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“Print” background colors in PDF using Chrome

I try to save a page as a PDF file but it loses the background colors. I figure this is a standard setting for a printer, but when I save as a PDF I prefer the background colors to stay. How can this ...
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printing pdf with lpr results in different output than printing GUI

i run 11.04. i have a pdf file with an embedded logo (png file) and a few lines. The image has white background (really it is white, i checked with gimp and the color picker). when i print the pdf ...
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Splitting a PDF page in two

I have a PDF file that was the result of the scan of a book. In this file 2 pages of the book correspond to 1 in the PDF. So when I see a page in the PDF file I'm actually seeing 2 pages of the book. ...
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What is a quick way to connect two or more pdfs together using the command-line?

I have a few pdf files (e.g., small1.pdf, small2.pdf, small3.pdf) that I'd like to be able to join together to form one larger pdf (e.g., large.pdf). What is a good option for doing this on the ...
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After overriding some fonts, Document Viewer and others are not showing some texts

After copying the fonts from my Windows XP system to the /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ folder, the Document Viewer (version 2.23.0) is no more showing some texts (as the summary of my pdf). The same ...
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Cannot view PDF files with fillable fields with Okular

Most PDF files work perfectly well with my default document viewer Okular, but cannot open a PDF file with fillable field with any program other than Adobe Acrobat Reader (acroread). Is there anyway ...
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How do I enable print selection in Chromium

For my own archive I want to print posts from an internet magazine to pdf files. I use Chromium 12.0.742.112 (90304) on Ubuntu 11.04, but the default option to save to pdf doesn't support selection ...
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Printing PDF-files via network extremely slow

I encounter grave problems trying to print PDF-files, no matter whether I use Evince, Okular or any other linux program. The Documents are printed extremely slowly or even completely fail to print at ...
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play audio that are embedded in pdf file

I have a PDF file that has audio embedded in it. In Windows the audio is played when I click the link after opening the pdf file in Adobe Reader. I opened the same file in adobe in Ubuntu, however am ...
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Synchronized reader across computers? Okular? [closed]

I'm reading books in PDF format and use Okular to view them. The books are kept in Dropbox and available on every computer. Is there a way to make Okular (or is there a program for that) to open them ...
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Is there a better pdf to text converter than pdftotext?

I'm using pdftotext (part of poppler-utils) to convert PDF documents to text. It works, for the most part, but one thing I wish it did was to insert blank lines between separate paragraphs instead of ...
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How to disable text blur in Evince?

Evince blurs PDFs by default (see comparison image). Is there a way to disable this behavior? Bonus points for a solution that works on a per-document basis.
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How to fix error in pdf2djvu: “Bogus memory allocation size”

I am using pdf2djvu to convert a pdf file into a djvu file, but got this error while trying to convert either bundled or indirect multi-page djvu file: $ pdf2djvu 1.pdf -o 1.djvu 1.pdf: - page #1 ...
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PDF thumbnails don't work [closed]

For a reason I don't know my ubuntu doesn't show thumbnails for pdf. in gconf-editor ->-> /desktop/gnome/thumbnailers: application@pdf/command = "evince-thumbnailer -s %s %u %o" ...
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Fonts are not embedded into a pdf?

I have created a pdf file using the pdflatex command but some fonts are not embedded into it. Please see the output of pdffonts. I have also checked "updmap --edit" to see whether the option ...
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How to convert PDF to Image?

I have requirement of converting PDF pages to images. There is a background image with some text written, so when I save this as image only background image got saved. Is there any software available ...
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Text inside files has squares with numbers in it

Some text files I come across, have little squares with numbers in them (in place of certain characters). I am unable to copy and paste these in Ubuntu, but may search and replace in gedit each ...
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Printing Comments with PDF

Is there a way to print the comments that are associated with a pdf on the linux version of Adobe Acrobat 9? Both acroread and evince display the comments just fine, however the linux version of the ...
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Converting DJVU to PDF

I want to convert a DJVU document into a PDF document, separating and preserving the text layer and the images while also keeping the structure from the DJVU. How can I do this in Ubuntu? (I will ...
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Why isn't Document Viewer 2.32.0 using subpixel rendering?

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Where is the difference between using `pdfimages` from poppler-utils and using the one provided by xpdf-utils for image extraction?

I need to extract a bunch of images from a PDF file. pdfimages should do the job. When trying to install, I got two alternatives poppler-utils and xpdf-utils so i wonder, whicht to choose. Where are ...
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Broke Evince / Missing libevdocument library

After a botched Gnome 3 install I managed to revert back to classic and everything seems to be working fine. Everything, that is, aside from Evince. I was trying to open a PDF file and Evince just ...
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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 can I specify a more appropriate font substitution?

A particular PDF I have uses a non-embedded font named "TimesNRMT" that is not installed on my system. Instead of substituting the font with a similar one such as Times New Roman, Document Viewer is ...
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Extract text from a scanned document

Is there any way to select the text from a scanned document? (output is a jpg) What kind of tools does Ubuntu offer to do such a task? Is there any libraries I can use instead of pre-build software ...
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How to add OCRed text to original pdf in gscan2pdf? [closed]

I am new to gscan2pdf 0.9.31, and just used it to OCR a scanned pdf. After saving the pdf, the OCRed text is stored on the top left corner. However I wish each OCRed character to be added to exactly ...
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Diff of two pdf files?

I'm looking for a good program to show me the differences between two similar pdf files. In particular, I'm looking for something that doesn't just run diff on an ascii version (with "pdftotext") of ...
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pdf to mobi convertor

is there any application in natty which can convert a pdf file into a mobi file?
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Libreoffice 3.3.2 Export to PDF option only lets me export entire documents

After installing Natty 11.04 (Kubuntu), I noticed that the "Export to PDF" menu item does not present a dialog allowing me to select pages of the document. I can export the entire document only. ...
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PDF to word conversion software?

Is there any free software available on Ubuntu that can convert a pdf file to a .doc file?
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Evince print to pdf file fails to print [closed]

This is my problem: Open a document in Evince, choose Print Choose "Printer": "Print to file" Choose "Output Format": "PDF" (add a filename output.pdf in the box if not there) Click on "Print" ...
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Foxit Reader on Wine runs but does not install?

I am new to Ubuntu (from Windows). I tried installing Foxit Reader via Wine, the setup runs, but its more like just a splash screen then Foxit is open. When I try to open another PDF by double ...
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What to use to annotate PDF (Highlight/Underline) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I highlight PDFs? In windows, I can use Foxit but on Ubuntu x64, what can I use? Foxit seem to only provide a i386 version
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How to change the application to open pdf file in Firefox

In Firefox, when I clicked a pdf file in website, I would be asked to download the pdf file or open the pdf file in evince running outside Firefox. Since I install Adobe Reader, whenever I clicked a ...
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How to fill out the forms and save the inputs in this tax report pdf file

I am filing tax report for Maryland state using Form 502. If I use evince 2.32.0 using poppler/cairo (0.14.3), it will recognize the forms and no way I can fill in anything. If I use Adobe Reader 9, ...
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Problems with saving filled form in pdf

I am filling out 1040 tax form in evince. Every time I try to save my input by ctrl+s, I am asked to "save as" in a dialog box. Is it possible to save to the current file without having the dialog ...
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select pages for pdf print

I am printing the current page of a pdf file in evince. But I found that in evince, there are two different page numbers showing the current page. If I choose the one shown in an input box, that will ...
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Is there any useful software for filling out pdf-forms other than Adobe Reader?

I have some pdfs that allow me to fill out forms and which also have a print button which is invisible on the printed output. At the moment I have to use Adobe Reader for this, but I'd prefer not to. ...
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pdftohtml outputting low resolution background images. help?

runnning: pdftohtml -c document.pdf output.htm this returns the normal output but the background images are of such low quality they cannot be read. Is this a bug with pdftohtml or can I change ...
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Remove text information from a PDF?

I printed a recent credit card statement straight to PDF and used PDFEdit to black out (highlight in black) the information I'd prefer not to share with the party I need to send this to. Now I can't ...
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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 ...