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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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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 ...
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Enabling PDF preview in Dolphin

Hϵllo everyone. I have installed KDE on my Ubuntu 11.10 install. It's working nicely except for a couple of gripes with Dolphin file manager. It seems much slower than other file browsers. Any ...
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How to show all searched results in pdf in a glance?

In evince, when searching some text in a pdf file, the result will be displayed one by one by hitting "next" or "previous" button. I wonder if it is possible to glance at once all found results with ...
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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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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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Cannot view PDF files with fillable fields with Okular

Most PDF files work perfectly well with my default document viewer Okular, but cannot open a PDF file with fillable field with any program other than Adobe Acrobat Reader (acroread). Is there anyway ...
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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 disable text blur in Evince?

Evince blurs PDFs by default (see comparison image). Is there a way to disable this behavior? Bonus points for a solution that works on a per-document basis.
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Libreoffice 3.3.2 Export to PDF option only lets me export entire documents

After installing Natty 11.04 (Kubuntu), I noticed that the "Export to PDF" menu item does not present a dialog allowing me to select pages of the document. I can export the entire document only. ...
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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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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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Selecting tables in PDF

On Adobe Acrobat on Windows there is a "select table" tool that allows me to select tables to cut and paste into Word. I would like to cut and paste tables from PDFs into OpennOffice on Ubuntu now, ...
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PDF reader with Highlighting support and save the file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I highlight PDFs? I am missing the feature of Highlighting the PDF file directly from reader and saving the changes in the file. This is a feature of Adobe ...
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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'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 do I configure the “Print_to_PDF”-printer and where does it print to?

I have a printer queue called "Print_to_PDF". I don't know why and where from I have it, and also not how I can configure it. If I print using that printer, I cannot find the output file anywhere.
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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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Print pdf file directly without opening it?

Currently I open the file in document viewer and select print etc. Is it not possible to right click the file and "send to" the printer?
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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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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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How can I determine the page count of odt, doc, docx and other office documents from the CLI?

It's easy to find the page count of a PDF document from the command line: pdfinfo sample.pdf | grep ^Pages: ... but I haven't been able to find a similar method for odt files and other office ...
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Is it possible to view PDFs right in Chrome without downloading them first?

When I click a link to a PDF in Chrome instead of displaying the PDF in the browser I see a blank page with "Missing plugin" written over it. Is it possible to get this plugin somewhere or am I ...
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Create a single pdf from multiple text, images or pdf files

I have a bunch of text files, images and pdf files which I want to convert into a single pdf file. How do I do it?
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How can I batch decrypt a series of PDF files?

I have a bunch of PDF documents I know the password for and would like to decrypt them. How can I achieve this?
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Way to count word occurence

Is there a way to count the occurrence of a certain word in document and PDF files? A solution which works on Windows will be most helpful. I need to use it with various languages.
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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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Is it possible to tell Chromium to always “keep” PDFs?

I download a lot of PDFs in Chromium and always get a warning telling me that "files of this type can harm [my] computer", which forces me to manually confirm every download. I've enabled the "always ...
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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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firefox shows only blank screen when opening new pdf

I use ubuntu 12.04 with firefox and adobe pdf plugin. Since ubuntu 11.04 upto 12.04 i have the problem that i can open only one pdf file in the browser. After closing the pdf, firefox only shows a ...
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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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Create bookmarks in pdf

I've noticed that when viewing some PDFs in Evince some of them have a index in the left side of Evince where items are clickable. Well i want to build something like that for one PDF is 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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Does Evince support javascript in pdf files?

In some pdf file readers for MS Windows such as those from Adobe or Foxit, it is possible to turn off the ability to implement javascript in a pdf file. Is that possible with Evince (Document Viewer) ...
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Spellcheck for pdf file

Is there any utility or command on Ubuntu for checking spelling errors in a pdf file? or how can I integrate spellcheck in evince(1)? Please let me know.
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How can I get Chromium to download PDF files automatically?

When I click on a PDF link on Chromium I get a 'Missing Plug-in' page. It used to be that it would download the PDF and then I could view it with Evince. To do this now I have to right click and ...
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Very heavy .PDF file. How to handle it?

I should print this file on paper, but it is heavy (2,3 MB) and the printing process is very slow. But this is not the whole problem. I should first create another .pdf file (grayscale) with four ...
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Is there a program that can edit PDF black/white levels?

I have used the Simple Scanner (really nice app, by the way) to scan some sheet music. Looks nice but it's picking up too much detail and would like to adjust the levels. Sadly, the GIMP fails so ...
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Text inside files has squares with numbers in it

Some text files I come across, have little squares with numbers in them (in place of certain characters). I am unable to copy and paste these in Ubuntu, but may search and replace in gedit each ...
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How to print PDF documents with a CMYK color profile from LibreOffice?

I would like to print to PDF documents from LibreOffice Writer but with CMYK color profiles. How can I achieve this?
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LibreOffice Command Line Conversion - No Output File?

I am using LibreOffice installed on my Linux box and I seem to be having a weird problem in that the conversion seems to be taking place, and there seem to be no errors, but there is no output file in ...
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Managing a large collection of PDF files

I have a large collection of PDF files and am looking forward to an application that: Is easy to install (Available in repositories) Is portable (migration to other computer running linux or windows ...
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How can I print a PDF document on multiple pages?

I'd like to print a single page PDF document on 2 or 4 pages. Is there a way to do that on Ubuntu 12.04?
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Mark PDF as Adobe PDF

There are several journal websites (typically Taylor and Francis) that require that all PDF files submitted to it for reviewing should be Adobe PDFs. The submission engine will not accept a PDF ...
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Unable to print PDF correctly

When I try to print a PDF, it prints, but the first page has weird symbols replacing some of the letters (notice that the symbols look similar to the letters that should be there): The second page ...
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Notes about pdf file in file browser

I have some folders where I have many pdf files, and it is inconvenient for me to open every file and see the contents, while searching for a particular document. Is there some way or any file ...
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More Print to file settings?

The settings in print to file option in Ubuntu is limiting and dangerous. All the applications apart from Mozilla print to a file ~/output.pdf, this is dangerous as you can overwrite a previous ...
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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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Handle Doc/Docx Templates on a headless server to produce PDFs preferably without using OpenOffice.org

On a production web server I have to produce letters based on a template I got in MS-Word binary format. I use PHP and for the search and replace task I found PHPWord, which can handle Docx files, so ...
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What is the default PDF Reader in 11.10?

Recently I installed Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot 11.10 on my desktop. It has a built-in PDF reader which I accidentally uninstalled when I removed ghostscript with the following command: sudo apt-get ...