PDF Overlay function not in V6

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PDF Overlay function not in V6

Post by T_D » Mon May 23, 2016 11:50 am

Hi,
I just migrated from PDF Tools V4 to V6,
the main function I was using was the Overlay in V4.
I need to overlay x individual pages (content) with x other individual pages (page frame with page numbering).
This was possible in V4,
in V6 I only find the watermark or background function, which seem to be the same tool,
but the can only apply a single page overlay (the same for all pages) to a PDF.

Is this functionality ultimatively lost or did I miss something?

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Re: PDF Overlay function not in V6

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Mon May 23, 2016 4:40 pm

Hi T_D,

Thanks for the post - it looks like this has not been implemented in Tools 6. I'll speak with the Dev. Team, as soon as I'm able, to see if this is planned for a future release. I may not be able to do that until tomorrow, as today is a public holiday here and I'm not sure if the Dev. Team will be in.

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Re: PDF Overlay function not in V6

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Fri May 27, 2016 10:51 pm

Hi T_D,

Thanks for waiting - the Devs. have said that we do plan to add this back and are hoping to do so for build 318, if possible. If not, it should be present in build 319.

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Re: PDF Overlay function not in V6

Post by Peter2 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:21 pm

Will - Tracker Supp wrote:...that we do plan to add this back ...
Fine - I miss it too.
In the meantime maybe a "Watermark", based on a file, could be a workaround.
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Re: PDF Overlay function not in V6

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:15 pm

Hi Peter,

Yes - this is a viable workaround for now, but you will need to make sure that the watermark is not e.g. image based or with a white background -which will effectively hide the original content when the watermark is applied.

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Re: PDF Overlay function not in V6

Post by Dahzee » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:55 pm

Can anybody shed any light on whether this ever got implemented?

I know there is an Overlay command in PDF Tools but the old way of overlaying one file over another in PDF- Xchange Editor was much better than the long winded way of creating a stamp and then deleting it again after use.

Below is how I have been doing it, based on supports suggestion, but as the OP said this no longer works.

"Open both files side by side, then switch to the "Edit content" tool, and select all the content on the page you want to copy from. Then you can Copy that (Ctrl-C), go to the other document and Paste (Ctrl-V) it there."

Many Thanks in advance,

Dahzee

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Re: PDF Overlay function not in V6

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:33 pm

Hi Dahzee,
Sadly it doesn't look like we have any plans to implement this into the editor as it is back in PDFtools.
Ill keep an ear out for you in-case talk strikes back up about it, but for now, the answer is a fairly solid no.
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Re: PDF Overlay function not in V6

Post by Dahzee » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:42 am

Daniel,

Apologies for the late reply.

Thanks for looking in to this for me. The overlay in PDF Tools is too permanent and doesn't allow you to move anything, so I will have to carry on using the Stamp method which gives me a degree of control and lack of permanence.

What would be useful then is for the nudge command when overlaying a Stamp could be more fine tuned so you can control how far the overlay moves when you press the arrow keys.

Thanks for investigating anyway.

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Re: PDF Overlay function not in V6

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:44 am

Hello Dahzee,

Glad we could do that much, and sorry we could not offer a better solution!
Thanks for your understanding!

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Re: PDF Overlay function not in V6

Post by Vasyl-Tracker Dev Team » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:17 pm

Hi Dahzee.
The overlay in PDF Tools is too permanent and doesn't allow you to move anything, so I will have to carry on using the Stamp method which gives me a degree of control and lack of permanence.
Currently we have no possibility to add overlay pdf as stamp. But you may try to use the "Add Watermak" tool instead. There is also possible to select file as source of overlay-content and after adding that overlay you will be able to remove it later by "Remove Watermarks" tool.

HTH.
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