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

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Creating .PDF from Terminal

it it possible that to make PDF of any webpage using any command in Terminal
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Install/Upgrade the PDF viewer [duplicate]

My Document Viewer (3.4.0, using poppler/cairo 0.18.4) says "To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF viewer. You can upgrade to the latest version of Adobe ...
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Is it possible to tell Chromium to always “keep” PDFs?

I download a lot of PDFs in Chromium and always get a warning telling me that "files of this type can harm [my] computer", which forces me to manually confirm every download. I've enabled the "always ...
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How to set default zoom in evince?

I really love how evince works but this little thing making me annoy so much.When i select a title or a subtitle from the content menu it shifts the zoom and I'am going crazy.On windows it was just ...
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How to convert all pdf files to text (within a folder) with one command?

I know that I can convert pdf files to text files one by one like this : $ pdftotext filename.pdf But is there a single command that would make that conversion without specifying separate file ...
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PDF files made using inkscape does not show everything when opened in windows

I made a small vector graphic using inkscape, converted it to pdf. Then i opened the pdf in windows for printing purposes. Many of the lines and curves I made in inkscape were missing. Then I tried ...
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Is there a way to use Evince to view PDF attachments in Gmail

I'm back to using Gmail with Firefox and when I click on PDF attachments they are forced open by the Google docs viewer. I would much prefer that it used the default behavior I have set up for Firefox ...
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How to reduce the size of a pdf file?

I'm looking for a way in Ubuntu to reduce the size of a pdf (by reducing the quality of the images). I know that this can be done in Ghostscript by typing the following command in terminal: gs ...
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How to convert cbr to pdf?

I have a comic strip book in cbr (Calibre?) format. How can I convert it to pdf in my Ubuntu 12.04? I tried to install calibre hoping that it is able to do so. But it seems to be buggy and does not ...
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Split/Tile A3 (landscape) pdf to A4 (portrait)

How can I easily convert/split/tile every page of an PDF file which is A3/landscape to A4/portrait?
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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 instruct Nautilus to pre-generate thumbnails?

I have a large library of PDF documents (papers, lectures, handouts) that I want to be able to quickly navigate through. For that I need thumbnails. At the same time however, I see that the ...
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Printing and PDF-export from LibreOffice: SVG images get rasterized in very bad resolution

I'd like to print and export (to pdf) a document written in LibreOffice Writer which contains SVG figures. On the screen, LibreOffice displays and scales them correctly, but for PDF export (which ...
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Very heavy .PDF file. How to handle it?

I should print this file on paper, but it is heavy (2,3 MB) and the printing process is very slow. But this is not the whole problem. I should first create another .pdf file (grayscale) with four ...
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How to change the font for a pdf file

I would love to change the default font that comes with a pdf that i have, i would like to pick one from my system font cache: how i can do that ? I am used with evince but any pdf reader will be ...
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add a scanned handwritten signature to an annotated PDF

How can I edit a PDF and also add my handwritten signature image which I have available as .gif, .jpg, or .xcf. I tried flpsed which is good for annotating PDF files but it does not seem to allow the ...
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How do I open PDFs from gnome-shell in evince?

When I press the super key and search for a pdf (or a LibreOffice document) and then click it to open, it opens in gnome-documents. Which while I'm sure is well intentioned is very frustrating, as ...
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How to work with and manage many open PDFs in Ubuntu

It is no secret that working with many open PDFs in Ubuntu using the Evince Viewer is a huge mess and needs some serious overhaul (or maybe not?). Despite the discussion if Evince should support ...
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Multi-page Static Website to PDF/CHM/Other Converter

I have several small static websites that I want to turn into PDFs, CHMs, or a similar format. These websites are documentation generated by Ruby's RDoc tool. They have an index.html file and links to ...
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Is there a tool to split a book saved as a single PDF into one PDF per chapter?

I have a few books as PDFs, and I'd like to split them by chapter for easier consumption on a mobile phone. Is there any tool (or sequence of tools) I can use to easily split the book into different ...
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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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Software to help filling out PDF that is not a form

I have one of those really annoying PDF's that has spaces that when printed create a form to fill out by hand, but the author has not actually made it a "PDF form". I was wondering if there was any ...
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Managing a large collection of PDF files

I have a large collection of PDF files and am looking forward to an application that: Is easy to install (Available in repositories) Is portable (migration to other computer running linux or windows ...
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Updated version of Adobe Reader

I'm not sure if this has been answered already...anyhow, I'm placing this question, so you could help. I've been a PC user for as long as I can remember, and I've just migrated to Ubuntu. So far the ...
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Trying to convert ppt to pdf using libreoffice ---headless -convert- topdf with php script

When used below command on the command line it working file libreoffice --headless -convert-to pdf ".$sourse." -outdir outputolder/ but, if use in php script nothing happen. Can anybody provide ...
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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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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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What is the default PDF Reader in 11.10?

Recently I installed Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot 11.10 on my desktop. It has a built-in PDF reader which I accidentally uninstalled when I removed ghostscript with the following command: sudo apt-get ...
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Opening new file in new card - Okular

I am sure that Okular has a following feature: When I have already opened some .pdf file in Okular and then I will double-click on the another different .pdf file, Okular will open the second file in ...
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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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How to save a pdf sent to me by email

I've been sent a pdf by email and when I open it there's no "save as" option. If you choose the "save a version" option, you don't know where it's saved to. If, when you open it, you select the "save ...
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Why do this PDF's fonts appear unreadable on my machine?

I'm trying to read The Art of Assembly Language as per this answer on Stack Overflow. When I open it on my Ubuntu 12.04 box, it looks like this: I haven't tested it on another machine, but this ...
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Print to PDF from Firefox and Chromium text is image not selectable [closed]

I have recently upgraded from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS (fully up-to-date). Complete fresh format and install of the Linux partition. I noticed that PDF files printed from Firefox 14.0.1 and Chromium ...
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How to play embedded midi audio in PDF file?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.04 and using Adobe Reader 9. When I click on the embedded file link in the pdf file I get a dialogue box saying Multimedia Player Finder: The media requires an additional player. ...
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How to make annotations on .PDF files like on Okular, but without using Okular? What .PDF viewer should I use?

So guys, I'm answering some question from a school test (saved in .pdf) and I would like to do it like I did once on Okular, using a cursor-pen to mark the alternatives. Like on this screenshot from ...
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gimp 2.8 cannot edit pdf file

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and gimp2.8 installed. It is working fine, but gimp2.8 cannot edit any pdf file (unknown file type). This pdf files can be edited with gimp 2.6. I have installed 2.8 from the ...
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Why do some PDFs have such ugly fonts in Document Viewer?

Why are the fonts in Document Viewer so ugly and non-antialiased?
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PDF to XML sure thing, but the other way around?

This is my first post so excuse me if I'm breaking any conventions. Well the thing is I'm developing a long term archive system in Ubuntu environment. For different reasons XML is a very strong ...
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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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How does magazine publishing work on the Ubuntu Software Center?

I'm looking into publishing a magazine on the Ubuntu Software Center, how would I go about doing that? I notice there are a lot of them, but I'm not sure how it works. Thanks.
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PDF Editor that Can Save Annotation and Comments for Other Platforms and Viewers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I highlight PDFs? I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I collaborate with others on academic papers and they frequently send PDF versions of the document we are working on ...
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How to Install Okular 0.15 on 12.04 LTS?

See here for reference: http://okular.kde.org/news.php The new version includes an option to save annotations to the PDF file itself. That's why I am very eager to try out. Is there any PPA from ...
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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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Open pdf documents with different Reader

I have certain pdf Documents (DRM) which I can only open with Acrobat Reader (Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management). Now I like simply double-clicking these PDF files and Acrobat Reader opens. What ...
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Print pdf file directly without opening it?

Currently I open the file in document viewer and select print etc. Is it not possible to right click the file and "send to" the printer?
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Is there a way to convert a PDF file to ePUB format WITHOUT using Calibre

I'll tell you clearly and loudly: I don't like Calibre! So, how can I convert PDF to ePUB without it?
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How can I make creating a PDFs collaboratively easier?

Files are often send around to coworkers as PDFs as the can be read everywhere. How can doing this be made easier?
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How can I edit a picture into an existing PDF file?

I have a scanned PDF file which is an application form, and a picture which is the scanned version of my signature (for example, this one) and can be in any image format such as EPS or PNG. I would ...
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Create fillable or editable fields in a PDF

I wonder how to create fillable forms in a PDF, such as this one. I would like to fill out the places that are required to fill out.
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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 ...