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Old 09-28-2010, 03:58 AM   #106
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Hi da_jane!

This could be due to the fact that the pages with the same size will be merged and if for example a single page has some extra lines extending the "normal" page area this extra lines will be very transparent and hence not easily recognizable on the merged image. This is sometimes the case with scanned pdfs.
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its a bug. In this case I would ask you to send me the pdf to gerhardtt@gmx.at and I will have a look at it.

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hi!

Just release version 0.0.10. From the changelog:
* fixed issure where a trim or bleed box would influence the cropping behaviour
* smaller file size through newer libraries
* itext
* jpedal

More functionality will follow in future releases, although there's now real road map available.

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Old 10-02-2010, 03:45 AM   #111
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Thanks.. great tool. I do not have to install bloated ADobe Acrobat.

I hope you can add some setting for us to control the brightness of the cluster or preview pages. Or maybe help us to find the border - find the maximum width that can be cropped without losing any text..something like that would be coool.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:03 PM   #112
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Thanks.. great tool. I do not have to install bloated ADobe Acrobat.

I hope you can add some setting for us to control the brightness of the cluster or preview pages. Or maybe help us to find the border - find the maximum width that can be cropped without losing any text..something like that would be coool.
This would be a nice feature, though there are other ways of accomplishing that. E.g., you could use e.g., sopdf or a combination of ghostscript and calibre. You could even use those a in batch file that autocrops all the PDFs in a folder. Some instructions here.
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:37 PM   #113
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Some instructions here.
Interesting article - thank you.

However, it has inadvertently resurrected a bug-bear I raised earlier in this thread. When I use Briss my screen looks like the first image below. What I would prefer is for it to look like the second image which I (shamelessly) lifted from the referenced PDF cropping article. Can I do this? If so, how? Am I doing something wrong?

I'm using Windows XP and my screen resolution is 1920x1200.
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:50 PM   #114
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Hi jackie_w!

This might sound stupid but what is the problem with the looks of the first screenshot? Except the yellow misplaced help text it doesn't look to bad to me. The only thing i can think of which might bother you is the extra scrolling....

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Old 10-02-2010, 04:03 PM   #115
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Thanks for quick reply, Gerhard. Two things really.

1. I can't get both odds & evens on screen at the same time.

2. When trying to split each page in half the second layout helps me to match boxes 3/4 to boxes 1/2 when I draw them. I know I can use the maximise buttons but I often end up with all 4 boxes being slightly too big.

I know I'm probably being nit-picky but now I've seen the layout others have I WANT IT TOO!

Edit: Strike Item 1, it's rubbish!

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Old 10-02-2010, 05:44 PM   #116
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The PDF from my screenshot was had two facing pages scanned on to on the same page of the PDF, which was laid out landscape. It's not showing multiple PDF pages side-by-side. It's just that my PDF is a different kind of document than yours.

I suppose you could use a PDF 2-up program to combine the pages, then load them into BRISS. What's your operating system?
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:20 PM   #117
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The PDF from my screenshot was had two facing pages scanned on to on the same page of the PDF, which was laid out landscape. It's not showing multiple PDF pages side-by-side. It's just that my PDF is a different kind of document than yours.
Oh, now I'm disappointed (and feeling a little foolish) I thought your layout was exactly how I wanted mine to look.

I'm using Windows XP, but I think I'd rather stick with existing look&feel than do 2 PDF transformations and any extra complications which may arise. My knowledge of the inner workings of PDF format and features is pretty limited. Thank you for trying to help, though.

Briss is still a great little utility - despite the "Brazilian wax" look.
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:00 PM   #118
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It's been awhile since I used Windows, but creating a 2-up PDF shouldn't require any rocket science. Some great (free/open source) software you might want to know about anyway is pdfcreator. This works as a virtual printer. You "print" to it from any application and it yields a PDF. If memory serves you can tell it how many pages of the output you want per page of the generated PDF. If you choose two, you'd get something like what appears in my screenshot. (You can also choose four or six, etc.) So you can create 2-ups from any application. (And if you already have a single-page PDF, you can print that PDF to PDFCreator to create a new 2-up one.)
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:18 PM   #119
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This would be a nice feature, though there are other ways of accomplishing that. E.g., you could use e.g., sopdf or a combination of ghostscript and calibre. You could even use those a in batch file that autocrops all the PDFs in a folder. Some instructions here.
Thanks for introducing soPDF.. I will try it later...although personally prefer some GUI

To laborg.. here is my wish list..
1. Provides a hint or grid lines that get the actual boundary box and encompasses all content
2. Retain PDF page numbering.. some pdf start page 1 with i, ii, ... and it will be helpful for navigating to pages according to its TOC
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Cool!...

On another thread, I just posted my looooong roundabout method to crop multiple columns using Acrobat Pro and Lupas rename... LOL... Can't wait to try BRISS, downloading it now.

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