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by Puffolino
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Extract values (or text) from a PDF file
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Extract values (or text) from a PDF file

W :shock: W

Never had a look at this function before, it does a great job (as you do).

Thanks!
by Puffolino
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Extract values (or text) from a PDF file
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Extract values (or text) from a PDF file

I need to build a sum of certain values from a PDF file, like the distances in the given example below. I tried copy and paste and exporting (also when flattening all comments and selecting the text content only), but never get all numbers. Is there a nice trick to get all of the content as a text? ...
by Puffolino
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: PDF with layers
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: PDF with layers

If the CAD program keeps the layer information when exporting to a PDF file, you can do this easily. Just press Ctrl+L to get to the layer panel where you see a bulb for each layer. Just click there to hide/unhide the layer...
by Puffolino
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Got lost (a little bit)...
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Got lost (a little bit)...

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by Puffolino
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Got lost (a little bit)...
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Got lost (a little bit)...

There's a small problem with the thumbnail panel, I try to explain what happens using a document with many pages) and the thumbnail panel is present... 1. Let's say the thumbnails are shown in two columns and the document is displayed in single page mode. When I select the thumbnail for page number ...
by Puffolino
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Compressing Images changes image file type
Replies: 0
Views: 738

Compressing Images changes image file type

I tried to use recompress to shrink a document, but when choosing JPEG/ZIP on certain JPEG images, the type is changed to JPEG2000/Flate with a larger size as well. grafik.png I needed to copy each image to a paint program and paste it again to squeeze the size :roll: grafik1.png Here's the example ...
by Puffolino
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Links (and other objects) for all pages...
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Links (and other objects) for all pages...

Hello Stefan, thanks for the Duplicate hint, could be useful in certain situations. Otherwise, transforming allows so many more things :roll: For instance, it would be easy to create somthing like a watch face of a clock by rotating a line by 30° eleven times (but generating a copy of the object eac...
by Puffolino
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Merging splitted pages...
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Merging splitted pages...

Thanks for all that efforts - I was very happy - for some minutes at least - but" incremential save" has been off the whole time (and what about PDF-Tools, which mode is used here?) So something is different here (64 bit, build 339, Windows 8.1) because... ...cropping the pages from the example abov...
by Puffolino
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Merging splitted pages...
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Merging splitted pages...

Maybe I'm an idiot, but I can't define a specific file name using "choose input files", I can only set a directory and a file filter for the folder but not a single file. Maybe there's a simple way to do this, but not simple enough I could find it for now ... :roll: And there's another tricky questi...
by Puffolino
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Merging splitted pages...
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Merging splitted pages...

Thanks for all your efforts, I love that :roll: Would say crop / resize can be used for getting the target paper size with no problem, now doing the tabs by the overlay function of PDF Tools instead of merge , seems to work. This is much easier than redoing all tabs by hand (as there are different i...
by Puffolino
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Merging splitted pages...
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Merging splitted pages...

Hi Stefan, as I need to make the original A4 document smaller (in the width), I tried to remove one part from the left white space and one part from the right white space side. Because I want to keep the navigation tab I've done before, it gets more complicate. Maye it will be a little bit clearer w...
by Puffolino
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Merging splitted pages...
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Merging splitted pages...

I'd like to change a document to view it on my tablet, so some of the borders needs to be cropped... ...but I've made some navigation tabs on the right paper edges, so everything is done in three steps: Here's the original document (210 x 297mm) which should be resized to 186 x 297mm: Original.pdf 1...
by Puffolino
Sat May 30, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Links (and other objects) for all pages...
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Links (and other objects) for all pages...

Thanks, learned something new again... ...was done easily, only had to transform the objects for certain pages with different sizes (BTW it would be fine if "Transform" also works for links - but also the "Transform" dialog should be improved: shortcuts at least for all on/off options, correct tab o...
by Puffolino
Fri May 29, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Links (and other objects) for all pages...
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Links (and other objects) for all pages...

I fear this can't be done, but who knows... ...I'd like to have some tabs (in fact images or just colored rectangles) on the border of each page of a document and links which allow to jump to certain chapters of the book quickly... ...okay navigation can be done with bookmarks as well, but for my ca...
by Puffolino
Wed May 13, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Page doesn't show all objects...
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: Page doesn't show all objects...

Oh, thanks for the information, didn't make an installation just extracted the msi because I like to use the portable mode (also on my USB memory stick)... ...and I am happy that the PDFXEditCore.x86.dll is included even in the ProV8.x64.msi as well as all 32 bit plugins for the editor (but not for ...
by Puffolino
Tue May 12, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Page doesn't show all objects...
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: Page doesn't show all objects...

Didn't intensive testing for now, but (knock on wood)... it works stable until now. Will do further investigations. Because of the latest rush of updates, I'd recommend to add the 32 bit exe files (PDFXEdit32.exe and PDFXTools32.exe) into the msi installer archive. These files are just few Mbytes an...
by Puffolino
Tue May 12, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Menus getting collapsed...
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: Menus getting collapsed...

Sorry, my fault... ...let me know, if further information is needed. BTW again one more request (and quite not the most important for now): the main menu allows to set just an icon for SharePoint which makes it more compact, would be fine to do that for other items (Windows, Help,...) as well - woul...
by Puffolino
Thu May 07, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Menus getting collapsed...
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: Menus getting collapsed...

Stefan, should I resend the information? I forwarded it to your email address as well...
by Puffolino
Thu May 07, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Page doesn't show all objects...
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: Page doesn't show all objects...

For me it looks like a memory issue, maybe some allocated memory is not freed or so... I tried a lot of things to create a file which would demonstrate the issue, but the bug seems to be invisible for a long time, especially when you're searching for it. Anyhow it is seen more often here in large PD...
by Puffolino
Mon May 04, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Right mouse button menu...
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Right mouse button menu...

...okay, maybe still not perfect :oops: If an object is not selected , the right click selects the object and show the correct menu :wink: If the object is selected , the right click on ot deselects it and so a " wrong " menu appears :( BTW while the menu is visible, the cursor keys should move the ...
by Puffolino
Mon May 04, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Links...
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: Links...

Great, the "main" problem is, that you need to know to activate the link tool. This is obvious when creating new links, but not that clear when editing a PDF which include links. I would recommend to add an icon "Link edit mode" (or something similar) in the Link panel - at least that's the place wh...
by Puffolino
Sun May 03, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Links...
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Links...

...are not that easy to handle, got to quadrilateral forms by accident but could not modify the link area anyway because it needed to switch to edit mode as well :roll: But how to rename a title of a link, it can be seen in the "Link panel", but when moving the boxes they are changed to "<None>" and...
by Puffolino
Sat May 02, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Menus getting collapsed...
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: Menus getting collapsed...

Sent it by mail .
by Puffolino
Fri May 01, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Right mouse button menu...
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Right mouse button menu...

Fixed in 338, great job 8)
by Puffolino
Fri May 01, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Page doesn't show all objects...
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: Page doesn't show all objects...

Hm, maybe it got better, but I still had the problem now for the first time. I have a complec document which is full of maps, offers, orders, invoices and such things. A lot of pages include scans of hand drawings - and I tried to compress one of this images to keep the size of the total document sm...
by Puffolino
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Page doesn't show all objects...
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Page doesn't show all objects...

The latest release (337) "forgets" to show all elements on some pages, especially images. When using the mouse wheel to zoom out, all elements are seen (most of the time), when zoomin in again, in happens that everything can be seen again, but sometimes the display seems to show a wrong cache conten...
by Puffolino
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Right mouse button menu...
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Right mouse button menu...

Thanks, good to see that I'm not crazy :D
by Puffolino
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Right mouse button menu...
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Right mouse button menu...

Not sure if this is just a feeling or something has changed in the behaviour of menu handling since the latest 337 release... Actually, it is nearly impossible to select a comment object and flatten it using the right mouse button menu - because after the mouse click the object is not selected anymo...
by Puffolino
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: A script to delete things automatically...?
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: A script to delete things automatically...?

Good practise, anyhow moving objects using the cursor keys often do just a single move becaus the selection gets lost then. And in complex PDF files, moving multiple objects around takes totally different time when using the cursor keys compared to moves using the mouse. It lags extremly...
by Puffolino
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Menus getting collapsed...
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: Menus getting collapsed...

You are right, I am a space saver - so I use the classic Tollbar and have also arranged some of them beside the traditional menu. I did this long time ago and everything worked smooth day by day....
by Puffolino
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: A script to delete things automatically...?
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: A script to delete things automatically...?

Yes, good point! Maybe also this functionality could be enhanced as well : holding Ctrl instead of Shift could select only elements which are completely inside the selected area :lol: Ooh, shift and control could be used also when moving an object - some programs use one of these keys to snap the ob...
by Puffolino
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Menus getting collapsed...
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: Menus getting collapsed...

Me either, using the editor quite often... ...that behaviour started with the 337th edition - before resetting all menus, I'll check a copy on my memory stick (I am using sion of the editor), where I should have the 336th build. When the old one works fine, I'll copy the Settings.dat and do some fur...
by Puffolino
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Menus getting collapsed...
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Menus getting collapsed...

In the latest version (3.337) the menus and toolbars are summarized to a tiny box showing the dropdown arrow only in a very aggressive way. I didn't find a logic behind that for now, but it starts slowly (most of the time "Edit Content" is "missing" first) and after it has started, more and more too...
by Puffolino
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Comment pane author feature
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: Comment pane author feature

Hi, if you like to see modifications within comments pdf won't allow to the same things like word processors can do. Comments are "owned" by it's creator, so the author won't change if the comment is edited. But you can edit the properties of a comment, so another author could be chosen. Maybe it wo...
by Puffolino
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Removing and flattening layers
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Removing and flattening layers

Wow ! :mrgreen:
by Puffolino
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: A script to delete things automatically...?
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: A script to delete things automatically...?

Hi, thanks for your replies, actually I am doing that within the content panel which is the best way actually. Anyhow it's a lot of try and error and takes quite a while... ...an expert "find and select" function (even it would be limited for a single page) would be phantastic - multiple search crit...
by Puffolino
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: A script to delete things automatically...?
Replies: 8
Views: 692

A script to delete things automatically...?

I've a lot of technical PDF files which needs to be cleaned a little bit. Often I want to get rid of unneded tiny elements (dashed lines, circle framents,...) or just thousand lines forming a hatch as it can be seen in the example file below. Eleminating such "noise" by hand is a lot of work, so I'd...
by Puffolino
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Removing and flattening layers
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Removing and flattening layers

Flatten all Layers works here, but before restoring menus and such things, I would use the Quick Launch (Ctrl+.) to search for a function... When you are "Flattening Layers", ALL objects within hidden layers will be deleted. When you are "Deleting Layers", ALL objects, also within hidden layers won'...
by Puffolino
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Enhancement for Flatten Comments...
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Enhancement for Flatten Comments...

I wanted to flatten comments today, but the function was shown disabled in the popup menu from the comment panel. The reason is simple, I selected all comments in the panel list but some of them are in an invisible layer... A hint for the users would be fine here or, maybe even better, the menu entr...
by Puffolino
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Is it possible to undo "flatten comments"?
Replies: 11
Views: 3221

Re: Is it possible to undo "flatten comments"?

Thought so :roll: The reason for this feature request is simple - my stamp palette actually contains tons of "test" and "temp" stamps I did in the last weeks... ...but of course it lacks resizing possibilities: - a rectangle box can be squeezed in size when it has been created as a comment - when fl...
by Puffolino
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to uncheck "Edit Form"?
Replies: 1
Views: 167

How to uncheck "Edit Form"?

When activating Form / Edit Form, I did not find any possibility to undo that display mode. Would be fine, when the menu entry (and the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+7) would toggle the state.
by Puffolino
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Is it possible to undo "flatten comments"?
Replies: 11
Views: 3221

Re: Is it possible to undo "flatten comments"?

I would like to have a "convert to comment" function, which would do the following steps seemlessly with selected "flat" objects: Create stamp from selection Delete objects Insert Stamp into document Delete stamp from stamp palette Why this could be fine? Because comments have a lot of useful functi...
by Puffolino
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Edit content textbox - size of the tabulator - aligning
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

Re: Edit content textbox - size of the tabulator - aligning

Still fighting with the edit possibilities from time to time, you'll see a simple example where just one character is needed to be changed and another one to be deleted... ...without the "Edit Text Elements as Blocks" strategy it is nearly impossible to do such things (at least for me). The best met...
by Puffolino
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Feature Request - set object position & dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Feature Request - set object position & dimensions

Today I needed to draw 7 tiles with a size of 30x120cm each side by side to get a total size of 210cm x 120cm. I did this using a paper scaled 1:50, so the real dimension of a tile is 6x24mm. After drawing a rectangle I changed the size using the "Transform selection" (I would really love to have a ...
by Puffolino
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: [Feature Request] Insert Pages...
Replies: 1
Views: 243

[Feature Request] Insert Pages...

I'd like to see a "Current page" radio button element in the Destionation section of the "Insert Pages" dialog.
by Puffolino
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Layers...
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Layers...

I have summarized some PDF maps (which seems to be exported from AutoCAD) to a single file and got some hundred layers then. While I was managing to get rid of unwanted layer I saw that some improvements would be useful... 1. a function to delete all empty layers (which don't have any visible object...
by Puffolino
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Remove Fonts
Replies: 30
Views: 3099

Re: Remove Fonts

Sorry 'bout hijacking this thread - thought it would be a good place here... ...but I also thought "Unembed all font" would do the trick, but after doing so, the file is still 1,1MB here - which means at least it got smaller (in many cases, optimizing results in larger files). But the optimized file...
by Puffolino
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Remove Fonts
Replies: 30
Views: 3099

Re: Force font embedding in Editor

Stefan, you're definitely right that changing text in any way may change the document in a very aggressive way (that is clear, terefore I mentioned to do the warning message :)) Beside different font face parameters, there are (at least) two more well known reasons, why editing text using the PDF ed...
by Puffolino
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Remove Fonts
Replies: 30
Views: 3099

Remove Fonts

I try to shrink my PDF library but embedded fonts are hard to beat :roll: Here's a small example document (1,5MB) which contains 20 fonts. Using the PDF XChange Printer driver strips most of them but results in a file which has a size of around 9MB, optimizing does not work either. The only way whic...
by Puffolino
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Stamp size gets changed....
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: Stamp size gets changed....

Transforming has been done using the popup menu with the right mouse button, then Arrange / Transform... (another effect I do observe very often when changing the size of stamps is that the line thickness doesn't "match", usually it get wider than expected). Personally I am struggling with the trans...