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  • Overview
  • Ribbon: "Display" pane
  • "General" group
  • "Clipboard" group
  • "Zoom" group
  • "Display mode" group
  • "Pages" group
  • "Mode" group
  • Ribbon: "Find" pane
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PDF Reader control: Using the ribbon and the pane
Overview
The PDF Reader control proposes several features accessible via:
  • The ribbon. Two panes are available:
    • The "Display" pane that is used to perform the most common operations on the PDF file displayed.
    • The "Find" pane that is used to perform a search in the PDF file displayed.
  • The editor pane, that is used to see the thumbnails of different pages.
Ribbon: "Display" pane
The "Display" pane is used to perform the most common operations on a PDF file.
Display pane
This pane proposes the following groups:
  • General: Used to open or print 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 management mode of mouse.

"General" group

The General group is used to open or print a PDF document.
General group
You can:
  • 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 asked to 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).
You have the ability to preview the different pages to print.
Caution: In the current version, the page cannot be adjusted to the printer format (taking margins into account).

"Clipboard" group

The Clipboard group is used to copy the selection content.
Clipboard group
Then, this content can be pasted in another application (notepad, ...).
Notes:
  • The copy is available only if it is allowed by the opened PDF file.
  • To select a section of PDF document, you must be in "Selection mode".
  • The copy can also be performed via the popup menu of 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 have the ability to manage a cover page. The first page will be displayed on the right.
    Display in 2-page mode with cover page
Note: displaying a cover automatically modifies the zoom in order for the entire page to be displayed.

"Pages" group

The Pages group is used to move within a PDF document.
Pages group
You can:
  • Display (or not) the pane of miniatures. This pane is used to view the different pages found in the PDF document in thumbnail format and to move within the different pages.
  • 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 management mode of mouse.
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" pane
The "Find" pane that is used to perform searches in the current PDF document.
Find pane
To start the search, all you have to do is type the sought text in the search area. You have the ability to 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.
Minimum required version
  • Version 23
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