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How to prevent pdf script code from executing?

Is there a setting inside Ubuntu Default PDF viewer (evince) or Okular to disable embedded script execution in PDF files ? It is a really important setting, that adds an extra security measure ...
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How do I hide the Toolbar in Evince Full Screen Mode?

Let me preface this by saying I'm new to Linux, but I'm willing to try anything you wizards can conjure up (preferably a keyboard shortcut though)! When I use Evince 3.10.3 in full screen mode I'm ...
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How to create a searchable database of PDF/misc documents in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to be able to index keywords of a rather large collection of pdf/misc documents. I tried Calibre and really don't like the performance hit or the fact that it wants to take ...
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Zotero indexing

On 14.04 Zotero installation version 4.0.26, Zotero doesn't let me index PDF files ('Retrieve metadata for PDF'). It returns: Could not read text from PDF. I updated Zotero and checked if it has ...
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How to generate thumbnails in advance (pdf mostly) [duplicate]

I have a rather large set of documents (150 GiB ~5000 files) and would like to know how to pre-generate thumbnails, preferably from the command line, so that when I navigate to the folder, I don't ...
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converting pdf files to epub

I recently downloaded calibre to convert a pdf file to epub. However, the characters which were written in Arabic, got messed up. Can some please guide me to a sofware which will convert pdf files ...
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Sharing Multifunction Center over Network?

I have a Brother MFC-J6920DW and courtesy of the official (Brother) software and drivers, I have both printing and scanning working fine over the wireless network (Wi-FI) - that is, Simple Scan, XSane ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freeze when opening pdf in Mozilla

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. No problem so far, but it has been a few day that my system freeze when I am scrolling down pdf files opened in Mozilla. No commands are accepted, so I have to shut-down ...
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Android - modify FBReader for android under ubuntu environment

I want to modify open source FB Reader (epup pdf reader) for android so that I can include my own defined capabilities. As per the assignment given to me that I have to modify the code of the .cpp ...
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Where does Google Chrome save temporary pdf files?

I was wondering where does Google Chrome save pdf documents that it opens in the browser itself. I know those get deleted if we dont save them and close the browser. I looked into chrome temporary ...
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Okular only displaying in landscape mode

I have been using Okular without issues for quite a while. However, recently when I open a PDF, it is always displaying the pdf in landscape mode. The pdfs are not generated in landscape and view ...
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Convert HTML to PDF [duplicate]

I went through other links with a similar question, but couldn't find a solution that I wanted. I am trying to provide documentation for my tool in PDF format. I have a bunch of .html files that ...
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Acrobat XI Pro like pdf reader

How do i install a pdf reader like acrobat XI pro which lets me highlight text, has text recognition and lets me combine and convert pdf from and to other formats?
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Problems opening PDF in Document Viewer

Why does Document Viewer crash when trying to view a PDF document? I need to print a PDF soon, but until I can open it I can't print it! I was going to uninstall Document Viewer and then re-install ...
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Is it advisable to remove Evince (Default Document Viewer)?

I installed qpdfview and liked it more than Evince. So I want to remove Evince. Is it advisable (as it is a core item in Ubuntu 14.04)?
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Convert PDF or FDF to CSV?

It seems crazy, but while Libre Base can export a form as PDF, there is no way to import the completed form data from the PDF into Libre Base. One idea is to extract PDF form data to FDF (or ...
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Extract data from pdf form (or other Base format) to import to Libre Base database?

I created a form in Libre Base, exported that form as a pdf, and will give that form to others. How can I extract the data from the completed forms and import that data back into the original database ...
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How can I view PDF bleedbox, cropbox, trimbox, etc?

How can I view PDF bleedboxes and trimboxes on Ubuntu, like I can in Adobe Acrobat Pro? I would like to do so without resorting to a Virtual Machine or WINE. Example: The green mark is the trimbox. ...
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ImageMagick convert problem, command killed or silently exits

Im having peculiar problem with the "convert" command on Precise hosted on Linode. I am trying to convert a pdf to a memory persistent cache file *.mpc using the following command: $ convert -density ...
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Find out the Metadata of PDF file by using PDF Printer [closed]

I installed a PDF Printer on Linux Ubuntu version,so whenever i print any document the PDF Printer generates the .PDF file,Now I wants to find out the metadata of the generated pdf file when i will ...
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PDF Viewer with portable bookmarks like Foxit Reader under Windows

I use Windows as my main OS, and there I have Foxit PDF Reader to open .pdf files. In Foxit reader, there is a facility for bookmarking pages that can last even when reinstalling the system, or moving ...
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Can't print PDFs from windows 7 to ubuntu 14.04 print server

So I recently setup a headless print/media server using Ubuntu 14.04 on my home network. I can't seem to get PDFs to print using one of my Win 7 laptops. I've tried printing them from the web, and ...
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Firefox pdf-viewer don't work

After Firefox update from 34 to 35 via apt-get upgate; apt-get upgrade I can't open pdf's in Firefox. Download and read with evince works fine. How can i fix it? OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Firefox ...
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Zotero cannot retrieve metadata from PDF

When I right click on a PDF and select retrieve metadata for pdf the pop up window appears but the auto indexing fails and returns could not read text from pdf. This happens even for PDFs for which I ...
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Script to view office documents in Microsoft Office Online

I have to convert a lot of Microsoft Word documents to PDF for my work. It is very important to me to render the formatting as accurately as possible. I successfully installed Office 2010 on Xubuntu ...
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Make pdf reading a liitle more comfortable (using okular)

Firstly, apologies for a vague title ; I didnt know what to say. I have a particular pdf (book). However I am having a lot of trouble reading this pdf. The issue is that the background color, which ...
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What is the difference between “Index” and “bookmarks” in evince?

My Evince's verison is GNOME Document Viewer 3.4.0. I found that hitting F9 and the left panel has "index" and "bookmarks" options. I wonder what their differences are? I found that what many pdf ...
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Resizing a selected area in a PDF

I am looking for a program that can resize a selected area in a PDF. E.g. on Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Paint I can use the "Resize" feature: (but Microsoft Paint doesn't support PDF and is ...
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Regex PDF search?

I am an electronics engineer and I regularly view PDF schematics. Often I encounter the scenario where I would like to search the schematic for a component, e.g. "R1" The problem is that searching ...
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Unable to restore Envince as default pdf viewer

I don't know why, but somehow "ImageMagick" gained the status of being my default PDF viewing application (I didn't set it manually, maybe it came with the installation of iscan or plex). Now, when I ...
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Rotate a specific page of a pdf file?

I have a multi-page pdf file, and I want to rotate a specific page 90 degrees clockwise, to obtain a new pdf file which has the same pages as the original pdf, but with this specific page rotated. How ...
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HP printers does not print files

I use printer HP 1010, earlier it was HP PSC 1310, but the problem is still the same. When I need to print something, I click the button "print" (nevermind if it is a .doc file or .pdf, or open office ...
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OSS alternative to Adobe reader for filling online pdf forms

I need a software that can fill online pdf forms, without downloading them. Evince does fill forms but only offline, and adobe reader works with firefox online but it is not Open source. I am looking ...
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How to merge the pdf files from all subdirectories?

I want to use pdftk to merge all pdffiles in a directory and all of its subdirectories. I cannot find a --recursive option in the man pages. Doing this manually (using a GUI) is not an option as it ...
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Is there a way to quickly browse multiple pdfs in a directory?

I often generate directories full of PDFs. I want to quickly flip through them as though they are pictures. Nautilus will create thumbnails of the PDFs that I can enlarge using ctrl= but they never ...
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What is the name of the default, preinstalled, PDF viewer on Ubuntu?

I've been looking for the name of the Ubuntu's PDF reader preinstalled app. I just wanna a great PDF reader that support complementary mode for windows. Thank you!
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How can I open pdf files by default with foxit?

I'm new to ubuntu as I come from Win7. In win7 I was using Foxit Reader to open the pdf documents. Searching online I found this method to install Foxit. cd Downloads/ tar -xvf ...
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Unprotect a protected pdf

I've purchased a pdf and want to highlight areas of it and add comments for my own personal reference. I've look at its properties through Foxit Reader (running through wine), and, irritatingly, I'm ...
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Make PDF from libreoffice impress handout

Is there any way to 'print to pdf' the handout from libreoffice? I can print it in a normal printer, but I need it as a pdf file. As an edit: because I'm working on a deadline (this is to make a ...
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Fast PDF reader that remembers the last viewed page

I have tried a few pdf readers : Adobe , foxit , and evince . However, all of them have one basic flaw/ short coming compared to their windows and android counterparts. I have pdf files with many ...
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Search text within multiple pdfs and docs

I got a bunch of notes written by other students, but they are from an old textbook that didn't deal with everything in the same order, so I need to search through the notes for every chapter (each ...
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How do you create a PDF from multiple images? Now with more grid problems

So I have a ton of 825x1125 images ( (>300, in png format but I can make jpegs). I need to create a printable PDF with them (to print playing card prototypes). They have to be in a 3x3 grid pattern in ...
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Print pdf like a book - 2 pages per sheet double sided

I have a pdf of a book, I wan't to print it, 2 pages per sheet double sided, so that I can cut the final in half, put the left part above the right part and get the book sorted by order. How do I do ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Converting a `pdf` file to `ps` format

I want to convert pdf file to ps file and used the following command in Ubuntu 14.04 pdf2ps input.pdf output.ps But this command throws the following error: sfopen: gs_parse_file_name failed. ...
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Unable to build or view pdf files in TexMaker

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. and have installed TEX MAKER, after writing and saving file, when i build for PDFs view, It prompts error that file not found. I am also new to Ubuntu, On Windows when i have ...
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How can I remove a clickable bar with hyperlink in each page of a pdf file?

Can we remove a long narrow clickable bar(with some hidden text and link) at the bottom of each page of this pdf file? When never I click it, it will tries to open a website in my browser. I prefer ...
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Okular: File -> Properties -> Optimized?

If you open a PDF file in Okular and choose the menu entry "File -> Properties", a list of the current file's various properties is displayed. Among them is the entry Optimized: <Yes|No> ...
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How to scan multiple pages to one PDF file using HP Envoy 4500

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 and have a HP Envoy 4500 printer (hplip 3.14.10) connected via USB. I have a document of about 12 pages. I want to scan them onto a single PDF. I am able to scan each document ...
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problem with RMarkdown on ubuntu 14.04

I am new to RStudio and RMarkdown. When I've tried to knit my first pdf document in Rstudio, I got the following message: processing file: Preview-4cef6f7763df.Rmd |............. ...
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Change default text color in qpdfview

Is there a way to permanently change the default text color in QPDFView? Until now, I only found options to change the background color.