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Keep highlight tool on in Document Viewer

I'm using the default Document viewer to open and highlight pdfs in Ubuntu 18.04. After I highlight something, the "Add highlight annotation" tool is automatically switched off, and I have to press ...
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Document Viewer (Evince) makes highlighted (selected) text non-graphically corrupted

In Ubuntu Document Viewer (Evince), when text is highlighted (selected) it becomes non-graphically corrupted. How can I make all the text in particular PDF in any PDF reader looks like that all the ...
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How to edit a file that has a space in its name? [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04. If I go into my home directory and right-click and select "new document" and then "empty document", a new file appears called "Untitled Document". Now I want to edit what's in ...
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Finding Document Properties in a pdf file with right clicking

How can I find the information (Document Properties) linked to a pdf document showing the date created or modified. I can find this whenever I right-click in Windows but not with Linux. I know there ...
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Document viewer annotation behaving weirdly

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and I have found this weird bug in the default document viewer. When I click on text annotation, the annotation is completely offset. To open the annotation, I still have to ...
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evince document viewer not showing wireless printer

For some reason Evince document viewer is not showing me my wireless printer. Libreoffice and other applications show my printer and prints fine.I'm using Ubuntu 18.10.
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Any way to change PDF from Portrait to Landscape without rotating it?

It drives me crazy that all books and papers I have to read are in portrait mode, yet my screen is in landscape mode. Is there a possibility to change the layout of a PDF from portrait to landscape? I ...
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How do I enable 'New Document' option without pre-set name?

When you right-click on an empty space, there's the option to create a new folder. Old versions of Ubuntu used to include the option to create a new text document as well, but now you need to enable ...
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Easiest to install and use DVD writing backup software for documents? Ubuntu 16.04

No apps are showing as installed by default, for burning CD or DVDs for document backup. Would prefer to use Ubuntu software center to find things but nothing shows under the usual keyword search
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Adding files to Ubuntu dock [duplicate]

I need to access some of my files really fast, so I have some shortcuts on my Desktop, but I want them even faster so I prefer to have a shortcut to my files just in the dock, panel, or somewhere ...
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Save changes in annotated Pdf to the original file

I'm annotating a pdf in Document Viewer. After making some changes in pdf I want to save it. But there is only save a copy option there. So everytime I've to save new copy and delete older one. Is ...
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Create a new document and rename it directly (in one step) in Ubuntu 18.04

I know this is some how silly and ridiculous, but it is really annoying! I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04.. With Ubuntu 16.04, I was able, when I create a new empty document, to rename it directly: I ...
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Difference between text documents and directories

Why are there no extensions for text documents in Linux? For example when you see something like /etc/issue how are you going to know that issue is a file -- text document -- or a directory? ...
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How to find duplicate names in a text file and display them?

I have a document named names.txt . I want to write a command that finds the most repeated name and shows me how many times this name has been repeated.In case of a the, it will show a random name of ...
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Unable to access Open Office documents stored in windows paritition using ubuntu loaded from flash

Windows doesn't boot, so I wanted to use ubuntu to copy my important files before formatting and reinstalling. the problem is that When copying folders somw files are left behind (the most important ...
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What is my default document root directory?

What is my default document root directory and how do I find it ? Allow me to explain I'm trying to set up CMS on my laptop so I'm following these instructions. In the point where it says to "...
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Ubuntu 16.04 : impossible to create a new document on GUI with right click

I have a small bug since several months, when I do a right click on the file explorer I cannot create a new document, it's a blank area. Here a screen-shot attached.
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How to thumbnail/preview doc, docx, odt and other document files in dolphin?

I was searching some places but couldn't find any solution as to how preview document files like odt, ods, doc, docx in dolphin. Is there any solution to this? I would actually need this because I ...
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Can't find Documents folder while uploading in Ubuntu 16.04

I was uploading my resume to a website and I saw that There was no Documents folder to browse. But the Documents folder hasn't been deleted. When I go to Files I can see and browse through the ...
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pdf conversion to other format

I need your help, I have a pdf file you need to convert to another format. These files contain images and text. In the end, it needs is these pictures. I tried to convert using abiword but there ...
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Highlight words in Document Viewer

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.10. I need to highlight some sentences and/or paragraphs for easy searching but I can't find any option for this in the "Document Viewer" which is the default ...
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How to set document viewer default application?

I tried to set document viewer default application.
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“Create new document” - right-click option missing in Ubuntu GNOME

I would like to to have a "create new document" option in the right-click menu. Currently it looks like this : I am using Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS with GNOME 3.20.
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Libre office dots between words / not displaying documents properly

First LibreOffice opened with nothing but the title bar every time, regardless of the file. Here's a picture of what I mean!here's a picture of what I mean]1 This person seemed to have a similar ...
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problem to search a word in pdf file with “Document Viewer”?

I can't search Persian words. In fact I should search the reserve form of that word to find it . how can I fix this problem by searching the right form of that word ? example : if the word is : بلوک ...
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File Manager Type Classification - Document (pdf/docx)

I have a folder with pdf, doc and docx files, I would like to sort them using the default File manager, displaying pdfs and word docs separately. Unfortunately in the 'Type' column, they are all ...
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.lit file reader on Ubuntu 14.04

I want to read .lit books on Ubuntu 14.04 without converting the file. Please suggest me a reader which can do this.
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Comment & Highlight the PDF & DJVU files?

I have just started working with Ubuntu. My work includes a lot of books that to be read. Hence while reading, I need to --comment & highlight the characters in the form of PDF & DJVU file. ...
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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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How to stop .dirs files from resetting?

I have a dual boot set up with Windows and Ubuntu. I have 3 partitions, 1 for Windows, 1 for Ubuntu and 1 for documents. I have linked the document folders on the docs partition to the user doc ...
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which format is more suitable for reading on a laptop and converting to pdf: chm or epub

which format is more suitable for reading on a laptop and Ubuntu (for bookmarks, annotations, viewing, navigation, ...): chm or epub? which format is more suitable for converting to pdf on Ubuntu: chm ...
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How to copy and paste all text recovered in Terminal with `strings` command?

I want to recover text from a .doc file that wouldn't open in any text editors (msoffice word, libreoffice writer). I have found this answer saying to use a command like strings foo.doc | less And ...
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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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Okular: File -> Properties -> Optimized?

If you open a PDF file in Okular and choose the menu entry "File -> Properties", a list of the current file's various properties is displayed. Among them is the entry Optimized: <Yes|No> ...
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LibreOffice cannot find file

I wrote a really important document and saved it under documents folder. When I restarted my computer I discovered I cannot find the file in it's location. When I opened writer it tells me I need to ...
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Create new document?

When right click is pressed and create new document is highlighted there is only one option [empty document]. How more options can be placed [like new libre office writer document] ?
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Converting scanned documents into “Word” documents?

I have just done a search on Google as to how I would convert a scanned document (of a typescript) into a document that would recognize the characters just like any other Word document. But ofcourse I ...
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Is there a document editor with revision control

I'm looking for a document editor (or software) that 'create a revision' every time a file saves (if there are changes). It's preferred to show the difference in a nice way. Something like a ...
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How to repair a damaged .doc (word) file

(This is Lubuntu 13.04) I have a damaged .doc (word) file, made with abiword. The power went off, and damaged the file. I tried reading it in libreoffice as well. Any advice on how repairing this ...
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Revert to the original document folder

I have a unique problem and though I have tried to solve it on my own I couldn't... The problem is as follows: Please take a backup of your files before you attempt to solve the problem. If ...
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How can I open these .docx files from Chrome more quickly?

This is a very specific question. I'm a lawyer from Chile, the thing is we use a webpage to check on the state of our judiciary cases. The problem when I started using Ubuntu (and Chromium) is that ...
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PDF file renaming according to metadata?

Is there something I can use that renames PDF files according to their content? Basically an equivalent of http://macscripter.net/viewtopic.php?id=27620 in Ubuntu.
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How to edit PDF document?

Usually I receive a PDF contract that I need to sign and send back online. I am wondering what is the easiest way to do so on computer, to avoid the hassle of print/sign/scan process?
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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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GUI for retrieving pdf documents

I have many pdf documents in my computer and I need an easy to use GUI for retrieving those that contain certain terms / phrases. So, my question is if there is any such application for ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Searching through ODT documents without opening them?

Let's say I have 2000 .ODT files. Their names are random numbers. How do I go about searching for, let's say, "pricing list"? How do I find the document I need without opening all of them one by one ...
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How to search within pdf and other documents, other than simple text, preferably using a GUI?

Is this possible in principle? It seems to me that search tools like gnome-search-tool, Catfish and Searchmonkey can search within text files, but not within other more complex documents like pdf or ...
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How to secure Ubuntu server

Is there any complete Ubuntu server hardening document which will suffice ISO 27001 or PCI DSS or any other security standard.
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How do I add a document shortcut to the Unity Panel?

In Gnome 2, I used to be able to drag a particular document, for example, my_to_do_list.txt to the panel. It was quick access to my daily to do list, which opened up in Gedit. This is the same case ...
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How to open OLE2 file format document

I received a file that is .OLE2 format by email and I can't get it open. When I try to open it with Document Viewer (default pfd program Ubuntu) it says it can't support it. I searched in the ...