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  • Ribbon: "View" tab
  • "General" group
  • "Clipboard" group
  • "Zoom" group
  • "Display mode" group
  • "Pages" group
  • "Mode" group
  • Ribbon: "Find" tab
  • Ribbon: "Edit" tab
  • "Rotation" group
  • "Pages" group
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PDF Reader control: How to use the ribbon and tabs
Overview
The PDF Reader control proposes several features accessible via:
  • The ribbon. Several tabs are available:
    • The "View" tab, which is used to perform the most common operations on the PDF file.
    • The "Find" tab, which is used to perform searches in the PDF file.
    • Versions 26 and later
      The "Edit" tab, which is used to edit the content of the PDF file.
      New in version 26
      The "Edit" tab, which is used to edit the content of the PDF file.
      The "Edit" tab, which is used to edit the content of the PDF file.
  • The editor pane, which shows the thumbnails of the different pages.
Versions 25 and later
Remark: A tooltip is displayed on the PDF Reader control scrollbar to allow you to see the current page number and the total number of pages at any time..
New in version 25
Remark: A tooltip is displayed on the PDF Reader control scrollbar to allow you to see the current page number and the total number of pages at any time..
Remark: A tooltip is displayed on the PDF Reader control scrollbar to allow you to see the current page number and the total number of pages at any time..
Ribbon: "View" tab
The "View" tab is used to perform the most common operations on a PDF file.
View tab
This tab contains the following groups:
  • General: Used to open, print or save a PDF document.
  • Clipboard: Used to manage the clipboard (copy).
  • Zoom: Used to manage the zoom on the PDF document.
  • Display mode: Used to manage the display options.
  • Pages: Used to move between the different pages of PDF document.
  • Mode: Used to define the mouse management mode.

"General" group

The General group is used to open, print or save a PDF document.
General group
It is possible to:
  • Open an existing PDF file.
    • When opening a PDF file, the rights applied to this file are respected (copy rights, print rights).
    • If the PDF file is password-protected, this password is requested from the user.
  • Print the current PDF file. The window for print configuration is displayed (with a preview of printed document).
    Print options
    You can configure:
    • the printer properties: Printer name, orientation, print mode, number of copies.
    • the pages to print: all pages, current page or a selection of pages (pages separated by "-" for a selection, pages separated by ',' for independent pages).
    • Versions 24 and later
      the page resizing: reducing oversized pages, adjusting the page or using the actual size. You can also choose the paper source according to the page format.
      New in version 24
      the page resizing: reducing oversized pages, adjusting the page or using the actual size. You can also choose the paper source according to the page format.
      the page resizing: reducing oversized pages, adjusting the page or using the actual size. You can also choose the paper source according to the page format.
    You can also:
    • preview the different pages to print.
    • Versions 24 and later
      export as an email with the attached PDF file ("Export" button.
      New in version 24
      export as an email with the attached PDF file ("Export" button.
      export as an email with the attached PDF file ("Export" button.
  • Versions 25 and later
    Save the current PDF file. This option allows you to save the PDF file with its changes (including page orientation). You can save the current file or use the "Save as" option.
    Remark: This feature is available from version 250064 (Update 2). If you use the default window, the change is automatically made when the project is recompiled. If you have customized the internal window, it is necessary to compare the differences between the internal window "IW_WindevFAA_PDFReaderRibbon" of the WDAAF component and the one in "Programs\Data\Preset windows\FAA". See Project comparator for more details.
    New in version 25
    Save the current PDF file. This option allows you to save the PDF file with its changes (including page orientation). You can save the current file or use the "Save as" option.
    Remark: This feature is available from version 250064 (Update 2). If you use the default window, the change is automatically made when the project is recompiled. If you have customized the internal window, it is necessary to compare the differences between the internal window "IW_WindevFAA_PDFReaderRibbon" of the WDAAF component and the one in "Programs\Data\Preset windows\FAA". See Project comparator for more details.
    Save the current PDF file. This option allows you to save the PDF file with its changes (including page orientation). You can save the current file or use the "Save as" option.
    Remark: This feature is available from version 250064 (Update 2). If you use the default window, the change is automatically made when the project is recompiled. If you have customized the internal window, it is necessary to compare the differences between the internal window "IW_WindevFAA_PDFReaderRibbon" of the WDAAF component and the one in "Programs\Data\Preset windows\FAA". See Project comparator for more details.

"Clipboard" group

The Clipboard group is used to copy the selection content.
Clipboard group
This content can then be pasted into another application (notepad, etc.).
Remarks:
  • You can copy content only if the open PDF file allows copying.
  • To select a section of PDF document, you must be in "Selection mode".
  • The copy can also be performed via the popup menu of the selection.

"Zoom" group

The Zoom group is used to manage the zoom in a PDF document.
Zoom group
You can:
  • Display the PDF document at 100%.
  • Display the PDF document in order for the page width to be entirely displayed.
  • Display the PDF document in the format of full pages on the screen.
  • Customize the zoom.

"Display mode" group

The Display mode group is used to manage the display options of current PDF document.
Display Mode group
You can:
  • Display a single page.
  • Display two pages. In this case, you can use a cover page. The first page will be displayed on the right.
    Display in 2-page mode with cover page
Remark: displaying a cover automatically modifies the zoom in order to display the entire page.

"Pages" group

The Pages group is used to move within a PDF document.
Pages group
You can:
  • Show or hide the Thumbnails pane. This pane shows the different pages in the PDF document as thumbnails, and allows moving between them.
  • Find out the total number of document pages.
  • Find out the number of the current page.
  • Move between the different pages via arrow buttons.

"Mode" group

The Mode group is used to define the mouse management mode.
Mode group
  • In Move mode, the mouse turns into a hand and it allows you to quickly browse the different pages found in the PDF file.
  • In Selection mode, the mouse allows you to select text and to highlight it. Depending on the rights granted to the file, you have the ability to copy the selection content.
Ribbon: "Find" tab
The "Find" tab, which is used to perform searches in the current PDF document.
Find tab
To start the search, simply type the sought text in the search area. You can specify search options:
  • Full word: Finds the specified word only. The words containing the specified word will not be found. For example, if the search is performed on "child" with the "Whole word only" option, "children" will not be found.
  • Respect the case: Respects the case used in the search control. For example, if the search is performed on "child" with the "Case sensitive" option, "Child" will not be found.
The arrow buttons are used to move in the different search results. If the search is ended, a message is displayed.
Versions 26 and later
Ribbon: "Edit" tab
The "Edit" tab allows you to edit the current PDF document.
This tab contains the following groups:
  • Rotation, which allows you to rotate the pages of the PDF document.
  • Pages, which allows you to delete or import pages.

"Rotation" group

The Rotation tab allows you to rotate the pages of the PDF document.
You can rotate all the pages of the document displayed in the PDF reader.
Remarks:
  • To rotate the current page, open the context menu of the page and select the desired option.
  • You can save the document with the rotations ("Save" button in the "General" group).

"Pages" group

The "Pages" tab allows you to insert or delete pages in the PDF document.
You can:
  • Delete the current page.
  • Delete a set of pages. In this case, a window will be displayed to indicate:
    • the number of the page(s) to be deleted (separated by a semicolon),
    • the range of pages to be deleted: simply indicate the first and last page to be deleted.
    • the range of pages to be kept: in this case, all pages will be deleted EXCEPT the specified range.
  • Import pages: The import configuration window allows you to:
    • select the PDF file that contains the pages to be imported.
    • indicate the pages to be imported. You can import one or multiple pages, a range of pages or all the pages.
    • indicate the position of the imported pages: at the beginning or end of the document, or before the current page.
You can save the document with the changes made ("Save" button in the "General" group).
New in version 26
Ribbon: "Edit" tab
The "Edit" tab allows you to edit the current PDF document.
This tab contains the following groups:
  • Rotation, which allows you to rotate the pages of the PDF document.
  • Pages, which allows you to delete or import pages.

"Rotation" group

The Rotation tab allows you to rotate the pages of the PDF document.
You can rotate all the pages of the document displayed in the PDF reader.
Remarks:
  • To rotate the current page, open the context menu of the page and select the desired option.
  • You can save the document with the rotations ("Save" button in the "General" group).

"Pages" group

The "Pages" tab allows you to insert or delete pages in the PDF document.
You can:
  • Delete the current page.
  • Delete a set of pages. In this case, a window will be displayed to indicate:
    • the number of the page(s) to be deleted (separated by a semicolon),
    • the range of pages to be deleted: simply indicate the first and last page to be deleted.
    • the range of pages to be kept: in this case, all pages will be deleted EXCEPT the specified range.
  • Import pages: The import configuration window allows you to:
    • select the PDF file that contains the pages to be imported.
    • indicate the pages to be imported. You can import one or multiple pages, a range of pages or all the pages.
    • indicate the position of the imported pages: at the beginning or end of the document, or before the current page.
You can save the document with the changes made ("Save" button in the "General" group).
Ribbon: "Edit" tab
The "Edit" tab allows you to edit the current PDF document.
This tab contains the following groups:
  • Rotation, which allows you to rotate the pages of the PDF document.
  • Pages, which allows you to delete or import pages.

"Rotation" group

The Rotation tab allows you to rotate the pages of the PDF document.
You can rotate all the pages of the document displayed in the PDF reader.
Remarks:
  • To rotate the current page, open the context menu of the page and select the desired option.
  • You can save the document with the rotations ("Save" button in the "General" group).

"Pages" group

The "Pages" tab allows you to insert or delete pages in the PDF document.
You can:
  • Delete the current page.
  • Delete a set of pages. In this case, a window will be displayed to indicate:
    • the number of the page(s) to be deleted (separated by a semicolon),
    • the range of pages to be deleted: simply indicate the first and last page to be deleted.
    • the range of pages to be kept: in this case, all pages will be deleted EXCEPT the specified range.
  • Import pages: The import configuration window allows you to:
    • select the PDF file that contains the pages to be imported.
    • indicate the pages to be imported. You can import one or multiple pages, a range of pages or all the pages.
    • indicate the position of the imported pages: at the beginning or end of the document, or before the current page.
You can save the document with the changes made ("Save" button in the "General" group).
Minimum version required
  • Version 23
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