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

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How to merge the pdf files from all subdirectories?

I want to use pdftk to merge all pdffiles in a directory and all of its subdirectories. I cannot find a --recursive option in the man pages. Doing this manually (using a GUI) is not an option as it ...
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How to open a PDF file from terminal?

I used to work on the Mac terminal before and I used: open file2open.pdf and the PDF file would be opened on preview or whatever my default viewer was. When I use it in the terminal in Ubuntu I ...
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Is there a way to quickly browse multiple pdfs in a directory?

I often generate directories full of PDFs. I want to quickly flip through them as though they are pictures. Nautilus will create thumbnails of the PDFs that I can enlarge using ctrl= but they never ...
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Search text within multiple pdfs and docs

I got a bunch of notes written by other students, but they are from an old textbook that didn't deal with everything in the same order, so I need to search through the notes for every chapter (each ...
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Fast PDF reader that remembers the last viewed page

I have tried a few pdf readers : Adobe , foxit , and evince . However, all of them have one basic flaw/ short coming compared to their windows and android counterparts. I have pdf files with many ...
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How do I simulate overprinting in Adobe Reader?

On both Mac and Windows when I print a document there is an advanced screen that allows me to select an option called Simulate Overprinting, however such an option doesn't appear on the Ubuntu ...
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Okular can't read pdf files

I recently have installed Okular on my Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is when I open pdf files, okular gives me the error "Can not find a plugin which is able to handle the document being passed." When I ...
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What is the name of the default, preinstalled, PDF viewer on Ubuntu?

I've been looking for the name of the Ubuntu's PDF reader preinstalled app. I just wanna a great PDF reader that support complementary mode for windows. Thank you!
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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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How to merge several PDF files?

There are a lot of software in Windows to merge PDF files but how can we do the same in Ubuntu?
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How can I open pdf files by default with foxit?

I'm new to ubuntu as I come from Win7. In win7 I was using Foxit Reader to open the pdf documents. Searching online I found this method to install Foxit. cd Downloads/ tar -xvf ...
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Unprotect a protected pdf

I've purchased a pdf and want to highlight areas of it and add comments for my own personal reference. I've look at its properties through Foxit Reader (running through wine), and, irritatingly, I'm ...
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Make PDF from libreoffice impress handout

Is there any way to 'print to pdf' the handout from libreoffice? I can print it in a normal printer, but I need it as a pdf file. As an edit: because I'm working on a deadline (this is to make a ...
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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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Okular - blank screen for a few seconds after opening a file

After opening any file with Okular there appears black screen for a moment as if the graphics drivers were reloaded. The problem is absent if I use different PDF viewer, e.g. muPDF. I use Kubuntu ...
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Cannot open any PDF file using Okular

Today I found online saying that Okular is a very good document viewer. So I installed it from the software center. After the installation, Okular could not open any PDF files. Actually it could not ...
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How do you create a PDF from multiple images? Now with more grid problems

So I have a ton of 825x1125 images ( (>300, in png format but I can make jpegs). I need to create a printable PDF with them (to print playing card prototypes). They have to be in a 3x3 grid pattern in ...
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Print pdf like a book - 2 pages per sheet double sided

I have a pdf of a book (no copyrights, don't worry), I wan't to print it, 2 pages per sheet double sided, so that I can cut the final in half, put the left part above the right part and get the book ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04: Converting a `pdf` file to `ps` format

I want to convert pdf file to ps file and used the following command in Ubuntu 14.04 pdf2ps input.pdf output.ps But this command throws the following error: sfopen: gs_parse_file_name failed. ...
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Command line tool to crop PDF files

I am looking for an open source command line tool to crop PDF file just like we can do in Adobe Acrobat Pro. I have tried PdfTk, ImageMagick, PyPDF, and GhostScript—all with no success so far.
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Unable to build or view pdf files in TexMaker

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. and have installed TEX MAKER, after writing and saving file, when i build for PDFs view, It prompts error that file not found. I am also new to Ubuntu, On Windows when i have ...
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How to stop Nautilus from creating thumbnails of specific file types?

I'm trying to stop Nautilus from creating thumbnails of PDF files. In another thread on 'Ubuntu forums' someone said to open gconf-editor and disable the PDF entry in the '/desktop/gnome/thumbnailers' ...
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Okular: File -> Properties -> Optimized?

If you open a PDF file in Okular and choose the menu entry "File -> Properties", a list of the current file's various properties is displayed. Among them is the entry Optimized: <Yes|No> ...
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How can I remove a clickable bar with hyperlink in each page of a pdf file?

Can we remove a long narrow clickable bar(with some hidden text and link) at the bottom of each page of this pdf file? When never I click it, it will tries to open a website in my browser. I prefer ...
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How to scan multiple pages to one PDF file using HP Envoy 4500

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 and have a HP Envoy 4500 printer (hplip 3.14.10) connected via USB. I have a document of about 12 pages. I want to scan them onto a single PDF. I am able to scan each document ...
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Is there software that can fill PDF forms?

I have some PDFs which are actually forms, with fields to fill. Is there some software that can fill those fields?
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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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problem with RMarkdown on ubuntu 14.04

I am new to RStudio and RMarkdown. When I've tried to knit my first pdf document in Rstudio, I got the following message: processing file: Preview-4cef6f7763df.Rmd |............. ...
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Is it possible to embed a pdf reader in QupZilla browser?

I have recently started using QupZilla browser with Ubuntu 14.04 and while I like its slimmed down browsing experience one thing that bugs me is that when I wish to view a pdf I only have the option ...
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Change default text color in qpdfview

Is there a way to permanently change the default text color in QPDFView? Until now, I only found options to change the background color.
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How to convert a HTML file to PDF (with colors)

I have a HTML file that is using a style.css and has colors, ex.: <font style=BACKGROUND-COLOR:red; color=white>FOO</font> How can I "export" this local file on my Ubuntu 12.04 to a ...
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Thunar - Custom actions: select pdf extract pages as images

I like this command to convert pdf pages to png images: pdftoppm -png *.pdf prefix (my source is this answer) I would like to add a command to Thunar custom actions that would convert the selected ...
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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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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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Manual duplex printinting Canon MX475

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have the Canon MX475 printer. I want to print a document on both sides of the paper. I have installed my drivers using the tutorial from this page Drivers_tutorial ...
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Evince without restrictions on Ubuntu 14.04

I love to use Evince, is one of the best software for visualize a lot of things, including pdfs. I use it many times with LaTeX. Also, before I could select text and copy it, but now, with Ubuntu ...
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How to convert PDF to Image?

I have requirement of converting PDF pages to images. There is a background image with some text written, so when I save this as image only background image got saved. Is there any software available ...
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How to convert Powerpoint ppsx (presentation) to pdf?

I have a ppsx file with images that I want usable in other environments than office suites: it would be perfect having them as separate images. I could then use them directly; or create a pdf from ...
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Printing Comment pages only with Acrobat

How to print only the comment pages only in acrobat professional 7? I have found a suggestion in one of the web pages to use javascript to extract the comment pages only, but I am unable to complete ...
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Is there a PDF viewer that supports password protected files (username and password)?

I need a pdf viewer that supports password protected files, I don't want to crack the files or anything like that I have the required information. The thing is that Document Viewer asks for a password ...
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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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convert ps to pdf

How do I convert *.ps file to a .pdf file? I tried several links given by google search, but either solution is really old and does not work for latest versions of ps and pdf files, or they do not ...
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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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How to view chapter wise bookmarks in Okular?

Common pdf viewers like Document Viewer and Adobe Reader in Windows provide bookmarks for every chapter like so : Is there anyway to get the same feature in Okular?
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converting pdf to text using pdftotext

Is there any way by which i can find position of text selecting cursor in ubuntu 12.04?Can we use pdftotext to convert pdffile to text depending on those coordinates.
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I can't open secured PDF in Ubuntu (open password), but can in Windows XP

I can open a certain PDF in Windows XP like any other, but I can't open the same PDF in Ubuntu because I get asked for "open password". In XP Foxit reader shows that the file is secured for all ...
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Changing default app for PDF

I'm using ubuntu 14.04. I want to set acrobat reader as a default app for PDF files. Right clicking and going "open with" does not get me anywhere because app is not listed. not even under "other ...
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How to fix anacron & cups-pdf when you have /var on tempfs

I have a ssd drive in my laptop and I followed various advice that said to put /var/log /var/spool & /var/cache on a tmpfs so that the constant read/writes wouldn't lessen the life of my ssd. ...
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Getting the word count of a pdf document in Evince

Is there any way I can get the word count of a PDF document that I'm viewing in Evince, Ubuntu's default pdf viewer? I'm able to convert the documents to text files and get the word count from the ...