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Unable to open PDF

I can't open a downloaded PDF file with Document Viewer. I get: Unable to open document “file:///home/myuser/myfile.pdf”. File type Perl script (application/x-perl) is not supported The same ...
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Saving a ppt to pdf but keeping the Ubuntu font

I am trying to save a ppt to pdf but the font on the pdf either gets changed out of Ubuntu or it doesn't get saved saying Ubuntu isn't available. How do I fix this?
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How can I install evince 3.14?

My current version is 3.10. The annotation can't delete, and I want the newest stable version to be installed. Here is a related post: How can I install the latest version of Evince? Also, I can't ...
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How can I edit a PDF in ubuntu to change its opening settings?

On Windows I used Acrobat pro to edit a PDF so that it opened scaled to fit the window not just at some random scale (like 137%). I'm not interested in changing it in my PDF viewer, there are ...
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Possible to create a PDF that includes LO Writer's “Document Background” color?

LibreOffice Writer includes an "Export to PDF" option. When I use this, the PDF's background is always white. Yet in the LibreOffice Writer file I am exporting from, it has a dark-gray background. In ...
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Rmarkdown code chunks not interpreted

I'm using RStudio 0.98 on Kubuntu 15.04. I am having difficulty creating Rmarkdown documents, specifically the ones that render a pdf output (and also Open Office). The problem is that the code ...
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Translate the page numbers of internal links in a pdf link to?

I use pdftk to (extract and) merge some pdf files. One of the input pdf files has internal links within it, i.e. when clicking such links will jump to another position in the pdf file. But in the ...
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Auto opening generated pdf file [closed]

My application generates pdf file and writes out to some folder. Is there any setup to automatically open it when its generated?
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How to instruct wkhtmltopdf choose high resolution image files in html

I try to convert a webpage into pdf. wkhtmltopdf http://orion.lcg.ufrj.br/Dr.Dobbs/books/book9/mf1201.htm my.pdf The problem is that the created pdf has very small images, where the image files are ...
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Change page color of some documents

I use Okular for handling my documents (pdf, epub, djvu) and one of the features I like is its ability to change page color to something that soothes your eye ( I generally set it moderate greyish ...
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Merging multiple images into one document and add any caption/label to them

I have multiple jpg and png images. I would like to combine them within one document (ODT/PDF/RTF). It can be easily done by means of following command: convert *.png allTogether.pdf However, there ...
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“Unknown long argument --book” for wkhtmltopdf?

I have about 250 html files with name 0*.html. I want to create a pdf file out of them, and preferably with pdf bookmarks/outlines. So I use --book with wkhtmltopdf. However, why it says "Unknown long ...
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What causes slowness with wkhtmltopdf [closed]

I use wkhtmltopdf to convert a html file to a pdf file. I thought I was stuck at $ wkhtmltopdf 0099.html 0099.pdf Loading page (1/2) ...
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Encoding problems with htmldoc, and similar programs to htmldoc?

I want to convert some html files into a single pdf file. I used htmldoc: htmldoc --webpage --header "/" --footer "" -f all.pdf 0010.html 0099.html The output all.pdf doesn't convert some ...
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Printer not printing, ejects a blank page

3 days ago, I needed to print a page from Chrome, print job doesn't happen, so I copied what I needed from the browser, pasted and saved in Libre Office, on printing it ejected a blank page. So I then ...
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Extract images from a pdf file as vector images [duplicate]

I have a .pdf file and I want to extract images in vector supported format from this file, so that when I zoom in and out the image does not go blury. I am certain the images contained within the pdf ...
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Clean or convert pdf documents

I have a pdf file (500 pages) with a lot of images ( black and white). However, the text is blurred and although it is readable, it's really a pain ( maybe hardcopy was scanned poorly, not sure on ...
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Page sequence in PDF-file

Can I let Libre office create PDF-files with pages in a certain order? I am an amateur writer and produce books "in the kitchen" by printing the pages in a certain sequence so that they can be cut ...
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Adobe Reader 9.5.5 unable to Print Pdf afte upgrading to ubuntu 15.04

I've upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04. Now my Adobe Reader 9.5.5 won't print pdf. qpdfview is working fine but I need Adobe Reader 9.5.5 to print booklets. The printing status shows Processing but doesn't ...
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Why won't chromium load a PDF file but firefox will?

I was on the url below using Chromium Version 41.0.2272.76 Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit). A page at DMV's website and went to load the "CAP application" and kept getting the error message "Aw snap! something ...
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I have hidden and unreachable workspaces - how do I cancel them?

I have double workspaces, whether I enable them or not. If not enabled, some pdf's open in an unreachable hidden workspace [I know it's there because I can see the Document Viewer open in the ...
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Second printout is garbage, first printout is fine, Brother printer, Ubuntu

From Windows or Mac OS X, my elderly USB connected Brother MFC-8600 prints fine. From Ubuntu the first print job prints fine, be it PDF or graphics. The second print job ends up as garbage. If it's a ...
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Configure Evince to open maximized with 100% zoom level?

I have Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS installed on my computer. If I open PDF in Evince for the first time, the window is always un-maximized and zoom level is 70%. I want Evince to be maximized and the zoom ...
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LibreOffice writer: Adding bookmarks

I want to fill out the "Structure/Index" panel that is visible when viewing PDFs but I am not sure how to work this out in LibreOffice writer. In picture #1 the bookmarks I want to add are marked by ...
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How one can install the font MT Extra on Ubuntu?

I read that my pdf-readers Xpdf and Okular can't show a document from http://math.aalto.fi/opetus/sovtoda/oppikirja/Johdanto.pdf correctly as my Ubuntu or xpdf and evince has not installed the font MT ...
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Install FoxitReader without using Wine

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit I recently came to know that FoxitReader Ubuntu version has been released. But I am unable to install it using the instructions given in its manual(check this link). When I ...
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pdf and document browser ( like image browser but for pdf )

I have a lot of pdf files ( research papers, presentations ... ) and I download or make by myself lot of them each week. I need something to browse trough them fast and to manage them (like sort them ...
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CUPS-PDF prints a blank page

I am a new ubuntu user. I installed cups-pdf to print a pdf file, but everytime I print I get one blank page, no matter how many pages I try to print.
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convert pdf images to text

i have been checking to see if there is a way to convert images of a PDFs to a real text file and i found some ways but i couldn't understand anything ,i am not that technical ,so if you please anyway ...
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PDF viewer that lists open documents [duplicate]

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a document viewer that has a menu of some kind that shows all my open documents. I typically have anywhere between 5 and 20 PDFs open when I'm doing research, and ...
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Evince Crash While Editing PDF-Form

I try to edit a PDF in evince. The PDF has editable forms. At some point it stops recognising the keyboard input. How far I get chances from time to time. The PDF stays visible, I can click into the ...
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Creating Highlighted PDF from JSON

I have a JSON file and would like to create a pdf containing the pretty printed and syntax highlighted version of that JSON file. Is there any way to do that in Ubuntu?
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Okular: Your annotations will not be exported

I'm running Okular 0.20.2 on Ubuntu 12.04, I made some annotations to a PDF file and when I try to save a copy of it with Save as (to preserve the annotations), I get the message: Your annotations ...
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Odoo module gives error “File type plain text document (text/plain) is not supported” on server

My module generate pdf automatically and it works fine and properly open the pdf on local host, but it gives error "File type plain text document (text/plain) is not supported" when I run the module ...
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filled PDFs forms turn to black boxes

I have been using Evince to fill out forms for time sheets and have had no problems until recently; My work changed the form and now when I fill them out the filled portions turn to black boxes on ...
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PDF viewer that can be controlled programmatically (via dbus, pipe, etc)?

Is there a PDF viewer that I can control from a Python program, via dbus, a pipe, or something similar? I have a program for presentations that displays my own notes while displaying a PDF on a ...
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Why does the pdf documents open with ImageMagick?

Query shows evince is my default handler. But, double clicking a pdf file opens ImageMagick. A pdf file Properties shows ImageMagick as the default handler. Why is this happening ? After ...
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How to automatically set the pdf title tag with the file name?

After I asked this question I was wondering if there is a way to whether create a script or find a new software that automatically set's a pdf's title tag to the assigned name. The idea is that after ...
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How to change pdf title in Kubuntu? [duplicate]

If you are hurrying to flag this question as a duplicate of this or this questions, please stop, the answers on those questions do not provide an answer to the question here. After I asked ...
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How to display the assigned document's name with Okular 0.19.3 in Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS?

Okular is displaying wrong document name in the top bar. Example 1: Example 2: And for some files it will display the correct name: Example 3: How do I manage to get Okular to display the ...
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Convert a epub to a pdf filew with bookmarks preserved?

How can we convert a epub file to a pdf file, preserving bookmarks for toc? I use ebook-convert (calibre 0.8.38) to convert a epub file to a pdf file. $ ebook-convert in.epub out.pdf The epub ...
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How to Compress (More then one at a time) PDF files from terminal

I work with lots of rather large imaged documents ranging from a few bites to multiple gigs of data per file. I need these documents to take up less storage space and especially to be more ...
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LibreOffice command line font substitution at pptx to pdf conversion

Question Is there any way to specify to libreoffice, via commandline, to use Cambria for occurences of Calibri in the PDF generation without the need of any user-interaction? Context I am using ...
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which format is more suitable for reading on a laptop and converting to pdf: chm or epub

which format is more suitable for reading on a laptop and Ubuntu (for bookmarks, annotations, viewing, navigation, ...): chm or epub? which format is more suitable for converting to pdf on Ubuntu: ...
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How to prevent pdf script code from executing?

Is there a setting inside Ubuntu Default PDF viewer (evince) or Okular to disable embedded script execution in PDF files ? It is a really important setting, that adds an extra security measure ...
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How do I hide the Toolbar in Evince Full Screen Mode?

Let me preface this by saying I'm new to Linux, but I'm willing to try anything you wizards can conjure up (preferably a keyboard shortcut though)! When I use Evince 3.10.3 in full screen mode I'm ...
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How to create a searchable database of PDF/misc documents in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to be able to index keywords of a rather large collection of pdf/misc documents. I tried Calibre and really don't like the performance hit or the fact that it wants to take ...
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Zotero indexing

on Ubuntu 14.04 Zetoro (Z) installation version 4.0.26, Z doesn't let me index pdf files ('Retrieve metadata for PDF'). It returns: 'Could not read text from PDF.' I updated Z. I checked if it has ...
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How to generate thumbnails in advance (pdf mostly) [duplicate]

I have a rather large set of documents (150 GiB ~5000 files) and would like to know how to pre-generate thumbnails, preferably from the command line, so that when I navigate to the folder, I don't ...
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converting pdf files to epub

I recently downloaded calibre to convert a pdf file to epub. However, the characters which were written in Arabic, got messed up. Can some please guide me to a sofware which will convert pdf files ...