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General / Re: Drop Menu
« Last post by RTT on May 02, 2018, 02:09:04 AM »
Most of the PDF standard metadata properties are linked (hard-coded in the tools) to Windows property system default properties, e.g. System.Title for the Title field, etc. These Windows default properties can't be configured, so there is no way to change how these properties are displayed or edited.
If I understand the property system specification, it would be possible to achieve this if the relatedProperty element, of the property specification schema, worked but I never managed to use it (I suspect it is not implemented).

If you really need it, there is a way but is not totally perfect. You need to create a custom property with the same name as the PDF metadata property, configure it as you need, e.g. Display type set as enumerated and Editor control set as Drop list, and then map (from the mapping tab) the standard property to this new custom property.
Example: For the Title property, create a custom property with the "Label" column set as "My Title" and the "Name" column set as "Title" (this is the one that needs to be equal to the name used in the PDF to store the data) and configure it as needed from the advanced settings editor. Now, from the Mapping tab, map the Title property to the "My Title (PDFShellTools.PDF.Title)" one. Configure the properties to show in the "Details pane items" tab, and apply the changes. You will now be able to edit the PDFs Title property using a drop list.

As you can deduce, this is emulating what the above referred Windows property system relatedProperty setting would do, if we managed to use it.

The problem with this method is that the System.Title property no longer links to the PDFs Title metadata, i.e. to show the PDFs Titles in a Explorer column you now need to use your custom "My Title" column. You can no longer use the same column to show/sort/search the Title aggregated with other file types, e.g. .docx.
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General / Drop Menu
« Last post by Robert L on May 01, 2018, 05:50:26 PM »
I'm trying to see if any of the standard metadata fields, like Title, Subject, Author, etc. can be modified where a drop down menu would provide options in windows explorer.

In Property Handler > Advanced > Custom Fields > Display - I can do this with a custom field using enumerated and it works fine. I can't figure how to do this with the standard meta fields.

Is this possible?

Thanks
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Ideas/Suggestions / Re: Remove illegal charters from file names
« Last post by RTT on April 30, 2018, 12:48:47 AM »
Soon.
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Ideas/Suggestions / Re: Remove illegal charters from file names
« Last post by Spinnaker on April 26, 2018, 10:27:12 AM »
Hi I wondered when this would be out?

I hope to have a new release out in a week or two. This functionality is already coded, so it will be included.
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Ideas/Suggestions / Re: Batch Create Multipage PDFs based on Part of File name.
« Last post by RTT on April 25, 2018, 01:01:51 AM »
I have no idea for what may be cause. Check under the IE options security tab if you have the protection enabled for the local intranet, and disable it if yes. Check also under the advanced tab if there is any related setting that may be causing this. I'm using the default ones, ensured by a settings reset.

Try putting a pdfe.echo("Merge btn clicked") at the beginning of the Merge_onclick functions, i.e.:

function Merge_onclick() {
    pdfe.echo("Merge btn clicked");
    BrowserRunning = false;
    objIE.Visible = false;
    objIE.Quit();
...

to see if that message show at the script output console when you click the "merge" button.

Open the IE developer tools and check if any error message appears at the console when these buttons are clicked.
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General / Re: Enumerated display type for custom fields
« Last post by RTT on April 25, 2018, 12:31:49 AM »
if I get what you're saying right, the Windows does this work for the PDF Explorer?
No. What I tried to say is that the functionality is not available in the PDF Explorer and in the PDF-ShellTools it is implemented, mainly, by the Windows shell, so it's something I can't use in the PDF Explorer, that is independent of the shell.

But with the PDF-ShellTools you can easily make use of enumerated properties, by mapping a custom property to an already system defined enumerated property, e.g. the system.rating one, or you can configure your custom property as enumerated yourself, from the properties advanced editor.

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General / Re: Enumerated display type for custom fields
« Last post by Foxer on April 24, 2018, 02:07:54 PM »
Hi RTT, if I get what you're saying right, the Windows does this work for the PDF Explorer? Is there a guide on how to set this up because I can't figure it out on my own.
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yeah still nothing.. you click the merge or apply buttons and they do nothing.
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Ideas/Suggestions / Re: Batch Create Multipage PDFs based on Part of File name.
« Last post by RTT on April 24, 2018, 01:24:54 AM »
Is there any specific setting in IE that need to be on to make this work? or any add on programs or permissions that might be blocking it?
None that I know about.
Check if the attached variation, (it's using a different method to assign the click event functions) works for you.
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I can;t get this t work..
Isn't it supposed to merge files? Mine is a preview only, nothing happens when you hit "merge"

Still getting this error.
The function buttons won't do anything .. the "apply" or "merge" buttons - not doing anything.

Is there any specific setting in IE that need to be on to make this work? or any add on programs or permissions that might be blocking it?
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