modification header page printing pdf

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modification header page printing pdf

Post by OCADEX » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:20 pm

Hello
I use pdf xchange pro, and I would like to know if it is possible when creating a pdf page from a web page, if it is possible to modify the line that is in the page header and that indicates the web address of the page on the right part of the document, but which is often incomplete due to lack of space.
I would like to modify the font to fit on one line, either on 2 lines, or from the left of the page.
Thank you for your answer.
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Re: modification header page printing pdf

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:32 pm

Hi OCADEX,

Thanks for the post - I'm afraid not. The printer cannot control the data that is sent to it by the application that you are printing from. This would need to be edited in the resulting PDF file.

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Re: modification header page printing pdf

Post by OCADEX » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:29 pm

Hello
Thank you for your answer.
I misspoke, this is not a problem with my printer, but with the virtual pdf xchange printer.
Indeed, when you want to transform a web page into a.pdf file with the standard pdf-xchange virtual printer, you will find at the top of the created document, on the left the title, and on the right the internet address of the page that was used to create the pdf. However, this address is often incomplete because it is too long. I would like to be able to modify the presentation of this address in pdf-xchange..... Is this possible, and if so, how?
Thank you for your answer,
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Re: modification header page printing pdf

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:04 pm

Hi OCADEX,

Apologies if I wasn't clear enough previously - This isn't something that we add to the document ourselves, but is a piece of information passed to our printer by the application you are printing from (I'm guessing FireFox or Chrome). It's not a header of any kind (headers don't strictly exist in the PDF format) so we can't really distinguish this information and a printer driver can't recognize URL's, so it wouldn't be feasible to do that either. If you print from e.g. MS Edge, you'll notice that this 'header' isn't in the resulting PDF file.

We cannot really start altering information sent to us about a print job, by an application, as it opens us up to all sorts of issues. This is something that's true of a physical print or virtual printer; they essentially operate in mostly the same way, as far as Windows is concerned.

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Re: modification header page printing pdf

Post by OCADEX » Sat May 04, 2019 2:11 pm

Hello,
Thank you for your answer, I better understand why I couldn't find the option in the software.
An easy idea for development...
Would it be possible to add in the formatting options of the document header in the printing settings specific to pdfxchange, a line to view the web page used to create the document... this would be a advantage, especially for creating documents from web pages. I know it can be added manually, but it would be easier if it could be done automatically.
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Re: modification header page printing pdf

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue May 07, 2019 12:39 pm

Hello OCADEX,

In the PDF XChange Standard printing driver there is an option to add headers and footers, and there are several 'macros' that you can add, houwever the web address from which something is being printed is not accessible to the driver itself. This is something only the browser has access to, and does not pass this information to a Printer. So once again - I am afraid what you request in your latest post is also unfortunately not possible!

You should either set your browser to print the 'header' or not print it at all. There's no way for us to do that particular header!

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Stefan

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