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Convert PDF or FDF to CSV?

It seems crazy, but while Libre Base can export a form as PDF, there is no way to import the completed form data from the PDF into Libre Base. One idea is to extract PDF form data to FDF (or ...
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Is it advisable to remove Evince (Default Document Viewer)?

I installed qpdfview and liked it more than Evince. So I want to remove Evince. Is it advisable (as it is a core item in Ubuntu 14.04)?
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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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Extract data from pdf form (or other Base format) to import to Libre Base database?

I created a form in Libre Base, exported that form as a pdf, and will give that form to others. How can I extract the data from the completed forms and import that data back into the original database ...
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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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ImageMagick convert problem, command killed or silently exits

Im having peculiar problem with the "convert" command on Precise hosted on Linode. I am trying to convert a pdf to a memory persistent cache file *.mpc using the following command: $ convert -density ...
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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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PDF Viewer with portable bookmarks like Foxit Reader under Windows

I use Windows as my main OS, and there I have Foxit PDF Reader to open .pdf files. In Foxit reader, there is a facility for bookmarking pages that can last even when reinstalling the system, or moving ...
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Find out the Metadata of PDF file by using PDF Printer [closed]

I installed a PDF Printer on Linux Ubuntu version,so whenever i print any document the PDF Printer generates the .PDF file,Now I wants to find out the metadata of the generated pdf file when i will ...
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Can't print PDFs from windows 7 to ubuntu 14.04 print server

So I recently setup a headless print/media server using Ubuntu 14.04 on my home network. I can't seem to get PDFs to print using one of my Win 7 laptops. I've tried printing them from the web, and ...
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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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Create PDF from Inkscape SVG without destroying fonts and effects

I have an Inkscape SVG file with a few transparency effects and different layers that I want to export to a PDF file for distribution. When I use "Save as..." or "Save a copy..." and select the PDF ...
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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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Zotero retrieve metadata for pdf is not working

My settings: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Zotero standalone version 4.0.23 - pdftotext version 3.02 is installed - pdfinfo version 3.02 is installed Hi, When I right clic on a pdf and select "retrieve ...
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Firefox pdf-viewer don't work

After Firefox update from 34 to 35 via apt-get upgate; apt-get upgrade I can't open pdf's in Firefox. Download and read with evince works fine. How can i fix it? OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Firefox ...
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How can I print a webpage to a PDF in a single, *continuous* page?

I have an ipython notebook that I would like to print without having the page breaks cut through my figures. Any suggestions? I tried the "awesome screenshot" extension for chromium, but it was ...
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Script to view office documents in Microsoft Office Online

I have to convert a lot of Microsoft Word documents to PDF for my work. It is very important to me to render the formatting as accurately as possible. I successfully installed Office 2010 on Xubuntu ...
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How to import a pdf in libreoffice? under ubuntu, all pages are blank

I have some .pdf generated by a scanner, that I want to import in LibreOffice and do some small editing. The PDF has only one object per page, a page-size image. If I open it in LibreOffice under ...
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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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Make pdf reading a liitle more comfortable (using okular)

Firstly, apologies for a vague title ; I didnt know what to say. I have a particular pdf (book). However I am having a lot of trouble reading this pdf. The issue is that the background color, which ...
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What is the difference between “Index” and “bookmarks” in evince?

My Evince's verison is GNOME Document Viewer 3.4.0. I found that hitting F9 and the left panel has "index" and "bookmarks" options. I wonder what their differences are? I found that what many pdf ...
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How to scroll in any direction with evince PDF viewer using mouse dragging

When viewing large PDFs with small print where one has to zoom in to be able to read even on fullscreen, it would be nice to be able to move the 'paper' with the drag of the mouse (hand cursor type). ...
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Resizing a selected area in a PDF

I am looking for a program that can resize a selected area in a PDF. E.g. on Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Paint I can use the "Resize" feature: (but Microsoft Paint doesn't support PDF and is ...
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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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Regex PDF search?

I am an electronics engineer and I regularly view PDF schematics. Often I encounter the scenario where I would like to search the schematic for a component, e.g. "R1" The problem is that searching ...
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Rotate a specific page of a pdf file?

I have a multi-page pdf file, and I want to rotate a specific page 90 degrees clockwise, to obtain a new pdf file which has the same pages as the original pdf, but with this specific page rotated. How ...
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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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HP printers does not print files

I use printer HP 1010, earlier it was HP PSC 1310, but the problem is still the same. When I need to print something, I click the button "print" (nevermind if it is a .doc file or .pdf, or open office ...
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How to transfer pdf file to ipad 4?

I was able to transfer music by installing few libraries and then my device was recognised by rhythmbox. But no success in transferring pdf files to ipad. Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance.
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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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Use a full page when doing ps2pdf

When I convert a .ps file into a .pdf file using ps2pdf, I go from having an a file where the image occupies all the space, to one where the image is in the bottom left corner. The postscript can be ...
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OSS alternative to Adobe reader for filling online pdf forms

I need a software that can fill online pdf forms, without downloading them. Evince does fill forms but only offline, and adobe reader works with firefox online but it is not Open source. I am looking ...
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Why doesn't Chromium have “Chrome PDF Viewer” plugin?

The Chrome build from Google has a Chrome PDF Viewer plugin which is really nice. But, the Chromium builds don't seem to have it (nothing shows up in about:plugins). How do I get the plugin in ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...