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Can not save PDF file with inputs, error message “Document is encrypted”

I have inserted inputs to a form given as a PDF file. Using Evince document viewer 3.2.1 on Ubuntu 11.10, there is no problem with inserting inputs to the form and to print the result. But it is not ...
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Remove only 1st page from a LOT of pdf files

That's all I have to do: remove only 1st page from a LOT of pdf files... Please tell me that magic exists.
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Viewing PDF comments

In Ubuntu 10.04 Evince does not display comments in an annotated PDF file. Or at least that is what my experience is when I was trying to view them. I searched for information about it and I found ...
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Need a PDF editor that will let me highlight text [duplicate]

I've looked in the Software Centre but no mention of highlight features for the various PDF edit software. I've installed adobe reader 9 but it doesn't seem to have the option. Does anyone know of ...
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How do I type text on top of a PDF? [duplicate]

I've been given a form to fill out as a PDF. It is not a fillable PDF, it's just a file that I'm expected to print out, fill in by hand, and scan back in. Is there something available in the ...
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Split/Tile A3 (landscape) pdf to A4 (portrait)

How can I easily convert/split/tile every page of an PDF file which is A3/landscape to A4/portrait?
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How can I get smooth fonts in LyX?

I opened the introduction in LyX and used Ctrl+R to view it in evince. The fonts appear nice and smooth. If I copy and paste the first couple of paragraphs into a new document and render that, the ...
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Does Evince (Document Viewer) have a plug-in system?

Does it have API? If not, whats the simplest PDF viewer that does? What I do want to create: Maybe annotations (which could be shared via an external file) or creating hyper links to Wikipedia. That ...
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How should I present a slideshow consisting of PDFs?

I need to present a slideshow on a projector. I know that if I use openoffice it can send a seperate image to the laptop screen and the projector. If I have some other application (like a PDF viewer) ...
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How do I convert a scanned PDF into a PDF with text

I have scanned about 80 pages into gray scale pdf (image format). The end size of the file is about 70MB, which is very huge. Now I am looking for a method to convert the grayscale image-based PDF ...
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How to fill out the forms and save the inputs in this tax report pdf file

I am filing tax report for Maryland state using Form 502. If I use evince 2.32.0 using poppler/cairo (0.14.3), it will recognize the forms and no way I can fill in anything. If I use Adobe Reader 9, ...
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Tool to convert PDF file into separate HTML files?

I'm looking for a tool that will convert the pages of a PDF file to HTML files. I just need the text and formatting - I don't care about images and other media.
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Document Viewer (Evince) history navigation

I am satisfied with basic functionality of Evince (3.4.0 on Ubuntu 12.04). Unfortunately in this viewer I am really missing history navigation i.e. possibility to go back to previous views and ...
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How To Set Up Orca Screen Reader?

I'm helping a friend of mine set up an Ubuntu environment for school, but he requires special software that reads things out loud because of his dyslexia. Now, I immediately knew that Orca should do ...
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Printing PDF-files via network extremely slow

I encounter grave problems trying to print PDF-files, no matter whether I use Evince, Okular or any other linux program. The Documents are printed extremely slowly or even completely fail to print at ...
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Flattening PDF transparency

I have a PDF, made with Inkscape, that uses transparent colors. This image shall be used in a LaTeX document. While preserving the transparency is nice for editing, it can be a problem for printing. ...
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How to import a pdf in libreoffice? under ubuntu, all pages are blank

I have some .pdf generated by a scanner, that I want to import in LibreOffice and do some small editing. The PDF has only one object per page, a page-size image. If I open it in LibreOffice under ...
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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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How to convert a HTML file to PDF (with colors)

I have a HTML file that is using a style.css and has colors, ex.: <font style=BACKGROUND-COLOR:red; color=white>FOO</font> How can I "export" this local file on my Ubuntu 12.04 to a ...
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How can I cut the margin of a PDF or djvu file for optimal booklet printing?

I have a file which has exaggerated margins. This forces me to print it as a booklet, otherwise I feel I'm waisting paper (a good size of the font allows me to do so). But if I print directly in ...
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Okular can't read pdf files

I recently have installed Okular on my Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is when I open pdf files, okular gives me the error "Can not find a plugin which is able to handle the document being passed." When I ...
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How to add security to a PDF file using LibreOffice?

How can we add security to a PDF file created using LibreOffice? I want to create PDF files which cannot be edited and that is the reason for asking this question.
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How to print multiple copies of an image on a single page

I have an image, about 300x300 pixels large. I want to print as many copies as possible on a single page (I am planning to cut them apart with scissors afterwards). Is there a way to do this? Is ...
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Create PDF from Inkscape SVG without destroying fonts and effects

I have an Inkscape SVG file with a few transparency effects and different layers that I want to export to a PDF file for distribution. When I use "Save as..." or "Save a copy..." and select the PDF ...
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Remove text information from a PDF?

I printed a recent credit card statement straight to PDF and used PDFEdit to black out (highlight in black) the information I'd prefer not to share with the party I need to send this to. Now I can't ...
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Not able to install software on Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I am newbie with Ubuntu.I am trying to download Okular pdf reader from Software Center but I am getting some error. At first it was asking for installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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PDF file renaming according to metadata?

Is there something I can use that renames PDF files according to their content? Basically an equivalent of http://macscripter.net/viewtopic.php?id=27620 in Ubuntu.
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How do I set a wine program (ex. Foxit Reader for Windows) as the default program?

I regularly annotate pdf files and unfortunately there is no good linux pdf reader that supports decent annotations. Evince has a very rudimentary and buggy annotation feature. So I'm stuck using a ...
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How to copy files from remote server to local machine?

I use ssh mylogin@server to connect to a remote server... I am wondering how to copy the whole files from there to my local machine... One reason to do this, is that, I could not compile a latex file ...
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Simple Scan - Changing the default output File Type to PDF and improving Compression?

Is there a way to change the default output file type in the 'Simple Scan' software provided with Ubuntu 12.10 to be a PDF rather than a JPEG? And is it possible to modify the compression settings on ...
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How to search pdf files by their metadata

I have a lot of pdf files with metadata like title, subject, author and so on. But neither nautilus nor synapse nor gnome-do can find any files by their metadata. Is there any program or plugin to ...
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printing pdf with lpr results in different output than printing GUI

i run 11.04. i have a pdf file with an embedded logo (png file) and a few lines. The image has white background (really it is white, i checked with gimp and the color picker). when i print the pdf ...
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embedded pdf readers don't recognise keyboard input

Since upgrading to 10.10 none of evince, okular or xpdf recognise up/down, pageup/pagedown keys when working as a pdf reader embedded in firefox. I had this problem before (10.04) with okular, which ...
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How to view 3D PDF files?

Is it possible to view 3D models with PDF documents? There are a number of PDFs which contain detailed 3D models such as this example: ...
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How to get 12.10 fix for PDF Printing Problem (where some pages print blank) in 12.04?

As documented on Launchpad, there is a bug for Ubuntu 12.04 somewhere in the PDF printing stack. This bug causes some or all pages of the PDF to print blank. Since this issue doesn't occur in Ubuntu ...
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How do I enable print selection in Chromium

For my own archive I want to print posts from an internet magazine to pdf files. I use Chromium 12.0.742.112 (90304) on Ubuntu 11.04, but the default option to save to pdf doesn't support selection ...
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add a commandline synthesis engine to jovie (text to speech for KDE)

I want to be able to read out aloud PDFs in Ubuntu. I currently use the Okular PDF reader. After installing Jovie, I was able to read out aloud my PDFs in Okular. However, I find the the speech ...
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Google Books downloader for Ubuntu

I want to download free Google books in pdf format. Is there any Google Books downloading tool available for Ubuntu?
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PDFs generated by LyX not searchable in 12.10 or 13.04

I recently updated one of my computers to 12.10 and did a clean install of 13.04 on another, but neither allow me to search a PDF that I exported using LyX (LaTeX editor). I have no problem searching ...
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Latex font as ubuntu system font

I would like to make fonts used by latex (xelatex to be precise) available as system font. Since I only find a lot of questions asking the reverse, I am not sure if it is possible at all. My ...
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How can I uninstall adobe acroread?

I want to uninstall acroread that I downloaded from adobe's website and installed. How can I do that?
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Is there a tool to split a book saved as a single PDF into one PDF per chapter?

I have a few books as PDFs, and I'd like to split them by chapter for easier consumption on a mobile phone. Is there any tool (or sequence of tools) I can use to easily split the book into different ...
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What's the best way to search my file system on ubuntu with instant results?

What's the best way to search my file system on ubuntu and get results almost instantly? I have used catfish , tracker and the usual search tool provided with ubuntu. Tracker finds nothing, ubuntu ...
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pdf reader that supports tabs

I want a pdf that is sort of browser-like , I mean that you can open many pdfs and one session and navigate between them in tabs, foxit reader does that on windows, I don't know about foxit reader ...
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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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Why do this PDF's fonts appear unreadable on my machine?

I'm trying to read The Art of Assembly Language as per this answer on Stack Overflow. When I open it on my Ubuntu 12.04 box, it looks like this: I haven't tested it on another machine, but this ...
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How to highlight and annotate PDF and DjVu documents?

I am looking for some good software which can highlight and annotate PDF and DjVu files in Ubuntu.
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Auto convert odt to pdf

I am creating a few documents in Libre office and I have to always send them as .pdf. but each and every time I forget to export it as pdf , So is there any way to auto convert the .odt document into ...
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How can I remove the gray-scale 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 as ...
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Printing and PDF-export from LibreOffice: SVG images get rasterized in very bad resolution

I'd like to print and export (to pdf) a document written in LibreOffice Writer which contains SVG figures. On the screen, LibreOffice displays and scales them correctly, but for PDF export (which ...