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Help us help you

Occasionally we receive emails from users reporting a bug in our products.  We then provide a list of details we require in order to reproduce and fix the bug.  Unfortunately, it is too common that will be the last correspondence we have with the user.

Please understand that:

  • you are not the only user using our product.  If it is a common functionality that is failing, we would receive similar bug reports from other users.  If we haven’t received similar reports from other users, then it is something specific to your system.  Which is why we need more details from you.
  • we have limited hardware in which to test all possible system configurations.  Hence, we require your help to help us reproduce the error.

We try to fix all bugs, but if we are unable to reproduce the error, it’s impossible to know what is causing the bug.

Using Easy PDF Page

Use Easy PDF Page to rearrange your PDF pages, remove pages, or insert images or pages from other PDF files.

There are 3 main areas in Easy PDF Page:

PDF to edit

The blue section is where the PDF you want to edit is displayed.

To load a PDF to edit, click on the Open file… button and select your PDF.

A thumbnail of the pages is then displayed.

At this point, you can select which pages to delete by unchecking the pages’ check box.

You can also rearrange the order of pages by clicking on a page thumbnail, then dragging and dropping it into the new location.  The thumbnail description displays the original page number, followed by the rearranged page order.

Images / PDF to copy pages from

The purple section is where the additional pages and/or images you want to add are displayed.

To load images and PDFs, click on the Open file(s)… button.  You can select multiple image and/or PDF files.

Thumbnails of the selected items are then displayed,

To add the images/pages to your PDF, drag and drop the thumbnail from this purple area to the blue area above.

PDF page / Image

This area displays a larger thumbnail of the selected page or image.  You can zoom in on the page or image by using the mouse wheel.

Saving the modified file

Once you have modified your PDF file to your needs, click on the Save modified file button to save your PDF file.

Easy PDF Page makes it easy to add, replace, and reorder the pages in your PDF files.  Download a 14-day trial now and experience it for yourself.

More details can be found on our web site.

New product suggestion: SQL Blob Edit

We recently helped a client convert PDF files stored as a unicode string in a SQL Server binary column to actual PDF files, so that they can view the PDF files from within SQL Image Viewer.

Expanding on this idea, we could develop a product that helps users convert binary data from one form to another e.g.

  • convert images from one format to another
  • process images e.g. resize, add watermark etc
  • compress blob data using zip or lz algorithms to reduce blob size
  • link to external applications to process the blob data (e.g. ghostscript to compress PDF)

We would like to hear your thoughts  to know if such an application would actually be useful to you.  Please leave your comments below, thank you.

Using UTF8Tool

UTF8Tool is an application to encode files to the UTF-8  character set and vice-versa.  You can download the application here.  This application was originally created for a user who needed to decode/encode files stored in a text column in his database.

To use the application, select the option to either decode or encode the files.  Then enter a search pattern in the Input folder option to locate your files.  If we wanted to process only pdf files, we could enter something like this:

Next, enter the folder to store the processed files in, in the Output folder option e.g.

Once you’ve entered the values, click on the Start button to process your files.  Note that any existing files in the output folder will be overwritten.