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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 ...
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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 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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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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Open Source Command Line Tools to Remove Hyperlinks in PDFs?

Are there any Open Source Tools to Remove PDF links in Ubuntu. I use PDFtk and i am not able to find any internal links in it. Due to the Internal links my python script that uses PyPdf to merge the ...
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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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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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Splitting a PDF page in two

I have a PDF file that was the result of the scan of a book. In this file 2 pages of the book correspond to 1 in the PDF. So when I see a page in the PDF file I'm actually seeing 2 pages of the book. ...
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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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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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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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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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Can not save PDF file with inputs, error message “Document is encrypted”

I have inserted inputs to a form given as a PDF file. Using Evince document viewer 3.2.1 on Ubuntu 11.10, there is no problem with inserting inputs to the form and to print the result. But it is not ...
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How to import a pdf in libreoffice? under ubuntu, all pages are blank

I have some .pdf generated by a scanner, that I want to import in LibreOffice and do some small editing. The PDF has only one object per page, a page-size image. If I open it in LibreOffice under ...
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Auto convert odt to pdf

I am creating a few documents in Libre office and I have to always send them as .pdf. but each and every time I forget to export it as pdf , So is there any way to auto convert the .odt document into ...