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

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How to outline fonts in a PDF (or eps) file?

Say, I have a PDF graphic (such a plot made with matplotlib, Mathematica or similar), which contains vector art and text. The text uses non-standard or proprietary fonts (such Computer Modern if ...
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Firefox Save to PDF?

On my Nexus 7 running Android, I've installed Firefox. One thing I really love about it, is that it enables me to save websites as PDF right out of the box. Now I'd like to do the same thing in ...
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How can I determine the page count of odt, doc, docx and other office documents from the CLI?

It's easy to find the page count of a PDF document from the command line: pdfinfo sample.pdf | grep ^Pages: ... but I haven't been able to find a similar method for odt files and other office ...
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messed up characters in PDF printed from Ubuntu 12.10

When I print a particular PDF from Ubuntu 12.10, I see many garbled characters. I tried printing the same PDF from Mac OS X and it worked. Any ideas of what I should look into to fix this? Here's the ...
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Create a single pdf from multiple text, images or pdf files

I have a bunch of text files, images and pdf files which I want to convert into a single pdf file. How do I do it?
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how to rebuild okular with latest poppler library?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 Okular: 0.14.3 using poppler library -v 0.18.4 I want to export annotations to PDFs and am trying solution given here I have compiled the tarball of poppler -v 0.22.4 from ...
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PDFs generated by LyX not searchable in 12.10 or 13.04

I recently updated one of my computers to 12.10 and did a clean install of 13.04 on another, but neither allow me to search a PDF that I exported using LyX (LaTeX editor). I have no problem searching ...
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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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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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converting epub files to PDF format

I would like to know the ways in which epub files can be converted to pdf in ubuntu. Any method, GUI or command line conversion is fine as far as my epub gets converted to pdf. Thanks.
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How to transfer pdf file to ipad 4?

I was able to transfer music by installing few libraries and then my device was recognised by rhythmbox. But no success in transferring pdf files to ipad. Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance.
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Converting PDF doc to image as preserving the PDF quality at image?

I have looked to the site and find convert like programs and used them however I cannot preserve the quality of the PDF file. I have changes the options for better resolutions but this time the size ...
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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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Problems to save pdf files from Dropbox

I'm trying to download one list of scientific papers in pdf format from dropbox. But the download process stops at 100% (without conclude). The interesting point is that I can open my file directly on ...
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What are the packages and libraries needed to print a file into pdf?

Which packages and libraries are necessary to print a file into pdf file, especially a webpage, text file or an office document (spread sheet and word processor)? For instance, cups - is it necessary ...
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Create PDF from Inkscape SVG without destroying fonts and effects

I have an Inkscape SVG file with a few transparency effects and different layers that I want to export to a PDF file for distribution. When I use "Save as..." or "Save a copy..." and select the PDF ...
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How to fix anacron & cups-pdf when you have /var on tempfs

I have a ssd drive in my laptop and I followed various advice that said to put /var/log /var/spool & /var/cache on a tmpfs so that the constant read/writes wouldn't lessen the life of my ssd. ...
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How can we automatically merge PDF files? [duplicate]

when using FreePDF if I process multiple files it asks me to "Add to next pdf?" which appends them at the end of the last PDF name. I want it to do this automatically without user intervention... is ...
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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 . ...