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

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Hyperlinks in evince do not open

I cannot open links in evince (I'm using chromium). Starting it from terminal, the error message I get when clicking a link is error while loading shared libraries: libwayland-egl.so.1: failed to ...
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Is there a PDF software that allows printing a comment summary?

Ubuntu discourages the installation of Adobe Reader (no longer supported). Adobe Reader X allows to create (and print) a comment summary: the comments in a page are listed and referenced in a separate ...
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Colibri opens instead of PDF and image files

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, and some files no longer open correctly in their default applications (e.g. PDF and JPG files). Instead, Colibri opens with no content. I've confirmed their ...
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Evince - Libreoffice - Geogebra - Apparmor issues

I try to authorize evince to open Geogebra and libreoffice files as links. Using evince 3.18.2 on ubuntu 16.04. Update 1: I've just installed a fresh 18.04 with the same problem. Update 2: Here are ...
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Create CMYK PDF from Inkscape SVG with 100% Magenta “cutkontur”

I designed a sticker to be cut free-form. The printer asks: Please note: For the contour cut we need a vectorized contour line from you in the pdf > print file. Please color this line with a ...
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Fonts different between pure English PDF and Chinese-English PDF by using Nightmare with Docker (similar to Debian9) [closed]

I am using NightmareJS to generate PDF in Docker (similar to Debian9). I printed 2 PDF with 1 pure English and 1 Chinese-English in content. I copied all fonts from Mac to Docker for trial to avoid ...
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Foxit Reader uses 30% CPU unless run as root? [closed]

I downloaded Foxit Reader (64bit: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/) and installed it but ran into a problem. I had to switch from Wayland (Gnome vanilla) to Xorg to install it but when I run ...
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Evince hide all comments

I am trying to view a PDF created by AutoCAD LT; for some reason it shows with a "comment box" around all of the text elements. I have a PDF with hundreds of little boxes that cannot be moved or ...
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Where does Okular store its config files?

I'm trying to pre-configure Okular to add it to my custom Ubuntu image. but I can't seem to find the right config files. I need to edit the main toolbar to add a few more buttons like a fullscreen ...
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cups-pdf disappeared with update to U 18.04

The virtual PDF printer is no longer available. It was based on cups-pdf. Since 18.04 it is gone. No error message. Just disappeared in GUI for printer control. Worked fine before the upgrade. New ...
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Unsupported document-format “application/pdf”

I'm trying to print .pdf documents from the command line using the lpr command and I'm getting this error: Unsupported document-format "application/pdf" Could you please help me what can be the ...
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How can I merge pdf files without duplicating fonts?

I need to merge about a 100 pdf files into one where each file uses more or less the same unsubsetted fonts. All the options I have tried so far (pdfunite, gs, etc) are not intelligent about font ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 inverted colors in PDF print after reinstalling libgs9-common package

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04, CUPS would no longer print PDFs. I checked /var/log/cups/error.log and discovered these error messages: /base/gsicc_manage.c:1244: gsicc_open_search(): Could not find ...
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convert gimp mng to pdf no longer works

For over 4 years, I have been successfully using the Askubuntu method: How can I export a PDF from GIMP with each layer on a new page on LTS 14.04 to export an mng file and then convert to pdf. ...
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How to add DRM protection to my DRM-free ebooks?

I have started reading ebooks, and found store selling DRM-free ebooks, which are watermarked with my real name and email address. I copy these ebooks to my PocketBook Basic Lux 2. In case, that I ...
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Printer prints slides in the reverse order

I never had problems on windows printing slides in the right order. In Ubuntu there is a problem: I dont have adobe reader here. When I print some papers with the standard document viewer they will be ...
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PDF from windows empty on Ubuntu

I have a PDF that shows fine in Windows - both in chrome browser and in Adobe Reader. When I transfer the file to Ubuntu 16.04, and try to read it, it is blank. This happens both in okular, in chrome,...
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How do I edit PDF annotations made by macOS Preview?

In macOS High Sierra's Preview I drew a rectangle on a PDF. In Lubuntu 18.04's Document Viewer, I see only the ability to add text or highlight, but the rectangle appears inaccessible as if background ...
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Are there any PDF viewing software that allows split view?

I'm on 16.04 and would like to view two different sections of the same PDF in the same window. I know it is possible to open several instances of PDF viewer but that's rather annoying. I've tried ...
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GIMP PDF import from Gmail attachment dialog opens behind Firefox in Ubuntu 18.04

Firefox is on Workspace 1, GIMP is on Workspace 2, but the same things happens if they are both on the same workspace. Firefox is maximized but this same thing happens even if it is not. Using Gmail, ...
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Can't print PDFs under Ubuntu 18.03

I'm on Ubuntu 18.03. If I try to print a PDF from the default viewer, it displays a message to say that printing completed successfully, but nothing comes out of the printer. If I open the same PDF ...
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extract embedded barcode from a PDF

When I try to use "pdfimages" to extract barcode from PDF, for example, this one. Initially, I thought these barcodes are images, but maybe not because based on my test pdfimages is not able to ...
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Crop pdf generated with gnuplot

I am generating a graph with gnuplot and then, I need to crop a part of it as a pdf or high-quality image to be used with LaTeX. I have tried generating the graph as a pdf and then cropping it but it ...
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After latest Ubuntu security install, I can only print images and plain text files

After installing the latest Ubuntu security update, I began to have problems with printing pdf files, LibreOffice files, and gedit plain text. A blank page is printed instead. The situation is as ...
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how to open PDF file at specific page in the terminal?

I am trying to open a .pdf file with FoxitReader from the terminal. The following works on the terminal: /opt/foxitsoftware/foxitreader/FoxitReader "Document.pdf" But this doesn't: /opt/...
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Trouble with batch conversion of .png to .pdf using convert

convert /home/bill/TempScan/*.png myfile.pdf gives error message: convert-im6.q16: not authorized `myfile.pdf' @ error/constitute.c/WriteImage/1037. Any help would be appreciated!
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Error during converting jpg to pdf

Each time I want to convert jpg file to pdf by this command convert *.jpg pictures.pdf I have this error message: convert: not authorized `pictures.pdf' @ error/constitute.c/WriteImage/1028.
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Unable to print PDFs containing Unicode

Is there any trick to printing PDFs containing Unicode? I'm trying to print this paper, and although I can view it just fine on my Ubuntu 16 laptop, when I send it to another Ubuntu 16 computer (...
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Gedit LaTeX plugin : pdf creation

I just can't compile a pdf with gedit-latex-plugin. It is working by using pdflatex command in terminal. I try with this .tex file : \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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What programs can edit rich text fields in a PDF?

I've been using Document Viewer to fill out a PDF that has editable fields. It's been working okay with one exception. I would like to use rich text in some of the fields. Nothing too fancy, just bold ...
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Availability of pdf2htmlex package in Ubuntu 18.04

pdf2htmlex is available in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, but it is removed in 18.04. Will it return to official repository? If yes, then when?
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Simple scan document scanner

I was scanning parts of a textbook I need to return to the library soon( & it might be months before I can borrow it again) then saved it as a PDF which wouldn't open because it was corrupted,then ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 Nautilus and PDFs not working

I installed Xubuntu 18.04, nautilus and evince. When navigating with nautilus and trying to open PDF files, the nautilus window shortly flashes but nothing happens (no PDF file is opened). ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 & pdf Document Viewer 3.28.2 showing accent problem

I have a pdf document with Spanish char, the words without accent shows no problem, but words with accent (ó, à, etc.) is showing garbage, I couldn't find where to fix it, can someone please tell me ...
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Removing signature image from PDF

I have signed a PDF to send it online (I did with xournal I think). They wanted it per post. I printed it and sent it, they wanted the signature handwritten. I need to remove the signature from the ...
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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 ...