Portable Document Format (PDF) is a platform-independent standard developed by Adobe System in 1993 for document exchange.

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How to make Select Tool mode default instead of Hand Tool in PDF-XChange Viewer?

I am always using PDF-XChange Viewer for PDF viewing, which works great for me. One issue that bothers me a lot is that, by default, it will be in Hand Tool (second button checked in the following ...
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correctly sizing PNG images in markdown with pandoc for html/pdf/docx

I am trying to use markdown with pandoc to convert a single document into html, pdf, and docx. It's an extremely simple document containing only math-less text and a few images. The images are in ...
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Registering other formats as PDF for preview in Windows 7

According to this question and answers it is possible to view other file types as text in preview window in Windows 7. Now I have a related case: I would like to preview AI (Illustrator) files in the ...
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Why does this PDF appear to encode parentheses correctly but doesn't when using pdftotext or copying and pasting?

I have several journal articles here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3610797/malformed-pdfs/A897.full.pdf https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3610797/malformed-pdfs/B1264.full.pdf ...
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How do I get custom document properties to export into PDF?

When I export a document to PDF, the Title, Author, and Subject export just fine. However the values in the "Custom Properties" tab in File | Properties, do not get exported into the PDF custom ...
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Redefine shorcuts in Skim

I am using SKIM for Mac to read PDFs and annotate. I wonder how can I change keyboard shortcuts, the one I need the most for marking text (Ctrl+Cmd+H) is rather insane.
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PDF does not download in any browser on a specific workstation

I am trying to resolve an issue where I have a windows 8 (v6.3) machine on which I cannot download documents from a specific financial institution's website. On a certain financial website (that ...
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Why is the pdf made by converting with Calibre no longer searchable and the text “copied” from it gibberish?

I'm trying to use Calibre to convert mobi and epub formats to pdf and it is working for the purposes of reading, but there are problems. Namely, the character encoding seems messed up. Searching the ...
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How to print a long PDF page on a receipt printer?

I have an Epson TM-T88IV thermal point of sale printer and I print receipts with it. The receipts are given in PDF format. I have the problem that since some weeks the printer can only print receipts ...
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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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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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Creating a PDF file that prevents saving background images

I would like to create a PDF file such that the viewer is able to select and copy the text, but not the images in it. I have seen examples of this in some invoicing documents, where you cannot ...
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Converting Multiple .doc files to searchable .pdf

I have a batch command file that runs daily converting data extract files to .txt, .doc, and then to .pdf formats. I run a series of formatting macros in Word on the .txt file before saving to .doc ...
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Parts of a pdf file display strange characters on some computers

I'm looking for help for a problem one of our consultants has with a PDF file. I've looked for similar problems, but the closest one "Why do strange characters sometimes appear in PDFs on some ...
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Using imagemagick to crop and combine A4 sized PDFs

I have to make a photocopy of my driving license. I've scanned the front and back sides, and generated a PDF for each side (and a PNG as well just in case). So far, so good. Imagemagick reports: $ ...
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both pdftk and qpdf fail at protecting my documents

From pdftk man page, I should be able to protect a pdf document from content copy, printing, snapshots with: pdftk 1.pdf output 1.128.pdf owner_pw foopass But it fails, I can do any of them ! I ...
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How can I see source of broken hyperlinks on PDF document?

I have a PDF document with a number hyperlinks inside which (I believe) are URL links. However, when I click these hyperlinks, nothing happens. They are broken. Is it possible for me to see where ...
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How to prevent missing hyphens when printing PDF from evince?

I encounter the same problem as explained in this blog, when I print a pdf from evince hyphens are not printed. when I print a pdf from Okular, hyphens are printed. For example the hyphen that appears ...
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PDF works on Windows but not Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, if I try to view this pdf: https://gradschool.princeton.edu/sites/gradschool/files/FPO_Examination_Report.pdf Everything shows up well except the second line (the one that contains "having ...
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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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How can I add an outine to a PDF file based on its table of contents?

Situation: there is a large pdf file with several hundreds of papers (think of books, technical specifications, etc.). With no access to the original source, how can a table of contents (ToC) an ...
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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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Ugly LaTeX generated PDF on OS X

I have a book I am writing in TeX, which is nice, but I only recently realized how ugly my local TeX to PDF export looks: For reference, mine is on left, and a random Linux box that I have access ...
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Merge two pdf files side by side in command line

I have got two pdf files with same number of pages and want compare each page with the corresponding page in the other file. For this I would like to merge say page 1 of File1.pdf with page 1 of ...
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How can I enable smooth scrolling in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

I just updated to the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, and since then, the scrolling in the pdf documents is very poor, it is like lines are jumping on the screen. This problem wasn't in the previous ...
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How to correctly copy and paste programming code from PDF to editors?

I'm reading a pdf book that contains programming code, when I copy the code and past it in, say visual studio, the doulbe quotation marks changes from this(") to this (”) which leads to syntax errors. ...
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Linked PDF object is blurry in Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

I am trying to embed a PDF into a PowerPoint slide. The PDF contain a flowchart with some text and graphics. I use the following: It inserts a low-quality image (e.g. blurry text) corresponding to ...
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Ghostscript and JPEG2000 images

Using gs 8.71, RedHat I'm having trouble converting pdf files that have jpeg2000 images embedded within. Part of the coding is to reduce the pdf image by 10% using the -c <> setpagedevice ...
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Adobe Reader 11.0.9 crashes when using “tools” or “form and Sign”

I recently updated my company's Adobe reader to 11.0.9 via GPO. I followed instructions here: ...
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DjVu hidden text → PDF?

Is there a way to make a PDF of only the hidden text layer of a DjVu file? I know how to use djvused myfile.djvu -e 'output-txt' > myfile.dsed to output a DjVu script that includes the x,y ...
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Adobe Reader not respecting viewing settings - Why?

When I click on a document or open a PDF from a web page, the PDF does not respect the page-override settings. I am running Adobe 10.1.9.22 and I have set the preferences as such: ...
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Convert PDF image into true grayscale?

Following the answers to this post I get the following script: #!/bin/bash gs \ -sOutputFile=/tmp/output.pdf \ -sDEVICE=pdfwrite \ -sColorConversionStrategy=Gray \ ...
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Emacs DocumentView: how to see PDF contents page?

Basically what the title says - if I open a PDF using Emacs' DocumentView, how can I bring up the PDF's contents page? Also, how would I 'jump' to a particular page in the PDF (from the contents page ...
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Specifying printing options to libreoffice on the command line?

I'm attempting to come up with some means of converting .pptx files to a pdf format from the command line. I have set up a cups-pdf printer to which I can actually send jobs, and so far I have it ...
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Convert rtf to pdf removing the hidden text of rtf file

I am using Ted on CentOS 6, for conversion of RTF to PDF documents via shell_exec command from php script like: shell_exec(rtf2pdf.sh test.rtf test.pdf) But the issue is that if the RTF file has any ...
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Is there a automatic way to extract highlighted text from pdf?

Is there a command-line solution to extract highlighted text from pdf? I have a bunch of pdf documents where I personally annotated, and was wondering if there is a convenient way to automatically ...
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Is there a way to add searchable tags to individual pages of a PDF?

Similar to the way Youtube videos are tagged, I would like to be add tags to individual pages in a PDF based on what they're about. Ideally it would work so that if I tag a page "apple orange banana ...
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Highlight PDFs and sort highlights by color

I am trying to find a solution to a problem in my researching workflow: When I read through long PDFs I want to highlight different kinds of sections in different colors. E.g. definitions in blue, ...
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Is there a way to bundle PDF files into to a Kindle friendly file?

I'm downloading PDF approach plates from Navigraph, and I have a folder--per airport--with files named after their corresponding approach / departure etc. Now I'd like to take such a folder with a ...
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Print quality of text is lower when vector graphics embedded in page

I am generating PDF files from Latex and embed graphics with includegraphics command: these can be bitmap images (PNG, JPEG) or vector graphics (PDF generated from e.g. inkscape or mathematical ...
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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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Printing to physical printer via a PDF printer

I am looking for a solution to print to a physical printer via a PDF printer (eg. Bullzip). I would need this because Bullzip has the possibility to use a predefined pdf document as the background of ...
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How to set keys for ghostscript filters in the command-line interface?

How do I set keys of Ghostscript filters (as documented here) in the command-line interface? More precisely, I would like to set the Predictor option of the PNGPredictorEncode filter in the following ...
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Using both Adobe Reader and built-in PDF viewer in Google Chrome

I would like to use both Chrome's built-in PDF viewer and the Adobe Reader plugin at the same time. Specifically, I want to open PDFs with the built-in viewer by default (because I think it is more ...
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Proper PDF metadata key to enable right-to-left viewing in “Facing” view mode in PDF readers

I was wondering whether anyone knew the proper PDF metadata key (and value) in order to signify to PDF readers that the PDF in facing mode should be displayed from right-to-left (RTL) and not ...
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How to convert DJVU's to PDF in calibre?

Im trying to use Calibre to upload some ebooks to my Kobo ebooks reader. When trying to do that, Calibre first tries to convert the file to EPUB but fails in this step. The uploaded files are EPUB ...
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How to extract all info on PDF bookmarks using GhostScript?

Is there a method of dumping all info on the bookmarks of a PDF using GhostScript? With PDFtk I could use pdftk in.pdf dump_data, but is it possible to do it with GS? I have a PDF with bookmarks ...
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Rasterize vector objects in pdf

Is there a server based pdf processor (like Enfocus Pitstop) capable of rasterizing the vector objects in a pack of pdfs?
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EPS file looses quality after converting docx file to pdf

I opened a PDF file in gimp with 600 dpi resolution. Then I save the file as EPS and then insert the EPS file in to a word document DOCX. Problem is when I convert the DOCX file to a new PDF file, I ...
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PDF form created with Adobe LiveCycle Designer 8.0 - Form checkboxes randomly submitted as null values

I have a data collection process where users complete a PDF form and then submit an xml data file of the form values via email. I've had nearly 600 files submitted - the process has worked exactly as ...