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Preview of CAD files in format .dwg

I'm looking for a utility or a program for Ubuntu, and possibly even for Windows that is able to convert a CAD file format .DWG to PDF. My need is to provide a preview of CAD files, and I thought ...
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Resize pdf files but with different for width and height

I need to resize a pdf (to remove the margins). It's not an image in pdf, it's a book. But, of course, the upper/lower margins are thinner than the left/right ones. So I was wondering whether there ...
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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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problem to search a word in pdf file with “Document Viewer”?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I downloaded a PDF file for my academic requirements. When I open this PDF with Document Viewer, it displays the contents of the file. However, when I start searching ...
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dvips: How to get correct fonts for eps (encapsulated postscript)?

I have a 12 year old, large Latex document with eps figures in it. Nowadays, when I try to translate it into pdf, I get the following error message: dvips: Font Courier used in file ...
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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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Are PDF files opensouce? [closed]

I was just wondering if PDF formats are opensource. I've seen openoffice save a document in ODT format in contrast to DOC or DOCX. Is there alternate file format to PDF?
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Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 print as pdf does not work

the function "print to file" doesn't have any output. I want to print for example a web page just as pdf. when the print dialogue is open, i select "print to file". a progress bar is displayed and ...
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PDF- corrupt file [closed]

Today I went to somebody with a PDF file, I've made it with LibreOffice Writer, but, when he tried to open the file, it said that it was a corrupt file, my PDF. I've put the file on my usb stick, ...
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Which is the best PDF metadata viewer for Ubuntu?

There are a lot of questions and answers regarding the best PDF viewer available with Ubuntu. But I want to parse the PDF file and know details of PDF, such as images, fonts and links that are ...
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print service (cups) no longer starting - for several months

I'm unable to view my network printer in the configure printer area. It worked for over a year, then stopped a few months ago. I'm able to boot into windows and print, my wife is able to print to it ...
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How can I remove the grayscale page background of a PDF document scan while preserving the text? (Binarization)

My PDF contains 600 pages with images of text. It has 2 "layers". "Layer 1": Background colour image "Layer 2": Text image I would like to remove all background image layers in the total PDF file ...
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Is there a pdf reader that displays animations?

I'm creating a presentation and need to include some animations. I placed the animation in the pdf file using Beamer (after storing the animation in a bunch of png files). Now, when I open the file on ...
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How to change saved image colors with Evince

I am using Evince as my default pdf viewer because it has a feature to save an individual page as an image (jpeg) (r-click>Save Image As...). It works great as long as the .pdf file is black on white ...
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Images pasted/embedded in Writer document disappears when exported to pdf

pictures/images/graphics/eps embedded in LO 4.1 writer document disappears when exported to pdf. What should I do ?
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Open/save PDF files in Chromium?

I have Lubuntu 13.04 with Chromium browser installed on my Acer Aspire One D255 Netbook. How do I view, save a PDF file? I'm sure it's quite simple but somehow I can't get it. I keep getting asked to ...
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Why can't I open protected pdf's?

Before I did a reformat, I could open University of Phoenix's protected pdf files using Adobe in ubuntu. Now that I have reformatted, everytime I try to login to a protected pdf, I get an error: ...
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I am looking for a good PDF reader/editor [duplicate]

I am searching for a good PDF reader that supports text highligthing, and with a possibility to add some comments on a page. Can you recommend some??? Thanks!!!
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How to resize a pdf from 1MB to 400KB [duplicate]

I have a pdf file that is 1.1MB of size but I need upload 400kb of that file. Please tell me how to resize the file to get an output of 400kb.
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Brother MFC-7820N network printing of PDF files is extremely slow

I've got a Brother MFC-7820N configured as follows: Device URI: ipp://printy.mcnally.home Make and model: Brother MFC-7820N BR-Script3 The URI works from every computer on my network (both Linux ...
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Printing 2 sides per page does not work anymore since update to 13.10

I used to often print documents with 2 pages per side to save paper. Since I have updated to Ubuntu 13.10, this no longer works properly. The problem seems to be with the rotation. Because if I ...
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Using Ubuntu as a file server for retrieving documents pdfs etc

I have about 10000 pdfs stored in a windows Pc now, I would like to use Ubuntu to make it a file server and use a browser inter-phase to access or search for the documents from other windows PCs. Does ...
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Evince 3.10 toolbar hides with no obvious way to restore it on Lubuntu

I just installed Lubuntu 13.10, replacing Lubuntu 13.04. I have my /home directory on a separate partition, so all my files and settings etc. are right where they are. This also meant I now have ...
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While libreoffice, word, and old pdfs from pre-system swap print fine, new pdfs seem to refuse to print properly

Basically, the text, whether set large scale or small, prints like the cartridge is finished. Just replaced it, and pre-Ubuntu switch .pdfs, and all other doc formats print just fine. Pretty ...
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UNcrop (whitespace fill) a pdf

Suppose I have a pdf that is not an 8.5 by 11 aspect ratio. I want to convert this to 8.5 by 11 by filling in whitespace whereever it is necessary. Is there a tool that will do this?
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Cannot find Highlight tool in Adobe Reader or Okular [closed]

I use Elementary OS Luna 64 bit. I'm trying to get the PDF annotating tools for highlighting text on PDF documents. I tried Adobe Reader and Okular. But both haven't that feature on my PC. But when I ...
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Adobe reader not initializing

Adobe reader stopped working. There is no response when I start adobe reader either using GUI or terminal. This is the error I get when I type $acroread in to the terminal: ...
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Possible to call GIMP via to the commant line to flatten and export a pdf image? [duplicate]

I've got a pdf figure with millions of semi-transparent points that I made in R. I want to flatten it to reduce filesize and then export it back out as a PDF (as a vector still, not a bitmap). If ...
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ubuntu 13.10 software center authentication error and okular cannot find component

I had installed 'Okular' but after the upgrade it gives error saying component not found. Thus i tried removing and installing again. But the software center gave following error. Software can't be ...
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Mail html form data as pdf file [closed]

I have a html form with 4 checkboxes that have some price values. I want php to calculate the total values of the checked boxes and send the output as a pdf file to a mail address. So far I have been ...
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How do I get Adobe Reader to print more than one page in 13.10 Saucy?

On my fresh saucy install (64-bit), acroread (9.5.5) only prints one page out of any PDF file. Setting File > Print > Advanced > Font and Resource Policy to Send for each page did not help. ...
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wkhtmltopdf displaying text as blocks

We're using wkhtmltopdf in a web project (nodejs/compoundjs). We've gotten it working how we wanted on our machines (using the --use-xserver switch). However, when I try to run this on our Ubuntu ...
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PDF reader problems

I've got a PDF document that I would like to be able to read... but for some reason a number of the embedded pictures and graphs don't display cleanly when opened in evince or okular on Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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buttons do not appear in applications like evince, etc. image viewer. in ubuntu 13.10

buttons do not appear in applications like evince, etc. image viewer. in ubuntu 13.10 I installed ubuntu 13.10 recently I found many bugs, the one that most affected me I can not print from ...
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How do I make the binary package of Adobe reader executable on my 64 bit ubntu, when the binary file is 32 bit? [duplicate]

Ive tried installing adobe reader using this commands in the terminal: sudo chmod +x AdbeRdr9.3.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin sudo ./AdbeRdr9.3.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin First line works fine, but the ...
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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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PDF's Images not at 100% quality on LibreOffice

When I export as PDF on LibreOffice I've got a poor image quality on all the images and all the documents I made. I've checked the option "Loseless compression" on the export preferences. I take the ...
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master pdf editor installation problems in ubuntu 12.04.3

I had master pdf editor installed on 12.02 and it worked well. now i upgraded to 12.04.3 and installed master pdf editor and it refuses to get installed/it gets installed but it does not open/it opens ...
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Is there any command-line image/PDF/PPT (powerpoint) viewer that supports transitions?

I was looking for some viewers that can handle displaying both pictures and PDFs (ideally, PPTs, but I reckon that's asking too much), with transitions (fade in, fade out, etc). On top of that, I ...
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how to edit a .pdf file in kubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

How to edit .pdf files in Kubuntu 13.04 ? Is there any supported software like "Adobe Acrobat" with the help of which I could do editing ?
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Questions about Xournal

When open a pdf file in Xournal, how can I select original text show the bookmarks (i.e.outlines) on a separate panel? search in the original text and the added annotated text? Thanks!
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Pdf viewer Copy and paste snapshots

I want to get a snapshot copy and paste from pdf viewer. But I couldnt do it. Then I tried downlaod acrobat and got downlaoded file AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin but I couldnt run it. Please help
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Converting lots of images in pdf-format to jpg-format

More precisely: Given a folder containing images in pdf-format (each of which has a name of the form NAME.pdf, with NAME being composed of several words separated by spaces), how do I batch convert ...
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PDF viewer prints blank pages

I have a computer running Ubuntu 13.04 with a Konica Minolta Bizhub C20 printer that's connected over Ethernet. When I print a PDF using the built-in PDF viewer in Ubuntu, the page will be blank, ...
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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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PDF Chain Page Limit

I am using pdf chain to merge several single page pdf documents. But this program only adds 26 pages at a time, I want to combine 100 pages at once. I am doing something wrong or is there a setting I ...
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I can't open links neither in Okular, MuPDF nor xpdf

Is it a bug in viewers or a property that if I click a link in a pdf, nothing happens in Okular and MuPDF outputs "Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console"? xPDF outputs Warning: ...
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How to print PDF files with crop marks and color scale?

Is there any tool or program for Ubuntu that is capable to print crop marks, colour scales and register crosses for PDF-Files. I have an PDF created with LaTex, that I have to print with all those ...
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Is there any way to retain word 2010 format?

I have some resumes and other documents that are really format dependent. They were originally created with Microsoft Word 2010, and is there any way to put them into ubuntu and have them still be ...
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How to open PDF files directly in chromium-browser and run faster downloads from internet

I am a bit new in Ubuntu, I installed it a week ago and I have some things more or less set but I am struggling with a couple things, if somebody kindly helpme. I have installed chromium-browser ...