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PDF Printing ask for filename Ubuntu 20.04

How do I set up a PDF printer that will as for a filename ? Thanks Ubuntu 20.04 Mate
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Where is pdfjoin (Ubuntu 18.04 and later)?

I am used to using "pdfjoin", a small utility in older Debian-based distributions (8 and older). When I moved to Ubuntu 18.04, I realized that command is no longer available. Where did it go?
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Imagemagick crops when creating pdfs but not on pngs

The following snippet generates a png image with a diagonal text across it: convert -size 1200x -background transparent -font "DejaVu-Sans" -gravity center -rotate -45 label:"Test Test Test Test" ...
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OCR pdf files to spreadsheet

Using Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS - GNOME 3.28.2 - 64bit 7.5Gb I want to be able to turn scanned pdf files into spreadsheets. Downloaded ocrmypdf seemingly correctly, but I can't get any output. Latest error ...
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Find text overlap in two pdfs

I have two pdfs and I want to find the text overlap between both files. With overlap I mean that the tool should indicate when at least four following words in both files agree. Is there such a tool ...
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How is the “Security” of a PDF established by Ubuntu/Gnome?

The PDF document properties (Via GUI) shows a pdf's "Security" as below. Running the pdf through qpdf with the command: qpdf in.pdf --encrypt "" "" 40 --print=n --modify=n -- out.pdf Gives the same ...
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How to change the default saving behaviour of Evince Document Viewer following highlight?

If I highlight a sentence using Evince Document Viewer, it gets highlighted. But after highlighting when I click Ctrl + S (that is save), it is giving pop up for saving each-time. Then eventually I ...
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How to highlight pdf based on pattern matching from ubuntu terminal?

Aware that pdf can be read into the terminal using The Poppler Developers tools. One of the tools which helps in checking for a pattern in the pdf and then printing in the terminal is pdfgrep ...
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Looking for pdf viewer/editor which stores sessions so it can be open in windows version

I use dual boot windows 10 and Ubuntu, and I often change OS on daily basis. My research depends strongly on lots of opened pdf-s in same time. When I am in middle of work on, for example, Ubuntu, ...
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LibreOffice on Lubuntu focal: Incomplete pdf when exporting to pdf

I installed Lubuntu focal with the standard libre office. When I create a pdf (all 3 ways) I do not get the text. However I get the empty tables. I tried the same with Ubuntu and there it works. Any ...
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Is there a tool to split a scanned PDF when reaching a separator page?

In our office, we have to scan a bunch of incoming documents every day. We do have a scanner with an automatic feeder which will save each scanned document to some fileshare on our network. Yet ...
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interactive pdf files download fails

Running ubuntu 18.04 Usually no problem downloading pdf, but since an online library website switched to interactive pdf form the download link shows an error message and I have been unable to either ...
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Print filled PDF form with lpr

I'm having trouble printing a filled PDF form using lpr. Each time I print using lpr, the unfilled original form is printed. Does anyone know how to print the filled content from command line?
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Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa - Can't associate document type with application

Just migrated from 18.04 to 20.04. pdf files were associated with document viewer OK until I installed Vivaldi browser. Since that clicking a pdf file will open it in Vivaldi. It is possible to ...
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How do you export a file as a PDF on GIMP 2.10 when layers are hidden and photos are in shapes?

I've made a recipe book on behalf of an animal sanctuary and am just about ready to print but when I export the file as a PDF it looks terrible! The main recipe photo is inside a curve shape (using ...
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PDF reader with navigation from/to references

I'm looking for a PDF reader which automatically links in-text citations, in square brackets, to the corresponding references, giving the option to click on the in-text citation to go to the reference ...
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No files will open from Nautilus

Whenever I double-click a file in Nautilus it does not open. See below screenshots for .pdf and .png files. It does show the icon for document viewer for the .pdf file, but it still displays the ...
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Watermark all pdfs in folder with the file's name

I have a bunch of pdf files in a folder. I would like to watermark all of them. The watermak should be the name of the file itself. How? I'm using ubuntu 18.04LTS
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pdfcrop not found after Ubuntu update

I had pdfcrop installed on Ubuntu 19.04 and it worked fine. However, after updating it to 19.10, I could not use it anymore. It returns me the following error: pdfcrop: command not found If I try to ...
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“print completed” only 1/2 pages printed

my printer is Brother HL-L2300D. I have printed a pdf file, the message showed "print completed", but only the first page out of 2 pages was printed. When I tried to print only the second page the ...
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Unable to convert to the pdf to image

Trying to convert pdf file to image, installed poppler. If I run commont pdftoppm -png (input file name).pdf (output file name) the result is showing as I/O Error: Couldn't open file '(input file ...
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Epson printer XP-445 does not print pdf files after upgrading to 19.10

After upgrading from 19.4 to 19.10 everything works fine. The printer can print a testpage, and no problems with textfiles. But it will not print PDF files, E-mail messages or output from other ...
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search all pages of long pdf for string

I used a ghostscript command to unite all the pdf files in a directory into one which is about eighty pages long. When I run a search for a string with evince, it tells me the number of times it was ...
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Configure simple-scan to produce PDF with better quality

I am scanning documents with simple-scan and I'm finding that, if I save documents as PDF, the quality is very low, and if I afterwards save teh document as PNG, the quality is very high. I have ...
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How do i generate a certificate to sign pdf electronically?

I'm stuck trying to figure out what kind of certificate I need to create, and how to create it to sign PDF's with LibreOffice. I created a GnuPG key, that did not work. I tried to create a private key ...
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Why I am not able view PDF through document viewer

I am not able to look my PDF. There comes a dialog box when I try to open it . It's like this: Unable to open document “file:///home/ankur/Desktop/10th/__MACOSX/10th/._BIOLOGY_LIFE PROCESSES(10th)_L1....
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Okular does not want to open pdf's saved through Zotero

I am very new to Linux / Ubuntu and have been playing around with it for the past week. I have come across a problem I can't seem to fix. If I want to open a PDF with Okular, which has been stored / ...
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Table printed from PDF on Ubuntu 16.04 has different sizes than defined

I have created a table in libreoffice writer as follows: page settings: A4 landscape, margins (left, right, top, bottom): 0mm, 0mm, 0mm, 0mm. Table: positioning: from left: 0mm from top: 0mm from ...
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How to find corrupted PDF files from the command line efficiently?

I found a corrupted PDF file that gives me the following message when trying to open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader: There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be ...
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ps2pdf does not honour Pagesize directive

Postscript 3.0 file requires A3 size: ~/home_shared/project/auto/2020$ head -1 electr.ps %!PS-Adobe-3.0 ~/home_shared/project/auto/2020$ grep -i bound electr.ps %%PageBoundingBox: 0 0 842 1191 % A3 ...
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Print PDF from Okular without scaling down?

I have just started using Okular now that I've installed Kubuntu (18.04). Previously, when printing a PDF, I would get an option about scaling. For instance, Adobe Reader has options such as "Fit to ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 How To Get Pandoc Making PDF Files?

Install pandoc: $ sudo apt install texlive-latex-base pandoc Use pandoc to make pdf from a Markdown file: $ pandoc file.md -o file.pdf Error message: kpathsea: Running mktextfm ecrm1000 /usr/...
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Libreoffice Can't Export PDF?

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04LTS (Latest Updates), and my version of Libreoffice seems to be broken somehow. When I go to export a PDF of something, including a brand new document, I get "general input/...
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Printing a PDF on a thermal label printer from Ubuntu 19.10

We have just purchased a pretty stock standard thermal label printer, a usb TSC DC2700, to print courier labels. We have Ubuntu 19.10 running on our Lenovo PC (which has been awesome). I have ...
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Change default annotation author in PDF Ubuntu

I wish to change the default annotation author to "anonymous" so that whenever I add an annotation, the name "anonymous" would appear. Trying to follow the steps provided here: https://help.gnome.org/...
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How to tell thunderbird to use doc viewer for pdf

In Thunderbird settings I can tell it to use a specific program to open all pdf documents. I want to use the document viewer utility (evince) but I don't know how to indicate that to Thunderbird. If ...
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All of a sudden my HP LaserJet 2550L decided to stop printing… any idea what could be wrong?

I have an HP LaserJet 2550L. It works just fine, I could print my invoices without a problem. The other day, I printed a different document with many lines and borders and images. While that job was ...
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Software to make in-text references less prominant in pdfs

As a researcher I spend a lot of time reading PDFs. Some of the articles I read are so heavy with in-text references that it is distracting. I am looking for software which can either dim (change the ...
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Creating a virtual display on Ubuntu Server

I have an Ubuntu Server (18.04.4) VM, with a FreeNAS machine running bhyve as the host for virtualization. I am building a service to headlessly save web pages to PDF using wkhtmltopdf. When invoking ...
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okular stamps not visible in other pdf viewers

I run 18.04.1-Ubuntu and have installed okular using snap okular 19.04.2 63 stable kde✓ I'd like to create image signature stamps with okular like described here How to add a Signature ...
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Convert images into PDF without ImageMagick hacks

Since ImageMagick's PDF abilities are broken ("not authorized" error) for some time with no solution in sight, what are the alternatives for converting images into PDF format right now? I'm not ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 - default document viewer won't show PDF files

I have Ubuntu 19.10 installed on a Dell Vostro 3670 (Intel® Core™ i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz × 12 ). The system has a Nvidia video card and the Nvidia 435.21 driver is installed. When you try to open a ...
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I can't print PDF files in 18.04

I use Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS and I have trouble printing PDF files. When I start the job (be it from Evince, Okular or Chrome) the paper LED of my printer Brother (HL-L2310D) starts blinking and then ...
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how to automate creating a PDF file with graphics from the command line [duplicate]

I have a sequence of images 1.jpeg , 2.jpeg etc... that I want to import in that order into a single pdf document. I would like to automate this process so that I can do it directly from the command ...
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How to use CUPS PDF to create a network PDF printer

I'm using https://github.com/hanazuki/docker-ubuntu-cups to run cups PDF on an ubuntu docker. I mapped like this: sudo docker run -it -p 6310:631 -e ADMIN_USERNAME=admin -e CUPS_ADMIN_PASSWORD=admin -...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Epson ET-3700 Won't Print from Browser

I'm new to Ubuntu/Linux. I have successfully installed an Epson ET-3700 printer using these instructions: https://tutorialforlinux.com/2019/06/19/driver-epson-et-3700-ubuntu-18-04-how-to-download-...
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How to go back to last page viewed in Document Viewer?

Say I have a 1000 page PDF document. I'm viewing something on page 100 and need to check something on page 944. Now I'm on page 944 and want to jump back to my last viewed page 100. How would I do ...
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Printer Filter Failed error while printing files with long filename

Whenever I try to print the files with long name like ACFrOgDqkhn2LRDLIxz0Zvdexu6R-mu4b0RDo5SRtmYs.pdf it will not print but when I rename it to 1.pdf it will get printed. On checking the /var/log/...
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Evince snap doesn't remember window size

As per title, the snap version of evince doesn't remember window size, page zoom and which page it was on after closing and reopening a document. For example if I'm on page 5 of a document with 150% ...
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Put signature onto pdf file [duplicate]

I have two files: A pdf file and a png file with my signature. Now I want to put the png image file onto the pdf on a particular place. Which GUI tool could help me here?

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