
by mattad
Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Where are available converters FROM PDF to RTF/Word?
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Where are available converters FROM PDF to RTF/Word?

I want to convert a given PDF to RTF or Word format.

How do I do that?

If I go to "Preferences--->Convert from PDF" there the list there is empty.

Where are these converters and how do I start them?