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print xlsx file from command line using ghostscript and libreoffice

I have been searching on how to get libreoffice in headless mode to print to a ghostscript PDF file on Ubuntu Server 12.04. Can somebody tell me how to do this or if there is an easier way? I tried ...
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some pdf files don't open last view

I have Edit > Preferences > Documents > (check) Restore last view settings when reopening documents. Some pdf files, lets say I am viewing page 52, after I close the file and open the file again, it ...
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Okular & rekonq printing black pages

I found a strange bug printing from Kubuntu lsb_release -a Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 13.10 Release: 13.10 Codename: saucy in Okular okular -v Qt: 4.8.4 KDE ...
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Help with Canon CanoScan LiDE scanned PDF Documents

I have just started working with Ubuntu for the last 10 days, with the intention to stop using Windows permanently. So far it has been awesome. I have replaced almost all my Microsoft applications ...
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Software to Index and Document large-number of PDF documents based on certain criteria

I am not tech savvy at all....at our law firm we have literally tens of thousands of pdf documents that the attorney wants indexed. When I say indexed, I mean she wants to make a chart and input the ...
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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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Chromium downloads all PDF files initially instead of of opening them within the browser

Whenever I click on a link which contain a PDF file, Chromium automatically downloads the file. Instead, I would like to open it for my viewing rather than downloading it. How can I achieve this?
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Viewing thousands of PDF files very rapidly

I have many thousands of PDF files in a directory, and I need to quickly view them one-by-one. I want to be able to open one, look at it, and then quickly (like with a single keypress) move on to the ...
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how to extract a vector figure from pdf

I have a question. I inserted my figure into my pdf file using latex in this way: I first created a vector figure using inkscape. Then I converted it to the pdf format and then included it to pdf ...
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How to edit XPS files?

XPS files are Microsoft's rival to Adobe's PDF format. How to edit or create new XPS files in Ubuntu?!
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How to read audio comments of a pdf fie created in an IPAD

I have to listen to comments recorded in a pdf file by my supervisor; she used an IPAD. On the pdf-file I can see a little symbol with a "speaker" but when i click there nothing happens. I can see ...
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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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Canon printer won't print PDF files

I am stumped with this situation. I have a new Canon Pixma MG5300 inkjet printer which is connected via USB. Anything else than PDF works perfectly fine: Ubuntu printer test page, LibreOffice files, ...
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SAGE: Saving .show() Output as Vector Graphic

I am using Sage to make visual representations of Graphs(ie of the vertex and edge variety) via the show command. However as far as I can tell I can only save these as a raster in the form of a PNG ...
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Convert odt to pdf via command line, WITHOUT exporting as pdf form

I need to export odt writer file that contains forms to pdf via command line, but without exporting the odt as pdf form (the same thing as you do in libreoffice when you choose export as PDF and don't ...
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Print PDF file shows up as garbage

I'm trying to print several PDF files exported from Google Docs. When I open them in Document Viewer, hit Ctrl+P and select my printer, it spews out several pages of garbage which appear to be the raw ...
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How to open a PDF in dual page view, but for Arabic PDF's (Where pages layout should be from right to left)

I have a PDF in the Arabic language. I've opened it with Poppler/cairo or Okular but I can't figure this out. I know this is so easy but I need help. So Arabic books are normally from RIGHT to LEFT, ...
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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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Grabbing a pdf from studysoap [closed]

I have purchased an ebook from studysoap.com. However the only form i can access the file is through their web site which is far from convenient. The link looks like ...
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Is there a good way to extract font and color info from a PDF?

I'm trying to recreate a couple of charts from the print edition of a publication from a PDF of it. The text is all text, so I'm just looking for font names and a good way to get the colors out of the ...
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Cannot print pdfs with images

I can successfully print text files or webpages but when I print a pdf file with images, the printer does not print the images. In fact there is a white space instead of the image on the printed page! ...
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How to configure scanimage to produce PDFs as small as gscan2pdf's?

I use gscan2pdf every month, mostly to scan bills. I keep each vendor's bills in a separate directory. I could save myself some time if gscan2pdf were to make an educated guess at what directory an ...
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Master PDF Editor v1.9

I recently downloaded and installed "Master PDF Editor" on my laptop. I edited a PDF file attaching "Sticky Notes" and emailed it as an attachment to one of my contacts who is seeing the "Sticky ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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!