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by Timur Born
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Editor Videos
Topic: Presenting Build 353
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Presenting Build 353

Good stuff.
by Timur Born
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Load session: current tab names not displayed on title-bar unless specifically clicked
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Load session: current tab names not displayed on title-bar unless specifically clicked

Thanks for the information. I went back to v8 for the time being then, because this bug regularly gets in the way of what I use Editor for.
by Timur Born
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Load session: current tab names not displayed on title-bar unless specifically clicked
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Load session: current tab names not displayed on title-bar unless specifically clicked

So do I downgrade to v8 for the time being or will this be fixed in short time?
by Timur Born
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Load session: current tab names not displayed on title-bar unless specifically clicked
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Load session: current tab names not displayed on title-bar unless specifically clicked

This issue has another side-effect that makes me think about returning to v8. The "Where would you like to search" fields of all unnamed windows remain empty until I click on a document tab. It's not enough to click the window.
by Timur Born
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Wrong characters when editing text
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Wrong characters when editing text

In the example PDF the fonts/subsets in the different paragraphs did not show as different names in the fonts properties panel. There was no way to discern which was used, even less so after copy & paste from one paragraph to the other. You would get a "K" in one paragraph and a "B" in another, with...
by Timur Born
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: "Redo" to recreate a deleted layer does not seem to work properly
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: "Redo" to recreate a deleted layer does not seem to work properly

Should it not be possible to allow a content delete function for layer based content, just as a layer allows to hide/show content based on said layer? This would be a 2nd delete option "Delete layer + content". Since the whole point of using layers is to group content by said layer logic it would ma...
by Timur Born
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: "Redo" to recreate a deleted layer does not seem to work properly
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: "Redo" to recreate a deleted layer does not seem to work properly

What is the rationale behind this procedure? In any other software that works with layers you delete the content of a layer when you delete its layer.
by Timur Born
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Proper support for sub-pixel rendering (Cleartype)
Replies: 15
Views: 1897

Re: Proper support for sub-pixel rendering (Cleartype)

Still the same result in Editor v9 trying the T_no_CT example.
by Timur Born
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color management Issue
Replies: 29
Views: 2728

Re: Color management Issue

Yes, this is a problem for several years already. Best is to switch off your display profile in Windows before printing via X-Change standard. Best to use Acrobat to print to printers when colors are important. The latter may result in smaller print data anyway (especially when Type 1 fonts are invo...
by Timur Born
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: OCR of Selected Text Regions, with Close Cropping of Remaining Images
Replies: 23
Views: 2277

Re: OCR of Selected Text Regions, with Close Cropping of Remaining Images

I hoped I wouldn't have to check myself, but just get an update. So I did a quick test and skew/deskew quality looks good. Overall results are much better with the original flyer example of post #1. The "Ignore Text in graphic" option helps to keep images intact, but strangely it also fixes some bad...
by Timur Born
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Session: Store view position per duplicate document tab
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Session: Store view position per duplicate document tab

The following setting was disabled, I don't remember getting anywhere near it, though. I will try to update V8 to V9 on my laptop and check if this messes with the same settings.

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by Timur Born
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: "Redo" to recreate a deleted layer does not seem to work properly
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: "Redo" to recreate a deleted layer does not seem to work properly

No hurry from my side. I only stumbled across the bug when I tried workaround for the other thread. I don't currently need layers myself.
by Timur Born
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: "Redo" to recreate a deleted layer does not seem to work properly
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: "Redo" to recreate a deleted layer does not seem to work properly

Found another related bug. When I try to delete the newly imported layer it remains visible (and unswitchable) despite its entry being deleted from the layer panel.
by Timur Born
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: "Redo" to recreate a deleted layer does not seem to work properly
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: "Redo" to recreate a deleted layer does not seem to work properly

Sorry, but the "Delete Layers" part was wrong, I meant "Undo layer creation" then "Redo".
by Timur Born
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: OCR of Selected Text Regions, with Close Cropping of Remaining Images
Replies: 23
Views: 2277

Re: OCR of Selected Text Regions, with Close Cropping of Remaining Images

Were the skew issues fixed with the latest V9 version of OCR engine?
by Timur Born
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Wrong characters when editing text
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Wrong characters when editing text

I understand that automatic joining of different sub-sets is not (easily) possible. But I still wonder if the font properties should not reveal to the user that different sub-sets are used for different paragraph. From a user's perspective both paragraphs used exactly the same font, there was no hin...
by Timur Born
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Session: Store view position per duplicate document tab
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Session: Store view position per duplicate document tab

Restoring the last document view seems broken in V9?! Now it does not restore any view at all, all documents are opened to their very first page. Happens with both automatic and manual session loading.
by Timur Born
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Load session: current tab names not displayed on title-bar unless specifically clicked
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Load session: current tab names not displayed on title-bar unless specifically clicked

I have to use said third party utility "Groupy", because Editor still does not offer search results per tab. It is also nice having thematically sorted windows, so Groupy and Editor fit well together. Here is the result without using "Groupy", same problem. https://i.imgur.com/yvoQqI9.png Worked in ...
by Timur Born
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: "Redo" to recreate a deleted layer does not seem to work properly
Replies: 10
Views: 266

"Redo" to recreate a deleted layer does not seem to work properly

Steps to reproduce:

- Import a page as new layer over another page.
- Switch layer off/on = works.

- Delete layers.
- Redo.
- Switch layer off/on = does not work.
by Timur Born
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Go to next page with the same view?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Go to next page with the same view?

Different workarounds: 1) Import page 2 as a new layer over page 1. Zoom to whatever area you need to. Switch the new layer on/off for comparison. This essentially does what you need. 2) Enable the "Loupe Tool". Set it to whatever zoom level and (box) size you need. Place the mouse to the area you n...
by Timur Born
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Load session: current tab names not displayed on title-bar unless specifically clicked
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Load session: current tab names not displayed on title-bar unless specifically clicked

Hello and congratulations of releasing V9! I regularly load various PDF documents as sessions and have Editor load its last session automatically, using both document tabs and dedicated windows. V8 used to update the windows' title bars of all open windows upon loading the session. V9 does not updat...
by Timur Born
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Features I am missing in Editor
Replies: 103
Views: 12953

Re: Features I am missing in Editor

Version 338 free ("Dokument aufteilen"). Maybe it was fixed in a later version?!

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Also no stamps in the final documents after splitting.
by Timur Born
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Features I am missing in Editor
Replies: 103
Views: 12953

Re: Features I am missing in Editor

So page extraction is the current method of doing so, just as I thought (and used). Thanks for the explanation.

One drawback of this is that this does not work with the free version, whereas "Split document" does.
by Timur Born
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Wrong characters when editing text
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Wrong characters when editing text

Should the fonts properties point at what is going on then to make better user decisions? As far as I can see font properties from both sections of the text body look exactly the same, no hint about using different splits of the same font. I also wonder if it should not be possible to automatically ...
by Timur Born
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Features I am missing in Editor
Replies: 103
Views: 12953

Re: Features I am missing in Editor

Is there an easy way to split a document in two files at a certain position instead of having to extract pages?

The "Split Document" function only seems to allow to split "every x pages". So when I need to split a 500 pages document after page 220 I would get 3 files instead of just 2.
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Navigate Backward and Forward
Replies: 56
Views: 7196

Re: Navigate Backward and Forward

Soooo +1.
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Navigate Backward and Forward
Replies: 56
Views: 7196

Re: Navigate Backward and Forward

+1 for getting rid of the delay/timeout. And I only just noticed the optional switch to not have history navigate though different open documents. Thanks for implementing this, even if it may have been done years ago already. ;) Unfortunately it gets confused if I duplicate a tab and then navigate t...
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Features I am missing in Editor
Replies: 103
Views: 12953

Re: Features I am missing in Editor

Are there any changes/plans for better Type1 support, aka softfont upload to printer drivers for both PDF creation and faster paper prints?
by Timur Born
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Wrong characters when editing text
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Wrong characters when editing text

I took a look at the document and suspect the behavior to be an Editor bug. The are "K" and "M" characters embedded in the font, but Editor allows to only use characters that are part of the current text paragraph. So even when the "K" is written in the same exact font and size in one paragraph of t...
by Timur Born
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Wrong characters when editing text
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Wrong characters when editing text

Also take notice that the document is using Type1 fonts. If you print this to a new PDF file Editor will discard the font information entirely and instead draw a new font that does not link displayed letters to keyboard characters anymore. So watch out for that, too.
by Timur Born
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Features I am missing in Editor
Replies: 103
Views: 12953

Re: Features I am missing in Editor

Independent of whether this works or not Editor should still allow to use mouse-dragging to mark text after a double/tripple-click was used. This is how Word, browsers, Notepad, Notepad++ and lots of other software handle it. It's very convenient to be able to first double/tripple-click and then dr...
by Timur Born
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Features I am missing in Editor
Replies: 103
Views: 12953

Re: Features I am missing in Editor

Since per tab search results are still not available I bought Groupy to open PDF files in their own window when I need search results to be independent of other PDF files. I keep multiple PDF files in single windows/multiple Editor tabs when I can live with search results cancelling each other out. ...
by Timur Born
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Feature request: Search selected pages / range
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Feature request: Search selected pages / range

Coming back to this, are there any plans to allow logical page numbers to be extracted and be displayed in search results? Extracting page-ranges just for search and then getting back rather irrelevant page numbers in search results is still rather inconvenient. Fortunately my documents include page...
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Bookmarks change zoom level
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Bookmarks change zoom level

Thanks for reminding me about that option (which I never needed in the past)! :)

The PDF files are locked against changes, so I cannot easily edit the bookmarks, but the option does all I need.
by Timur Born
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Bookmarks change zoom level
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Bookmarks change zoom level

I am lately getting PDF files that change zoom settings to fit width on root bookmarks and to 50% or 66.66% on lower nodes. The same happens in Acrobat Reader with the same files so the files are to be blamed. Problem is that I disabled "Respect document's settings" and even specifically set PDF Edi...
by Timur Born
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Feature request: Search selected pages / range
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Feature request: Search selected pages / range

Thanks Daniel. This is kind of disappointing, because PDF search and result presentation is something that still needs much better support by PDF software. The current workaround is to extract the pages to a new document and search in there, but that messes with page numbers and means extra work. Ed...
by Timur Born
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Feature request: Search selected pages / range
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Feature request: Search selected pages / range

Hello.

I would like to suggest a feature that allows to conduct searches only within certain page ranges or selected pages. This would allow to search for keywords within single/selected chapters of a book only.
by Timur Born
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Remove Fonts
Replies: 31
Views: 3756

Re: Remove Fonts

Well, it is what it is. As a customer I have no say in what font type my bought PDF files come in, but many of them use lots of Type 1 fonts, alongside Truetype.
by Timur Born
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Editor Videos
Topic: Presenting Build 337
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

Re: Presenting Build 337

Thanks for the information.
by Timur Born
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Editor Videos
Topic: Presenting Build 337
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

Re: Presenting Build 337

Which source file formats does the "populate PDF forms" feature accept?
by Timur Born
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Remove Fonts
Replies: 31
Views: 3756

Re: Remove Fonts

The font is listed as Type 1 font with "Custom" encoding. When I replace the font with itself then the combined fi "ligature" changes to individual fi letters while I hover the mouse over the font selection list, the letters also change their lines to be more individual (connection between f and i)....
by Timur Born
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Remove Fonts
Replies: 31
Views: 3756

Re: Remove Fonts

Copy & Paste works the same with ligature option enabled or disabled. The content pane also reveals that these really seem to be separate "f" and "i" characters to begin with. So who knows what's going on there. I mostly only chimed in on the ongoing discussion, so the time-line is fine with me. Tha...
by Timur Born
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Remove Fonts
Replies: 31
Views: 3756

Re: Remove Fonts

Thanks Daniel, the option was already enabled (default?) and disabling it does not seem to make any difference. The "fi" still vanishes after unembedding fonts and I can still separately select the "f" and the "i". I can even select them after they vanished! Earlier in the paragraph another "fi" is ...
by Timur Born
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Remove Fonts
Replies: 31
Views: 3756

Re: Remove Fonts

To clarify, I can select both the "f" and the "i" by themselves, so it does not seem to be a "fi" ligature. At least Editor's copy & paste is able to differentiate them.
by Timur Born
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Remove Fonts
Replies: 31
Views: 3756

Re: Remove Fonts

Thanks for the feedback! Looks like these "fi" characters are true f + i, though. Here I am using copy & paste from Editor to Firefox:
had been the first to stand against
they were the first to fall
There also is the case where the "i" becomes visible again, once I insert a space.
by Timur Born
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Remove Fonts
Replies: 31
Views: 3756

Re: Remove Fonts

Much like outright removing something that is in use from anything else could damage it, PDF files are no exception. if we cannot replace it, we will not outright remove it because that process could damage the document. As I said before, It could be that: First, let me clarify that Adobe Acrobat b...
by Timur Born
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Remove Fonts
Replies: 31
Views: 3756

Re: Remove Fonts

This is rather vague, though, and the "risking to damage the document" part does not convince me. I assume that font embedding is standardized in some form?! When I replace all text with Arial in this example document then all other fonts are removed without issues. The HP41 headlines look funny the...
by Timur Born
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: convert scaned pages to text (convert OCR)
Replies: 11
Views: 1327

Re: convert scaned pages to text (convert OCR)

I am using Office 365, aka Word 16. So it offers functions that are not part of Word 2013.

PDF24 is my favorite Ghostscript based PDF software, no question about it!
by Timur Born
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Remove Fonts
Replies: 31
Views: 3756

Re: Remove Fonts

Well, in this very case common fonts like Comic, Tahoma and Symbol are not removed (entirely). And once the PDF is saved as optimized Editor claims that no more fonts can be unembedded. The font list in the Save as Optimized dialog is empty then while the list document properties dialog still lists ...