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Formatting Bookmarks [SOLVED]

Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:13 am

In older versions of Free Viewer (on expired PC) I could change a bookmarks appearance (font) color, bold, italic ... of individual bookmarks.

In the free Viewer version I have on this newer PC ... bookmarks I create cannot be formatted via Bookmark Properties.-> Appearance
- both Style and Color controls are disabled, so at some stage they were/are available.
Free Viewer: v2.5.322.7 (11-Aug-2017)

:?: Do the same limitations apply in Free Editor and Paid Editor :?:
    I have appreciated being able to use the Free Viewer for several years but now I am making more use of PDFs and am ready to buy Editor + Tools combo
      Fiddling with various programs and online converters is a case of hit or miss when trying to create, and particularly edit PDFs
      I am wasting too much valuable time with a pandoras box of bits and pieces
    The sticking point with Editor, for several years has been the ribbon was/is a critical space hog on laptops.
    Somewhere (I think) I read Editor offers optional Toolbars UI now :?:

Thank you for your patience :)
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Re: Formatting Bookmarks

Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:20 am

Hello bawldiggle,

Could you please send us a screenshot of what you see at your end,
and if it is possible an example file, so we can offer the best solution for your problem?


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Re: Formatting Bookmarks

Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:54 am

Hi Dimitar,

The PDF was created by PDF-XChange Lite (v7.0 build 324.3 ... 27-Feb, 2018)
source a Thunderbird eMail dated today. ... (not an .eml file)

Perfect conversion all objects present and correct, except the bookmark "Top" that I created cannot edit the bookmark (font, color, weight)
IMAGE http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=623 ... 2753675708
using Free PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.7 (11-Aug-2017)
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Re: Formatting Bookmarks

Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:54 am

Hi bawldiggle,

Thanks for the screen-shot, however we'll need the sample PDF document too so please do send one if possible.

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Re: Formatting Bookmarks

Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:00 am

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Re: Formatting Bookmarks

Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:48 pm

Hi bawldiggle,

Thanks for that - This works perfectly in the Editor, so I'd recommend that you switch to the Editor here, as no further changes are being made to the Viewer.

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Re: Formatting Bookmarks

Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:59 am

Thank you Will for your reply :)

Where can I download (URL) the free version of Editor. All I can find is "free download" which has nothing to do free version.

Regretfully I am not in a position to buy anything, the embarrassment of being 73 and depending on social security.
Just when I think we can afford the $100 AUD medical issues sabotage "our" plans
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Re: Formatting Bookmarks

Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:17 am

Hi bawldiggle,

I'm sorry to hear that! I'd always thought the healthcare in Aus. was more like the UK and Canada? If not, perhaps a revolution is needed :wink: Having said that, sometimes private is the only viable option. I know I've been there personally, when public healthcare was too slow. All the best there!

No worries though, there's no need for a license here - This is a free feature of the Editor. We actually don't have separate installers for Free/vs. licensed software, how the software functions is determined simply by the presence/absence of a license key. The direct download link is as follows:
http://www.tracker-software.com/PDFXVE7.zip

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Re: Formatting Bookmarks

Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:08 am

Thank you Will for your kind words :) :)

I downloaded and compared Viewer with Editor based on the same PDF file

Sorry to report the Editor toolbars are not classic toolbars, I am still better off with Viewer for screen real estate.

2018-08-10 Viewer vs Editor.zip
(253.95 KiB) Downloaded 14 times


IMO Editor toolbars are just a variation on the ribbon theme.

Is there any way I can "compact" the Editor toolbars in height ?
In customize mode I tried dragging toolbars items but they don't drag ... :cry:

Also how can I disable "hints" and just live with icons and captions the hints very quickly become "nags"

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Just discovered Tracker forum will not let me drag and drop the ZIP file, the forum program shows an alert assuming I want to leave the page
I had to browse to the ZIP file
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Re: Formatting Bookmarks

Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:16 am

Thank you Will for your kind words :) :)
Of course! :)

Sorry to report the Editor toolbars are not classic toolbars, I am still better off with Viewer for screen real estate.
That's exactly right - We were responding to the modernization of other apps here, and we had a ton of requests to implement it. However, we also had a large number of requests to keep the classic toolbars, so that was left in too. You can switch to the classic layout here (top right of the Editor Window):
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These toolbars can then be customized in essentially the same way as the Viewer.

Also how can I disable "hints" and just live with icons and captions the hints very quickly become "nags"
These can be turned off under View --> Customize Toolbars in the Classic UI, or by right clicking the Ribbon and selecting Customize Toolbars there. It's found under the Options tab:
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Just discovered Tracker forum will not let me drag and drop the ZIP file, the forum program shows an alert assuming I want to leave the page. I had to browse to the ZIP file
I've never tried that before. I'll see if there's anything our web devs can do about that.

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Re: Formatting Bookmarks

Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:32 pm

I did use "Switch to Classic Toolbars"
did you see the comparison images in my ZIP file on post #9 ?
- the images are a bit rough because I had to reduce them to 80% to make them more manageable
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Re: Formatting Bookmarks

Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:58 pm

Sorry bawldiggle, I completely missed that ZIP folder! I see what you mean - Take a look at this GIF:
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The red circles signify a left click.

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Re: Convert from Viewer to Editor ... at last

Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:49 am

I finally got it :oops: :)

Found the very extensive PDF-XChange/Tracker-Software Knowledge Base . . . . . :shock: :D

The trap I had fallen into in Editor Classic Mode was the setting for Show text in toolbars ... as Enabled (it should have been Disabled)
- no wonder I couldn't get the Editor toolbars thinned down :oops:

In Editor: RClick (in any empty area of toolbars -> Customize Toolbars -> Customize Toolbars (dlg) -> Options (tab) -> [ ] Show text in toolbars

By dragging the toolbars up ( the GIF in your previous post) and well illustrated in the How do I Customize toolbars in the Editor Editor Classic layout now has a small desktop layout, just like Viewer

Thank you for your patience over the past years (3 or 4 yrs ?) while I waited for a slim Editor GUI

This will be my last thread in Viewer forum ... I am now a v.happy convert to Editor :wink:
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Re: Formatting Bookmarks [SOLVED]

Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:31 pm

That's awesome news, glad to hear that! :D Hope you enjoy the Editor :)
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