Re: PDF2TXT 3.3 released

shrug, its your baby, but it can't get in there if no one asks, so I asked.

inthane
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 8:01 AM
Subject: Re: PDF2TXT 3.3 released


Well, I have not received such a request before regarding any of my
programs that have installers.  I cannot give it a high priority, but
will consider it as an enhancement request.

Jamal

On Tue, 7 Apr 2009, The Elf
wrote:

Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 21:36:41 -0700
From: The Elf <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: PDF2TXT 3.3 released

two reasons, I'll try this again:
1. a person who prefers command line may not want the start menu shortcuts
installed since they don't use them.
2. and this is my case, I customize my start menu's, completely, and every
time I update an application that does not give me the opportunity to not
have the start menu shortcuts installed is updated or loaded, the shortcuts get dumped into the standard position on the start menu/programs, instead of in the location I want them,, so... every time I update, I have to go back
in and remove/re-move (as in re do my cut go to location and paste) the
shortcuts again! and again the next time I update, and so on at infanitum!

where as with this check box in the instillation application, I simply
uncheck it and my old, already in the place I want them shortcuts do the job
and I do not have to go redo what I have already done.

and with the ones that also do not give you the chance to say no to the
desktop icon, I then have to go remove the new desktop icons and re-sort my
desktop as well.

does that clear it up?

regards,
inthane
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: PDF2TXT 3.3 released


> I'm not understanding what problem that causes  Why would someone not
> want a program group on the Start Menu for a program they decided to
> install?
>
> Jamal
> On Mon, 6 Apr 2009, The Elf wrote:
>
>> Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 10:07:18 -0700
>> From: The Elf <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: Re: PDF2TXT 3.3 released
>>
>> no! what I am referring to is a section of the installer that is >> devoted
>> to
>> where the start menu's are placed in the menu's and sub menu's, and... >> an >> additional item, a checkbox, unchecked by default, that says and does >> "do
>> not install start menu shortcuts"
>>
>> hope that clears things up.
>>
>> inthane
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 9:02 AM
>> Subject: Re: PDF2TXT 3.3 released
>>
>>
>> >I assume you are referring to making the assignment of a system-wide
>> > shortcutkey optional, as is the case with the EdSharp, FileDir, and >> > JSX
>> > installers.  I've now made that change so it is also optional in the
>> > PDF2TXT installer (April 6 release).
>> >
>> > Jamal
>> >
>> > On Sun, 5 Apr 2009, The Elf wrote:
>> >
>> >> Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2009 00:46:52 -0700
>> >> From: The Elf <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >> Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> >> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> >> Subject: Re: PDF2TXT 3.3 released
>> >>
>> >> Jamal,
>> >>
>> >> this reminded me of something I wanted to talk to you about, but >> >> got
>> >> distracted by other things.
>> >>
>> >> is it possible for you to add a checkbox in inno installers so you >> >> can
>> >> uncheck it and not install the start menu shortcuts.
>> >>
>> >> a couple reasons for this, as all of us on the blind programming >> >> list
>> >> know,
>> >> some folks insist on command line running, and may not even want >> >> start
>> >> menu
>> >> shortcuts.
>> >>
>> >> and my big reason is I customize my start menu but always (except >> >> when >> >> upgrading one of those few applications that have this option) wind >> >> up >> >> either arguing with the short cut selection dialog, or if its got >> >> the
>> >> check
>> >> box, I uncheck it and use the shortcuts I already manually moved to
>> >> where
>> >> I
>> >> wish them.
>> >>
>> >> hope you can provide this,
>> >> inthane
>> >> ----- Original Message -----
>> >> From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
>> >> To: <GUISpeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <ProgrammingBlind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>;
>> >> <Program-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <UAccess-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >> Sent: Saturday, April 04, 2009 1:54 AM
>> >> Subject: PDF2TXT 3.3 released
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > http://EmpowermentZone.com/p2tsetup.exe
>> >> >
>> >> > PDF2TXT now uses an updated version of the QuickPDF library, >> >> > which
>> >> > is
>> >> > commercially available at
>> >> > http://QuickPDF.com
>> >> >
>> >> > Several years worth of fixes and enhancements are incorporated in
>> >> > this
>> >> > library version compared to the previous one used.  Although the
>> >> > source
>> >> > code to this and other tools used by PDF2TXT is not available, >> >> > its
>> >> > own
>> >> > source code in the PowerBASIC language, PDF2TXT.bas, is now
>> >> > installed
>> >> > along with the executable.
>> >> >
>> >> > As before, the Image Format checkbox (Alt+F) is available for
>> >> > optical
>> >> > character recognition (OCR) -- using Google Tesseract >> >> > technology --
>> >> > on
>> >> > image-based PDFs that elude text extraction methods.  Due to
>> >> > technical
>> >> > issues, there is not a simple way of aborting an OCR process that
>> >> > has
>> >> > already started. This is now possible, however, via a >> >> > work-around
>> >> > of
>> >> > launching another copy of PDF2TXT.  It clears the deck during its
>> >> > startup
>> >> > phase. The Quit button (Alt+Q) may then be invoked to close >> >> > either
>> >> > copy
>> >> > of the program (though no harm results from both being loaded).
>> >> >
>> >> > As Before the Grab URL button (Alt+G) gets the address of the
>> >> > current
>> >> > web
>> >> > page in Internet Explorer and sets it as the PDF source. This >> >> > now
>> >> > works
>> >> > with versions of Internet Explorer above 6.0. The feature makes >> >> > it
>> >> > easy
>> >> > to download and convert all PDFs linked to a web page.
>> >> >
>> >> > An additional hotkey is introduced: F11 for Elevate Version >> >> > (like
>> >> > the
>> >> > EdSharp and FileDir programs). This checks whether a newer >> >> > version
>> >> > of
>> >> > PDF2TXT is available, and offers to install it. The command >> >> > makes
>> >> > future
>> >> > updates to the program particularly convenient to obtain.
>> >> >
>> >> > As before, the Extra HTML checkbox (Alt+X) uses a different
>> >> > conversion
>> >> > technology to produce a .htm conversion in addition to the .txt >> >> > one.
>> >> > To
>> >> > further increase conversion options via this checkbox, it now >> >> > also
>> >> > causes
>> >> > another technology to be used for producing the .txt file, using >> >> > the
>> >> > PDFToText.exe utility that is also seperately available at
>> >> > http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/home.html
>> >> > Thus PDF2TXT now incorporates three different .txt conversion
>> >> > methods,
>> >> > a
>> >> > .htm method, and an OCR one -- all of which are possible in a >> >> > batch
>> >> > mode
>> >> > that processes every PDF in a directory. The program has become >> >> > the
>> >> > most
>> >> > capable, free converter of PDFs available on Windows!
>> >> >
>> >> > Jamal
>> >> >
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