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Advanced Tab

Advanced Tab

On the ADVANCED tab you can set some assorted advanced properties.

 

Checking the CHECK FOR ASSOCIATION WITH PDF2 FILES ON START will enable file extension checking for .PDF2 files.   To date, CTdeveloping is the only company that uses .PDF2, so leaving this checked is highly recommended.   This will help ensure that PDFtypewriter is automatically selected to open PDF2 files that you may double click in your My Documents folder or Desktop.

 

Clicking the ASSOCIATE WITH PDF2 FILES NOW button will check for whether or not PDF2 files are currently set to open with PDFtypewriter.   If they are not, PDFtypewriter will associate itself with them.

 

Checking the CHECK FOR ASSOCIATION WITH PDF FILES ON START will enable file extension checking for .PDF files.   This is generally not recommended for users who still want to view PDF documents with another program (such as Adobe® Acrobat® Reader).   While PDFtypewriter is optimized to be an editing software, not a general viewing one, some users do like to open all PDF files with PDFtypewriter.   If you would like all PDF files to open with PDFtypewriter check this box.   The default value for this property is unchecked.

 

Clicking the ASSOCIATE WITH PDF FILES NOW button will check for whether or not PDF files are currently set to open with PDFtypewriter.   If they are not, PDFtypewriter will associate itself with them.

 

Clicking the ADD button will add a link to PDFtypewriter on the Internet Explorer toolbar.   This link will enable you to open a PDF that you are viewing on the Internet (in ANY viewer Active-X object such as Adobe® Acrobat® Reader) and start editing it with a single click.

 

Clicking the REMOVE button will delete the link to PDFtypewriter from the Internet Explorer toolbar.

 

Checking the KEEP TOOL ACTIVE option will allow tools to be persistent in PDFtypewriter.   This means that after adding a text or other object to a PDF, that tool will stay active and not default back to the pointer tool as most users like it to.

 

Also see Colors Tab

 

 

1 . Tabs Tabs

Tabs

Click a Tab to view more preferences available in PDFtypewriter.

 

2 . Associate with PDF Associate with PDF

Associate with PDF

Check this option to automatically check for a PDF association every time PDFtypewriter starts.

Click Associate with PDF files Now to associate PDF files with PDFtypewriter.

 

3 . Add/Remove IE Button Add/Remove IE Button

Add/Remove IE Button

Click Add to add the PDFtypewriter button to the IE toolbar.

Click Remove to remove the PDFtypewriter button from the IE toolbar.

 

4 . Keep Tool Active Keep Tool Active

Keep Tool Active

Check this option to keep PDFtypewriter tools active after they have been used to add objects to a PDFtypewriter document.

 

5 . Undo Settings Undo Settings

Undo Settings

Check this option to allow undoing of events in PDFtypewriter. This feature is enabled by default, however on some older or slower computers, it may be necessary to disable it. Set the number of steps to be able to do backwards when undoing by entering a value here. By default, 10 steps will be remembered.

 

6 . Create Backup Create Backup

Create Backup

Check this option in order to create a backup file of PDF files when opening and then saving non-PDFtypewriter created files for the first time.

7 . Make Printing Recommendation Make Printing Recommendation

Make Printing Recommendation

Click Here to set whether or not PDFtypewriter

8 . Single Click Add Single Click Add

Single Click Add

Check this option to allow a single mouse click on the interface to add an object. If you uncheck this, a user must drag out the shape of the object they want when adding a new object to a PDF file, simply clicking will no longer work.

 

9 . Using Variable Constants Using Variable Constants

Using Variable Constants

Check this option to allow the user of variable constants in PDFtypewriter. Click the INFORMATION ABOUT CONSTANTS button to learn more about constants in PDFtypewriter.

 

PDFtypewriter constants can be used in just about any PDFtypewriter object Text Field. When variable constants are enabled (they are enabled by default, but this preference can be changed on the ADVANCED tab in the preferences), certain tokens (usually in the form %TOKEN_NAME%) are replaced by dynamically generated string of text (such as the date, or the current page or page count). Below is a table to the valid variable constants and what they represent.

%MONTH_NUMBER%

The number which represents the current month. For example, 4, if it was April.

%DATE_NUMBER%

The number which corresponds to the current day in the month. For example, 10, if it was April 10th.

%YEAR_NUMBER%

The number which corresponds to the current year. For example, 2005, if it was April 10th 2005.

%DATE_SLASHED%

Standard Slashed Date Notation, USA. For example, 4/10/2005, if it was April 10th 2005.

%MONTH_NAME%

The name of the current month. For example, April.

%DATE_FULL%

Standard Date Notation, USA. For example, April 10, 2005, if it was April 10th 2005.

%DAY_NAME%

The name of the current day. For example, Friday

%DATE_FULL_WITH_DAY%

Standard Date Notation including the day of the week, USA. For example, Friday April 10, 2005, if it was Friday April 10th 2005.

%PAGE_NUMBER%

The number of the page which the text object resides on.

%PAGE_COUNT%

The total number of pages in the open PDF file.

 

 

10 . Make Form Fields Always Visible Make Form Fields Always Visible

Make Form Fields Always Visible

Check Here to force all form fields to be visible when flattened or printed, regardless of the individual field's visibility settings.

 

11 . Don't Load Edit Data Don't Load Edit Data

Don't Load Edit Data

Click Here if you are having problems loading files which you editing previously in PDFtypewriter. If you have edited the file outside of PDFtypewriter using an editor which isn't fully PDF compliant (usually which doesn't properly increment or set the document identification tags), this can sometimes pose a problem when opening the file again in PDFtypewriter.

 

This option will strip out the conflicting data and allow the file to be opened in PDFtypewriter.

12 . Duplicate Form Field Names When Pasting Duplicate Form Field Names When Pasting

Duplicate Form Field Names When Pasting

Click Here to duplicate all aspects of a form field which is copy and pasted.

 

By default, the field's name will be changed so that it does not always contain the same value as the one it was copied from.

 

If creating a form where the form something such as the form fillers name is going to appear in all boxes which are copy and pasted, it may be useful to have this checked. If creating a form and simply looking to add new form fields quickly, leaving it unchecked will be of most use.

13 . OK Button OK Button

OK Button

Click Here to save the preferences and close the preferences dialog.

 

14 . Cancel Button Cancel Button

Cancel Button

Click Here to close the preferences dialog.

 

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