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

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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?

Adobe Reader: Document Viewer:
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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. I'...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...