FreePDF version 2.0.6 Win not working?

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rjlanc
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FreePDF version 2.0.6 Win not working?

Post by rjlanc » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:48 pm

I responded to an email about FreePDF and am sorry to say it is not working for me at least
I open a PDF and see the Text Edit Tool on the menu but selecting some text and trying to change it does nothing.
I tried to change the style to italics, nothing happened.
I tried to change colour and that DID work.

Am I missing something or is there a different version I should be using?
Should I try uninstalling and try installing again??

Thanks

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Re: FreePDF version 2.0.6 Win not working?

Post by martin-k » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:56 pm

FreePDF offers many functions for editing PDFs, but no text editing. That is reserved for FlexiPDF, the paid version. You can however add short snippets of text with the Text Plus tool.
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Re: FreePDF version 2.0.6 Win not working?

Post by ernest » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:28 am

Hi, I tried to install FreePDF on Win7 Pro 64 with an AMD 8 5500. Installation was running ok.
Trying to start the program produced this error: Cannot run! required component is missing or invalid .
What's wrong?
LG ernest

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Re: FreePDF version 2.0.6 Win not working?

Post by miguel-c » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:00 pm

Please try to install this:
https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x86.exe

If it doesn't work:
1. uninstall FreePDF
2. make sure that the folders c:\ Program Files (x86)\SoftMaker\FreePDF is removed
3. restart
4. download ccleaner and install it from: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download
5. start the Registry Cleaner from ccleaner (if ccleaner asks, accept that you start the Registry Backup)
6. after the cleaning is finished, please reinstall FreePDF

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Re: FreePDF version 2.0.6 Win not working?

Post by ernest » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:26 am

Both ways didn't work for me, what worked: installing ccleaner corrupted some Settings of my Firefox! I'm still fixing ...
What now? Ernest
PS: same problem with FlexiPDF
PS2: installation wasn't directed to default c:\... but redirected to a different partition of my SSD

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Re: FreePDF version 2.0.6 Win not working?

Post by miguel-c » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:12 am

This issue happens in very rare cases and it's related to some components missing on your WIndows.

This tool will be helpful to track those missing components:
http://www.dependencywalker.com/
Unfortunately, it's quite technical, but maybe you are capable enough to use it sucessfully.

Note: As a last resort, you can reinstall Windows, as that will definitely fix the issue.

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