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Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open standard for document exchange.

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What is the output destination of enscript by default?

What is the output destination of enscript by default? I can't find it in the manpage of enscript. I am trying to convert a text file to a pdf file, but don't know where it outputs the pdf file: $ ...
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Removing text of specific color from PDF

I have a PDF file with some pink text (I can obtain the exact HEX code if necessary) that I need to remove. Can this be done automatically? It's got ~140 pages, so doing this by hand isn't an option. ...
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Firefox downloads opens PDF in LibreOffice

I'm unable to figure out why Firefox is opening PDF files in LibreOffice. This happens when I open the file in the downloads view (the little down area on the toolbar). When I first click on a PDF it ...
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Okular - open links in a new tab or new windows

I want Okular opens pdf links in a new tab or better in a new window. I have enabled open new files in a new tab, but it doesn't work : Okular opens the new file instead of the previous file : one ...
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CUPS: duplex printing crops page (same results via lpr and system dialog)

I've printed a PDF file one-sided as follows: lpr -P Canon_MG5600_series -o sides=one-sided document.pdf The result is as expected (see left side of the image bellow). However, when trying to ...
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Polish characters in a pdf file not rendered correcly in evince

I've received a pdf invoice document containing Polish characters and I cannot render it properly using evince. The problem is related to the font settings. pdffonts show me this: $ pdffonts test.pdf ...
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PDF files: text not showing

In Ubuntu 18.04; Some text in PDF files is not showing when the file is opened in Document Viewer, same in Evince viewer. Was fine in Ubuntu 16.04. Do I need to download some font set or something? ...
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Cannot properly print a specific pdf from terminal, works from document viewer

There is this very specific pdf file that i receive almost daily for work. When i open it with the Document viewer and print it from there it works perfectly, but when i try to use lpr file.pdf i get ...
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Multiple definitions in dictionary at byte 0xbe4f2 for key /Im173

when saving a pdf after merging or deleting some page "Multiple definitions in dictionary at byte 0xbe4f2 for key /Im173" appears. please help.
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Print from Ubuntu (or Peppermint) to Windows printer

I am a newbie to Ubuntu after many years with Microsoft. I have configured my Dell 1320C laser printer to operate under MS Windows 7 including double sided prints. For the Ubuntu machine I can only ...
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Where is the text selection tool in qpdfview?

This is literally the most basic tool in a PDF viewer and it should be available in the top menu as the first tool. I can't find it in qpdfview? where is it?
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Is there a PDF reader with reading mode like adobe does in its mobile app?

I have a visual impairance. Hence, I have to zoom in a lot to be able to read. As a result, lines don't fit the screen anymore and I have to go left and right all the time. Adobe acrobat reader does ...
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Open PDF file with Krusader on Ubunti 18.04

I am trying to to open PDF files with Krusader but it does not do anything when I click on a pdf file (or hit Enter). I set the system default application for pdf files so when I open the Ubuntu's ...
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Convert to PDF 1.7 - any solution?

I am making books into LibreOffice Draw and I post them online for free, but in order to optimize the PDFs for the web that I export through Draw, I need PDF version 1.7. Draw exports in an old ...
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Move PDF page to a different position

My question is simple: is there a simple tool that can allow me to move a page or pages of a pdf to a different position? Say page 2 to move to position (page) 55 or something like that. Currently I ...
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Document Viewer (Evince) displays title instead of name

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 Document Viewer displays pdf title instead of name in the title bar (actually it displays a smaller name string under title in semi-transparency). This is very annoying ...
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Can Evince doul view change page combinition?

When I turn on dual view in Evince (press D), the 2nd and 3rd page will be showed in one screen. How could I change as 1st and 2nd page in one screen?
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Document viewer (evince) couldn't open pdf when system upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04

I just upgraded the system from 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS. Everything works fine until I tried to open pdf. It seems the document viewer could not open pdf files that look normal previously. However, ...
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How to insert comment and delete in PDF Renderer?

I am working in unity for rendering PDF File inside unity application at runtime, But I need to insert and delete a comment in PDF file using PDF Renderer package. I purchased that asset in the unity ...
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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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wkhtmltopdf renders html file in wrong font

I am using wkhtmltopdf tool to convert HTML file into pdf. A document may contains Burmese characters (zawgyi font) and because of that when the tool creates the pdf, the file contains a wrong chars (...
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Convert error when changing pdf to png

I was trying convert a pdf to an image when I got this error. I have since converted the pdf to an image using a screenshot tool, but Im concerned that when I work more with the person that provided ...
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Enable search in file (PDF) contents using tracker

As far as I understand, the gnome search, and maybe also the nautilus search, is driven or at least extended by tracker. I installed tracker in 18.04 to gather the content file search functionality I ...
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Evince “Open Containing Folder” shows “Could not open the containing folder” (Permission denied)

When I open a pdf file using evince and then choose File > Open Containing Folder, then an error message gets shown, stating: Could not open the containing folder Failed to execute child process "...
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exporting pdf's with embedded audio, 2018 ipad to ubuntu 18.04

Is there a program for ubuntu 18.04 that lets me open pdf files that have embedded audio of lectures made on 2018 ipad? I was thinking of ipad apps like Notability, Supernote, etc. I am happy to use a ...
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Converting PDF (generated using pdflatex) to LaTeX [closed]

Is there a package which converts PDF to LaTeX? I have the PDFs created using TeX but I have lost the original .tex file. Can I retrieve the TeX back from PDF?
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How to keep hyperlinks with Abiword when creating PDF?

When I write a document in Abiword and then print it to a file my hyperlinks get lost. It seems that LibreOffice can export PDF with hyperlinks. When I opened my document that I created with Abiword ...
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PDF reader supporting “next document in the folder” keyboard shortcut?

In Sumatra PDF you can skip to next document in the current folder by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Right/Left. I am looking for an alternative PDF reader available in Ubuntu that supports this feature.
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gs ghostcript doesn't shrink my pdf any longer

i've been using ghsotscript to shrink my pdf and everything worked fine until today. I don't know why but the script executes itself but does not shrink my file size... here's the command i've been ...
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How to display Excel Spreadsheet in Unity? [duplicate]

I need to display Excel Spreadsheet inside of Unity with edit and read feature. This is a PDF file image but Excel file displays like this:
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Chromium Web Browser will show PDF font from usps.com — but prints gibberish

The PDF prints fine when using FireFox but not with Chromium. Also, when using Chromium to save the PDF document, and then open that PDF in FireFox, that prints out OK. So the problem only happens ...
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How to edit the Table of Contents in a PDF?

How can I edit the Table of Contents (also called Outline in Evince) in a PDF file? For example, if I see a typo in the Table of Contents, how can I edit it to fix it myself? Or if I want to add more ...
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How to edit rtl pdf in LibreOffice?

I have to fill a pdf form in Hebrew. The original file seems to be created in Windows. I open the pdf in LibreOffice (Version: 5.1.6.2) and it reverses order of letters. The language of the document ...
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Firefox is not displaying PDF

firefox browser is not displaying PDF files. i had installed Adobe Reader but it doesn't work. Here are my preferences settings. and config settings:
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Unable to open several (but not all) pdf files within mendeley desktop (Ubuntu 18.04)

as the title says, Mendeley Desktop says "Unable to open PDF - It may be damaged" but I am able to open with external viewer by Right click > Open File Externally. Edit: The same file opens in ...
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Convert Text Books to Audiobooks?

I know that there are services, such as Zamzar that will convert a file type such as ebpub to an audio format such as an mp3. Is there such software on Ubuntu systems?
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How to install drivers for Canon MX920 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I am trying to print pdf's on a Canon MX920 from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS but it says there is no printer installed. I can't install the printer - it says it can't find drivers. I can print just fine from ...
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view document name in document viewer

How do I make the "Document Viewer" application show me the document name that I'm viewing? Preferrably in the Title Bar of the application I'm running 16.04
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How do I combine .tif files without tiffcp

I have 536 .tif files. I want to join them and convert the output file into a pdf file. Now the problems which I am facing are: tiffcp gives an error: Unknown field with tag 32934 (0x80a6) ...
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Marking a pdf's metadata

I need to create a pdf with javascript, and put some unique identifier (a collection of 10 SHA-256 hashes) as metadata. Is there a slot for arbitrary metadata? I feel it's awkward putting this in the "...
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Fonts supported by Paps(text to pdf conversion)

I'm using paps package to convert a lot of text files to pdf with different fonts for each(Automated using python). The problem with paps is that it doesn't yield an error when the specified font isn'...
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pdf font mangling on printing mixed results

I use pdflatex to produce many pdfs for my professional life. I'm getting mixed results on the font printing correctly when I print to a network HP 600 M602. I'm using the HP LaserJet 600 M602, ...
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Find two images and convert them to .pdf [closed]

I have two images named x.jpg & y.jpg. I want to find/locate them and convert them to .pdf. I locate and convert to .pdf one image by: convert $(locate x.jpg) file.pdf But for converting two ...
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interpreting message in “virustotal”

I wonder if anyone can help me with the results of my virustotal-scan (online virus lab). I submitted a pdf-file of an Russian-German textbook ("1_Ulrike_Patow_Gabriela_Stelzig_Russisch_bitte.pdf") ...
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pdf viewer withour javascript enabled

I'm searching for a good, simple PDF viewer without javascript support. This link says that Evince does not have javascript support but may in future. I want a PDF viewer that has no javascript ...
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No Pdf reader plugin 18.04

There is no PDF reader plugin available for Ubuntu 18.04 Budgie. Where would one be if one existed. The old adobe version for linux seems to be no longer available, synaptic package manager had ...
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How to use tesseract to convert to PDF with multiple languages

I'm trying to ocr a pdf document in tesseract that has Greek and English text. I converted the files to tiff since tesseract can't input pdf tesseract file.tiff output -l eng+osd+ell Gives me no ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Printer not working for most apps (PDF, evince, Firefox…)

I have a problem with all GTK apps (evince, gedit, Firefox, gimp) not seeing my installed printer. When pressing Print, I can only choose Print to file, my printer is not shown. So I can not print ...
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No colour printing on 18.04 after upgrade with hp officejet 6500 e709n

After upgrading to 18.04 i encounter troubles when trying to print pdfs in colour. When I open a pdf in okular and try to print it, the output is always b/w. Further I am missing the printer quality ...
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Firefox opening PDF in new tab repeatedly

Recently tried to open a link which was a PDF file. Normally this would just display the contents of the PDF file in a new tab. This time however, it opened a new tab, where the title read the ...