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

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Is there a free tool which will let me type onto PDFs and then save, or at least print, them?

I have a large number of paper forms which I need to complete. I'd like to scan them in, then type the answers onto them in the relevant spaces and print them out, rather than writing on them with a ...
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Download or print an entire website as PDF

I'm trying to make an offline version of a website and I'm looking for a tool that would do the task automatically for the whole web site (circa 1000 pages of HTML + images). Is there anything like ...
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Count the number of words in a PDF file

How can I get the word count of a PDF file?
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How to take notes in PDFs in Linux

In Adobe Acrobat Pro you can do things like put little sticky notes in PDFs, highlight text, and create bookmarks. I have found this very useful for learning. In school you learn better when you put ...
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How to convert a multi-page PDF file to PNG files, with one PNG file per page of the PDF document (Windows)

Is there a software that could convert a multi-page PDF file to PNG files, and could automatically save one PNG file per page of the PDF document (for Windows 7)? I have tried a few virtual printer ...
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Converting .doc files to .pdf

Anybody aware of a piece of software which could do MS Office .doc to .pdf conversion for me? I already tried OpenOffice but it appeared to be rather slow and resource-hungry for large documents.
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Is there software to allow me to search a PDF file with Regex?

I would like a PDF viewer that I can search documents with using regular expressions. Is there such a thing? I've tried PowerGrep, but it doesn't have a graphical viewer and its interface is a little ...
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How to import, export and edit bookmarks of a pdf file?

I heard that bookmarks of a pdf file are stored in plain text somewhere in the file. I was wondering if it is possible to import and export bookmarks of a pdf file into and from a text file, for batch ...
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Are there tools available for trimming PDF margins?

I have an ebook I'm trying to read in PDF format on a Kindle. Unfortunately, the page headers and footers have some content (page number and copyright info, respectively) preventing the device from ...
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Converting PDF eBooks into a Kindle format

Over the past couple of years I've amassed quite a collection of guides, tutorials and ebooks in PDF format. A lot of these are quite useful for work, especially PDF documentation, and rather than ...
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scan A4 doc > pdf > ocr > translate to english?

I've tried using a combination of my home scanner to create a '300 dpi', 'document', 'pdf' (options on Canon all-in-one) ZoHoViewer to create either an RTF or TXT file google docs to translate I'm ...
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Stop Microsoft Word 2010 from smoothing screenshots?

When I insert JPEG screenshots into Microsoft Word, it smoothes them instead of preserving the original pixels from the bitmap. When I then print to PDF (using Acrobat Distiller), depending on my ...
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How to save a rotated Adobe PDF file

I received an Adobe PDF scan of a document that displays upside-down. I rotated it inside Adobe Acrobat and chose Save As to make a new document, however, the rotation is not saved and when I open ...
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How to convert a 1 page PDF to a 2 page per sheet PDF?

I would like to print a PDF so that on the front of the first page are the first two pages, on the back the 3rd and 4th and so on. ----------------- ----------------- | | | ...
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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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Extracting background images from a PDF file?

I have a PDF file containing maps of the building I work in, here: http://www.libsys.und.edu/dev/FloorPlans_All.pdf The original source files have been lost, and I've been asked to extract the map ...
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What's a good way for organizing PDF documents on Windows? [closed]

I'm looking for a good way to manage a lot of PDF documents (e.g. papers, ebooks) on Windows. Ideally I'm looking for a Windows version of the great Mac app Yep. I've looked quite a bit and haven't ...
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Batch OCR for many PDF files (not already OCRed)?

I use Google Desktop Search (I am on Vista) and not all my PDF files are recognized in my archive folder. It is normal as "PDF files that contain scanned images" are not indexed ( ...
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Scan to PDF software for Windows?

What's the best software to use to scan documents direct to a multi-page PDF. I want to scan a series of sheets directly to a PDF file with as little manual intervention as possible. Software must ...
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Split Word/PDF files into multiple documents?

I created a business card design on Word, each side of the card as one 85x55mm page. Most printers seem to want it in PDF file which is easy, but they sometimes want each side as a different document. ...
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What software can convert handwriting to text?

I took a look at MyScript, but the program does not accept PDF format. I have a few documents (PDF) that are scans of hand writing. I need a program that can take the PDF scan it, use OCR and ...
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Is there a way to convert a Word document into a PDF document?

I have seen in OpenOffice that I can directly save the document that I have made into a PDF file. They have given an option at the top for this job. Can I convert or save my Microsoft Word file ...
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Acrobat Reader & saving last page I read?

I like to read eBooks, but I tend to have a hard time keeping track on which page I am in which file. Is there a bookmark function or something similar that I'm not aware of?
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Stitch multiple PDF's together

I am looking to stitch together multiple PDF's together into one file. Is there a program/way (open source prefered) that can do this for me with little hassle? If you share a program please give ...
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Is there a way to unlock PDF documents?

I realize most PDF documents are locked for a reason, but I spend several hours a week editing datasheets provided directly from my vendors to be sent to customers. Obviously it's very annoying and ...
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Software to read PDFs with inverted colors (Windows)

I sometimes want to read a long PDF file in a computer, but because white background I can read only a few pages until my eyes weep. Is there any software to invert colors of a PDF (PDF converter, ...
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Displaying PDF files white on black

I couldn't find the option to enable it on Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader. I don't think Sumatra has it neither. Can someone help me? White pages are starting to hurt my eyes.
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Why does Powerpoint 2010 print notes pages to PDF as raster images?

I'm trying to print a 40-slide powerpoint presentation to PDF in notes pages format, and the resulting .pdf file size is 10x bigger than the .pptx file. Acrobat's space audit says it's 99.7% image ...
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How to cut each page of a PDF or DJVU file into halves?

Say I have a book (either pdf or djvu format) where every page looks like this: Is there any way to cut separate the two pages? I want to print things on A4 paper, but scaling it down by a factor ...
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PDF-XChange Viewer, pdflatex, Windows XP Pro SP3

Howto make pdfxcview.exe not lock PDF files when opening them or force pdflatex ignore locks (and thus be able to overwrite PDF while generating content with pdflatex or simply manipulating content ...
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What's the rationale behind Fillable PDF's not being able to be saved?

Most of the time, if you open a fillable pdf on Windows w/ Adobe Reader, it warns you that you cannot save the data you entered. However, when opening the same file with Preview on Mac OS you are able ...
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PDF printer without user intervention

I'm looking for a PDF printer that doesn't ask the user to choose a filename and directory, but simply saves it to a predefined folder with a unique filename. The print jobs will come from third ...
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Is there a good (free / open source) application out there to take notes on a PDF?

I deal with purchase orders and contracts in PDF format the majority of my day, and I use Acrobat 8.0 as provided by my company. Maybe I've been using it wrong, but taking notes with Acrobat is such a ...
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Prevent Adobe Reader from switching to “Fit Page” zoom when bookmark is clicked

If I open a PDF document in Adobe Reader, it usually opens with Fit Width page zoom by default. But if I click on a bookmark, the zoom changes to Fit Page. How do I stop this from happening and ...
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Download all PDF links in a web page?

Do you know a good software to download all PDF links in a web page?? Operating system is Windows 7.
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Saving blog items as pdf's

I know of FireShot, a firefox extension, for saving up whole pages of images. And I love it. Great idea, and a very good implementation. But unfortunatelly, often on this kind of sites, you have ...
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Are .docx or .pdf files potentially dangerous?

Just a general question of computer security - if I download a .pdf or .docx from an untrusted source, can it seriously harm my machine/give a malicious user access to my information? Or is it ...
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What settings to use when making 7zip files in order to get maximum compression when compressing PDFs?

What settings to use when making 7zip files in order to get maximum compression? I'm compressing PDF documents containing scanned images. I'm thinking about using LZMA2, but I don't know what to set ...
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How can I view pdf meta-data in Windows Explorer?

I unsuccessfully used the "pages" feature in Windows Explorer, as well as in Directory Opus 10 and Free Commander XT (which I installed just for that reason, to try it out) to display the page count ...
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PDF - What software to fill-out/fill-in a PDF form? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What free software can convert fillable forms pdf to fillable and savable pdf? I need to fill-out a form, but I don't want to use an online service as the form contains ...
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Is it possible to delete some pages of a pdf document?

How do I remove some pages of a .pdf file? I tried some tips mentioned in different websites, but to no avail.
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How to view PDF with changed background color?

I have some PDF and want to have light gray background when viewing them, but i don't need to permanently change its background. What's the easiest way to do that? I normally view it using Preview ...
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GhostScript noob help - Breaking a multipage PDF file into many single page PS or EPS files

I'm trying to do the following with ghostscript: Turn one multipage PDF file (about 3,000 pages, 200mb file) into: One file per page of the PDF, and convert each (page/file) to EPS or PS (post ...
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Save data typed into PDF Form

Hey I have PDF Form which would not let me save the data typed into it. Here is the form: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/imm0008egen.pdf I want it to save the data typed into it so ...
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Windows Explorer: How to make it remember PDF file prewies/thumbnails?

I'm using windows 7. when ever i go to the place my PDF are stored they are always displayed with the "adobe reader icon" instead of the first page of the file. is there anyway to ALWAYS display the ...
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Auctex View works or does not depending on how I launched Emacs

I try to open a PDF in Skim from Emacs (via Auctex's View command) on MacOSX Mavericks 10.9.2. When I open Emacs.app by double-clicking or through Spotlight, it fails. Nothing happens. There's no ...
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Splitting a PDF document in two without purchasing a PDF editing tool

Acrobat Reader allow us to easily save a copy of the PDF document. How can I save only from page 5 to 10 without purchasing a PDF editing tool? Thanks.
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How to print tiled pages from PDF to single page?

How do I print multiple copies of a PDF document to a single sheet? Similar to tiling a business card template? I have double sided business cards in PDF format. Odd pages are the front, even pages ...
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Rescuing a possibly corrupt PDF in Acrobat [duplicate]

I have a large Acrobat file (currently 92 pages, 25MB) which is constructed from lots of different sources (1 InDesign and 80 Illustrator files). Since I first brought these sources together, each ...
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Firefox PDF plugin to view PDF in browser on Windows

Is there any plugin or extension so I can view any PDF directly within Firefox 3.5 on Windows just like with Safari on a Mac? It's annoying to always download and open the file. So I'd like to be ...