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Ann: pdfview lister plugin released!

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I've just released pdfview.wlx - a basic lister plugin to display pdf- and ps-files.

You can download it from
http://www.mp3tag.de/download/tc/wlx_pdfview_090.zip

Please read the readme.txt for details.

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It does not work with my setup.

I have gs7.04 (GNU version).

How do you search for gs ?
I have a path entry for:

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c:\Program Files\util\gs\gs7.04\lib;C:\Program Files\util\gs\gs7.04\bin;
And the reg entries (sorry for the cryptic syntax):

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HKLM->"SOFTWARE\AFPL Ghostscript\7.04"; ValueType: string; ValueName: "GS_DLL"; ValueData: "c:\Program Files\util\gs\gs7.04\bin\gsdll32.dll"
Root: HKLM->"SOFTWARE\AFPL Ghostscript\7.04"; ValueType: string; ValueName: "GS_DLL"; ValueData: "c:\Program Files\util\gs\gs7.04\lib;c:\Program Files\util\gs\fonts"

Error is:
Could not load the GhostScript environment!
Please make sure, that you have the latest Ghostscript version installed.
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Post by *soreno »

I just tried 8.00 and it worked!
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Post by *fnheiden »

Fine!

I've just tried 7.04 and it worked too on my machine ... weird ;)

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Post by *soreno »

FYI:

Since you, the reader, have probably already installed ghostscript why not take advantage of it.
Ghostscript can be used to create PDF files files from anything that prints.
Install a printer that uses postscript (I use "Apple Color LW 12/660 PS") and redirect the output to a file (printer config -> ports -> FILE:).
With path to:

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c:\gs\gs8.00\bin;c:\gs\gs8.00\lib
you can create pdf files with:

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ps2pdf inputfile outputfile.pdf
"inputfile" is the output when you have printed something (which is a postscript file).
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Post by *ghisler(Author) »

Thanks for writing the plugin!

Suggestion: When the user presses F3, the plugin should always show page one. Then when the user presses PageDown AND the scrollbar is already at the end of the page, the plugin should switch to page 2, then page 3 etc! This way you could get rid of the page selection dialog. What do you think?
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2JP
Thanks! I posted my question, then I've read readme and quickly deleted my post but you were fasterr than me! :)
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Post by *fabiochelly »

Is it possible to create a complete package including ghostscript and your WLX plugin?
Fabio Chelly.
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Lorsqu'on s'occupe d'informatique il faut faire comme les canards...
Paraître calme en surface et pédaler comme un forcené par en dessous
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Post by *fnheiden »

Christian
Good idea! I don't like the pagenum dialog too ...

fabiochelly
I think I'll not do that, because the resulting package would be about ~6MB - and I don't have a domain which gives me unlimited traffic transfer.

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Post by *Geoffrey »

Hello Florian

I've installed your plugin, and everything seems correct, but strangely enough, it's not used for PDF files (it works with ps files, though)
I have disabled other "competitor" plugins, such as IEView, with no success.

Any clue ?

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Post by *fnheiden »

norfie
Thanks for the nice words!

I look for several gs-keys in the registry to get the location of the gsdll32.dll:

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1. HKLM\Software\AFPL Ghostscript\n.nn\GS_DLL
2. HKLM\Software\Aladdin Ghostscript\n.nn\GS_DLL
3. HKLM\Software\GNU Ghostscript\n.nn\GS_DLL
Where n.nn is the Ghostscript version.

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Geoffrey wrote:... it's not used for PDF files ...
Did you get some error messages?

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Post by *Geoffrey »

fnheiden wrote:Did you get some error messages?
No, no error message or anything like that. It just does nothing (as if the plugin were not present).

Geoffrey
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