Thursday, December 4, 2008

JPdfBookmarks 1.2.2

Version 1.2.2 is ready for download. Remember to uninstall any previous version you might have installed before upgrading to 1.2.2.

This version resolves some bugs and adds some nice features, i would like to thank all the people that posted here to signal defects and to make suggestions, here follow the main changes:
1. Using the program from the command line, the titles of bookmarks could not contain a '/' character in the previous releases, this was a bug, in fact the program was not able to distinguish the slash used in the title from the one used to indicate the page number. Now you can use slashes in your titles and lines like "Paragraph 2.4 Add/Remove Pages/23" will be accepted as valid.
2. Now when you select multiple bookmarks the 'Apply' and 'Reset' buttons are enabled also if you don't make modifications, giving you the possibility to apply the attributes of the first selected bookmarks to all the others. If you press 'Apply' you can select which attributes of the first bookmark you want to propagate to the others, if you change your mind press 'Reset' to disable the buttons before making a new selection.
3. Again if you select multiple bookmarks and press 'Apply', in the dialog to select which attributes to modify, there is a new option to shift the pages of each bookmark by a certain amount, positive or negative. This can be useful if you are working on a pdf that is still growing or shrinking, now you are able to adjust the target pages with a single action by adding or subtracting the number of pages inserted or removed.
4. You can quickly expand or collapse all the bookmarks nodes using the keyboard shortcuts CTRL+E and CTRL+P or using the menu items 'View->Expand All' and 'View->Collapse All'.
5. On Windows using the program from the command line was very difficult. Now the Windows installation program adds the installation directory to the user "PATH" variable and installs a second executable file called jpdfbookmarks_cli that you can use from the command prompt inside any directory.

Special thanks to m.ardito for the smart hints in his posts.


m.ardito said...

hi! :)
good to see a new release! i just uploaded a new version of the manuals i did (pdf versions of the wiki manual, and other docs), see:

there somebody asked about pdf bookmarks, and i suggested your amazing program!

Thanks again, i'll try the new features...


m.ardito said...

HI! i'm just updating my big (1350+pages the biggest) pdf manuals, and wish to thanky you! all the new features i asked you worked out perfectly! :)

btw, it could be useful to be able to dump/apply also from the gui, but the CLI works nicely, too. I'm sure you're planning to evolve gui further.
Thanks. Marco

flavianopetrocchi said...

Hi, my plans are to expand the dump file format to permit various kind of bookmarks and also to permit dump/apply from the gui in the next release. Thank you for your post ciao.

Daniel Werner said...


First of all: Great tool, thanks a lot!

And now a suggestion: How about an option to include /PageMode /UseOutlines into the PDF to display the generated bookmarks automatically when being loaded into Adobe reader?


flavianopetrocchi said...

Hi, Thank you.
This is really a good suggestion, I will investigate the possibility to add this to the next release, that should be released in two or three weeks.