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1answer
78 views

How can I print a large web page to a single-page pdf with custom dimensions?

I am trying to convert this page to a single-page, 19 x 13 pdf file. I am running Firefox under Ubuntu and trying to use the Print To File option, but it is splitting the web page into multiple ...
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pdf files downloaded from firefox are sometimes opened by evince and sometimes by emacs

My OS is Ubuntu 12.04. My firefox is 26.0. When I try to directly open (instead of save) pdf files downloaded from firefox, I am sometimes asked to open the file in Evince and sometimes in Emacs. ...
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0answers
88 views

Tab color in Adobe Acrobat Reader

I am using Adobe Reader version 9.5.5 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This reader makes possible view in multitabs and also copy text from PDF files is possible. When I open two files inactive tabs colour ...
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1answer
148 views

Lossless conversion of PDF to DJVU

I search a way for lossless, reliable and also compressed conversion of pdf files, which contain black and white text scans, to the djvu format. The tool must be a commandline program so I can atomize ...
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2answers
1k views

Condensing into multiple pdf pages per sheet, via command line

Let us say I want slides.pdf to contain 4 slides per page instead of one. I can easily open a slides.pdf document under evince (the default Ubuntu document viewer) evince slides.pdf-->Print-->Page ...
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115 views

Cant copy source code from pdf files in ubuntu

How to copy source code from pdf files in ubuntu. No tabs are copied at the beginning of lines. I have tried many pdf viewers: evince, Adobe Reader, xpdf. Is there any solution for it ?
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497 views

Missing characters when printing in linux

I have a pdf that I was printing recently, and on the final printout there is a single character that doesn't print. It is the greek letter phi, and the pdf was built with pdflatex. The phi shows up ...
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6answers
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How to add a picture onto an existing pdf file?

My OS is Ubuntu. So I prefer Linux/Debian software, but any Windows software that can run under Wine or mono would be okay too. I have a scanned pdf file which is an application form, and a picture ...
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3answers
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How to split a PDF onto multiple pages on command line?

How can I split (tile?) one huge PDF onto multiple pages? The result can be one PDF with multiple A4 pages or several A4 PDFs. Although I generated the PDF with dot I would like to have this problem ...
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1answer
675 views

Cannot set wkhtmltopdf margins (top and bottom)

I am using wkhtmltopdf 0.10.0 rc2 on Ubuntu (Linux 3.2.0-24-generic #38-Ubuntu x86_64 GNU/Linux). The problem I'm experiencing is that I can't create PDFs with margin-top or margin-bottom. I'm not ...
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1answer
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how to recover forgotten “owner password” of pdf file

I need to resize a pdf file to crop its surrounding white border. I can crop it using PDF-Shuffler on Ubuntu. But cant save the change, because of owner password protection. When i try to open that ...
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4answers
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How to count pages in multiple PDF files?

I just received a pdf textbook comprised of some 20 separate pdfs (by chapter) with quasi-regular names. Is there a way for counting the pages in th book w/o openning each file (or going through the ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

I'm trying to copy text from a PDF, but I get garbage

I'm trying to copy text from a PDF file, but I get garbage. I'm using Document Reader on Ubuntu to read the document. It's not like its not allowing me to copy, but just that the copied text looks ...
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votes
2answers
625 views

How can I transform a PDF to get the same PDF but with four Pages on one?

At my university we have a web service which allows us to upload PDF files and print them. Sometimes I want to print two or even four pages of the document on one page of the paper. As the online ...
2
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5answers
3k views

How do I annotate a pdf file in Ubuntu?

I'm wondering on how to mark in the pdf file and save it as a pdf. For example page 2 of this pdf file, we have marking in blue. I need to know how it has been done.
2
votes
1answer
266 views

Annotation functionality using Okular on Ubuntu 10.04

I am having a problem with Okular when dealing with annotation functionality. I am able to do annotation (write note, etc..) on PDF document but then once it is saved and reopened using Evince or ...
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1answer
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Where does Okular store the PDF annotations?

I am using Okular in Ubuntu 11.04 as it has support to annotations and is faster to do a quick find across large documents. The annotations are not stored in the document, but are stored as metadata ...
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1answer
1k views

How to index a pdf document in Ubuntu?

I am reading a PDF document in Ubuntu 11.04 using the default "Document Viewer". The document is more than 500 pages and it takes a while to complete a "Find ..." for a particular text. Is there a way ...
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2answers
701 views

How create a new thumbnailer in Ubuntu?

For a reason I don't know my ubuntu doesn't show thumbnails for pdf. So, how can I create a thumbnailer in gnome? More specific - how to create a folder in gconf - /desktop/gnome/thumbnailers? UPD ...
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4answers
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Removing embedded features from a PDF in Linux

I'm looking for a way to remove embedded features from a PDF document. I recently purchased a Kindle DX. When I try to open some of my PDF files on the device, I get a message saying: this pdf ...
2
votes
2answers
705 views

OCR that adds generated text to the original pdf and djvu files?

My OS is Ubuntu. I found there are some applications can OCR a pdf or djvu file, generating another text file. But I was wondering how to add the OCRed text onto the original pdf or djvu files, to ...
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1answer
315 views

Looking for a PDF eBook hosting solution for intranet site

I'm a Ubuntu user who has a number of books on my computer in PDF format. I'm looking for a solution for hosting these books on my home intranet site. I want to make them searchable over the web, ...
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4answers
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Ubuntu: Is there a good tabbed PDF viewer? [closed]

Is there a good non-bloated PDF viewer for (Ubuntu) Linux that supports tabs? I don't want to use Acrobat Reader because it is slow and takes much memory, and my computer isn't the fastest. I know ...
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0answers
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Reading line for Ubuntu users

Normally when I read a book I use a bookmark held horizontally under the current line I'm reading to help me keep my eyes on the right spot. When I read a PDF or other document on my computer I would ...
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2answers
910 views

Reference manager for Ubuntu

I'm in dire need of a reference/citation manager in Ubuntu. The features I need the most are: 1) Metadata extraction/editing of pdf 2) Fetch metadata from online databases such as Google Scholar 3) ...
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2answers
2k views

save filled form in pdf file in ubuntu

I would like to save a pdf file with filled out interactive form. In evince or acrobat reader, "Print to file" can create another pdf file but the form is not editable any more. Is there some way to ...
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2answers
954 views

PDF problems with Evince on Ubuntu

One of my collegues is trying to print a PDF that our designer has sent him, created using Adobe InDesign CS4 (6.0.4). When he opens it up using Evince (version 2.28 on Ubuntu 9.10 thin client) it ...
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3answers
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Convert a PDF to greyscale on the command line in FLOSS?

I have a colour PDF file, and I'm going to print it out and then photocopy it in black and white. I'd like to know what it's like in B&W before photocopying it. Is it possible to 'greyscale' a PDF ...
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5answers
5k views

Command line PDF reader

Is there a command line program for linux that will let me read the text of PDFs? I'll willing to live with a lack of pictures.
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5answers
5k views

Viewing PDF in browser (Firefox) on Ubuntu 9.04

How can I view pdfs in the browser in Ubuntu? I've found a solution to use apt-get install acroread mozilla-acroread acroread-plugins but that doesn't seem to work anymore, it says "couldn't find ...
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1answer
5k views

Ubuntu 8.04: convert PDF document to one JPG per page

I want to convert a PDF document that spans multiple pages to 1 JPG per page. How can I do that?
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6answers
3k views

PDF reader with split screen for Ubuntu

I would like a PDF reader that lets me split the screen so I can see two different parts of the same document. Do any exist for Ubuntu? I do not want a split view that only lets me see two ...
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8answers
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How to extract text with OCR from a PDF on Linux?

How do I extract text from a PDF that wasn't built with an index? It's all text, but I can't search or select anything. I'm running Kubuntu, and Okular doesn't have this feature.
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2answers
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Firefox print to pdf font issue

I printed a web page to a pdf document in Firefox 3.5 on Ubuntu 9.04. I emailed it to a person who opened the pdf in Adobe Reader on Windows XP pro. They told me they got the following error when ...