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

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Ubuntu 22.04 Nautilus unable to open pdf files from Google Drive

I have Ubuntu22.04 installed. I have enabled Google Online account. Using Nautilus, I am able to open all types of files (Libre office etc.) directly by clicking them on the Google drive folder. ...
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How to print an image to PDF from the graphical interface?

Right now I'm using GThumb to print images to PDF but am looking for a short-cut. Certainly there are console based utilities to convert files to PDF but I'm looking to do that from the graphical ...
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Jammy 22.04 Firefox Snap Download PDF to Existing Subfolder Fails Silently

In Ubuntu 22.04 Firefox Snap version, I am unable to download PDFs to an existing subfolder using the Download Icon in Firefox's built-in PDF viewer, though it works for a top-level folder; e.g., ...
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Okular toolbar doesn't change according to gnome theme_22.04 [duplicate]

Installed Okular on 22.04 a couple of days back and after some tweaking realized that the toolbar doesn't change according to gnome's theme and I can't find the theme option within Okular for the ...
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How to uninstall foxit reader from Ubuntu 20.04?

I'm trying in every possible way to delete this PDF reader, but I'm not getting it. A while ago, I "uninstalled" deleting the files from the computer. downloaded file: https://www....
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Opening a pdf on Ubuntu on WSL

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 with WSL2 in Windows 10. I need to open a file Rplot.pdf on Ubuntu. I've tried: First: xdg-open Rplots.pdf I got: Error: no "view" mailcap rules found for type "...
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Reading/studying from Pdf's in dark mode, with customizable highlighting and annotations

I'm trying to read some pdfs in Ubuntu with Document Viewer(DV), however to customize the colour, thickness, etc. it's really bothersome, since whatever (few) choices we have in DV, we must customize ...
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Installed Okular on Ubuntu 22.04 that came with KDE connect,connect indictor, etc

I just installed Okular using sudo apt-get install okular,however, when I when went into the "show application" GUI it shows 4 additional apps, KDE connect, KDE connect indicator, KDE ...
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Different evince on Ubuntu software GUI _22.04

I am seeing 2 Evince document viewers in the Ubuntu software GUI. One is the deb version and the other is the snap version. Both are of different size and version. My first question is are they the ...
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make document viewer keep page

after upgrading to ubuntu 22.04 from the 20.04 I have this problem with the default GNOME document viewer I'm reading some books in pdf and in the 20.04 after closing the file , when I opened it again,...
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How to find searchable PDFs

I have a folder with many PDFs. Some are no doubt searchable. Can I search for and identify only those which are searchable? Adobe gives an error message if a PDF is an image, asking if you want to ...
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Opening PDFs Denied Access Google Drive in Nautilus (Files)

I've logged in to my Google account in the Ubuntu 22.04 settings. A link to my Google drive appears in Nautilus. I'm able to open photos and doc files, but when I try to open PDFs I receive an error ...
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Evince Document Viewer(42.0) does not remember last page in 22.04

Just switched from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 and realized that Document Viewer no longer open on the last viewed page and doesn't remember the side pane preference even after using the "Save Current ...
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error when using wkhtmltopdf

Hi: I've been trying to convert an html file on the web to a pdf and I've installed wkhtmltopdf based on the other links I found on askubuntu. I did the steps below but it results in the error shown. ...
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Zotero 6 is unable to open pdfs using the default application [Okular]

I think this is an Ubuntu problem because I am able to do simply double click items on Zotero if my default application is set to native PDF viewer. However, if my default application is Okular, I am ...
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Extract single columns from 2-column pdf

I have a pdf file in two-column format. Is it possible to extract the text in a single-column format? I realize that some parts of the document, such as page-wide illustrations, will require special ...
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What are some great PDF editors for Linux?

Hi I am looking for some great PDF editors besides Qoppa Software's PDF Studio I have already found, which is quite affordable. Are their any other ones more affordable for Ubuntu?
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View Windows-created pop-up notes in PDF files?

I am running Okular Version 21.12.3 on Kubuntu 22.04. I have PDF documents with pop-up notes that were created in Adobe Acrobat Reader, on Windows. When I open those documents in Okular, I can see the ...
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How to sync pdf highlights between iphone and linux?

Currently, I'm using Okular for highlighting PDFs, but it doesn't have a feature for syncing between different devices. I tried to download adobe and it seems that the only available version is the ...
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How to paste text without formatting?

The only answer I could look online was to use Ctrl+Shift+V but that answer was almost a decade old and doesn't work anymore. I'm trying to copy text from the Evince PDF reader into other applications ...
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lp failing to print

I've reinstalled my laptop by deleting my previous Ubuntu 20.04 install and fresh installed Ubuntu 21.10 (updated to latest available updates). Now that I'm trying to print a lot of PDF files with a ...
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Okular not showing installed printers

I have installed all Ubuntu Service Pack/Patches Untuntu: 20.04.4 LTS 64-Bit GNOME Version: 3.36.8 Okular: 20.12.3 I am only presented with one option for printer (File; Print) ...
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Change font size for Ubuntu Document Viewer formfill

Ubuntu 20.04 desktop comes with a default Document Viewer that also has a formfill mode. I want to increase the font size when I fill in a pdf but I don’t see any option to do that. Is there a way ...
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Enabling two sided printing causes blank pages on the back of each page

My printer prints OK when two page printing is disabled. When I enable two sided printing, the printer prints on both pages (takes paper back in and prints on the back). However, all back pages are ...
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Signing pdf with Okular

I saw that in Okular we can now digitally sign a document. I would like to know the steps from scratch to make this work. At the moment Okular tells me "There are no available signing ...
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Kolourpaint not finding printer

Just replaced my desktop and have a slight problem with Kolourpaint. I can only save PDF files, there's no printer in the drop down list. I now have to copy stuff into Libreoffice from where it can be ...
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Compress folder of multiple pdfs in linux

I want to reduce unnecessary data on my hard disk, so I would like to shrink some pdfs. It would be hard for me to use the command line interface for all those pdfs, right? Is there a good solution ...
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How do I unhighlight an already saved PDF in Ubuntu 20.04?

I'm searching for a free way of unhighlighting (and removing the colors in the background) an already saved PDF and, which, since it is already saved, I'm not able to just undo it. I searched for a ...
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Convert PDF to searchable PDF [duplicate]

I want to convert a lot of PDF files with scanned documents into searchable PDFs. I want to do it with a pipe to avoid unnecessary work. I tried to do it with pdftoppm, but it seems the program does ...
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How to add page numbers to output when converting epub file via command line interface of ebook-convert (calibre)?

I have an epub file and want to convert it into a PDF file. I am using ebook-convert as suggested in converting epub files to PDF format (version: ebook-convert (calibre 3.21.0)) I am looking for a ...
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Cannot use JavaScript inside PDF with Firefox

I am having troubles using JavaScript in a PDF file opened with Firefox. To sum up, it is a file that uses XFA forms and JavaScript to validate the form and generate a QrCode. Here is the link to the ...
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Viewing pdf under Ubuntu, need rulers

I need a little help with viewing pdf under Ubuntu. Unfortunately, there are not many analogues of the adobe reader for this system. In fact, all I need is a grid and rulers. For example, my typical ...
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Merge images to PDF with xconvert-like options

I'm trying to merge images to PDF. Usually the following website is what I use. https://www.xconvert.com/merge-image-to-pdf Given the number of images, I'm thinking of automating the conversion with a ...
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To move a page in PDF file by pdftk

How do we move page 2 to page 5 (3 pages distance) of a Pdf file by pdftk ?
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google cloud print , "Save to Google Drive" not working

I no longer have the option to Save to Google Drive in my printer dialog. I am logged into my google account with Online Accounts. On my account page at google.com, I see that Gnome has access to ...
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In Ubuntu generated PDF graphs change colours when used

I generate many graphs using either Spyder or terminal (I)Python (Python 3.7) in Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, and I have noticed that if I load such a PDF graph in open office or online on overleaf the colours ...
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Evince can not open links in snap Firefox

When I click on a link in a PDF document in Evince, it does not work. Instead, I only see cursor turning into a spinner and a message appearing in the terminal: env: ‘/snap/bin/firefox’: Permission ...
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Libre Writer breaks image after exporting to PDF

I am having issues with PDF exporting in Libre Writer (version 7.1.2.2). I have one image on the header of the document which is showing nicely in Writer, but once I export it, no matter how much I ...
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How to convert DjVu to PDF without increasing file size?

I am satisfied with the tools I use for annotating/marking up PDF (highlighting and searching for text, mostly), which is why I want to convert my DjVu files to PDF. But the converters I have used ...
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How to create large PDF / Convert file size PDF with terminal ubuntu

I have question How to create large PDF / Convert file size PDF with terminal ubuntu ? if i have file pdf size 1mb, and i want that file to be 50mb or 100mb, but not add contents in pdf file please ...
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mimetype not identifying pdf files: mime hell

I have never had issues with opening pdf files until recently. Then, I wanted to readup on the xcolor package for TeX and entered the following command: texdoc xcolor This has always worked, opening ...
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Support for remote clicker in any PDF viewer?

I use PDF slides for my work. Is it possible to change slides via a remote control (clicker)? What are the PDF viewers in Ubuntu that support this?
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how to solve watermark when exporting pages into images using (master pdf editor 5)

when I want to export a page into an image using master pdf editor 5 it does export the specific image with text written on the top left corner saying (Master PDF Editor-Demo Version) so how to remove ...
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How to read PDF files with no desktop?

If use the system only with command line and do no desktop booted. How to read PDF files in such case? If Ubuntu 20.04 for desktops is used.
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How to change default applications: Doc Viewer to Okular

I'm on latest 21.10 (Wayland default, Gnome 40.4.0) and have the default "Document Viewer" (Evince?) for viewing pdfs. I'm having trouble with it hanging when I have too many open. So I'd ...
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Why I cannot write accent marks in the comments of the documents, both from LibreOffice and from any pdf editor?

When I write a comment on a Libreoffice document, e.g. Writer, or even in any pdf editor like Okular, I can't get the accents. However, in the body of the text of a LO-Writer document, or even in a ...
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Document Viewer (Evince) fails to open hyperlinks in a PDF document

While viewing a PDF document in evince, clicking on a hyperlink (a web link in this case) causes the cursor to change to a rotating 'busy' symbol and the browser is not launched. Using dmesg to view ...
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How to turn a PDF grayscale in Ubuntu?

I have a pdf (having multiple pages) containing some colorful certificates, and need a black and white (grayscale) version of it. Is there any way to make it grayscale with a single command, or with ...
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Uploading and sharing files

I'm having issues with multiple different files when I try to share them on whatssapp or upload them to google drive or to an email For example. I have some pdfs that i downloaded and work correctly ...
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Document viewer locks scrolling at bottoms of pages

I use the down arrow key to scroll through PDF documents in document viewer. However, when I reach the end of the page it does not scroll to the next page, and stays on the current page. Video: https:/...
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