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by glocal
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Editor plugins
Topic: Where/how do I get plugins, in the first place?
Replies: 4
Views: 3182

Re: Where/how do I get plugins, in the first place?

I have wasted quite some time looking for that page too. Nearly two years later, the option is still there, clickable and misleading. It takes a developer minutes or seconds to disable this option. The only reason I can see for not doing it is confusion marketing. It doesn't reflect well on Tracker ...
by glocal
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to get URL for Hyperlink text
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: How to get URL for Hyperlink text

Thanks, Will. I know what you mean. If it is or is made clickable, the the application knows the URL and in both cases displays it in a tooltip. Then, it can obviosuly copy it too. But I was referring to real URLs. It simply doesn't make sense not to offer at least to copy an actual URL, the way Ado...
by glocal
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to get URL for Hyperlink text
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: How to get URL for Hyperlink text

I don't see why the Select (not Edit) tool offers 'Copy text' and clickable links, but not 'Copy URL'. Adobe does it just fine. 'Select' is the obvious default tool for serious reading and annotating, and switching between tools for such a simple (and here very frequent) thing is a pain.
by glocal
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to get URL for Hyperlink text
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: How to get URL for Hyperlink text

Why isn't this available with the Select tool? While reading you need all the usual features (highlight, copy, select, find, annotate) and copy URL. It doesn't make sense at all to hide 'copy URL' as a feature of the Hand tool and having to switch between Hand and Select all the time.
by glocal
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Optimizing camera scanned pages?
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Optimizing camera scanned pages?

Fair enough but to be clear I used the video for illustrative purposes. It's not really 'a specialized image processing tool' feature. Adobe Acrobat does the same thing and much better than any mobile app, but I couldn't readily find a video to show you what i meant. I know people who won't use anyt...
by glocal
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Optimizing camera scanned pages?
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Optimizing camera scanned pages?

I am not sure we can do what I described even manually. To clarify, imagine you have to rotate a page by, say, 8 degrees to make it perfectly vertical, then flatten a two-page spread from an open bulky book, crop in a shape that is not rectangular, and fix the perspective in 3D if the camera was not...
by glocal
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Optimizing camera scanned pages?
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Optimizing camera scanned pages?

Are there plans for optimization of pages scanned in with a camera instead of a scanner? Typically that involves rotating, stretching, deskewing, removing shades, cropping in odd shapes etc. This is incredibly useful -- essential even -- these days, eg in researching while away from a scanner. Adobe...
by glocal
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Feature request: Showing number of comments, bookmarks etc
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Feature request: Showing number of comments, bookmarks etc

That is precisely what I mean. Hopefully it will be done, particularly as it's not difficult to implement. Thanks

EDIT: I would add bookmarks, layers and destinations, if only to show that there are bookmarks etc there.
by glocal
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Feature request: Showing number of comments, bookmarks etc
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Feature request: Showing number of comments, bookmarks etc

I am referring to the menu you see when you click on 'Options...'. I am attaching a photo because getting a screenshot of an open menu is a little tricky. The separate tabs for Comments, Bookmarks etc appear in the pane and are not normally activated until you switch them on. Knowing if there are bo...
by glocal
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Feature request: Showing number of comments, bookmarks etc
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Feature request: Showing number of comments, bookmarks etc

It would be very useful if the Options menu showed the number of comments, bookmarks, attachments etc before you even open the pane. This way you know immediately if it is worth opening the pane. Currently, you have to check each option in turn.
by glocal
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Damaging PDFs
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: Damaging PDFs

It looks like false alarm. I am trying to reproduce the problem with several files and I can't! Something must have broken in Windows or X-change in that session and fixed itself after a reboot. Fingers crossed it won't happen again.

Also, thanks for reinstating my forum access. It works fine now.
by glocal
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Retaining clickable web links
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Retaining clickable web links

For years I have been looking for a PDF creator that will retain the web links when converting web pages. To be clear, I mean for example retain the clickable blue text as clickable blue text. My guess is the software printer method can't do that because links are flattened (ie clickable blue text b...
by glocal
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Damaging PDFs
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: Damaging PDFs

For some reason I didn't get a notification for your reply. Anyway, let me explain this a bit better. I am not using X-Change to OCR the file. Original.pdf is already prepared. The point is that when I try to edit it (eg highlight a sentence) and save it I get the error message and a permanently dam...
by glocal
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Damaging PDFs
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Damaging PDFs

I have a set of PDFs I created out of photographed paper documents, which then I enhanced and OCRed with Acrobat. Very often when I open one of them, highlight a random sentence and try to save, I get an error and then the file is already saved as damaged. Then the file won't open again with X-chang...
by glocal
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Editing the invisible text layer
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Editing the invisible text layer

Here is a common scenario: I scan in and OCR a document. Inevitably, some of the words will not be recognised accurately, particularly when the original is of poor quality or there are even characters missing. The image of the text looks fine on screen but you get problems when you search through af...
by glocal
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Copy/paste distortion
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Copy/paste distortion

OK, done for the missing spaces issue.

I can't find the document with the 'ff' problem. I will send it over when I do.
by glocal
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Thumbnails scrolling
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Thumbnails scrolling

You are right this is the usual behaviour. I really don't see how it is useful not to be able to see thumbnails of following pages, but instead be presented with thumbnails of previous pages you've already read. I am wondering what other users think.
by glocal
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Copy/paste distortion
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Copy/paste distortion

Where shall I send the sample? I can't circulate it publicly.
by glocal
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Page numbering with increment
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Re: Page numbering with increment

I think this was implemented. See example PDF here:

https://www.tracker-software.com/forum3 ... 62&t=27407

What doesn't happen though is consistent logical page numbers across all panes (eg bookmarks).
by glocal
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Thumbnails scrolling
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Thumbnails scrolling

At the moment as you down in the text with the thumbnails pane open, you end up eventually with the current page thumbnail at the bottom of the pane. Similar thing happens in reverse if scroll up. This is not very useful. Ideally, thumbnails would scroll in such a way that the current page thumbnail...
by glocal
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Copy/paste distortion
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Copy/paste distortion

I found yet another PDF where spaces between words disappear when you copy from PDF-Xchange v6.0 Build 319.0 and paste into a Word doc. Eg "Documentanalysisisoftenusedincombinationwithotherqualitativeresearchmethodsas a means of triangulation" Also, I reported this before and it seemed to have been ...
by glocal
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Hits sometimes not highlighted
Replies: 82
Views: 11407

Re: Hits sometimes not highlighted

I am seeing the problem here too. The document is copyrighted but if you run out of options, let me know and I may look for other problem documents.
by glocal
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: logical page numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 4559

Re: logical page numbers

You can try the double pages feature with this: https://iea.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2 ... 254pdf.pdf
by glocal
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: logical page numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 4559

Re: logical page numbers

I am afraid here the difference between the two page numberings occurs every time. See screenshot: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fis9xdfsu25dlzi/pg.jpg?dl=0 Of course I am using build 319. I wouldn't be thanking you for implementing physical and logical page numbering on the Navigation bar otherwise :) ...
by glocal
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: logical page numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 4559

Re: logical page numbers

Thanks for implementing this feature. By way of feedback, some issues I see: * When creating a new range, the thumbnails numbering is updated, but the numbering on the bottom toolbar is not until you save and re-open the PDF. * I can't see a way to create a range with a step of x (eg 2 pages per PDF...
by glocal
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Autosave
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Autosave

I can't reproduce this and it is the first time this happened after years of using the program. I will keep an eye but I think autosave will be the only defence against unforeseen situations like this.
by glocal
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: logical page numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 4559

Re: logical page numbers

I think it will be easier if I explained it better. Suppose I have a 20-page Word document and create a 10-page PDF where each PDF page will carry 2 Word doc pages side-by-side in landscape. The PDF page numbering will be 1-10, but PDF page 1 will show Word document pages 1-2, PDF page 2 will show W...
by glocal
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: logical page numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 4559

Re: logical page numbers

In the meanwhile, I realised it's not always the case that total pages >= logical pages. Eg when there are x pages on a PDF page, you may get more logical pages than the total PDF pages. Eg if there are 2 pages per PDF page in landscape, then the page numbers step should be 2. I am saying that becau...
by glocal
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Autosave
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Autosave

I just realised the hard way that there is no autosave! The application crashed and I lost a couple of hours of work. I was not very happy. I am not sure what happened really. It suddenly exited without an error message. When I re-opened the application it remembered all the open tabs except the one...
by glocal
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Feature req: Hand + Select tool SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 3794

Re: Feature req: Hand + Select tool SOLVED

Patrick-Tracker Supp wrote:I see in your previous post that holding Space did not allow you to drag the page of the document with the hand tool. Are you still seeing this issue?
This works fine. Thanks.
by glocal
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: logical page numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 4559

Re: logical page numbers

I hadn't realised when I posted this but I see now Acrobat actually does what I described. And Word does something similar when you use sections, ie they display physical, logical and total pages. More importantly, Acrobat treats creating sections like Word does, ie you can have several sections sta...
by glocal
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: logical page numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 4559

logical page numbers

After years of using PDF-XChange, only now I realised it does logical page numbering. And it is very sophisticated too. Well done! I think it will be a lot more useful in practice if (when logical numbering is on) page numbers displayed both physical and logical numbers, eg 240 (250)/250 which is: l...
by glocal
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Feature req: Hand + Select tool SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 3794

Re: Feature req: Hand + Select tool SOLVED

Sorry to bring this up again, but I use Master PDF for Linux (no PDF-Xchange Editor for Linux unfortunately) which automatically switches from the Select to the Hand tool when you click on white space (ie where you can't select anything anyway). This works *remarkably* well, it's intuitive and only ...
by glocal
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Tab previews and asterisk
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Tab previews and asterisk

None of these issues were taken on board, but can I say that the asterisk point in particular is very important. I often work with many tabs and finding every time which ones should be saved so that eg the updated version is uploaded to Dropbox before I shut down is a pain. With, say, 10+ tabs and l...
by glocal
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: wavy text
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: wavy text

OK, file emailed earlier today.
by glocal
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: wavy text
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: wavy text

Hi Will,

Where do I send the file? I can't distribute the file publically.
by glocal
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: wavy text
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

wavy text

Characters in a ebook I am viewing (in v6.0 Build 317.1) are not aligned horizontally, producing a wave effect. Acrobat X Pro displays the same text fine. It's not very common, but I've seen this with other documents and when it happens it makes reading surprisingly hard. EDIT: I just realised that ...
by glocal
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Serious issue -- v6 unable to save certain PDFs
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Serious issue -- v6 unable to save certain PDFs

Before I posted here, I tried several folders, including external drives. I save very big files on my desktop and Acrobat X didn't have any issues.
by glocal
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Serious issue -- v6 unable to save certain PDFs
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Serious issue -- v6 unable to save certain PDFs

I can re-produce it any time. It simply won't save this specific file. I tried Save As and Save Copy. I understand you need to reproduce the issue, but the problem is I am not supposed to share the ebook (it's supplied by a library).
by glocal
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Tab previews and asterisk
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Tab previews and asterisk

I forgot one more :) Clicking on the drop-down list button while the menu is visible should close the menu, not close and re-open it. That's the convention. It may be a tiny (and common) issue, but it's annoying when you actually want to close the menu.
by glocal
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Serious issue -- v6 unable to save certain PDFs
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Serious issue -- v6 unable to save certain PDFs

The application refused to save a specific document and instead it shows the error below. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/499796/Screenshot%202016-03-30%2018.30.34.jpg Unfortunately, I discovered this after I had spent hours adding comments, so that's half a day's work gone. It won't save the fi...
by glocal
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Hits sometimes not highlighted
Replies: 82
Views: 11407

Re: Hits sometimes not highlighted

While they are at it, can they make the scroll bar show all instances of hits, not just the ones below or above? I can click on next/previous but the search is done anyway, why not show all hits?
by glocal
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Hits sometimes not highlighted
Replies: 82
Views: 11407

Re: Hits sometimes not highlighted

I will just add I have been seeing this for years with every version. In fact, I can guarantee it will happen if I try a search with many hits in a long document. This is something I do a lot, so I get the problem all the time. Next/Previous jump to the correct pages, the notches are visible on the ...
by glocal
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Tab previews and asterisk
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Tab previews and asterisk

The asterisk (meaning modified but unsaved) should also appear on the drop-down list of open tabs.

It would be good to have tab previews when hovering over the tab (ideally with content mouse-scrollable like with TabMixPlus for FF) and on the drop-down list of tabs.
by glocal
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Reduce Maximum Tab Width
Replies: 11
Views: 2405

Re: Reduce Maximum Tab Width

+1 for both of these ideas.

more tab idea in separate post.
by glocal
Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Feature req: Hand + Select tool SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 3794

Re: Feature req: Hand + Select tool SOLVED

I just realised this now works in 316 -- Space temporarily changes the Selection tool to the Hand tool. I would rather this key combination was user-configured but it works. Personally, I would prefer simply right-clicking (which I use with an addon in my browser).
by glocal
Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Copying URLs and warning
Replies: 21
Views: 2824

Re: Copying URLs and warning

I am using 316 and it's not working. I think there's been a misunderstanding. It's always worked with the Hand tool (which is selected in your screenshot). The request is about enabling this for every tool where the user can click on a link (eg the Select Tool). The idea is that if you can click on ...
by glocal
Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: toolbar buttons without text
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

toolbar buttons without text

Can we have the option to remove the text from specific or all toolbar buttons? Launch, Options etc don't add much but make the interface look busier. Ideally, we would have the option of smaller icons and autohiding toolbars too, but that may be just me.
by glocal
Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Feature req: Hand + Select tool SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 3794

Re: Feature req: Hand + Select tool SOLVED

I know it may not be a priority or the Devs may not like the feature, but is there an update on this?
by glocal
Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Copying URLs and warning
Replies: 21
Views: 2824

Re: Copying URLs and warning

Will, I see the Open/Copy menu works with the Hand tool, but not the Select tool. If you can click on a link while using the Select tool, it should offer the Open/Copy options in the menu as well. Thanks for bringing that to our attention, I wasn't aware of that. I'll forward that onto the Dev. Tea...