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by Timur Born
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: How to sort then print duplex first page of multiple pdfs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1806

Re: How to sort then print duplex first page of multiple pdfs?

Is there a way to do this via PDF Tools instead?
by Timur Born
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Desktop icons come back to haunt me
Replies: 1
Views: 1312

Desktop icons come back to haunt me

Minor issue, but every time I update Editor Pro the desktop icons of the whole suite get installed again, then I delete them from my desktop until the next update.

Happy new year!
by Timur Born
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Preload pages in PDF XChange Viewer
Replies: 46
Views: 20478

Re: Preload pages in PDF XChange Viewer

I just checked Adobe Reader DC 19 and it still does pre-caching in the last reading direction, just like it did for ages already. Pre-caching was not a resource hog years ago when CPUs and RAM were less powerful and it surely is not a resource problem today. Pre-caching the next (few) page(s) is a s...
by Timur Born
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Mouse cursor on UHD (4K) display too small or even disappears
Replies: 44
Views: 5071

Re: Mouse cursor on UHD (4K) display too small or even disappears

Try to enable and disable mouse-trails via Windows mouse settings, this switches GPU hardware acceleration of drawing the mouse-pointer. Does it make a difference?
by Timur Born
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Find and replace text function?
Replies: 40
Views: 4916

Re: Find and replace text function?

Absolutely +1.
by Timur Born
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Hardware Duplex scan does not scan duplex
Replies: 30
Views: 2947

Re: Hardware Duplex scan does not scan duplex

It's been some time since I sent in all the logs you needed. Will the next version of Editor include fixes for these issues? I also noticed another scan related problem: Editor allows me to chose DPI settings that are not supported my my scanner (driver), like 150 DPI. As a result I get a scan of ve...
by Timur Born
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Which resizing method is better?
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Which resizing method is better?

I see. Thanks for the information, it's well appreciated. Are there any plans to allow user preferences for changing Editor's own display resampling (is it simple bilinear at this point)? What I mean is the resampling done in order to display images at different zoom settings and when resizing is do...
by Timur Born
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Which resizing method is better?
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Which resizing method is better?

Thank you, but I am confused by this answer. When I use Editor to resize a page from Letter to DIN A4 without keeping the original aspect ratio then the printer driver is not involved. Document -> More for pages -> Resize page does that without printing,
by Timur Born
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Zooming with mousewheel only
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Re: Zooming with mousewheel only

Small hint: I set one thumb button of my mouse to act as CTRL button. That way I don't need to reach for the keyboard for zooming or selection of multiple items. When not enough buttons are available then this is even more important to me than the "Back" button usually associated with thumb buttons....
by Timur Born
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Zooming with mousewheel only
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Re: Zooming with mousewheel only

This Autohotkey script might give you something to start with:

https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic ... c87#p31645
by Timur Born
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Which resizing method is better?
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Which resizing method is better?

What kind of resampling is used when images are resized to a different aspect ratio? Simple bilinear, bikubic or anything else? Or does the "scaling coefficient" handle this situation as well, with different scales for horizontal and vertical sizes?
by Timur Born
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: preload , prrender, precache full pdf setting?
Replies: 35
Views: 3630

Re: preload , prrender, precache full pdf setting?

More like several years. What you can do is to manually increase the cache size of Editor and then keep the right arrow pressed on your keyboard. This will (pre)render all pages into the cache. Unfortunately this cache is not saved to disk, not even as an option, so you have to do it all over again ...
by Timur Born
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.
Replies: 58
Views: 6362

Re: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.

Thanks for the detailed explanation, Ivan. Only today did I finally understand it correctly, which is entirely my own fault. :)
by Timur Born
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Print preview bug
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: Print preview bug

Since I did a lot of print testing I was sure that I saw grayscale print previews lately. And indeed there are two ways to get grayscale print previews. - Use Editor's own "Advanced Print Options" (More button). - Use a Postscript printer driver. While both the original PCL6 and the universal PCL6 d...
by Timur Born
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Coloring and printing issues
Replies: 28
Views: 3007

Re: Coloring and printing issues

Pretty please implement an option to *disable* Editor's color management until you finally fix it for good. We users of wide gamut displays currently have to jump through several hoops to either get somewhat properly saturated screen display or proper printing. It is much easier to do this in Acroba...
by Timur Born
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Print preview bug
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: Print preview bug

I suspect this will be part of the whole necessary color management overhaul and may thus take long to be implemented?!
by Timur Born
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Fast Search Using Index
Replies: 46
Views: 5583

Re: Fast Search Using Index

I keep being flabbergasted how low a priority all Windows based PDF viewers put on more solid search results. Editor already is among the faster of the bunch. But the lack of indexing and the even worse lack of good search result presentations makes it look as if PDF search was not an important fun...
by Timur Born
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Word add-in: How can I prevent ".dpdf" from being added ahead of the filename extension
Replies: 25
Views: 2972

Re: Word add-in: How can I prevent ".dpdf" from being added ahead of the filename extension

One of the many free bulk rename tools that come with a GUI and are easy to install (yet not necessarily easy to use):

https://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Main_Intro.php
by Timur Born
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: GMail printing twice from Firefox
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: GMail printing twice from Firefox

Thanks Ivan, applying manual changes would be even less convenient than simply closing the second print dialog. I mostly wondered if there was an automated way to handle this problem, but obviously this is more of a GMail/Firefox issue anyway. At least we know now that there are two JS print command...
by Timur Born
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Fast Search Using Index
Replies: 46
Views: 5583

Re: Fast Search Using Index

I keep being flabbergasted how low a priority all Windows based PDF viewers put on more solid search results. Editor already is among the faster of the bunch. But the lack of indexing and the even worse lack of good search result presentations makes it look as if PDF search was not an important func...
by Timur Born
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: GMail printing twice from Firefox
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: GMail printing twice from Firefox

I prepared two files for demonstration: - Print_JS is how GMail sends the file via Firefox. It includes the "DoPrint" JS command line I posted earlier and thus makes Editor open two print dialogs in a row. - Print_no_JS is has the "DoPrint" JS command removed via Document Properties and thus makes E...
by Timur Born
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: GMail printing twice from Firefox
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: GMail printing twice from Firefox

I don't think that any print command is sent by Firefox. That is because I saved the file locally after removing the JS command and it still opens a (single) print dialog when I then open it locally. So it has to be somewhere within the file, on top of the already removed JS command (removed from Do...
by Timur Born
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: GMail printing twice from Firefox
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: GMail printing twice from Firefox

If I want to keep Editor as default application for handling PDF links in Firefox then the only workarounds are to either save the file and then hit print manually or to cancel the second print dialog popup. The latter is more convenient and what I did all the time anyway. I just asked to see if any...
by Timur Born
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: GMail printing twice from Firefox
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: GMail printing twice from Firefox

When I use Chrome and set it up to to save PDF files instead of viewing them internally then the print button only saves the temporary file, which resulting in the print dialog only opening once when opened in Editor.
by Timur Born
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: GMail printing twice from Firefox
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: GMail printing twice from Firefox

I started Firefox without any addons, but the same thing happens, so it's not an addon thing.
by Timur Born
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: GMail printing twice from Firefox
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: GMail printing twice from Firefox

It's Editor's print dialog and it comes up a second time after I closed the first (either printing or cancelling). I just tried it using a simple PDF consisting of a single scanned page. Turns out that the actual printing is done via JS anyway, seems that GMail recreates the PDF including a JS print...
by Timur Born
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: GMail printing twice from Firefox
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: GMail printing twice from Firefox

I don't think it happens with specific PDF files, at least it happened with any PDF I tried to directly print out of GMail instead of just saving it (which also automatically opens it in Editor, but without the printing dialog). I don't think I opened any PDF files with JS at all yet. Could even be ...
by Timur Born
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: GMail printing twice from Firefox
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

GMail printing twice from Firefox

Hello, this is not an Editor specific problem, but maybe Editor can offer a solution? When I click on a PDF attachment in GMail using Firefox I first get a preview and then can choose to either download or print the file. If I choose to print then the file is downloaded using a temporary filename an...
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Unexpected behavior of Snapshot tool
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: Unexpected behavior of Snapshot tool

Thanks for the explanation. So for proper screenshots (as in pixels on screen) I better use external tools and for proper dimensions (as in measurements) I use Editor's tool.
by Timur Born
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Best option for printing to PDF
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Re: Best option for printing to PDF

And then there are also several free PDF printer products that are all based on Ghostscript. My current personal favorite ends with a number in its name.
by Timur Born
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Unexpected behavior of Snapshot tool
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: Unexpected behavior of Snapshot tool

Thanks for the explanation. The behavior at fixed Snapshot dpi settings makes sense, but I cannot quite follow the automatic behavior. What exactly "keep 'metric dimension' of the image" mean? Currently all I see is that I get a snapshot at a different zoom/dpi level than what I see on screen, which...
by Timur Born
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Unexpected behavior of Snapshot tool
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: Unexpected behavior of Snapshot tool

Windows scaling set to 120% (115 dpi according to Editor) and Editor set to 96 dpi (due to some earlier testing I forgot to reset this).
by Timur Born
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to convert multiple images to monochrome at once?
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: How to convert multiple images to monochrome at once?

- deleted by myself due to stupidity - ;) :o Yeah, recompression should be better than reprinting because with the former, you have better control of image size and dpi. Also, sometimes you might want to keep things like bookmarks, hyperlinks etc. (which doesn't work with reprinting), but still cha...
by Timur Born
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to convert multiple images to monochrome at once?
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: How to convert multiple images to monochrome at once?

I noticed that XChange Standard offer "Text Image Data" while Editor does not. Isn't this the method that caused issues of replaced scanned numbers on Xerox copiers?
by Timur Born
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to convert multiple images to monochrome at once?
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: How to convert multiple images to monochrome at once?

I noticed that the "Recompress Image" option is affected by "Undo", but not by "Redo". I assume this is a small bug?!
by Timur Born
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Unexpected behavior of Snapshot tool
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Unexpected behavior of Snapshot tool

Hello, I just noticed an unexpected behavior of the Snapshot tool. It seems to do snapshots at different dpi settings than what the onscreen display is using. Here is a comparison of Editor's Snapshot tool vs. Windows Snipping tool doing screenshots at the very same Editor zoom setting. Editor's Sna...
by Timur Born
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to convert multiple images to monochrome at once?
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

How to convert multiple images to monochrome at once?

How can I convert multiple images to monochrome (+JBIG2) at once? - The "Recompress Image" option in the content tool allows to convert images to grayscale, monochrome or b/w, but only one image at a time. - The "Save as Optimized" does not seem to offer any such conversion option at all. - PDF Tool...
by Timur Born
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Word add-in: How can I prevent ".dpdf" from being added ahead of the filename extension
Replies: 25
Views: 2972

Re: Word add-in: How can I prevent ".dpdf" from being added ahead of the filename extension

What exactly is not acceptable? That it does not behave like you expect or that a bug may be present that is currently investigated and may thus be fixed in the future?
by Timur Born
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Hardware Duplex scan does not scan duplex
Replies: 30
Views: 2947

Re: Hardware Duplex scan does not scan duplex

Both the 32 bit and the portable version can scan 6 pages (12 sides) using the Twain 32 bit driver, only the 64 bit version of Editor is stuck at 5 pages (10 sides). So this is a conflict between 64 bit Editor and 32 bit Twain. On a side-note: The portable version wrongly identifies two additional T...
by Timur Born
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Hardware Duplex scan does not scan duplex
Replies: 30
Views: 2947

Re: Hardware Duplex scan does not scan duplex

I finally found time to check this. 1. Assuming that: - you are still using 64-bit PDF-X Editor of build 326.1; - you use 32-bit TWAIN driver for your scanner, please try to reproduce the issue with renamed/deleted twaindsm32.dll in the Editor installation directory ("%ProgramFiles%\Tracker Software...
by Timur Born
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Proper support for sub-pixel rendering (Cleartype)
Replies: 14
Views: 1684

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

What is the consensus on this? Most of the documents I regularly use contain these "Multiply" layers that Editor cannot deal with but other viewers can.
by Timur Born
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.
Replies: 58
Views: 6362

Re: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.

I just realized that you meant the resolution test chart. It's the ISO 12233 chart, you can download a PDF version here:

https://www.graphics.cornell.edu/~westi ... chart.html
by Timur Born
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.
Replies: 58
Views: 6362

Re: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.

Just use the Line tool in an empty document. Or use the sunstar from the test document in the following thread. https://forum.tracker-software.com/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=31457 You can see how stroke adjust (properly) changes the straight horizontal and vertical lines to 1 pixel width while all other l...
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Proper support for sub-pixel rendering (Cleartype)
Replies: 14
Views: 1684

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

I see. I tried to set Multiply blend mode for the "T" text and indeed this turns off Cleartype rendering in Acrobat. That being said, most of the problematic PDF files I use Editor for are rendered using Cleartype in Acrobat and the other PDF viewers. So if Editor learns to render Cleartype when a "...
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: 327.0 pasted image bug
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: 327.0 pasted image bug

I am able to reproduce this. Do you use "Microsoft ICM" for color management in Editor? Side note: if you open the "bug" PDF file in Acrobat it says "Insufficient image data" and uses transparency instead of black. If you try to grab one of the transparent images an error pops up: "Insufficient data...
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: PDF-XChange Editor Plus Portable and Google Drive Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: PDF-XChange Editor Plus Portable and Google Drive Issue

Side by side view does not offer to scroll both windows at the same time, though. This would help with manual comparison until a more automatic comparison tool is available.
by Timur Born
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Proper support for sub-pixel rendering (Cleartype)
Replies: 14
Views: 1684

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

When you write that Acrobat does "not use Cleartype always" I assume you mean that it uses its own type of sub-pixel rendering?! Because my example screenshot clearly show that Acrobat does use sub-pixel rendering for the font, just more subtle (less intensive red/blue). Or do you mean that Acrobat ...
by Timur Born
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Proper support for sub-pixel rendering (Cleartype)
Replies: 14
Views: 1684

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

According to a discussion from last year this is due to some kind of transparencies being present anywhere on the page (not necessarily anywhere close to the affected text). Once such a transparency is present Editor seems to switch off Cleartype. I own one PDF file were in double page view one page...
by Timur Born
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: build 327.0 text rendering
Replies: 34
Views: 3276

Re: build 327.0 text rendering

I am confused, Ivan. What do you mean by "renders e absolutely the same"? It's very obvious in David's example (and my Cleartype examples in a different thread) that "e" characters are rendered very different in Acrobat, with the "-" line being placed lower (and being anti-aliased in David's example...