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My desktop hangs and the monitor screen turns gray

I have been using Ubuntu on my desktop for two years. If you could please help with these following questions: Today the computer hung all of a sudden when I was using Writer for scheduling. The ...
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How can I convert an ODT file to a PDF?

Does anyone know how to convert an ODT file (LibreOffice) to PDF?
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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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GUI program to resize pdf documents and change their DPI

I see that LibreOffice Draw should be able to open a pdf and export it with options for changing quality and DPI resolution. But the high-resolution scanned pdfs that I have are not properly opened in ...
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How to save a pdf sent to me by email

I've been sent a pdf by email and when I open it there's no "save as" option. If you choose the "save a version" option, you don't know where it's saved to. If, when you open it, you select the "save ...
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come back to my pervios point in PDF [duplicate]

suppose you reading a PDF with document viewer now you want to search a word in PDF you press CTRL + F search your word.the list appear you click on one of them see the passage . So now you want to ...
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PDF to word conversion software?

Is there any free software available on Ubuntu that can convert a pdf file to a .doc file?
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Is there any way for assigning external metadata to files?

I need a way of assigning tags and numbers (like rating, importance, etc) to my files and also be able do queries and file operations based on these metadata. Just like a photo management software ...
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wkhtmltopdf differences in ubuntu and centos

I've installed wkhtmltopdf version 0.9.9 from my Ubuntu 12.04 repositories and it works fine when. I also tried to install this on my Centos6 server but it doesn't work like on my Ubuntu computer. It ...
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How to Install Okular 0.15 on 12.04 LTS?

See here for reference: http://okular.kde.org/news.php The new version includes an option to save annotations to the PDF file itself. That's why I am very eager to try out. Is there any PPA from ...
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PDF files are printed as blank pages.

I'm trying to print a PDF file with Document Viewer. I get blank pages out of printer. When I hit Print preview, I also see blank pages. Images (jpg) are printed just fine. The problem appeared ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Zebra TLP 2844 print problem

I am begginer on ubuntu also linux. My company moved from microsoft to ubuntu but i have printing problem.I have zebra TLP 2844 with usb connection (usb cable 10mt) I can print test page, excel, ...
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which pdf reader support zoom or triming margins in presentation mode?

I like to read pdf files in presentation mode. but most of the times its not easy to read text in full screen as text size gets smaller. is there exist any pdf reader that can give me zooming or trim ...
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How do I install pdfedit?

Online it says I should be able to find pdfedit in the software center. That doesn't work for me. I've tried many times. Is there any other way to install pdfedit or master pdf edit on ubuntu 12.10.
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Some PDF documents are messy when printing

I have following problem, I've got a PDF document that I need to be printed, but unfortunately, when entering printing preview all characters get messy and they don't resemble original document's ...
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How to import xml data to a fillable pdf file in linux?

I have a fillable pdf template. Also have a xml file which is extracted from this fillable pdf file. How can I export xml file from these fillable pdf files and also how can I create a normal pdf ...
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Cannot print PDF to printer using Document Viewer in Ubuntu 12.04

I have been printing PDF documents using Document Viewer for several years. Recently, there was a series of updates from Ubuntu and now I can no longer print PDF documents. I have two wireless HP ...
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Okular stretched aspect ratio in 14.04

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 okular went crazy and renders every pdf in a strange manner. Please see the image for an example. I tried reinstalling, purging, allowing for newer sources and ...
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Creating a single PDF from a lot of image

I have a lot of image files. I want to convert them to one single pdf file. How can I do it?
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How can I extract pages containing a given string from a PDF file?

I have a PDF file containing 100 pages. I would like to extract those pages containing a particular string. How can I achieve this? Maybe by using ghostscript on the command line? For what it's ...
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Digital certificate .PDF file not openin in Ubuntu 13.10?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. Digital certificate has been imported with user password. Now when I open my .PDF file, it asks one more password and it's not root PWD/digi certificate PWD. Overall not ...
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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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Install i386 program on Samsung Arm Chromebook

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Crouton on my Samsung ARM Chromebook for the sole purpose of installing either Foxit PDF or Adobe Reader. Unfortunately, both of these are i386 architecture. Is ...
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Conversion to PDF failed

I'm trying to convert a MS-Word .doc file to a pdf using abiword. We are running several servers with precise installed. But on my local machine i'm running saucy. On the servers with abiword ...
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How to print a regular file to pdf from command line

In gedit, printing a file gives an option of printing to file where the file can be saved as a pdf. How can I do the same thing from the command line?
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 Printing PDFs to file but name of file saves with weird box-symbol  with F022 inside

When I print a website to PDF, the file name saves with a weird box-symbol  with F022 inside. Anyone know why? I'm new to Ubuntu, and not sure if this is a problem with my system, maybe I installed ...
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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 can I convert a ppt to a pdf from the command line?

I have a folder containing a bunch of ppts, each of which I'd like to convert to an individual pdf. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with whatever comes installed on it.
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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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Making okular notes and comments visible to other pdf readers

Is there a way to make okular comment and reviews for a pdf visible to Adobe Reader and evince?
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Convert images to DOC\RTF

My CV is written in LaTeX using moderncv, and I have a script that converts it to PDF whenever I need to send an updated copy. However, some employers require Microsoft Word (or RTF) CV. I have ...
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How to batch convert an image to a PDF?

I want to batch convert images (jpg, png, etc.) to PDF. Converting them directly to PDF is easy with: convert in.jpg out.pdf However I need some more options, such as setting the output page size, ...
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Canon Pixma MP610 won't print test page ubuntu 13.10

I installed 13.10, connected my Canon Pixma MP610 printer & the system installed it. The test page printed. That seems normal. 2 days ago I needed to print a medical report which was in pdf ...
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Apache - Configuration to show PDF in browser

There are two behaviors I have seen when it comes to clicking on links pointing to PDF. 1) It downloads the PDF (or asks you where to save it) 2) It displays the PDF it in the browser With an Ubuntu ...
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Simple Scan: PDF does not open on Android (Adobe reader) (dated 1970!)

I have been scanning some documents lately in order to have them with me on my android tablet or smartphone. I share them on DropBox and open them with Adobe reader. The problem is that most of the ...
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Diff of two pdf files?

I'm looking for a good program to show me the differences between two similar pdf files. In particular, I'm looking for something that doesn't just run diff on an ascii version (with "pdftotext") of ...
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Which PDF Viewer would you recommend? [closed]

Which PDF-Viewer would you recommend to use in Ubuntu? At the moment I use the standard document viewer (Evince) but I'm missing features like stageless continous zooming.
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How to configure export formats in LyX?

Whenever I try to view a PDF of a document in LyX, I get this error: I get similar errors for DVI and postscript. If I go through File->Export, the only options are other LyX formats and Docbook. ...
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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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How to copy from a pdf to another pdf in ubuntu/linux

So Preview for Mac OS X has this capability. I want to be able to just highlight whatever on a pdf, and be able to copy and paste immediately into another pdf file (via the clipboard). I do a lot in ...
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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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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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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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How to show Arabic properly in PDF files?

I have some PDF files in Arabic, They work fine on windows. however not on Ubuntu 12.04. In System Settings ▸ Language support I did install Arabic. I also tried other PDF programs but I just get ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...