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Is there a way to quickly browse multiple pdfs in a directory?

I often generate directories full of PDFs. I want to quickly flip through them as though they are pictures. Nautilus will create thumbnails of the PDFs that I can enlarge using ctrl= but they never ...
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What is the name of the default, preinstalled, PDF viewer on Ubuntu?

I've been looking for the name of the Ubuntu's PDF reader preinstalled app. I just wanna a great PDF reader that support complementary mode for windows. Thank you!
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How can I open pdf files by default with foxit?

I'm new to ubuntu as I come from Win7. In win7 I was using Foxit Reader to open the pdf documents. Searching online I found this method to install Foxit. cd Downloads/ tar -xvf ...
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Unprotect a protected pdf

I've purchased a pdf and want to highlight areas of it and add comments for my own personal reference. I've look at its properties through Foxit Reader (running through wine), and, irritatingly, I'm ...
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Make PDF from libreoffice impress handout

Is there any way to 'print to pdf' the handout from libreoffice? I can print it in a normal printer, but I need it as a pdf file. As an edit: because I'm working on a deadline (this is to make a ...
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Fast PDF reader that remembers the last viewed page

I have tried a few pdf readers : Adobe , foxit , and evince . However, all of them have one basic flaw/ short coming compared to their windows and android counterparts. I have pdf files with many ...
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Search text within multiple pdfs and docs

I got a bunch of notes written by other students, but they are from an old textbook that didn't deal with everything in the same order, so I need to search through the notes for every chapter (each ...
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How do you create a PDF from multiple images? Now with more grid problems

So I have a ton of 825x1125 images ( (>300, in png format but I can make jpegs). I need to create a printable PDF with them (to print playing card prototypes). They have to be in a 3x3 grid pattern in ...
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Print pdf like a book - 2 pages per sheet double sided

I have a pdf of a book (no copyrights, don't worry), I wan't to print it, 2 pages per sheet double sided, so that I can cut the final in half, put the left part above the right part and get the book ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Converting a `pdf` file to `ps` format

I want to convert pdf file to ps file and used the following command in Ubuntu 14.04 pdf2ps input.pdf output.ps But this command throws the following error: sfopen: gs_parse_file_name failed. ...
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Unable to build or view pdf files in TexMaker

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. and have installed TEX MAKER, after writing and saving file, when i build for PDFs view, It prompts error that file not found. I am also new to Ubuntu, On Windows when i have ...
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How can I remove a clickable bar with hyperlink in each page of a pdf file?

Can we remove a long narrow clickable bar(with some hidden text and link) at the bottom of each page of this pdf file? When never I click it, it will tries to open a website in my browser. I prefer ...
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Okular: File -> Properties -> Optimized?

If you open a PDF file in Okular and choose the menu entry "File -> Properties", a list of the current file's various properties is displayed. Among them is the entry Optimized: <Yes|No> ...
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How to scan multiple pages to one PDF file using HP Envoy 4500

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 and have a HP Envoy 4500 printer (hplip 3.14.10) connected via USB. I have a document of about 12 pages. I want to scan them onto a single PDF. I am able to scan each document ...
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problem with RMarkdown on ubuntu 14.04

I am new to RStudio and RMarkdown. When I've tried to knit my first pdf document in Rstudio, I got the following message: processing file: Preview-4cef6f7763df.Rmd |............. ...
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Change default text color in qpdfview

Is there a way to permanently change the default text color in QPDFView? Until now, I only found options to change the background color.
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Thunar - Custom actions: select pdf extract pages as images

I like this command to convert pdf pages to png images: pdftoppm -png *.pdf prefix (my source is this answer) I would like to add a command to Thunar custom actions that would convert the selected ...
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Manual duplex printinting Canon MX475

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have the Canon MX475 printer. I want to print a document on both sides of the paper. I have installed my drivers using the tutorial from this page Drivers_tutorial ...
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Printing Comment pages only with Acrobat

How to print only the comment pages only in acrobat professional 7? I have found a suggestion in one of the web pages to use javascript to extract the comment pages only, but I am unable to complete ...
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Is there a PDF viewer that supports password protected files (username and password)?

I need a pdf viewer that supports password protected files, I don't want to crack the files or anything like that I have the required information. The thing is that Document Viewer asks for a password ...
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Is it possible to embed a pdf reader in QupZilla browser?

I have recently started using QupZilla browser with Ubuntu 14.04 and while I like its slimmed down browsing experience one thing that bugs me is that when I wish to view a pdf I only have the option ...
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Evince without restrictions on Ubuntu 14.04

I love to use Evince, is one of the best software for visualize a lot of things, including pdfs. I use it many times with LaTeX. Also, before I could select text and copy it, but now, with Ubuntu ...
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converting pdf to text using pdftotext

Is there any way by which i can find position of text selecting cursor in ubuntu 12.04?Can we use pdftotext to convert pdffile to text depending on those coordinates.
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How to view chapter wise bookmarks in Okular?

Common pdf viewers like Document Viewer and Adobe Reader in Windows provide bookmarks for every chapter like so : Is there anyway to get the same feature in Okular?
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I can't open secured PDF in Ubuntu (open password), but can in Windows XP

I can open a certain PDF in Windows XP like any other, but I can't open the same PDF in Ubuntu because I get asked for "open password". In XP Foxit reader shows that the file is secured for all ...
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Changing default app for PDF

I'm using ubuntu 14.04. I want to set acrobat reader as a default app for PDF files. Right clicking and going "open with" does not get me anywhere because app is not listed. not even under "other ...
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Evince does not see my search string. But why not?

I have got a number of pdf documents (bank account statements), where I regularly need to search for certain kinds of transaction by keyword. Recently I observed that with Acrobat 9 (a very old ...
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Why cant I follow links in a PDF?

I'm doing something wrong, obviously... but no matter which PDF reader I use (evince, okular, xpdfview) I can't seem to find one that will follow a link in a PDF file (link to another spot in the same ...
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Inkscape: How to choose font replacement?

Every decent drawing/vectorial software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw shows-up a dialogue asking how would you like to replace the fonts type-faces that it wasn't able to find on the system, ...
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How to highlight and annotate PDF and DjVu documents?

I am looking for some good software which can highlight and annotate PDF and DjVu files in Ubuntu.
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Okular - blank screen for a few seconds after opening a file

After opening any file with Okular there appears black screen for a moment as if the graphics drivers were reloaded. The problem is absent if I use different PDF viewer, e.g. muPDF. I use Kubuntu ...
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How can I install PDFedit on Ubuntu 14.04?

I need to convert a PDF document (tables) to .xls format. So I've read that I need to turn it into text with pdfedit. I need the steps to install PDFedit on Ubuntu 14.04. There are some workaround ...
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zotero does not find pdftext & pdfinfo

I am using the Firefox extension Zotero on Ubuntu LTS 12.04. Zotero complains about missing PDF tools, though: To use this feature, you must first install the PDF tools in the Search pane of the ...
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Changing the default reader for pdf looses the previous one

I have changed the default program for reading pdfs from Adobe reader to Evince. The problem is that now Adobe disappeared from the list of choice. If I press right click/open with I cannot see Adobe ...
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How to zoom a pdf with centering?

I am using Document Viewer 3.10.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 I want to zoom a pdf and print it to a file (another pdf). I am able to zoom it but the issue I am facing is this : the pdf is getting zoomed ...
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500 Internal Server Error Apache2 When Opens pdf file

I am doing a simple website using cgi technology. I created a domain name called 'www.myexamp.com' . I have given my configurations my website. <VirtualHost *:80> # The ServerName ...
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how to divide pdf into shall chunks (many pieces per page)?

I have a pdf file and I need to get get small pieces of data from it. It is structured like this : Page1: Question 1 ...................................... ...
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pdf File permission not changing in hp 8 GB pendrive

I have large amount of data in pdf file. The owner, group and others can read and write this file. But when i copied this pdf file to my 8 GB hp pendrive and tried to open it, i failed. It displays ...
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How to choose filename and save-folder by pdf-printing

VIRTUAL PDF PRINTER: Is there a way to tweak cups-pdf in order to be able to choose the generated file's name and default directory where the pdf file is saved (default set to ~/PDF/) ? Background: ...
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How can I make an executable to run different processes?

I am running PDFXCview.exe (for pdfxchange viewer portable version) under wine to open a pdf file, by PDFXCview.exe 1.pdf When I do the same for another file, the other file will be opened by the ...
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How do I get gedit to print?

I can print from every other application -- Libre Office, gimp, Ubuntu test page, Kate, Inkscape, etc. -- but gedit stubbornly refuses to print, show a preview, or 'print' to a PDF file. When I try ...
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What can I use to create and read PDF files? [duplicate]

I need software to create and read PDF files in my Ubuntu 14.04 like Nitro in Windows 7?
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how to install a pack to a Windows portable executable/ [duplicate]

I download a portable version of pdfxchange viewer from http://www.tracker-software.com/downloads/PDFX_Vwr_Port.zip. After unzip, I can run PDFXCview.exe directly, after adding its path to $PATH. ...
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is it possible to use hand cursor in evince

Default cursor in Evince is text selection. Is it possible to use a hand cursor (which support dragndrop) instead?
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Okular crashes Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed okular using the ubuntu software center, but I haven been able to use it yet, once i run the program and I choose open document it crashes. This appears to me in the command line ...
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Can master pdf editor or some other software allow me edit pdf bookmarks arbitrarily?

I try to edit bookmarks of a pdf file under master pdf editor. Maybe I miss something, but I can't create a new bookmark at the same level or at a higher level than some existing bookmarks. (e.g. ...
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Okular is not listed in the open with option

recently I installed Ocular .I opened file using Ocular through command window.But it is not listing in the normal user.But if I go for sudo nautilus , I am getting Ocular option. I know it is related ...
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copy pasting text in other languages from pdf

Here is a pdf I want to copy paste a few paragraphs and email to some friend I am on Ubuntu 12.04 (can not upgrade at this moment) when I copy paste then I get following  ...
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Can I use pinch to zoom in evince?

I have a touch screen device running ubuntu. When viewing pdfs in evince I can use one finger scrolling and it's very fluent and satisfying. I am looking for more support for touch gestures. ...
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Does it exsit a presentation mode, with next slide and counter for a pdf? [duplicate]

If you do your slides with libreoffice, when you see the diaporama with a double screen option, people see your slides on the screen where there are projected, and you see the current slide, the next ...