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Why won't .pdf files containing transparent elements print correctly?

I have recently encountered a problem printing .pdf files containing transparent elements. I first noticed it when printing a document created with LaTeX that included embedded .png images with alpha ...
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View a secured pdf file on Ubuntu?

I have a pdf document (an electronic transcript from school) which, as the website from which the pdf file was downloaded says, "are certified PDFs that contain a digital signature and other security ...
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Possible to create a PDF that includes LO Writer's “Document Background” color?

LibreOffice Writer includes an "Export to PDF" option. When I use this, the PDF's background is always white. Yet in the LibreOffice Writer file I am exporting from, it has a dark-gray background. In ...
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Translate the page numbers of internal links in a pdf link to?

I use pdftk to (extract and) merge some pdf files. One of the input pdf files has internal links within it, i.e. when clicking such links will jump to another position in the pdf file. But in the ...
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Configure Evince to open maximized with 100% zoom level?

I have Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS installed on my computer. If I open PDF in Evince for the first time, the window is always un-maximized and zoom level is 70%. I want Evince to be maximized and the zoom ...
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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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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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Printing 2 sides per page does not work anymore since update to 13.10

I used to often print documents with 2 pages per side to save paper. Since I have updated to Ubuntu 13.10, this no longer works properly. The problem seems to be with the rotation. Because if I ...
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PDF viewer prints blank pages

I have a computer running Ubuntu 13.04 with a Konica Minolta Bizhub C20 printer that's connected over Ethernet. When I print a PDF using the built-in PDF viewer in Ubuntu, the page will be blank, ...
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How to play embedded midi audio in PDF file?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.04 and using Adobe Reader 9. When I click on the embedded file link in the pdf file I get a dialogue box saying Multimedia Player Finder: The media requires an additional player. ...
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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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Why are image files from pdfimages bigger than the PDFs they came from?

On Ubuntu 16.04, pdfimages -all produces image files whose sum of storage use is greater than the PDF files from which they came. Is there any explanation for this? How can I extract image files ...
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Can one change the output path of cups pdf printer dynamically

One can call lpr to use cups-pdf printer to print a file to pdf, for instance foo.txt lpr -P PDF foo.txt When calling, the printer creates a directory called PDF in the $HOME directory and creates ...
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Blank images on copy paste from pdf to image editor or libreoffice

Lately I have to extract few specific images from pdf and save them as image file. For example, the following is the image copied from pdf (right click and copy image Ctrl+C). While pasting same ...
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How to play an embedded sound in a PDF on Ubuntu?

I've been trying to play the embedded sounds that are in a PDF document. I have tried installing the latest Adobe Reader released for Ubuntu and I also installed the Okular but none of these readers ...
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Evince can open hyperlinks in Firefox, so why not in Chrome?

Before posting this question I investigated this and found it already implemented in my 14.04. Also investigated this which references the above linked question. Handlers for both google-chrome....
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Print pdf like a book - 2 pages per sheet double sided

I have a pdf of a book, 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 sorted by order. How do I do ...
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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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Images produced by Inkscape display incorrectly in pdflatex document

I have some problems with images I created with Inkscape (processed by pdflatex). I produced a book which I'm trying to publish by CreateSpace. The images in the proof of the document produced by ...
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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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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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problem to search a word in pdf file with “Document Viewer”?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I downloaded a PDF file for my academic requirements. When I open this PDF with Document Viewer, it displays the contents of the file. However, when I start searching (...
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UNcrop (whitespace fill) a pdf

Suppose I have a pdf that is not an 8.5 by 11 aspect ratio. I want to convert this to 8.5 by 11 by filling in whitespace whereever it is necessary. Is there a tool that will do this?
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Where is the ubuntu magazine pdf located on the DVD?

Where is the ubuntu magazine pdf located on the DVD that is distributed with the magazine??
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How do I convert CHM files to pdf?

Here's a list of things I've tried: Calibre from which I received a file containing the table of contents of the chm file with each title hyperlinked to nowhere (i.e. they're highlighted in blue and ...
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KFP file in ubuntu?

My print shop provides a KFP file for checking a PDF for print readiness. It seems that this file can be imported into Acrobat Professional (keyword: Preflight Profile), but is a Kinko's File Prep ...
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How to save a pdf sent to me by email

I've been sent a pdf by email and when I open it there's no "save as" option. If you choose the "save a version" option, you don't know where it's saved to. If, when you open it, you select the "save ...
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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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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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evince 3.10.3 prints pdf file fields with shading as solid black

Evince suddenly started printing shaded boxes as solid black. Probably upgraded in recent maintenance? Evince 3.10.3, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. All Ubuntu updates applied (Mar.3, 2016). PDF print works OK ...
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Convert pdf to monochrome via inkscape command line

I have a 65-page PDF file that has text in a dark grey. (Actual text, not a picture/image of text.) Printing on my B/W printer, the text gets all blurry, because the printer is trying to make it less ...
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Unclear graphics in Ubuntu 15.10

When I try to use Firefox or Google Chrome browser or PDF reader, I cannot read the text properly. The characters are unclear (see screenshots). I have already installed the Intel G31 graphics driver ...
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Latex editor with custom build option

i am supposed to write my master's thesis in latex. I was given a template from my thesis supervisor. It has own building script. I would like to use some window editor (like: Texmaker or Gummi), but ...
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How to set Okular as internal PDF viewer in Chrome?

How to make Okular the default PDF viewer in Chrome instead of Chrome PDF Viewer? Here goes a few details related to my system: martin@martinpc:~$ google-chrome --version Google Chrome 47.0.2526.106 ...
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How to exclude mask images while extracting images from PDF?

I have been using pdfimages to extract images from PDFs. It extracts all of following types of images image - an opaque image mask - a monochrome mask image smask - a soft-mask image ...
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Pdf Previews in Dolphin 15.08.2

I can't find out how to enable Pdf previews in Dolphin 15.08.2, is it possible in this new version?
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I get a Solid black page when printing some pdf files

I know that there was already another person who has made the same question, but until today I didn't find a solution. When I print some pdf files I get a hole black page made of black lines. I ...
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How to complete pdf from website form data

I've got form data that people are entering into a website form that I need to enter onto a pdf form here http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/forms/form11.pdf Is t.here a way to automate this ie to ...
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PDF files come up blank in Document Viewer

When I try to open PDF files mostly they just come up blank. This is in the thumbnails and in the document viewer. Some will show the documents first page, but not the rest of the pages. Running 14....
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pdf reader that shows search results with correct page number

If I search for a word in evince I get a list of search results on the left, with page numbers. These page numbers though are absolute page numbers of the pdf, not taking into account different page ...
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Read permission denied for pdf files on external drive created from google chrome or saved from google chrome

I am migrating from macos X to ubuntu 14.04. While doing so, I took back up of all the files on macbook on an external 1TB hard drive. Now, I am trying to copy pdf files from external hard drive to ...
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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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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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Pdf reader having feature to play animations

I wonder if there is any pdf viewer and/or reader for Ubuntu 14.04 to play animation of plots (Fig. 7, page 4 and page 9) in knitr-graphics.pdf . Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks
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HP 1515 deskjet blank pages

My printer's black cartridge has been changed. Now Images print but not .pdf files received by email. I installed hplip 3.14.3 and checked that my model is supported in Ubuntu 14.04. Removed and ...
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scroll down in xpdf pressing only once on the middle scroll button of the mouse

I am very beginner in Linux. I have 3 questions please. I will number them, so it will be easier for you to answer. Tell me please is there any way to scroll down in a pdf file with xpdf only ...
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Change page color of some documents

I use Okular for handling my documents (pdf, epub, djvu) and one of the features I like is its ability to change page color to something that soothes your eye ( I generally set it moderate greyish ...
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Adobe Reader 9.5.5 unable to Print Pdf afte upgrading to ubuntu 15.04

I've upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04. Now my Adobe Reader 9.5.5 won't print pdf. qpdfview is working fine but I need Adobe Reader 9.5.5 to print booklets. The printing status shows Processing but doesn't ...
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Okular: Your annotations will not be exported

I'm running Okular 0.20.2 on Ubuntu 12.04, I made some annotations to a PDF file and when I try to save a copy of it with Save as (to preserve the annotations), I get the message: Your annotations ...
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Convert a epub to a pdf filew with bookmarks preserved?

How can we convert a epub file to a pdf file, preserving bookmarks for toc? I use ebook-convert (calibre 0.8.38) to convert a epub file to a pdf file. $ ebook-convert in.epub out.pdf The epub ...