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Problem with accents when using ImageMagick or Ghostscript to convert PDF to Image

I am having a problem when converting PDF to Images using ImageMagick or Ghostscript. All accented characters disappear from the converted image. I found a couple of people having the same problem and ...
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How to complete pdf from website form data

I've got form data that people are entering into a website form that I need to enter onto a pdf form here http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/forms/form11.pdf Is t.here a way to automate this ie to ...
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Which programs can I use to edit PDF files? [duplicate]

I know that there is a very similar question, but I'm not interested in highlighting. What I'm looking for is some tool in Linux to edit pdf files. I've tried pdfedit which did the work for me, but if ...
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GUI application to rotate single PDF pages and save in 14.04? [duplicate]

In OSX, this is easy but not so in Ubuntu. flpsed is not the answer here, since it does not include rotate capability. How can you rotate single pages of PDF and save the result?
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Evince document won't be shown - how to solve it?

I receive following screenshot if I open up a .pdf-document. It's an ordinary PDF document.
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Free pdf reader that supports taking notes (and bookmarks)

I learned about the PDF possibility of taking notes which are then stored with the document, usefull when reading ebooks. If the note taker also supports some math notation, that would be wonderful! ...
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what software has been used to write annotations on this pdf? [duplicate]

Here it is the screenshot, clicking on the ballot there appears the annotation. I already tried okular but I'm not able to reach the same result (actually to save annotation I have to export the pdf ...
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Looking for a tool to generate pdfs from .csv data

I'm looking for a piece of software that would help me generate one pdf per record in my .csv file. Any suggestions? I want to be able to control the layout of the pdf pretty thoroughly ...
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Evince can only fill in a few fields of an editable PDF at a time

Hi I'm using the "document viewer" in Lubuntu 14.04 LTS (I'm assuming this is evince but I'm not sure). The problem is when I'm filling out a pdf form, I can only fill in one or two fields in one ...
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PDF files come up blank in Document Viewer

When I try to open PDF files mostly they just come up blank. This is in the thumbnails and in the document viewer. Some will show the documents first page, but not the rest of the pages. Running 14....
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Upgrade Poppler on 14.04 LTS ? (pdf printing problem)

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a company. But we have some PDF printing problems (too slow, no printing). I would like to upgrade Poppler to the last current version to see if some of my problems will ...
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View a completed print job instead of reprinting

Is there a way to view the completed print jobs (in the print queue)? I have enabled the Advance Server Settings "Preserve job files (allow reprinting)". I am wondering if I can view the file (as a ...
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How to batch convert .doc or .docx to .pdf

What is needed to batch convert a set of .doc or .docx files to .pdf in terminal, not using a GUI. Should this be done using a single file versus a group. I would also like to maintain as much ...
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ubuntu vs windows adobe products [duplicate]

Considering ditching windows 10 altogether.. But one of my main concerns is losing adobe acrobat. What is the best free and paid pdf editors for ubuntu? Need to be able text. Also is there anything ...
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What PDF Editors are available on Ubuntu?

I was wondering if there is a pdf reader-writer-publisher-editor that can add text, highlight, shapes and general edit an existing pdf document. Something like Nitro in windows.
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Install FoxitReader without using Wine

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit I recently came to know that FoxitReader Ubuntu version has been released. But I am unable to install it using the instructions given in its manual(check this link). When I ...
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How can I install evince 3.14?

My current version is 3.10. The annotation can't delete, and I want the newest stable version to be installed. Here is a related post: How can I install the latest version of Evince? Also, I can't ...
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How to view a pdf in an Object tag in Firefox 41?

I have Firefox 41, but it doesn't seem to render a pdf wrapped in an Object tag (NOT an iframe). All I get is a grey screen. Is there a specific plugin that can render object tag embedded PDFs?
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How to view embedded PDFs in a browser on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and have tried 3 different browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Chromium) to open an embedded pdf file ("application/pdf") and none of them seem to work. On Chrome I've installed the ...
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How to set default zoom in evince?

I really love how evince works but this little thing making me annoy so much.When i select a title or a subtitle from the content menu it shifts the zoom and I'am going crazy.On windows it was just ...
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pdf reader that shows search results with correct page number

If I search for a word in evince I get a list of search results on the left, with page numbers. These page numbers though are absolute page numbers of the pdf, not taking into account different page ...
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Master PDF editor - batch remove watermarks

So I will begin from the start: There is one very good PDF editor for Linux called Qoppa PDF studio, which is capable of image OCR etc. etc. (PDF tools which Linux lacks) like paid Adobe Acrobat Pro. ...
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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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Cannot print PDFs from Ubuntu 15.04

I know people have had this problem in other Ubuntu releases, with several printer's models and different PDFs' viewers. But here I am, bothering again because I ran out of ideas to fix it. I've been ...
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How to evoke a Makefile in the GUI? [duplicate]

Most Makefile users use the commandline. Thus they have no need of evoking it in the GUI. But Makefile can be used as an administration tool for the users too. In my case, a clerk is tasked to ...
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Okular crashes Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed okular using the ubuntu software center, but I haven been able to use it yet, once i run the program and I choose open document it crashes. This appears to me in the command line ...
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How to turn a pdf into a text searchable pdf?

I have a number of scanned documents in pdf and I want to be able to search them. How can I do that? Essentially I have to OCR the pdf and then blend the extracted text back into a new pdf. I have ...
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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 Notes"...
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Read permission denied for pdf files on external drive created from google chrome or saved from google chrome

I am migrating from macos X to ubuntu 14.04. While doing so, I took back up of all the files on macbook on an external 1TB hard drive. Now, I am trying to copy pdf files from external hard drive to ...
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blurry images with mogrify & convert

Does anyone know why this image is so blurry? I did a convert from pdf to png and it turned out like that. Before deleting imagemagick and it's entire toolset from software-center most of my image ...
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command line tool to bulk extract images from a pdf?

I have a pdf catalog that was given to me from a client in pdf format. They don't have the images but they're in the pdf. Is there a way to extract all images from a pdf using a command line tool ...
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copy french text from pdf file

I have a French thesis which I am trying to read, to better understand some parts I am trying to copy some text and use that in google translate, however if I copy text I am getting just rubbish as ...
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gnome-open Works, but also produces error messages [GTK_IS_WIDGET(widget) fails & EOG-WARNING]

I am currently using gnome-open to open all files for which I do not know the default program (or can't remember it at the time). With file extension .pdf, gnome-open opens the file in my PDF ...
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Convert png to pdf without using convert

I'm trying to convert, from the command line, .png files of screenshots created by scrot to pdf files. I can successfully do this within shotwell, but I'd like to do it from the command line. ...
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How to reformat pdf (change page size) using Master PDF Editor or ___

Need help with how to reformat a pdf to make it easier to read on a smaller screen. Changing the page size of the pdf via a reader just shrinks the document, not very useful. If it was an Office ...
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Join two .xoj files

If i annotate a pdf with xournal and then annotate the same pdf on another pc, also with xournal, is it possible to join these two .xoj files ? I tried to google the problem, but found nothing about ...
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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 play an embedded sound in a PDF on Ubuntu?

I've been trying to play the embedded sounds that are in a PDF document. I have tried installing the latest Adobe Reader released for Ubuntu and I also installed the Okular but none of these readers ...
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How to convert .pdf files to .epub using terminal [duplicate]

I want to convert pdf files into epub files using terminal commands.
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Firefox Opening Pdfs in Gedit

I've just done the latest system upgrade to my Ubuntu LT 14.04 and now pdfs don't open with Firefox; instead they open with Gedit to give mangled nonsense. After searching around ask Ubuntu I found ...
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Mark area on PDF file

I received a mail with a PDF attachment. I need to pass the 20 pages long PDF to a group of people. This group of people should focus on a part on page 3. I would like to mark this part with a red ...
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Why doesn't Chromium have “Chrome PDF Viewer” plugin?

The Chrome build from Google has a Chrome PDF Viewer plugin which is really nice. But, the Chromium builds don't seem to have it (nothing shows up in about:plugins). How do I get the plugin in ...
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How to Disable Menu items in evince

I want to disable menu items for a user for evince such as: File: Open , Open a Copy,Save, etc View : Side Pane: Annotation and Bookmarks Help : Help and about Us.
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upgraded to 14.04 server, getting 500 error through joomula

I have read several threads about this problem and most refer to htaccess causing it with "AllowOverride" needing to be set to "All". I've checked the htaccess files in the root directory in several ...
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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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How to convert a large .doc into .pdf without opening it? [duplicate]

I have large MS Word files (4-7 Mb) that LibreOfice fails to open (my PC hangs for long). So I want to convert them to pdf's so that I could use them. Is there any command that will do the trick for ...
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PDF reader that can read out loud

I am new at using Ubuntu so i just want to know a good PDF reader similar to Foxit Reader, and has a read out loud feature.
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My printer is not working(driver)

I'm using ubuntu 15.04 with fcitx and I have a problem with printing. My printer is Fuji Xerox DocuCentre-II 3005. I tried to install driver as the original driver which is included default driver. ...
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Annotating PDFs in Evince and then viewing the output in Acrobat / Adobe products

As I don't use Windows whatsoever and have been a big fan of Evince for some time, I was really happy to learn that Evince now supports the addition of annotations (even if it doesn't support the ...
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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.