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by Timur Born
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:30 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

No hurry, once I understood the problem I scanned using less pages per run and thus finished the scanned document.
by Timur Born
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:20 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 not possible to cancel the operation once Editor gets stuck. The only way to get out is to end Editor via Task-Manager.
by Timur Born
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Which resizing method is better?
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Which resizing method is better?

Great information. I assume that anti-aliasing will be applied at original resolution then as well and then left to the printer driver to upscale along with the image? If this is the case then resampling images outside of Editor makes sense when superior image quality is needed.
by Timur Born
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:06 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

Unfortunately I ran into the next culprit today. Trying to scan double sided pages at 200 DPI via TWAIN it turns out that once I try more than 5 pages (=10 sides) XChange does not import the pages from TWAIN anymore. HP Twain claims to save the pages, but Editor gets stuck (no CPU load or anything)....
by Timur Born
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Which resizing method is better?
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Which resizing method is better?

Usually I use Photoshop to upscale bitmap images to the scale I need and in the same step resample them to 360 DPI, the latter of which being the native resolution of my Epson 3880 in normal quality print mode. That way I ensure that the print driver does not upscale the final print image using its ...
by Timur Born
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: build 327.0 text rendering
Replies: 34
Views: 3276

Re: build 327.0 text rendering

To be fair , small "e" characters is something that not only Editor, but also Foxit and Nitro struggle with. No idea why their interpretation of the "-" height within the "e" is so different (and obviously worse) than Acrobat's. XChange Viewer does a bit better and is closer to Acrobat's rendering. ...
by Timur Born
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Which resizing method is better?
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Which resizing method is better?

Hello.

I wonder if there is any difference in method and outcome between enlarging a page via "Resize Pages" option or just use "Fit to Printer Margins" to print a PDF on larger paper than the original size?
by Timur Born
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Proper support for sub-pixel rendering (Cleartype)
Replies: 14
Views: 1684

Proper support for sub-pixel rendering (Cleartype)

When will Editor learn to fully support sub-pixel font anti-aliasing (Cleartype) even when transparencies are present on a page? Currently Editor is not capable of sub-pixel anti-aliasing even when said transparencies are situated completely out of the way (like upper left corner). Here is a compari...
by Timur Born
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Re: Printing woes

Great news, thank you! Several of my customers are architects, so lots of lines (CAD) are common in their PDF files.
by Timur Born
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Font Problem
Replies: 33
Views: 4527

Re: Font Problem

Thanks for the hard work, Ivan! It's well appreciated! :D
by Timur Born
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Font Problem
Replies: 33
Views: 4527

Re: Font Problem

This is "fixed" in 327 by activating Text Hinting (by default) No, the fix was implemented in a deferent way :) Text Hinting is and was activated by default from the very beginning of the Editor. What was changed, is the way we use FreeType library to render or outline glyphs. I still wonder why hi...
by Timur Born
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: build 327.0 text rendering
Replies: 34
Views: 3276

Re: build 327.0 text rendering

Even before 327 Editor had a tendency to render some fonts larger than Acrobat Reader. Maybe that tendency is further emphasized by the new implementation of hinting?
by Timur Born
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Re: Printing woes

Editor turns 3 pixel lines into 1 pixel + 2 pixels of gray for anti-aliasing. Anti-aliasing thins the lines that started too thick to begin with. "Enhance Thin Lines" is permanently enabled. Acrobat Reader turns 1 pixel lines into 1 pixel + *occasionally* one or two pixels of gray for anti-aliasing,...
by Timur Born
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Re: Printing woes

I think the main issue that Editor draws those lines too thick to begin with, anti-aliasing can only do so much to correct this if the basis is already flawed. As long as your lines are even thicker than what Acrobat draws using "Enhance Thin Lines" this will remain problematic. This is a bug of you...
by Timur Born
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.
Replies: 58
Views: 6363

Re: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.

It's a clear bug when lines thinner than 3 pt are rendered with 3 pixels, so a fix would be very welcome.
by Timur Born
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Re: Printing woes

The reason for the sun-star to turn black at small magnifications is because of resolution limits and that Editor draws those thin lines as thick lines. You will get similar (but still somewhat better) results in Acrobat Reader when you enable the "Enhance Thin Lines" option. Editor needs to learn t...
by Timur Born
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.
Replies: 58
Views: 6363

Re: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.

Now that 327 is out, any news on this?
by Timur Born
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Font Problem
Replies: 33
Views: 4527

Re: Font Problem

All I can say is that with hinting disabled a 6 still is bigger than a 4 or 5 in the test document, but only for True Type. But at least hinting solves that now.
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Re: Printing woes

Maybe consider adding the previously "accidental" rasterization as an option? Because depending on the printer driver (settings) the pre-rasterization of 326 can be superior to the vectors of 327. 326 rasterized version left (bitmap printing manually set to pure black and driver anti-aliasing enable...
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Font Problem
Replies: 33
Views: 4527

Re: Font Problem

This still begs the question why the Type 1 version keeps all characters at the same height, while the True Type version increases the height of (curved) characters? This is inconsistent at least, I would say even bugged. I noticed this uneven character height with various documents/fonts in the pa...
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Re: Printing woes

Printing to Postscript printer: Acrobat (left) vs. Editor (right) Resolution is increased, especially towards the center of the circle and where line width and spacing is concerned. I suspect that Editor is not capable of sending native Postscript while Acrobat Reader specifically is (Advanced Print...
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: build 327.0 text rendering
Replies: 34
Views: 3276

Re: build 327.0 text rendering

Adobe's rendering is the reference, independent of whether we like one rendering more or less than the other. Cleartype aka sub-pixel rendering considerably increases the horizontal text rendering resolution. The "grid" is a lot less coarse and higher resolution means better representation. Furtherm...
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Re: Printing woes

I only did some very quick tests yet. There are some issues introduced with the new rendering. You might have noticed in your own scan that the resolution towards the center of the upper right sunstar decreased compared to the previous (pre 327) rasterized version, or at least replaced aliased lines...
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Re: Printing woes

- deleted everything I wrote -

Turns out that from the many, many, many test prints I did lately the option to "print as image" was still enabled. So the blame is on me for not testing 327 properly, sorry for that.
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Re: Printing woes

327 does not seem to fix this issue.
by Timur Born
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: build 327.0 text rendering
Replies: 34
Views: 3276

Re: build 327.0 text rendering

I just did a quick comparison, but from that I would judge activated text hinting as beneficial. Not only does it bring Editor's rendering a bit closer to Acrobat's rendering (reference), but it also makes small text more legible (especially "e" type characters). Unfortunately Editor still is not ab...
by Timur Born
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: A Way to "Bookmark" Pages for Reference?
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: A Way to "Bookmark" Pages for Reference?

Works like a charm. And as long as "Commenting" is allowed you can even change the document when "Changing the document" is not allowed. Too bad that comments take so long to load on tablets.
by Timur Born
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: A Way to "Bookmark" Pages for Reference?
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: A Way to "Bookmark" Pages for Reference?

One more feature request concerning the "Highlight" tool: Please add (parts) of the highlighted text to the comments pane, similar to how stickies and typewriter comments work. This would allow to remove all author, status and date parts of the pane and thus take less space. At the same time the com...
by Timur Born
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: A Way to "Bookmark" Pages for Reference?
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: A Way to "Bookmark" Pages for Reference?

There is another drawback to the destinations and comments approach: it only works with unlocked documents that allow you to save them. The benefit is that once you are able to save them you can use them on all computers and even tablets (will take some time for tablets to read them in). But again t...
by Timur Born
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: A Way to "Bookmark" Pages for Reference?
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: A Way to "Bookmark" Pages for Reference?

PDF Viewers on the iPad also display PDF bookmarks as "list of contents" (index) and then offer additional "bookmarks" that do exactly what you (and I) need. The cave-at is that these "bookmarks" only work within the same application, even to the point that when you copy the same document back and f...
by Timur Born
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Suggestion: Rename "Select Text"
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Suggestion: Rename "Select Text"

Ahoi!

Don't you think it is time to rename the "Select Text" button to "Select", seeing as it selects text, images and now even 3D objects? ;)
by Timur Born
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Fast Search Using Index
Replies: 46
Views: 5584

Re: Fast Search Using Index

Absolutely +1! Please make use of my computers resources in order to give me a faster PDF experience. On that note: I am still hoping for any PDF Viewer to at least match the search results (sorting) of OS X' Preview. PDF search still is in a very sad state after years and years and years of waiting...
by Timur Born
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Mouse Click Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2617

Re: Mouse Click Questions

Willy isn't here. :P
by Timur Born
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Mouse Click Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2617

Re: Mouse Click Questions

For testing try to set Windows' double-click speed to its fastest setting. This way when you manage to expand a sub-tree you know that you clicked fast enough (even faster than enough). If you still do not see the page being displayed then something is wrong about your installation or setup. Which W...
by Timur Born
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Mouse Click Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2617

Re: Possibility to search for all elemets of a certain object type?

You have to click a little bit slower than Windows' fastest possible double-click mouse control panel setting. And while I mention it, this Windows setting is respected by Editor where expanding a sub-tree is concerned, but not when switching pages. So if you set the Windows mouse double-click to it...
by Timur Born
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Mouse Click Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2617

Re: Possibility to search for all elemets of a certain object type?

In order for a double-click on the content tree to take you to the page you have to double-click *very* quickly. And I mean very very. Expanding a sub-tree doesn't need such fast clicking, which is why things get so confusing.
by Timur Born
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Re: Printing woes

Sure looks that way.
by Timur Born
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: OCR accuracy V6 vs V7
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: OCR accuracy V6 vs V7

Is "medium" OCR quality fixed already? Quite some time ago it was written that the whole OCR engine would get an overhaul, but I never heard about it again.
by Timur Born
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: search in Cortana
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: search in Cortana

Cortana uses Bing. You can workaround the limitation of Editor: - Make sure that Windows' mouse option to scroll over inactive windows is active. - Drag the Edge window to the right edge of your screen. This will activate split view and Windows asks you to click on a second window to decide which to...
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: All images broken, background colors change depending on zoom level
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: All images broken, background colors change depending on zoom level

Less experimenting, but more a necessity in order to keep colors in check when a wide-gamut display is used. It's time that Editor's color management gets fixed for good.

Thanks for pointing in the right direction, Willy.
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: All images broken, background colors change depending on zoom level
Replies: 4
Views: 655

All images broken, background colors change depending on zoom level

Hello. Editor has some serious troubles displaying the following documents properly. All images are completely broken (just black,colored stripes or kind of inverted colors) and background colors of boxes and bars change when I change the zoom level. No such issues using Adobe Reader. https://produc...
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.
Replies: 58
Views: 6363

Re: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.

What is the difference between using Stroke Adjust "Auto" and "On"? Seems to me that "Auto" and "On" are the same, in which case there should not be an "Auto" option at all. Anyway, for the time being I advice against using Stroke Adjust unless where it solves a specific problem in your PDF as menti...
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Re: Printing woes

Thanks for the quick fix, Ivan! I am looking forward to the next version.
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Re: Printing woes

Thanks for the quick fix and hint on a release date for the next version. Three questions: - That gradation bar in the upper center should be a shape, but Editor does not identify it as any image, text or shape content when I try the corresponding select option of the content pane. What is it then? ...
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Plotter
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Plotter

Maybe you set your Adobe X to resize the image to fit the printer margins and set Editor to keep the original document size? Your crop margins should not be bigger than the what your printer is able to print, something happening (far too) often with technical plans.
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:08 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

Windows 10 (1803) Pro 64 bit + Editor 326.1 64 bit
by Timur Born
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Printing woes

Hello everyone! I mentioned several time before that I don't entrust X-Change Editor with any color critical or large size printing jobs. One reason is the flawed color management, another reason is its bigger print job sizes due to how fonts are sent to printer drivers. What I did not expect, thoug...