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

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Convert PDF with embedded fonts to EMF for PowerPoint

Is there a free (i.e. gratis) way to convert a PDF file to Windows EMF (Enhanced Meta File) in such a way that text which uses fonts embedded in the PDF will be rendered the same way in MS Office ...
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Converting from Word to PDF

I have a document that is over 100 pages and in it is a table that is oriented to landscape. When I save it as a PDF the table defaults back to portrait orientation. How do I get the PDF to recognize ...
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Preventing Word from converting heading numbers into images during PDF export

Having a document with numbered headings, when I export it into PDF from Word 2013 all numbering is rendered as bitmaps in the PDF instead of text. This happens regardless if I use the built-in ...
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How can you remove hidden elements when exporting to PDF from Inkscape?

I have an Inkscape file that contains (linked) raster images. One 5 MB raster image is used in four places, but is clipped to a small area (i.e. most of it is hidden). When I export to PDF, the file ...
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Powerpoint for Mac - can't save current page as PDF

I have a powerpoint file containing a few hundred slides, and want to save one specific slide as a PDF. I choose "Save AS", Format: PDF, and in Options I select "Save current Slide". However it always ...
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Libreoffice calc export to pdf. Some characters appear different

I'm having the following problem: when I try to export a .ods file to .pdf on Libreoffice Calc 4.3.2.2, I use some Unicode characters. Most of the time they appear in the pdf just fine, but in some ...
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ImageMagick: wrong size when converting PDF to JPG

I want to apply some improvements (change brightness, contrast, etc) to a pdf, to make it more readable, so I chose ImageMagick and pdftk. I used the following command to split the pdf into several ...
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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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“Server application, source file, or item can't be found.”: trying to embed PDF into Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

I am trying to embed a PDF into a PowerPoint slide. I get the following error message: The server application, source file, or item can't be found, or returned an unknown error. You may need to ...
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How to make Google Chrome open PDFs in the internal PDF viewer instead of downloading them automatically?

How to prevent Chrome from downloading PDF files automatically and instead of that, show them online with internal PDF viewer?
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Stupidly Huge .pdf File

So I have a user that's trying to open a template .pdf file that she has reportedly been able to open and make changes to many times before, only this time she reported that it's ...
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unable to change the security properties on PDF file to password protect it

I have PDF file I scanned. I am unable to change the security setting to add password it it. Here is link how to password protect it and also the screenshot for the gray'ed out security propety. I ...
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Auto-scrolling a PDF on a page basis with Foxit Reader 7

Is it possible to auto-scroll a PDF on a page basis with Foxit Reader 7 with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate? By page basis I mean I want the PDF to auto-scroll page by page, and not by small increments ...
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Auto-scrolling a PDF on a page basis with Adobe Acrobat Pro XI

Is it possible to auto-scroll a PDF on a page basis with Adobe Acrobat Pro XI with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate? By page basis I mean I want the PDF to auto-scroll page by page, and not by small ...
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How to convert CHM to individual PDF files by topic?

Is there any way to take a large CHM (>100MB and hundred's of topics) and split it into self-contained documents by topic? If I use the built-in CHM printing by heading and sub-topics, and print to ...
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OneNote 2013 Hyperlinks dont work in pdf-export with FoxitReader

If I export a Page to pdf-Format in onenote2013, the external hyperlinks in the resulting pdf don't work. They are blue and underlined but I can't click them and there is no information about the ...
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PDF Watermarks in Acrobat makes the entire page opaque

It looks like when I create a watermark AND change the opacity to something low the entire PDF becomes slightly opaque and colors are not that vivid (even if the actual text watermark is very small in ...
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MS Word: preserve hyperlinks when exporting to PDF

How can I convert a Word document to PDF and preserve all hyperlinks? I have Word 2011 and Acrobat XI available on OS X. Save As -> PDF from Word doesn't preserve hyperlinks. Acrobat's File -> ...
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How can I open a PDF to a certain page from within excel?

I would like a macro code for Excel 2013 that will open up a certain page upon clicking a button in the excel cell. I am using the below code, but it is working intermittently. Please help with a ...
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Is it somehow possible to edit hyperlinks from or in a pdf file faster than with Acrobat?

I have a PDF file with several hundreds of hyperlinks (all pointing inside the file) and would like to change the destination pages faster and easier than with the built in tool contained in Adobe ...
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Use Action to batch add full page URL to PDF files

Adobe PDF does not seem to have an Action available to mass add a full page link to all the pages. I know there is possibly a workaround to be able to add a clear button and make it a clickable url ...
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How to export from Word for Macintosh 2011 to pdf without losing URLs?

Is there a way to export a document in Word for Macintosh 2011 to an Adobe PDF document without losing the URLs that are present in the original text? The solution for windows does not work as there ...
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Splitting a file provides some sort of encryption?

I was wondering if splitting a file with tools like HJsplit provides some sort of encryption. Imagine I split an image or a pdf in various parts, if someone manage to get just 1 or more parts, could ...
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How to sync okular annotations between Windows and Linux using Dropbox?

Is there some way I can make Okular store metadata (specifically annotations) in Dropbox, so it is read by Okular regardless of which computer I am using. For example, I have a Linux laptop with lots ...
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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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What are exact settings in Adobe Acrobat “Reduced Size PDF…” relative to “Optimized PDF…”?

Does anybody know what are the exact settings whne saving a PDF document in "Reduced Size PDF..." vs. saving it in "Optimized PDF..."? I know "Optimized PDF..." has different modes like Standard, ...
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How can I split a PDF file into single pages quickly (i.e. from the Terminal command line)?

I have a PDF file 6 pages long that I want to split into 1.pdf, 2.pdf, 3.pdf, etc... Preview does not work for this surprisingly (unless I am missing something). I would love to be able to do this ...
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Improve pdf render speed

What hardware resources (more/better CPU, RAM, or GPU) should be increased to improve pdf render speeds? We need to keep on flipping to next-page of pdf at the rate of 10 page/s and the pdfs contain ...
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Batch update multiple PDFs meta data

I Need to update a lot of old PDFs with newer meta data (File > Properties> Description - Title, Author, Subject...) I have too many to do it manually and could nto find a way to apply the same meta ...
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How to remove OCR from a PDF?

I have been searching Google for some time but cannot find an answer to my question. I have unwanted layers of OCR in a document that I recently scanned with Adobe Acrobat. It has not been OCRed ...
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Why copying a text box in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro does not appear in Ditto's clipboard history?

When I editing the content of a PDF using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro, I noticed that when I copy a text box object, it does not appear in Ditto's clipboard history. Why? To edit the content of a PDF I use ...
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Fit a page to its content in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro?

Is there any way to fit a page to its content in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro? E.g. in the following PDF, I did some content editing and one text box is outside the page: I would like to extend the size ...
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Converting a Latex PDF into EPUB format [duplicate]

Is there a way to take a technical article in PDF format (which typically contains latex formulas) and convert it into an epub format? I wouldn't have access to the original latex files themselves, ...
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What font is CourierLatin1

I have a pdf I need to, using Acrobat Professional, change a few characters in. The problem is that when I do I get an error message that the font is not available. Viewing properties for these ...
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How to convert the html book into a pdf (with bookmarks for toc)? [duplicate]

I downloaded a large HTML-formatted reference document, which contains a number of chapters in separate files. I would like to convert the entire document into a single PDF file, preferably with a ...
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Opening Files with SLPDF Extension

I have a file with SLPDF extension, it is a locked PDF file but any software can't open it. The file was locked with hardware lock and the tiny manager key creator. I don't have the key and hardware ...
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Scanning and Recognizing Highlighted Text

This question was asked on an Adobe Acrobat forum. I am posting here since I am looking to solve the same task, but don't require that the solution use Adobe Acrobat. Is there a way to print a ...
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How can I programmatically change/protect text contents in a PDF so it's no longer copyable text?

I want to do the opposite of OCR, I don't want to turn images into text, I want to turn all the text in a PDF into image so it cannot be casually selected and copied. In Acrobat Pro is fine, but I ...
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Sort files in Windows by name - according to date

I have a bunch of PDF invoices in a folder. They are named according to their dates. For example: 28-02-13.pdf 28-02-14.pdf 28-03-13.pdf 28-06-13.pdf 29-11-13.pdf 30-04-13.pdf 30-04-14.pdf ...
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What is the maximum length of a PDF document password?

I would like to know what is the maximum length of a PDF document password. I want to know this, for all PDF document versions and encryption modes. For example 40bit, 128bit, 256bit etc.
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How can I improve the PDF viewer in Chrome x64

I recently switch to Chrome x64 and found that the old Sumatra PDF plug-in no longer worked. It uses the old Netscape API which is being removed from Chrome, so even if it were ported to x64 it ...
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I would like to record both music and a pdf on a cd (music as .cda)

I as involved in the production of a cantata in the 1960s and have at last found a vinyl copy of the rehersal and presentation tracks. Having converted the vinyl to mp3 and created a pdf from the ...
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Can't convert PDF into image, because of 'no images defined' error

I've the following PDF file: http://www.fmwconcepts.com/misc_tests/pdf_tests/test.pdf But when I'm trying to convert it via: $ convert test.pdf test.png I've the following error: convert: no ...
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Disable the security warning “Do you want to open this file? - Unknown Publisher” for a specific filetype

I always get the annoying warning below when opening PDF files. Can I avoid this (for *.pdf)? I use PDFlite as my default PDF reader.
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zoom level restores when clicking pdf bookmarks

I am under Ubuntu. In Evince, or pdfxchange (via wine), when I change the zoom level of a page, I also hope the change applies to other pages as well. But when I click a bookmark, the zoom level ...
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Can I recover the original image of text after processing by adobe professional OCR?

Someone used (probably) Adobe Professional OCR feature to OCR a scanned pdf file. The OCRed result had some errors, and it added the text result back to the text image in the pdf file, covering the ...
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Lock fillable pdf form

So i got this pdf file to fill out. I wanna export it to a normal, non-fillable pdf using Acrobat Reader. I cant manage to do it. I tried printing it and select export to pdf in printer setup, ...
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how to send a pdf or ms excel/word file while it's open?

Upon viewing a pdf, ms excel/word file, i often want to send to my colleague for viewing, and after sending, i will still need to keep it open to use it further. While each time I have to close it and ...
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Can't access website on one computer, but ok on another

I was able to access aescryp.com the other day. The I was trying to view/download the user guide found here: https://www.aescrypt.com/documentation/ (on Windows). Right after that I couldn't get ...
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Command-line-tool to edit pdf page-numbering

I work with pdf-books and would like edit them so that the pdf pages and the book pages match. I know adobe acrobat does it, but is there enything else preferably a command line tool?