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PDF wider than 200 inches is just white (Adobe Acrobat)

I have a PDF file that is quite wide and it looks like Adobe Acrobat can't handle PDFs being wider than 200 inches. The PDF document is just white. In the document prefs Acrobar tells me that the ...
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How to make expanding bookmarks in PDF Xchange viewer

I use PDF Xchange viewer for all my pdfs and I love how the bookmarks expand like folders, but I don't know how to make them like that myself. Can anyone explain how to do that?
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Can I Query a Pdf Reader If It's On The Last Page?

I'm writing a wrapper shell-script to do the following: Searches a directory for .pdf/.djv files. makes an ordered "playlist" of files Opens 1st file in a pdf reader. Automatically change to the ...
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“Autoscroll” Pdfs one by one from a “play-list”/directory

Is there a way to achieve this: open multiple .pdf from a "playlist"/given directory one by one in the same window, with auto-scrolling enabled? (Explanation: 1st pdf opens- autoscrolls to the end- ...
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Dual page view in MuPDF?

I am really liking using MuPDF. Is there a way to enable a dual page view? Or, does it just display whatever was the original formatting/specification during the creation of the PDF? ...
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0answers
28 views

How to remove the border in imported foxit images?

Whenever I import an image (such as a signature) into a pdf file in Foxit reader, it places a very annoying border around it. How do I import a transparent image (without borders)?
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7 views

Garbled “save as” dialogue in pdf reader(s)

I've got a problem with the "save as" dialogue in the PDF reader on Windows 7. The Save and Cancel buttons are blank, without any text, the folder-select drop-down menu shows only folder images, no ...
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Embedded link don't work after placing signature + Adobe reader

This is a strange problem. I prepare a document using LaTeX > PDF. The link as shown in figure 1 works and mouse cursor changes when I hover on it. After I place a signature the link however gets ...
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Restoring text outside of view of the PDF document

Is there any way to change the margins on a PDF document or somehow change the way it displays so that the contents aren't cropped to fit the A4-like page? I have a PDF in which two words of every ...
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47 views

Is it possible to remove the line separator for Single Page Scrolling View Mode?

I have a 100 page PDF with no margins (so it's 1 continuous page) but between the pages is a dotted line separator that sometimes goes right through a sentence! I am using Adobe Reader XI but I ...
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1answer
14 views

10.8 Is there a way to jump to the top or bottom of current page when viewing a PDF in Preview?

To be clear, I am not asking for function right, which sends me to the end of document or space, which scrolls one screen height. If I am viewing page 31, I want to jump so that the top of 31 is at ...
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When does Windows 8 Reader app save the current position in the opened PDF file?

I'm reading a lot of PDF books in the built-in Windows 8 Reader app (now in Windows 8.1). Sometimes it saves the current position when I close a file but sometimes not. Can anybody tell me when this ...
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How do you make Adobe PDF reader plugin not crash in Google Chrome for Windows?

Google Chrome for Windows come with its own PDF viewer, but I prefer the better functionality of Adobe's own PDF viewer plugin. The problem is, it keeps crashing. The problem is not unique to me, as ...
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How do I fix highlighting misalignment in a PDF?

I'm working with Hebrew PDF files, and I often find that when I try to highlight some text, the highlight is misaligned with the text, i.e. the highlight overlaps into the row of text above the one ...
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1answer
321 views

pdf viewer / reader with multi-core support? [closed]

Which pdf reader/viewer supports more than one core to render and search through pdf files? evince does not okular does not Adobe Reader does not Xpdf crashes on all my tested pdf documents ...
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Searching a PDF file: using “AND Operator”

I was registering to the fall semester, my university offers a pdf, you pick what courses you want to take and register in on the website I highlighted in yellow The subject (csc, computer ...
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2answers
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pdf reader for Windows which has night mode? [duplicate]

Looking for a pdf reader for Windows which has a night mode which is reading white text on black background. The closest I found is Adobe Reader with accessibility mode and high contrast but it has ...
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1answer
315 views

How to open pdf.js in Firefox via chrome:// URL?

Firefox components supposedly being accessible by chrome urls (aka. "chrome:// protocol"). How do I open the now built-in pdf.js pdf reader? I would like to open local pdf files but does not want to ...
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1answer
76 views

Quickly browse through many PDFs

I have hundreds of PDF files that I would like to browse through rather rapidly while viewing them at (nearly) full-screen, preferably while zoomed in to a particular area. What I need is the ...
2
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1answer
345 views

How to read PDFs on Linux so the white margin around the page is automatically cropped?

I have another device, an eInk ebook reader (Onyx Boox), that has this wonderful feature, "auto-crop", that auto-detects the white margins in pdf (with a given degree of "aggression"), and zooms out ...
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1answer
641 views

PDF files on FTP will not open correctly

Our PDF files open fine from local hard disks, and http locations. However, We are having trouble opening PDF files from a FTP server. After double-clicking on the file, the Adobe 'grey' background ...
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2answers
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How do I remove the header & footer from a PDF?

How do I remove the header & footer from a PDF? I was successful in opening the PDF in PDF Viewer Plus, selecting crop, all pages, .25" top and bottom. This removes the viewing of the text, ...
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Change number of items showed in search history in pdf xchange viewer

By default, pdf xchange viewer shows the last 10 search terms. Is there any way to change it so that you can either decrease or increase how many search term are showed?
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2answers
1k views

Remove PDF margins and print 2 pages per side

I print out a lot of pdf articles, and I'd like to use less paper by printing 2 pages per side. But due to the large margins---both from the original pdf file and added by the printing process---the ...
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I need an easy way to 'google' through all my PDF files - anything like this exist? [duplicate]

Here is my scenario and system: System: Win-7, 64-bit. Scenario: Very simply, I have a folder on my dropbox account, titled \Papers. Within this folder, I have a lot of PDF files, and I have even ...
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1answer
1k views

Customise Okular to modify highlight tool properties

I am using Okular as my pdf reader on Linux. I want to know how I can modify the color of the highlight permanently. I know I can modify the saturation of the color used by highlight tool by right ...
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1answer
261 views

Which PDF viewer for Linux supports going back and forward?

I use Alt-arrow to go back and forward very often in browser, IDE, etc. But the standard PDF viewer in Linux Mint lacks this function. What can I use instead (preferably not Adobe Reader)?
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105 views

Open file at given path with non-default program?

I am normally opening PDF files with Foxit Reader. Now I have one PDF file (C:\sample.pdf) which I edit quite often, so for opening it, I am always using Adobe Acrobat. Currently I always have to ...
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1answer
76 views

Why does the last KB of a PDF take so long to load?

I'm loading a 357 KB PDF, and the first 356 KBs loaded almost instantly, whereas the last KB is taking forever to load. I encounter this problem as I load PDFs in varying sizes from varied sources. ...
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2answers
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Forcing grayscale PDF to Black and White?

I have a large color PDF that I can easily view greyscale in Foxit Reader: Unfortunately various bits of text end up in ridiculously light shades of grey. Similar, but not direct, questions ...
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2answers
132 views

Storing Current Page for PDF eBooks

I am reading through several PDF eBooks on 2 different Windows PCs and 1 Android tablet. I would like to come up with an easy way to "bookmark" my current page that will work on all environments. So ...
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1answer
468 views

Get pixel coordinates of cursor in PDF?

Are there any PDF viewers (Windows, OS X, or Ubuntu) that enable you to see the page-relative pixel coordinates (x,y) of your cursor? I know Photoshop can do this, but I'm looking for something ...
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1answer
368 views

How do we make PDFs reflowable?

I read news that Adoble released some Mobile SDK that would make PDFs reflowable. Is such technology out yet? Does involve converting a standard PDF to a reflowable? If so, how do we do it? Or is it ...
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How to change the fonts used in Foxit Reader?

I really want to use Foxit Reader as my default PDF reader for its Tab Interface, and low memory footprint. Having tried mutiple times over the years the only thing that is stopping me are the Fonts. ...
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3answers
748 views

Is there a 'reading mode' for Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader?

I would like to be able to make the PDFs I read more 'readable'. For example, in the same way that I can reflow, restyle and reformat the presentation of online articles using Instapaper and Pocket. ...
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1answer
326 views

pdf reader that keeps pan/zoom while changing pages?

When viewing PDFs with Acrobat Reader I zoom/pan page to exclude top & bottom margins from view. When I change page it always starts at the top (it keeps zoom but pans to top of the page). Is ...
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1answer
3k views

How can I keep my zoom at the same setting for all pages in a PDF in Adobe Reader? [duplicate]

I am trying to read a book in Adobe Reader, and the zoom setting defaults to 61.3%. I then set it to 100%, but as soon as I click on another bookmark, it gets reset back to 61.3%. How can I make it ...
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3answers
4k views

Why can't I copy the text from a PDF?

I have a pdf that I can't copy text from. I have tried several pdf readers: Foxit, Sumatra, PDF-XChange, mupdf NONE of them allows me to simply copy the text! What could cause this?
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1answer
238 views

Why do my PDFs from Hebrewbooks.org get cut off?

Many posters on our site use hebrewbooks.org to reference sources. Recently, the PDFs from Hebrewbooks do not display correctly on my PC. Initially, I can read an entire page, but after a couple of ...
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1answer
120 views

PDF fonts that include all possible gTLD chars [closed]

I'm creating a generator for PDF documents in Ruby. When I include Chinese, Japanese and Cyrillic characters, they are displayed incorrectly. It seems that when I'm generating the font I need to ...
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Fatal error: Acrobat failed to connect to DDE server

This is my problem: I can always open one PDF document in Acrobat Reader from Explorer, and sometimes more (especially soon after Windows restart). However, after some time it starts to fail: when I ...
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252 views

PDF with 200 DPI JPEGs look blurry in viewer

I often scan images, and I usually do that as 200 DPI JPEG files. If I look at them in Gwenview (Linux image viewer) the text looks readable, and on 100% it looks perfectly sharp. When I convert them ...
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2answers
7k views

print a print-protected PDF file

I have a 70+ page PDF file that is protected so it can not be printed by standard tools like Acrobat Reader etc. Is there a way that I can have this printed out? Preferably without GhostScript if ...
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2answers
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Why does my Adobe Reader render PDFs so poorly?

I'm using Adobe Reader 9.4.3 on Windows 7. Everything is pretty much as is out of the box. I have not done anything special with fonts or smoothing. In Linux and even Windows/Chrome things look like ...
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2answers
502 views

PDF rendering of images seems to vary from viewer to viewer with blurring?

I'm generating PDF figures in Adobe Illustrator CS5 that include embedded images. I've noticed that the images look dramatically different when I display the same PDF in Preview, Skim or Adobe Reader ...
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3answers
1k views

2 Page view in Preview shows the right page on the left and left page on the right?

I have a pdf that I am reading in Preview and I would like to view it in 2 page mode as many pages reference illustrations on the next page. However, when I enable 2 page mode, the left page is put on ...
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2answers
1k views

Search special characters or short mathematical symbols in pdf files

I have Adobe Reader, Okular and Document Viewer as pdf readers. The papers I read are often texts with mathematical formulae, generated by LaTeX. But it seems that searching special characters or ...
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5answers
8k views

How to open 2 Adobe Reader instances?

I would like to see simultaneously pages in the beginning of the document and at the end. I can do that by opening the same document on different windows. But when I try to do so, the first instance ...
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4answers
5k views

Why poor display quality in all PDF readers except those from Adobe?

When I read PDF files with Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro, the display quality is superb. However, for the same files, other PDF readers like Foxit Reader, Sumatra PDF Reader, etc show poor ...
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1answer
63 views

Any PDF reader that shows grids?

I know Acrobat Pro shows grids for PDF files. Is there any other PDF reader that shows grids?