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Exporting Markdown + CSS to PDF

I'm in need of an application that can do something like Marked for OS X does. The function I need is a bit more specific: I want the app to export Markdown to PDF, but using CSS - I've achieved this ...
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How to batch convert .doc or .docx to .pdf

What is needed to batch convert a set of .doc or .docx files to .pdf in terminal, not using a GUI. Should this be done using a single file versus a group. I would also like to maintain as much ...
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Prints from a PDF are completely black

I think it's the PDF itself that does it. The printer prints testpages OK, and printing the same file from Mac OS X gives the same result. Printed from evince and Safari respectively. The PDF was ...
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How to reduce pdf filesize?

I have a 72.9MB pdf file that I need to shrink into under 500KB. The file was a jpeg image that I had scanned, and then converted to pdf. Can someone please offer any suggestions?
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Getting the “Created” timestamp of a PDF file in the CLI

I'd like to know if there's a CLI command to get the "Created" timestamp from the "Document" tab (from file properties of a PDF) in the CLI? I know that I can use stat to get Access/Modified/Changed ...
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How can I annotate PDFs so notes are compatible with Adobe Reader for Win/OSX?

I am looking for a tool which allows me to annotate PDFs in Ubuntu and share the PDFs with annotations with people who use OSX or Windows. I cannot assume that the others can or will install special ...
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How To Set Up Orca Screen Reader?

I'm helping a friend of mine set up an Ubuntu environment for school, but he requires special software that reads things out loud because of his dyslexia. Now, I immediately knew that Orca should do ...
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Evince crashes for a specific pdf file [closed]

I'm using fedora (64 bit), but I guess this might be relevant here too. If not, I'd be happy if anyone could direct me the appropriate forum/bug reporting site. I have a pdf file that I created, ...
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How to use adobe's pdf reader on chrome

I want to disable the pdf plugin built into Google Chrome, and use the official one by adobe. I was able to disable the built in plugin, I don't know where to get the alternative plugin. Where can I ...
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How can I uninstall adobe acroread?

I want to uninstall acroread that I downloaded from adobe's website and installed. How can I do that?
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Web capture like adobe acrobat pro?

I'm looking for something Ubuntu that compares to web-capture in adobe acrobat pro. It's a feature that asks for a url, whether to follow links, and if so how many levels to follow. It then goes to ...
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PDFtk Password Protection Help

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and am looking for a solution to password protect a bunch of pdf files in a directory in batch. I came across PDFtk and it looks like it might do what I need, but I've reviewed ...
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Open Source Command Line Tools to Remove Hyperlinks in PDFs?

Are there any Open Source Tools to Remove PDF links in Ubuntu. I use PDFtk and i am not able to find any internal links in it. Due to the Internal links my python script that uses PyPdf to merge the ...
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problem with Font in pdf fils?

I have a problem when you open pdf files in Ubuntu where the files appear in the form of letters is understood that I note have installed the language packs. And when you open the file on the windows ...
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Batch convert ai files to pdf / png etc

Does anybody know of software that can batch convert .ai into another format? Preferably png or pdf?
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Convert PDF to image

I'm trying to convert a PDF file (it's a book) into an image. When I using convert like this convert book.pdf book.jpg or like this convert book.pdf book.png then I get this warning Warning: ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 PDF Booklet Format won't print [closed]

I have Acroread (64 bit) installed on Ubuntu 11.10 and when trying to print a PDF document in Booklet format it just sits there in the print queue on a HP Deskjet 8500 saying "Processng". Before when ...
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Inserting an Image into a PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to put a picture on an existing pdf file? Are there Linux/Ubuntu programs capable of inserting a partially transparent image into a PDF? I'm trying to "sign" a PDF ...
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Can not save PDF file with inputs, error message “Document is encrypted”

I have inserted inputs to a form given as a PDF file. Using Evince document viewer 3.2.1 on Ubuntu 11.10, there is no problem with inserting inputs to the form and to print the result. But it is not ...
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converting images to pdf without quality loss

I am converting images to PDFs. I use following command convert page.jpg page.pdf and then combine multiple PDFs generated accordingly by command pdftk 1.pdf 2.pdf output result.pdf but I ...
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How do I set a wine program (ex. Foxit Reader for Windows) as the default program?

I regularly annotate pdf files and unfortunately there is no good linux pdf reader that supports decent annotations. Evince has a very rudimentary and buggy annotation feature. So I'm stuck using a ...
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Embedding PDF in Chromium with Evince 3 and mozplugger [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get Chromium to show PDFs using Evince? Does anyone accomplished that? I can't get it working, evince opens in it's own window. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with ...
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Control two instances of Evince from one script [closed]

I am looking for a way to synchronize two instances of Evince, so when one of them move a page up or down, the other one will do the same. This is for running a dual-head PDF presentation, where once ...
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pdf reader that supports tabs

I want a pdf that is sort of browser-like , I mean that you can open many pdfs and one session and navigate between them in tabs, foxit reader does that on windows, I don't know about foxit reader ...
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How do I combine multiple pdf files to an a4 papersize output?

currently I am using gs -sPAPERSIZE=a4 -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -q -sDEVICE=pdfwrite sOutputFile=combined.pdf input1.pdf input2.pdf input3.pdf for combining my pdf files, however I have noticed, that ...
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Storing and reading PDF files on live CD

I want to boot from live CD and use it without installing it. All I want to do is connect to the internet and read couple of PDF and word documents. Is it possible to write specific PDF files I want ...
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Create bookmarks in pdf

I've noticed that when viewing some PDFs in Evince some of them have a index in the left side of Evince where items are clickable. Well i want to build something like that for one PDF is that ...
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Recursive HTML to PDF

I have a folder with this structure: /main-folder /index.html /subfolder1 /index1.html /file1.html with many sub folder and only html files... i want to convert all them to pdf using only ...
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Create multiple PDFs from links [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recursive HTML to PDF There is a software or a script that given some links will return pdf version of it?
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Acrobat Reader and Foxit's scrollbar not working

I've installed Acro Reader to view PDF files, but the vertical scrollbar isn't working. When I scroll it, it has no effect over the PDF file. However, I can navigate the files using the arrow keys or ...
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How can I add text and images (for example, a signature) to a PDF?

On occasion I receive forms to fill in as PDFs intended for printing (these are not true PDF forms, they do not contain fields). I would like to type onto them, and perhaps add a scanned copy of my ...
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Unable to install PDFshuffler in ubuntu 11.04

I am unable to install pdfshuffler in ubuntu 11.04. I am getting the following error, karthick@Ubuntu-11.04:~$ sudo apt-get install pdfshuffler Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Enabling PDF preview in Dolphin

Hϵllo everyone. I have installed KDE on my Ubuntu 11.10 install. It's working nicely except for a couple of gripes with Dolphin file manager. It seems much slower than other file browsers. Any ...
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Viewing PDF comments

In Ubuntu 10.04 Evince does not display comments in an annotated PDF file. Or at least that is what my experience is when I was trying to view them. I searched for information about it and I found ...
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Installing acroread without browser plugin

The acroread packages includes both the standalone viewer and the browser plugin. I need acroread for some annoying javascript-laced pdfs, but as an everyday viewer I prefer evince. Does anyone know ...
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How should I present a slideshow consisting of PDFs?

I need to present a slideshow on a projector. I know that if I use openoffice it can send a seperate image to the laptop screen and the projector. If I have some other application (like a PDF viewer) ...
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How to copy files from remote server to local machine?

I use ssh mylogin@server to connect to a remote server... I am wondering how to copy the whole files from there to my local machine... One reason to do this, is that, I could not compile a latex file ...
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How to convert a .pdf file into a folder of images?

I have some .pdf files that I would like to convert to my preferred reading format of .cbr or .cbz or, if this isn't directly possible, I need to extract all pages from the .pdf as images and then ...
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No PDF preview in KBibTex

I'm using KBibTex (the KDE4 version) to manage my references for some thesis work. It is not in the repos for Ubuntu 11.10, but I installed it without problems using the v. 0.4-beta1 deb from Debian's ...
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Is there a way to add zoom in and out buttons on Evince's toolbar?

is there a way to add a "zoom in" and "zoom out" button in evince's panel? The scrolldown menu with 100%, 85%, fit to screen etc. is not very userfriendly. Unfortunately I can't find a settings ...
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How to install a “pdf printer”?

Is there a way to install a printer that prints to pdf? There's a lot of discussions about this in the web foruns, but none seens to work.
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How to show all searched results in pdf in a glance?

In evince, when searching some text in a pdf file, the result will be displayed one by one by hitting "next" or "previous" button. I wonder if it is possible to glance at once all found results with ...
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How to open OLE2 file format document

I received a file that is .OLE2 format by email and I can't get it open. When I try to open it with Document Viewer (default pfd program Ubuntu) it says it can't support it. I searched in the ...
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Transform .odt document into PDF compatible with Adobe Reader 5 with embedded fonts

I need to create PDFs out of .odt documents, for submission on an online application website. It is required that the PDFs be "compatible with Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 or higher, with embedded ...
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Does Evince support javascript in pdf files?

In some pdf file readers for MS Windows such as those from Adobe or Foxit, it is possible to turn off the ability to implement javascript in a pdf file. Is that possible with Evince (Document Viewer) ...
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Is there a DocBook reader for following in-progress documents?

I have docbook2pdf installed, but it seems a bit wasteful to always need to delete and re-create the .PDF file when the source changes. Is there a good program for styling and viewing them natively?
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how do I make nautilus to automatically suggest the folder 'Documents' for pdf files?

In Ubuntu 11.10, how can I set up nautilus so that when I select "Save as..." on Evince or some other PDF viewer, for a PDF I downloaded with the browser, it automatically suggests the folder ...
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Convert images to DOC\RTF

My CV is written in LaTeX using moderncv, and I have a script that converts it to PDF whenever I need to send an updated copy. However, some employers require Microsoft Word (or RTF) CV. I have ...
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Problem happens when clicking links in a PDF file using evince [closed]

In Ubuntu 11.10, I use evince 3.2.0 to read PDF files. As we know many research articles have literature citation and so their PDF files would have many "inter links" which link from citation to the ...
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Is there a better way to redact a PDF?

I had to print a couple of PDFs recently to send to someone, but I wanted to redact (black out) a couple small bits of text. A quick google search didn't turn up any tools for this specific purpose, ...