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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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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 make annotations on .PDF files like on Okular, but without using Okular? What .PDF viewer should I use?

So guys, I'm answering some question from a school test (saved in .pdf) and I would like to do it like I did once on Okular, using a cursor-pen to mark the alternatives. Like on this screenshot from ...
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What are the best pdf annotation tools in Xubuntu?

I am considering transferring from Windows to Xubuntu. When using Windows, I always use Foxit reader to do annotation. I am wondering are there any alternatives in Xubuntu? Thanks!
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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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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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What PDF Editors are available on Ubuntu?

I was wondering if there is a pdf reader-writer-publisher-editor that can add text, highlight, shapes and general edit an existing pdf document. Something like Nitro in windows.
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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 to Compress (More than one at a time) PDF files from terminal

I work with lots of rather large imaged documents ranging from a few bites to multiple gigs of data per file. I need these documents to take up less storage space and especially to be more ...
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Is ther any tool in ubuntu to convert pdf to doc

I am looking for a tool or middle-ware which converts PDF to DOC. which should convert exact PDF content (with all image and style.) I have tried abiword. No use. not converting properly. If we can ...
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Comment & Highlight the PDF & DJVU files?

I have just started working with Ubuntu. My work includes a lot of books that to be read. Hence while reading, I need to --comment & highlight the characters in the form of PDF & DJVU file. ...
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Scan many pages straight into a PDF

Is there some easy to use program in Ubuntu that can scan many pages straight into a PDF file?
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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 ...
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BasKet Note Pads change default application for pdf reader

I have Basket version 1.81. I've inserted a link to a pdf file. My default pdf application on Ubuntu 14.04 is Okular but when I click on the link in the Basket it opens in Document Viewer. Moreover in ...
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Cannot add additional toolbar buttons in Acrobat reader

I cannot add additional toolbar buttons in Acrobat reader, it says "only available when document rights are enabled" (see the screen-shot bellow). I cannot highlight texts in pdf documents. I have ...
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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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Problem with accents when using ImageMagick or Ghostscript to convert PDF to Image

I am having a problem when converting PDF to Images using ImageMagick or Ghostscript. All accented characters disappear from the converted image. I found a couple of people having the same problem and ...
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How to outline fonts in a PDF (or eps) file?

Say, I have a PDF graphic (such a plot made with matplotlib, Mathematica or similar), which contains vector art and text. The text uses non-standard or proprietary fonts (such Computer Modern if ...
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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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“Print it later” software

Sometimes when I'm working on my laptop, I want to queue up a few documents to print later, since I'm not connected to a printer at the time. However, actual printer queues are not designed for this; ...
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Command line tool that will detect PDF crop marks

I have searched the site for a way to crop PDFs based on the sporadic location of the crop marks. I did see the question titled Command line tool to crop PDF files that suggested PDFcrop and a couple ...
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Inkscape: How to choose font replacement?

Every decent drawing/vectorial software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw shows-up a dialogue asking how would you like to replace the fonts type-faces that it wasn't able to find on the system, ...
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Unable to open PDF

I can't open a downloaded PDF file with Document Viewer. I get: Unable to open document “file:///home/myuser/myfile.pdf”. File type Perl script (application/x-perl) is not supported The same ...
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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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Google Books downloader for Ubuntu

I want to download free Google books in pdf format. Is there any Google Books download tool available for Ubuntu?
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Convert Multipage website to pdf

guys i want to convert a website to pdf I downloaded it using sudo wget -r --no-parent http://www.tangowithdjango.com/book17/ now i am using htmldoc to covert it to pdf book but it can convert ...
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How to remove all comments/annotations in multiple pdfs from command line

Are there any open source solution to remove all the comments/annotations from PDF files using command line? I searched around, and it seems that there are solutions with commercial software, e.g. , ...
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Software to help filling out PDF that is not a form

I have one of those really annoying PDF's that has spaces that when printed create a form to fill out by hand, but the author has not actually made it a "PDF form". I was wondering if there was any ...
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Is there a better pdf to text converter than pdftotext?

I'm using pdftotext (part of poppler-utils) to convert PDF documents to text. It works, for the most part, but one thing I wish it did was to insert blank lines between separate paragraphs instead of ...
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Firefox CVE-2015-4495

I recently read that there was a major vulnerability fixed in Firefox: CVE-2015-4495 Which would have affected Linux as well, as there is a PDF viewer for this version, however would it affect you if ...
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Firefox Opening Pdfs in Gedit

I've just done the latest system upgrade to my ubuntu LT 14.04 and now pdfs don't open with firefox; instead they open with Gedit to give mangled nonsense. After searching around ask ubuntu I found ...
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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 get Chromium browser to always ask where to save PDF files instead of automatically displaying it within the browser?

I use Chromium Browser Version 43.0.2357.130 Ubuntu 14.04. When I click on a PDF file hyperlink, my browser always opens PDF files within the browser itself. I want it to instead ask me where to ...
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Is it possible to write Kindle ebook with LibreOffice

I intend to self-publish a book on the Kindle platform. Adobe PDF is one of the supported formats in which you can submit your book. Since I'm using Ubuntu, is it possible for me to use LibreOffice ...
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How to Disable Menu items in evince

I want to disable menu items for a user for evince such as a)File: Open , Open a Copy,Save, etc b)View : Side Pane: Annotation and Bookmarks c)Help : Help and about Us.
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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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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 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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Adobe Reader XI opening file problem

I have the following error message in AR XI : There was an error opening this document. This file cannot be found when I try to open a pdf document by clicking-right on it, both with default ...
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Do I need foomatic printer drivers?

I just installed a print to pdf back-end for cups, and it gave the warning that foomatic printer modules would need to be removed. Do I need foomatic printer drivers, for when i want to print to ...
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pdf to mobi convertor

is there any application in natty which can convert a pdf file into a mobi file?
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How to print the output of tree to pdf without losing the color?

I use the following command to print a directory structure to a file: tree -h somepath/ > tree_of_somepath.txt tree gives a nice colorized output on the terminal, but as expected this cannot be ...
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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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Libreoffice writer file format problems, how to change the file format from one to other format, PDF to any other?

How will I change formats in libreoffice writer, If I have anything in PDF format, then how can I change that formats of same material to formats like Doc and differents? How can i change my ...
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How do I hide the Toolbar in Evince Full Screen Mode?

Let me preface this by saying I'm new to Linux, but I'm willing to try anything you wizards can conjure up (preferably a keyboard shortcut though)! When I use Evince 3.10.3 in full screen mode I'm ...
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Cannot print PDFs from Ubuntu 15.04

I know people have had this problem in other Ubuntu releases, with several printer's models and different PDFs' viewers. But here I am, bothering again because I ran out of ideas to fix it. I've been ...
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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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Okular not opening after installing in Ubuntu 14.04

The application won't open after installation. If a file is opened from terminal, the following error is shown: zeenat@islamzee:~/Desktop$ okular ...
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How do I get PDF-Shuffler onto the Open With menu?

I've right-clicked on pdf icons, chosen open with/other application/show other applications, but PDF-Shuffler does not appear on any list. It is installed.
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Printer not printing, ejects a blank page

3 days ago, I needed to print a page from Chrome, print job doesn't happen, so I copied what I needed from the browser, pasted and saved in Libre Office, on printing it ejected a blank page. So I then ...