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How to change the text font color on multiple PDF pages at once?

This is a question which keeps coming back to me and hitherto has remained unanswered. Having once again spent too much time googling for a solution in vain, can anyone help? Goal I'm looking for a ...
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PDF viewer with subpixel rendering

Is there any PDF viewer (besides Adobe Reader) which is able to render text with sub-pixel anti-aliasing? Or perhaps there is an option somewhere which enables it? I tried MuPDF and Document ...
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How do I simulate overprinting in Adobe Reader?

On both Mac and Windows when I print a document there is an advanced screen that allows me to select an option called Simulate Overprinting, however such an option doesn't appear on the Ubuntu ...
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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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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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Updated software to view pdf annotated with Windows' Acrobat Reader

I have a pdf file that was annotated by Acrobat Reader in Windows. When I open it in Okular or Evince or qpdfview I can see some of the comments, depending on the type, but not all of them. The only ...
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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 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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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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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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How to print a regular file to pdf from command line

In gedit, printing a file gives an option of printing to file where the file can be saved as a pdf. How can I do the same thing from the command line?
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Command line tool to crop PDF files

I am looking for an open source command line tool to crop PDF file just like we can do in Adobe Acrobat Pro. I have tried PdfTk, ImageMagick, PyPDF, and GhostScript—all with no success so far.
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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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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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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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Create a single pdf from multiple text, images or pdf files

I have a bunch of text files, images and pdf files which I want to convert into a single pdf file. How do I do it?
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How can I reduce the file size of a scanned PDF file?

I have a 72.9MB PDF file that I need to shrink into under 500KB. The file was a JPEG image that I had scanned, and then converted to pdf.
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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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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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How to open a PDF file from terminal?

I used to work on the Mac terminal before and I used: open file2open.pdf and the PDF file would be opened on preview or whatever my default viewer was. When I use it in the terminal in Ubuntu I ...
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How to “save” a rotated pdf file

I have a pdf file shown upside down. So I use Okular to rotate it and it looks good. The problem is, The next time I open it with other software, it's still upside down. If I open it with Okular, it ...
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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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Font error in Evince

When I open a pdf file in Evince from a terminal: I/O Error: Cannot open '/usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/tex-gyre/texgyrecursor-regular.otf' Syntax Error: failed to load ...
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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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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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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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How can I extract a page range / a part of a PDF?

Do you have any idea how to extract a part of a PDF document and save it as PDF? On OS X it is absolutely trivial by using Preview. I tried PDF editor and other programs but to no avail. I would like ...
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Need a PDF editor that will let me highlight text [duplicate]

I've looked in the Software Centre but no mention of highlight features for the various PDF edit software. I've installed adobe reader 9 but it doesn't seem to have the option. Does anyone know of ...
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How to show Arabic properly in PDF files?

I have some PDF files in Arabic, They work fine on windows. however not on Ubuntu 12.04. In System Settings ▸ Language support I did install Arabic. I also tried other PDF programs but I just get ...
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How can I highlight or annotate PDFs?

Currently I need to highlight certain sections in PDFs, or add annotations (comments/notes). These modifications would need to be saved. What tools are out there to do this on Ubuntu?
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generic-CUPS-PDF-printer - Ubuntu 14.04

Printing any document to a PDF works nicely. Unfortunately I want the created PDF file to be saved at a different location. The current default location is: /home/PDF The desired one location is: ...
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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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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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Google Books downloader for Ubuntu

I want to download free Google books in pdf format. Is there any Google Books downloading tool available for Ubuntu?
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How can I add text and images (for example, a signature) to a PDF?

On occasion I receive forms to fill in as PDFs intended for printing (these are not true PDF forms, they do not contain fields). I would like to type onto them, and perhaps add a scanned copy of my ...
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How to view 3D PDF files?

Is it possible to view 3D models with PDF documents? There are a number of PDFs which contain detailed 3D models such as this example: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I concatenate multiple JPEG images into a PDF?

I am trying to concatenate multiple JPEG images into a single PDF document. I used LibreOffice to make a great thumbnail collage, but it isn't acceptable to the agency to which I am trying to send ...
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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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Jpeg files to pdf

I have many jpeg files in a directory, and I want to convert them to pdf and concatenate them together to make a document. How can it be done? I'd prefer the command line, as it will be faster.
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Create fillable or editable fields in a PDF

I wonder how to create fillable forms in a PDF, such as this one. I would like to fill out the places that are required to fill out.
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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 ...