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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 ...
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No PDF preview in KBibTex

I'm using KBibTex (the KDE4 version) to manage my references for some thesis work. It is not in the repos for Ubuntu 11.10, but I installed it without problems using the v. 0.4-beta1 deb from Debian's ...
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Is there a way to add zoom in and out buttons on Evince's toolbar?

is there a way to add a "zoom in" and "zoom out" button in evince's panel? The scrolldown menu with 100%, 85%, fit to screen etc. is not very userfriendly. Unfortunately I can't find a settings menu....
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How to install a “pdf printer”?

Is there a way to install a printer that prints to pdf? There's a lot of discussions about this in the web foruns, but none seens to work.
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How to show all searched results in pdf in a glance?

In evince, when searching some text in a pdf file, the result will be displayed one by one by hitting "next" or "previous" button. I wonder if it is possible to glance at once all found results with ...
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How to open OLE2 file format document

I received a file that is .OLE2 format by email and I can't get it open. When I try to open it with Document Viewer (default pfd program Ubuntu) it says it can't support it. I searched in the ...
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Transform .odt document into PDF compatible with Adobe Reader 5 with embedded fonts

I need to create PDFs out of .odt documents, for submission on an online application website. It is required that the PDFs be "compatible with Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 or higher, with embedded ...
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Does Evince support javascript in pdf files?

In some pdf file readers for MS Windows such as those from Adobe or Foxit, it is possible to turn off the ability to implement javascript in a pdf file. Is that possible with Evince (Document Viewer) ...
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Is there a DocBook reader for following in-progress documents?

I have docbook2pdf installed, but it seems a bit wasteful to always need to delete and re-create the .PDF file when the source changes. Is there a good program for styling and viewing them natively?
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how do I make nautilus to automatically suggest the folder 'Documents' for pdf files?

In Ubuntu 11.10, how can I set up nautilus so that when I select "Save as..." on Evince or some other PDF viewer, for a PDF I downloaded with the browser, it automatically suggests the folder '...
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Convert images to DOC\RTF

My CV is written in LaTeX using moderncv, and I have a script that converts it to PDF whenever I need to send an updated copy. However, some employers require Microsoft Word (or RTF) CV. I have ...
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Is there a better way to redact a PDF?

I had to print a couple of PDFs recently to send to someone, but I wanted to redact (black out) a couple small bits of text. A quick google search didn't turn up any tools for this specific purpose, ...
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How can I print to DjVu file as we do create PDF?

How can I print to DjVu file as we do create PDF using 'print' menu item of the programs?
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Mozzplugger not working in Lubuntu 11.10

I'd like to open a PDF in a Firefox tab. I've been able to do it with MozPlugger before updating to 11.10. preferences -> applications now scroll down, then I see always ask next to file. I ...
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Is there a way to enable smooth scrolling for PDFs?

There is one small issue with Ubuntu that is driving me crazy. Smooth scrolling when reading documents PDF's isn't smooth. I was using evince to read PDF's bigger books 200+ pages. The slightest ...
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Auto convert odt to pdf

I am creating a few documents in Libre office and I have to always send them as .pdf. but each and every time I forget to export it as pdf , So is there any way to auto convert the .odt document into ...
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find links in pdf

I need to find all links in a pdf file, but also their position x,y on those pages. I want to create pictures out of a pdf (that I know hw to do) which I will use on a web site, but I need to know ...
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wkhtmltopdf wkhtmltoimage: cannot connect to X server

I compiled wkhtmltopdf from source on Ubuntu 64bit server 10.04 as described in manual. When I try to convert it exits with an error message: wkhtmltoimage: cannot connect to X server There is X ...
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Cannot open any PDF file using Okular

Today I found online saying that Okular is a very good document viewer. So I installed it from the software center. After the installation, Okular could not open any PDF files. Actually it could not ...
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Open Source command line tool for optimizing PDF

Are there any open-source command line tool for optimizing PDF in Ubuntu. I have used Ghost Script and i am able to convert the PDF into 72 dpi, gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -...
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PDF viewer with “gmail-sendable annotation” and “color inversion”?

Is there a free pdf viewer with the following properties? -It can annotate. -Annotation will be preserved when the document is sent by gmail. -Color inversion (Evince has it) or color setting.
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Spellcheck for pdf file

Is there any utility or command on Ubuntu for checking spelling errors in a pdf file? or how can I integrate spellcheck in evince(1)? Please let me know.
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How to batch convert an image to a PDF?

I want to batch convert images (jpg, png, etc.) to PDF. Converting them directly to PDF is easy with: convert in.jpg out.pdf However I need some more options, such as setting the output page size, ...
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How can I convert an ODT file to a PDF?

Does anyone know how to convert an ODT file (LibreOffice) to PDF?
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Is there a program that can edit PDF black/white levels?

I have used the Simple Scanner (really nice app, by the way) to scan some sheet music. Looks nice but it's picking up too much detail and would like to adjust the levels. Sadly, the GIMP fails so ...
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How to scroll in any direction with evince PDF viewer using mouse dragging

When viewing large PDFs with small print where one has to zoom in to be able to read even on fullscreen, it would be nice to be able to move the 'paper' with the drag of the mouse (hand cursor type). ...
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How to index a pdf document?

I am reading a PDF document in Ubuntu 11.04 using the default "Document Viewer". The document is more than 500 pages and it takes a while to complete a "Find ..." for a particular text. Is there a way ...
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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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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" application@pdf/...
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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 ...