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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 ...
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How to reset options on a printing dialog?

I have a network printer installed. In the printer properties dialog, I clearly have the printer option "Double sided printing" set to "On (Flip on Long Edge)", and the job option "Pages per side" set ...
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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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problem running a command with incron

I try to print some ODT documents from LibreOffice 4 (Ubuntu 13.04 OS) to a Toshiba e-Studio 167 printer. When the document has fonts like Liberation Sans, Liberation Serif, etc., I get a printed page ...
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PDF security problem

I'm looking for a program that allows me to export a document to PDF safely, so that other users can open it but can not copy or print its contents. While I used Windows I used PDF printers such as ...
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markdow to pdf with wordwrapping

Using pandoc like: pandoc -o output.pdf input.md does not give me a result with word-wrapping. For instance, three liner input.md looks like the following: # Introduction Lorem ipsum dolor sit ...
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How to export ppt/pptx to pdf without background image in Libre Office Impress?

When I export ppt to pdf, the background image also gets converted as a part of the pdf. Is there an option to disable inclusion of background images? Can this be done via terminal?
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How can I correct for a slow scanning document feeder?

We've got a HP all-in-one OfficeJet and I find that the document feeder on it is a bit slow, so all the scans come out a bit stretched. Everything we feed into this is A4 which should have an aspect ...
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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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Convert PostScript to PDF using user interface?

I own small printshop and looking forward to work in linux OS. Now im trying Ubuntu 12.04 on my old workstation. But the biggest problem i found i cant convert PostScript files to PDF format using ...
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Printing to Email

I would like to setup my Ubuntu 13.04 system to Have a printer that directly prints to a PDF and sends that attached to a predefined email address...etc. How do I setup my system to best achieve ...
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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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Printing multiple files from Nautilus

I tried to print multiple files. However not a single solution posted on the net works. either a right click using Nautilus actions as described in multiple posts Using the lpr command in the ...
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How do I print files in 12.04 using a samsung 620

I've moved to a new installation of 13.04 from 10.04 where the same printer, a samsung CLP-620ND, was working fine. As with 10.04, printer installation was automatic with the printer detected as a ...
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Hyperlinks clicked in evince document viewer are not opening, any ideas on how to fix?

As it was instructed in another thread here in the forums, I opened the /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache file to check for correct references. And noticed this doesn't seem to be the problem, ...
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Why are some OCRed pdfs greppable, and some aren't?

So let's say I have 10 files that are searchable using pdfgrep Of those, some are searchable using grep and some aren't Why's that? what's the trait that allows a pdf to be greppbale?
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Piping pdffonts to grep

So I want to use grep to list the filenames of pdfs that match the search string "Type 1C". grep is supposed to get the data from pdffonts, but when I execute this syntax it just executes pdffonts ...
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evince 3.4.0 can NOT display some simplified chinese fonts

I have installed acroread-fonts and xpdf, but still failed to display those fonts. I also tried to use acroread, failed too. I use evince 3.4 in ubuntu12.04.2 amd64 arch. How to do with it ? Thanks ...
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How do I troubleshoot system slowness seen when viewing PDFs or videos? [closed]

Whenever I watch videos, either online of local via Totem and/or open PDF files using evince. The system gets really, really bogged down. All apps get really slow, menus take forever to display, ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of mupdf keyboard shortcuts?

I like mupdf's speed, but I am exasperated by the lack of documentation and its (unnecessarily) hyper-minimal interface with not a menu bar or context menu in sight. Does there exist a list of ...
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Help with “advanced” shell scripting | how to create an image preview of a pdf

First of all, sorry for my english: i'm not british/american. Here is my problem. I've got a folder named pdf with lots of files pdf inside it. I've got another folder named thumbnail, which is ...
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Canon Pixma 5350 prints pages splitted (first 3/4 page empty) Ubuntu 12.04

Firstly; I am new to Linux and Ubuntu, so please bear with me. Now onto the question! I am using an Canon Pixma 5350 printer on Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu found the drivers and printed the test pages ...
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Extract documents from EXE file

My school provide us with a free training software which includes all the stuff we need for study but the problem is that it comes in EXE format so i was thinking is there any way to extract the ...
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can't open pdf. error: File type unknown (application/octet-stream) is not supported

I am struggling to open an important pdf file I have on my ubuntu 12.04, which is probably created on MS Windows(assuming since it has some formatting issue). When I open the file using a PDF viewer ...
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How to outline fonts in a PDF (or eps) file?

Say, I have a PDF graphic (such a plot made with matplotlib, Mathematica or similar), which contains vector art and text. The text uses non-standard or proprietary fonts (such Computer Modern if ...
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Firefox Save to PDF?

On my Nexus 7 running Android, I've installed Firefox. One thing I really love about it, is that it enables me to save websites as PDF right out of the box. Now I'd like to do the same thing in ...
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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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messed up characters in PDF printed from Ubuntu 12.10

When I print a particular PDF from Ubuntu 12.10, I see many garbled characters. I tried printing the same PDF from Mac OS X and it worked. Any ideas of what I should look into to fix this? Here's the ...
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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 to rebuild okular with latest poppler library?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 Okular: 0.14.3 using poppler library -v 0.18.4 I want to export annotations to PDFs and am trying solution given here I have compiled the tarball of poppler -v 0.22.4 from ...
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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 to dynamically generate PDF documents

I want to build a web application for generating stylish PDF documents. The layout should be based on a design templates and the data should come dynamically from the database. Ideally I want to ...
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How to save in specific folder a PDF from print file

I have a strange behaviour while printing to PDF. I am not very sure when it started to do but I got it on several computers with 12.10 and 13.04 flavors. When I print to PDF file in a different ...
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converting epub files to PDF format

I would like to know the ways in which epub files can be converted to pdf in ubuntu. Any method, GUI or command line conversion is fine as far as my epub gets converted to pdf. Thanks.
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How to transfer pdf file to ipad 4?

I was able to transfer music by installing few libraries and then my device was recognised by rhythmbox. But no success in transferring pdf files to ipad. Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance.
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Converting PDF doc to image as preserving the PDF quality at image?

I have looked to the site and find convert like programs and used them however I cannot preserve the quality of the PDF file. I have changes the options for better resolutions but this time the size ...
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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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Problems to save pdf files from Dropbox

I'm trying to download one list of scientific papers in pdf format from dropbox. But the download process stops at 100% (without conclude). The interesting point is that I can open my file directly on ...
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What are the packages and libraries needed to print a file into pdf?

Which packages and libraries are necessary to print a file into pdf file, especially a webpage, text file or an office document (spread sheet and word processor)? For instance, cups - is it necessary ...
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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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How to fix anacron & cups-pdf when you have /var on tempfs

I have a ssd drive in my laptop and I followed various advice that said to put /var/log /var/spool & /var/cache on a tmpfs so that the constant read/writes wouldn't lessen the life of my ssd. ...
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How can we automatically merge PDF files? [duplicate]

when using FreePDF if I process multiple files it asks me to "Add to next pdf?" which appends them at the end of the last PDF name. I want it to do this automatically without user intervention... is ...