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

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Ubuntu 18.04 Evince and Calibre reader must be restarted every page to load font

For PDF files about 15 MB or more, the fonts are garbled every time I go to a new page. If I close the file and reopen it, the font on the current page is fine, but other pages are garbled. It ...
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Unable to open pdf file using evince. error while loading libraries: libexpat.so.1

I am unable to open pdf file using evince on Ubuntu 16.04. I get the following error: evince: error while loading shared libraries: libexpat.so.1: failed to map segment from shared object I have ...
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Evince stop rendering text with anti-aliasing after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

Is this a known issue? here is the screenshot comparing Evince and Okular on the same Ubuntu 16.04 box. Before the upgrade from 14.04, Evince worked fine. please let me know if there is an easy fix. ...
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evince crashes when I try to open some pdf

When I try to open one of my pdf files with evince, it will crash with exit code 134 and this message prints out: ! SyncTeX Error : No file? terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::...
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Cups PDF Printing stopped after update

Using Ubuntu 16.04.05 LTS After recent update, cups-pdf stopped working (It was working earlier) (Printing to external network printer working fine.) Below pasted lines from syslog. Reinstalled (...
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How do I digitally sign PDF's in 2019

I know this question has been asked a few different times but the answers either point to dead software or are not 100% applicable. Lots of the software mentioned here is dead. I want to take a pdf ...
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How do I enable fill out in a pdf file?

I can not fill in a pdf file. I checked file-properties-security and it appears that the fill in and sign option are not permitted. It is also written as security method NO METHOD. I do not ...
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Can't open attachment in appropriate application from Thunderbird

When I try to open a PDF file from an attachment in an email in Thunderbird, I only get a few applications and none of them are appropriate to open PDF files: When I save the file to my HD, it opens ...
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I cannot print PDF documents that contains graphics on Brother All in one

I installed drivers (through Driver Install Tool) from Brother's webpage for my all in one (DCP-1510e) device. Scanning works perfectly. I am also able to print test-page and print the document that ...
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Do any PDF merging utilities preserve the PDF/A format?

I need to merge multiple PDF files which are in the PDF/A format (used for long-term archiving). The input files are all PDF/A-1a documents created with LibreOffice Writer, and the merged output must ...
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Is there a scanning program that creates pdf files with password protection?

Could someone tell me if a scanning program exists that writes pdf files with password protection, please? Before posting this question I tried Simple Scan, XSane Image scanning program, gscan2pdf ...
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Is it possible to lock pdf with blank password?

I want to know if there is possibility to lock any PDF version 1.7 file with blank password using only command line approach ? If not, then are there any GUI approaches to do the same. Conversely, I ...
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how can i fix this pdf error

I have a problem. I am trying to copy\drag a pdf document to my e-reader. In linux folder [downloads] i can view it just fine but when i copy it to my other hardware, the document changes from pdf to [...
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How do I close a pdf from Ubuntu command line?

Suppose I open a file (pdf) with a command line in Ubuntu by running xdg-open abc.pdf The pdf is shown in a pdf reader which is set as default. Now how can I close this pdf viewer from the command ...
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Convert single page from PDF to JPEG and getting error: `no matches found: Binder3.pdf[12]`

I want to convert single page from 333 PDF pages file. I have tried with this command: convert Binder3.pdf[12] image.jpg, but for some reason I am getting this error: zsh: no matches found: ...
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PDFTK: combining files as root user

I have a website which uses PDFTK. My site allows users to send PDF files via a form, then, at the click of a button, launches a combination of all files to create one. When sending my files, my ...
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Search for a text string in commented PDF files

Needing to search for a text string not just in the PDF file body, but also in the comments, I've installed Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Its search function works properly, but I'm wondering if ...
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Open a file with… in a Linux terminal [duplicate]

How can I open a file with another program than the default one with a command line in the terminal? For example I want to open a PDF. To open it with the default PDF viewer I just write xdg-open ...
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Going through annotations in Okular

I use Okular to read and annotate PDF textbooks. I use mostly highlighting alone but I sometimes add a pop-up note attached to highlighted text. When I want to read some material again, I like to just ...
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Command line tool to search and replace text on a PDF

I have a PDF that has my name as an obnoxious watermark through out a rather long PDF file. I tried replacing the text in LibreOffice Draw with blanks, but while my name does appear as text, the find ...
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Save each PDF file of a directory as another PDF (operation similar to print a PDF as a PDF)

Consider the following procedure: 1) Open a PDF file using the (Ubuntu) document viewer. 2) Goto File 3) Goto Print 4) Choose 'Print as file' and check the mark "pdf" Yes, I am printing a PDF as ...
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How can I rename a PDF file while viewing it?

I have many PDF files that I need to rename based on their visual content. Is there a PDF file viewer that will allow me to rename the file from within the viewer without having to go back to the file ...
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Can't open PDF: “Segmentation Fault (core dumped)”

I'm new user in Linux system (I'm using Lubuntu 18.04 LTS), and I'm learning english yet, sorry if i made a mistake I'm having trouble opening PDF documents. when I try to open my default reader (...
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Okular: set arbitrary pages in one row under the overview mode

Ubuntu 18.10 Okular Version 1.4.3 I utilize Okular to read a book in overview mode: It displays a fixed number of 3 pages in one row. If zoom them out, the pages will shrinks in place. That is ...
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PDF Reader for Studying

I there a PDF Reader on Ubuntu capable of syncing the bookmarks and annotations? Okular is good for annotations, but it is very slow and can't sync. Qpdfview is very fast, but is bad for annotations ...
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Convert Unicode files to monospaced PDF files

What I have: Text files containing straight ASCII with some Unicode special characters and box characters. UTF-8 encoding is used. I am running Ubuntu MATÉ 16.04. What I want: The text files ...
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Cups-Driver: Printer randomly prints blank page

I have a ZEBRA ZT230 300dpi ZPL label printer that is connected via usb. I have cofigured the cups driver (Version 2.2.1) for that printer on my linux ubuntu. My problem is that the printer sometimes ...
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Is there a simple way to identify if a PDF is scanned?

I have thousand of documents and some of them are scanned. So I need a script to test all PDF files that belong to a directory. Is there a simple way to do that? Most PDFs are reports. Thus they have ...
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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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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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Error: '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 ...