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How do I turn off thumbnails for pdf files?

When I open org.gnome.desktop.thumbnailers using dconf-editor, I see this: Schema: `org.gnome.desktop.thumbnailers` Summary: List of mime-types for which external thumbnailer programs will ...
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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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Reducing PDF size to optimize its performance on Kindle?

Is there any tool on Ubuntu that I can use to reduce the physical size of the PDf in terms of it's dimensions so that the file can handle better on a Kindle? GUI Method please. Note: PDF has images ...
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PDF smart file diff

I have a LibreOffice document that I converted to PDF at some point in time using the built-in capabilities. The timestamp on the PDF is later than on the word processing document, so that makes ...
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Where is the ubuntu magazine pdf located on the DVD?

Where is the ubuntu magazine pdf located on the DVD that is distributed with the magazine??
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Command line tool to correct whitebalance of scanned PDFs

I have several hundreds of scanned files as PDFs. The scanner I used at the time creates images that have a blue-grey touch, so the white background of the pages is blue/grey instead of white. While ...
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Error when running script ('compress-pdf') in Thunar custom actions

I want to add the script 'compress-pdf' to Thunar custom actions. The script is the one posted in this answer, made to resize pdfs. It is based on zenity. It was made for Nautilus, but, as stated ...
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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 determine dpi size of a pdf & djvu

As the title says how would I determine the dpi of a pdf or a djvu document? I am looking for a proper linux solution as opposed to running adobe acrobat professional under wine.
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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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pdfbeads will only output a single page

Following the instructions from this page I take a djvu document, check it for any sign of corruption by opening it in djvulibre and it checks out fine. Copy it to my testing folder and rename it ...
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converting djvu to pdf trouble with this OCR preserving code

I want to convert djvu to pdf while preserving OCR. This page describes how to do so, but I am getting a blank html file. In /home/steven/Documents/djvu2pdf/1/, djvu2hocr -p 1 Intro.djvu gives me: ...
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Printing works from Writer but not Evince/Okular etc. (Filter error)

i recently got a used printer (HP LaserJet 2200dn) that i try to use with Ubuntu 12.10. The thing is, that whatever i try, i cannot print pdf's (neither with Evince nor Okular). Printing from ...
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How do I produce a multi-page sandwich pdf with hocr2pdf?

I used tesseract to produce the special html to use with hocr2pdf starting from a muti-page tif. I tried using hoc2pdf to produce a "sandwich pdf" (image + hidden text layer). Hocr2pdf produces a ...
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How can I open a interactive PDF (created with Mingmanager software) in Ubuntu?

I'm following a on-line course about intellectual property. The professor uses interactive maps or schemes where the themes are displayed. Beside every theme is a plus sign wich opens new content when ...
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How to convert Powerpoint ppsx (presentation) to pdf?

I have a ppsx file with images that I want usable in other environments than office suites: it would be perfect having them as separate images. I could then use them directly; or create a pdf from ...
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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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cannot print pdf pages with images

When I try to print a PDF file that contains images, the printing stops just before the first page that contains an image. If the first page contains an image, only a single blank page is printed. I ...
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How do I convert a scanned PDF into a PDF with text

I have scanned about 80 pages into gray scale pdf (image format). The end size of the file is about 70MB, which is very huge. Now I am looking for a method to convert the grayscale image-based PDF ...
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PDF file renaming according to metadata?

Is there something I can use that renames PDF files according to their content? Basically an equivalent of http://macscripter.net/viewtopic.php?id=27620 in Ubuntu.
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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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PDF reader with all search results for ubuntu

In Windows' Acrobat reader, I can do an advanced search for some phrase, and a left pane displays all search results, which I can click on. Is there any similar program for Ubuntu? I'm using Ubuntu ...
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How do I open a pdf file in a virtual console?

I want to open pdf files from within the virtual console and view them in the console itself. Are there any applications that allow that ?
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How to text to speech (pdf, docx) documents in lubuntu 12.10

Hello I want text to speech application that works with PDF and other files. Is there any application that does this is Lubuntu? Is there any way to get this done?
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Is there a tool that can add a password to a PDF file?

I've found lots of info on decrypting PDF files, but none on encrypting them. What tool can do this for me? Edit: There are two good answers below, but in my specific case the PDF was a scan, not a ...
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How can I use Firefox's built in PDF viewer?

I downloaded firefox 19 and executed it on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I went to a website with pdf links, clicked on one of them, hoping to have it shown in the built-in pdf viewer in Firefox 19, but ...
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convert several png to one pdf

I have 280 pgn files that I want to merge and convert into one pdf. PNG files names are in the sequence p000.png, p001.png etc and total space is about 30mb. I did: convert p00*.png to myfile.pdf ...
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How can I get PDF viewer to display text?

When I open a PDF file, it doesn't display text. Graphics show up. How do I get the PDF viewer to display text?
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How do I convert CHM files to pdf?

Here's a list of things I've tried: Calibre from which I received a file containing the table of contents of the chm file with each title hyperlinked to nowhere (i.e. they're highlighted in blue and ...
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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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Unable to print PDF correctly

When I try to print a PDF, it prints, but the first page has weird symbols replacing some of the letters (notice that the symbols look similar to the letters that should be there): The second page ...
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How to update libpoppler?

Poppler 0.20.4 isn't able to render specific pdf files the right way. How can I upgrade libpoppler to the newest version? I use Xubuntu 12.10 and tried to open the pdf with evince zathura an so on . ...
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PDF editor to change font size

I have some e-books in PDF and Kindle, but the font is too small to read on it. I want to make fonts larger in PDF files so that the pictures and other stuff in it is unchanged (therefore I cannot use ...
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What free PDF editing software packages are available? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which programs can I use to edit PDF files? I'm looking for a free PDF editor that will allow me to selectively delete pages and content, including selective parts of a ...
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Jpeg files to pdf

I have many jpeg files in a directory, and I want to convet them to pdf and concatenate them together to make a document. How can it be done? Preferably from the command line as it will be faster.
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Notes about pdf file in file browser

I have some folders where I have many pdf files, and it is inconvenient for me to open every file and see the contents, while searching for a particular document. Is there some way or any file ...
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Simple Scan - Changing the default output File Type to PDF and improving Compression?

Is there a way to change the default output file type in the 'Simple Scan' software provided with Ubuntu 12.10 to be a PDF rather than a JPEG? And is it possible to modify the compression settings on ...
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Libreoffice changes fonts for utf-8 characters while importing pdfs

When I import pdfs to LibreDraw ( 1:3.5.4-0ubuntu1.1 ) with utf8 characters ( with Polish special signs ) get something like: The letters are using correct fonts in the pdf before import: Does ...
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Problem opening some PDF files

I have a PDF form I need to fill in. But I cannot open it, the message displayed is: "To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF viewer", plus a link to adobe. I ...
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How can I print a webpage to a PDF in a single, *continuous* page?

I have an ipython notebook that I would like to print without having the page breaks cut through my figures. Any suggestions? I tried the "awesome screenshot" extension for chromium, but it was ...
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pdf printouts very small

Ubuntu 12.10, using both Okular and AcroRead. When printing the pages print in what seems to be a 6-up layout. Only for pdf. Printing directly from Firefox or LibreOffice, the documents print full ...
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How can I cut the margin of a PDF or djvu file for optimal booklet printing?

I have a file which has exaggerated margins. This forces me to print it as a booklet, otherwise I feel I'm waisting paper (a good size of the font allows me to do so). But if I print directly in ...
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Exporting docx files as PDFs using LibreOffice

I received a .docx file from a colleague with comments added using the 'Review/Comment' feature in MS Word. I need to convert the document, including the comments, into a PDF, but when I use the ...
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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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Evince opening pdf via terminal but not via file manager

Fresh install of lubuntu 12.10. Tried opening PDF files with Document Viewer (evince) by double clicking but once the application opens I am presented with a red bar saying "No such file or ...
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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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PDFs don't open

PDFs have curiously stopped working for me. I click on them, and nothing happens. PS still works, and opening them in Firefox pdf.js still works too. When I try to open them with evince through the ...
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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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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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Reduce PDF file by factor of two [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reduce filesize of a scanned PDF How to reduce pdf filesize? I have completed my thesis. I used LaTeX to write and the total output size of my PDF is ~100MB. It ...