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convert pdf images to text

i have been checking to see if there is a way to convert images of a PDFs to a real text file and i found some ways but i couldn't understand anything ,i am not that technical ,so if you please anyway ...
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How can I encode and decode percent-encoded strings on the command line?

How can I encode and decode percent-encoded (URL encoded) strings on the command line? I'm looking for a solution that can do this: $ percent-encode "ændrük" %C3%A6ndr%C3%BCk $ percent-decode ...
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Create a single pdf from multiple text, images or pdf files

I have a bunch of text files, images and pdf files which I want to convert into a single pdf file. How do I do it?
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How do I fix my cursor working very slow for typing?

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 and my cursor works very slow. Even if I type something, the text will appear after 2 minutes on the screen. Please help me out with this problem as soon as possible.
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Custom terminal function to change text case

I'm looking for a custom terminal function change_case that will function as below to help me manage my titles on my website: change_case [option] "string" option: upper - STRING TO UPPERCASE ...
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How does one read the contents of a text file located on the desktop using the terminal? [closed]

I recently failed to properly upgrade from ubuntu 12.10 to 14.10 and I'm having all sorts of GUI issues with Unity, Gnome & other interfaces as soon as I log in. I don't have access to most basic ...
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text box prevents use of keyboard

Almost every time I try to play a game on my laptop, the textbox appears and I can't use my keyboard. My laptop runs on Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't figure out how to disable/delete the textbox. It always ...
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Tablet text input

I'm installing v.14.10 on a tablet but haven't been able to locate or access an onscreen keyboard. Is one available in Ubuntu?
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How to add words to a text file using just open terminal command (no editors) and then save the text file

I'm new to Linux. I need to edit .conf file from open terminal only and not using any text editors. That is, can I add words and sentences to a config file from open terminal? Example: command ...
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Why are hidden text files created [duplicate]

So in noticed every time I edit a text file with gedit, i get a hidden file in this directory with the same name except in the end this file has this symbol ~ So why does the system or gedit creates ...
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Script to write at the beginning of every line of a text file the name of the file

I would like to write a shell script that allows me to open a text file with a particular name and write the name of the file at the beginning of every line. So, if my file is called "test" and it has ...
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Why are certain words in Firefox missing from my webpages?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS-12 laptop, in Mozilla Firefox, with no extensions running. For some reason, Firefox has been taking sections of readable text out of the pages I've been ...
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Is there a text mode browser which supports javascript?

I need to configure my router remotely, and links etc won't work because the router config page uses javascript and refuses to run without it. Obviously, shame on netgear for being this crap, but is ...
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.123 extension doesn't treated as textfile

The file became lotus spreadsheet when the file extension is .123. I want it to be treated as textfile only since the lotus is adding unecessary characters. Edit: It is only adding extra characters ...
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How to Overlay Text on Icons

I remember back in the day I used to have the opening snippet of txt files shown on my icons. I still have the icon set I used, which includes files like text-txt.icon [Icon Data] ...
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Auto rotate scanned text

How to automatically rotate a scanned image? Even if you insert the paper into the scanned carefully. About one degree rotation is left. Is here no way to automatically rotate the scanned image? I ...
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Can't correctly compare two text files using 'cmp'

I am trying to compare two text files using: if cmp -s file1 file2 then echo "Accepted" else echo "Wrong Answer" fi A C++ program's output is pipelined to file1, and the expected output is ...
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interchange 2 strings in file terminal command

I want to swap 2 strings in a file Here is the example [ link ]( text ) I want to make it [ text ]( link ) how can i do this ? i tried something with while but i can't make it link = ...
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How do i change the icon of an empty document to white?

I want to change color of empty document to white... How I can do !!
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Search for files contain lines with many conditions

I can search for files which have a specific word by using grep grep -l "word" /path However what if I want to search for files which have "word 1" and "word 2" in a same line? I can use: mkdir ...
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Speech to text software for notes [duplicate]

Is there any software for speech to text ? I want to make random notes. From searching i can only find the opposite, text to speech. Thanks. EDIT: The question which has been linked to mark this ...
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How to make Ubuntu text color easier to read?

In Ubuntu 14.04 default text and icons color are gray and these are less clear and not easily to read. How can I make that colors darker and change to black or something else?
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Can I change the desktop text/icon text color?

I have a white desktop background and so text on any icons on the desktop end up somewhat merging with the background - and it's not the nicest to look at. What I'm wondering is, is there a way - ...
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Search text within multiple pdfs and docs

I got a bunch of notes written by other students, but they are from an old textbook that didn't deal with everything in the same order, so I need to search through the notes for every chapter (each ...
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cli window on ubuntu under oracle vm

My Ubuntu boots up to GUI interface. How do I get to the cli or at least a text window? I can't do anything useful with a gui.
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Automatic text highlighting

Does anyone know of a piece of software or browser plugin that highlights a text to help reading it? Imagine a box that slowly moves across a text almost like in Karaoke. I need something similar but ...
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Is there a way to view passwords in plaintext? [duplicate]

I need to figure out a password, but I'm not supposed to change the password itself. Is there anyway, perhaps through the common-password file or a command to show the plaintext password of a user?
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print contents of a directory structure (filesystem) to CSV on the command line

How can I catalog the contents of a filesystem to a CSV file? This is particularly useful for removable media. I've found a couple links that point in this direction: AskUbuntu.com: listing files ...
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Photoshop CS6 crashes every time clicking text button

Every time I click text button on photoshop it just crashes, is there a solution for this? http://i.imgur.com/LompkZs.png Thanks Update: I have microsoft fonts installed, is it possible that adobe ...
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Why can't I copy text from the Ubuntu Terminal?

This is really weird. I can't copy anything from the terminal. The Ctrl+Shift+C command and Edit->Copy does nothing, no matter how much or little text I have selected. What ever was on my clipboard ...
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How do you create a Bash Script for replacing text in a document, utilizing regular expressions? [closed]

Identical to this question: Find and replace text within a file using commands However I want an answer that utilizes regular expressions specifically. So in short: Using commandline; what command ...
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Text Rendering Problem in Ubuntu and all derivatives [closed]

i have an issue with text rendering in ubuntu 14.04.1, 14.10 and all its derivatives... here is picture of my issue: It happens in all Desktop Environments. I'm using AMD R9 270X with open source ...
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Any way to search for text within nano?

Nano is the editor I use in command prompts. When I open a large file I would like to search for some text (think Ctrl + F). Is there a way to do this?
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Installed app with weird problem: Text entry doubles keystrokes - EExxaammppllee

I installed the app transgui on a couple of machines with Ubuntu 14.10. On one (and only one) of the machines, each and every text field exhibits the strange behaviour of all keystrokes counted double ...
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How do I boot into true text mode?

I've found ways to disable gdm or lightdm or whatever 11.10 uses, but I can't find a way to get a true text-mode boot. I want to see all the kernel messages fly by as it boots, not a stupid purple ...
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Sublime Text 2 problem on Ubuntu

so I installed sublime text 2. There are 2 problems, first one is with license, I register it everything is okay, but when I exit program and open it agian it's unregistered agian.. what to do? Second ...
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Can Tomboy import notes from a directory (eg Dropbox)?

I am an iOS user and use an app called PlainText to sync my notes with Dropbox. I noticed with Tomboy Notes you can sync to a local directory - upon setting this to the PlainText directory in Dropbox ...
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Search capability does not work since upgrade to 14.04

When I do a search (Ctrl+F) in LibreOffice Writer only one letter is accepted, like in some sort of overwrite mode. The same happens, for example, in gedit. However a Ctrl+F search from the browser ...
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How do I combine all lines in a text file into a single line?

I want to get all lines in a text into one line. I'm a beginner at coding trying to learn by doing. I've spent four hours trying to solve this problem. I know there's a simple solution to this ...
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Text file viewer that automatically refreshes when file changes? [duplicate]

I have a text-file that is being continually written to by another program. gedit can refresh the text file contents by going to File -> Revert, but this requires manual input. Is there a text-file ...
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Severe lag while typing in 14.04

I see that there are those who are experiencing a typing lag. This happens to me intermittently. At times typing not only lags but stops dead. Happens in Firefox, Terminal, EVERYTHING. (including this ...
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Shell script to check url

I am trying to write a shell script to check for the existence of a particular directory in a particular domain name. For example, I have a web site named www.example.com. I want to check whether the ...
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How to combine multiple text files into one text file ordered by date created?

I'm a newbie so please help: I keep a journal on my iPhone using Scratch that outputs all notes I make to a separate .txt file stored in Dropbox. I have this synced with my Ubuntu 14.04 system, so ...
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Is there a global shortcut for creating strikethrough text?

Sometimes, I want to create s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶o̶u̶t̶ strikethrough text quickly and easily. What's a quick way to do this that is usable in any program? P.S. Someone should add 'strikethrough' as a tag ...
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invisible text in fabebook comment field unless highlighted

That's just it! Text in the message and search fields work, but with comments I have to type everything, highlight it, edit as needed and then it enters as a normal comment. I am new to Ubuntu so I ...
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Unable to read text when using a dark theme

Anytime I install a dark theme I am unable to read the text in the software center as well as many other applications because the text is white and the software center background is also white. Does ...
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Is there alternative program for read text attributes (family, color, size etc.) from PSD format in Linux Ubuntu?

GIMP is wonderful tool but in all its' greatness PSD format full compatibility for text is missing. That is, text layers become rasterized upon import. I've found out that this is because lack of ...
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How do I create simplistic window-like elements in a command-line program?

When I execute sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm in the terminal I see a simplistic window-like listmenu. Is there an way to make something like that in C++? This looks something like:
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Using Ubuntu command line to replace text in huge file

I have a huge XML file that I must work with. Right now the file is only 1 line that contains about 2 million characters which represent 30,000 records. There are no carriage returns or linefeeds ...
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Changing desktop item text colours on 14.04

I found questions like this on forum, but i need to change only text colour of the items on desktop folder. My wallpaper obstructs the black coloured item names. But i don't want to change the item ...