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PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by pctuki_fg » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:10 pm

Hi,

I have been installing our PDF-XChange PRO package with following command:

pdfx5.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /COMPONENTS="pdfSaver,PDFXChangedriver,PDFTools4,Help,Languagess,OfficesAddin,pdfviewer,PDFVLanguagess,PDFVHelp,IEAddin,ShellExtensions" /PDFV=YES /PDFVINBROWSER /Key:"<product-key>" /LANG=fi

Now that the Editor is in the newest package I would need to know what component name it has? Maybe there is an installation document somewhere(couldn't find it)?

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:17 pm

Hello pctuki_fg,

You should be able to find the command line installation instructions here:
Silent Installation (EXE Installer)
Though the Editor in particular seems to not be mentioned in the above article. Have you tried including a "pdfviewer" component?

Alternatively you can use the .msi installation file - and there you need to specify the "F_Viewer" feature:
MSI Installation Switches

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by pctuki_fg » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:37 pm

Hi,

I have the pdfviewer in my command line already, but it wont installa the editor. Editor probably has its own component name?

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:06 pm

Hi pctuki_fg,

Thanks for the post - it seems that you may be using an older installer, as the Viewer has been completely replaced in the PRO installer by the Editor. The command is still "F_Viewer", but it will install the Editor rather than the Viewer.

The Viewer must now be downloaded and installed separately from here:
http://www.tracker-software.com/PDFXVwer.zip

The latest version of the PRO EXE can be downloaded from here:
http://www.tracker-software.com/PDFX5.zip

If you'd prefer the MSI, let me know your system architecture and I will send alternate links.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:13 pm

Hi pctuki_fg,

I do apologize, I hadn't fully registered that you were using the EXE. The command should be "/PDFV=yes" - the "F_Viewer" is an AddLocal parameter that is specific to the MSI and should not work with the EXE.

As for it still installing the Viewer, I will have to test this and get back to you.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:48 pm

Some trial and error has revealed that the string should be: pdfx5.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /COMPONENTS="pdfSaver,PDFXChangedriver,pdfxedit,PDFTools4,Help,Languagess,OfficesAddin,PDFVLanguagess,PDFVHelp,IEAddin,ShellExtensions" /PDFVINBROWSER /Key:"<product-key>" /LANG=fi

I realize that this is undocumented on our help site and have made a note for this to be update.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by pctuki_fg » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:48 am

Will - Tracker Supp wrote:Some trial and error has revealed that the string should be: pdfx5.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /COMPONENTS="pdfSaver,PDFXChangedriver,pdfxedit,PDFTools4,Help,Languagess,OfficesAddin,PDFVLanguagess,PDFVHelp,IEAddin,ShellExtensions" /PDFVINBROWSER /Key:"<product-key>" /LANG=fi

I realize that this is undocumented on our help site and have made a note for this to be update.

HTH!
Hi,

Didn't work for me, but probably you should look into it and document it properly. Used the MSI and got it working with that.

Thanks for the answers.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:13 pm

Hi pctuki_fg,

Glad that you made it work with the .msi package. The string Will provided should work with the latest build - so did you have the latest .exe installation file when testing? In any case we will see to get the command line parameters for the .exe installer properly documented.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by pctuki_fg » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:32 pm

Hi,


I was using the latest build (8th Jan).

Msi installation is working fine except how can I se the default language of the editor to finnish instead of english?

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:43 pm

Hi

That's a known issue with the current installer that should be fixed soon.
For now - registry entry after install should fix it:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tracker Software\PDFXEditor\3.0\Settings\International\t.LocaleID = "fi-FI"

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by pctuki_fg » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:04 pm

Still have one question about the installation. I couldn't get the display PDF in browser to work with my Windows 8.1 and IE 11 setup.

Is it not supported configuration or is there still some bugs related to installer or the PDF Editor?

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:09 pm

Hi pctuki_fg,

Thanks for the post - this is actually to do with the way that IE reports plugins. Generally, the plugins for the Editor and Viewer are not reported in this section of IE, though they ordinarily still are able to View in browser. Only in a very few cases will the plugin display.

To display PDF's in browser, please make sure the Editor is set as default and to view in browser, within Edit --> Preferences --> File Associations. Then open up IE and go to Tools --> Security and make sure that Protected Mode is disabled.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by pctuki_fg » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:44 am

Will - Tracker Supp wrote:Hi pctuki_fg,

Thanks for the post - this is actually to do with the way that IE reports plugins. Generally, the plugins for the Editor and Viewer are not reported in this section of IE, though they ordinarily still are able to View in browser. Only in a very few cases will the plugin display.

To display PDF's in browser, please make sure the Editor is set as default and to view in browser, within Edit --> Preferences --> File Associations. Then open up IE and go to Tools --> Security and make sure that Protected Mode is disabled.

HTH!
Okay, so by turning off the protected mode I was able to get PDFs to display in browser. I could also turn off the IE plugin (as I don't need it) and was still able to show PDF in browser after turning off the protected mode.

Is there any way around the turning off the protected mode? We have had the protected mode on and I don't think we want to make that security sacrifice just to get the PDFs to display in browser.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:55 pm

Hi pctuki_fg,

We're actually having the Developer in charge of the browser plugins look into this. I'll get back to you as soon as I know more from him.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by pctuki_fg » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:03 am

any update on this?

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:40 pm

Hello pctuki_fg,

I just had a conversation with the browser add-in expert and he advised me that the Editor plug-in should work even in protected mode.

Are you using a 32 or 64 bit windows? If it's a 64 bit one, can you please open a command prompt with admin rights, navigate to the Editor installation folder and execute this command:

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regsvr32 iePDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll
and see if that will help.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by pctuki_fg » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:52 pm

Tracker Supp-Stefan wrote:Hello pctuki_fg,

I just had a conversation with the browser add-in expert and he advised me that the Editor plug-in should work even in protected mode.

Are you using a 32 or 64 bit windows? If it's a 64 bit one, can you please open a command prompt with admin rights, navigate to the Editor installation folder and execute this command:

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regsvr32 iePDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll
and see if that will help.

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Hi,

Tried that. Didn't help. Found out that the protected mode in IE didn't matter. The way I get it working is by opening PDF-XChange Editor navigating to Edit -> Preferences -> File Associations then pressing 'Make Default PDF Application' (brings up UAC promt, as we have it on, where I have to input administrator login). This still only fixes the problem for that particular user profile. Also the PDF-XChange Editor is already the default PDF application.

What user settings regarding the viewing of pdf files in browsers does the 'Make Default PDF Application' -button do? It seems I have to somehow implement those to all users.

We are using both Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit (with IE9) and Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit (with IE11). The both setups have the same problem and the same manual solution.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:55 pm

Thanks for testing pctuki_fg,

Passing it again to my colleague for further investigation and comments.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:23 pm

Hello again pctuki_fg,

I am passing this to our installer experts to make sure it's fixed for next time, and for the moment as a workaround you can use the attached .reg file.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by pctuki_fg » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:53 am

Tracker Supp-Stefan wrote:Hello again pctuki_fg,

I am passing this to our installer experts to make sure it's fixed for next time, and for the moment as a workaround you can use the attached .reg file.

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Hi,

Those settings didn't help. Still need to go and press the 'Make default'-button.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:31 am

Hi pctuki_fg,

I've asked the colleague who provided the above .reg file to take another look at your case and advise. We will post back here when we have some further news.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:23 pm

Hello pctuki_fg,

The "Make Default" button inside the Editor should be doing the same as the registry file.

The only difference is that the Editor adds an additional reg keys in HKEY_CURRENT_USER as well. So it looks like the Editor or regedit cannot write to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ or some of these registry key changes might be ignored by some admin policies.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by pctuki_fg » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:29 am

Tracker Supp-Stefan wrote:Hello pctuki_fg,

The "Make Default" button inside the Editor should be doing the same as the registry file.

The only difference is that the Editor adds an additional reg keys in HKEY_CURRENT_USER as well. So it looks like the Editor or regedit cannot write to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ or some of these registry key changes might be ignored by some admin policies.

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Ok, seems it works when I install brand new Computer with the reg file and with the newest PRO package.

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Re: PDF-XChange PRO package & Editor

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:17 pm

Great to hear that!

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