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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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Some PDF documents are messy when printing

I have following problem, I've got a PDF document that I need to be printed, but unfortunately, when entering printing preview all characters get messy and they don't resemble original document's ...
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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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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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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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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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What freely available software is equipped for editing PDF Bookmarks?

I know of PDFMod, which I rather like except it has one flaw, I can't seem to be able to add bookmarks before pre-existing bookmarks (see the attached image if this is unclear). I've looked at this ...
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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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PDF files are printed as blank pages.

I'm trying to print a PDF file with Document Viewer. I get blank pages out of printer. When I hit Print preview, I also see blank pages. Images (jpg) are printed just fine. The problem appeared ...
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 Printing PDFs to file but name of file saves with weird box-symbol  with F022 inside

When I print a website to PDF, the file name saves with a weird box-symbol  with F022 inside. Anyone know why? I'm new to Ubuntu, and not sure if this is a problem with my system, maybe I installed ...
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Sync highlight pdf between ubuntu and android

I want to know if there is a way to synchronize a pdf with highlights between my ubuntu desktop and my android tablet. I know there are several ways to do it in Mac, but I am not aware of one ...
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Exporting into PDF with Libreoffice ?

I am facing problem while exporting LibreOffice calc file into PDF. I want it to be in single sheet 1 page but its becoming 2 pages.
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Why does the printer print an extra page containing “p://poppler.freedesktop.org”?

I received an HP 255 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I print a PDF file on my Lexmark T640 it prints a extra page, on which the only text is: p://poppler.freedesktop.org But for me it's a really ...
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Xournal: working on 2 documents simultaneously?

I want to annotate a pdf in Xournal while at the same time having another Xournal document open to make some calculations. Is that possible? (Problem: if I open a pdf document on Xournal to annotate ...
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How to prevent PDF from opening on previously-viewed page?

When I open a PDF it goes to the page that I last visited. How can I prevent this so that whenever I open a PDF it goes to page 1? I am using Document Viewer 3.4.0 and Okular 0.14.3. Thanks!
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cups-pdf stops working after reboot on ubuntu 13.04

my PDF virtual printer installed via sudo apt-get install cups-pdf normally generates pdf files in ~/PDF directory. However, after reboot, it doesn't work anymore. Jobs appear to be 'cancelled' in ...
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How to save in specific folder a PDF from print file

I have a strange behaviour while printing to PDF. I am not very sure when it started to do but I got it on several computers with 12.10 and 13.04 flavors. When I print to PDF file in a different ...
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blurry images with mogrify & convert

Does anyone know why this image is so blurry? I did a convert from pdf to png and it turned out like that. Before deleting imagemagick and it's entire toolset from software-center most of my image ...
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How to text to speech (pdf, docx) documents in lubuntu 12.10

Hello I want text to speech application that works with PDF and other files. Is there any application that does this is Lubuntu? Is there any way to get this done?
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How to update libpoppler?

Poppler 0.20.4 isn't able to render specific pdf files the right way. How can I upgrade libpoppler to the newest version? I use Xubuntu 12.10 and tried to open the pdf with evince zathura an so on . ...
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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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is it possible to use hand cursor in evince

Default cursor in Evince is text selection. Is it possible to use a hand cursor (which support dragndrop) instead?
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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 ...
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Shared printer (Linux server Win7 client) doesnt print pdf

I'av been trying to print pdf files from win7 client. doc files are printted. I adjusted the printer using http://localhost:631, enabled the sharing option, and basically I have the same problem ...
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Lyx is not working in newly upgraded 14.04 version

I have been using Lyx software whenever I have upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. In upgraded 14.04 the Lyx software is working but it could not give the pdf file instead it has given a message "File does ...
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My desktop hangs and the monitor screen turns gray

I have been using Ubuntu on my desktop for two years. If you could please help with these following questions: Today the computer hung all of a sudden when I was using Writer for scheduling. The ...
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wkhtmltopdf differences in ubuntu and centos

I've installed wkhtmltopdf version 0.9.9 from my Ubuntu 12.04 repositories and it works fine when. I also tried to install this on my Centos6 server but it doesn't work like on my Ubuntu computer. It ...
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Cannot print PDF to printer using Document Viewer in Ubuntu 12.04

I have been printing PDF documents using Document Viewer for several years. Recently, there was a series of updates from Ubuntu and now I can no longer print PDF documents. I have two wireless HP ...
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Digital certificate .PDF file not openin in Ubuntu 13.10?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. Digital certificate has been imported with user password. Now when I open my .PDF file, it asks one more password and it's not root PWD/digi certificate PWD. Overall not ...