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

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Open file using custom command: how to specify the file in cmd line?

I want to open PDF using PDF-XChange Viewer through WINE. How should I specify the pdf file name in the "custom command" line so that I can open a PDF file using PDF-XChange Viewer by double clicking ...
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I cannot save or print PDF/PS output when I create a document in Lyx

I installed Lyx (Processor) from the Ubuntu Software centre (Precise). It allows me to create and save Lyx documents but only allows me to view the PDF/PS rendition. Is there an additional package ...
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Can Firefox open (embedded) PDF's without starting Okular?

How can I make Firefox on Kubuntu to open PDF in its embedded PDF viewer, like it does on Windows? Currently it opens PDF's in Okular. Some websites (with embedded PDF's) malfunction because of this ...
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Does Evince (Document Viewer) have a plug-in system?

Does it have API? If not, whats the simplest PDF viewer that does? What I do want to create: Maybe annotations (which could be shared via an external file) or creating hyper links to Wikipedia. That ...
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How do I mange image placement in Lyx?

I am new to Lyx and used the tutorial but i have never used LaTex before and I am struggling with Image placement when creating documents. Specifically do the images have to be of a certain quality, ...
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How to copy from a pdf to another pdf in ubuntu/linux

So Preview for Mac OS X has this capability. I want to be able to just highlight whatever on a pdf, and be able to copy and paste immediately into another pdf file (via the clipboard). I do a lot in ...
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How do I open PDF files in kword?

I have read in many places that kword can open pdf and save it in doc format ! but on ubuntu 11.10 I can not open pdf using kword as it does not showing pdf as supported files ?!!! I want a pdf to ...
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PDF reader that supports bookmarks?

Is there a PDF reader that supports bookmarks? I'm reading a book and it would be great to bookmark where I left off. I can't seem to find a PDF reader that does this very simple thing.
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Change default 'Print to File' settings

How can I change the default settings for 'Print to File' in the Print dialogue? I would like to change the default save location from ~/ to ~/Desktop. p.s. I do not want to have to use cups-pdf
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command line tool to bulk extract images from a pdf?

I have a pdf catalog that was given to me from a client in pdf format. They don't have the images but they're in the pdf. Is there a way to extract all images from a pdf using a command line tool ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Adobe PDF 9 not associated correctly

I have had problems associated Adobe PDF reader in Ubuntu for a long time. Any time I have needed to open a PDF for example in firefox or a downloaded PDF i have to manually open the file after ...
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convert ps to pdf

How do I convert *.ps file to a .pdf file? I tried several links given by google search, but either solution is really old and does not work for latest versions of ps and pdf files, or they do not ...
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Exporting Markdown + CSS to PDF

I'm in need of an application that can do something like Marked for OS X does. The function I need is a bit more specific: I want the app to export Markdown to PDF, but using CSS - I've achieved this ...
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How to batch convert .doc or .docx to .pdf

What is needed to batch convert a set of .doc or .docx files to .pdf in terminal, not using a GUI. Should this be done using a single file versus a group. I would also like to maintain as much ...
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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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Getting the “Created” timestamp of a PDF file in the CLI

I'd like to know if there's a CLI command to get the "Created" timestamp from the "Document" tab (from file properties of a PDF) in the CLI? I know that I can use stat to get Access/Modified/Changed ...
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How can I annotate PDFs so notes are compatible with Adobe Reader for Win/OSX?

I am looking for a tool which allows me to annotate PDFs in Ubuntu and share the PDFs with annotations with people who use OSX or Windows. I cannot assume that the others can or will install special ...
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How To Set Up Orca Screen Reader?

I'm helping a friend of mine set up an Ubuntu environment for school, but he requires special software that reads things out loud because of his dyslexia. Now, I immediately knew that Orca should do ...
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Evince crashes for a specific pdf file [closed]

I'm using fedora (64 bit), but I guess this might be relevant here too. If not, I'd be happy if anyone could direct me the appropriate forum/bug reporting site. I have a pdf file that I created, ...
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How to use adobe's pdf reader on chrome

I want to disable the pdf plugin built into Google Chrome, and use the official one by adobe. I was able to disable the built in plugin, I don't know where to get the alternative plugin. Where can I ...
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How can I uninstall adobe acroread?

I want to uninstall acroread that I downloaded from adobe's website and installed. How can I do that?
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Web capture like adobe acrobat pro?

I'm looking for something Ubuntu that compares to web-capture in adobe acrobat pro. It's a feature that asks for a url, whether to follow links, and if so how many levels to follow. It then goes to ...
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PDFtk Password Protection Help

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and am looking for a solution to password protect a bunch of pdf files in a directory in batch. I came across PDFtk and it looks like it might do what I need, but I've reviewed ...
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Open Source Command Line Tools to Remove Hyperlinks in PDFs?

Are there any Open Source Tools to Remove PDF links in Ubuntu. I use PDFtk and i am not able to find any internal links in it. Due to the Internal links my python script that uses PyPdf to merge the ...
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problem with Font in pdf fils?

I have a problem when you open pdf files in Ubuntu where the files appear in the form of letters is understood that I note have installed the language packs. And when you open the file on the windows ...
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Batch convert ai files to pdf / png etc

Does anybody know of software that can batch convert .ai into another format? Preferably png or pdf?
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Convert PDF to image

I'm trying to convert a PDF file (it's a book) into an image. When I using convert like this convert book.pdf book.jpg or like this convert book.pdf book.png then I get this warning Warning: ...
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How can I get smooth fonts in LyX?

I opened the introduction in LyX and used Ctrl+R to view it in evince. The fonts appear nice and smooth. If I copy and paste the first couple of paragraphs into a new document and render that, the ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 PDF Booklet Format won't print [closed]

I have Acroread (64 bit) installed on Ubuntu 11.10 and when trying to print a PDF document in Booklet format it just sits there in the print queue on a HP Deskjet 8500 saying "Processng". Before when ...
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Inserting an Image into a PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to put a picture on an existing pdf file? Are there Linux/Ubuntu programs capable of inserting a partially transparent image into a PDF? I'm trying to "sign" a PDF ...
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Can not save PDF file with inputs, error message “Document is encrypted”

I have inserted inputs to a form given as a PDF file. Using Evince document viewer 3.2.1 on Ubuntu 11.10, there is no problem with inserting inputs to the form and to print the result. But it is not ...
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converting images to pdf without quality loss

I am converting images to PDFs. I use following command convert page.jpg page.pdf and then combine multiple PDFs generated accordingly by command pdftk 1.pdf 2.pdf output result.pdf but I ...
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How do I set a wine program (ex. Foxit Reader for Windows) as the default program?

I regularly annotate pdf files and unfortunately there is no good linux pdf reader that supports decent annotations. Evince has a very rudimentary and buggy annotation feature. So I'm stuck using a ...
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Embedding PDF in Chromium with Evince 3 and mozplugger [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get Chromium to show PDFs using Evince? Does anyone accomplished that? I can't get it working, evince opens in it's own window. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with ...
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Control two instances of Evince from one script [closed]

I am looking for a way to synchronize two instances of Evince, so when one of them move a page up or down, the other one will do the same. This is for running a dual-head PDF presentation, where once ...
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pdf reader that supports tabs

I want a pdf that is sort of browser-like , I mean that you can open many pdfs and one session and navigate between them in tabs, foxit reader does that on windows, I don't know about foxit reader ...
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How do I combine multiple pdf files to an a4 papersize output?

currently I am using gs -sPAPERSIZE=a4 -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -q -sDEVICE=pdfwrite sOutputFile=combined.pdf input1.pdf input2.pdf input3.pdf for combining my pdf files, however I have noticed, that ...
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Storing and reading PDF files on live CD

I want to boot from live CD and use it without installing it. All I want to do is connect to the internet and read couple of PDF and word documents. Is it possible to write specific PDF files I want ...
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Create bookmarks in pdf

I've noticed that when viewing some PDFs in Evince some of them have a index in the left side of Evince where items are clickable. Well i want to build something like that for one PDF is that ...
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Recursive HTML to PDF

I have a folder with this structure: /main-folder /index.html /subfolder1 /index1.html /file1.html with many sub folder and only html files... i want to convert all them to pdf using only ...
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Create multiple PDFs from links [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recursive HTML to PDF There is a software or a script that given some links will return pdf version of it?
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Acrobat Reader and Foxit's scrollbar not working

I've installed Acro Reader to view PDF files, but the vertical scrollbar isn't working. When I scroll it, it has no effect over the PDF file. However, I can navigate the files using the arrow keys or ...
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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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Unable to install PDFshuffler in ubuntu 11.04

I am unable to install pdfshuffler in ubuntu 11.04. I am getting the following error, karthick@Ubuntu-11.04:~$ sudo apt-get install pdfshuffler Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Enabling PDF preview in Dolphin

Hϵllo everyone. I have installed KDE on my Ubuntu 11.10 install. It's working nicely except for a couple of gripes with Dolphin file manager. It seems much slower than other file browsers. Any ...
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Viewing PDF comments

In Ubuntu 10.04 Evince does not display comments in an annotated PDF file. Or at least that is what my experience is when I was trying to view them. I searched for information about it and I found ...
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Installing acroread without browser plugin

The acroread packages includes both the standalone viewer and the browser plugin. I need acroread for some annoying javascript-laced pdfs, but as an everyday viewer I prefer evince. Does anyone know ...
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How should I present a slideshow consisting of PDFs?

I need to present a slideshow on a projector. I know that if I use openoffice it can send a seperate image to the laptop screen and the projector. If I have some other application (like a PDF viewer) ...
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How to copy files from remote server to local machine?

I use ssh mylogin@server to connect to a remote server... I am wondering how to copy the whole files from there to my local machine... One reason to do this, is that, I could not compile a latex file ...
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How to convert a .pdf file into a folder of images?

I have some .pdf files that I would like to convert to my preferred reading format of .cbr or .cbz or, if this isn't directly possible, I need to extract all pages from the .pdf as images and then ...