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Texmaker internal pdf viewer deforms document

I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 lately and reinstalled texlive and texmaker to write in latex. When testing it for a new document I saw that the pdf was not being displayed properly. To clarify the ...
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How to convert Excel spreadsheet 2007 to pdf in Linux

There is no cute pdf writer. How can i convert excel spreadsheet 2007 to pdf in linux
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Why are the images produced by pdfimages different when using the -all flag?

It's my understanding that pdfimages -all extracts images from PDFs in their native formats. Therefore, I expected that the JPG (lossy) images extracted from that command would have the same pixel ...
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Why is the size of an image in a pdf file shown by Evince different from calculation based on DPI and resolution?

I have a pdf file which consists of only one image which fully occupies the only one page. In Evince, with 100% zoom-in scale, the size of the image (which is the same as the size of the page which ...
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Why are image files from pdfimages bigger than the PDFs they came from?

On Ubuntu 16.04, pdfimages -all produces image files whose sum of storage use is greater than the PDF files from which they came. Is there any explanation for this? How can I extract image files ...
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Copying Okular notes form Windows to Ubuntu

I have many PDF-files with Okular-notes on them in Windows. Now I would like to copy them into my Linux system. Okular-notes are not saved within the PDF-files. In Linux annotations are located in ...
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PDF font falls back to DejaVu Sans, need a monospace replacement

I have a PDF that features code fragments and it references Courier Std (which is not available on my system and I am not planning to buy it either). The problem is that in the Evince Document Viewer ...
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In TexLive, “Click to jump to line” option in the PDF viewer does not bring the code viewer to the foreground

In TexLive there I have two windows: one to view the LaTeX code, and one to view the resulting PDF file. I like to switch between the two by right-clicking in the PDF and choosing "Click to jump to ...
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PDFTK, CODE128 and UTF-8

I'm used to fill PDF forms from PHP using PDFTK. Recently, I was asked to insert a code-128 barcode in a PDF. To do so, I created a PDF with several text fields for human-readable entries plus a ...
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Unable to center the pdf after scaling page (Evince)

I sometime face margin issue (in spite of shrink/fit to printable area) and so I scale pdf say 90% (applying print scaling to none). But the problem is that after scaling page to 90% whole page is ...
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ubuntu 16.04 snappy core and opening pdf files

Is it possible to have all pdf files open in a snappy core project / application to prevent infection of the main machine OS? If so how? PDf files are increasingly being infected with some type of ...
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Extract page range from pdf [duplicate]

I want to extract the total page range of a pdf using using bash commands. Is it possible to do.
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'Document Viewer' app won't download to M10 tablet

I started up my new Aquaris M10 tablet today. Managed to download a couple of apps successfully from the Ubuntu Store. However, when I downloaded 'Document Viewer', it failed at the end - - 4 times! ...
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Print margins on Firefox (also with Print Edit)?

How can I edit the print margins in Firefox in Ubuntu 14.04? I would like to print a page in A3, with custom page margins, to a PDF... There are suggestions out there like "setting print margins is ...
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Document Viewer Zoom Level Adjustment

Is there anyway to save zoom level adjustment settings for one particular document? meaning: for example, when I open some .pdf document and it has zoom level "Fit Page" but I want to change it to ...
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Evince doesn't navigate from the index

I'm using evince to read a pdf with an index. It displays the index properly but doesn't navigate to a page when I click on it. What could be causing this behavior? How can I fix it? EDIT: Qpdfview ...
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How to programmatically determine DPI of images in PDF file?

I have some PDF files that I want to split apart into TIFF files using convert (in order to OCR via tesseract). This so far is working great - except that in order to automate the whole process, I ...
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Okular annotations - *.xml file path and correct colour issue

The review highlights made in okular are stored in ~/.kde/share/apps/okular/docdata/ , with a *.xml file for each annotated *.pdf. 1st question: How can I change the path of the xml annotations to be ...
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Can one change the output path of cups pdf printer dynamically

One can call lpr to use cups-pdf printer to print a file to pdf, for instance foo.txt lpr -P PDF foo.txt When calling, the printer creates a directory called PDF in the $HOME directory and creates ...
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How (and is it a good idea) to open PDF documents in chroot?

I sometimes need to browse through lots of PDF documents, not always from trusted sources. I keep my software up-to-date (I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 at the time), but as we all know, PDFs are commonly ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS printing problem, extra spaces in words

I have a problem on printing pdf files. When I print out a pdf file with a word, say, "manifolds", I get "manif olds" (extra spaces between "manif" and "olds") on the printed paper. This keeps ...
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Open a PDF which is password protected [closed]

One day ago, I downloaded a PDF that requires a password. Then I searched for software to decrypt the password that's called pdfcrack. Then I installed pdfcrack and ran a command in the Terminal: ...
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pdf is printing 10 pages off

I have a data-sheet for a motherboard I am working with: I tried to print page 136, but 126 came out of my printer. I thought ok, sometimes the pages don't match up exactly between the document and ...
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Is there any Ubuntu PDF reader which can select (snapshot) , save, and export pages?

I installed Foxit in Ubuntu 14.04 but it doesn't seem to have the 'snapshot' feature of the Windows version, ability to save and export a page to..say..Libroffice to save as a word page doc. Does such ...
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Reduce size of pdf file with ocr and tables

I have a scanned file, where text has been recognized already, yet it weights a whooping 80 mbytes. During the scanning process I did a silly thing such as scanning in grayscale. Now the pdf has a ...
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pdfimage extracts a whole page instead of pictures/diagrams on the pages

I have been trying to use pdfimage extractor on ubuntu command line to extract images. Instead of extracting the images on each page, all the pages of the paper are extracted.The command I use is ...
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Document Viewer doesn't show all the characters

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have a problem with some PDFs. I usually use Document Viewer 3.10.3. Reading the Thinking C++ book I have noticed that I can't read the parts with the code, for example: ...
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PdfBox 2.0.0 write text at given postion in a page

I have just passed from PdfBox 1.8 to 2.0.0 and there are quite significant differences. Before to write a text on an existing pdf page I used drawString. In 2.0.0 draw string is deprecated but ...
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How to add Table Of Content in a PDF file (internal one)?

So I have an OyO (Thalia) which can read PDF files. It have an option "Table of content". It shows several labels which direct on certain pages for example when opening ...
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Document Viewer could not open external links

I have a problem with my document viewer (3.10.3) on 14.04. When I tried to open a hyperlink from a pdf file, an error poped up saying:" Unable to open hyperlink Failed to execute child process "eog" ...
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Evince document viewer prints only one page

We just installed a brand new printer HP LaserJet Pro M402dn over IP network. Everything works just fine, except if we want to print more than one page in pdf format, it prints only one page and ends ...
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Cannot read new pdf file

How can I read a pdf file made on a Mac which seems to have a "PDF portfolio" in it, whatever that means? I cannot also read files containing attachments made on a PC. I've tried FoxIt, Evince, and ...
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How to open a PDF form file that says Please wait…?

When I try to open the PDF file I need it looks this way (I have tried Evince, Chrome and Firefox), saying Please wait... If this message is not eventually replaced by the proper contents of the ...
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How to remove metadate from a file (e.g. pdf)?

For reason XY, I want to erase/remove the metadata of a document (e.g. pdf, jpg, docx, …). Metadata is additional information stored apart the actual content like: Used Software Used Operating ...
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Hole black page by printing some pdf files, specially pdf with pictures inside

I know, this is the second time I write about this issue, but I have not yet received an answer. There was a guy, who posted a possible solution, but when I get to the page in order to try it, he has ...
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One liner to convert small text string to PDF

I've been trying to find a way to create a simple PDF page from the terminal that contains only one string, for example, "Prelude". Some background: I use pdfunite to join music charts together into ...
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PDF rendering is very slow

I have a relatively fast machine (2.0GHz up to 2.8GHz AMD Quad-Core A10-4655M APU), running Xubuntu 15.10 (x64). Whenever I try to open large PDF files (>40MB), Evince takes quite a lot of time to ...
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Create custom command to compile LaTeX files

I use LaTeX and rubber to compile my tex sources via command line. The command I usually use is rubber --pdf test.tex && rubber --clean test.tex. How can I create a custom command so that I ...
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How to edit the pdf banner (Description on the top beside the name of the file)

How to edit the description of pdf files displayed on the top. This information is displayed only by "Document viewer" in ubuntu. Adobe acrobat reader in Windows does not show this information. So, I ...
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Reduce size of printed-to-PDF files

I have a niche Java app that I use extensively (since it's Java and thus basically cross-platform, and since it can cater to my needs), and its job is to produce a printed page with text on it. ...
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How to open a PDF file in Ubuntu using terminal? [duplicate]

I'm using this command: gnome-open file_name.xxx(xxx file extension) command but it's not working. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.
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evince 3.10.3 prints pdf file fields with shading as solid black

Evince suddenly started printing shaded boxes as solid black. Probably upgraded in recent maintenance? Evince 3.10.3, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. All Ubuntu updates applied (Mar.3, 2016). PDF print works OK ...
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Is there an app which will allow me to draw on PDFs or JPGs? [closed]

I have looked in the app store, but probably missed the app. I need an app or two that will allow me to draw on a PDF or JPG. I am a designer who is often in the field or working remotely. Any app ...
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How to open a pdf file in links2 browser?

On link2 browser when I click on a link to pdf, it gives me two options: 1. Save 2. Display (and 3. Cancel). I would ideally like to display it, rather than saving it and displaying it. But if I ...
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How do I convert existing forms to fillable PDF's?

I know a solution for Windows, but I don't know a solution for Linux. The tool for Windows is for free and does the conversion automatically. I would like to have a software for Linux, which does the ...
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Okular opens with chapter unfolded

Whenever I open the document from this link in Okular and unfold Part I in the table of content, then chapter 4 is also unfolded, no matter how the TOC looked when I last closed the document. ...
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PDF file demands latest Acrobat, how can I read it?

I downloaded my college transcript and the file demands the latest version of Adobe Acrobat. After poking around I downloaded Adobe Reader 9.5.5 but the PDF won't cooperate since that program's too ...
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acrobat reader alternative? [duplicate]

I have the following problem: I'd like to modify a pdf on my android tablet (ideally but not necessarily by means of my acrobat reader for android, which works quite decently) and later on be able to ...
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How to highlight text in qpdfview?

I've downloaded qpdfview for highlight some text in a pdf. But I can't see the highlight option. How to highlight text in qpdfview?
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Convert pdf to monochrome via inkscape command line

I have a 65-page PDF file that has text in a dark grey. (Actual text, not a picture/image of text.) Printing on my B/W printer, the text gets all blurry, because the printer is trying to make it less ...