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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 ...
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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 ...