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#381 cannot open multiple documents simultaneously Backend 1.5.0 1.5.0 defect Lewis Rosenthal assigned Feb 9, 2020 Dec 8, 2020 erdmann

Lucide 1.5.0:

can only open one PDF. Opening a second one with first one still open leads to error: "cannot find suitable plugin for document" and a zombie lucide.exe will continue to execute in the background which needs to be killed via the C-A-D commander or similar

#261 XPS plugin Lucide Core 1.3 1.4.2 enhancement new Dec 23, 2015 Nov 23, 2020 Lewis Rosenthal

Add support for reading XPS documents. As discussed in ticket #260, GhostPDL may be a viable option, as it renders XPS.

#384 Lucide blocks Presentation Manager Backend 1.5.0 1.5.0 defect new Jun 16, 2020 Jun 20, 2020 shmuel

Opening a large PDF file blocks (clock symbol) the Presentation Manager. If I download https://publibfp.dhe.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/a227832c.pdf to a JFS partition on a SSD and open it, Lucide blocks PM for 10-20 seconds. See https://mantis.arcanoae.com/view.php?id=1987 for background.

#327 Lucide 1.4.0 beta runs very slowly... Lucide Core 1.4.0 defect closed Oct 11, 2016 Jun 20, 2020 babydoc

I run eCS2.2b2. I use ANPM to install libraries. I installed Lucide 1.4.0 following all instructions as well as GMB. Lucide runs but it opens pdf pages slowly and is very slow to change pages in a pdf. It seems to run well when displaying JPGs. I have cheched and rechecked for duplicate DLLs and eliminated them.

#383 F9 hotkey does not switch the navigation pane on/off UI 1.5.0 1.5.0 defect new Jun 15, 2020 Jun 15, 2020 Alfredo Fernández Díaz

If you try to turn on/off the navigation panel of the application window using the F9 key as listed in the manual, nothing happens. The corresponding application menu item works as expected using either the keyboard or mouse. F5 and F11, as listed under the same menu, seem to work.

This is Lucide 1.5.0 on a freshly installed AOS -- quickly tested on a couple other systems, same result.

#377 Lucide is incredibly slow reading PDFs over network (Samba share) Plugin: PDF 1.4.0 1.4.1 defect new Apr 23, 2019 Jun 13, 2020 darcio

I have the latest Lucide test version installed and as I attempted to move my locally stored documents to the LAN NAS box (ZyXel? 325 V2) I discovered that attempting to view any PDFs stored on that NAS box is incredibly slow. Local storage is fast though.

I'm using NetDrive? ( here with the latest Samba client (samba-client.i686 - 4.9.5-1.oc00). Indeed, reading other files appears to move along pretty quickly, JPG images are fast, as are MP4 files. Only the PDFs appear to suffer.

I opened a thread on this topic here (https://www.os2world.com/forum/index.php/topic,2034.0.html). Paul reviewed the samba client logs and ollowing some troubleshooting suggestions I discovered that Lucide 1.3.5 GA does not appear to suffer from the same problem.

Not sure what additional info/logs to provide at the moment to help troubleshoot further.

#382 Luide closes when opening a pdf or jpeg file Backend 1.5.0 1.5.0 defect new May 21, 2020 May 21, 2020 morcvomorc

Program closes immediately without any error message. the behavior is the same if i go through Lucide -> open or if i do a rmb click on the file itself and choose Lucide as the program to open with. Files can be opened without any issue with other applications (e.g. pdf with qpdfview).

I have ArcaOS 5.04 with all available updates on netlabs-rel. Reinstall of Lucide did not solve the issue.

#269 Test file link collector Backend 1.3.6 1.4.2 task new Mar 21, 2016 Apr 8, 2020 Lewis Rosenthal

This is a collector ticket for gathering links to useful test files.

#334 Lucide does not show all fields that can be edted. Backend 1.4.0 1.4.2 defect new Dec 23, 2016 Apr 2, 2020 dgbisse

I have a form PPTC153.pdf (attached) that has fields that can be edited. Some fields do not enable for editing. They do show in QPDFView, and they are dropdown lists. Specifically in section 1: Marital status, and Province/Territory/State?. In section 4, there is something similar in Country, but no dropdown arrow.

There may be more, that I haven't stumbled over.

#342 Lucide does not print on a postscript printer PDF files generated by Scribus Backend 1.4.0 1.4.1 defect new Mar 8, 2017 Apr 2, 2020 elygre

Lucide starts with a message about generating postscript file. It takes a long time. While working sounds from the printer indicates something is going on. A lamp on the printer telling it is loading the data, and then it stops and nothing is printed. I can print the same document on the same printer if I select to print it as image, but the quality of the included images is too bad. The printer is a Epson WorkForce? Pro - WF-5190. I have to take the PDF-file and copy it to a WIN-10 partition and print it using Adobe.. There is no problems with printing postscript files from other programs.

#372 Exception when saving previously saved fill-in PDF Lucide Core 1.4.1 1.4.1 defect closed Feb 28, 2019 Apr 2, 2020 Lewis Rosenthal

I opened a PDF fill-in which was partially filled in.

I unchecked a previously checked box, and clicked the Close window control. Lucide 1.4.1 GA prompted me to save the file. I clicked Yes. TRP file produced. My change was indeed saved to the file.

#378 New project logo Wiki 1.5.0 enhancement Lewis Rosenthal closed May 27, 2019 Apr 2, 2020 Matthias Seidel

Many years ago I submitted the project logo. It looks a bit ugly now, find attached a new version.

#374 Postscript Printer Xerox Phaser 8550DP prints PS-code only! Backend 1.4.0 1.4.1 defect Lewis Rosenthal assigned Mar 4, 2019 Apr 2, 2020 Pecos8

The Arca system is up to date (5.03 and yum).

But Lucide is only usable, if with PMVIEW a screenshot is taken and printed with PMVIEW.

Thanks for Your efforts.

#379 Postscript Printer Lexmark C792 always printed double-sided Printing 1.5.0 1.5.1 defect Lewis Rosenthal assigned Jun 19, 2019 Apr 2, 2020 Rolf

Even the latest version of Lucide (v1.5.0_GA) has the problem that my color laser is always printed double-sided. For example, a two-sided text is always printed on one sheet only.

Lexmark C792 SLPR1
PSCRIPT v30.822
PSCRIPT.Lexmark C750

#380 build level definition in lugbm.dll Plugin: GBM 1.4.2 defect Gregg Young closed Jun 19, 2019 Oct 26, 2019 Rolf

A small optical problem can be found in the build level definition in lugbm.dll (v1.5.0_GA)

Build Level Display Facility Version 6.12.675 Sep 25 2001 :

Signature: @#Arca Noae:${VERSION}_${BUILD}#@##...
Vendor: Arca Noae
Revision: 0.00
Date / Time: 2019-03-20 01:50:00
Build Machine: ZOBOPEEP
Language Code: EN
Country Code: US
File Version: 0.0
Description: GBM plugin for Lucide (LUGBM,GCC) Copyright...

#376 Attempting to open a PDF file causes a trap in OPENJP27 Plugin: JPG 1.4.0 1.4.1 defect closed Mar 16, 2019 Mar 29, 2019 darcio

Using Lucide 1.41 RC_4 (2019-01-08) release here. Attempting to open a Brother HL5470DW User Guide (manual) crashes Lucide.

Looking at the trap dump I find the following:

Exceptq Version: 7.11.3-shl (Jul 5 2016)

Exception C0000005 - Access Violation

Process: G:\APPS\GENERAL\LUCIDE\LUCIDE.EXE (01/08/2019 14:43:23 16,757) PID: DF (223) TID: 04 (4) Slot: D3 (211) Priority: 200

Module: OPENJP27 Filename: G:\USR\LIB\OPENJP27.DLL (11/02/2018 14:46:08 203,792) Address: 005B:10562DB2 (0001:00002DB2) Cause: Unknown access fault

So it looks like the JPG module is at fault? I flagged the ticket 'Component: Plugin:JPG', but please change if that is not correct.

I will u/l the EXCEPTQ trap file next. The problem PDF file is about 4MB in size, not sure if I can u/l for your review or not - will try, although I'm thinking the size is too big.

#361 It should be possible to clear the search highlighting by searching on an empty search string. Backend 1.4.0 1.4.1 enhancement Gregg Young reopened Sep 23, 2018 Mar 20, 2019 Gregg Young

#368 Find not working in some cases Backend 1.4.0 1.4.1 defect new Dec 11, 2018 Mar 13, 2019 shmuel

I am creating a PDF file from a LaTeX file that uses the hyperref package. I compiled the file with the pdflatex option of MiKTeX. The output is annotated with strings of the form {label}, and I am able to copy those to the clipboard. However, a search for those strings fails. The LaTeX source is too large to upload, so I will attempt to reproduce this with a smaller file.

To verify that the problem was in Lucide rather than the file, I opened it in Acrobat and did the same searches, which did find the strings.

#375 Page number input fields are extremely user unfriendly. UI 1.4.1 1.4.1 defect new Mar 10, 2019 Mar 10, 2019 dazarewicz

Normally, in previous versions, you could click on a page number input field, backspace and type the page number you wanted. Now you can't.

Previously, you could edit the number by typing, backspacing, etc. to provide the page number you wanted. Now you can't.

It seems that now the page number entry fields only allow in-range, perfectly valid page numbers *always* even while entering the number. This is extreme and extremely unfriendly. Page number entry fields should allow anything to be typed, including a blank field, until the filed is exited. Checking should only be done on exiting the entry field.

#254 edited fill-in pdfs display/print old data Plugin: PDF 1.3 1.4.1 defect Gregg Young assigned Mar 15, 2013 Mar 1, 2019 Steven Levine

If a field in a saved fill-in pdf is edited, the old data reappears after the pdf is saved and reloaded. This is probably a poppler defect/regression. The new data is in the pdf, but so is the old data. Since pdfs are effectively read backwards, it is easy to understand how this could occur.

#373 Inconsistent font for fill-in fields Plugin: PDF 1.4.0 1.4.1 defect new Mar 1, 2019 Mar 1, 2019 Lewis Rosenthal

When completing a fill-in PDF, the font used when typing sometimes is absolutely so tiny as to not be legible. After leaving the field, the font usually changes to something more legible (larger, perhaps bold, and in a color contrasting with the surrounding text).

The font should be legible while typing, and should not change overly much after leaving the field (perhaps normal while typing and bold after). IAC, the font needs to be be of a readable size when entering data in the field, even if the entry must scroll horizontally for longer strings.

#315 Navigation pane is not kept in sync with location in document when contents are nested UI 1.3.6 1.4.1 defect new Sep 12, 2016 Feb 28, 2019 Lewis Rosenthal

When the Navigation pane has nested contents, moving from page to page non-sequentially via the toolbar or the Go to page dialog will not reposition (or expand) the tree.

It seems that the first two digits entered the first time anything is entered will move the bounce bar in the nav pane. After that, First/Last, Previous/Next, or any entry in the field generally leaves the bounce bar in place (thus, it moves once).

I was able to get it to finally expand a section with a page jump from the Go to page dialog, but only once in a 125-page document.

#265 Page content not always in sync with page indicators (lag when changing pages) Lucide Core 1.3.5 1.4.1 defect new Jan 19, 2016 Feb 28, 2019 Lewis Rosenthal

This is likely related to #121. the symptom is that when using the toolbar to quickly move from page to page, it is easy to get "ahead" of the viewing window, which somehow gets left behind, sometimes several pages behind. Double-clicking the desired page in the navigation pane will bring things back in sync.

This is mostly noticeable in PDFs with graphics, where more rendering time is required. In this case, it might be prudent to monitor the page control and wait for the user to stop advancing (or going back), then "jump" to the selected page, instead of trying to keep up.

#274 Once a document has been Saved As, don't prompt to save the document upon closing Backend 1.3.6 1.4.1 defect Gregg Young assigned Mar 22, 2016 Feb 28, 2019 Lewis Rosenthal

PDF form fill-in. Data populated in form. Document | Save As... New name given to copy of document. Exit Lucide. Prompt appears to save the current document.

There are a few reasons for this. The most basic is that when we save a document as another document, we should then switch to that new document for editing (logically). Unfortunately, there does not yet exist a simple Save option (only Save As...), so the only opportunity we get to save the original document is upon exit. See #273 for related behavior.

#273 Better file save Backend 1.3.6 1.4.1 enhancement Gregg Young closed Mar 22, 2016 Feb 28, 2019 Lewis Rosenthal

When filling in a PDF form, the only option is to Save As. Subsequent editing of the same form (now saved to a different file - and we should be able to save over the opened original document - requires yet another Save As, even to enter the same filename as last saved. This is unintuitive and clumsy.

Partially related to #167, which mainly deals with enhancing save to allow saving of individual pages, as I read it.

#338 Thumbnails: value of the cbValue field of the FEA2 structure is set incorrectly Backend 1.4.0 1.4.1 defect closed Jan 27, 2017 Feb 18, 2019 Lewis Rosenthal

This was reported by Glassman while working on an issue for the ArcaOS FOC.

We should review the thumbnail creation code.

#238 Will only save the first time entries are made into form document. Lucide Core 1.3 1.4.1 defect Gregg Young closed Jan 18, 2012 Feb 18, 2019 cliff185

This is very strange. I enter data into a form and do a "save as" and it saves it fine. Next I reopen the form and make some changes in the form data and do another "save as" and the saved file does not have the changes. It is like it keeps the original in memory and only saves that, but the changes somehow don't make it into that original in memory to be saved.

Also, after doing a "save as" of an updated form as mentioned above, when Lucide is closed it comes up with a message that the document has changed, do you want to save it. If a yes response is given the results are as above, i.e. the changes are not saved so in essence the opened form is saved again with none of the data changes.

#181 Allow Save As to save to the same file Lucide Core 1.3 1.4.1 enhancement Gregg Young closed Apr 20, 2010 Feb 18, 2019 dmik

Currently, we programmatically disable saving the viewed document under the same name (see #178 for details). We should make it possible one day. An universal method that should work for all plugins (no matter if they internally support it or not) is to:

  • Save to a temporary file in the same target directory.
  • Close the current document.
  • Delete the original file.
  • Rename the temporary file to the original name.
  • Reopen the original file.

#359 Makefile changes needed to sync with current build layout Build System 1.4.0 1.4.1 task Gregg Young closed Sep 19, 2018 Feb 18, 2019 Lewis Rosenthal

Currently, the manual makewpi.cmd used to package Lucide 1.4.0 depends upon the directory structure in that attached warpin-tree.txt (lucide.wis may just as easily be lucide.wis.tpl, and the same with the language scripts).

I'll leave it to someone else to make the changes to the Makefile. This was why the packaging changes for 1.4.0 were never committed to SVN.

See also #352.

#349 Change the "Save As" FOC behaviour to allow selection of TARGET filename UI 1.4.0 1.4.1 enhancement Gregg Young closed May 13, 2017 Feb 18, 2019 darcio

This is an Enhancement request.

I would like the ability to simply point to an existing filename as a TARGET destination in the FOC dialogue box during the "Save As" operation.

Today I can not do so, instead I have to re-type the full TARGET filename. This is tedious and replacing it with a quick "point and click" would make the saving process to much quicker.

This request may be similar to #330 (http://trac.netlabs.org/lucide/ticket/330), although I think there are specific differences here when it comes to the clean-up tasks for where there original PDF file was located (this strictly deals with on-line PDF content viewing).

#352 Remove license text from WIS (and call from pck 1) Packaging 1.4.0 1.4.1 task Gregg Young closed Feb 22, 2018 Feb 10, 2019 Lewis Rosenthal

The main WIS is way too large. These licenses should not be entered explicitly in here, and instead, should just be called from the source pack, i.e.:


#371 For hyperlinks, add context menu item "Copy link location" Plugin: PDF future 1.4.1 enhancement new Jan 22, 2019 Jan 22, 2019 Lewis Rosenthal

Now that we have hyperlinks working and displaying in tooltips (see #356), as well as handy context menus, we should make the context menu more useful by offering to copy the URI to the clipboard.

Currently, selecting Copy from the context menu copies some of the underlying text in the document, which by itself is sub-optimal.

I'm only marking this as an RFE for the PDF plugin, though the implementation may be useful for other document types, as well (DjVu?, perhaps).

#356 Display link target (link embedded in PDF) in tooltip Plugin: PDF 1.4.0 1.4.1 enhancement Gregg Young closed May 11, 2018 Jan 22, 2019 Lewis Rosenthal

Unlike a web browser, Lucide has no status bar to display the actual address (web or other document) for a hyperlink embedded in a PDF. It is currently impossible to know where the link is going beyond the text on the page (or what protocol is to be used).

Instead of implementing a status bar, I suggest just displaying the link target in a tooltip upon hover.

#365 Lucide error message at startup Lucide Core 1.4.0 1.4.1 defect Lewis Rosenthal closed Nov 2, 2018 Jan 13, 2019 mauro

after having installed the program (and all prerequisites), it works in my system but at startup a boring error mmessage comes: "WinCreateHelpInstance? failed" , then after pressed the OK gadget, it goes well. Would be much better having a clean start. Thank you

#370 Better navigation of form fields in fill-in PDFs Plugin: PDF 1.4.1 enhancement new Jan 1, 2019 Jan 1, 2019 Lewis Rosenthal

It should be possible to <Tab> and <shift-Tab> to move between input fields in fill-in PDF documents. Currently (1.4.1 RC2), <Tab> switches the focus from the current field to the current page itself.

#366 When Zoom tool is in use, RMB also brings up context menu UI 1.4.1 1.4.1 defect closed Dec 9, 2018 Dec 29, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

In 1.4.1 RC1, clicking the Zoom tool from the toolbar and then right-clicking in the document pane to zoom out causes the document's context menu to also be called. This happens for every RMB click.

Suggest we disable the context menu while the Zoom tool is in use.

#369 radio buttons not yet supported Plugin: PDF 1.4.0 1.4.1 enhancement new Dec 29, 2018 Dec 29, 2018 Steven Levine

The PDF at


has fill-in radio buttons in Section 2 Type of plan. It would be handy if these worked.

It would be good if the implemenation allowed the button selections to be cleared in case of error. For this PDF, the radio buttons only apply for an employer plan.

#367 Find not working in some cases Backend 1.4.0 1.4.1 defect closed Dec 11, 2018 Dec 21, 2018 shmuel

I am creating a PDF file using MiKTeX and LaTeX. The output is annotated with strings of the form {label}, and I am able to copy those to the clipboard. However, a search for those strings fails.

#354 Crashes odd execution, works even execution. Backend 1.3.5 1.4.1 defect Lewis Rosenthal closed Apr 1, 2018 Dec 10, 2018 xynixme

Lucide first crashes when opening a PDF file (odd attempts), and the next time it can be executed and opens the same file (even attempts).

I am still reporting this error because v1.4.0 doesn't work here (another "ticket").

04-01-2018 11:42:41 SYS3170 PID 09ad TID 0001 Slot 00a3 D:\PRODUXI\LUCIDE.EXE c0010003 1e92f0c1 P1=00000003 P2=XXXXXXXX P3=XXXXXXXX P4=XXXXXXXX EAX=02e3beba EBX=0001154c ECX=02621830 EDX=02e341b8 ESI=00000618 EDI=00002ef3 DS=0053 DSACC=f0f3 DSLIM=ffffffff ES=0053 ESACC=f0f3 ESLIM=ffffffff FS=150b FSACC=00f3 FSLIM=00000030 GS=0000 GSACC= GSLIM= CS:EIP=005b:0c0677a4 CSACC=f0df CSLIM=ffffffff SS:ESP=0053:0012f854 SSACC=f0f3 SSLIM=ffffffff EBP=02e10000 FLG=00012202

PMMERGE.DLL 0004:000ff0c1

#353 Plug-in not found Backend 1.4.0 1.4.1 defect Lewis Rosenthal closed Mar 30, 2018 Dec 10, 2018 xynixme

After a manual install (including environment variables and pathin INI), opening any PDF file doesn't work because of, translated from memory: "Cannot find specific plug-in to display file".

It's a simple, old PDF (v1.1?) file. No PDF file works.

v1.3.5 was installed in the same directory (which tends to crash the first time a PDF file is opened).

#331 Inability to load PDF plugin leads to inability to start Lucide Lucide Core 1.4.0 1.4.1 defect closed Dec 18, 2016 Dec 10, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

The underlying cause is not a Lucide issue, as evidenced by the following output in POPUPLOG.OS2:

12-18-2016  13:50:11  SYS2070  PID 1035  TID 0001  Slot 01b4

(We get two of those in a row.) However, the end result is that Lucide will not start (no .TRP file is created in the Lucide directory). The above condition occurred under 1.4.0 RC4.

Renaming or removing lupopplr.dll allows Lucide to start.

It would be nice if we could load (not loading is a defect) and advise the user that we were unable to load all plugins (an enhancement).

#313 Need to disable keyboard accelerators Shift-Home and Shift-End when focus is in a toolbar input field Lucide Core 1.3.6 1.4.1 defect Gregg Young closed Sep 12, 2016 Dec 10, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

When clicking in the page number dialog in the toolbar for a lengthy document, it is expected to be able to highlight the entire page number (e.g., 1200) with Shift-Home. Unfortunately, we grab that key combination and jump to the first supported document in the directory, leaving the current document.

We should disable these accelerators when in that box, so that we do not lose the current document.

#309 Add ability to go back to the previous point (when clicking a hyperlink) Plugin: PDF 1.3.5 1.4.1 enhancement Gregg Young closed Sep 10, 2016 Dec 10, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Presently, clicking an internal hyperlink leaves us with no ability to return to our point of departure, unless the PDF creator was thoughtful enough to add one. We should have a <Back> button, and perhaps a <Forward> button, for completeness, remembering a list of hyperlinks, and allowing us to retrace our steps.

#306 Errant print driver causes Lucide to crash Backend 1.3.6 1.4.1 defect closed Sep 5, 2016 Dec 10, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

The actual error is in ECUPS driver. It does appear under other apps, but it does not crash the entire application. This bug is specifically about handling such unexpected conditions more gracefully.

Opened document. Selected Print, then clicked Properties button. Set output to raw PostScript file and entered filename. Upon clicking OK, Lucide crashed with a TRP (attached).

This condition is repeatable with this driver (ECUPS 30.800) and this printer (HP LaserJet 3800).

#294 Unable to print with CUPS 1.4.8 Printing 1.3.6 1.4.1 defect Lewis Rosenthal closed Aug 22, 2016 Dec 10, 2018 Anchieri

I have installed the last version of Lucide : Lucide-1.3.6-rc1.zip and I want print to my USB printer: HP 1610 All in One, but nothing go to CUPS. It's possible to print using the normal HP DESKJET driver. With the previous version I was able to print using CUPS, almost all PDF file, in many case also with the 'BOUNDING BOX' error.

#290 Saving as does not add newly saved file to recent files list Backend 1.3.6 1.4.1 defect Gregg Young closed Aug 21, 2016 Dec 10, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

1.3.6 RC2

Saving an opened document to a new filename does not add that new name to the recent files list. Thus, upon re-opening Lucide, the new file must be manually located and selected.

#340 Missing printer object (no printer installed) leads to program crash Backend 1.4.0 1.4.1 defect Gregg Young closed Feb 19, 2017 Dec 10, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Fresh install of ArcaOS beta 4.9.6. Opening a document and then selecting the option to print is fine. As soon as a print-driver-specific option is selected (portrait/landscape, margin), Lucide exits (no TRP file and no POPUPLOG entry).

Possibly related to #306.

#363 Lucide 1.4.1 beta14 renders pdf as blank pages - regression Plugin: PDF 1.4.1 1.4.1 defect closed Oct 20, 2018 Nov 5, 2018 Steven Levine

Lucide 1.4.1 beta14 renders the pdf at


as blank pages. Lucide 1.4 GA renders the document slowly, but correctly.

#364 error warning on Lucide 1.4.0 startup Backend 1.4.0 1.4.1 defect closed Nov 2, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 mauro

after having installed the program (and all prerequisites), it works in my system but at startup a boring error mmessage comes: "WinCreateHelpInstance? failed" , then after pressed the OK gadget, it goes well. Would be much better having a clean start. Thank you

#362 Crash when attempting to open nth file in a series Lucide Core 1.4.1 1.4.1 defect closed Oct 12, 2018 Oct 13, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Opening one PDF, then an other, then another...to the 6th or 7th file results in a program crash and TRP file (attached).

There is nothing remarkable about these PDFs, and starting the program fresh, the document which was attempted at the previous crash opens normally. These are smaller files containing no links (scanned documents, in most cases, with no OCR - just images of 2-3 pages).

I have not tested opening other types of documents in succession.

Files were opened via Ctrl-O (Shift-PgDn is not currently working in this beta - 12 - under test).

#173 Cannot handle scripted PDF forms (dropdowns, etc.) Lucide Core 1.3 1.4.1 enhancement Gregg Young assigned Apr 12, 2010 Oct 5, 2018 hanno

Thanks for your great work and the feature to fill forms!

In general it works, but I have a "difficult" form with some problems (so I included a file to test):

  • If there is a pulldown menu within the PDF, no data entry is possible (see field "fur den Kalendermonat")
  • font size problems
  • calculations are not made within the form

I think it's the best to test this PDF with Acrobat Reader 5.1.0, to see how it should work.

Thanks again! Hanno

#271 Create thumbnails in background Backend 1.3.6 1.4.1 enhancement Gregg Young assigned Mar 21, 2016 Oct 5, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Why should the user have to wait to view a document until after the thumbnail has been created? This should run in a separate thread in the background while the document is being viewed. This would also alleviate the some of the condition caused by the slow thumbnail creation issue described in #270.

#357 Lucide crash when attempting to open a supported filetype by name which is not a supported type Plugin: GBM 1.4.1 1.4.1 defect Gregg Young closed Jul 8, 2018 Oct 3, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

The supported filename extension list for GBM includes .img. Unfortunately, .img is also used for disk image files (not graphic files). Lucide 1.4.0 will open these files, rendering a single page with a thin line in the document window. 1.4.1, however, abends with no .TRP file and no POPUPLOG entry.


512-byte AOSBoot MBR image from ArcaOS USB stick boot. This is a raw .img file from DFSee.

The same behavior is observed when copying the .img file to another supported file type extension for the GBM plugin (e.g., .jpg). Copying the original .img to .pdf or to .djv produces the expected "File load error!" popup.

#22 Open files in read mode and re-read the file after it has been changed Lucide Core 1.4.2 enhancement new Jun 11, 2006 Oct 2, 2018 julbts@…

Open the files in "read" mode, so they can also be accessed by other programs and it is allowed to write the file while it is already opened by Lucide. If the file has changed it has to be re-read! This is needed to use it as PDF-Viewer when someone creates PDF files with VTEX/2 (LaTeX).

You have to compare the last saved timestamp with the current timestamp when the Lucide window will be activated. If you have a background thread that will check the timestamps in the background this would be an option too. Look at the GSView source, which is supporting this feature since ages.

#42 Error reporting for plugin rendering API Lucide Core 1.0 Beta 1.1 1.4.2 enhancement new Jul 7, 2006 Oct 2, 2018 hn_netlabs_trac@…

When rendering a document page certain errors could arise in the plugin (e.g. out-of-memory, file no longer accessible, ...).

It is so far not possible for a plugin to report these errors to the Lucide core. Thus the user has no idea what went wrong. He/she probably just sees an empty page (or crap).

Proposal: Apply the same error reporting scheme used for loadFile() to renderToPixbuf() and renderToPS(). (boolean returned, error message via SOMMalloc)

#44 Index.html handing off to Index.djvu Lucide Core 1.4.2 enhancement new Jul 10, 2006 Oct 2, 2018 StuUpdike@…

I have noted on DjVU Zone that when a file is a pure DjVu? file, the Lucide displays it properly. However, there are numerous links which point to index.html files. They hand off immediately to files named index.djvu. Lucide runs and shows the pages in the bookmarks panel, but nothing ever shows in the document panel. When this happens Lucide either becomes unresponsive and I must CTRL+ESC to close it in the Window List or Lucide disappears all by itself.

Thank you,

Stu Updike Bedford, Texas USA

#104 SVG plugin Lucide Core 1.3 1.4.2 enhancement new Jan 17, 2007 Oct 2, 2018 guest

The support for viewing SVG files would be also nice.

Here is some info I have found on some libraries that could be used:


I know that with mozilla you can view SVG files, but if this is to be a universal viewer then... There are a lot of clip arts and other stuff around in SVG and some open source software that can do with SVG also like InkScape, Scribus can also use SVG files.

#121 Redrawing pages only when file has changed Lucide Core 1.4.2 enhancement new May 28, 2007 Oct 2, 2018 guest

When loading a file in GSView, heavy graphics are loaded slowly but this can be done in background because GSView will not redraw the page unless the file has changed. This cannot be done with Lucide. When Lucide loads the same page and is put in the background, it will load it again when going back to the front. You have to wait until the page is completely drawn without doing something else. This is very annoying when a file contains lots of heavy graphics.

#140 Allow plugin configuration via GUI Lucide Core 1.0 Beta 3 1.4.2 enhancement new Jun 4, 2008 Oct 2, 2018 guest

Add the possibility plugins to show a configuration dialog. This could be done by either adding a "Configure" button on the plugin list (simple) or creating a properties notebook, in which - besides Lucide core's own settings - plugins could insert pages for their own purpose (better but more complicated).

#149 WPS-Integration: Enable RMB-Print for PDF-Files Lucide Core 1.4.2 enhancement new Nov 11, 2008 Oct 2, 2018 batchheizer

It would be nice, if a user opens the context-menu of a PDF-file and clicks print than Lucide would send the document to the selected printer. OOorgWPS has this feature.

#202 Comic book support Lucide Core 1.4.2 enhancement new May 24, 2010 Oct 2, 2018 sparrac

If possible, it was nice add a new plugin to Lucide for read comic book files (with mainly CBZ and CBR file extensions). The Gnome (Evince) and KDE (Okular) viewers equivalent to Lucide usually have this feature.

Comic book files are only ZIP (CBZ) or RAR (RAR) archives with a set of numbered image files (usually JPG) inside.

Perhaps p7zip (LGPL) can be used for extraction of contents of the archives.

AFAIK, the only comic viewer that perhaps can be ported to eComStation now is YACReader (http://code.google.com/p/yacreader/).

More about this format:


#246 Need ability to annotate PDFs Plugin: PDF 1.3.6 1.4.2 enhancement reopened May 3, 2012 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Presently, Lucide has no facility for annotating PDFs (it is a viewer only, or can Save-As). Marking this core, as I do not believe that other formats have this capability, either.

#256 Add view thumbnails as option for navigation pane Lucide Core 1.3 1.4.2 enhancement new Dec 23, 2015 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Thumbnails allow quick motion through complex documents. This could be added from a context menu in the navigation pane along with a sub menu on the View menu.

#257 Add tabbed viewing Lucide Core 1.3 1.4.2 enhancement new Dec 23, 2015 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

The ability to open multiple documents in different tabs instead of windows would be handy and likely conserve some memory (and screen real estate). Ideally, tab bar location should be configurable (top/bottom/side?). The navigation panel should reflect the currently-viewed tab content.

#260 PCL plugin Lucide Core 1.3 1.4.2 enhancement new Dec 23, 2015 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Add ability to view PCL files, perhaps using GhostPDL (which is licensed under AGPL, and while not compatible with LGPL, using this as a plugin may be allowed; more consideration is necessary).

#262 PS plugin Lucide Core 1.3 1.4.2 enhancement new Dec 23, 2015 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Add ability to render raw or encapsulated PostScript. As discussed in tickets #260 and #261, GhostPDL may provide this.

#298 Make progress meter more useful Lucide Core 1.3.6 1.4.2 enhancement new Aug 23, 2016 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

When searching a long document, the progress dialog displays a notification of activity, but other than counting through the pages, it does not display meaningful progress as a % of completion. It would be useful (when searching a 1,000+ page tome, for example) to have a progress meter. Searching again should pick up where the last search left off in terms of the progress meter, too. Thus, if we stop 50% of the way through the document at the first hit, Ctrl+G should display the bar at 50% when it starts searching for the next hit.

#300 Add PDF details to WPS object context menu WPS 1.3.6 1.4.2 enhancement new Aug 28, 2016 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

PMView has a handy feature of providing image details in the context menu, in addition to allowing image conversion. It would be nice if we could better integrate with the WPS to provide PDF details (type, #pages, creator, author - essentially what we get from View | Document info).

#302 Support PDF attachments (security envelopes) Plugin: PDF 1.3.6 1.4.2 enhancement new Aug 31, 2016 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Apparently, Poppler provides support for these. Acrobat has the ability to wrap multiple files (PDF and non-PDF) inside a PDF, and optionally password-protect or secure the envelope with a certificate. In addition, each attachment may require a password for decrypting and saving.

It also appears that Poppler can return additional document details (for the info dialog) for such PDFs, including whether there are indeed attachments and what those attachments are.

#304 Cannot search searchable DjVu files with OCR layer Plugin: DjVu 1.3.6 1.4.2 defect new Aug 31, 2016 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Testing has revealed that we are either unable to render the OCR layer of "searchable" DjVu files or we do not recognize them as searchable. We're in good company, though, as I was not able to get Okular on Linux to search them, either. Instead, both apps just see them as image files.

For my test, I converted a true PDF (generated text) to DjVu using pdf2djvu (on Linux), and then ran ocrodjvu against that, which processes the text using tesseract. I find it hard to believe that DjVuLibre cannot recognize the OCR layer, yet both Lucide and Okular saw no apparent difference between the two versions.

We should consider investigating this, if there is sufficient interest in searching DjVu files.

#316 Navigating from encrypted PDF without entering password or canceling and accepting does not work as expected UI 1.3.6 1.4.2 enhancement new Sep 13, 2016 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

When moving from one document to another either via Shift-PgUp/Shift-PgDn or Ctrl-O, upon encountering a password-protected PDF, one must enter the password and click OK to decrypt before moving to the next document or click Cancel and then OK to dismiss the notification dialog. The main menu is not accessible, either, to select Document | Open...

A better way to handle this would be to allow keyboard accelerators from the password dialog, at least.

#322 Please improve plugin dependency handling UI 1.4.0 1.4.2 enhancement new Sep 19, 2016 Oct 2, 2018 rbri

While testing the latest RC build (RC3), the djvu plugin was missing from the list of installed plugins. This was simply because i missed the required djvu libs. After installing them the plugins are back.

I like to suggest:

  • the list of plugins should contain a list of all detected plugins
  • if the installation of a plugin fails, the dialog should list this plugin together with a (hopefully helpful) error message

#326 Visio plugin Lucide Core 1.4.0 1.4.2 enhancement new Sep 25, 2016 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Something based upon libvisio might be nice. libvisio is part of LibreOffice, but the library should be useful beyond that. This handles .VSD and .VSDX files (not .VXD/.VXDX stencils).

More information on the later .VSDX format may be found in the Microsoft Developers Network article Introduction to the Visio file format (.vsdx).

#168 add: "fit to page" Lucide Core 1.2 1.4.1 enhancement new Mar 22, 2010 Oct 2, 2018 phil

This would greatly help printing journal articles downloaded from publishers' Web sites. Most journals have smaller pages than letter (or A4) size, and "fit to page" makes their small fonts more readable.

#236 Cannot advance to next image (Shift-PgDn) when viewing document when multiple plugins handle same type Lucide Core 1.3 1.4.1 defect new Jan 12, 2012 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Shift-PgDn works as expected with all document types I've tested, except JPG, where the same image is simply reloaded. Shift-PgUp *does* work, however, even on these files. (1.3.4b2)

I'm marking this as core, but it's liable to be in the JPG plugin; I don't know the code to make that determination.

PS - Need to add 1.3.4 beta releases to the Version dropdown in Trac.

#258 Add selectable print ranges Lucide Core 1.3 1.4.1 enhancement new Dec 23, 2015 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Print ranges should support multiple selectable ranges, such as:


This would be in addition to even/odd, which is currently available, and implemented for a different purpose.

#259 Enhance print layout options Lucide Core 1.3 1.4.1 enhancement new Dec 23, 2015 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Booklet and 4-up printing would be convenient, as would be flip-book (top/bottom with binding in the middle). Ideally, a graphical representation of the page layout (vs a page preview) would accompany this feature. This should be added as a separate menu item on the Document (or File, IMO) menu, as Page setup.

#281 Add preference for measurements (mm vs in) Printing 1.3.5 1.4.1 enhancement new Aug 1, 2016 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

When setting print margins, the measurement is hardcoded in mm. This is less than convenient for those of us in the US.

Suggest making units configurable.

Related: #259

#301 Support digitally signed PDFs Plugin: PDF 1.3.6 1.4.1 enhancement new Aug 29, 2016 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

This is a tracking bug for uplevel support in Poppler which is getting close (available in core, but not in cpp, yet).

PDFs may be encrypted with digital signatures instead of passwords. Currently, Lucide cannot handle these files, instead presenting a password dialog to the user.

Related Poppler bugs:



#308 Support digitally signing PDFs Plugin: PDF 1.3.5 1.4.1 enhancement new Sep 7, 2016 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

This bug differs from #301 in that this is specifically an RFE to enable signing PDFs (as opposed to simply opening already-signed documents).

Related Poppler bugs:

Core support

cpp support

#351 Enhance Document Info content Plugin: PDF 1.4.1 1.4.1 enhancement new Oct 27, 2017 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

I noticed that Document Info currently (1.4.0) contains:


I'm thinking that the size of the file would be a good addition, at least.

#229 Unsupported document (can't render PDFs that check Adobe Reader is there using JavaScript) Plugin: PDF 1.3 1.4.1 enhancement new Jul 17, 2011 Oct 2, 2018 Mikael Elf

The uploaded pdf is a from the Swedish pass-port authority. Some new fancy version of pdf-document I guess, which I'm not able to open. Instead it produces a message:

"Please wait... If this message is not eventually replaced by the proper contents of the document, your PDF viewer may not be able to display this type of document. You can upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Reader for Windows®, Mac, or Linux® by visiting http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. For more assistance with Adobe Reader visit http://www.adobe.com/support/products/ acrreader.html.

Windows is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries."

#242 Print as image produces no output Lucide Core 1.3 1.4.1 defect Lewis Rosenthal reopened Mar 19, 2012 Oct 2, 2018 peter

Any application is able to print on my laser printer except LUCIDE 1.3.4. and predessor. Transfer of output from Lucide to printpool works. Ready light on printer is ON. After transfer of output to printer the ready light goes OFF and error light is blinking.

When I hit the start button in this situation the printer lights are switching back and the printer prints the output without any problems. I can expirience this behaviour on any of my PCs and printers.

#317 Better detection of encryption method needed Plugin: PDF 1.3.6 1.4.1 enhancement new Sep 16, 2016 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

If we are presented with an encryption type which we cannot handle, e.g., certificate, we need to present a more useful dialog or notification to the user. Presently, we present the Password dialog anytime we encounter an encrypted document, even if that document cannot be opened (unsupported) or uses a certificate (likewise currently unsupported, but in any case would never require a password).

I'm not sure how much detail Poppler returns beyond RC4, AES, and AES-256, so we may not yet be able to tell what encryption is being used.

Related: #301

#319 Explore helptable logic to improve context sensitivity Lucide Core 1.4.0 1.4.1 task new Sep 18, 2016 Oct 2, 2018 Lewis Rosenthal

Now that we have context-sensitive help, we should see about refining it.

#330 Sugestion, Save as and delete original Lucide Core 1.4.0 1.4.1 enhancement roberto new Nov 5, 2016 Oct 2, 2018 roberto

I request to include a new menu option to Save as & Original delete, help a lot in the use of Lucide.

#360 Find searches document window even when navigation window has focus Backend 1.4.0 1.4.1 enhancement new Sep 23, 2018 Oct 2, 2018 Gregg Young

#13 REXX Interface Lucide Core 1.4.0 task Eugene Romanenko closed May 28, 2006 Oct 2, 2018 ktk

There should be a REXX interface for Lucide, this would make it possible to script certain tasks, one could even think to manipulate PDF documents or similar like this.

We have to define first how this could be done and what would make sense.

#15 Thumbnails for PDFs Plugin: PDF 1.4.0 enhancement ktk closed May 28, 2006 Oct 2, 2018 ktk

Implement PDF Thumbnails

#27 Planning Mozzilla plugin Lucide Core 1.4.0 enhancement Eugene Romanenko closed Jun 13, 2006 Oct 2, 2018 anonymous

Is planner a mozzilla pluging for substitution of Acrobat 4.05

#75 single klick to show another page in pdf Lucide Core 1.0 Beta 3 1.4.0 enhancement Eugene Romanenko closed Aug 29, 2006 Oct 2, 2018 guest

would it be possible to have a setting, so that a single klick is enough to show another page in the navigator

#77 "Add bookmark" feature Lucide Core 1.0 Beta 3 1.4.0 enhancement ktk closed Aug 30, 2006 Oct 2, 2018 guest

It would be nice to have the ability to set bookmarks, so that it is possible to quick jump between different locations within a lengthy document. These bookmarks could be stored together with a history of last recently opened files.

#84 Making translators' lives easier (almost copy & paste from my post at edg@ecomstation.nl) Lucide Core 1.0 Beta 3 1.4.0 enhancement Eugene Romanenko closed Sep 3, 2006 Oct 2, 2018 guest

[ eComStation Developer Group ] I've just had a look at the source .lng file for Lucide translation.

It's short, it's plain text, it seems to be structured... but is NOT. It's easy to produce a translation for Lucide, but not so easy to produce a good one (perhaps some defects are inherited from NewView? here?). What's wrong?

BTW, this is not intended to be a pun against Eugene Romanenko, but a constructive criticism that may be used by developers pf NLV-enabled apps to make translators' lives easier.

-Resource strings are split into groups starting with 'MENU_', 'TBHINT_' and the like. This is good, but strings within groups are hardly sorted, so you can't relate them to each other adequately (as you would if they resembled menu nesting, group boxes, etc. item order).

For example, to choose adequate mnemonics for user menus it is most convenient to have them in nested lists, ordered so that items in the list match the order in which they appear on the user menu. This happens most of the time, except that menu subgroups are shuffled around, or perhaps you are translating 'document' menu items and you suddenly find a subgroup from 'view'...

-Strings from each group can be related to strings in other groups. An obvious example is items-toolbar hint pairs. While it is very sensible to group menu items, it makes a little less sense to group hints, except perhaps for length comparison.

Parhaps a good solution would be a 2-column table for each app element (such as the user menu or dialog boxes) ordered by item (first column), with item-hint couples in each row. Of course, I mean user-editable columns; obviously there should be column for IDs, etc...

Just $0.02 more.

Regards, Alfredo.

#85 lucide as viewer for .dwf format? Lucide Core 1.0 Beta 3 1.4.0 enhancement Eugene Romanenko closed Sep 5, 2006 Oct 2, 2018 guest

I'm looking for and OS/2 viewer for the .dwf format (for industrial drawings etc.) Will lucide be able to do that? TIA

#91 encrypted documents Plugin: PDF 1.0 Beta 3 1.4.0 enhancement closed Sep 15, 2006 Oct 2, 2018 guest

is it possible to enhance the pdf part, so that encrypted documents could be read?

#116 Tabbed user interface Lucide Core 1.4.0 enhancement Eugene Romanenko closed Mar 30, 2007 Oct 2, 2018 guest

Create a "tabbed" user interface to view multiple documents (like we have it in recent web browsers).

#117 To view more then one page on screen Lucide Core 1.0 Beta 3 1.4.0 enhancement Eugene Romanenko closed Apr 17, 2007 Oct 2, 2018 guest

It will be fine to have a possibility to view not only one page on screen. This future exist in Adobe Viewer 6.0 and has name "Layout Facing". Same also exist in MS Word.

The possibility to see, for example, two pages on screen is very usefull on modern flat LCD monitors with 16:10 screen resolution.

#138 Lucide 1.20 doesn't handle "subdocuments" Lucide Core 1.0 1.4.0 defect Eugene Romanenko closed May 24, 2008 Oct 2, 2018 guest

I have a manual for a Sony tape drive in PDF format, but the "main document" consists only of the Table of Contents, the individual chapters and subsections being contained in separate files in subdirectories. The Acrobat Reader handles this just fine and even allows me to return to the TOC from an individual chapter or other subsection. Lucide 1.20 cannot find the "subdocuments" at all.

#141 Wrong "Umlaute" in PDF-Document-Information Plugin: PDF 1.4.0 defect Eugene Romanenko closed Jun 5, 2008 Oct 2, 2018 guest

German Umaute in PDF-Files are displayed wrong in the document-information-window. Even if they are set under OS/2 (PDFMergeNX or ExitTool?).

#143 Greek Unicode in Bookmarks Plugin: PDF 1.4.0 defect Eugene Romanenko closed Aug 29, 2008 Oct 2, 2018 batchheizer

If a PDF-file contains a bookmark with Greek (and perhaps the same with other special-character-Languages) Unicode-characters, the characters cannot be displayed by Lucide. Only "Häuschen" appear.

With AR5 everything looks fine.

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