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Software to Index and Document large-number of PDF documents based on certain criteria

I am not tech savvy at all....at our law firm we have literally tens of thousands of pdf documents that the attorney wants indexed. When I say indexed, I mean she wants to make a chart and input the ...
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Is there any software that can interface between linux and apple?

As far as I can tell there is nothing an iphone or other apple device can link up with Ubuntu but is the any can kind of bridging software that will work and if not is there any development project ...
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Being new to Ubuntu/Linux, how does one match a brand new laptop to the appropriate version of Ubuntu? [closed]

I have a brand new Lenovo ideapad U530, pre-installed windows 8.1 64bit 1TB with an ssd. With so many different variations of Linux I'm confused to which one will work the best for my laptop specs. ...
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Web Application to show CONCISE system status of multiple servers

I've long since been interested in a fairly particular kind of global status report. It seems there are loads of great log consolidation options out there, like syslog servers (not to mention splunk). ...
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Is there ways to download youtube video? [duplicate]

Youtube is my 3nd favorite web after Google and AskUbuntu, everyday i always watch new video from Youtube, but I do not like about YouTube is video buffering, so annoying to wait it. Now my question ...
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Is there an app for screen recoding with PIP (picture in picture)

I'm looking for a screencast software that can record my screen and my face (using my webcam) in a Picture-in-picture (you know, that secondary video in a small rectangle in the corner of the screen). ...
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How to improve the sound quality of an mp3 speech file?

I have an old mp3 recording of a talk once given by me (recorded by an old-fashioned MP3-player). It has too low voice, too much noise, and too much crackling. Is there an application with which I can ...
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What is a good alternative to the sux command?

With the coming 14.04 release sux (wrapper around su which will transfer your X credentials) is no longer included in Ubuntu. (I think it is being removed because it is being pulled from Debian, ...
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Simple bookkeeping software [duplicate]

Looking for recommendations for simple bookkeeping software for Linux. Basic check register. Prefer to be able to transfer existing basic data from Quicken if possible.
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HOw to clean up and fine tune Ubuntu [duplicate]

Are there any tools to clean and fine tune Ubuntu? My computer has become slow. I am using Chrome, Chromium and Firefox Running an Intel NUC. Specs: 16GB RAM 128GB SSD
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Mark PDF as Adobe PDF

There are several journal websites (typically Taylor and Francis) that require that all PDF files submitted to it for reviewing should be Adobe PDFs. The submission engine will not accept a PDF ...
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Only keep recent emails in claws mail (or any light weight mail client)

Since I'm using a netbook with only 16GB SSD, I want to use most lightweight client possible (hence not Thunderbird) However, I wasn't able to find an option to download only recent mails, say, more ...
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Software to detect my keyboard layout. “< >” button types “` ~”

My keyboard has a button with the signs: ">" and "<". This button types "`" and "~" instead. It's located up to the left of the 1 button. There are also 2 more messed up buttons. Anyways I don't ...
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Twitter client for Ubuntu 12.04

I'm looking for a twitter client for my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I know there is a way to run one in Chrome, but I want it as a seperate program. So far I have tested the following: Hotot: won't let me ...
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Comic Reader that supports animated .GIF images?

Short and simple question -- is there a comic viewer that will allow me to view my .cb7 comic files with animation? There are some comics and manga I have that have animated .GIF images that move -- ...
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ASCII art generator with OCR

What program can turn an image into ASCII-art, but also replace any text with the actual text with OCR. For example, for converting a comic to ASCII art.
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How can I detect motion in a long, mostly dull video?

I need a way to scan through hours and hours of recorded video (mp4, mov, avi, doesn't matter, I can fix that) to search for motion. The videos consist of many, many hours of dull nature scenes like ...
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How to open or convert .GPK (audio) files?

I wondering how I could open .gpk files? These files were created by my DigiTech JamMan Loopstation. Internet says WaveLab, but this is not available for Ubuntu, am I right?
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Can I find my car with my portable device?

Is there any software on Ubuntu which allows me to find my car with my tablet or cell phone which is running Ubuntu Touch? When I lost my car, I would like to use Ubuntu Touch on my portable device to ...
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Easy to use and easy to install app needed as a replacement of Autocad LT

In our office we use Windows 8.1 mostly and some 7. W7s are OK but 8.1s are not yet bought. Let's say we are "trying" them. I have convinced the buying department to use Ubuntu since they are only ...
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How to take screenshot of complete webpages?

I have used shutter and screenshot applications for a long time for taking screenshots.But they can only take screenshots as big as the physical screen. Sometimes I have to take an screenshot of an ...
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Software to find desktop power usage?

Since I have moved from Windows XP to Ubuntu 12.10, I have been constantly blamed for increased electricity bills.(That may be true, but I think the reason is increase in the time I use my computer, ...
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Ancestry software availability [duplicate]

Is there an application dealing with ancestry on Ubuntu? Wine will not co-operate with Family Tree Maker. If someone can point me in the right direction, I will be able to give Windows the complete ...
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Facebook client that shows whole message history

I tried many Facebook clients but I still miss one specific feature: showing all messages. Both Thunderbird and Pidgin show all messages I sent over this client but not the other messages. Does ...
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What languages does Ubuntu support?

I am planning to buy a (hopefully, inexpensive - I'm poorer than I used to be) Linux laptop to replace my Mac laptop. I'd like to be able to write & compile/interpret programs in C/C++, Python, ...
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how download mails folder from command line?

I want to download mails (batch download) i have in the "sample" folder from my yahoo mail to local folder. any command-line client for downloading mails from mail? thanks
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Is there a more touch friendly desktop environment?

I have an acer aspire r7 , its a convertible laptop/tablet. I am interested in running a UI which is more like ubuntu touch. I installed the 13.10 thinking it was going to be more touch friendly, but ...
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how do I transcode some web video streams on the fly

I am not even sure how to ask this exactly so i'll try to explain in the best possible way. I want to turn a pc of mine in a transcoder + video broadcast server. The content is already out there on ...
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Can someone recommend a Program able to show and execute XQuery and XPath on a XML document?

I'm searching for a program able to do Xpath and Xquery on XML, but I can't find one (I was using Oxygen XML editor on Windows 7 before). I was wondering if such a program exists for Ubuntu.
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Unable to access BSNL-3G after installing Sakis3G for Ubuntu 13.10. Kindly help me

Ubuntu 13.10 is installed on my Dell Inspiration 15 - 3537 laptop. BSNL USB modem has Software LW273V1.2 and Hardware U302_M343_P1_V1.0. Ubuntu unable to detect modem and I am unable to access the ...
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Is there a web image gallery generator that will run on Ubuntu?

Is there a web image gallery generator that will run on Ubuntu? What I'm looking for is something that will take a set of images, create a Javascript image gallery that I can then upload and embed on ...
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Grammar checking program for Libre office [closed]

A tool for checking grammar? Like Ginger in Windows. Can't find any in software center.
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Slideshow and video application

I am looking for a way that I can place a handful of mixed images (JPG) and videos (AVI?, MP4?) in a directory and loop through them continuously, in full screen, creating a slideshow from the images ...
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Notify me when a LTSP client inserts a USB

I want a script/software to notify when an USB is connected to LTSP client machines. How to show notification when a usb device is inserted? This question has an answer but for Ubuntu version <12. ...
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Application Finder for Mate and Gnome Session Fallback?

Mate and Gnome Session Fallback desktop environments are almost alike and really lightweight and it is the most preferred desktop environment for me. Only thing I miss is some way to search installed ...
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How do I give myself fast access to pasting some common strings?

I often find myself pasting the same strings into the browser (I have a youtube channel, and at the end of the videos I constantly post the same links: channel URL, website, email, introductory video, ...
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Suggestions on a Ubuntu version suitable for this machine: [duplicate]

I have a 6/7 year old Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop which came with: 1GB DDR RAM, 120GB HDD, (Dual core?) AMD Turion Processor, Windows Vista Home Premium which now boots extremely slowly. I'd prefer to ...
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some convenient note for random though or to-do list?

I am looking for some application that can let me write down some to-do list for the day/week/month, or some random thoughts, and also is easy to access (for example, it can be shown as an icon on the ...
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Connecting Ubuntu box into Microsoft Active Directory

I need to join my Ubuntu 12.04 PC to an Active Directory domain. I know that there are two applications that would help me do the job: LikewiseOpen and Centrify-DirectControl. But, before I choose ...
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Text Editor I can use to edit GCode?

I've been messing around with gedit and Geany which both support syntax highlighting for many languages but not for CNC/GCode. And neither have made it easy to make a custom language color scheme. On ...
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Is there any tools to remove all “links” from a PDF file [duplicate]

I'm using Lubuntu in my laptop and I have an e-book reader. (Sony Reader PRS-T2) However, my e-book reader struggles to open several pdf files with links in it, such as webpage I saved using Google's ...
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Is there any software that allows live multiple webcam picture-in-picture via Skype or Google Hangout?

I've looked in all the AskUbuntu forums, Stack Exchange forums, generic Google searches worded 23 different ways, YouTube searches worded 13 different ways, and still cannot find any answer to my ...
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Software for polar-coordinate plots

I'm looking for easy software which can create 3d plot with polar coordinates (cylindrical coordinates) from a csv file (or pasted from eg. libre office). Making a trend-surface or sth like it would ...
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Available computer-assisted translation (CAT) software for Ubuntu

Does anyone know any good (if any) computer-assisted translation (CAT) software for Ubuntu 13.10?
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Is there some safe PS2 Emulator for Ubuntu?

I want to emulate a PS2 in Ubuntu, I've seen there is an emulator, called PCSX2, but it's not in the Software Centre, so I don't know if it's safe or if there is another one.
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Is there any apps to use a Sony NetMD?

I'm looking for an app as well as drivers to us a Sony MiniDisc NetMD, can anyone help?
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What software is available for Book Publishing?

Can anyone offer advice on a program for compiling and publishing a book? I have Scribus but am having a rough time with it. I was very good with Quark... I need something that has style sheets, page ...
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Which Desktop Environment has (or can have) global menus (apart from Unity)?

In Unity global menus auto-hide, which is completely nuts. – But in general I like the functionality for maximized windows (as long as it doesn’t disappear). Which DE can do global menus and has ...
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Preview of CAD files in format .dwg

I'm looking for a utility or a program for Ubuntu, and possibly even for Windows that is able to convert a CAD file format .DWG to PDF. My need is to provide a preview of CAD files, and I thought ...
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Getting the E-book reader [duplicate]

What are the popular e-book readers for Ubuntu? I am trying to download books in electronic format but I don't know any suitable e-book reader.