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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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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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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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Why do PDFs with forms create black bars on some pages?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I've been working with PDFs with forms, and recently I've had some issues with a set of character sheets for D&D; they come with forms so that you can save your character ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Saving a ppt to pdf but keeping the Ubuntu font

I am trying to save a ppt to pdf but the font on the pdf either gets changed out of Ubuntu or it doesn't get saved saying Ubuntu isn't available. How do I fix this?
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Evince does not see my search string. But why not?

I have got a number of pdf documents (bank account statements), where I regularly need to search for certain kinds of transaction by keyword. Recently I observed that with Acrobat 9 (a very old ...
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Can I use pinch to zoom in evince?

I have a touch screen device running ubuntu. When viewing pdfs in evince I can use one finger scrolling and it's very fluent and satisfying. I am looking for more support for touch gestures. ...
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certificate signed pdf

Our Company uses pdf's secured by an .pfx. You must import the .pfx - certificate to read this document. I've tested evince but it can't handle that. It works fine with the latest Adobe Reader for ...
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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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Why does convert add half an empty page

Try running the following: pdftk a-i0778e.pdf cat 1 output page.pdf convert page.pdf page.jpeg (or png, whatever you want) returns a weird png file with left half blank and the image of the pdf ...
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Can only transfer photos from Moto X to Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Moto X and use Ubuntu 14.04, as far as I know 14.04 has mtp support in addition to the mtp-tools I installed but for some reason I can only transfer photos from my phone to my pc. When I ...
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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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Print PDF file shows up as garbage

I'm trying to print several PDF files exported from Google Docs. When I open them in Document Viewer, hit Ctrl+P and select my printer, it spews out several pages of garbage which appear to be the raw ...
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markdow to pdf with wordwrapping

Using pandoc like: pandoc -o output.pdf input.md does not give me a result with word-wrapping. For instance, three liner input.md looks like the following: # Introduction Lorem ipsum dolor sit ...
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how to determine dpi size of a pdf & djvu

As the title says how would I determine the dpi of a pdf or a djvu document? I am looking for a proper linux solution as opposed to running adobe acrobat professional under wine.
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copy french text from pdf file

I have a French thesis which I am trying to read, to better understand some parts I am trying to copy some text and use that in google translate, however if I copy text I am getting just rubbish as ...
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embedding external fonts into pdf-file

the acroreader is showing missing fonts in one pdf-file (WPMathB,WPMathA WP Greek Helve, ...) which can be easily downloaded from http://www.fontpalace.com. However, the ghostscript command fails, ...
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How to diagnose half-printed pages / spooling hickups?

Using 14.04 (and also before in 12.04) printing multiple pages of PDF documents (image-heavy), everything usually works fine if nothing interupts the spooling and both PC and printer are left alone ...
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“Unknown long argument --book” for wkhtmltopdf?

I have about 250 html files with name 0*.html. I want to create a pdf file out of them, and preferably with pdf bookmarks/outlines. So I use --book with wkhtmltopdf. However, why it says "Unknown long ...
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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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Second printout is garbage, first printout is fine, Brother printer, Ubuntu

From Windows or Mac OS X, my elderly USB connected Brother MFC-8600 prints fine. From Ubuntu the first print job prints fine, be it PDF or graphics. The second print job ends up as garbage. If it's a ...