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mirror object

Post by kbrcadman » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:29 pm

Is there a tool , or planning for a tool that would mirror an object? We comment on diagrams with PDF-Xchange and although rotate works well with symmetrical objects, asymmetrical objects need to be redrawn if mirror copy is needed.

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Re: mirror object

Post by Patrick-Tracker Supp » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:20 pm

Hello kbrcadman,

Currently there is no such feature, however, there is an active feature request for this which has been worked on. I have raised the priority of the ticket and added your email to the "requester" list.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in the matter.

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Re: mirror object

Post by Vasyl-Tracker Dev Team » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:22 am

Is there a tool , or planning for a tool that would mirror an object?
You may try to use the "Transform Selection" feature from Menu/Object. Use "Edit Content" tool, select necessary objects on the page and use such feature. On the displayed dialog set the -100% (negative number) for Width/Height fields.

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Re: mirror object

Post by kbrcadman » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:45 pm

You may try to use the "Transform Selection" feature from Menu/Object. Use "Edit Content" tool, select necessary objects on the page and use such feature. On the displayed dialog set the -100% (negative number) for Width/Height fields.

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Thank-you Vasyl. This works on text documents, unfortunately I'm trying to mirror a stamp object. "Transform Selection" does not currently allow -100% when a single stamp is selected.

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Re: mirror object

Post by Patrick-Tracker Supp » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:59 pm

Vasyl-Tracker Dev Team wrote:
Is there a tool , or planning for a tool that would mirror an object?
You may try to use the "Transform Selection" feature from Menu/Object. Use "Edit Content" tool, select necessary objects on the page and use such feature. On the displayed dialog set the -100% (negative number) for Width/Height fields.

HTH.
Hi Vasyl, I was not aware of this option! Cool!

I have refined the ticket (2578) to include this suggestion, also that stamps are excluded from this solution. I am hoping this could be added.

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Re: mirror object, ticket (2578)

Post by MJN » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:16 am

Hi!

This feature would be really neat for those of us doing quantity take offs in the construction industry.

Often, apartment buildings are mirrored from a central axis, so the ability to Perimeter half of it and then copy/mirror would save a LOT of time :o
Could you please update us on what happened to this request?

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Re: mirror object

Post by MJN » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:26 am

Whoops!

I thought I posted in the PDF Xhange Editor forum -sorry :oops:

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Re: mirror object

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:52 pm

Hello MJN,

Most objects should now have an option in the Right click context menu under arrange to "Flip" if it is possible.
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Re: mirror object (ticket 2578)

Post by Markt-a1b » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:38 pm

Daniel wrote: "Most objects should now have an option in the Right click context menu under arrange to "Flip" if it is possible...."

The above-referenced ticket (2578) seems to have also been effected for PDF-XChange Pro, but a search of https://help.tracker-software.com/pdfxe8/ for "mirror object" is not returning any hits. A future cross-reference to "flip horizontal" thus might be helpful.

Perhaps tangential to this subject is a "convert to paths" command, which can be quite useful when dealing with a font character or other vector-graphic object. Does the "New Stamp from Selection" command effectively accomplish the same thing? If so, a cross-reference to "convert to paths" might be a helpful reference.

PDF-XChange is a *powerful* program, and I continue being pleasantly surprised by it depth and breadth. Keep up the good work! MarkT

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Re: mirror object

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:02 pm

Hello Mark,

Thanks for adding those reference search phrases! :)

As for "Convert to Paths" - This will usually result in "data loss" if the object is text, and we can't convert raster data to vectors.
"Stamp from selection" will create a new stamp annotation object ('above' the base content layer of a PDF), and if possible we will include the actual text selected in the stamp and not just vectors, but if you then flatten that stamp - I am not 100% sure what happens with the text and will need to test that for you!

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Re: mirror object

Post by Markt-a1b » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:56 pm

Stefan wrote: "As for 'Convert to Path" - This will usually result in 'data loss' if the object is text...."

But does there indeed exist a function equivalent to "Convert to path"within PDF-XChange Pro or its companion modules? I frequently use this command in Macromedia FreeHand, with no detectable data loss. In this particular case, I am thinking specifically of converting a graphic-character glyph in the Wingdings font, into the points and paths of a vector graphic.

"... we can't convert raster data to vectors...."

Well, *except* in the case of your OCR facilities converting rasterized *text* into font glyphs! <grin>

In any case, thank you for clarifying the "New Stamp from Selection" command. MarkT

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Re: mirror object

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:19 pm

Hello Mark,

The "data loss" in the instance of vectorizing text is that once text has been converted to paths - you can't then just copy it and paste it elsewhere as text. So e.g. OCR will be needed!
But to answer your question - no there is no such operation available in the Editor.

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Re: mirror object

Post by Markt-a1b » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:38 pm

Stefan: "The 'data loss' in the instance of vectorizing text is that once text has been converted to paths - you can't then just copy it and paste it elsewhere as text...."

Ah yes, understood, Stefan. Thank you for clarifying the program capabilities. MarkT

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Re: mirror object

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:57 pm

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