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PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by John - Tracker Supp » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:37 pm

Further to numerous requests ...

A fully portable version of the PDF-XChange Viewer is now available for download - it is also much smaller (4MB approx) as all help files have been removed by default (can be downloaded if required)

This allows the Viewer to be run directly from a CD/DVD, Memory stick etc without a formal installation - just 'unzip' and use.

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Post by blub » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:25 am

A portable version is perfect.

/EDIT: It seems to have problems with stability. After working with documents for more than 2h, it crashes. I had the problem at least 3 times :( .

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Post by John - Tracker Supp » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:14 pm

Hi,

Can you please post a report using the 'Help -> Report a problem' option in the viewer giving as much detail as possible please - particuarly of anything which may give a clue as to why you had problems - document type, Hardware etc ?

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Will the portable version run on a PDA?

Post by rij » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:16 am

I have a Windows Mobile 5 PDA which I would like to run the viewer on for form filling and viewing (and printing from, hopefully), along with form data export and import. - :idea: Maybe even export to and import from XML.
As an aside, when is it envisioned that data import functionality will be incorporated as a standard? At the moment exporting to FDF files is fine but these then need opening with Acrobat Reader - and then no more data can be updated.

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Post by Ivan - Tracker Software » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:04 pm

Hi rij: "Portable" doesn't mean it is for Windows Mobile devices. It means than Portable version of the PDF-XChange viewer doesn't requires installation and doesn't use registry or other common resources on the computer (except temp folder) to work. So, you can use it on your flash drive as your personal portable PDF viewer whenever you can use this flash drive.
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Post by t-arn » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:36 am

This portable version is indeed very welcome!

Great work, thanks!
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Post by Knivez » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:15 pm

The portable version is a welcome addition and perfect for showing the program to friends without having to install it first :)

I have to say that i was somewhat disappointed to see the settings file as a binary fine instead of an .ini or .xml. Some times it's easier (for me at least) to directly modify the registry (or the settings file in this case) to modify some setting and it just can't be done with a file that only the program understands.

Anyway this is minor and certainly non a show stopper for me.

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Post by Ivan - Tracker Software » Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:49 pm

Format of settings file is native for PDF viewer - it is PDF :D
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Post by jakobm » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:06 pm

You offer the free PDF-XChange Viewer as an installation version as well as a portable version.
I'm interested in buying the PDF-XChange Viewer PRO and would like to know if there is a portable versions for the Viewer PRO, too.

I hope you can help me,

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Post by John - Tracker Supp » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:08 pm

Hi Jakob,

they are in fact the same product - the only issue you may face is that the serial number is stored in the registry - so this may cause issues and require to enter on more than one occassion via the preferences option.
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Post by eva » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:10 am

Hallo,

when I enter the key in the portable version nothing happens. Even at home, where the installed version ist registered, I get only the FREE version, not the PRO when starting from the stick.

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Post by Lzcat - Tracker Supp » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:10 am

Main difference between portable and non-portable version is where settings are stored. Portable version store all settings in file which must be in same folder where executable is located, non-portable version use registry to store settings. So if you change settings (or enter key) for non-portable version - portable will be not affected, and vice versa. More, if you have two copies of portable version - they will have different settings, so you must adjust settings (or enter key) for each portable copy separately.
One more thing: if portable version cannot store settings (for example it is runnig from CD or any other read-only media) it will not notify about this.
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Post by eva » Fri May 02, 2008 5:44 am

Hallo,

that's the behavior I would have assumed. The registry key is stored in my portable version, but I nevertheless don't get the PRO-functions.
In the non-portable version entering the key after installation didn't work either. I had to re-install and entering the key during the installation process.

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Post by Lzcat - Tracker Supp » Fri May 02, 2008 6:43 am

Strange, cannot reproduce this. Can you try change any other setting and check will changes remain between sesions? If yes - can you check file Settings.dat after entering key and exiting - was it updated or not?
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Post by eva » Wed May 07, 2008 6:28 am

Hallo,

it works after redoing everything. I had a mistake somewhere - sorry...

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Post by John - Tracker Supp » Wed May 07, 2008 7:31 am

:-)
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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version / gdiplus.dll error

Post by thodoe » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:48 am

Have trouble to start the portable PDF-XChange Viewer on my w2k pc. Get the error message (in german original):
Dynamic Link Library gdiplus.dll not found ...
Where I could found this library?

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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version / gdiplus.dll error

Post by thodoe » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:16 am

to answer my own question ;-)

I've installed the "normal" PDF-XChange Viewer version and searched for gdiplus.dll on drive c: and found several instances of the library. I copied the gdiplus.dll from the normal PDF-XChange Viewer version into the directory of the portable version and now the portable version ist starting!

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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by Ivan - Tracker Software » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:16 am

GDI+ is used by the viewer for printing. We didn't include it into portable version to reduce size of package, and because on almost all systems it is already installed - it is only on some versions of Windows 2000 it may be required.
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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by puig123 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:54 am

Tracker Support wrote:
A fully portable version of the PDF-XChange Viewer is now available for download - it is also much smaller (4MB approx) as all help files have been removed by default (can be downloaded if required)
Where can I download help files? :?:

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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by John - Tracker Supp » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:22 am

Hi,

You can download the English Help files from here :

http://www.tracker-software.com/PDFV_Help.zip
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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by puig123 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:40 am

Many thanks :D

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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by John - Tracker Supp » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:23 am

Pleasure :)
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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by NoSi » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:50 pm

Hi!

Is there an option, to open a file on specific page, like I can do from url (#page)?

Something like "PDFXCview.exe file.pdf /page=10" ?

Would be very useful together with /close.

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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by Ivan - Tracker Software » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:27 pm

Yes, there is parameter for such action. Whole description will be available into help file for build 39.

For now, you can use:

/A "page=number", where number is zero-based page number.

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P.S. Please note, /A should be specified before file name.
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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by NoSi » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:53 am

Hi,

thanks for this info - but it does not work. PDF opens always at page 1, regardless which page number is given.

I am using 2.0039 RC2 - 4th of August.

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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by NoSi » Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:12 pm

Ivan - Tracker Software wrote:/A "page=number", where number is zero-based page number.
Still does not work, last attempt with Built 39.2, Aug 29 2008.

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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by Vasyl-Tracker Dev Team » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:58 pm

Example command str:
PDFXCview.exe /A "page=2" "C:\Test.pdf" // open specified document and go to second page
but last build contains issue and this sample does not work.
The temporary workaround:
PDFXCview.exe /A "page=2&zoom=100" "C:\Test.pdf" // added 'zoom=100%' parameter
This issue will be fixed in next build.
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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by NoSi » Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:07 pm

Vasyl-Tracker Dev Team wrote:workaround:
PDFXCview.exe /A "page=2&zoom=100" "C:\Test.pdf" // added 'zoom=100%' parameter
Works perfect for me - better than only opening, because I can set a zoom value, too. THANKS!!!

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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by NoSi » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:01 am

Hi,

is it possible to transfer with the "/A"-parameter a zoom-value "pagewidth"? I tried a view things, but they did not work as desired.

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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by Ivan - Tracker Software » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:59 am

Can you try to use "zoom=FitH" ?
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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by NoSi » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:08 am

Ivan - Tracker Software wrote:Can you try to use "zoom=FitH" ?
No effect. Keeps the last zoom settings.

Edit: Other transferred setting (page) are ignored - opens with last view.

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Re: PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable Version now available..

Post by Ivan - Tracker Software » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:28 am

Will check here. In any case if there are troubles, they will be fixed into build 40.
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