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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