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

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While libreoffice, word, and old pdfs from pre-system swap print fine, new pdfs seem to refuse to print properly

Basically, the text, whether set large scale or small, prints like the cartridge is finished. Just replaced it, and pre-Ubuntu switch .pdfs, and all other doc formats print just fine. Pretty ...
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UNcrop (whitespace fill) a pdf

Suppose I have a pdf that is not an 8.5 by 11 aspect ratio. I want to convert this to 8.5 by 11 by filling in whitespace whereever it is necessary. Is there a tool that will do this?
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buttons do not appear in applications like evince, etc. image viewer. in ubuntu 13.10

buttons do not appear in applications like evince, etc. image viewer. in ubuntu 13.10 I installed ubuntu 13.10 recently I found many bugs, the one that most affected me I can not print from ...
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wkhtmltopdf displaying text as blocks

We're using wkhtmltopdf in a web project (nodejs/compoundjs). We've gotten it working how we wanted on our machines (using the --use-xserver switch). However, when I try to run this on our Ubuntu ...
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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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Cannot find Highlight tool in Adobe Reader or Okular [closed]

I use Elementary OS Luna 64 bit. I'm trying to get the PDF annotating tools for highlighting text on PDF documents. I tried Adobe Reader and Okular. But both haven't that feature on my PC. But when I ...
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How do I print to PDF from wine?

I am running MS Office under wine and would like to print PDF documents. Installing the official extension via wine does nothing.
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How can I print a PDF document on multiple pages?

I'd like to print a single page PDF document on 2 or 4 pages. Is there a way to do that on Ubuntu 12.04?
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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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Possible to call GIMP via to the commant line to flatten and export a pdf image? [duplicate]

I've got a pdf figure with millions of semi-transparent points that I made in R. I want to flatten it to reduce filesize and then export it back out as a PDF (as a vector still, not a bitmap). If ...
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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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ubuntu 13.10 software center authentication error and okular cannot find component

I had installed 'Okular' but after the upgrade it gives error saying component not found. Thus i tried removing and installing again. But the software center gave following error. Software can't be ...
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Mail html form data as pdf file [closed]

I have a html form with 4 checkboxes that have some price values. I want php to calculate the total values of the checked boxes and send the output as a pdf file to a mail address. So far I have been ...
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PDF reader problems

I've got a PDF document that I would like to be able to read... but for some reason a number of the embedded pictures and graphs don't display cleanly when opened in evince or okular on Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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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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How do I make the binary package of Adobe reader executable on my 64 bit ubntu, when the binary file is 32 bit? [duplicate]

Ive tried installing adobe reader using this commands in the terminal: sudo chmod +x AdbeRdr9.3.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin sudo ./AdbeRdr9.3.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin First line works fine, but the ...
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Foxit Reader on Wine runs but does not install?

I am new to Ubuntu (from Windows). I tried installing Foxit Reader via Wine, the setup runs, but its more like just a splash screen then Foxit is open. When I try to open another PDF by double ...
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How to prevent PDF from opening on previously-viewed page?

When I open a PDF it goes to the page that I last visited. How can I prevent this so that whenever I open a PDF it goes to page 1? I am using Document Viewer 3.4.0 and Okular 0.14.3. Thanks!
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Is there any command-line image/PDF/PPT (powerpoint) viewer that supports transitions?

I was looking for some viewers that can handle displaying both pictures and PDFs (ideally, PPTs, but I reckon that's asking too much), with transitions (fade in, fade out, etc). On top of that, I ...
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master pdf editor installation problems in ubuntu 12.04.3

I had master pdf editor installed on 12.02 and it worked well. now i upgraded to 12.04.3 and installed master pdf editor and it refuses to get installed/it gets installed but it does not open/it opens ...
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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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Questions about Xournal

When open a pdf file in Xournal, how can I select original text show the bookmarks (i.e.outlines) on a separate panel? search in the original text and the added annotated text? Thanks!
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how to edit a .pdf file in kubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

How to edit .pdf files in Kubuntu 13.04 ? Is there any supported software like "Adobe Acrobat" with the help of which I could do editing ?
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pdf reader that supports tabs

I want a pdf that is sort of browser-like , I mean that you can open many pdfs and one session and navigate between them in tabs, foxit reader does that on windows, I don't know about foxit reader ...
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Cannot add additional toolbar buttons in Acrobat reader

I cannot add additional toolbar buttons in Acrobat reader, it says "only available when document rights are enabled" (see the screen-shot bellow). I cannot highlight texts in pdf documents. I have ...
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How to crop a multi-page (image/scanned) pdf file (which won't crop with pdfcrop)?

Usually, I'm pretty happy using pdfcrop, even though the cropped output usually consumes significantly more disk space. Note that comparable code does exist, which addresses and resolves this issue. ...
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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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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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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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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 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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problem with PDF file and Document Viewer

I downloaded this file from IEEE website using my institute subscription, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ielx5/4629386/6365209/06042853.pdf?tp=&arnumber=6042853&isnumber=6365209 my Document ...
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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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Installing acroread without browser plugin

The acroread packages includes both the standalone viewer and the browser plugin. I need acroread for some annoying javascript-laced pdfs, but as an everyday viewer I prefer evince. Does anyone know ...
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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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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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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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Merge multiple small PDFs on A4 size format

I have a PDF file with approximatly 300 pages (A4). On each page some text with lines are plotted, which take up only a third of the page size. So I want to get rid of the white space everywhere. I ...
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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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PDF “Not OCR-Able”

I am trying to read a book from archive.org with these characteristics: Ppi: 300 Ocr: language not currently OCRable Page-progression: rl Source: ppnull The book is arabic and shows me ...
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How to ugrade pdfsam?

How to upgrade pdfsam from 1.1.4-1 version included in ubuntu sofware center to 2.2.1 version, either the basic or enhanced version, in Ubuntu 12.04? I only found a possible solution here but it is ...
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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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Why is Evince not displaying application fonts/text for me?

Any time I use Evince, it just shows boxes where all the text should be. Instead, it uses the box symbol which I know stands for not being able to find a character. This problem occurs on every menu, ...
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pdf to doc with formating

Hi I want to convert PDF to DOC keeping the formation I found http://embraceubuntu.com/2007/04/10/convertimport-from-pdf-and-keep-the-formatting/ this solution but when I installed KWord i got Caligra ...
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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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LibreOffice Command Line Conversion - No Output File?

I am using LibreOffice installed on my Linux box and I seem to be having a weird problem in that the conversion seems to be taking place, and there seem to be no errors, but there is no output file in ...
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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 ...