Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open standard for document exchange.

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Combining PDF files while retaining bookmarks

I have been using pdfunite utility for joining multiple PDF files without much hassle, however, I have observed that bookmarks of the first file are retained but of the rest are just lost; such isn't ...
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How to install Adobe Reader X in Ubuntu?

I want to install Adobe Reader X (10 or 11) in my system. But there is no native application available for Linux. After doing Google I have seen that Adobe Reader 10.1.14 is given gold rating with ...
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I want to enable Apache in serving files from eSATA . ubuntu 14.04. Home server

I am new to apache and linux ( 3 months ) and started a home server, I would like to serve my documents in .pdf and .mp4 video of my own solved maths/physics solution via apache 2 residing on the ...
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convert.im6: Unable to open image `xxx': Permission denied @ error/blob.c/OpenBlob/2638

I just tried converting several different images into a PDF file using the 'convert' command in a terminal, but when I did so, it returned: convert.im6: Unable to open image 'xxx.pdf': Permission ...
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hardship veiwing PDF and trying adobe reader [duplicate]

On the immigration canada web page viewing PDF and some of them worked and some gave me this notice: Please wait... If this message is not eventually replaced by the proper contents of the document, ...
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certificate signed pdf

Our Company uses pdf's secured by an .pfx. You must import the .pfx - certificate to read this document. I've tested evince but it can't handle that. It works fine with the latest Adobe Reader for ...
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Libreoffice presentation - Highlight / draw during the talk

I have some slides on which I would like to highlight some aspects live during the talk. My slides will be able to be used as pdf also. (As I'm not using any Libreoffice special abilities.) Is there ...
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Copying first 1000 PDF files having single, double quotes in their name to another folder

I am having this folder with PDFs into it and I need to process 1000 at a time. So I need to move them into another folder, process them and delete them. For this I tried using $ find . -maxdepth 1 ...
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Images produced by Inkscape display incorrectly in pdflatex document

I have some problems with images I created with Inkscape (processed by pdflatex). I produced a book which I'm trying to publish by CreateSpace. The images in the proof of the document produced by ...
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How can I add text and images (for example, a signature) to a PDF?

On occasion I receive forms to fill in as PDFs intended for printing (these are not true PDF forms, they do not contain fields). I would like to type onto them, and perhaps add a scanned copy of my ...
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is there any way to put notes on pdf in evince?

I am looking for any way to put some comments on the pdf which I open that by the the evince . Is there any way to that?
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Renumber pages of a PDF

I want to edit the metadata of a scanned PDF to assign custom page numbers to different pages. For example, what are now pages 1-3 I might want to call i, ii and iii, and what are pages 4-10, I want ...
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Google Books downloader for Ubuntu

I want to download free Google books in pdf format. Is there any Google Books download tool available for Ubuntu?
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Concatenate single common PDF to directory of PDF files

I use PDFtk, and the PDF Chain gui. Despite reading the man page and investing time in a variety of web searches, I can't find the answer to this one - I have a directory of PDF files, and I want to ...
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Why won't .pdf files containing transparent elements print correctly?

I have recently encountered a problem printing .pdf files containing transparent elements. I first noticed it when printing a document created with LaTeX that included embedded .png images with alpha ...
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Annotate a book in html format?

I am using Okular for annotating pdf files (e.g. adding comments, drawing lines, circling text, adding images, ...). What applications do you recommend to read and annotate books in html? For ...
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How can I convert a tex file to pdf on via the command line?

Is there a package that contains a Tex to PDF converter/renderer available on Ubuntu 12.04? If not can you recommend a tool for me to download from elsewhere that can do this that is simple to ...
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Looking for a native PDF reader with XFA support [duplicate]

I am looking for a (under Ubuntu 14.04) native PDF reader which is able to handle XFA. It doesn't has to do much more than display and print them correctly (filling out forms would be a plus) but ...
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How do I type text on top of a PDF? [duplicate]

I've been given a form to fill out as a PDF. It is not a fillable PDF, it's just a file that I'm expected to print out, fill in by hand, and scan back in. Is there something available in the ...
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Okular opens large pdfs with blank pages

I can't open large files (above 10MB) with Okular. This is a problem with files I save and open up in Dolphin and files I open directly in Firefox (i.e.e-books). Symptoms: -PDF opens but is blank or ...
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Is there a better way to redact a PDF?

I had to print a couple of PDFs recently to send to someone, but I wanted to redact (black out) a couple small bits of text. A quick google search didn't turn up any tools for this specific purpose, ...
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What's the best way to search my file system on ubuntu with instant results?

What's the best way to search my file system on ubuntu and get results almost instantly? I have used catfish , tracker and the usual search tool provided with ubuntu. Tracker finds nothing, ubuntu ...
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Not able to install software on Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I am newbie with Ubuntu.I am trying to download Okular pdf reader from Software Center but I am getting some error. At first it was asking for installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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Adding OCR info to a PDF

I have a good quality scan of a document; such scan is in pdf format. How can I add ocr information to the pdf, so that it becomes searchable? By searchable I mean that the goal is that when viewing ...
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How to installed ubuntu 12.04 lts alongside windows 7? [duplicate]

. I am using windows 7 64 bit and want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside windows 7 Please tell me how I can do that.
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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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Is there any useful software for filling out pdf-forms other than Adobe Reader?

I have some pdfs that allow me to fill out forms and which also have a print button which is invisible on the printed output. At the moment I have to use Adobe Reader for this, but I'd prefer not to. ...
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Merging pages from a single PDF [duplicate]

I have been sent a 3-fold (4 facet, double-sided so 8 page per sheet) leaflet as a PDF. I'd like to print it but none of the Okular print options offer sticking 4 sides next to each other. It's always ...
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Acroread can't edit annotations: Commenting Not Allowed

so I started annotating a pdf on a windows machine but then I wanted to make some changes on my linux machine later. I have the native linux acroread 9 installed which can do comments but there's a ...
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Can the installation of a pdf printer make a Canon printer not to print?

The Canon printers under Linux have been constant sources of pain. The issue of not being able to print using a Canon printer has been discussed a number of times. (Actually, the issue of Canon ...
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Regular expression that matches all multiple seperate expressions

It's admission time in India and I am trying my best to get the best college I can for engg. I have got a pdf file which contains a table which looks like It contains about 2500+ entries and I ...
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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 do I scale page in pdf files in Ubuntu? (GUI)

I want to scale page in pdf file. In other words I want to change in Height & width of page in pdf file. How do I do that? Note: This question is not about scale page during/for printing! Also ...
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How to add security to a PDF file using LibreOffice?

How can we add security to a PDF file created using LibreOffice? I want to create PDF files which cannot be edited and that is the reason for asking this question.
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Problems with fillable PDF in LibreOffice Writer?

I am trying to create a fillable PDF form for work in LibreOffice Writer. It works just fine in Writer when I test it out, however when I export it as a PDF and open in Adobe Reader it no longer ...
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Why does convert add half an empty page

Try running the following: pdftk a-i0778e.pdf cat 1 output page.pdf convert page.pdf page.jpeg (or png, whatever you want) returns a weird png file with left half blank and the image of the pdf ...
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How to save files in pdf format?

Lately I have been having trouble with my Libre Office ap. I appears that it doesn't have anymore the Save to PDF command. Do you guys know any way around this problem? I looked around for converters ...
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How to fix error in pdf2djvu: “Bogus memory allocation size”

I am using pdf2djvu to convert a pdf file into a djvu file, but got this error while trying to convert either bundled or indirect multi-page djvu file: $ pdf2djvu 1.pdf -o 1.djvu 1.pdf: - page #1 ...
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How to fill out the forms and save the inputs in this tax report pdf file

I am filing tax report for Maryland state using Form 502. If I use evince 2.32.0 using poppler/cairo (0.14.3), it will recognize the forms and no way I can fill in anything. If I use Adobe Reader 9, ...
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Opening files from networks with Libre office

I am able to see all files (word/excel etc) through Dolphin/network: I am able to cut from network computers, and paste and then open in my system: However all other files like PDF/photos etc open ...
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Can only transfer photos from Moto X to Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Moto X and use Ubuntu 14.04, as far as I know 14.04 has mtp support in addition to the mtp-tools I installed but for some reason I can only transfer photos from my phone to my pc. When I ...
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Shared printer (Linux server Win7 client) doesnt print pdf

I'av been trying to print pdf files from win7 client. doc files are printted. I adjusted the printer using http://localhost:631, enabled the sharing option, and basically I have the same problem ...
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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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How to organize my 1000s of PDF?

I have a huge collection of PDF. Mostly it consists of research papers, of self-created documents but also of scanned documents. Right now I drop them all in one folder and give them precise names ...
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Printer prints half of page

The printer (Canon PIXMA MP190) prints pages successfully - very clear - but I need to wait about 5 minutes for each page to be printed. It prints normally (fast) about one half of page, then it ...
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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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How to search within pdf and other documents, other than simple text, preferably using a GUI?

Is this possible in principle? It seems to me that search tools like gnome-search-tool, Catfish and Searchmonkey can search within text files, but not within other more complex documents like pdf or ...
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How do I search a PDF file from command line?

I'm checking references of a paper and want to find the positions in the body where some paper (in the references list) is referenced. Is there a PDF editor which supports search via bash and extract ...
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better search feature in pdf

I want to search a word like fooonetwo in one pdf. So the point is I do not know the real ward is foo_one_two or foo.one.two or foo-one-two or foo-one_two! or ... . Or better to say I want to search ...
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How to improve fonts displayed in evince?

note this is probably a duplicate, in fact I'm sure it must be a duplicate, but I can't find it anywhere. There are questions about font rendering or incorrect fonts in evince, but as far as I can ...