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Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by David.P » Mon May 13, 2019 9:46 am

Hi Forum & Tracker support team

there is already the incredibly useful command to automatically select all pages containing various elements, e.g. comments, bookmarks, search results etc:

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Two questions please, regarding this feature:

Is it also possible to:

(a) select pages containing hyperlinks; and/or
(b) to add multiple selections together, e.g. first select all pages with comments and then add all pages with search results to the selection (in other words, "select all pages that either have comments or search results")

Many thanks for information on this,

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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Mon May 13, 2019 11:42 am

Hello David,

a) You meant link annotations?
b) From your perspective, how it will be comfortable to use such a feature? For what first came to my mind - a checkbox command in the bottom of the Select All menu "Add to Existing Selection".

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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by labcottage » Mon May 13, 2019 11:58 am

Hi, is the option, for example to select only pages with bookmarks, only available in the Pro version? Many thanks.

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Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Mon May 13, 2019 12:28 pm

Hello labcottage,

From what I remember, this is not a pro feature.

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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by David.P » Mon May 13, 2019 12:40 pm

Hello cottage,

I'm not 100% sure if this is one of the Pro options -- which however are all available also in the free version, and only leave a watermark when saving.

In any case, these commands are not included by default in the menus, but have to be added manually to a menu or toolbar via "Customize Toolbars":
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Corrigendum: these commands are included by default in the menus: unter the gear symbol in the thumbnails/bookmarks pane, respectively.


Hi Alex and thank you for your quick reply!

This is what I mean with internal hyperlinks:
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So I guess that "select all pages containing hyperlinks" is not available/possible at the moment -- maybe it could be added? My use case is that I simply want to select all pages on which I have added "things" (i.e. comments, links, bookmarks...), in order to create a new PDF -- but with much fewer pages than the original PDF.

I think that a checkbox "Add to Existing Selection" in the bottom of the "Select..." menu would be a very good way to implement this feature!

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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Mon May 13, 2019 2:02 pm

Hi David,

Thanks for that - I'll pass it along for consideration but, as always, I cannot guarantee at this time.

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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by labcottage » Mon May 13, 2019 2:18 pm

Hi David,

Many thanks for the steer, as you indicated, have now located the select pages options in the thumbnail pane options menu.

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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon May 13, 2019 2:46 pm

Hello labcottage,

Glad to hear you've found what you were looking for!

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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by David.P » Wed May 15, 2019 8:12 am

Thanks again Alex, Will and Stefan for your replies on this feature request.
David.P wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:46 am
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Is it also possible to [...]
select all pages containing hyperlinks ?
Regarding the suggested feature to automatically also have pages with hyperlinks selected, it would be my suggestion to include hyperlinks into the category "Comments" in this case, so that the command "Select all Pages with Comments" also would include pages with hyperlinks.

This is also not entirely inconsistent, since hyperlinks created by the user can also be seen as a kind of "comments" in my view.

Thanks very much for considering this small addition to the "Select pages with XYZ" feature.

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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Wed May 15, 2019 11:56 am

Hello David,

We were discussing this and we'll probably add the Select Pages With Links and Select Pages With Path Items. As for the multiple selection - something like dialog with checkboxes of what to select and the command to launch it would be optimal.

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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by David.P » Wed May 15, 2019 12:48 pm

Alex,
Gentlemen,

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You guys rock!

Thank you for the tremendously fast action.

Looking forward to this useful extension of the "Select Pages With…" feature (which in itself is priceless already).

Keep up the great work!
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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Wed May 15, 2019 3:57 pm

This is now an official feature request:
#4781: FR: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

And we will work on it!

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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Thu May 16, 2019 2:57 pm

Hello guys,

Added the easier part already - the "Select with Link" and "Select with Path" commands. Will forward this to our testing team and if all goes well this will be available from the next release. The MultiSelect dialog however will be put on the schedule as this requires much more work and planning to achieve.
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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by David.P » Thu May 16, 2019 5:39 pm

Wow that was so fast, Alex!
This is amazing.
Thank you!
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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Thu May 16, 2019 11:18 pm

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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:07 am

Hello guys,

The Select Pages With dialog is implemented and is already being tested. If all goes well, this should be available in the 334 build :)
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Re: Automatically select all pages containing XYZ

Post by David.P » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:46 am

Love to hear that, Alex!
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