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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 [on hold]

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 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 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 ...
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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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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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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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How can I open a interactive PDF (created with Mingmanager software) in Ubuntu?

I'm following a on-line course about intellectual property. The professor uses interactive maps or schemes where the themes are displayed. Beside every theme is a plus sign wich opens new content when ...
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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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What's the best way to search my file system on ubuntu with instant results?

What's the best way to search my file system on ubuntu and get results almost instantly? I have used catfish , tracker and the usual search tool provided with ubuntu. Tracker finds nothing, ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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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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Reduce filesize of a scanned PDF

I've got a PDF of a scanned document that's around 20MB and I need to drastically reduce the filesize to be able to email it. I've tried gs -sDevice=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 ...
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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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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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I get a Solid black page when printing some pdf files

I know that there was already another person who has made the same question, but until today I didn't find a solution. When I print some pdf files I get a hole black page made of black lines. I ...
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Comment & Highlight the PDF & DJVU files?

I have just started working with Ubuntu. My work includes a lot of books that to be read. Hence while reading, I need to --comment & highlight the characters in the form of PDF & DJVU file. ...
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Blank images on copy paste from pdf to image editor or libreoffice

Lately I have to extract few specific images from pdf and save them as image file. For example, the following is the image copied from pdf (right click and copy image Ctrl+C). While pasting same ...