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

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To convert web pages referred nestedly in a directory tree into PDF

How can we convert web pages linked/referred complicatedly and nestedly in a directory tree into just a single PDF file? If we're lucky may there be few Ubuntu tools, programs, or scripts will do this?...
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How to make a PDF Form uneditable?

Is there a way I can fill out a PDF form in Ubuntu and safe it in a way that one cannot alter it longer? I remember there is such function on some other OS (e.g. macOS), but it seems like the Ubuntu ...
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How to open PDF files on Telegram with my preferred application in Kubuntu?

Whenever I open a PDF document in Telegram, it opens in Xournal++. But I want it to open with Okular, which I have set as the default PDF reader. PDF documents in Dolphin do open with Okular. How to ...
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PDF freezing my laptop

I've tried to open this PDF (UPDATED) on Chrome, Evince and Zathura. All freeze my laptop. I've tried to compress the file using ghostscript, but it also freezes. I waited more than 1 hour and it just ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 only prints partial pdf's sometimes

Does anyone have a fix for this problem? Try to print a pdf (multiple printers tried from two different computers - Xerox, Brother & HP, multiple documents) Parts of printed page are blank I ...
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Incorrect font spacing to fill PDF form

I am filling out this PDF form, IRS Form 1040, in evince 3.36.7 on Ubuntu 20.04 and having a problem that the numbers I input are not aligned correctly with the background bars. Please see this ...
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KDE Service Menus get list of selected files in selected order

I try to add an Service Menu Action to dolphin to combine selected pdf-files with pdfunite. It works so far. Now I am stuck, because I want to select the order, in which the files are concatenated. ...
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Chromium opens PDFs with Gimp, rather than the system default

This is a really weird issue: whenever I download and open a PDF in Chromium, it will always open it with Gimp, while my system default PDF viewer is evince (aka Document Viewer). I don't know why ...
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Problem with PDF file on Ubuntu 20.04

I've got a perfectly good pdf file sitting on a cloud, pCloud. When I'm on a windows 10 system I can read it just fine. However when I look at the same file from Linux or from my android phone it ...
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Grey background when converting EPUB to PDF

I am trying to convert EPUB to PDF, I tried from multiple sources such as calibre, zamzar, and many online platform but each time after converting EPUB to PDF background is grey out, is there any way ...
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AR sandbox app won’t open

I have an AR sandbox with a laptop running Ubuntu on it and the app for it will only occasionally open. When it does, it’s usually in between a bunch of restarts and waiting. This is the sandbox ...
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Why does compressing this PDF using “convert” make this pdf bigger?

Using the command convert -density 100 -quality 100 in.pdf out.pdf to convert a scan into a smaller pdf has worked for me before. Yet I have come accross a scan that it does not work on. I have tried ...
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Disable save, copy , paste options from firefox

we are using a private site and firefox is our browser. We don't want anyone to copy paste or download the pdf files we have in our site, not even ourselves. We would like to disable this option . ...
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Tab completion for pdf files with spaces in path

I want to open the pdf file ~/dir1\ with\ spaces/dir2/file.pdf from the command line. I type evince ~/dir1\ with\ spaces/ and hit TAB twice for autocomplete. But I won't get offered dir2. After adding ...
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Fill & Sign PDF on Ubuntu

When using Adobe Reader on a Windows desktop, one can open a PDF and use the fill & sign option. This option does not seem to appear on the Ubuntu version of Adobe Reader. How does one fill and ...
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How can I compress my .PDF (two pages) to less than 100 kB?

I have a PDF file that I want to compress to less than 100 kB. It has a scan of two pages that I scanned from my mobile scanner. Post scan it is 338 kB (with minimum quality to view the pages). ...
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How to print a pdf file to pdf including annotations and force rasterization from the terminal

What I actually want to achieve is, the result I get when printing to pdf from Okular and clicking on force rasterization and print annotations. However, I would like to do this from the terminal (my ...
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Bullet points appear as a 't' when exporting PDFs from WPS Office

When I export a presentation to PDF from WPS Office, I have the issue that bullet points do not show correctly. In WPS office the bullet points being shown like this: In the exported PDF they look ...
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WARNING: Using fallback font ArialMT for base font Symbol

Version: OS lsb_release -a : Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS PHP php -v : 8.0.1 Apache apache2 -v : 2.4.29 (Ubuntu) Python3 python3 --version : Python 3.6.9 Problem Statement: I'm using Python script which ...
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What is the simplest way to print a PDF file?

There are several ways to use OpenOffice to print a PDF file, but somehow that feels like using a sledgehammer to swat a fly. So what is the very simplest, lightweight way to print a PDF file without ...
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Okular not able to display pdf file

Hi i am used to working with pdfs in Okular. And everything was working fine but suddenly okular is not able to open the pdf file that i regularly make changes to. For example,just this morning i used ...
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PDF and other printers don't show in printer list in Quasar Accounting

I am using Xubuntu 20.04 and I'm having some difficulty with some features for the PDF and Canon printers. The issue is, I installed the printers and they work well to print from the browser and ...
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How to specify the title of the PDF file GS produces?

I'm using this gs -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -q -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dAutoRotatePages=/None -sOutputFile=finished.pdf file1.pdf file2.pdf file3.pdf to concatenate 3 PDF files, and gs inexplicably takes the ...
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I'm trying to create a speak app but i got error as Segmentation fault

Hai hello my fellow geeks,I'm trying to build text speaking app with Python, Here this is my code.. import pyttsx3 import PyPDF2 book=open("LifesAmazingSecets.pdf",'rb') pdfReader=PyPDF2....
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PDF/eBook reader with horizontal scrolling feature instead of vertical

So far all the readers I experienced scroll pages vertically, while fitting horizontally A4 pages' width. Are there softwares out there able to: "swipe left" pages fit vertically both A4 ...
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convert landscape image to portrait

I;m using the USPS app to generate a shipping label. The app doesn't print the label directly; instead it generates a PDF for it. The problem is that the image is in landscape mode, and I need it in ...
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How to strip image metadata from images embedded within a pdf from the command line?

I know that exiftool is used to strip metadata from many types of files, including image file formats and pdf format. I want a way to strip metadata from images embedded in a pdf from the command line ...
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Set as default application is not working (opening pdf files): Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

I want to open my pdf file with evince (document viewer) as the default application. I right-click on the pdf, properties, open with and the Default application is ImageMagick I try to change it by ...
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PDF invert from white to black background and black to white font - is there an application?

If I am reading my PDFs, I am searching for an application to invert my PDF from white background and black font to black background and white font. Is there an application for that? Very much thanks!
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Putting Digital Signature on PDF in Ubuntu 20.04

Adobe Acrobat DC on windows support this feature. While snap package adobe acrobat is partially functional on linux, as it logs incompatibility message. So actually I am looking for signing my offer ...
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Can I change the font of a pdf document that was sent to me?

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. I was sent a pdf file that I can barely read because the characters are jammed together, probably because of some font compatibility problem. I know nothing about the ...
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Can 'Save as' in Atril be configured to open the file chooser with most recent directory selected instead of /home/Documents for downloaded PDFs?

For downloaded PDF files opened in Atril, the 'Save as' file chooser dialogue defaults to the /home/Documents directory, which is not what I want to use 100% of the time. Ideally I would like to be ...
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Prevent embedded fonts from being rasterized when printing PDF

When printing PDFs on my Brother printers, e.g. HL-4150CDN, the fonts are often noticeably rasterized. This occurs even when, according to the document information, the fonts are embedded within the ...
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Okular text annotation does not appear

I decided to give okular a try for editing pdf files but I am having an issue with the 'typewriter tool'. The text I type does not appear on the pdf itself within the okular editor. If I save the file ...
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Software to validate PDF/X-1a:2001 or PDF/X-3:2002 compliant files

I need to validate several PDF documents (books) that I am writing in LaTeX. They are documents for print on demand and the publisher asks me PDF files compliant with PDF/X-1a:2001 or PDF/X-3:2002. ...
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OCR with two-page layout

I'm trying to do OCR on a pdf with a two-page layout - in a landscape-orientation page of the PDF, the left half is one (portrait-orientation) page, the right half is the next (portrait-orientation) ...
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Okular documents clutter Ubuntu 18 dock

I use Okular to view PDF documents on Ubuntu 18.04. If I have multiple PDFs open at the same time, each of them creates a new item in the Ubuntu Dock. This quickly messes up my dock. In addition, ...
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Problem starting bkcrack from a terminal

First, I will describe how I use bkcrack: I am using LINUX in the live version (Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS). I downloaded the LINUX version of bkcrack from GITHUB and put the password file in this folder (...
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How to find/search for text results only in the Outline/headers in PDFs open in Evince?

Okular 20.8 and earlier has a feature that I miss badly: the ability to search for results only in the header titles, AKA "Outline" tab in the Evince UI. But in Evince 3.38, I don't see any ...
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auto install email attachments to file?

I'm semi-new to Linux and ubuntu. I'm setting up a Linux server for a small office that doubles as a network drive. I'm trying to find a software that will take all email attachments and save them to ...
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Is there anything to read and hand-annotate a pdf like on paper on a touchscreen with stylus?

I have a DELL touchscreen convertible and I would like to be able to read, but also annotate with a stylo like I am used on paper, a pdf, so to say bye bye to paper. I can't find any PDF reader ...
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Why cannot WPS PDF add a note/annotation in Bengali language?

I can add a note or annotation in English language while reading a pdf file in WPS PDF. But when I try to add a note in Bengali language some square boxes appear instead of showing it in Bengali. ...
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pdftk move page 1 to the end

I am looking for the correct string to move the first page to the end of a PDF regardless of how many pages it has. It is unknown how many pages will be in each file but we want to move the cover page ...
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How can I merge numbered pdf files with pdftk?

I have to merge a lot of pdf files and I numbered them from 1 to 100 or more. I want to merge specific files. Can I merge them doing something similar to this? pdftk [1-20].pdf cat output out.pdf
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LibreOffice Impress: Import PDF

I downloaded a presentation and edited it in LibreOffice Impress. Apparently I didn't pay attention it was only saved in /tmp - and it's gone now, but I exported it as PDF, which I still have. Now I ...
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How to set up shared pdf printer on home network

Is there a step by step procedure to set up a shared pdf printer on 20.04? I have installed a cups pdf printer which works fine on my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop host. From the GUI >> Printers >> ...
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Permission denied for disc drive accessed from Xournal++ app [duplicate]

I want access PDF data from within Xournal++ app. I have system SSD disc and another disc mounted as /mnt/data. When in try open /mnt/ from Xournal >>File >>Open and navigate filesystem to ...
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Free E-Book / PDF reader like Bookviser

I wanted a decent E-Book / PDF reader and after some surfing, I found bookviser but apparently, that isn't available for linux. What I really want to have is this kind of effect. Any kind of ...
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Change window size when opening pdf from archive manager

On Ubuntu 20.04, when I open a pdf file directly from the archive manager when it is part of a zip file, the document viewer always displays that pdf file in a small window. I would like it to open by ...
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PDF editor and viewer for Ubuntu

I am starting to use Ubuntu as my main system for academic activities due to its security and performance. Well, in WINDOWS I use Adobe Acrobat PRO DC, especially for the following functions: Delete ...

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