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

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Save certain sheets as PDF

I have an excel workbook, where the end user does some selection, based on which the sheets which needs to be saved as a single PDF, are enlisted in Sheet 1, cell B10 like this (E1, E2, E3, E4...) ...
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Convert okular-pdf with annotations to normal pdf

I was asked to proofread a dissertation for somebody using only Windows. I use Debian 7 and opened the PDF with okular and commented it heavily. Everytime I opened the document and then closed it ...
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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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Search for string inside pdf with pdfgrep and outputs only file name

I'm using pdfgrep to search for a name inside a pdf: pdfgrep -H 'Fatima Alves' RE/* This commands will output the file name and the name: RE/2011-01-RE_60822079000168_23022016_153923(1).PDF: ...
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Publish to PDF shows cells with national-specific characters differently using bold font

I am trying to convert one-page XLSX sheet to PDF using built-in Publish to PDF function in Excel 2013. In the resulting PDF I have following problem with bold fonts: Whenever the cell contains any ...
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How to modify pdf, which has 6 slides per page

here's my PDF file: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=F54C52F1CF8C7ED9!69044&authkey=!AK44qMi9E5X0YVU&ithint=file%2cpdf It has 6 slides per page and I'd like to print it in a format of 2 ...
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How can I add obfuscating stripes to a PDF or Word document?

I wish to take a PDF or Word document and run stripes through the text to obscure it so that complete confidential information is not revealed, but one could compare against an unstripped other file ...
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Chrome no longer opens up PDFs

Wondering if anyone who has experienced this and know a fix. When your download a pdf that gets opened on chrome, it's a blank page. This is only happening on my computer I have tested this on my ...
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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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Find files with string

How can i grep e move pdf files that containing the string "RELAÇÃO DOS TRABALHADORES" inside? Using ubuntu 14.4. I already try to use: grep -i -Z -r -l 'RELAÇÃO DOS TRABALHADORES' . | xargs -I{} mv ...
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How to make the unsearchable content of certain PDFs searchable

While I can search content via Windows Search on most PDFs, I occasionally come across PDF files with contents that are not searchable; even though they contain regular, selectable/copyable text with ...
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PDF from ghostscript appears blank in acrobat reader

I have (3 pretty large) PDF files which I obtain using ghostscript from a single source pdf generated with xelatex (both under ubuntu linux). The 3 files select different regions from the source, like ...
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Renaming a pdf file (scanned document) using OCR. It should read 3 zones and rename accordingly. e.g. Streetname_LastName_Date.pdf [closed]

I am running into trouble with tons of paperwork. I want to have it digitalized in order to simplify search and therefore cut down a huge amount of time spent on looking though the paperwork. It is ...
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Remove PDF password without cracking it [duplicate]

I have a PDF with a strong password (contains uppercase, lowercase letter, digits, special characters). Now I don't know what's the length of the password. All I care about is contents of the file. I ...
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How to merge PDF files with the same file prefix?

I have a lot pdf files (~30.000) with following name structure: number1_1.pdf number1_2.pdf number1_3.pdf number2_1.pdf number2_2.pdf number3_1.pdf number3_2.pdf number3_3.pdf number3_4.pdf and I ...
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Options on how to create a PDF from a large webpage?

So let me start from the beginning from what I'm trying to do. I use WP Engine, and I'm trying to download a copy of the Monthly Reports they provide in the dashboard. The issue is that I have like ...
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Internet download manager does not download PDF file on specific sites

I am using internet download manager latest version till the date. It is working well. But on some sites it is not downloading PDF files, instead a box opens in firefox like what to do with the file ...
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Default save location when viewing a PDF from a web page via Internet Explorer

When viewing a PDF from a web page via Internet Explorer, the default save location is the Desktop. Where can I change the default save location?
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When a PDF file only contains a scanned image, is it just a JPG image inside a PDF container?

Many scanners can scan a page into a PDF file. When this is done, is the PDF file really just a container that contains a single image? Is that image typically a JPG image, a PDF image, or a ...
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Chrome PDF viewer plugin not working

When I try to view any PDF in Chrome it displays a gray bar over the PDF that moves around when I scroll, but blocks my view of the PDF no matter what I do. Sometimes upon loading the entire page will ...
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How to scan multiple pages into a single pdf in Windows 10?

It can't be so difficult! There are similar questions in this forum but they're years old. Anyone has any smart solution on how to do this in a simple way? I've tried Windows Fax and Scan and the new ...
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Changing printer settings via command line

I have a Brother PT-9800PCN label printer that uses 6mm to 36mm tapes. Is there a way of changing the default paper size (width, length, orientation) via command line? I'm generating 18x113mm and ...
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Digitally sign latex pdf document with CA

I would like to know, if it is possible to digitally invisible sign a pdf created by latex automatically after each time I create the document (I'm using Texnic Center) or after I created the ...
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ocrfeeder export to html - images inadequately big

Using ocrfeeder (tesseract) to recognize a single pdf-page - text (left column), pictures (right column). Exporting to .odt or .pdf gives good result, but if .html is used - figures are ...
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iMac 10.9.5 directory file names

I have a directory which contains files and folders. The folders contain a single pdf file. Each pdf file is named according to the following convention: DDDDD-LLL-LLLL-L-DDD - [random phrase of ...
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Best way to clean up a PDF without increasing file size massively

I scan a lot of A4 notes that I write up, but a lot of my old ones have staple holes in them. Some of these scans also have slight imperfections such as a small dot (dirt) on them, which really bugs ...
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How do I make PDF files to be opened as a Google Chrome application?

I want to use Google Chrome browser as my default PDF reader so I've associated .pdf file extension with the Google Chrome. But I'd also like Chrome to open it as an application window. I know I can ...
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How can I complete a PDF form with Adobe Acrobat Pro so that I can use ISO 8601 (i.e., yyyy-mm-dd) to input date field?

How can I complete a PDF form with Adobe Acrobat Pro so that I can use ISO 8601 (i.e., yyyy-mm-dd) to input date field? By default, it's mm-dd-yyyy or mm-dd-yy: I use Adobe Acrobat Pro XI with ...
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Flatten PDF annotations

There is a similar question, but the answers fail to solve the problem of "flattening" annotations, i.e. turning them from annotations into actual content. One way is to print them to PDF, but that ...
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How to view PDF in Artbox?

I have a PDF, which by default it displays the pages in Trimbox/Bleedbox sizes. But if I "crop" something, clearly you can see that there is an Artbox outside. How can I set the default display to ...
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Convert a mediawiki page to html with the table of contents working

I am looking for a way to convert a page from mediawiki software (basically a web page very similar to wikipedia, or in the printable version) which has a table of contents, to a PDF file with a ...
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Display pdf in presentation mode on a chromebook?

Is there any way to display a pdf in fullscreen presentation mode on a chromebook? I have crouton installed but I want to give a presentation without boot into crouton. I found one chrome extension ...
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Cannot see Save as PDF option in Microsoft Word 2010

When I want to save a document in PDF format I do not see the option in the option list of available formats offered by Ms Word 2010. I understand that this option is included with the product, you do ...
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PDF corrupt after opening and saving in raw text

I opened a pdf in a regular text editor, changed one line of text and then saved it again. It would appear that this caused certain metadata to be corrupted, and i can't figure out how i can get it ...
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Footnote spacing difference between Word and PDF

This is a really bizarre thing.... The footnote spacing in final PDF file is different from the spacing defined in the Word. Why??? I have search a lot but didn't find anything useful. Microsoft ...
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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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practical way to navigate into index folders for searching multiple pdf files in Windows

while I'm learning for exams i need often to search multiple pdf files for some text. I have done it till now using adobe reader.The Problem is that adobe reader or all other pdf viewers i tried ...
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Read pdf with minimum white margin

I have a pdf file which originates from MS Word (*.docx). I want to read / print it out with minimum white margin. I have tried converting the pdf file back to *.docx. Although I can edit the white ...
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Adobe Reader DC - How to open multiple PDF's in once program window?

So I am using this version of Adobe Reader DC on a Windows 7 laptop: However, when I open multiple PDFs, they open as separate windows (or separate instances), rather than in tabs in the same ...
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Adobe Pro OCR for unscanned presentation with embedded text images

I am trying to use Adobe Pro (2015)'s OCR capability to grab all of the text in a presentation. The presentation happens to be in PowerPoint. If I print the presentation and scan it, I can use Adobe ...
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PDF prints upside down (not a duplex issue)

I have a rather large PDF that I need to print out for a meeting (some 110 pages) No problem I've got one of Ricoh's best MFP's here in the office. It will duplex print, hole punch and most ...
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Making text in Word 2010 .docm document and corresponding pdf file appear hidden on view and showing up on print

My question is the opposite to this one: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4717055/hide-text-in-pdf-when-printing. That is I have a Word document (in word 2010 docm format), where I have a footnote ...
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Foxit PhantomPDF: Snapshot to PDF

To my knowledge, the best method to extract a .pdf image from a .pdf report in Foxit PhantomPDF is to: Duplicate the page on which the image exists. Crop the page down. Save the page as a new ...
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“Failed - Server issue” when trying to save a PDF in preview in Google Chrome

I a previewing a PDF using the built-in PDF viewer in Chrome: When I try to save it on my disk, I get a "Failed - Server problem" error message. How is that possible? I thought the PDF had been ...
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how to change color in pdf file

Example of the problem in the PDF file: How can I remove the blue color from this PDF file? Acrobat Reader does not recognize it as background or highlighted text. The pro version allows me to ...
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This action cannot be completed because the file is open in another application - Adobe PDF

I have about 190 Adobe PDF files that contain Cisco CCNA Labs. I have the files in a folder on my desktop called "CCNA Labs". For some reason, I can rename the files without any issues, but as ...
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Opening encrypted pdfs in Ubuntu firefox

I am trying to open an encrypted pdf file in the ubuntu version of firefox. I am offered gedit as a default option, which doesn't work - i just get a stream of incomprehensible characters. I usually ...
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How do I get PDF bookmarks working in all browsers?

I am wondering if anyone can help me with an issue I am having with Chrome and IE. I have a PDF document which has bookmarks on it. I have uploaded the PDF and I have linked a piece of text to this ...
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Better workflow for doc+labeled attachments as PDF?

I often write a document using a word processor, whose output needs to go into a PDF, but after it in that PDF I need several sequences of either other PDF documents or scanned documents, each of ...
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How it is possible to export PowerPoint slides into a PDF from a selection of sections?

I have split my PowerPoint slides into several sections. Now I want to export my slides into a PDF. How can I export only a selection of sections into the PDF? I know the feature of creating custom ...