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PDFTK and Evince Document Viewer bookmarks

Has something changed with Evince bookmarks so that pdftk doesn't recognize them? Document Viewer ver 46.0. I created bookmarks in some_file.pdf with Evince Document Viewer, then ran pdftk some_file....
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Print to PDF from Firefox. Text not selectable and not readable. Text is image

How to resolve this challenge? Steps to reproduce this challenge: Using Ubuntu 24, using Firefox 127, log-in ebay.ca or ebay.com Then open any eBay "messages" webpage. Note: Those eBay &...
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WSL2 Windows, Zathura pdf viewer stops responding after letting pc sleep

The issue I am having is that after letting my pc go into sleep mode, zathura stops responding to any commands. I am using WSL2 with WSL version 2.2.4.0, zathura 0.4.9 pdf-poppler. I can add more ...
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Okular window not opening

After an update a couple of days ago, Okular, which I have been using otherwise successfully for some time, stopped displaying any window when opened. The dock and the list of active processes tell ...
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How to crop a PDF file in Libre Office Draw?

I just returned from a copy shop where I got my university diploma scanned. The paper is DIN A3 form and each site are basically two DIN A4 next to each other. They sent it as one PDF file and I just ...
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Print to PDF in wine prints blank PDF

I have a problem I tried to resolve using virtually all help pages I could find, but hopefully you can help me - for now I have to resort to using actual Windows... I want to use Chessbase Reader 2017 ...
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The wps pdf reader is not working on Ubuntu 24.04

The wps office pdf reader is not working on Ubuntu 24.04, and apparently the problem is not exclusive to opensuse with gmone 46 as well, I don't know if it is a gmone problem because we are talking ...
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Editing OCR text layer

What software can I use to edit the OCR text of an OCRed PDF file? I have tried gscan2pdf which does have this feature. However, I have two problems with it: It changes the font size of the OCRed ...
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gpg failing in Ubuntu 22.04

I want to sign some PDFs using gpg command. I have my GnuPG key generated in "Passwords and Keys" GUI. Now, if I do gpg --clearsign --output=signed_doc.pdf doc.pdf the output is graphically ...
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PDF viewer that supports JavaScript

I'm trying to use a PDF that uses JavaScript (namely a MPMB D&D character sheet). It doesn't work in the Linux viewers I have tried. I think because JavaScript is not supported. Is there a (free) ...
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Seeking PDF Reader for Linux with Translation, Highlighting, Note-taking, and Pen Writing Capabilities

Hello Ubuntu Community, I'm currently in search of a comprehensive PDF reader for my Linux system that offers a range of functionalities beyond basic reading. Specifically, I'm looking for a PDF ...
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LibreOffice: convert Calc spreasheet to pdf without filename and page number

I would like to convert a few Calc spreadsheets to PDF format without having in the output the name of the document and the number of each page. I've looked at the options provided by the GUI "...
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In which way can I transorm pdf file in ms word doc 97 format?

under kubuntu 22.04 I have a pdf file and I need to make a ms word doc 97 file to edit it under both Libre Office Writer and ms word doc 97. If I open this file from Libre Office Writer the file is ...
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Firefox renders blank PDFs in 20-200% zoom range after waking up from sleep

After booting into Ubuntu, Firefox successfully renders PDF files at all levels of zoom (10-400% zoom). However, when I suspend my PC (the "Sleep" feature in Ubuntu) and wake up the PC from ...
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Rotating pages in Evince document viewer

I'm putting this as a quick question and answer as it surprises me it's not answered here: Opening a document using the default document viewer in 22.04LTS (Evince) but the document is malrotated - ...
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printing .eps to .pdf using cups

I want to print a .eps file to a pdf file using cups. I have done a basic install along with printer-driver-cups-pdf and printer-driver-all (I assume one covers the other, but included for clarity) I ...
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xdg-open preferes opening pdf files with libreoffice rather than Document viewer since I removed Adobe?

I removed Adobe from my Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS and, since then, xdg-open file.pdf opens the file with libreoffice rather than Document viewer. Purging libreoffice completely solves the problem, however it ...
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Remove Adobe protection from PDF

When I open a PDF it prompts for a username and password. If I open it with any other program than Adobe it says only Adobe can open this PDF. I am not a fan of being limited to Adobe and we have ...
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Unable to Snap Evince PDF Viewer to the Right or Left of the Screen After Opening a PDF

I am having trouble with the Evince PDF viewer. Once I open a PDF, I'm unable to snap it to the right or left of the screen, despite several attempts using different methods (such as the super key + ...
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Can't open pdftk-encrypted PDF in Acrobat

When I encrypt a PDF using pdftk under Ubuntu 22.04, I cannot decrypt it using Adobe Acrobat under Windows. Following instructions here, I encrypt a PDF using pdftk: pdftk input.pdf output output.pdf ...
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Firefox does not show option for a pdf reader

When I open a pdf online from firefox, it always use a "pdf arranger" reader despite I have set a different reader (first the document viewer then the acrobat reader). In the setting --> ...
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Ubuntu 22.04. getting operation not permitted when tries to copy a password protected pdf file with sudo

I'm having a ubuntu 22.04 server. I copied a password protected pdf file to user home directory via scp and then tried to copy the same pdf in to same directory with another name. eg: sudo cp A1.pdf ...
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Document Viewer is showing deleted files

Document Viewer is still showing deleted files from the directory, also from trash. What should I do to remove these deleted file icons / thumbnails?
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Process tesseract output: remove line breaks, concatenate individual pages

I have a pdf that I cannot directly process into .txt to go through piper TTS because the output from the .pdf is missing letters and otherwise generally unintelligible (https://pastebin.com/J3rASD2F):...
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Printing PDF file is missing characters

I open a PDF-file in Document Viewer (Evince) 44.1 in Ubuntu 23.10, and it looks perfect. But when I try to print it, a lot of text/chars is missing. The properties for the PDF file says "All ...
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Why does the pdf file converted from epub by Calibre miss some contents?

I have an epub file, which I converted into a pdf file using Calibre's ebook-convert command. But the resulted pdf file misses an article named "The Conquest, War, and Genocide", for Joshua ...
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How to get correct Canon GX6000 driver?

I have the Canon GX6000 printer. When I try to save a document from browser (Firefox), only Canon_Gx6000_serios is shown. When I try to print, nothing happens: When I download the pdf, open it with ...
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Okular breaking /home directories links

I have an Ubuntu 20.04 version and I had recently installed Okular for manage and editing .pdf files. Since I installed and ran this program the /home/Music /home/Videos /home/Public and /home/...
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Epiphany - how to switch off displaying PDF document and save it instead?

I have installed epiphany - a simple fast browser. But I would prefer to download PDF instead of displaying it by the default viewer. Do you know how to set up saving as the default action for a click ...
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How do I add a signature to a pdf file on Ubuntu 22.04?

I have tried with Libre Draw and Document viewer, but did not find a signature option. Am I missing it in these applications, or should I try another program?
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Evince won't open; authorization error

I'm trying to use evince to open a pdf as a regular user. It doesn't open. I try from the command line and get: Authorization required, but no authorization protocol specified Cannot parse arguments: ...
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unsupported PDF when printing from Thunderbird

I am using PrintNG on Thunderbird current production (not Thunderbird Supernova) under Ubuntu 22.04 LTS current. From some emails, I get a PDF not supported type of diagnostic as one line hardcopy ...
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Previewing PDF documents in Thunderbird: images load very slowly

Ubuntu 22.04.3LTS Desktop Thunderbird 102.13.0 64 bit 32GB RAM I receive PDFs as email attachment frequently. I'd set up Thunderbird to manage these as 'Preview in Thunderbird'. I've found colour ...
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Proper usage of Digital Signature (DSC) fields nf PDF documents

I'm researching and wanting to use digital signature for my future documents. My Windows installation came with Nitro PDF that I use to build a PDF form with 3 signature fields. I could also set a ...
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Accessibility PDF viewer

I have been using Ubuntu for a longtime. But i am not fully working in Ubuntu. so my knowledge is very limited. sorry for anything i am wrong. Nowadays customers are asking to provide Accessibility ...
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Libreoffice not displaying fonts properly (Ubuntu 22.04 XFCE)

I'm trying to edit a PDF on LibreOffice Draw and the fonts aren't displaying (or exporting) properly in it which makes editing it very difficult. Here's an image showing what I mean. What do I do?
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Ubuntu Landscape Reports

Is it possible to download reports as PDF and make it more understandable? Is it possible to add dashboard?
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How can I convert this epub file to pdf?

I have tried Calibre to convert an epub file to pdf, following https://askubuntu.com/a/299752/ ebook-convert /tmp/1.epub 1.pdf but it fails with many errors. $ ebook-convert --version ..ebook-convert-...
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Is knowing the password necessary for removing it from a pdf file?

In the replies to how to remove the password from a pdf file, some solutions (e.g. by ghostscript) require no password, while some (e.g. by pdftk) do. Is knowing the password necessary for removing it ...
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How to sync PDF reading progress in Okular between several computers?

I have several computers where my books and documents are stored in identical file structure. I sync these books with Dropbox (at most the parent folder where Dropbox is located is different, but I ...
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Using Atril PDF viewer how can I start where I left off when I reopen a document?

I have just started using Atril to read PDF files. For some reason whenever I reopen a document it starts on page-1. Instead of starting where I left off. Is there a setting I am missing? I am using ...
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How to stop LibreOffice Draw from converting barcodes to numbers when opening a PDF file?

I am using LibreOffice Draw to edit a PDF document which has a barcode printed in it. Draw decodes the barcode and replaces it with numbers as soon as I open the document. The decoded text is of ...
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Bash can't read glob pattern

I'm trying to make my CV build script run on Ubuntu. I usually use Fedora to build it. Each page is written in SVG, I use Inkscape to generate PDF and then pdfmerge to join those pages into one. On ...
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How can I save my emails via "print as PDF". What tool can I use?

I have to save my emails as an offline file to put it on a USB stick or what ever. I want to save it as a PDF. When I marked a couple of emails in THUNDERBIRD. and then go on "print as file" ...
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How to scan to PDF v1.5 or higher

On Ubuntu 20.04 I am using simple-scan utility together the official driver for my Brother scanner, that is this driver. The generated PDFs are of v1.3, however my desired version is 1.5 or above. For ...
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What program is suitable for making scanned PDF files searchable?

I would like to be able to scan paper documents to PDF files and make the text searchable. I believe the Tesseract program can assist this, but don't know how to begin, and don't know what would be ...
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Searching for an open source PDF reader with natural sounding text to speech

I am looking for a good open-source PDF reader with certain very specific functionalities: I would like to be able to highlight on it and make text annotations, at the same time that text-to-speech is ...
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How to redefine font substitution?

I would like to have HelveticaLTStd-Bold substituted with LiberationSans-Bold font. It is already installed in many places: but DejaVu Sans is chosen instead: paul@desktop:~$ fc-match "...
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Printing using a non-mono font and using texttopdf

Well, what's in this article it is written about changing the standard printing font to some other, but for some reason only mono font. And the question arises whether it is possible to do it with a ...
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Selection with mouse from PDF produces weird characters

I try selecting text with mouse from this Slovak document: https://fphil.uniba.sk/fileadmin/fif/katedry_pracoviska/sas/Publikacie/Foneticka_prirucka.pdf . In Browser (Chromium) and in Okular I have ...
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