To my mind, the Editor is quite good. Though there are still some things that bother me, and I very much hope they can be fixed before long.
1) The rendering of the text layer: spaces before and after characters
The Editor adds a great number of blank spaces not only between words, but also within
words, sometimes to the point of making the text unreadable.
The PDFs in question were created with the help of Abbyy Finereader 12. If I open them in the old PDF XChange Viewer, the text layer is readable. No blank spaces in-between characters, only additional blank spaces between words. The same applies to Adobe Acrobat.
As I see it, excessive spaces between words are manageable and easy to get rid of. However, blank spaces separating the characters within words are an entirely different cup of tea. They undermine the wohle idea of OCR and searchable documents.
Finally, I should perhaps add that, opening the same documents with Foxit PhantomPDF or Foxit Mobile PDF running on Android, there were no blank spaces whatsoever.
See for a discussion of the problem with replies from an Abbyy technician:https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en# ... _uuWIxECR0
The important passage here is: “Regarding excess spaces, they are not written by the abbyyocr11 tool. (…) Excess spaces are put by PDF viewers when they consider distance between certain characters large enough to include a space character in between.”
2) Working with a stylus.
I still can’t trigger the context menu or add notes using the stylus.
Yet, I very much like to use my stylus while annotating a PDF document. However, pressing the stylus on the screen of my Windows tablet doesn’t do anything, whereas a somewhat longer touch with my thumb quite speedily opens up the context menu. In the days of the Viewer, I took the use of the stylus for granted (and then it used to work flawlessly). Nowadays, with the Editor, I happen to try again from time to time, quickly realizing that this is the one program I can't use it.
Please, see the thread I started on this subject quite a while ago. The ensuing remote session did, unfortunately, not give any clues as to what the problem might be.viewtopic.php?f=62&t=23184viewtopic.php?t=20436
By the way, I really appreciate the “Summarize Comments” section of the PDF-XChange Editor, particularly the new function called “Sort by Visual order”. For me and my line of work, this new sorting possibility is extremely helpful. The whole section is just excellent and much better than anything else I know of.
PS: The name of two of the PDF files attached might be misleading. They are actually for testing with the Editor. Yet, their rendering, much to my surprise, is better with the Viewer.