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Install i386 program on Samsung Arm Chromebook

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Crouton on my Samsung ARM Chromebook for the sole purpose of installing either Foxit PDF or Adobe Reader. Unfortunately, both of these are i386 architecture. Is ...
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Conversion to PDF failed

I'm trying to convert a MS-Word .doc file to a pdf using abiword. We are running several servers with precise installed. But on my local machine i'm running saucy. On the servers with abiword ...
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PDF files are printed as blank pages.

I'm trying to print a PDF file with Document Viewer. I get blank pages out of printer. When I hit Print preview, I also see blank pages. Images (jpg) are printed just fine. The problem appeared ...
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How to import xml data to a fillable pdf file in linux?

I have a fillable pdf template. Also have a xml file which is extracted from this fillable pdf file. How can I export xml file from these fillable pdf files and also how can I create a normal pdf ...
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 Printing PDFs to file but name of file saves with weird box-symbol  with F022 inside

When I print a website to PDF, the file name saves with a weird box-symbol  with F022 inside. Anyone know why? I'm new to Ubuntu, and not sure if this is a problem with my system, maybe I installed ...
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Making okular notes and comments visible to other pdf readers

Is there a way to make okular comment and reviews for a pdf visible to Adobe Reader and evince?
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Canon Pixma MP610 won't print test page ubuntu 13.10

I installed 13.10, connected my Canon Pixma MP610 printer & the system installed it. The test page printed. That seems normal. 2 days ago I needed to print a medical report which was in pdf ...
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Apache - Configuration to show PDF in browser

There are two behaviors I have seen when it comes to clicking on links pointing to PDF. 1) It downloads the PDF (or asks you where to save it) 2) It displays the PDF it in the browser With an Ubuntu ...
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Simple Scan: PDF does not open on Android (Adobe reader) (dated 1970!)

I have been scanning some documents lately in order to have them with me on my android tablet or smartphone. I share them on DropBox and open them with Adobe reader. The problem is that most of the ...
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print xlsx file from command line using ghostscript and libreoffice

I have been searching on how to get libreoffice in headless mode to print to a ghostscript PDF file on Ubuntu Server 12.04. Can somebody tell me how to do this or if there is an easier way? I tried ...
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some pdf files don't open last view

I have Edit > Preferences > Documents > (check) Restore last view settings when reopening documents. Some pdf files, lets say I am viewing page 52, after I close the file and open the file again, it ...
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Okular & rekonq printing black pages

I found a strange bug printing from Kubuntu lsb_release -a Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 13.10 Release: 13.10 Codename: saucy in Okular okular -v Qt: 4.8.4 KDE ...
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Help with Canon CanoScan LiDE scanned PDF Documents

I have just started working with Ubuntu for the last 10 days, with the intention to stop using Windows permanently. So far it has been awesome. I have replaced almost all my Microsoft applications ...
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Software to Index and Document large-number of PDF documents based on certain criteria

I am not tech savvy at all....at our law firm we have literally tens of thousands of pdf documents that the attorney wants indexed. When I say indexed, I mean she wants to make a chart and input the ...
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How to print multiple copies of an image on a single page

I have an image, about 300x300 pixels large. I want to print as many copies as possible on a single page (I am planning to cut them apart with scissors afterwards). Is there a way to do this? Is ...
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Chromium downloads all PDF files initially instead of of opening them within the browser

Whenever I click on a link which contain a PDF file, Chromium automatically downloads the file. Instead, I would like to open it for my viewing rather than downloading it. How can I achieve this?
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Viewing thousands of PDF files very rapidly

I have many thousands of PDF files in a directory, and I need to quickly view them one-by-one. I want to be able to open one, look at it, and then quickly (like with a single keypress) move on to the ...
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how to extract a vector figure from pdf

I have a question. I inserted my figure into my pdf file using latex in this way: I first created a vector figure using inkscape. Then I converted it to the pdf format and then included it to pdf ...
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How to edit XPS files?

XPS files are Microsoft's rival to Adobe's PDF format. How to edit or create new XPS files in Ubuntu?!
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How to read audio comments of a pdf fie created in an IPAD

I have to listen to comments recorded in a pdf file by my supervisor; she used an IPAD. On the pdf-file I can see a little symbol with a "speaker" but when i click there nothing happens. I can see ...
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Mark PDF as Adobe PDF

There are several journal websites (typically Taylor and Francis) that require that all PDF files submitted to it for reviewing should be Adobe PDFs. The submission engine will not accept a PDF ...
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Canon printer won't print PDF files

I am stumped with this situation. I have a new Canon Pixma MG5300 inkjet printer which is connected via USB. Anything else than PDF works perfectly fine: Ubuntu printer test page, LibreOffice files, ...
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SAGE: Saving .show() Output as Vector Graphic

I am using Sage to make visual representations of Graphs(ie of the vertex and edge variety) via the show command. However as far as I can tell I can only save these as a raster in the form of a PNG ...
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Convert odt to pdf via command line, WITHOUT exporting as pdf form

I need to export odt writer file that contains forms to pdf via command line, but without exporting the odt as pdf form (the same thing as you do in libreoffice when you choose export as PDF and don't ...
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Print PDF file shows up as garbage

I'm trying to print several PDF files exported from Google Docs. When I open them in Document Viewer, hit Ctrl+P and select my printer, it spews out several pages of garbage which appear to be the raw ...
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How to open a PDF in dual page view, but for Arabic PDF's (Where pages layout should be from right to left)

I have a PDF in the Arabic language. I've opened it with Poppler/cairo or Okular but I can't figure this out. I know this is so easy but I need help. So Arabic books are normally from RIGHT to LEFT, ...
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Sync highlight pdf between ubuntu and android

I want to know if there is a way to synchronize a pdf with highlights between my ubuntu desktop and my android tablet. I know there are several ways to do it in Mac, but I am not aware of one ...
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Exporting into PDF with Libreoffice ?

I am facing problem while exporting LibreOffice calc file into PDF. I want it to be in single sheet 1 page but its becoming 2 pages.
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Grabbing a pdf from studysoap [closed]

I have purchased an ebook from studysoap.com. However the only form i can access the file is through their web site which is far from convenient. The link looks like ...
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Is there a good way to extract font and color info from a PDF?

I'm trying to recreate a couple of charts from the print edition of a publication from a PDF of it. The text is all text, so I'm just looking for font names and a good way to get the colors out of the ...
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Cannot print pdfs with images

I can successfully print text files or webpages but when I print a pdf file with images, the printer does not print the images. In fact there is a white space instead of the image on the printed page! ...
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How to configure scanimage to produce PDFs as small as gscan2pdf's?

I use gscan2pdf every month, mostly to scan bills. I keep each vendor's bills in a separate directory. I could save myself some time if gscan2pdf were to make an educated guess at what directory an ...
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Master PDF Editor v1.9

I recently downloaded and installed "Master PDF Editor" on my laptop. I edited a PDF file attaching "Sticky Notes" and emailed it as an attachment to one of my contacts who is seeing the "Sticky ...
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Preview of CAD files in format .dwg

I'm looking for a utility or a program for Ubuntu, and possibly even for Windows that is able to convert a CAD file format .DWG to PDF. My need is to provide a preview of CAD files, and I thought ...
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Resize pdf files but with different for width and height

I need to resize a pdf (to remove the margins). It's not an image in pdf, it's a book. But, of course, the upper/lower margins are thinner than the left/right ones. So I was wondering whether there ...
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Why does the printer print an extra page containing “p://poppler.freedesktop.org”?

I received an HP 255 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I print a PDF file on my Lexmark T640 it prints a extra page, on which the only text is: p://poppler.freedesktop.org But for me it's a really ...
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problem to search a word in pdf file with “Document Viewer”?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I downloaded a PDF file for my academic requirements. When I open this PDF with Document Viewer, it displays the contents of the file. However, when I start searching ...
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dvips: How to get correct fonts for eps (encapsulated postscript)?

I have a 12 year old, large Latex document with eps figures in it. Nowadays, when I try to translate it into pdf, I get the following error message: dvips: Font Courier used in file ...
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Xournal: working on 2 documents simultaneously?

I want to annotate a pdf in Xournal while at the same time having another Xournal document open to make some calculations. Is that possible? (Problem: if I open a pdf document on Xournal to annotate ...
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Are PDF files opensouce? [closed]

I was just wondering if PDF formats are opensource. I've seen openoffice save a document in ODT format in contrast to DOC or DOCX. Is there alternate file format to PDF?
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Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 print as pdf does not work

the function "print to file" doesn't have any output. I want to print for example a web page just as pdf. when the print dialogue is open, i select "print to file". a progress bar is displayed and ...
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PDF- corrupt file [closed]

Today I went to somebody with a PDF file, I've made it with LibreOffice Writer, but, when he tried to open the file, it said that it was a corrupt file, my PDF. I've put the file on my usb stick, ...
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Which is the best PDF metadata viewer for Ubuntu?

There are a lot of questions and answers regarding the best PDF viewer available with Ubuntu. But I want to parse the PDF file and know details of PDF, such as images, fonts and links that are ...
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print service (cups) no longer starting - for several months

I'm unable to view my network printer in the configure printer area. It worked for over a year, then stopped a few months ago. I'm able to boot into windows and print, my wife is able to print to it ...
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How can I remove the grayscale page background of a PDF document scan while preserving the text? (Binarization)

My PDF contains 600 pages with images of text. It has 2 "layers". "Layer 1": Background colour image "Layer 2": Text image I would like to remove all background image layers in the total PDF file ...
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Is there a pdf reader that displays animations?

I'm creating a presentation and need to include some animations. I placed the animation in the pdf file using Beamer (after storing the animation in a bunch of png files). Now, when I open the file on ...
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How to change saved image colors with Evince

I am using Evince as my default pdf viewer because it has a feature to save an individual page as an image (jpeg) (r-click>Save Image As...). It works great as long as the .pdf file is black on white ...
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Images pasted/embedded in Writer document disappears when exported to pdf

pictures/images/graphics/eps embedded in LO 4.1 writer document disappears when exported to pdf. What should I do ?
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Open/save PDF files in Chromium?

I have Lubuntu 13.04 with Chromium browser installed on my Acer Aspire One D255 Netbook. How do I view, save a PDF file? I'm sure it's quite simple but somehow I can't get it. I keep getting asked to ...
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Why can't I open protected pdf's?

Before I did a reformat, I could open University of Phoenix's protected pdf files using Adobe in ubuntu. Now that I have reformatted, everytime I try to login to a protected pdf, I get an error: ...