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Is there a comprehensive list of mupdf keyboard shortcuts?

I like mupdf's speed, but I am exasperated by the lack of documentation and its (unnecessarily) hyper-minimal interface with not a menu bar or context menu in sight. Does there exist a list of ...
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Not getting pdf report output when run Oracle Reports 11g in cmd

I have oracle reports and forms 11g. I am trying to run the reports and get it as pdf file using line command but it is not working, and when run the line command I cannot find the output pdf file. ...
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Is there any tool to convert pdf to ppt in Linux/ Ubuntu offline?

I am looking for a tool that converts PDF into PPT files or supports any tweak to import PDF files into LibreOffice-impress, LibreOffice-Draw imports the PDF but that does not do the job. So far I am ...
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how to remove pdf studio from ubuntu 14.04

Recently I installed PDF Studio 11, Trial(Evaluation) Version. As far as I remember, I downloaded it from their website, and the file "PDFStudio_v11_0_2_linux.sh" is at /home/.../Downloads. In ...
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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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LibreOffice writer: Adding bookmarks

I want to fill out the "Structure/Index" panel that is visible when viewing PDFs but I am not sure how to work this out in LibreOffice writer. In picture #1 the bookmarks I want to add are marked by ...
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How to Edit PDFs?

I typically have two needs: Scenario A. Change a single PDF page. In this case I have a PDF but not the original source file used to create the PDF. I don't want to try to recreate the document from ...
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How to extract first 10pages from each pdf files of a folder

I have 90 sub-folders in a folder. Each sub-folder contains pdf files. Total pdf files are nearly 2200. How can I extract page number 3 to 10 from all pdfs? To extract the pages from one pdf, I am ...
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`xpdf` does not process config files

xpdf does not seem to be using /etc/xpdf/xpdf/xpdfrc or ~/.xpdfrc. For example, in full-screen mode, pushing the down-arrow key does not do anything. Additionally, I've edited ~/.xpdfrc to contain the ...
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Quickly select entire page in Okular

Okular provides a nice way to copy a selection from a pdf onto the clipboard as an image. Most of the time I'm interested in copying the entire page, but I haven't found a way to make a selection ...
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Evince is not able to run (says missing shared libraries)

I've already looked this other answer but that didn't resolve my issue. I'm on Xubuntu 16.04 and today when I started evince, I got this error: evince: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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pdf conversion to other format

I need your help, I have a pdf file you need to convert to another format. These files contain images and text. In the end, it needs is these pictures. I tried to convert using abiword but there ...
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How do I launch zathura from bash/emacs maximized / fullscreen?

I use recently discovered zathura and I like it a lot. I use it now to check the documents from emacs/AUCTeX like: (setq TeX-view-program-list '(("zathura" "zathura --page=%(outpage) %o"))) Which ...
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I want to set the default document viewer, but cannot change ImageMagick [duplicate]

Set default document Viewer but no change ImageMagick(display). I'm trying, but I can not change. Problem screenshot
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converting epub files to PDF format

I would like to know the ways in which epub files can be converted to pdf in ubuntu. Any method, GUI or command line conversion is fine as far as my epub gets converted to pdf. Thanks.
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How to show Arabic properly in PDF files?

I have some PDF files in Arabic, They work fine on windows. however not on Ubuntu 12.04. In System Settings ▸ Language support I did install Arabic. I also tried other PDF programs but I just get ...
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How do I prevent CUPS from auto-rotating my PDF?

On my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS system, I have a Citizen CL-S621Z label printer, with 50x80mm labels (portrait), and a 50x80mm PDF that I wish to print: Trouble is, CUPS turns the job 270° degrees, so that ...
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Can't print from qpdfview

Whenever I try to print, the program stops responding and just hangs until I force quit it. Is there a known fix? I couldn't find much info anywhere else.
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Unable to restore Envince as default pdf viewer

I don't know why, but somehow "ImageMagick" gained the status of being my default PDF viewing application (I didn't set it manually, maybe it came with the installation of iscan or plex). Now, when I ...
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Is it possible to use hand cursor in evince?

Default cursor in Evince is text selection. Is it possible to use a hand cursor (which support dragndrop) instead?
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generic-CUPS-PDF-printer - Ubuntu 14.04

Printing any document to a PDF works nicely. Unfortunately I want the created PDF file to be saved at a different location. The current default location is: /home/PDF The desired one location is: /...
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How can I highlight or annotate PDFs?

Currently I need to highlight certain sections in PDFs, or add annotations (comments/notes). These modifications would need to be saved. What tools are out there to do this on Ubuntu?
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Printer default settings instead of settings from last job in ubuntu 14.04

Everytime I print PDF documents (with the default pdf viewer) in Ubuntu 14.04, the printer saves all properties of the print such as "pages per side" and other layout settings and applies it in the ...
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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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Okular opens large pdfs with blank pages

I can't open large files (above 10MB) with Okular. This is a problem with files I save and open up in Dolphin and files I open directly in Firefox (i.e.e-books). Symptoms: -PDF opens but is blank or ...
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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 version....
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Highlight words in Document Viewer

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.10. I need to highlight some sentences and/or paragraphs for easy searching but I can't find any option for this in the "Document Viewer" which is the default ...
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How can I view PDF bleedbox, cropbox, trimbox, etc?

How can I view PDF bleedboxes and trimboxes on Ubuntu, like I can in Adobe Acrobat Pro? I would like to do so without resorting to a Virtual Machine or WINE. Example: The green mark is the trimbox. ...
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Firefox opens downloaded PDFs in File Roller

When I download a PDF and try to open it from the Downloads window, it will attempt to open it in File Roller, which will complain that about PDF not being a supported archive type; I'd like to open ...
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Weblink redirection to site from pdf

While opening a PDF in evince and click any web link on that PDF it is not redirecting to the site on UBUNTU 12.04. My default browser is google chrome. I have updated it recently. In terminal a error ...
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Adding pages to existing pdf file

I have a PDF document with over 300 pages. I need to add 15 pages in between - after page 180. How can I do it?
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Why I can not open this specific PDF file?

I am trying to read documentation from Genode OS. This is the provided PDF documentation: http://genode.org/documentation/genode-foundations-16-05.pdf I am using Ubuntu Linux 16.04, and when I try ...
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Preventing evince from changing zoom setting while traversing PDF index?

In several of my PDFs, clicking through the chapters and subsections in the index causes the PDF to zoom out to a value that makes the text unreadable. I have tried changing the default settings to a ...
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How can I convert an ODT file to a PDF?

Does anyone know how to convert an ODT file (LibreOffice) to PDF?
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Ubuntu 16.04 some applications take too long to start up

When I start up ubuntu 16.04 some application take too long to run at first time like chrome and any pdf viewers. Others, like nautilus, start up immediately. The first time I try to use a pdf viewer ...
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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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Convert PostScript to PDF

I have multiple postscript files that I'd like to convert to PDF using a script. I'm not looking for script assistance, but rather assistance with what program would/could I use to make the conversion ...
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How to Merge-and-Reorder Images and PDF pages? [duplicate]

I want to reorder pages of my PDF document by using implicitly .png/.jpg images in the processing, not by the easiest way as some of you want here about pdfshuffler which cannot do this so this is not ...
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How can I reduce the file size of a scanned PDF file?

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.
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How to make Document Viewer allow me to scroll through the pages?

I am currently in the process of building an LFS system, and the LFS book comes in the format of a >300 page long PDF file. I am reading it via Ubuntu's default document viewer, and when I started I ...
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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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Adobe Reader doesn't show .flv files. Ubuntu 14.04

I created a .flv file and have inserted in a beamer presentation. My problem is that as I understand to view pdf files with video I use adobe reader. No problem to install, but when I try to watch the ...
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SIM reader issue

I'm relatively new by using ubuntu and I followed this tutorial to try to install the EAP_SIM protocol on a pc with ubuntu : Tuto. I'm blocked in the step 5 and 6. The step 5 consist on checking the ...
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How can I edit a picture into an existing PDF file?

I have a scanned PDF file which is an application form, and a picture which is the scanned version of my signature (for example, this one) and can be in any image format such as EPS or PNG. I would ...
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Completed PDF Form not Visible on Other Computer

I filled out a form for my supervisor using Evince in Ubuntu 14.04 but she can't see my (typed) signature line and date. I can see it fine in both Evince and the Gmail viewer. She is using Adobe ...
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Cannot open 'PDF portfolio'

How can I open a pdf portfolio (pdf file which contains multiple pdfs) that was made with Adobe on Mac or PC? I've tried FoxIt, Evince, and qpdfview but none of them work. I get a message saying "...
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Create a single pdf from multiple text, images or pdf files

I have a bunch of text files, images and pdf files which I want to convert into a single pdf file. How do I do it?
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How to change the text font color on multiple PDF pages at once?

This is a question which keeps coming back to me and hitherto has remained unanswered. Having once again spent too much time googling for a solution in vain, can anyone help? Goal I'm looking for a ...
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Very slow PDF printing on Ubuntu 14.04 => Unusable

I try to use Ubuntu 14.04.3 (Trusty Tahr) in a company environment (I personally have used Linux for the past 15 years). But I have a big problem when I try to print PDF files, like presentation (text ...