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

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PDF extraction renders strips of images

I have permission to use images from a catalog in my online ads (I resell their products) but they won't give me the image files (I'm a small reseller) Their catalog is available as PDFs. I've ...
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PDFs as extremely small file size (i.e. less than 20kb)

What do I need to do in order to produce PDF invoices with a file size smaller than 20kb? Example PDF I create invoices for a small business and I have 60,000+ invoices stored as PDFs (non scanned) ...
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Acrobat creating acrolock#######.tmp files?

I had a user the other day who was having issues saving PDF files using Acrobat. What they were trying to do was simply open the PDF file in question, make a simple change, and save the file back as ...
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Chrome - change page navigation keys in pdf viewer

Google Chrome have integrated pdf viewer, the pdf.dll (PPAPI plugin; https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1060734?hl=en; this software is not open-source but proprietary: ...
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Formatting issues converting .pdf to .docx [duplicate]

I am having trouble with a .pdf document that needs converting to Word. I am using Acrobat XI Pro with Office Word 2013 and am on Windows 7 Pro. The original .pdf has Bold and nomal text, varying ...
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JPGs created with Imagemagick won't display on TV

I am trying to convert a free ebook from PNG to JPG, so I can read it on my Sony Bravia KDL-40R470. This is how I converted the PNG file: convert -density 117 -quality 80 progit.pdf progit.jpg ...
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How do I scan a thousand double sided pages into a PDF? [duplicate]

My scanner (Brother MFC-J825dw) will only scan one side at a time in the sheet feeder. I have a document that is double sided. How can I make a PDF out of it so the pages are in order, automatically? ...
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How to selectively bulk-delete images from PDF file

Selectively removing one single image from a PDF is straightforward. Bulk-deleting all images from a PDF is also straightforward. But is there a way to selectively remove many images from a file in ...
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programmatic access to PDF table of contents

Many PDF documents contain a hierarchical table of contents. I am not referring to the ToC visible on a page-- what I mean is the metadata that is used to generate the sidebar links when viewing a PDF ...
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Accents not printed with CUPS

System Archlinux KDE CUPS 2.0.2-1 Printer HP Deskjet 3520 Description of the problem When I print something (I think it's always PDF) with some accentued characters, they are not printed. ...
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LibreOffice 4.4.0.3 opening a PDF file displaying wrong Traditional Chinese characters

I have installed the LibreOffice 4.4.0.3 portable for Windows (my OS is 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium Traditional Chinese version), hoping to use the PDF editing feature in the LibreOffice Draw. I ...
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Chrome pdf viewer left/right arrow key does not work

When i open a PDF using the built-in Chrome pdf viewer, i can usually jump to next/previous page just by using the right/left arrow key. This suddenly stopped working for me, and pressing the ...
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How to make annotations over a PDF?

I use Foxit Pdf Reader and I also have a Trust pen tablet that I use mostly with a software called SmoothDraw. I was wondering if there is a way that I could open a pdf and write annotations over it ...
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Why are my images in my brochure blurry after EXPORTED as PDF?? Was clear before but now blurry on print and Indesign?

I was given a previous Indesign brochure to edit. I edited the fields, saved and then exported as PDF. Once I exported, my Indesign documents images all turned blurry. Why did this happen and how can ...
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Get vector graphics (svg, pdf) page size (width, height) in different units via command line?

Basically, I would like to find out the image size (and possibly, any special boxes) in different units (points, pixels, centimeters) from the command line. As an example here, I have produced an SVG ...
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oxps to pdf or image - Linux

I've been trying to solve the problem of converting an .oxps file to .pdf or other file format. Any solutions for Linux out there? I've been searching around and cannot come up with much thus far. ...
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Characters change while copy paste PDF in Hindi language

I am trying to copy/paste text from a PDF file. But when I copy/paste it changes some characters into other. e.g.विधान toवरधभन. Basically it changes vowels to some consonants. I also tried exporting ...
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Have Firefox prompt whether to open PDF in browser, or in external application, or for saving?

How can I get Firefox to give me a prompt, -- either natively, or through a plug-in, -- which will ask me: if I want to preview the PDF in the browser using pdfjs, or if I want to open the PDF in ...
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How to search and highlight long passages in a PDF file?

I made several highlights on Kindle Touch to PDF files. Kindle saves the highlighted text in a separate file, not on the PDFs themselves. I have all the text of the passages I want highlighted, what I ...
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Make exported pdf from Indesign with framed content to be cropped, not clipped

I've exported a pdf file with some content framed from InDesign. The content is a linked/embeded file (most of the times other pdfs). If I resize the frame of the content I placed to the portion I ...
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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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Problems with Win7 & Adobe Reader

My operating system is Win 7 Pro I have installed Adobe Reader 10.1 when that didn't work, I installed Adobe Reader from the website, latest version. That doesn't work either. I use Microsoft ...
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Windows explorer stops showing PDF's in the preview pane

Some users in our office use the preview pane in the windows explorer to view PDF's. After a while (~an hour) the preview pane no longer shows the preview. On one PC, it says "No preview available" ...
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Combine two PDFs, shrink to ~3“x4” then print back-to-back

I'm going backpacking and I need to carry two separate permits, but there is no restriction on the size. I would like to take the first page of one of the PDFs, combine it with the other one (which ...
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Export P12 from GnuPG for PDF signing field

It seems to be possible to export a PGP .asc file to .p12, but I'm unable to use the generated .p12 file for a signature field in a PDF file. Is there a way to export it so it's usable for that field, ...
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Combining multiple pdf fragments to one page - top aligned without margin

I have multiple small fragments as PDF file, depending on user input these fragments has to be combined to one page. pdfjam and/or pdfnup do this, and works. However, the default layout is according ...
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pdftk catout empty page at 3.6mb

I use pdftk to extract single pages. This is my command: pdftk foo.pdf cat 5 output page5.pdf The 5th page is empty, the 1st page has a 3.5mb Image. Unfortunatelly page5.pdf is as large as ...
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Missing Glyph error during PDF/A conversion with Ghostscript

I try to convert a PDF created by SAP to PDF/A for archival purposes with Ghostscript 9.15 by using the following command line: gswin64c.exe -P -dFirstPage=1 -dLastPage=2147483647 -dPDFA=2 -dSAFER ...
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Acrobat Reader does not print under certain user profile in protected mode

Yesterday Acrobat Reader (ver. 10.1.13 or latest 11) stopped printing for a couple of our network users. When print button is pressed either nothing happens or error about failed instruction on some ...
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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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How reliable PDF renderers are to the final print? [closed]

Provided that PDF is an open standard since 2008, I was surprised to see so blatant difference between different PDF renderers. It should be added that I thought that PDF was a good way to "print" a ...
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How to copy table data from PDF to excel

When I copy data in a table like this from a PDF, it gets translated into plain text without any delimiting characters to distinguish which column the data is in. It would be helpful if I could ...
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Is there a way to just highlight with no comments in Acrobat Pro XI?

I have Acrobat Pro XI and I want to simply highlight text in a PDF to share with someone else. When I use the highlighter tool, it automatically creates a comment, which is simply the highlight text. ...
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Tuleap artifact document exporter

Is it possible, or is there any plug-in available, to generate pdf or word documents from existing artifacts with tuleap. I am looking for something like this availble for jira: ...
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FreeMind on Mac - how to get centre-page alignment when saving as PDF

I'm creating a Test Management mind map, using my home Macbook. I'll be saving it as a PDF so I can present it at work. Problem: When using the Export function and saving it as a PDF, it's saving at ...
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How to replace a horizontally long PDF page by slicing it into several new pages?

I have a special PDF file, with 2 horizontally "long" pages. I would like to transform this PDF into one with 8 pages, by slicing each original "long" page into 4 identically sized pages. I know I ...
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Validate a PADES document with expired certificate

I have a problem. I have a PDF that has been signed with a certificate, and then it has been put a timestamp with a TSA. I want to validate this document, but now, the certificate which it was used ...
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Are PowerPoint and PDF files encrypted or just locked?

I've seen PDF files that are locked so that one cannot copy text from it, but can highlight it. I've tried several PDF readers (some of which open source) and all of them respect the lock. Is it a ...
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How can I properly print on lined paper?

I have some lined paper (either graph paper or looseleaf paper) and I'd like to be able to print/format a document (either with LibreOffice, LaTeX, or a PDF) so that every line of text is algined ...
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How do I force Internet Explorer to download PDF files instead of trying to open them?

On a website that generates PDF reports, Internet Explorer 11 tries to open the PDF file with the associated PDF viewer on my system instead of just saving the downloaded file. I want Internet ...
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emails with pdf attachments fail to sync properly

Why are emails with PDF attachments suddenly causing problems? My email system works like this: I use offlineimap to grab my mail from a Univerisity Exchange Server. They go into Maildirs that are ...
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How to set up a Macro/Hotkey to convert or batch convert PDF to word (with OCR)?

I frequently (like 10+ times a day) need to convert pdf's to word. I use the "Save as" feature in Acrobat Pro. Is there any good way to speed up this process, and boil it down to one click? Ideally, a ...
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Are cover.jpg and metadata.opf files included with Book.azw3 important?

I've a book in the .azw3 extension. There are two files included with it in the same folder which are cover.jpg and metadata.opf. Should I keep these files? Note: I use Kindle Previewer or Calibre ...
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how to print a black/grayscale pdf in some chosen color [duplicate]

I have some PDFs that I want to print in a color instead of the grayscale/black&white color. I see some questions/answers about removing color. But I want to change to some color. And I don't see ...
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Merge one specific PDF file with each PDF file in a folder

I have a large number of sequentially-named scanned files in one folder, and another single PDF file containing a message for recipients in another folder. I need to merge the message PDF into each ...
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Export from Libreoffice Draw to PDF with autocrop?

In Libreoffice Draw when using File → Export and choosing an image format, notably when using EPS to preserve the vector character of the figure, there is a checkbox "selection" which causes the ...
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How to get color printing to work for wine applications via cups-pdf on Linux?

As detailed in these instructions, I am using cups-pdf to print from PDF-XChange, which I have installed under Wine 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. It works great for printing monochrome pages, but I am unable ...
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Binary file viewer tool support file format information extraction

I'm always curious about what is hidden inside those files, like pdf, mid, mp3, mkv, etc. I can read the spec in the wikipedia, but it is hard to understand. Tools like wireshark can extract data ...
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How to create a file (like PDF) and limit number of printouts [closed]

I have created a brochure that organizations are very eager to use. They do want to buy electronic license of it with their company on it. I'd like to price it with limitation to the number of ...
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Pdf form via OpenOffice: disable write in combobox

In the OpenOffice family products you can create a form with a writer and then export it to pdf. This way you get an editable pdf form. I need to add a combobox but cannot find a way to disable ...