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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 convert them to pdf and concatenate them together to make a document. How can it be done? I'd prefer 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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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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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 ...
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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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KFP file in ubuntu?

My print shop provides a KFP file for checking a PDF for print readiness. It seems that this file can be imported into Acrobat Professional (keyword: Preflight Profile), but is a Kinko's File Prep ...
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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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How to edit PDF document?

Usually I receive a PDF contract that I need to sign and send back online. I am wondering what is the easiest way to do so on computer, to avoid the hassle of print/sign/scan process?
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PDF not printing on Printer shared via CUPS/SAMBA

I have a Printer (Brother HL-2035) attached to an Ubuntu server (latest version) via USB and shared via Samba/CUPS. On my clients (Win7) I can print from Word, etc., this just works fine. The only ...
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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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How do I edit text in a scanned .jpeg?

I need to upload a scanned image as a PDF document. After scanning the document, I have a .jpeg with small text that I want to edit before converting to PDF for the upload. I have never done this ...
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How can I close Multiple Pdfs at the same time

I have lots of pdf opened(40-50). I want to close all pdfs at the same time, not one by one.
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PDF Editing apps? [duplicate]

I'm looking for app capable of editing pdf file (text, insert images) Alternatively I need an app which able to properly convert PDF to DOC/ODF and back to PDF
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How can I extract a page range / a part of a PDF?

Do you have any idea how to extract a part of a PDF document and save it as PDF? On OS X it is absolutely trivial by using Preview. I tried PDF editor and other programs but to no avail. I would like ...
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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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PDF viewer in chromium? [duplicate]

Google Chrome has plugin to view pdf files inside the browser. Is there any plugin for chromium which can do this?
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a good PDF viewer for ubuntu that supports text highlighting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I highlight PDFs? I am new in ubuntu and I need a pdf viewer software that support text highlighting and comments,guide me please,thanks.
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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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Embedded .swf file in .pfd-Ubuntu 10.04

I have just finished a presentation in LaTeX. In this very .pdf file I have included a .swf animation(done with adobe flash CS5 in windows) which starts when you click on it. While I have already ...
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Reducing a scanned pdf file size [duplicate]

I need to compress a scanned PDF file from 1.5 MB to under 600 KB. I've tried a number of Ghostscript solutions given on other threads but they seem to compress it all the way down to just 2.2 KB and ...
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How do I install pdfedit?

Online it says I should be able to find pdfedit in the software center. That doesn't work for me. I've tried many times. Is there any other way to install pdfedit or master pdf edit on ubuntu 12.10.
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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 ...