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Old 01-14-2010, 05:40 PM   #16
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It will not run on 32-Bits Linuxes
If you recompile it will be much more better that we are going to have the 64-Bits and the 32-Bits version
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:52 PM   #17
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I'm having a bit of a problem using the Frontend for Windows. After clicking on Convert, the program would just hang and doesn't respond.

My OS is VIsta. I've tried to run the program normally, also as admin, but the program didn't seem to work in both cases.
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:51 AM   #18
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It will not run on 32-Bits Linuxes
If you recompile it will be much more better that we are going to have the 64-Bits and the 32-Bits version
I don't have easy access to 32 bit linux -- unless there's a way to compile it for 32 bit linux using 64 bit Lazarus. (You'd have to tell me how, if so.) I was hoping someone else would do it.

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I'm having a bit of a problem using the Frontend for Windows. After clicking on Convert, the program would just hang and doesn't respond.

My OS is VIsta. I've tried to run the program normally, also as admin, but the program didn't seem to work in both cases.
Do you have the actual soPDF program installed alongside the Frontend? If so, have you tested it from a command shell?
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:48 AM   #19
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I downloaded "soPDF_Bundle.rar" from the first post, and extracted the contents to the same folder. I'm not familiar command shell usage.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:43 AM   #20
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Hmm, have you already tried to convert using another PDF file?

Just do a test with a small PDF file with about not more than 10 pages.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:59 PM   #21
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I've tried a few. But the same thing happened. Or didn't happen. The program took a nap and no output was created. The program then had to be closed with task manager.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:12 AM   #22
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I've tried a few. But the same thing happened. Or didn't happen. The program took a nap and no output was created. The program then had to be closed with task manager.
Same problem here:

- OS: Intel / Vista Ultimate 32 / German
- SoPDF and GUI installed in the same directory

- Gui started via Explorer
- Any PDF-File chosen
- All fields in GUI filled out, category chosen
- Press "Convert"
=> Program hangs, process explorer shows also instance of "sopdf.exe" is running.

Even after some minutes, nothing happens. If sopdfGUI is killed, the child process (sopdf.exe) stays (also multiple instances) and have to be cleaned up manually.

Sopdf.exe runs perfectly from commandline.

Any Ideas? User rights problem?

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Old 01-16-2010, 12:10 PM   #23
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Have either of you tried the GUI I made?
You can find it here.
It would be nice to get Nathan's working, but this might help narrow down the problems.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:58 PM   #24
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Hi frabjous, your GUI software has worked like the proverbial charm on my Vista.
Thanks very much!
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Please help a stupid person

So, to get this thing to run, *exactly* what do I need to do? Just click on the three attachments and let them do their thing? Once I get the interface in the screen shot I think I can handle it, but how do I get it? Speak slowly and use small words


I'm looking forward to finding a solution. In landscape my PDF's as-is are readable, but awfully small. All they need to be comfortably readable is to eliminate the white space!
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If you're using Nathan's GUI you really only need one of the attachments. Assuming you're on Windows, get:

soPDF_Bundle.rar

That's a .rar file, which is like a.zip file: it's an archive that bundles together other files. I think there are just two in there. You need to extract those files. If you have a program that will unpack them, you can probably just double click, or maybe right click on the file and choose "Extract" or something like that. It depends what you have installed. If that isn't doing anything, you'll need some un-raring software like peazip, and then you can extract the files using that.

Once extracted, I think you'll have two .exe files: soPdf.exe and soPDF_frontend.exe. Clicking on the latter should get you to the screen from which you can "take it yourself"... (though you might consider creating a shortcut to it in a menu or desktop).
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OK, I've mostly figured this out

So, I've successfully cropped a few files. But, I can't figure out how to leave them in portrait. I want to have the device rotate them to landscape (like it does with the original file), so that when I annotate and so forth the menus come up oriented the right way. Right now they read an awful lot better but the menus and annotation keyboard is sideways . I've tried selecting just the "white space cropping" by itself and tried clicking the "reverse landscape" along with it. Near as I can tell, it comes up as the same orientation.
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Try "FitWidth" or "FitHeight" rather than one of the 2x options.
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Try "FitWidth" or "FitHeight" rather than one of the 2x options.


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Nathan,

I have the same problem as described above on my XP Professional SP2:

After clicking "Convert", the button remains pressed down, and the application does not respond anymore. The converted file is generated, though.

In my case, selecting "Reverse Landscape" does not influence the result: no reversing happens (unlike in frabjous' application).

Thought you might find it helpful. Thanks for your efforts!
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