How to add files to the list with Drag&Drop?  SOLVED

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How to add files to the list with Drag&Drop?

Post by Peter2 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:49 pm

Some time ago I failed, now I failed again:

How to add files with drag&Drop to the file-list of PDF-tools?
(In version 5 (4'') I had no problems, but the current version uses another logic ..)

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Re: How to add files to the list with Drag&Drop?

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:07 am

Hi Peter,

Can you please share a screenshot illustrating which of the PDF Tools windows exactly it is?
E.g. this window which is the first one you see after you run the "Convert files to PDF" tool does allow me to drag and drop files in it easily:
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Re: How to add files to the list with Drag&Drop?

Post by Peter2 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:30 am

Hi Stefan

this is my window:
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Re: How to add files to the list with Drag&Drop?

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:31 am

Hello Peter,

This is the interface where you build your sequence of commands that will make your "tool". Once you run that tool - you will be presented with a dialogue window where you can start dragging and dropping your files.

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Re: How to add files to the list with Drag&Drop?

Post by Peter2 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:35 pm

Every time I define a tool (e.g. "Extract pictures from PDF") and pres "Run", then I get a standard "File Open - Dialogue", but not the dialogue from your screenshot.
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Re: How to add files to the list with Drag&Drop?

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:45 pm

Hi Peter,

Do you have this option selected for the "Choose Input Files" part of your tool?
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Re: How to add files to the list with Drag&Drop?

Post by Peter2 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:57 pm

:(
That's it ...

But its confusing. It is called "Choose Input Files", but it is not. It is "Options for later chose of input files". I always tried to add files here

And "Select file list.." is translated in german with "Select files" - same confusion.

BTW:
When I unselect "Allow select multiple files", I can drag&drop multiple files anyway to the later dialogue.
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Re: How to add files to the list with Drag&Drop?

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:00 pm

Hello Peter,

The "Allow select multiple files" is for the default file dialogue. If you know you need to only select one file at a time - you may want to turn this check off, so that you don't accidentally select more than one file, but this limitation does not apply to drag and drop.
So I would say this is not a bug per se - but I will check with our devs to make sure my position is correct!

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Re: How to add files to the list with Drag&Drop?  SOLVED

Post by vmgoshko » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:13 pm

Hello, Peter

PDF-Tools also supports feature of dropping input files directly on Tool you want to run in Tools List.

In that case, all kinds of "Choose files" dialogs will be skipped, dropped files will be filtered according to "File type" option of "Choose Input Files" action and will be transferred for processing to the next action in actions list.

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Re: How to add files to the list with Drag&Drop?

Post by Dimitar - Tracker Supp » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:13 am

Thank you for the help Vladimir.

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Re: How to add files to the list with Drag&Drop?

Post by Peter2 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:23 am

Fine features, both not always easy to ffind.

Thanks to both!
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Re: How to add files to the list with Drag&Drop?

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:42 am

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