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how to edit a .pdf file in kubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

How to edit .pdf files in Kubuntu 13.04 ? Is there any supported software like "Adobe Acrobat" with the help of which I could do editing ?
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Hitting arrow keys adds characters in vi editor [duplicate]

When I tried to use arrow keys in insert mode in vi editor the following characters are being inserted in the editor: for ↓ I get B, for ↑ I get A, for ← I get D, for → I get C. Please help me in ...
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How do I get emacs to open in the terminal when it is being used as the config editor?

I like to use emacs as my configuration editor, so it is the default for programs like git or cron. So I used sudo update-alternatives --config editor And chose emacs24 from the list. Unlike Vim ...
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Why is there a line length limit in Kate?

In Kate, KDE's text editor, and other editors too I'm sure, sometimes files will not open correctly because of this line length limit. Why is it there? Is it safe to set this to an extreme number or ...
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Please recommend a hex editor for shell

Can you recommend a hex editor that can be run from shell? I need to be able to edit not only view the content.
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Text editor like Adobe Dreamweaver for Ubuntu 13.04

I'm new to this Ubuntu 13.04, and I'm a web designer and developer I used Dreamweaver when I am using windows so can any one help me which of the text editor is best to use which helps me in designing ...
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how to make gedit align tab-separated values like it's a table? [closed]

I have a file like this: and i want it to be displayed like this: without adding extra tabs or spaces. Is it possible with gedit? Is it possible with something else?
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Plain text editor that supports shared file editing like in LibreOffice

I want to share a .tex file with another person for us to edit it together, I took a look over collaborative editing in Gedit, that is awesome. Although it still lacks an important feature for me, ...
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How fix or reinstall Gvim in Ubuntu

I tried to use my .vimrc file from Windows in Ubuntu 12.04 but i am not having success. I also pasted the .vimrc file at the native vimrc file at usr/share/vim but no success. Tried to create another ...
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Markdown (md) and reStructuredText (rst) editor

I am in search of a simple WYSIWYG / Rich Text editor which can save the file in Markdown or reStructuredText format. Preferrably both. Is there such a tool which runs on Ubuntu? Thank you.
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How can I install the acme editor/shell/user interface on Ubuntu?

acme is a text editor, development environment and textual-user-interface platform developed by Rob Pike for the Plan 9 operating system. According to its website there are several ways to get acme, ...
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text document shows random characters

I had a text document notepad file in my windows7 with some text written in it then I wrote some more text in ubuntu in that file but now it seems that I have lost all the texts since it shows random ...
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append any line that starts with <br> with the previous line in whole document

I wanna remove spaces and join line that starts with specific words at the last of previous line. Example From `<b>any thing that matters<b> what ever, i don't know. <font=any ...
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What are the alternatives to Notepad++ on Ubuntu?

I use Notepad++ on Windows 7 and I want to know if there is a good substitution for it on Ubuntu. I want something that is good for editing html files.
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Find and replace text in multiple files using geany

I'm looking for a method to find and replace text in hundreds of files. I know that Geany can find text in multiple files. That's good. But how to replace the text? Geany seems to do it only in the ...
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Instant-on Text File Viewer

Are there any basic text editors available that are just drop-dead simple, that allow me to instantly view the contents of a small text file? GEdit is nice, but it takes several seconds to start. I ...
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Sublime Text 2 won't open after install [duplicate]

I just installed Sublime Text 2 using this guide modified for Xubuntu 12.04. After following the instructions, logging out and back in, Sublime was in my application list but it won't open. When I ...
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Text editor where unsaved files can be recovered after computer crash?

I use Text Editor to draft emails and other messages. Not files that I want to save, just drafts. Problem: When my computer crashes (happens often recently), I loose the drafts. Is there a text ...
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How can I change the encoding of a subtitle file?

I downloaded a Greek subtitle for a movie, and this is what I see when I open it with Gedit. Subtitle works great on VLC, all perfect. But what if I want to edit this subtitle with some Greek ...
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How to install Emmet with gedit text editor in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I came to know about emmet plugin. Which is really awesome for writing markups. As I am a developer I am using gedit with zencoding plugin to write markup easily. Now as I ...
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Autokey prints strange BS characters in PgAdmin3 on Ubuntu

I'm using Autokey 0.90.1 on Ubuntu 12.10. I would like to use Autokey in PgAdminIII (1.14.2). I have the following defined (abbreviation -> phrase): ts -> Test phrase number one! tst -> Test ...
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make Kile default for tex files [duplicate]

I re-installed Ubuntu due to some issues but before the re-install, I was able to make my default tex editor by going into properties, other apps, and selecting Kile. Now Kile isn't an option to ...
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Text editor that can wrap text in predefined HTML tags like Notepad++

I'm new to Ubuntu and am trying to figure out some things. In Notepad++ it is possible to use WebEdit plugin and define keyboard shortcuts for different HTML tags. E. g. "Ctrl + p" can wrap the text ...
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sed/awk make lines starting with lower characters be merged to previous line

Here is what I have This is a sample text How to do it ? I need the output to be: This is a sample text How to do it ? In addition, how can I achieve the same with: This is a sample text How ...
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sed/awk - remove all tags except only two tags and plain texts

here is a sample for my text file: <w:r><w:t> <w:r w:rsidR="00D171FD"> <w:t></w:t> </w:r><w:r> <w:t xml:space="preserve"> This is a sample text ...
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What plaintext editor with math symbols integration is available?

I am looking for a text-editor with full unicode-math support. Plaintext math entered and rendered properly. I am not expecting typographical features and symbol-repositioning like LaTeX, but at least ...
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How do I open a text file in my terminal?

There is a file named RESULTS.txt and I want to open this file in my terminal. (I mean I want to see the file contents be displayed in the terminal and not in some text editor) How do I do that ?
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Copy text in Libre Office Writer

If I have a Writer document that is a numbered list of instructions, and I highlight a chunk of text, or even just a single word in a line of the list, and copy it to the clipboard, go to another ...
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install koma-script for texworks on ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest TeX Live 2012? I was updating my resume and since I had recently switched to using Ubuntu and Latex I decided I would rewrite it in this ...
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Increase the font size in text editor of ubuntu

I am new to ubuntu10.10, the text editor font size are very small.I searched in the menu bar, no option in the text editor to increase the font size . Or if not any shortcode to increase the zooming ...
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Running text editor as sudo uses another config

I've created a Nautilus Action to edit files as sudo (gksudo) and the text editor that opens the file is always using a different configuration from the normal user. The same thing happen when I run ...
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How do add a new line when an expression is found in a text file?

I have the page source of a website but the links that I need are clumped together. How do I separate each link, one link per line, if they all start with href?
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GUI for the diction tool

I just stumbled upon the excellent diction tool. It's great to check the writing style of my LaTeX files, the problem is, however, I can only use it through the command line. The output, while being ...
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Overlay text editor?

I find myself often taking quick notes. E.g. jotting down what files I have edited etc, or a quick reminder. For this I just have a gedit window open to which I alt + tab, and then apply "always on ...
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White text on white background in selections after fresh install in vm

I freshly installed Kubuntu 12.04 in my Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 7. Everything works fine except, that if I select any text in many applications (for example Bluefish-Editor) the background is ...
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How can I keep two different font sizes on two different documents?

I am using Xubuntu and I need to keep document A with font size 8 and B with with font size 12. If I save A with font size 8, this switches the font size to 8 for all the other documents, including B. ...
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Qute — Worthy or what's its analogue?

Friends, I wanted to use Qute on my Ubuntu 12.04. There are a couple of problems: It relies on a dead project. One has to compile the files there. The question now is: is it worth the pain to ...
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Open terminal output in sublime2

I want to open the output of terminal commands in sublime2. e.g. when I do $ list , it lists all files/folders in terminal. I want that when I run this command a temporary text file should be created ...
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How to open a file when 'vi' reports it is already open?

For some reason, when I am trying to edit vi .profile, the terminal keeps telling me that I already have the .profile in the edit mode. E325: ATTENTION Found a swap file by the name ".profile.swp" ...
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Code Editor Similar to Coda

Hi I am looking for a code editor similar in interface and features to coda. Mainly I do not want a program that looks like it has not been updated since 1900's. I am trying out Sublime but am hopping ...
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How to paste text from Vim editor to browser?

I need to copy text from vim to web browser since I'm not able to use gedit as I'm opening an sql file. How do I get this done?
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How Do I update Sublime Text 2?

I have Sublime Text 2 installed and I have it configured to my liking. There is a newer version of Sublime Text 2, but I have put off downloading it since I do not want to loose my configuration. I ...
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Is there a good text editor for VHDL(GHDL)?

I would appreciate very much if someone could recommend me a good text editor for VHDL.
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Document tabs in texmaker

Is there any way to get texmaker to display the currently open documents in tabs (like every other program) instead of a drop down menu?
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What editor is as good as TextPad for compiling and running Java programs?

I want an editor that is as good as TextPad (for Windows) for compiling and running Java programs on Ubuntu 12.04. Please suggest one.
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JSLint/JS Formatter for Kate

I recently switched from Win7 and Notepad++ to Ubuntu and Kate. Everything seems ok, except that I am missing JS Lint and JS Format plugin of Notepad++ on my Kate. The docs are not that much helpful. ...
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Edit 100MB+ file

I have captured some traffic with Wireshark and saved the result as a file. The file has 3 sections now: request headers response headers response body The response body is to become an flv file, ...
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How to use Sublime Text 2 as Quickly default editor?

I used this answer to change the editor used with quickly and it worked, however now,when I type quickly edit the command line stays on the open and does not allow me to enter other commands as long ...
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How can i disable autohiding of the top panel in scribes?

I liked the scribes text editor very much. But the auto hiding feature of the top panel is annoying. How can I get rid of if. or Can i disable auto hiding of top panel in scribes?, How?
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How does run option in geany text editor work?

I have seen the run option (F5) in the Geany text editor. If I run an HTML file it opens a browser and in case of php code it will show all the html content on the terminal. I was wondering what ...