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Change default 'Print to File' settings

How can I change the default settings for 'Print to File' in the Print dialogue? I would like to change the default save location from ~/ to ~/Desktop. p.s. I do not want to have to use cups-pdf
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PDF not printing on Printer shared via CUPS/SAMBA

I have a Printer (Brother HL-2035) attached to an Ubuntu server (latest version) via USB and shared via Samba/CUPS. On my clients (Win7) I can print from Word, etc., this just works fine. The only ...
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How do I simulate overprinting in Adobe Reader?

On both Mac and Windows when I print a document there is an advanced screen that allows me to select an option called Simulate Overprinting, however such an option doesn't appear on the Ubuntu ...
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Why do PDFs with forms create black bars on some pages?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I've been working with PDFs with forms, and recently I've had some issues with a set of character sheets for D&D; they come with forms so that you can save your character ...
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Alternative for wkhtmltopdf?

Question: Are there alternatives to wkhtmltopdf? Why: wkhtmltopdf is converting my css wrong, do not show the background property of a div
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How to import xml data to a fillable pdf file in linux?

I have a fillable pdf template. Also have a xml file which is extracted from this fillable pdf file. How can I export xml file from these fillable pdf files and also how can I create a normal pdf ...
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PDF viewer that can be controlled programmatically (via dbus, pipe, etc)?

Is there a PDF viewer that I can control from a Python program, via dbus, a pipe, or something similar? I have a program for presentations that displays my own notes while displaying a PDF on a ...
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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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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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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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Printer prints half of page

The printer (Canon PIXMA MP190) prints pages successfully - very clear - but I need to wait about 5 minutes for each page to be printed. It prints normally (fast) about one half of page, then it ...
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Is there any way for assigning external metadata to files?

I need a way of assigning tags and numbers (like rating, importance, etc) to my files and also be able do queries and file operations based on these metadata. Just like a photo management software ...
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How can I open a interactive PDF (created with Mingmanager software) in Ubuntu?

I'm following a on-line course about intellectual property. The professor uses interactive maps or schemes where the themes are displayed. Beside every theme is a plus sign wich opens new content when ...
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Problem opening some PDF files

I have a PDF form I need to fill in. But I cannot open it, the message displayed is: "To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF viewer", plus a link to adobe. I ...
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Embedded .swf file in .pfd-Ubuntu 10.04

I have just finished a presentation in LaTeX. In this very .pdf file I have included a .swf animation(done with adobe flash CS5 in windows) which starts when you click on it. While I have already ...
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GUI app to Convert PDF files to ODT

The PDF utilities from the poppler-utils packages include many tools to deal with PDF files, one of them is pdftotext. pdftotext can be used to convert PDF files to ODT. I want the same result ...
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How can I edit a PDF in ubuntu to change its opening settings?

On Windows I used Acrobat pro to edit a PDF so that it opened scaled to fit the window not just at some random scale (like 137%). I'm not interested in changing it in my PDF viewer, there are ...
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pdf and document browser ( like image browser but for pdf )

I have a lot of pdf files ( research papers, presentations ... ) and I download or make by myself lot of them each week. I need something to browse trough them fast and to manage them (like sort them ...
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Evince without restrictions on Ubuntu 14.04

I love to use Evince, is one of the best software for visualize a lot of things, including pdfs. I use it many times with LaTeX. Also, before I could select text and copy it, but now, with Ubuntu ...
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PDF Mod extract

Having PDF Mod,I extracted a file(70 mb) into 6 pieces.Now,in each piece when I go to properties I still see 70mb when each of them is about 11-13mb.How can I change that? Thanks.
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Problems with fillable PDF in LibreOffice Writer?

I am trying to create a fillable PDF form for work in LibreOffice Writer. It works just fine in Writer when I test it out, however when I export it as a PDF and open in Adobe Reader it no longer ...
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Set the default program to PDF Studio 8 Pro

I just installed Kubuntu 14.04 KDE on my laptop, and installed a PDF Studio 8 Pro which I purchased from qoppa.com. I have the same program installed on my other computer, which runs on Linux Mint 16 ...
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Font error in Evince

When I open a pdf file in Evince from a terminal: I/O Error: Cannot open '/usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/tex-gyre/texgyrecursor-regular.otf' Syntax Error: failed to load ...
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Firefox Opening Pdfs in Gedit

I've just done the latest system upgrade to my ubuntu LT 14.04 and now pdfs don't open with firefox; instead they open with Gedit to give mangled nonsense. After searching around ask ubuntu I found ...
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Can't open pdf file with 'atril' window in tmux

I am using ubuntu-make 14.04 and in tmux, when I try to open a file in command as: atril <some_pdf_file> I got this error message: (atril:11587): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect ...
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Adobe PDF Not Paginated Correctly in evince, xpdf, qpdfview

Recently received a pdf file. It displays correctly in acroread (which I had to install - thanks for these directions!) and in gv, but pages are duplicated and out of order in the viewers listed ...
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Printer keeps ejecting blank pages

Remember this? Printer not printing, ejects a blank page ? Well its back again, ejects blank page after blank page. So, what could be wrong here then? PDF now chucks out blank pages, Libre Office ...
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Partially printed PDF documents via HPLIP on Ubuntu 15.04

I installed the official HPLIP "HP Linux imaging and printing" driver to get scan drivers for the HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fn Color Multifunction Printer. Since the installation, all pdf documents ...
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embedding external fonts into pdf-file

the acroreader is showing missing fonts in one pdf-file (WPMathB,WPMathA WP Greek Helve, ...) which can be easily downloaded from http://www.fontpalace.com. However, the ghostscript command fails, ...
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How to diagnose half-printed pages / spooling hickups?

Using 14.04 (and also before in 12.04) printing multiple pages of PDF documents (image-heavy), everything usually works fine if nothing interupts the spooling and both PC and printer are left alone ...
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“Unknown long argument --book” for wkhtmltopdf?

I have about 250 html files with name 0*.html. I want to create a pdf file out of them, and preferably with pdf bookmarks/outlines. So I use --book with wkhtmltopdf. However, why it says "Unknown long ...
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Second printout is garbage, first printout is fine, Brother printer, Ubuntu

From Windows or Mac OS X, my elderly USB connected Brother MFC-8600 prints fine. From Ubuntu the first print job prints fine, be it PDF or graphics. The second print job ends up as garbage. If it's a ...
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Evince Crash While Editing PDF-Form

I try to edit a PDF in evince. The PDF has editable forms. At some point it stops recognising the keyboard input. How far I get chances from time to time. The PDF stays visible, I can click into the ...
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Odoo module gives error “File type plain text document (text/plain) is not supported” on server

My module generate pdf automatically and it works fine and properly open the pdf on local host, but it gives error "File type plain text document (text/plain) is not supported" when I run the module ...
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filled PDFs forms turn to black boxes

I have been using Evince to fill out forms for time sheets and have had no problems until recently; My work changed the form and now when I fill them out the filled portions turn to black boxes on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Use a full page when doing ps2pdf

When I convert a .ps file into a .pdf file using ps2pdf, I go from having an a file where the image occupies all the space, to one where the image is in the bottom left corner. The postscript can be ...
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Why cant I follow links in a PDF?

I'm doing something wrong, obviously... but no matter which PDF reader I use (evince, okular, xpdfview) I can't seem to find one that will follow a link in a PDF file (link to another spot in the same ...
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Okular - blank screen for a few seconds after opening a file

After opening any file with Okular there appears black screen for a moment as if the graphics drivers were reloaded. The problem is absent if I use different PDF viewer, e.g. muPDF. I use Kubuntu ...
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Changing the default reader for pdf looses the previous one

I have changed the default program for reading pdfs from Adobe reader to Evince. The problem is that now Adobe disappeared from the list of choice. If I press right click/open with I cannot see Adobe ...
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pdf File permission not changing in hp 8 GB pendrive

I have large amount of data in pdf file. The owner, group and others can read and write this file. But when i copied this pdf file to my 8 GB hp pendrive and tried to open it, i failed. It displays ...
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How to choose filename and save-folder by pdf-printing

VIRTUAL PDF PRINTER: Is there a way to tweak cups-pdf in order to be able to choose the generated file's name and default directory where the pdf file is saved (default set to ~/PDF/) ? Background: ...
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Want to open an editable pdf file which is showing error while opening on ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to open a editable pdf file on my ubuntu 12.04, however getting following error "Please wait... If this message is not eventually replaced by the proper contents of the document, your ...