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

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Download file with Chrome via command line

I have a file URL for a PDF that I want to download using Chrome. wget is not an option, because Chrome is seemingly sending headers and cookies that I can't replicate. So what I need is to be able to ...
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Adobe Reader DC Update - Newer Version already installed

Machine I'm currently working on Windows 7 Enterprise x64 with company image HP EliteOne 800 G2 AIO The user has a corporate webapp that is supposed to display reports in PDF form using ...
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Can 'Comments' in FrameMaker 2015 be exported into a PDF?

In FrameMaker, there is a 'marker' called Comment. I know that I can import PDF comments into Framemaker (FrameMaker is an Adobe product), but have yet to find out if I can import FrameMaker comments ...
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Powerpoint to PDF Conversion Error: Black Headers Appearing

My problem deals with converting PowerPoint to PDF. When converting PPTX to PDF, the headers at times come out as a dark background. On my PC it works fine, however when I send this document to others,...
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PDF: Multiple pages with different size on one page

I have a PDF with 6 pages (let's call dem A-F) in portrait format. (example file) The pages have two different sizes: A,C,D,F: 101.5mm x 215.5mm B,E:9.9mm x 215.5mm (so they are a bit narrower) ...
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Windows- how do I create my own file extensions, and associate them with my own program?

I have developed a C# WPF application that will display .pdf files to the user. The user can load the PDF directly File --> Load --> (select PDF file) --> Open after selecting the PDF, and ...
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Is there a way to list before download all PDF links in a web pages?

The answer of question Download all PDF links in a web page? is useful for me. But I'like to know if there is ways to list but not download all PDF files, e.g., to know all files' size at first.
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Converting Word html files to pdf

I have a collection of about a thousand web pages which were exported from Word. I would like to convert them to some other sensible format like pdf. Is there any way to do this for all the html files ...
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Inkscape clip and export - clip border visible?

I have a problem with clipping a bitmap in Inkscape. After I export a clipped bitmap into PNG it looks fine. However after I print this PNG into a PDF file, insert it into LibreOffice writer (and ...
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Fonts not rendering on first load of document

I've been struggling with an issue when PDF's are being loaded into Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, and even in the web browser plugin. First time the document is opened, at least Times New Roman is ...
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how to add pages to an existing pdf

Hi I am using Foxit Reader 7.3.0.118 , I Select Create PDF. Select From Scanner. Hit Scan. after scanning 30 pages I have saved a document. 1) Now let us say I want to add 31st page to above document ...
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LibreOffice OS X: converting a .odt to .pdf from terminal?

Using LibreOffice, I can open an ODT document and export it as PDF manually. Is there also a command line do to this from the shell?
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Accessing comment context menu in Adobe Acrobat Reader

I have received a bunch of comments on a PDF document and I would like to efficiently navigate through them in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. I have activated the single-key accelerators which are helpful, ...
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Acrobat Reader DC keeps asking for file location, how do I make it stop?

When I want to save a modified PDF in Acrobat Reader DC instead of just saving the file Acrobat Reader opens the Save As dialog, where I have to pick a folder. When annotating a large number of files ...
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Scale PDF down for Kindle

I'm having a large scanned PDF, which I want to read on my Kindle. However, due to the quality of the scanned images, it looks terrible. However, I noticed the images are huge (4000x9000). I opened ...
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Using qpdf to fix “cannot save data typed into this form”?

I wish to modify a pdf file that has the warning "Please fill out the following form. You cannot save data typed into this form." I tried using the following qpdf command (as suggested here): qpdf --...
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Converting png to pdf with imagemagick: how to set the resolution?

I have an image foo.png which is 1240 * 1754 pixels. Using imagemagick on OS X, I convert this to a .pdf and specify the resolution to be 150 dots per inch, so its physical format will be exactly an ...
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Disable new save as popup in Adobe Reader DC

I just installed Adobe Reader DC on a Windows 10 machine. A new "feature" in DC is that, when I hit Ctrl +`Shift + S to Save As, there is an initial pop up that offers me several recently used ...
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How to split pages in a pdf?

I would like to cut a pdf file so that every "slide" is on a new page. Original document layout looks like this:
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How can I reproduce all formatting in another version of the same PDF?

Using Adobe Acrobat DC (15.016), my grandfather added links, new text, and highlighted existing text on a PDF of 600 pages (hereafter PDF1) that somehow was corrupted because strangely, even after ...
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Generation of internal and external versions form MS-Word

I have in my organization some reports, where we want to keep an internal version including all paragraphs, but we need also to publish an external version, where the user can exclude paragraph by ...
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What happens when certificates created by Acrobat expire?

If I create a certificate using Adobe Acrobat to encrypt PDFs, I notice that the certificate has an expiration date (5 years after its creation date) when looking them up on Certmgr. My question is, ...
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Fill & sign in Acrobat DC Pro like in Acrobat DC

The usual instructions on how to draw a signature seem to apply to Acrobat DC, not Acrobat Pro DC. This is how it looks like: But in Acrobat Pro DC this item doesn't exist: So how do I fill &...
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Removing pages from PDF doesn't reduce size

Have a PDF (20MB) with 10 pages. I'd like to cut the PDF in two parts of less than ~12MB (mail sending limit). created part1.pdf with pages 1-5 (6 to 10 removed) created part2.pdf with pages 6-10 (...
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How to remove&recover password of protected PDF files? [duplicate]

i want to crack a password protected PDF document, anyone have ideas ?
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Adobe Acrobat XI Pro Settings for Marquee Zoom and Full page?

I worked on a lot of Maps and review them almost daily..My question to you how can I change the settings or preferences for the following: Make Marquee Zoom permanent Make the "Fit one full page" ...
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Set Outlook Default PDF Previewer

On my computer I have various PDF readers - I generally use Edge for PDF reading, but I also have Adobe Acrobat DC, and Foxit Phantom Editor. I installed a trial of Adobe Acrobat first, and then ...
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Cairo Converts SVG to Black and White

I am trying to convert an SVG into a PDF on the command line but both svg2pdf and cairosvg result in black and white images (the original is in colour). $ identify original.svg original.svg SVG 31x40 ...
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How to compress Tesseract-encoded PDFs while maintaining embedded text from OCR?

I've been experimenting with using Tesseract to OCR my PDFs, and it has been mostly successful, particularly with German Fraktur texts (the old style gothic print), which tools like Adobe Acrobat can'...
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Secure a PDF document on a future date

I'd like to "secure" a PDF document on some future date (specified by me). By "secure" I mean either of the following: the document becomes encrypted with a password (and cannot be open without one) ...
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cannot read property, please check your java applet

I am following the following steps of a particular website to digitally sign a PDF from dongle and getting an error. I am wondering is it a browser based issue or website related issue. I have tested ...
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How to adjust the unbalanced margins of a pdf file in adobe acrobat pro

I've a pdf file, whose margins are not, deservedly, set. As the image does show, left margin is something considerable, in comparison with the right one, which is trivial: Typical pdf page. I am ...
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Error in converting color pdf into grayscale pdf in Linux - 'File has errors…'

I have been trying to convert a color pdf to a grayscale pdf prior to printing to avoid the color printing costs. I am using Debian and ImageMagick commands: convert -monochrome swp574.pdf output2....
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Convert black & white to 'colour & white' (PDF)

I have PDFXchange Pro editor and Id like to compare 2x black & white engineering drawings. I can use the ‘Overlay’ option to stack them, but both drawings remain black & white which doesn’t ...
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How do i encrypt PDF with certificate?

I want to encrypt a pdf document with certificate so that i can have full access and all other users just printing access. I have been trying to create a certificate adjusting permissions and ...
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Merge / glue exported pdf from spreadsheet application

Spreadsheet applications offer to export tables as pdf. Often, the table is to wide to fit on a single page (without scaling), so several pdf pages need to cover the full width of the table. Let us ...
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Adobe Acrobat - deleting pages without changing page numbers?

Is it possible to delete/extract pages in Acrobat without changing page numbers? Right now after each deletion/extraction pages get automatically renumbered. When the pages themselves aren't ...
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Customise Okular to add my own annotation “stamps”

There's an excellent post on customising Okular to modify highlight tool properties at Customise Okular to modify highlight tool properties It's helpful but it deals with modifying an existing tool ...
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Windows 7 installer for Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing PDF files is broken

Below is a screen shot I received in step 3 of 3 during the Adobe Acrobat Reader installer. In step 1, I had to choose my operating system, which is Windows 7. Before clicking the "Install Now" ...
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word 2013 to pdf; custom page, margins, background color leaves blank area

word 2013 background color set via design -> page color custom page size is 12.58w x 9.25 ht margins are 0 on all sides. in my so-called full page view, the background fills the whole 12.58x9.25 ...
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Can PDF Annotations Be Exported and Then Imported Back?

I have a few hundred pages of highly annotated PDF file, which is mostly text, in the form of underlines, highlights, and (more) text annotations. After two years, a updated version of that document ...
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Quickest way to copy text in a pdf

I'm looking for the most efficient way to copy text from a pdf using only my keyboard. I want to emulate what I do in Vim, which is to place my cursor at the point where I would like to begin my ...
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Adobe Illustrator save to PDF “a drawing error occurred”

I have a illustrator file with several layers and shapes that I need to save to a PDF in order for others to view and print. However, when I save to PDF, and open in Acrobat, I get the message "a ...
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How do I “force” passages I copy to my Word files to use up all the available line space?

I like to copy noteworthy passages from PDF books to Word documents. Problem is that PDF "line width" or "line space" is narrower than the width of a Word document. Thus I get unreadable, unnecessary ...
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How to clear the recent files list in Adobe Acrobat Professional DC on Mac?

Does anyone how to go about clearing the "recent files" list in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on Mac OS X? As soon as the application opens, a list of recently opened PDFs is displayed. I know there is a ...
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Quickest Way to Extract Data from Doc or Pdf to Spreadsheet [closed]

I have an influx of reports coming at me, and I need to extract some of the data and put it into a better format(an excel worksheet.) The reports come in docx or pdf and look something like this. ...
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What is “flatten” for PDF files and why?

When I tried to print certain PDF files, it take a bit time to "flatten" the file. 1 - What is flattening a PDF file? 2 - Why do we (machine) need to flatten it before printing? 3 - If I save a ...
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Microsoft Word: When file saved as PDF an image apears

I have a document that has an image and then some text. When I save it as a .docx file it looks like the top image, but when I save it as a .pdf that image appears and the clipart image gets longer ...
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How can I combine PDFs in LibreOffice?

I'd like to be able to simply drag a pdf file into the pages explorer of a pdf that's being edited. This has no effect and dragging the file into the work area on a new page results in something like ...
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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 ...