Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open standard for document exchange.

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Renumber pages of a PDF

I want to edit the metadata of a scanned PDF to assign custom page numbers to different pages. For example, what are now pages 1-3 I might want to call i, ii and iii, and what are pages 4-10, I want ...
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How to search pdf files by their metadata

I have a lot of pdf files with metadata like title, subject, author and so on. But neither nautilus nor synapse nor gnome-do can find any files by their metadata. Is there any program or plugin to ...
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Way to count word occurence

Is there a way to count the occurrence of a certain word in document and PDF files? A solution which works on Windows will be most helpful. I need to use it with various languages.
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How can I get Chromium to download PDF files automatically?

When I click on a PDF link on Chromium I get a 'Missing Plug-in' page. It used to be that it would download the PDF and then I could view it with Evince. To do this now I have to right click and ...
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Is there software that can fill PDF forms?

I have some PDFs which are actually forms, with fields to fill. Is there some software that can fill those fields?
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Why is Evince not displaying application fonts/text for me?

Any time I use Evince, it just shows boxes where all the text should be. Instead, it uses the box symbol which I know stands for not being able to find a character. This problem occurs on every menu, ...
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How to edit pdf metadata from command line?

I need a command line tool for editing metadata of pdf-files. I'm using a Aiptek MyNote Premium tablet for writing my notes and minutes on this device, import them later and convert them to pdf ...
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Bookmark pdf and djvu files

For pdf: How can I create outlines/bookmarks for and merge them into pdf files in either terminal or in GUI application in Ubuntu? For djvu: I know how to do the same thing for djvu files in terminal ...
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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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How to embed evince in firefox 4?

I installed mozplugger and created the file mozpluggerrc with the following content according to this post but when I open a .pdf it opens in a separate evince window. is there a way I can truly ...
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Handle Doc/Docx Templates on a headless server to produce PDFs preferably without using OpenOffice.org

On a production web server I have to produce letters based on a template I got in MS-Word binary format. I use PHP and for the search and replace task I found PHPWord, which can handle Docx files, so ...
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Selecting tables in PDF

On Adobe Acrobat on Windows there is a "select table" tool that allows me to select tables to cut and paste into Word. I would like to cut and paste tables from PDFs into OpennOffice on Ubuntu now, ...
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A PDF viewer supporting SyncTeX for Gnome

I am looking for a PDF viewer for working with LaTeX and SyncTeX (forward and inverse search) under Gnome. I know from previous questions in various forums that Okular has this feature, but I prefer ...
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How Do I Export Pages from Browser with Embedded Hyperlinks?

Made a sad discovery today. I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. My client is in the ad business and she had a marketing competition task for me. She wanted me to visit websites of the competitors, and export the ...
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Adding pages to existing pdf file

I have a PDF document with over 300 pages. I need to add 15 pages in between - after page 180. How can I do it?
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How can I make another pdf viewer default for pdf files?

How can I make another pdf viewer standard for pdf files in Ubuntu?
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Which PDF Viewer would you recommend? [closed]

Which PDF-Viewer would you recommend to use in Ubuntu? At the moment I use the standard document viewer (Evince) but I'm missing features like stageless continous zooming.
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How do I create a cube effect for PDF presentation transitions?

I already saw in the past some presentations made with a 'cube effect' transition, similar to the 3D-multiple desktop of Compiz. I heard 'Keynotes' on Mac OSX could do that. Is it possible to do the ...
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Which programs can I use to edit PDF files? [duplicate]

I know that there is a very similar question, but I'm not interested in highlighting. What I'm looking for is some tool in Linux to edit pdf files. I've tried pdfedit which did the work for me, but if ...
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Create pdf from HTML book

There are some sites that provide books as HTML pages (e.g., legal stuff). What can I use to create a PDF book from these pages, based on the already-existing structure? In Windows there is Adobe ...
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Why doesn't Chromium have “Chrome PDF Viewer” plugin?

The Chrome build from Google has a Chrome PDF Viewer plugin which is really nice. But, the Chromium builds don't seem to have it (nothing shows up in about:plugins). How do I get the plugin in ...
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What I can use to highlight PDF? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I highlight PDFs? Is there a software like Mac's default viewer, that allows you to annotate and highlight PDF documents? Thanks in advance, Marco
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What is a good Foxit reader equivalent (or other PDF editor)? [closed]

On Windows, I have found Foxit Reader to be quite handy when I need to highlight texts in PDF document, make annotations, etc. etc. Unfortunately, I have not yet found product as user friendly (which ...
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Getting the word count of a pdf document in Evince

Is there any way I can get the word count of a PDF document that I'm viewing in Evince, Ubuntu's default pdf viewer? I'm able to convert the documents to text files and get the word count from the ...
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1answer
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Crazy Stuff with Inkscape: copy/paste and PDF

OK, so I was creating a PDF with Inkscape using images from the web. I copied them and pasted them all in Inkscape, nothing strange, but then every time I copied a new image to the Inkscape workspace ...
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How can I convert a ppt to a pdf from the command line?

I have a folder containing a bunch of ppts, each of which I'd like to convert to an individual pdf. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with whatever comes installed on it.
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How to exchange/remove/overwrite a PDF's background?

as the title says I want to change background of a PDF. This are some slides, and to save toner I thought it would be good to change the background to white. I tried pdftk with its operations: ...
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embedded pdf readers don't recognise keyboard input

Since upgrading to 10.10 none of evince, okular or xpdf recognise up/down, pageup/pagedown keys when working as a pdf reader embedded in firefox. I had this problem before (10.04) with okular, which ...
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How do I configure the “Print_to_PDF”-printer and where does it print to?

I have a printer queue called "Print_to_PDF". I don't know why and where from I have it, and also not how I can configure it. If I print using that printer, I cannot find the output file anywhere.
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Scan many pages straight into a PDF

Is there some easy to use program in Ubuntu that can scan many pages straight into a PDF file?
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Tool to convert PDF file into separate HTML files?

I'm looking for a tool that will convert the pages of a PDF file to HTML files. I just need the text and formatting - I don't care about images and other media.
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View PDF with “fit to page size” by default

Whenever I open a PDF file in Ubuntu, the document viewer shows that file zoomed so that the page width fits to the screen width (and the lower part of the document is not visible). Due to the large ...
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How to configure export formats in LyX?

Whenever I try to view a PDF of a document in LyX, I get this error: I get similar errors for DVI and postscript. If I go through File->Export, the only options are other LyX formats and Docbook. ...
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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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How to merge several PDF files?

There are a lot of software in Windows to merge PDF files but how can we do the same in Ubuntu?
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Can I make PDF the default for 'print to file'

I am using 10.04 and I use the 'Print to File' feature a lot but it's annoying to have to change the output option to to PDF each time. Is there a way to make it the default?
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Is it possible to view PDFs right in Chrome without downloading them first?

When I click a link to a PDF in Chrome instead of displaying the PDF in the browser I see a blank page with "Missing plugin" written over it. Is it possible to get this plugin somewhere or am I ...
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How can I highlight PDFs?

Currently I need to highlight certain sections in PDFs. These highlights would need to be saved. What tools are out there to do this on Ubuntu?