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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 ...
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Annotate PDF with stylus

I have a presentation as PDF file, but might want to do simple annotations during the talk and I want to have a presenter console. On the one hand there is Libre Office Impress that has all tools (pen ...
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pdf reader that shows search results with correct page number

If I search for a word in evince I get a list of search results on the left, with page numbers. These page numbers though are absolute page numbers of the pdf, not taking into account different page ...
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Master PDF editor - batch remove watermarks

So I will begin from the start: There is one very good PDF editor for Linux called Qoppa PDF studio, which is capable of image OCR etc. etc. (PDF tools which Linux lacks) like paid Adobe Acrobat Pro. ...
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How to evoke a Makefile in the GUI? [duplicate]

Most Makefile users use the commandline. Thus they have no need of evoking it in the GUI. But Makefile can be used as an administration tool for the users too. In my case, a clerk is tasked to ...
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Read permission denied for pdf files on external drive created from google chrome or saved from google chrome

I am migrating from macos X to ubuntu 14.04. While doing so, I took back up of all the files on macbook on an external 1TB hard drive. Now, I am trying to copy pdf files from external hard drive to ...
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How to reformat pdf (change page size) using Master PDF Editor or ___

Need help with how to reformat a pdf to make it easier to read on a smaller screen. Changing the page size of the pdf via a reader just shrinks the document, not very useful. If it was an Office ...
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Convert png to pdf without using convert

I'm trying to convert, from the command line, .png files of screenshots created by scrot to pdf files. I can successfully do this within shotwell, but I'd like to do it from the command line. ...
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Join two .xoj files

If i annotate a pdf with xournal and then annotate the same pdf on another pc, also with xournal, is it possible to join these two .xoj files ? I tried to google the problem, but found nothing about ...
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How to play an embedded sound in a PDF on Ubuntu?

I've been trying to play the embedded sounds that are in a PDF document. I have tried installing the latest Adobe Reader released for Ubuntu and I also installed the Okular but none of these readers ...
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How to convert .pdf files to .epub using terminal [duplicate]

I want to convert pdf files into epub files using terminal commands.
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Mark area on PDF file

I received a mail with a PDF attachment. I need to pass the 20 pages long PDF to a group of people. This group of people should focus on a part on page 3. I would like to mark this part with a red ...
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upgraded to 14.04 server, getting 500 error through joomula

I have read several threads about this problem and most refer to htaccess causing it with "AllowOverride" needing to be set to "All". I've checked the htaccess files in the root directory in several ...
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How to print PDF files automatically from a directory?

Currently, I have a directory called MY-SHARED, and I need the following to happen: Print all PDF files that I place into MY-SHARED The printing must initiate automatically (no human interaction) ...
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How to convert a large .doc into .pdf without opening it? [duplicate]

I have large MS Word files (4-7 Mb) that LibreOfice fails to open (my PC hangs for long). So I want to convert them to pdf's so that I could use them. Is there any command that will do the trick for ...
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My printer is not working(driver)

I'm using ubuntu 15.04 with fcitx and I have a problem with printing. My printer is Fuji Xerox DocuCentre-II 3005. I tried to install driver as the original driver which is included default driver. ...
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Prevent pdf file's content from modifying

How can I create a read-only pdf file in Ubuntu?
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How can I resize all images contained in a PDF?

I have some PDFs (lecture notes, probably created with PowerPoint and certainly not scanned!) which have super high resolution images. I would like all images in those PDFs to be resized to at most ...
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Can't change PDF default

Up until yesterday my default PDF viewer was evince. Today, I tried to open a PDF and it opened with ImageMagick. I am trying to change it back to evince but with no success. What I 've tried: ...
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gnome-open Works, but also produces error messages [GTK_IS_WIDGET(widget) fails & EOG-WARNING]

I am currently using gnome-open to open all files for which I do not know the default program (or can't remember it at the time). With file extension .pdf, gnome-open opens the file in my PDF ...
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Evince can open hyperlinks in Firefox, so why not in Chrome?

Before posting this question I investigated this and found it already implemented in my 14.04. Also investigated this which references the above linked question. Handlers for both ...
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Problem with i5 NUC and acroread

I recently upgraded my hardware to a new Intel i5 NUC with 8 GB of DDL3L. Previously I was running 14.04.3 with a dual core Pentium and a Samsung SSD. I moved the SSD to the new machine and rebooted. ...
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How to preserve highlighting and annotations created in Okular?

I have to read through various research papers and during the course I have to highlight and annotate. But if I rename the file later or change machine the highlights and annotations will be missing ...
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Ubuntu Server LibreOffice Convert to txt Error

Running headless (only option since on server 14.04) trying to convert .doc files to .txt to be able to be ingested by php. Running the soffice --headless --convert-to txt test.doc produces a ...
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Is ther any tool in ubuntu to convert pdf to doc

I am looking for a tool or middle-ware which converts PDF to DOC. which should convert exact PDF content (with all image and style.) I have tried abiword. No use. not converting properly. If we can ...
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Comment & Highlight the PDF & DJVU files?

I have just started working with Ubuntu. My work includes a lot of books that to be read. Hence while reading, I need to --comment & highlight the characters in the form of PDF & DJVU file. ...
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Very slow PDF printing on Ubuntu 14.04 => Unusable

I try to use Ubuntu 14.04.3 (Trusty Tahr) in a company environment (I personally have used Linux for the past 15 years). But I have a big problem when I try to print PDF files, like presentation (text ...
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BasKet Note Pads change default application for pdf reader

I have Basket version 1.81. I've inserted a link to a pdf file. My default pdf application on Ubuntu 14.04 is Okular but when I click on the link in the Basket it opens in Document Viewer. Moreover in ...
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Command line tool that will detect PDF crop marks

I have searched the site for a way to crop PDFs based on the sporadic location of the crop marks. I did see the question titled Command line tool to crop PDF files that suggested PDFcrop and a couple ...
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What are the best pdf annotation tools in Xubuntu?

I am considering transferring from Windows to Xubuntu. When using Windows, I always use Foxit reader to do annotation. I am wondering are there any alternatives in Xubuntu? Thanks!
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How to remove all comments/annotations in multiple pdfs from command line

Are there any open source solution to remove all the comments/annotations from PDF files using command line? I searched around, and it seems that there are solutions with commercial software, e.g. , ...
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Firefox CVE-2015-4495

I recently read that there was a major vulnerability fixed in Firefox: CVE-2015-4495 Which would have affected Linux as well, as there is a PDF viewer for this version, however would it affect you if ...
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Is it possible to write Kindle ebook with LibreOffice

I intend to self-publish a book on the Kindle platform. Adobe PDF is one of the supported formats in which you can submit your book. Since I'm using Ubuntu, is it possible for me to use LibreOffice ...
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How do I get Chromium browser to always ask where to save PDF files instead of automatically displaying it within the browser?

I use Chromium Browser Version 43.0.2357.130 Ubuntu 14.04. When I click on a PDF file hyperlink, my browser always opens PDF files within the browser itself. I want it to instead ask me where to ...
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How to Disable Menu items in evince

I want to disable menu items for a user for evince such as: File: Open , Open a Copy,Save, etc View : Side Pane: Annotation and Bookmarks Help : Help and about Us.
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Adobe Reader XI opening file problem

I have the following error message in AR XI : There was an error opening this document. This file cannot be found when I try to open a pdf document by clicking-right on it, both with default ...
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Do I need foomatic printer drivers?

I just installed a print to pdf back-end for cups, and it gave the warning that foomatic printer modules would need to be removed. Do I need foomatic printer drivers, for when i want to print to ...
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Libreoffice writer file format problems, how to change the file format from one to other format, PDF to any other?

How will I change formats in libreoffice writer, If I have anything in PDF format, then how can I change that formats of same material to formats like Doc and differents? How can i change my ...
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Problem with accents when using ImageMagick or Ghostscript to convert PDF to Image

I am having a problem when converting PDF to Images using ImageMagick or Ghostscript. All accented characters disappear from the converted image. I found a couple of people having the same problem and ...
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Cannot print PDFs from Ubuntu 15.04

I know people have had this problem in other Ubuntu releases, with several printer's models and different PDFs' viewers. But here I am, bothering again because I ran out of ideas to fix it. I've been ...
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Okular not opening after installing in Ubuntu 14.04

The application won't open after installation. If a file is opened from terminal, the following error is shown: zeenat@islamzee:~/Desktop$ okular ...
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How do I get PDF-Shuffler onto the Open With menu?

I've right-clicked on pdf icons, chosen open with/other application/show other applications, but PDF-Shuffler does not appear on any list. It is installed.
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PDF reader for Slow Processors and Big Files?

I have Lenovo G50-30 which has some Intel Celeron Dual processor with Ubuntu 14.04. I have some documents which size is 50 Mb and have big pictures. I noticed that the problem is not the memory of ...
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evince running remotely critical error

I logged into a remote server using the -X option in the ssh command. After trying to open a pdf file with evince i get the following error: ** (evince:4568): CRITICAL **: ...
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“Print it later” software

Sometimes when I'm working on my laptop, I want to queue up a few documents to print later, since I'm not connected to a printer at the time. However, actual printer queues are not designed for this; ...
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How to print the output of tree to pdf without losing the color?

I use the following command to print a directory structure to a file: tree -h somepath/ > tree_of_somepath.txt tree gives a nice colorized output on the terminal, but as expected this cannot be ...
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How to remove all hyperlinks from a LibreOffice writer document ready for publishing?

I have a small book in LibreOffice writer format that I am preparing for self-publishing on Lulu. I have followed the instructions for pdf export that lulu have given for OpenOffice (given that ...
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How to play audio embedded in pdf?

I have already checked this thread but today, neither realplayer nor acroread are available for linux. I do not want to use old deprecated applications that could introduce security holes as well. I ...
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Where is the output of pdftoppm?

Hi I followed the instructions for using pdftoppm in the terminal so as to convert a pdf to an image. I tried: pdftoppm -png file.pdf prefix I also tried it with the resolution parameters rx ...
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Pdf reader having feature to play animations

I wonder if there is any pdf viewer and/or reader for Ubuntu 14.04 to play animation of plots (Fig. 7, page 4 and page 9) in knitr-graphics.pdf . Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks