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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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Printing Comment pages only with Acrobat

How to print only the comment pages only in acrobat professional 7? I have found a suggestion in one of the web pages to use javascript to extract the comment pages only, but I am unable to complete ...
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Evince does not see my search string. But why not?

I have got a number of pdf documents (bank account statements), where I regularly need to search for certain kinds of transaction by keyword. Recently I observed that with Acrobat 9 (a very old ...
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Can I use pinch to zoom in evince?

I have a touch screen device running ubuntu. When viewing pdfs in evince I can use one finger scrolling and it's very fluent and satisfying. I am looking for more support for touch gestures. ...
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certificate signed pdf

Our Company uses pdf's secured by an .pfx. You must import the .pfx - certificate to read this document. I've tested evince but it can't handle that. It works fine with the latest Adobe Reader for ...
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Why does convert add half an empty page

Try running the following: pdftk a-i0778e.pdf cat 1 output page.pdf convert page.pdf page.jpeg (or png, whatever you want) returns a weird png file with left half blank and the image of the pdf ...
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Can only transfer photos from Moto X to Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Moto X and use Ubuntu 14.04, as far as I know 14.04 has mtp support in addition to the mtp-tools I installed but for some reason I can only transfer photos from my phone to my pc. When I ...
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Print PDF file shows up as garbage

I'm trying to print several PDF files exported from Google Docs. When I open them in Document Viewer, hit Ctrl+P and select my printer, it spews out several pages of garbage which appear to be the raw ...
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markdow to pdf with wordwrapping

Using pandoc like: pandoc -o output.pdf input.md does not give me a result with word-wrapping. For instance, three liner input.md looks like the following: # Introduction Lorem ipsum dolor sit ...
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how to determine dpi size of a pdf & djvu

As the title says how would I determine the dpi of a pdf or a djvu document? I am looking for a proper linux solution as opposed to running adobe acrobat professional under wine.
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`xpdf` does not process config files

xpdf does not seem to be using /etc/xpdf/xpdf/xpdfrc or ~/.xpdfrc. For example, in full-screen mode, pushing the down-arrow key does not do anything. Additionally, I've edited ~/.xpdfrc to contain the ...
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Can't print from qpdfview

Whenever I try to print, the program stops responding and just hangs until I force quit it. Is there a known fix? I couldn't find much info anywhere else.
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Printer default settings instead of settings from last job in ubuntu 14.04

Everytime I print PDF documents (with the default pdf viewer) in Ubuntu 14.04, the printer saves all properties of the print such as "pages per side" and other layout settings and applies it in the ...
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How to set document viewer default application?

I tried to set document viewer default application.
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Preventing evince from changing zoom setting while traversing PDF index?

In several of my PDFs, clicking through the chapters and subsections in the index causes the PDF to zoom out to a value that makes the text unreadable. I have tried changing the default settings to a ...
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Why I can not open this specific PDF file?

I am trying to read documentation from Genode OS. This is the provided PDF documentation: http://genode.org/documentation/genode-foundations-16-05.pdf I am using Ubuntu Linux 16.04, and when I try ...
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SIM reader issue

I'm relatively new by using ubuntu and I followed this tutorial to try to install the EAP_SIM protocol on a pc with ubuntu : Tuto. I'm blocked in the step 5 and 6. The step 5 consist on checking the ...
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Updated software to view pdf annotated with Windows' Acrobat Reader

I have a pdf file that was annotated by Acrobat Reader in Windows. When I open it in Okular or Evince or qpdfview I can see some of the comments, depending on the type, but not all of them. The only ...
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Why is the size of an image in a pdf file shown by Evince different from calculation based on DPI and resolution?

I have a pdf file which consists of only one image which fully occupies the only one page. In Evince, with 100% zoom-in scale, the size of the image (which is the same as the size of the page which ...
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PDF font falls back to DejaVu Sans, need a monospace replacement

I have a PDF that features code fragments and it references Courier Std (which is not available on my system and I am not planning to buy it either). The problem is that in the Evince Document Viewer (...
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In TexLive, “Click to jump to line” option in the PDF viewer does not bring the code viewer to the foreground

In TexLive there I have two windows: one to view the LaTeX code, and one to view the resulting PDF file. I like to switch between the two by right-clicking in the PDF and choosing "Click to jump to ...
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Unable to center the pdf after scaling page (Evince)

I sometime face margin issue (in spite of shrink/fit to printable area) and so I scale pdf say 90% (applying print scaling to none). But the problem is that after scaling page to 90% whole page is ...
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Document Viewer Zoom Level Adjustment

Is there anyway to save zoom level adjustment settings for one particular document? meaning: for example, when I open some .pdf document and it has zoom level "Fit Page" but I want to change it to "...
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Evince doesn't navigate from the index

I'm using evince to read a pdf with an index. It displays the index properly but doesn't navigate to a page when I click on it. What could be causing this behavior? How can I fix it? EDIT: Qpdfview ...
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Okular annotations - *.xml file path and correct colour issue

The review highlights made in okular are stored in ~/.kde/share/apps/okular/docdata/ , with a *.xml file for each annotated *.pdf. 1st question: How can I change the path of the xml annotations to be ...
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How (and is it a good idea) to open PDF documents in chroot?

I sometimes need to browse through lots of PDF documents, not always from trusted sources. I keep my software up-to-date (I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 at the time), but as we all know, PDFs are commonly ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS printing problem, extra spaces in words

I have a problem on printing pdf files. When I print out a pdf file with a word, say, "manifolds", I get "manif olds" (extra spaces between "manif" and "olds") on the printed paper. This keeps ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is there any workaround to go back to the last position in evince?

The question has been asked here, the accept answer doesn't work on 3.10.3 on my ubuntu 14.04 system. Usually I am reading paper and click the reference link going back to the end of the paper. It ...
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Evince document won't be shown - how to solve it?

I receive following screenshot if I open up a .pdf-document. It's an ordinary PDF document.
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Looking for a tool to generate pdfs from .csv data

I'm looking for a piece of software that would help me generate one pdf per record in my .csv file. Any suggestions? I want to be able to control the layout of the pdf pretty thoroughly ...
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Upgrade Poppler on 14.04 LTS ? (pdf printing problem)

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a company. But we have some PDF printing problems (too slow, no printing). I would like to upgrade Poppler to the last current version to see if some of my problems will ...
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Evince can only fill in a few fields of an editable PDF at a time

Hi I'm using the "document viewer" in Lubuntu 14.04 LTS (I'm assuming this is evince but I'm not sure). The problem is when I'm filling out a pdf form, I can only fill in one or two fields in one ...
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How to view a pdf in an Object tag in Firefox 41?

I have Firefox 41, but it doesn't seem to render a pdf wrapped in an Object tag (NOT an iframe). All I get is a grey screen. Is there a specific plugin that can render object tag embedded PDFs?
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How to view embedded PDFs in a browser on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and have tried 3 different browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Chromium) to open an embedded pdf file ("application/pdf") and none of them seem to work. On Chrome I've installed the ...