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

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Notes about pdf file in file browser

I have some folders where I have many pdf files, and it is inconvenient for me to open every file and see the contents, while searching for a particular document. Is there some way or any file browser,...
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Simple Scan - Changing the default output File Type to PDF and improving Compression?

Is there a way to change the default output file type in the 'Simple Scan' software provided with Ubuntu 12.10 to be a PDF rather than a JPEG? And is it possible to modify the compression settings on ...
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Problem opening some PDF files

I have a PDF form I need to fill in. But I cannot open it, the message displayed is: "To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF viewer", plus a link to adobe. I ...
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How can I print a webpage to a PDF in a single, *continuous* page?

I have an ipython notebook that I would like to print without having the page breaks cut through my figures. Any suggestions? I tried the "awesome screenshot" extension for chromium, but it was ...
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How can I cut the margin of a PDF or djvu file for optimal booklet printing?

I have a file which has exaggerated margins. This forces me to print it as a booklet, otherwise I feel I'm waisting paper (a good size of the font allows me to do so). But if I print directly in ...
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Exporting docx files as PDFs using LibreOffice

I received a .docx file from a colleague with comments added using the 'Review/Comment' feature in MS Word. I need to convert the document, including the comments, into a PDF, but when I use the '...
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How do I print to PDF from wine?

I am running MS Office under wine and would like to print PDF documents. Installing the official extension via wine does nothing.
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Evince opening pdf via terminal but not via file manager

Fresh install of lubuntu 12.10. Tried opening PDF files with Document Viewer (evince) by double clicking but once the application opens I am presented with a red bar saying "No such file or directory"....
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problem with PDF file and Document Viewer

I downloaded this file from IEEE website using my institute subscription, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ielx5/4629386/6365209/06042853.pdf?tp=&arnumber=6042853&isnumber=6365209 my Document ...
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PDFs don't open

PDFs have curiously stopped working for me. I click on them, and nothing happens. PS still works, and opening them in Firefox pdf.js still works too. When I try to open them with evince through the ...
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How can I batch decrypt a series of PDF files?

I have a bunch of PDF documents I know the password for and would like to decrypt them. How can I achieve this?
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Free pdf reader that supports taking notes (and bookmarks)

I learned about the PDF possibility of taking notes which are then stored with the document, usefull when reading ebooks. If the note taker also supports some math notation, that would be wonderful! ...
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Reduce PDF file by factor of two [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reduce filesize of a scanned PDF How to reduce pdf filesize? I have completed my thesis. I used LaTeX to write and the total output size of my PDF is ~100MB. It contains ...
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How to organize my 1000s of PDF?

I have a huge collection of PDF. Mostly it consists of research papers, of self-created documents but also of scanned documents. Right now I drop them all in one folder and give them precise names ...
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KFP file in ubuntu?

My print shop provides a KFP file for checking a PDF for print readiness. It seems that this file can be imported into Acrobat Professional (keyword: Preflight Profile), but is a Kinko's File Prep ...
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What PDF Editors are available on Ubuntu?

I was wondering if there is a pdf reader-writer-publisher-editor that can add text, highlight, shapes and general edit an existing pdf document. Something like Nitro in windows.
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How to edit PDF document?

Usually I receive a PDF contract that I need to sign and send back online. I am wondering what is the easiest way to do so on computer, to avoid the hassle of print/sign/scan process?
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PDF not printing on Printer shared via CUPS/SAMBA

I have a Printer (Brother HL-2035) attached to an Ubuntu server (latest version) via USB and shared via Samba/CUPS. On my clients (Win7) I can print from Word, etc., this just works fine. The only ...
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LibreOffice Command Line Conversion - No Output File?

I am using LibreOffice installed on my Linux box and I seem to be having a weird problem in that the conversion seems to be taking place, and there seem to be no errors, but there is no output file in ...
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How do I edit text in a scanned .jpeg?

I need to upload a scanned image as a PDF document. After scanning the document, I have a .jpeg with small text that I want to edit before converting to PDF for the upload. I have never done this ...
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How can I close Multiple Pdfs at the same time

I have lots of pdf opened(40-50). I want to close all pdfs at the same time, not one by one.
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PDF Editing apps? [duplicate]

I'm looking for app capable of editing pdf file (text, insert images) Alternatively I need an app which able to properly convert PDF to DOC/ODF and back to PDF
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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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copy french text from pdf file

I have a French thesis which I am trying to read, to better understand some parts I am trying to copy some text and use that in google translate, however if I copy text I am getting just rubbish as ...
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PDF viewer in chromium? [duplicate]

Google Chrome has plugin to view pdf files inside the browser. Is there any plugin for chromium which can do this?
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a good PDF viewer for ubuntu that supports text highlighting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I highlight PDFs? I am new in ubuntu and I need a pdf viewer software that support text highlighting and comments,guide me please,thanks.
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How do I type text on top of a PDF? [duplicate]

I've been given a form to fill out as a PDF. It is not a fillable PDF, it's just a file that I'm expected to print out, fill in by hand, and scan back in. Is there something available in the ...
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Embedded .swf file in .pfd-Ubuntu 10.04

I have just finished a presentation in LaTeX. In this very .pdf file I have included a .swf animation(done with adobe flash CS5 in windows) which starts when you click on it. While I have already ...
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Reducing a scanned pdf file size [duplicate]

I need to compress a scanned PDF file from 1.5 MB to under 600 KB. I've tried a number of Ghostscript solutions given on other threads but they seem to compress it all the way down to just 2.2 KB and ...
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How do I install pdfedit?

Online it says I should be able to find pdfedit in the software center. That doesn't work for me. I've tried many times. Is there any other way to install pdfedit or master pdf edit on ubuntu 12.10.
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Creating .PDF from Terminal

it it possible that to make PDF of any webpage using any command in Terminal
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Install/Upgrade the PDF viewer [duplicate]

My Document Viewer (3.4.0, using poppler/cairo 0.18.4) says "To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF viewer. You can upgrade to the latest version of Adobe ...
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Is it possible to tell Chromium to always “keep” PDFs?

I download a lot of PDFs in Chromium and always get a warning telling me that "files of this type can harm [my] computer", which forces me to manually confirm every download. I've enabled the "always ...
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How to set default zoom in evince?

I really love how evince works but this little thing making me annoy so much.When i select a title or a subtitle from the content menu it shifts the zoom and I'am going crazy.On windows it was just ...
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How to convert all pdf files to text (within a folder) with one command?

I know that I can convert pdf files to text files one by one like this : $ pdftotext filename.pdf But is there a single command that would make that conversion without specifying separate file ...
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PDF files made using inkscape does not show everything when opened in windows

I made a small vector graphic using inkscape, converted it to pdf. Then i opened the pdf in windows for printing purposes. Many of the lines and curves I made in inkscape were missing. Then I tried ...
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Is there a way to use Evince to view PDF attachments in Gmail

I'm back to using Gmail with Firefox and when I click on PDF attachments they are forced open by the Google docs viewer. I would much prefer that it used the default behavior I have set up for Firefox ...
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How to reduce the size of a pdf file?

I'm looking for a way in Ubuntu to reduce the size of a pdf (by reducing the quality of the images). I know that this can be done in Ghostscript by typing the following command in terminal: gs -...
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How to convert cbr to pdf?

I have a comic strip book in cbr (Calibre?) format. How can I convert it to pdf in my Ubuntu 12.04? I tried to install calibre hoping that it is able to do so. But it seems to be buggy and does not ...
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Split/Tile A3 (landscape) pdf to A4 (portrait)

How can I easily convert/split/tile every page of an PDF file which is A3/landscape to A4/portrait?
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pdf to doc with formating

Hi I want to convert PDF to DOC keeping the formation I found http://embraceubuntu.com/2007/04/10/convertimport-from-pdf-and-keep-the-formatting/ this solution but when I installed KWord i got Caligra ...
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How can I instruct Nautilus to pre-generate thumbnails?

I have a large library of PDF documents (papers, lectures, handouts) that I want to be able to quickly navigate through. For that I need thumbnails. At the same time however, I see that the ~/....
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Printing and PDF-export from LibreOffice: SVG images get rasterized in very bad resolution

I'd like to print and export (to pdf) a document written in LibreOffice Writer which contains SVG figures. On the screen, LibreOffice displays and scales them correctly, but for PDF export (which ...
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Very heavy .PDF file. How to handle it?

I should print this file on paper, but it is heavy (2,3 MB) and the printing process is very slow. But this is not the whole problem. I should first create another .pdf file (grayscale) with four ...
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How to change the font for a pdf file

I would love to change the default font that comes with a pdf that i have, i would like to pick one from my system font cache: how i can do that ? I am used with evince but any pdf reader will be ...
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add a scanned handwritten signature to an annotated PDF

How can I edit a PDF and also add my handwritten signature image which I have available as .gif, .jpg, or .xcf. I tried flpsed which is good for annotating PDF files but it does not seem to allow the ...
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How do I open PDFs from gnome-shell in evince?

When I press the super key and search for a pdf (or a LibreOffice document) and then click it to open, it opens in gnome-documents. Which while I'm sure is well intentioned is very frustrating, as it'...
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How to work with and manage many open PDFs in Ubuntu

It is no secret that working with many open PDFs in Ubuntu using the Evince Viewer is a huge mess and needs some serious overhaul (or maybe not?). Despite the discussion if Evince should support ...
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Multi-page Static Website to PDF/CHM/Other Converter

I have several small static websites that I want to turn into PDFs, CHMs, or a similar format. These websites are documentation generated by Ruby's RDoc tool. They have an index.html file and links to ...
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Is there a tool to split a book saved as a single PDF into one PDF per chapter?

I have a few books as PDFs, and I'd like to split them by chapter for easier consumption on a mobile phone. Is there any tool (or sequence of tools) I can use to easily split the book into different ...