A PDF reader is an application which can read and display Portable Document Format files.

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Remove/change style of evince's red borders around links

Are you aware of a possibility to change the border size/color of the bold red border, evince paints around links (for example in PDF files, that have clickable links in the table of contents). Or is ...
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Why can't I search a certain PDF in Mac OS X, but I can in Windows using Adobe Reader?

I have the PDF "GNU Image Manipulation Program: User Manual" downloaded to both my Windows PC, and my iMac OS X v.10.9.5. The search function works perfectly in my PC, using Adobe Reader, but it ...
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PowerPoint 2010 opens link to PDF file in Notepad

When I try to open a PDF file in a Powerpoint 2010 presentation on my laptop, I get a dialog like this: Opening: path/filename.pdf Some files can contain viruses or otherwise be harmful to ...
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PDF viewer for Windows 32-bit that can hide wide margins

I view a lot of PDFs on my wide display (1280x800). I want to view books with two pages on screen at once, but some PDFs have huge margins, so only ~60-70% of screen space is used even if I hide the ...
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PDF reader with inverted colors or invert colors only on one app?

I'm new to OSX and have a copy of OSX Yosemite. I really like iBooks and Preview, but I need a night theme or the option to invert colors as in Linux with Gnome's Document Viewer. I'm aware that I ...
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Checking bookmarks in pdfs in a mass quantity in Adobe Acrobat Pro

Say if I have 100 pdf's and I want to quickly check to see if they are all bookmarked without opening them individually, is there a tool to go about this efficiently?
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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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Keyboard shortcuts for Chrome PDF Viewer

I have found this help page: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1060734 But it only provides save and print keyboard shortcuts, I've to have shortcuts for the other ...
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What is wrong with Windows app PDF Reader 8?

I installed it on Windows 10 from the store yesterday, and now whenever I try and open a PDF file, it just shows a window with a red PDF folder in the middle. There are no app commands, and no way to ...
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How to permanently stop PDFs scaling when printing?

I have a client that is provided with PDF's by a 3rd party. These PDF's are always 9" x 6". They have a printer which was recommended by the 3rd party, and have the correct paper size setup in ...
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Multiple Image PDFs into a larger single page PDF

I work with CAD drawings that have been segmented into multiple PDFs for a specific floor sections of a building. I would like to CROP the unnecessary data and assemble the images into a single, same ...
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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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Resizing signature on Adobe Reader on Windows 7 tablet

I have a Windows 7 tablet and would like to be able to complete PDF forms, and put a signature on them. However with Adobe Reader I am unable to resize the signature as I cant accurately touch and ...
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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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How to print only PDF pages with searched text

In a PDF Document with 200> pages, I want to print only the ones containing a given search text. However it seems that Acrobat Reader is not able to do this. I can print only selected pages, but I can ...
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Firefox not opening pdf files

I've been using pdf.js in Firefox for some time (Firefox 38.0.5 currently and Windows 7) and pdf.js was ok. However lately, I noticed that pdf.js isn't being opened anymore and instead nothing ...
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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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How can I attach multiple PDF files to a single email directly from a PDF viewer?

We use an indexing program (an add-in to our business software) that selects PDFs for viewing from among over 60,000 documents. It's not easy for end users to figure out where each opened PDF is ...
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Chrome's PDF reader does not always show spaces between words

The reader does not show the spaces between words in many case. The PDF opens fine using the reader that the OS uses, so I know that I am not getting a corrupted PDF. In addition, the reader realizes ...
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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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“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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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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Red ink for Windows 8 Reader App

I'm using the Windows 8 Reader app on a Surface Pro, and I really like the feature that enables you to mark up a PDF with the stylus. Is there any way to change the color of the digital "ink" created ...
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PDF reader which supports additional “local” bookmarks

What I mean? As I often read several PDF books at a time, usually non-related, it would help greatly if I could place a bookmark or two marking where I left last time, or where I found some ...
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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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SumatraPDF as default PDF viewer in Emacs

I have been trying to change the default PDF viewer in Emacs from Adobe to SumatraPDF. After searching on the internet I began editing the .emacs file. The file has a lot of stuff not concerning the ...
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Is it possible to make Adobe Reader to only negate a page?

Evince has a feature that inverts the colors, look: But Adobe Acrobat doesn't seem to do it right, look: It seems Adobe's Reader doesn't simply invert the colors, is there a way to make it have ...
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How to limit a pdf search to within certain pages

How do you limit the search of a pdf to within a specific page range or specific chapter? I had an e-textbook and I want to search for glossary terms within the glossary, and not be redirected 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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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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Foxit Reader temporarily freezes reading fonts, how to reduce?

When using Foxit Reader to read pdfs I noticed, that there are certain lags from time to time, where the the reader freezes for some seconds and then continues working later on. I used the Windows ...
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A linux PDF reader that supports unicode characters

I use the default document viewer in Fedora. But for some languages such as Persian I can't copy texts. When I copy them and paste them somewhere, I get some irrelevant characters like f! O I K Q- ! ...
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Is there a way to make Acrobat 10 change size of the Note icon?

For Highlighting and the Note's icon, I can click on it, and choose to view the Property bar and change its color, icon image, etc, and then say, "Use as Default Property", so now all the highlighting ...
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Highlights and notes on PDF files gone missing

I've been using the Reader app to read, highlight and notes to PDF files on Windows 10 and it is being working well for a couple of weeks. However, I just noticed the notes and highlights I added ...
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Foxit PhantomPDF: Snapshot to PDF

To my knowledge, the best method to extract a .pdf image from a .pdf report in Foxit PhantomPDF is to: Duplicate the page on which the image exists. Crop the page down. Save the page as a new ...
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Adding Formulas on top of a pdf

So far I have been using the typewriter tool a lot on top of some pdfs. I was wondering if you knew of a simple way to add formatted 2D text for formulas (for example LaTeX) on top of a pdf a bit like ...
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How can I change the default browser and pdf viewer in windows 10?

Normally when I use for example firefox, chrome or foxit reader the "do you want to set this as the default browser/reader" works. But since upgrading windows 8.1 to windows 10 I'm stuck with IE and ...
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Recently used files in Evince

Evince displays a window to select a recently used files. When I select a files from the window the file is loaded, displayed and the window with the recently used files disappears. Is there a way to ...
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How to tell from the command line if a PDF has an browseable index/table of contents?

I use Linux. I need a command line way to tell whether a PDF file has index/table of content. Knowing that a PDF file contains structures that could be called also an index/table of context, and to ...
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PDF Reader Apps on Windows & embedded Video formats they support & play?

PDF Reader Apps on Windows & embedded Video formats they play? Which PDF programs besides Adobe Acrobat can/ do play embedded video files? I have some PDFs with inbuild video and it does not ...
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Closing PDF xchange viewer

How do I make the preference so that closing on the right top corner the system asks me 'close all files or only this document'? BR Paul
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Text is not showing up in Chrome or FF but Showing up in IE, Reader. Please

Text is correct using IE Browser or Adobe Reader Text is not showing up in Chrome of FF Made using tool called Adobe live cycle designer and Java(XPAA.jar) Do you ever having similar problem? or ...
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Automatically scroll PDF

I want to set up a raspberry pi which should present PDF files at full screen, which should automatically scroll. I have no problem in setting up a script that identifies the files to be viewed. ...
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Increment a number in a PDF

Is there a way to increment a number in a PDF everytime it is opened/saved? I have a 'mechanic report' PDF which need to be filled with worked hours and what was done and additionally i need this ...
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Windows 8.1 Mail app PDF attachments save with zero size when using “Reader” app

The windows 8.1 e-mail app used to work just fine up to some day, when most of the attachments won't open, and upon saving, they are saved with 0 size (empty files). I found this to be true mostly for ...
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Rotate PDF pages in different directions

My three PDF readers Soda Foxit Adobe can't rotate a pdf page: I want to rotate page1 to the left and page2 to the right. I can only rotate all pages in the same direction.
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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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Term for the text editor feature to have fixed pages

PDF viewers and word documents are separated by pages. If you wanted to, you can view page by page like a book. For coding purposes, I think it'd be more efficient for me to see code like that- page ...
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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 ...