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by Arnold
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Convert Colors Shortcut Key
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Convert Colors Shortcut Key

I am unable to assign a shortcut key to this command. Shortcut key I tried works with other commands.
by Arnold
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Exporting Optimizer Settings 352.0
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Exporting Optimizer Settings 352.0

Understood. It is just inconsistent with how the settings of Recompress Images, Convert Colors, etc. are saved in the .xces files. Since the Optimizer Standard settings are locked in upon .xces Import, would it make sense then to just label them as Standard, instead of <Custom>?
by Arnold
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Exporting Optimizer Settings 352.0
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Exporting Optimizer Settings 352.0

After reading your reply, I tried it on my Windows 10 desktop and everything worked okay. It appears to be happening over here only with Optimizer running on Windows 7. I should have checked that before I posted. I did not explain it well, but I believe you understood. The problem is not that the se...
by Arnold
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Exporting Optimizer Settings 352.0
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Exporting Optimizer Settings 352.0

I tried Recompress Images on 2 pdf's I deal with regularly. It worked okay until the "Replace when size of new image is smaller than original image" option was set. I created a Low setting in Optimizer with parameters similar to the Low setting in Recompress Images and checked the "Optimize images i...
by Arnold
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How do I go back to Version 8?
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: How do I go back to Version 8?

Kathleen hopefully you have seen that build 352.0 has been released and Opimization is fixed i believe.
by Arnold
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Licensing Questions for v9 (and a rant)
Replies: 29
Views: 1802

Re: Licensing Questions for v9 (and a rant)

Further info re my last post. I ran the tests again to be sure I had timed them correctly. I was surprised by how much faster v9 was with this document. v9 again completed the OCR of the document in 3:10, and v8 finished it in 3:53. v9 ran at 24% usage of cpu throughout, while the average v8 cpu use...
by Arnold
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Licensing Questions for v9 (and a rant)
Replies: 29
Views: 1802

Re: Licensing Questions for v9 (and a rant)

I have not really noticed a slow down with the FineReader engine, running PDFX mostly on my laptop. Normally I don't have to deal with really big files, and this computer is no speed demon. I just ran a comparison with a random old 7 megabyte, image only, 20 page survey with mostly text and tables t...
by Arnold
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Convert to Excel in 351.0
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Convert to Excel in 351.0

Thank you for looking into this. Here are some more tests I ran that might be of interest/help. This time I used a landscape table from a survey. I created Excel files using PDFX and Transformer from the following pdf's - - extracted original survey page (Table Landscape Original.zip) - same page sc...
by Arnold
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Convert to Excel in 351.0
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Convert to Excel in 351.0

Attached is a table from a survey and the conversion to an Excel file with PDFX 351.0. These two files are attached in a zip file (Table Original). PDFX did a good job of conversion. With image only pdf's, I use EOCR to make them more usable. This can lead to problems. To demonstrate, I printed and ...
by Arnold
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Build 340.0 Scanning
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: Build 340.0 Scanning

I tried this again today. Same result, Alt-O did not work with the Save As Optimized command. This shortcut works fine for other commands. I tried other shortcut keys with Save As Optimized with the same result. It seems no shortcut key works with the Save As Optimized command any longer.

Thanks.
by Arnold
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Manual Duplex Reversed
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Manual Duplex Reversed

Thank you. I tried it again with 2 documents with 2 double sided pages each (Documents 1 & 2). The result was an 8 page pdf. I put the results on a spreadsheet. There is a pattern to it. Possibly be of some help to you guys.

2021-01-28 06_12_28-Microsoft Excel - Book1.png
2021-01-28 06_12_28-Microsoft Excel - Book1.png (2.59 KiB) Viewed 130 times
by Arnold
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Manual Duplex Reversed
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Manual Duplex Reversed

I needed to scan a 2 page, double sided document and used the the settings below. I got a Yes/No dialog box after scanning the front sides of the 2 pages. I clicked on Yes to indicate to the program that I was going to scan the other sides (back) of the pages. So a total of 4 pages. After the back p...
by Arnold
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Licensing Questions for v9 (and a rant)
Replies: 29
Views: 1802

Re: Licensing Questions for v9 (and a rant)

I installed PDFX PRO v9 and it installed the Editor and Tools. Those seem to install by default, but you can choose not to install the printer driver, etc.
by Arnold
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How do I go back to Version 8?
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: How do I go back to Version 8?

To reinstall you will need the zip installer for version 8. If you do not have it, you can download it from the Tracker Software website. You click the green button for Free Download on their Home Page and then over on the right you click on the Previous Builds button. You will have to log in using ...
by Arnold
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How do I go back to Version 8?
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: How do I go back to Version 8?

I understand. Version 8 portable is a separate install file that you can download from the Tracker website. You have to unzip the files in it into a directory that you either have or create. After that you do the import and export stuff. Finally you create a shortcut on your taskbar so you can start...
by Arnold
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How do I go back to Version 8?
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: How do I go back to Version 8?

Here it is. Just copied it over. I installed version 8 portable. I have had both versions on this computer so I could jump between them easily to compare results. That might be the easiest way to use version 8 until version 9 is fixed. Your settings from version 8 should now be your settings for ver...
by Arnold
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How do I go back to Version 8?
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: How do I go back to Version 8?

I left a reply for you in the other thread last night.
by Arnold
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Insert Scanned Pages in 351.0
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Insert Scanned Pages in 351.0

In previous versions if I set Location as After, it remained that way until I changed it again. That choice was also then saved with exported settings. Here, v9 always changes that setting back to Before. The Page selection boxes don't look right to me. Thanks. Additional Pages Scan Properties.png
by Arnold
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Save as Optimized changed in Version 9
Replies: 13
Views: 654

Re: Save as Optimized changed in Version 9

I installed version 8 portable. I have had both versions on this computer so I could jump between them easily to compare results. That might be the easiest way to use version 8 until version 9 is fixed. Your settings from version 8 should now be your settings for version 9. You can back up those set...
by Arnold
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Save as Optimized changed in Version 9
Replies: 13
Views: 654

Re: Save as Optimized changed in Version 9

I feared it would not be a quick fix. I use optimization quite a bit so may have to move back to v8. One other thing I noticed. My TECO invoice mentioned previously has color graphics in it. If I lower the down sampling dpi by just 1 from 150 to 149, it results in a file comparable to the size v8 pr...
by Arnold
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Non OCR in 9
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Non OCR in 9

Tried it last night. It is fixed. Thank you.
by Arnold
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Save as Optimized changed in Version 9
Replies: 13
Views: 654

Re: Save as Optimized changed in Version 9

Re: TECO electric bill I referenced in earlier post. Version 8 Optimization reduces the size of the attached biggest graphic from 281 kb to 33 kb. There seems to be no size reduction at all using Version 9 Optimization, as far as I can tell. Used Arnold 2021 presets in both programs. v8 works great ...
by Arnold
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Image to PDF -> Add Files
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Image to PDF -> Add Files

No wonder I felt like I had moved the Open File dialog back to where I want it a lot of times. There are so many commands/features/settings that open dialog boxes off center and then cause the main dialog box to shift to the top left.

Open Dialog Movers.pdf
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by Arnold
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Save as Optimized changed in Version 9
Replies: 13
Views: 654

Re: Save as Optimized changed in Version 9

Here is a bigger pdf file I compared optimized v9 and v8 files with using same settings from last post. The annual report can be downloaded from - https://investor.knight-swift.com/financials/annual-reports/default.aspx 2021-01-20 01_58_12-C__Users_mrskkrey_Documents_Downloads - FreeCommander XE.png
by Arnold
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Image to PDF -> Add Files
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Image to PDF -> Add Files

A similar situation arises if I go to Optimize PDF -> Manage Settings -> Import. The open file dialog box opens up near the bottom of the screen. If I then press the File -> Open button the dialog box opens top left, but in this case it is displaying pdf files. Same thing happens if I try to import ...
by Arnold
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Save as Optimized changed in Version 9
Replies: 13
Views: 654

Re: Save as Optimized changed in Version 9

I optimized my electric bill with v8 and v9. Used the same settings in both programs. The difference in optimized file sizes is pretty big for the TECO bill (see below). Since they contain my personal info I have not attached them. I can email them over to Support if need be. I have attached a publi...
by Arnold
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Non OCR in 9
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Non OCR in 9

Daniel here is a No OCR or Deskew pdf produced with the same scanner, but with v 8 portable. This version 8 file opens with Transformer even though the v 9 file does not. Maybe a comparison of the two will help.
v 8 No OCR oe Deskew.zip
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by Arnold
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Non OCR in 9
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Non OCR in 9

Daniel here are 3 files I just created. So these files and settings definitely match. The only file that does not open in Transformer is the file with no OCR or Deskew. Also in the zip file are the scan settings files for OCR & Deskew, and for No OCR or Deskew. For the 3rd file (Deskew Only) I simpl...
by Arnold
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Image to PDF -> Add Files
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Image to PDF -> Add Files

Attached is exactly what I see. I think it would look better if the dialog boxes opened up consistently in the center. In this case it is at the bottom and then it jumps to the top. If I just do ordinary things the Open File dialog box stays centered and does not open near the File -> Open button. T...
by Arnold
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Image to PDF -> Add Files
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Image to PDF -> Add Files

I click "Add Files" button on Image to PDF dialog box (1). This button brings up an off center Open Files dialog box (2). I navigate to the directory containing images I want to use and complete the document. I then use the File -> Open button on the main toolbar hoping to be shown the files in the ...
by Arnold
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Layer File - Version 9
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Layer File - Version 9

Opened the attached Sample Layer File in version 9. The program locked up, and after a second or two the hourglass icon appeared. The hourglass icon lasted for approximately 30 seconds, and then everything seemed okay. If I tried to open the layers pane during the 30 second period, a warning message...
by Arnold
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Permanent activation in v9 portable?
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Permanent activation in v9 portable?

I am having the same problem but it is with the non-portable version. I have generated and sent the manual activation file to support.
by Arnold
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Licensing in 9
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Licensing in 9

Okay, thank you Daniel. Going to email it now. Maybe because it is a renewal and still starts with a 7 number.
by Arnold
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Licensing in 9
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Licensing in 9

Upgraded to version 9 on my laptop and desktop computers as I have always done. Laptop installed and activated fine, but on the desktop I cannot activate the license. It states it is valid but cannot be activated. I thought it was okay to install the program like that as I am only working on 1 compu...
by Arnold
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Non OCR in 9
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Non OCR in 9

Fantastic that Finereader engine is now used for OCR. Results look very, very good. I can now stop using ABBYY Transformer for critical OCR stuff. I think Transformer uses the same engine or an older version of it. I noticed one thing though when doing testing. I created 2 documents by scanning but ...
by Arnold
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: suggestion: insert empty page after (or before) current page
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: suggestion: insert empty page after (or before) current page

Thank you. I finally stopped using the old XP machine for day to day use, and added a Windows 10 machine!
by Arnold
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: suggestion: insert empty page after (or before) current page
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: suggestion: insert empty page after (or before) current page

That is a nice dialog box. Is the new version going to run on Windows 7 & 10?

Thanks.
by Arnold
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Scanned Rotated Pages Build 341.0
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Scanned Rotated Pages Build 341.0

I sometimes have to scan a document "upside down" or "bottom first" because it won't feed through otherwise. So I gather the program determines that comments need to be rotated, even if I have previously rotated the document to correct for the original scan problem. Is that the way it is supposed to...
by Arnold
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Scanned Rotated Pages Build 341.0
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Scanned Rotated Pages Build 341.0

Due to the physical condition of a document, I sometimes have to scan pages and rotate them (Test Scan Rotated). If I then place comments on one of those pages and use Option 1 (see attached zip file) to replace the page, the Comments appear, but are rotated (Page Replaced). I just used a blank new ...
by Arnold
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Build 340.0 Scanning
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: Build 340.0 Scanning

I have a number of Alt- shortcuts, and it seems the only one that does not work now is Alt-O. If I change the shortcut, it still does not work. It appears the problem is specifically with the Save As Optimized command. Windows 7 & Windows 10. The shortcut worked okay with versions prior to 340.00. T...
by Arnold
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Build 340.0 Scanning
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: Build 340.0 Scanning

Just checked in 341.0 and it appears to be fixed - no more watermarks.

Has anything changed with shortcuts? Have always used Alt-O as shortcut for File -> Save as Optimized, but it no longer works. Worked up until 339.0. Still listed in shortcuts list in 341.0.

Thank you.
by Arnold
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Build 340.0 Scanning
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: Build 340.0 Scanning

I sent those over. From my previous post one can tell which version is installed, the one that was generated on 04/02/19. I thought this would be an easy fix. Reverting back to 339.0. Thanks.
by Arnold
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Build 340.0 Scanning
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: Build 340.0 Scanning

It is not the settings file causing the "Buy Now" stamps. It just occurred to me that when I did the scan after "Reset Settings", I forgot to set OCR in image insertion options. So stamps appear regardless of settings, which makes sense. There is still the problem with the Alt-O shortcut for Optimiz...
by Arnold
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Build 340.0 Scanning
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: Build 340.0 Scanning

My understanding is that both of my licenses have enhanced OCR. When you introduced the feature I still had a couple of years remaining on one of my licenses and was grandfathered in on enhanced OCR. Is that where the problem lies?
by Arnold
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Build 340.0 Scanning
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: Build 340.0 Scanning

Stamps did not appear when I "Reset Settings" and scanned and saved the same document. I notice also that Alt-O which I have always used for "Save As Optimized" is no longer working. Might there be a conflict? Everything worked perfectly in 339.0. Attached is the settings file I have been using cons...
by Arnold
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Build 340.0 Scanning
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: Build 340.0 Scanning

No key change, update only. Please see attached

.[attachment=0]2020-07-30 00_44_45-About.png
by Arnold
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Build 340.0 Scanning
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Build 340.0 Scanning

I updated PDFX Editor Plus to build 340.0 using the MSI installer and everything seemed to run well. If I scan a document (with OCR) now though, the "buy now" stamps appear in the upper corners if saved. The program is correctly reflecting the 311 days remaining on the current license key. Is this j...
by Arnold
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Conversion to Excel
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: Conversion to Excel

"It was somewhat time consuming. Would it be possible for the PDF XChange conversion feature to have a setting to produce basic info much like Transformer does?" Any consideration being given to this feature request from the previous post? I would imagine most people exporting to Excel could do wit...
by Arnold
Mon May 18, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: What settings are exported ?
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: What settings are exported ?

My settings file represents hours of me tinkering with PDF XChange so it works the way I want it to. Backup and restore of those settings is so, so easy to do. I routinely back up my settings to avoid having to go back to square one. I wince when I read on here that someone has lost their settings.