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Problems with fillable PDF in LibreOffice Writer?

I am trying to create a fillable PDF form for work in LibreOffice Writer. It works just fine in Writer when I test it out, however when I export it as a PDF and open in Adobe Reader it no longer ...
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Can the installation of a pdf printer make a Canon printer not to print?

The Canon printers under Linux have been constant sources of pain. The issue of not being able to print using a Canon printer has been discussed a number of times. (Actually, the issue of Canon ...
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Why does convert add half an empty page

Try running the following: pdftk a-i0778e.pdf cat 1 output page.pdf convert page.pdf page.jpeg (or png, whatever you want) returns a weird png file with left half blank and the image of the pdf ...
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Can only transfer photos from Moto X to Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Moto X and use Ubuntu 14.04, as far as I know 14.04 has mtp support in addition to the mtp-tools I installed but for some reason I can only transfer photos from my phone to my pc. When I ...
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is there any way to put notes on pdf in evince?

I am looking for any way to put some comments on the pdf which I open that by the the evince . Is there any way to that?
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Libreoffice presentation - Highlight / draw during the talk

I have some slides on which I would like to highlight some aspects live during the talk. My slides will be able to be used as pdf also. (As I'm not using any Libreoffice special abilities.) Is there ...
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How to add security to a PDF file using LibreOffice?

How can we add security to a PDF file created using LibreOffice? I want to create PDF files which cannot be edited and that is the reason for asking this question.
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better search feature in pdf

I want to search a word like fooonetwo in one pdf. So the point is I do not know the real ward is foo_one_two or foo.one.two or foo-one-two or foo-one_two! or ... . Or better to say I want to search ...
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How to improve fonts displayed in evince?

note this is probably a duplicate, in fact I'm sure it must be a duplicate, but I can't find it anywhere. There are questions about font rendering or incorrect fonts in evince, but as far as I can ...
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Annotating PDFs in Evince and then viewing the output in Acrobat / Adobe products

As I don't use Windows whatsoever and have been a big fan of Evince for some time, I was really happy to learn that Evince now supports the addition of annotations (even if it doesn't support the ...
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Opening files from networks with Libre office

I am able to see all files (word/excel etc) through Dolphin/network: I am able to cut from network computers, and paste and then open in my system: However all other files like PDF/photos etc open ...
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How do I get Adobe Reader to work in Ubuntu 14.04?

I downloaded Adobe Reader from here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ By default, it recognizes my system as Linux and lets me download a .bin file which turns out to be an executable installer. There ...
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How to open a *.pdf in an already existing instance of Okular (independent of in which workspace that instance resides)?

acroread and qpdfview already perform as desired. okular so far does not. All three (by now already) support "tabs" of multiple pdf files in a single instance of the resp. program. Opening a *.pdf ...
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How to make Master PDF Editor the default for .pdf files

I want to make Master PDF Editor (MPE) the default for opening PDF files. I right-clicked a PDF file, chose Properties > Open With. MPE was not listed. I clicked Show Other Applications but MPE was ...
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Alternative for wkhtmltopdf?

Question: Are there alternatives to wkhtmltopdf? Why: wkhtmltopdf is converting my css wrong, do not show the background property of a div
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How to remove images from a pdf file

I've got a rather large (~100Mo) pdf document with lots of images in it (as illustrations and background images), and I'd like to have a copy of that pdf without images but I can't find out how to do ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wine program files association

this question has been asked in a general way before, but this is my first week with Ubuntu and I can't understand all the instructions here: How to associate a file with a program installed in wine ...
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Printer prints half of page

The printer (Canon PIXMA MP190) prints pages successfully - very clear - but I need to wait about 5 minutes for each page to be printed. It prints normally (fast) about one half of page, then it ...
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Printing pdf files from firefox

Got a brain teaser for everyone. :) I recently needed to turn in paperwork for insurance reasons. I found the pdf file for the form I needed online, however it would not let me print the file. When ...
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What freely available software is equipped for editing PDF Bookmarks?

I know of PDFMod, which I rather like except it has one flaw, I can't seem to be able to add bookmarks before pre-existing bookmarks (see the attached image if this is unclear). I've looked at this ...
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How to turn a pdf into a text searchable pdf?

I have a number of scanned documents in pdf and I want to be able to search them. How can I do that? Essentially I have to OCR the pdf and then blend the extracted text back into a new pdf. I have ...
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Is there a pdf reader allowing me to change background color of (arXiv) pdfs?

Its quite common that one wishes or has to read lots of PDF files which are intended to be printed, but since one would read them only once, and one wishes to save some trees, one reads them on ...
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Set the default program to PDF Studio 8 Pro

I just installed Kubuntu 14.04 KDE on my laptop, and installed a PDF Studio 8 Pro which I purchased from qoppa.com. I have the same program installed on my other computer, which runs on Linux Mint 16 ...
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How to view 3D PDF files?

Is it possible to view 3D models with PDF documents? There are a number of PDFs which contain detailed 3D models such as this example: ...
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Is there a pdf-reader which can find letter ä in a document?

I found that Okular won't find text that has letter ä. At least I tested with the following document: \documentclass[10pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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I have the 0.19.0 okular version, but it still doesn't let me save annotations in a pdf

I have trouble saving annotations and highlighting I made in okular as a pdf. I have the latest okular version: Qt: 4.8.2 KDE: 4.13.0 Okular: 0.19.0 and use ubuntu 12.04 (precise). I've tried the ...
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come back to my pervios point in PDF [duplicate]

suppose you reading a PDF with document viewer now you want to search a word in PDF you press CTRL + F search your word.the list appear you click on one of them see the passage . So now you want to ...
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Is there any way for assigning external metadata to files?

I need a way of assigning tags and numbers (like rating, importance, etc) to my files and also be able do queries and file operations based on these metadata. Just like a photo management software ...
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which pdf reader support zoom or triming margins in presentation mode?

I like to read pdf files in presentation mode. but most of the times its not easy to read text in full screen as text size gets smaller. is there exist any pdf reader that can give me zooming or trim ...
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Okular stretched aspect ratio in 14.04

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 okular went crazy and renders every pdf in a strange manner. Please see the image for an example. I tried reinstalling, purging, allowing for newer sources and ...
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Creating a single PDF from a lot of image

I have a lot of image files. I want to convert them to one single pdf file. How can I do it?
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Some PDF documents are messy when printing

I have following problem, I've got a PDF document that I need to be printed, but unfortunately, when entering printing preview all characters get messy and they don't resemble original document's ...
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How can I extract pages containing a given string from a PDF file?

I have a PDF file containing 100 pages. I would like to extract those pages containing a particular string. How can I achieve this? Maybe by using ghostscript on the command line? For what it's ...
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PDF files are printed as blank pages.

I'm trying to print a PDF file with Document Viewer. I get blank pages out of printer. When I hit Print preview, I also see blank pages. Images (jpg) are printed just fine. The problem appeared ...
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How to import xml data to a fillable pdf file in linux?

I have a fillable pdf template. Also have a xml file which is extracted from this fillable pdf file. How can I export xml file from these fillable pdf files and also how can I create a normal pdf ...
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 Printing PDFs to file but name of file saves with weird box-symbol  with F022 inside

When I print a website to PDF, the file name saves with a weird box-symbol  with F022 inside. Anyone know why? I'm new to Ubuntu, and not sure if this is a problem with my system, maybe I installed ...
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Making okular notes and comments visible to other pdf readers

Is there a way to make okular comment and reviews for a pdf visible to Adobe Reader and evince?
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Simple Scan: PDF does not open on Android (Adobe reader) (dated 1970!)

I have been scanning some documents lately in order to have them with me on my android tablet or smartphone. I share them on DropBox and open them with Adobe reader. The problem is that most of the ...
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print xlsx file from command line using ghostscript and libreoffice

I have been searching on how to get libreoffice in headless mode to print to a ghostscript PDF file on Ubuntu Server 12.04. Can somebody tell me how to do this or if there is an easier way? I tried ...
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some pdf files don't open last view

I have Edit > Preferences > Documents > (check) Restore last view settings when reopening documents. Some pdf files, lets say I am viewing page 52, after I close the file and open the file again, it ...
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Help with Canon CanoScan LiDE scanned PDF Documents

I have just started working with Ubuntu for the last 10 days, with the intention to stop using Windows permanently. So far it has been awesome. I have replaced almost all my Microsoft applications ...
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Software to Index and Document large-number of PDF documents based on certain criteria

I am not tech savvy at all....at our law firm we have literally tens of thousands of pdf documents that the attorney wants indexed. When I say indexed, I mean she wants to make a chart and input the ...
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How can I view file header information?

I looked at this question Mark PDF as Adobe PDF and one of the answers says: In my document headers created with LibreOffice, the version 1.4 is having fewer header information. What header ...
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How to print multiple copies of an image on a single page

I have an image, about 300x300 pixels large. I want to print as many copies as possible on a single page (I am planning to cut them apart with scissors afterwards). Is there a way to do this? Is ...
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Chromium downloads all PDF files initially instead of of opening them within the browser

Whenever I click on a link which contain a PDF file, Chromium automatically downloads the file. Instead, I would like to open it for my viewing rather than downloading it. How can I achieve this?
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Viewing thousands of PDF files very rapidly

I have many thousands of PDF files in a directory, and I need to quickly view them one-by-one. I want to be able to open one, look at it, and then quickly (like with a single keypress) move on to the ...
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how to extract a vector figure from pdf

I have a question. I inserted my figure into my pdf file using latex in this way: I first created a vector figure using inkscape. Then I converted it to the pdf format and then included it to pdf ...
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How to edit XPS files?

XPS files are Microsoft's rival to Adobe's PDF format. How to edit or create new XPS files in Ubuntu?!
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Mark PDF as Adobe PDF

There are several journal websites (typically Taylor and Francis) that require that all PDF files submitted to it for reviewing should be Adobe PDFs. The submission engine will not accept a PDF ...
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Canon printer won't print PDF files

I am stumped with this situation. I have a new Canon Pixma MG5300 inkjet printer which is connected via USB. Anything else than PDF works perfectly fine: Ubuntu printer test page, LibreOffice files, ...