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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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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 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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How to prevent pdf script code from executing?

Is there a setting inside Ubuntu Default PDF viewer (evince) or Okular to disable embedded script execution in PDF files ? It is a really important setting, that adds an extra security measure ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there any way for assigning external metadata to files?

I need a way of assigning tags and numbers (like rating, importance, etc) to my files and also be able do queries and file operations based on these metadata. Just like a photo management software ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PDF Mod extract

Having PDF Mod,I extracted a file(70 mb) into 6 pieces.Now,in each piece when I go to properties I still see 70mb when each of them is about 11-13mb.How can I change that? Thanks.
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Zebra TLP 2844 print problem

I am begginer on ubuntu also linux. My company moved from microsoft to ubuntu but i have printing problem.I have zebra TLP 2844 with usb connection (usb cable 10mt) I can print test page, excel, ...
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Digital certificate .PDF file not openin in Ubuntu 13.10?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. Digital certificate has been imported with user password. Now when I open my .PDF file, it asks one more password and it's not root PWD/digi certificate PWD. Overall not ...
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SAGE: Saving .show() Output as Vector Graphic

I am using Sage to make visual representations of Graphs(ie of the vertex and edge variety) via the show command. However as far as I can tell I can only save these as a raster in the form of a PNG ...
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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 do I print files in 12.04 using a samsung 620

I've moved to a new installation of 13.04 from 10.04 where the same printer, a samsung CLP-620ND, was working fine. As with 10.04, printer installation was automatic with the printer detected as a ...
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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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filled PDFs forms turn to black boxes

I have been using Evince to fill out forms for time sheets and have had no problems until recently; My work changed the form and now when I fill them out the filled portions turn to black boxes on ...
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PDF viewer that can be controlled programmatically (via dbus, pipe, etc)?

Is there a PDF viewer that I can control from a Python program, via dbus, a pipe, or something similar? I have a program for presentations that displays my own notes while displaying a PDF on a ...
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How to Compress (More then 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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Zotero indexing

on Ubuntu 14.04 Zetoro (Z) installation version 4.0.26, Z doesn't let me index pdf files ('Retrieve metadata for PDF'). It returns: 'Could not read text from PDF.' I updated Z. I checked if it has ...
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converting pdf files to epub

I recently downloaded calibre to convert a pdf file to epub. However, the characters which were written in Arabic, got messed up. Can some please guide me to a sofware which will convert pdf files ...
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Sharing Multifunction Center over Network?

I have a Brother MFC-J6920DW and courtesy of the official (Brother) software and drivers, I have both printing and scanning working fine over the wireless network (Wi-FI) - that is, Simple Scan, XSane ...
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Android - modify FBReader for android under ubuntu environment

I want to modify open source FB Reader (epup pdf reader) for android so that I can include my own defined capabilities. As per the assignment given to me that I have to modify the code of the .cpp ...
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Okular only displaying in landscape mode

I have been using Okular without issues for quite a while. However, recently when I open a PDF, it is always displaying the pdf in landscape mode. The pdfs are not generated in landscape and view ...