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by Puffolino
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Feature Request - set object position & dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 452

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: 138

[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: 123

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: 23
Views: 1528

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: 23
Views: 1528

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: 23
Views: 1528

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: 672

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...
by Puffolino
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Stamp size gets changed....
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Stamp size gets changed....

Cool, a lot of different possibilities are here, each enhancement would help :roll: It's not only tricky to create stamps but also to edit them. When transforming it (Flatten) to allow recreating a modified stamp additional XForm container will be created. I made 3 different stamps by selecting diff...
by Puffolino
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Feature Request - Options for Generating Bookmarks
Replies: 20
Views: 1576

Re: Feature Request - Options for Generating Bookmarks

Thanks, could improve my scripts using your hints. Could you confirm, that moving a bookmark entry can't be done using JavaScript? Sometimes the hierarchy of automatically created bookmarks doesn't work because similar fonts are used for different outline levels. When a numbering scheme is present, ...
by Puffolino
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Stamp size gets changed....
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Stamp size gets changed....

Thanks for all efforts improving the editor. :wink: Maybe some additional functions would assist the "optimizing" of stamps and could also help in other situations. The content of a PDF file often shows XForms often encasulated by another XForm which has an XForm inside and so on (which also happens...
by Puffolino
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to print displayed comments only?
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: How to print displayed comments only?

You're right, but doing that is also a little bit risky (like flattening the selected comments "just for a moment"), overwriting the original file could happen (when chaotic users like me do this job :lol: ) So maybe you could check if any improvement for dealing with this could be done somewhen in ...
by Puffolino
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: What about new drawing functions...
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: What about new drawing functions...

Hello Stefan, not sure, just babbled loud... > a javascript dialog sounds fine (will google a little bit), but scripts (or buttons with scripts) can't be triggered by shortcuts - not so good. > a tool like mine could control theoretically do a lot of things, but an API would be useful here because t...
by Puffolino
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: What about new drawing functions...
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: What about new drawing functions...

C :shock: :shock: L !

Now showing a dialog to change the parameters would be perfect :wink:
by Puffolino
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: What about new drawing functions...
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: What about new drawing functions...

Hm, the posting text above seems has been changed automatically ("Spam message...") because of the key word "m o v i e"? :shock: However I try to post a better demo here. Demo.zip And one hint, you'll get a systray icon which allows you to exit the tool (left click for a menu or just double or right...
by Puffolino
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: What about new drawing functions...
Replies: 6
Views: 465

What about new drawing functions...

Hi, I've written a small program which demonstrates how new drawing functions could be added. Have a look at the small demo film which shows how it works. The program is Windows only, you also need to add the Shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F1 to the Polyline function. And it is just a demonstartion tool, s...
by Puffolino
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Stamp size gets changed....
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Stamp size gets changed....

Interesting, I created a lot of my stamps using CorelDraw and pasted the content on a new document to create a stamp (after flattening the elements). This is needed because using "Add New..." in the Stamps Palette ends in (very) low resoultion bitmaps. I've attached an stamp file example which conta...
by Puffolino
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to print displayed comments only?
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: How to print displayed comments only?

Daniel, I'll try to explain the situation with the following screenshots. If you'd need the corresponding PDF file, I could mail it to you. That's the content showing all comments: V0.png Here's one view I'd like to print: V1.png And here's another one: V2.png The whole content will be printed indep...
by Puffolino
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to print displayed comments only?
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: How to print displayed comments only?

Sorry, I ment that I am using the function "Show comment by Author" to display certain comments only. This works fine, but then I would like to print exactly what I get presented on the screen (the displayed comments only but not the "hidden" comments). Thank you for the tip with the "printable" fla...
by Puffolino
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Stamp size gets changed....
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Stamp size gets changed....

...when editing the Author (which is a good trick to hide/show comments, so a shortcut for editing the user name would be cool as well). See attached file and select one of the large squared symbols (Author Michael), show the property panel and change the Author from "Michael" to "Schalter" and the ...
by Puffolino
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to reset grid lines to "Auto"?
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: How to reset grid lines to "Auto"?

It does, thanks :roll:
by Puffolino
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to print displayed comments only?
Replies: 10
Views: 676

How to print displayed comments only?

I have tons of comments within a document and would like to ignore all hidden comments when printing (or exporting to an image)...
...actually I need to flatten the displayed comments so I should not accidently save the document then.
by Puffolino
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Measurement tool - appearance setting
Replies: 17
Views: 1764

Re: Measurement tool - appearance setting

Hi Daniel, did some testing now (with property panel displayed)... While creating the dimension line, the precision is set to 1 (as defined and wanted), but as soon I release the mouse button, the precision value changes to 0,01. Seems that this option is not saved with each object. I also tried to ...
by Puffolino
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to reset grid lines to "Auto"?
Replies: 3
Views: 163

How to reset grid lines to "Auto"?

The default setting of the grid lines (Preferences / Measurement) has been three times Auto (Vertical/Horizontal/Subdivisions) which I've changed to 1mm/1mm/10. Now I want to get my "Auto" back :lol:
by Puffolino
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Measurement tool - appearance setting
Replies: 17
Views: 1764

Re: Measurement tool - appearance setting

I think this has been answered alread but I couldn't find it in the forum... How to change the default font type and size for the dimension tool? Oh, found it - after editing the settings (see above that you need to double click on it), a " Make Default " icon appears in the tool bar :lol: (I've sea...
by Puffolino
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Some lousy questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Some lousy questions...

... RT#5061: Fix Typerwriter "alignment" resize issue ... Thanks once more, Daniel... BTW as seen in the attached Text Bugs.pdf earlier in this thread, there are also some anomalies when dealing with embedded text elements. Concerning the comment objects, it would be possible to use the box sizing ...
by Puffolino
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Some lousy questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Some lousy questions...

Thanks again, Daniel... ...still struggling - may because my interpretation of some words, don't know :cry: [...] the Width and height however, [...] do change to fit the text content within it. That would be fine, but the width expands to the full paper size even when the content is nil - that real...
by Puffolino
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Some lousy questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Some lousy questions...

Thanks Daniel for all your patient and answering point for point... ...and most of them are now clear and logical (some clear but stil unlogical, like why cropping stamp previews), but there's one I am still worried: Unlike most comments, the typewriter resizes to fit what is within it, this is why ...
by Puffolino
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Is there a way to navigate menus with arrow keys and not mouse?
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: Is there a way to navigate menus with arrow keys and not mouse?

If you need to create multiple bookmarks for consecutive pages, you could also use an alternative sequence: Ctrl+Shift+B, Ctrl+., NEXT, Cursor Down, Ctrl+Shift+B,.... Maybe some additional functions (and shortcuts) would be useful, I'd like things like: * activate main window * activate panel (bookm...
by Puffolino
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Some lousy questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Some lousy questions...

Hello Daniel, thanks for all your answers and comments While there is not modifier to accomplish this, you can achieve the same effect by moving the content to the desired horizontal/vertical position and then use the opposite "arrange vertically/horizontally" function to make that item line up perf...
by Puffolino
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Is there a way to navigate menus with arrow keys and not mouse?
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: Is there a way to navigate menus with arrow keys and not mouse?

[...] Is there a key (or can I create a key combination) to activate the main window [...] Not an easy job - I tried to set a shortcut for the content panel, but that doesn't help. F11 will allow you to control the main window and select a page (as a Ctrl+Shift+N would do) but you don't get back to...
by Puffolino
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Is there a way to navigate menus with arrow keys and not mouse?
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: Is there a way to navigate menus with arrow keys and not mouse?

Most of the menus are working fine, one problem is the context menu (including functions like cut, paste, arrange, properties) which can be activated with the keys FN+Menu on my windows PC. The menu appears but gets no focus, so the cursor keys will move the selected object(s) and shortcuts (like 'R...
by Puffolino
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Some lousy questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Some lousy questions...

I worked hard to find these things in the forum, but failed. Anyhow not really urgent things, but maybe some of the following questions could be answered... * any trick to allow moving an object only horizontally or vertically? example: some copied elements/comments on a construction plan need to be...
by Puffolino
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Perimeter lines popping in and out of existence!
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: Perimeter lines popping in and out of existence!

The 33333 have been seen in the board index, still increasing :roll: Forgot to mention the checkmark is in the menu , not the dialog: grafik.png Concerning the width / height thing - you're right when croping a single page to the best size, but I need to divide different floors placed on a single sh...
by Puffolino
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: What can be done to help the support team?
Replies: 2
Views: 182

What can be done to help the support team?

I have some complex PDF files (construction plans, seem to be exported from AutoCAD) and the PDF-XChange Editor crashes from time to time (rarely but still annoying). Today I added some elements on the plan (comments) and before mailing the PDF I wanted to flatten all comments. I tried to select all...
by Puffolino
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Perimeter lines popping in and out of existence!
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: Perimeter lines popping in and out of existence!

There are two things I don't understand/like about cropping: :?: what does the checkmark mean in Document/Crop Pages/Crop Page Tool? :( why there's no chance to enter the width/height for the crop boxes? > > This would allow to split a large construction plan into more pieces of the same (paper) siz...
by Puffolino
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Windows caption shows wrong filename...
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Windows caption shows wrong filename...

Hi Stefan,

was clear for me - anyhow I feel your team is doing an excellent job (not that usual in these days).

Thanks for all your efforts,
Michael
by Puffolino
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Image compressing (Issue & Feature Requests)
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Image compressing (Issue & Feature Requests)

Thanks Stefan, seems that the technical explanation show that my thoughts haven't been to far away from the truth. So maybe somewhen in the future there will be a possibility to deal also with the masks - even such kind of images are not commonly used. Independendly I would like to ask for enhancing...
by Puffolino
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Image compressing (Issue & Feature Requests)
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Image compressing (Issue & Feature Requests)

Most of the time PDF files are large because of the included images - so that's a point where I want to to optimize the documents in general. Let's have a look at the following file of around 2 MB: ImageSize.zip In the content list there are two images (feature request: I'd like to see the file size...
by Puffolino
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Windows caption shows wrong filename...
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Windows caption shows wrong filename...

Thanks,
just a small one, I know :wink:

I've detected already some bugs now - and would support the idea of a bounty program... :roll:
by Puffolino
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Saving a PDF after compressing images fails
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Saving a PDF after compressing images fails

Hi Dimitar,

still the same with the actual version (build 334).
You could give it a try using the example file I've sent to the support (subject "Topic P135494 - Saving PDF after compression")

Cheers.
by Puffolino
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Edit content textbox - size of the tabulator - aligning
Replies: 9
Views: 761

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

Thanks Stefan, the "25,00" for the second line can be done relatively exactly as I wrote before (using zoom and Ctrl+Shift+Cursor keys), the only tricky thing is to select the object (best done with the object pane on the left side) and keep it selected until the document window gets active (otherwi...
by Puffolino
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Windows caption shows wrong filename...
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Windows caption shows wrong filename...

Windows-Caption = Windows Title (see below)
&.png
by Puffolino
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Edit content textbox - size of the tabulator - aligning
Replies: 9
Views: 761

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

Still unsure what's the best practise to "simulate" tabulators. I've enclosed a PDF document which has two lines from a table where some adaptions need to be done. One of the editing tasks is to add a text in the second row below the (tabbed) text of the first row. I don't know how to do this easily...
by Puffolino
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Windows caption shows wrong filename...
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Windows caption shows wrong filename...

...when the document name includes an ampersand (&).

Test&Try.pdf is shown as TestTry.pdf.

In the recent file list everything looks perfect (seems that flag DT_NOPREFIX is used here).
by Puffolino
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Saving a PDF after compressing images fails
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Saving a PDF after compressing images fails

Hi, any hint if this issue could be solved in the near future? I've pronlongued my license 'cause the recent release updates... ...did some tests, a lot of my files can't be edited because of this problem. BTW some other documents get a much larger file size as soon I do changes (even when deleting ...
by Puffolino
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Audit Space Usage - Document Overhead
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Audit Space Usage - Document Overhead

Hi Daniel, thanks for your offer - the actual document contains sensible data but maybe I'll find some other files which I am allowed to forward to you. Anyhow it would be cool to get (some) more detailed information in the "audit space usage" dialog (and I would like to see the the "audit space usa...
by Puffolino
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Audit Space Usage - Document Overhead
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Audit Space Usage - Document Overhead

Found a PDF file which has around 8MB "Document Overhead", after optimizing the file (activated all options except image compression) the "Overhead" does not decrease and stays at the same size. Are there any more details available about this overhead content and could there be an option to get rid ...
by Puffolino
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Resize a path changes outline
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Resize a path changes outline

Thanks Daniel, last question - will any path work as described or is this behaviour seen for converted elements only because outline information got lost? So as I understand, stretching a path does not recalculate the object corners and use the given outline setting to get a perfect result but just ...
by Puffolino
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Resize a path changes outline
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Resize a path changes outline

Hi Paul,

hope that explains it a little bit better - here are three simple steps to see what I've meant:
grafik.png
I have thought that all objects are vector elements (not pixel images) which keep their border properties also when resizing.