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Open a PDF which is password protected [closed]

One day ago, I downloaded a PDF that requires a password. Then I searched for software to decrypt the password that's called pdfcrack. Then I installed pdfcrack and ran a command in the Terminal: ...
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pdf is printing 10 pages off

I have a data-sheet for a motherboard I am working with: I tried to print page 136, but 126 came out of my printer. I thought ok, sometimes the pages don't match up exactly between the document and ...
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Is there any Ubuntu PDF reader which can select (snapshot) , save, and export pages?

I installed Foxit in Ubuntu 14.04 but it doesn't seem to have the 'snapshot' feature of the Windows version, ability to save and export a page to..say..Libroffice to save as a word page doc. Does such ...
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Reduce size of pdf file with ocr and tables

I have a scanned file, where text has been recognized already, yet it weights a whooping 80 mbytes. During the scanning process I did a silly thing such as scanning in grayscale. Now the pdf has a ...
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pdfimage extracts a whole page instead of pictures/diagrams on the pages

I have been trying to use pdfimage extractor on ubuntu command line to extract images. Instead of extracting the images on each page, all the pages of the paper are extracted.The command I use is :...
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Document Viewer doesn't show all the characters

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have a problem with some PDFs. I usually use Document Viewer 3.10.3. Reading the Thinking C++ book I have noticed that I can't read the parts with the code, for example: ...
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PdfBox 2.0.0 write text at given postion in a page

I have just passed from PdfBox 1.8 to 2.0.0 and there are quite significant differences. Before to write a text on an existing pdf page I used drawString. In 2.0.0 draw string is deprecated but ...
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How to add Table Of Content in a PDF file (internal one)?

So I have an OyO (Thalia) which can read PDF files. It have an option "Table of content". It shows several labels which direct on certain pages for example when opening "64-ia-32-architectures-...
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Document Viewer could not open external links

I have a problem with my document viewer (3.10.3) on 14.04. When I tried to open a hyperlink from a pdf file, an error poped up saying:" Unable to open hyperlink Failed to execute child process "eog" (...
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Evince document viewer prints only one page

We just installed a brand new printer HP LaserJet Pro M402dn over IP network. Everything works just fine, except if we want to print more than one page in pdf format, it prints only one page and ends ...
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Cannot open 'PDF portfolio'

How can I open a pdf portfolio (pdf file which contains multiple pdfs) that was made with Adobe on Mac or PC? I've tried FoxIt, Evince, and qpdfview but none of them work. I get a message saying "...
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How to open a PDF form file that says Please wait…?

When I try to open the PDF file I need it looks this way (I have tried Evince, Chrome and Firefox), saying Please wait... If this message is not eventually replaced by the proper contents of the ...
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How to remove metadate from a file (e.g. pdf)?

For reason XY, I want to erase/remove the metadata of a document (e.g. pdf, jpg, docx, …). Metadata is additional information stored apart the actual content like: Used Software Used Operating ...
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Hole black page by printing some pdf files, specially pdf with pictures inside

I know, this is the second time I write about this issue, but I have not yet received an answer. There was a guy, who posted a possible solution, but when I get to the page in order to try it, he has ...
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One liner to convert small text string to PDF

I've been trying to find a way to create a simple PDF page from the terminal that contains only one string, for example, "Prelude". Some background: I use pdfunite to join music charts together into ...
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PDF rendering is very slow

I have a relatively fast machine (2.0GHz up to 2.8GHz AMD Quad-Core A10-4655M APU), running Xubuntu 15.10 (x64). Whenever I try to open large PDF files (>40MB), Evince takes quite a lot of time to ...
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Create custom command to compile LaTeX files

I use LaTeX and rubber to compile my tex sources via command line. The command I usually use is rubber --pdf test.tex && rubber --clean test.tex. How can I create a custom command so that I ...
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How to edit the pdf banner (Description on the top beside the name of the file)

How to edit the description of pdf files displayed on the top. This information is displayed only by "Document viewer" in ubuntu. Adobe acrobat reader in Windows does not show this information. So, I ...
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Reduce size of printed-to-PDF files

I have a niche Java app that I use extensively (since it's Java and thus basically cross-platform, and since it can cater to my needs), and its job is to produce a printed page with text on it. ...
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How to open a PDF file in Ubuntu using terminal? [duplicate]

I'm using this command: gnome-open file_name.xxx(xxx file extension) command but it's not working. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.
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evince 3.10.3 prints pdf file fields with shading as solid black

Evince suddenly started printing shaded boxes as solid black. Probably upgraded in recent maintenance? Evince 3.10.3, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. All Ubuntu updates applied (Mar.3, 2016). PDF print works OK ...
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How to open a pdf file in links2 browser?

On link2 browser when I click on a link to pdf, it gives me two options: 1. Save 2. Display (and 3. Cancel). I would ideally like to display it, rather than saving it and displaying it. But if I ...
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How do I convert existing forms to fillable PDF's?

I know a solution for Windows, but I don't know a solution for Linux. The tool for Windows is for free and does the conversion automatically. I would like to have a software for Linux, which does the ...
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Okular opens with chapter unfolded

Whenever I open the document from this link in Okular and unfold Part I in the table of content, then chapter 4 is also unfolded, no matter how the TOC looked when I last closed the document. ...
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PDF file demands latest Acrobat, how can I read it?

I downloaded my college transcript and the file demands the latest version of Adobe Acrobat. After poking around I downloaded Adobe Reader 9.5.5 but the PDF won't cooperate since that program's too ...
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acrobat reader alternative? [duplicate]

I have the following problem: I'd like to modify a pdf on my android tablet (ideally but not necessarily by means of my acrobat reader for android, which works quite decently) and later on be able to ...
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How to highlight text in qpdfview?

I've downloaded qpdfview for highlight some text in a pdf. But I can't see the highlight option. How to highlight text in qpdfview?
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Convert pdf to monochrome via inkscape command line

I have a 65-page PDF file that has text in a dark grey. (Actual text, not a picture/image of text.) Printing on my B/W printer, the text gets all blurry, because the printer is trying to make it less ...
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Unclear graphics in Ubuntu 15.10

When I try to use Firefox or Google Chrome browser or PDF reader, I cannot read the text properly. The characters are unclear (see screenshots). I have already installed the Intel G31 graphics driver ...
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Is there a PDF viewer for the CLI?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I am wondering if there is a PDF viewer for the CLI? Let it preferably be one that can open encrypt documents, ask me for the password, and then be ...
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Scanned pdf to doc

Does anybody know if there is a free online OCR converter that can convert large scanned pdf documents(for instance i want to convert a scanned pdf document of 28MB size)? I have tried many ocr ...
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Underline in pdf

I was wondering if there was a way to underline in a pdf document. I have exams this period, and it would be very helpful if I can underline the notes, which are scanned as photos. Thank you a lot!!
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As of 2016, is there a simple way to produce good looking MS Word documents (.docx)?

I use Word 2016 on my PC, word 2013 at college and Libre Office on my main machine. I can use Libre Office to save as a .doc or .docx file, but that often messes with the formatting: Saved as Docx ...
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How to extract text from multiple pdf files using a gui

I am working on a huge project in which there is lot of pdf files, text ,images all needed to convert in to text format it is not possible to use terminal for all that so i downloaded yagf for ...
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Blank images on copy paste from pdf to image editor or libreoffice

Lately I have to extract few specific images from pdf and save them as image file. For example, the following is the image copied from pdf (right click and copy image Ctrl+C). While pasting same ...
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Latex font as ubuntu system font

I would like to make fonts used by latex (xelatex to be precise) available as system font. Since I only find a lot of questions asking the reverse, I am not sure if it is possible at all. My ...
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File Manager Type Classification - Document (pdf/docx)

I have a folder with pdf, doc and docx files, I would like to sort them using the default File manager, displaying pdfs and word docs separately. Unfortunately in the 'Type' column, they are all ...
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Latex editor with custom build option

i am supposed to write my master's thesis in latex. I was given a template from my thesis supervisor. It has own building script. I would like to use some window editor (like: Texmaker or Gummi), but ...
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How to fix the 'Unable to find the Okular component' error?

I compiled and installed Okular-15.12.0 from sources, but when I run ocular from Terminal, this error shows up. I chowned my /home/* to myself without any improvement. The problem probably is that ...
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How to set Okular as internal PDF viewer in Chrome?

How to make Okular the default PDF viewer in Chrome instead of Chrome PDF Viewer? Here goes a few details related to my system: martin@martinpc:~$ google-chrome --version Google Chrome 47.0.2526.106 ...
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Extremely slow printing for Kyocera FS-1320D on Wily Werewolf (15.10)

I have been experiencing slow printing issues with my Kyocera FS-1320D printer ever since I switched from Windows to Ubuntu. The printer is connected via USB. The problem usually arises when it comes ...
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How do I concatenate multiple JPEG images into a PDF?

I am trying to concatenate multiple JPEG images into a single PDF document. I used LibreOffice to make a great thumbnail collage, but it isn't acceptable to the agency to which I am trying to send it....
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How to merge a pdf file as a first page into many pdf files?

I have a creative commons license in one .pdf file, say license.pdf. I want to merge this license.pdf as a first page in another .pdf file. I can do it manually by the following command: pdftk ...
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How to exclude mask images while extracting images from PDF?

I have been using pdfimages to extract images from PDFs. It extracts all of following types of images image - an opaque image mask - a monochrome mask image smask - a soft-mask image ...
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problem with xpdf Bad bounding box

I'm suddenly unable to open pdf files saved from my credit card company using xpdf on Ubuntu. This has only been a problem for the last couple of months, previously I had no such problem. I ...
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batch add header/footer to pdf files

Is there a command or script that would help me ease the process of adding page numbers to a pdf with hundreds of pages? Thanks.
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Scrollbar only scrolls single page when reading PDFs in Okular

I am using KDE 15.10. I usually use Okular for reading PDFs and other documents. Recently I am facing a weired problem with its scrollbar. Say I am reading a 100 page PDF. The scrollbar should be ...
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Tab sends to end of document in Document Viewer

I am reading some pdf documents in Document Viewer in Ubuntu 15.10 and want to use Alt+Tab to switch between windows. If I accidentally press just Tab in Document Viewer's window, it scrolls all the ...
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How to set default file type PNG for Simple Scan?

With Xubuntu 15.10, Simple Scan 3.18.1, the default file type is, even for images, PDF. I would like to set it to PNG, is that possible? There is a related, older question for changing from JPG to ...
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Is the incomplete output by wkhtmltopdf caused by shell expansion or wkhtmltopdf?

My Ubuntu 14.04's wkhtmltopdf version is $ wkhtmltopdf --version wkhtmltopdf 0.12.2.1 (with patched qt) I want to convert several webpages into a pdf file using the program in bash. First I tried ...