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

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Converting a Docx file to PDF without losing any formatting

I am attempting to convert a Docx file that I have to a PDF. I have done this many times before, but this particular file has a lot of unique formatting with page breaks; some pages are landscape, ...
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Set PDF File Metadata from the Mac BASH Command Line / Script

Is it possible to set a PDF File's Metadata (Author = "Fred Smith" and Title = "This is my Book") from the Mac BASH Command Line or Script?
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How can I speed up saving/processing of pdfs?

I work in printing and I frequently get large pdfs (2000 pages) and saving them and imposing them takes FOREVER even if I chunk it into say 10 files of 200 pages. The main culprits seems to be ...
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How to read pdf custom properties using Powershell

I am trying to read custom Document properties of PDF file using PowerShell script. I could able to read Microsoft documents, but I am unable to read PDF metadata. Your reply is highly appreciated. I ...
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Hard to remove 2 metadata fields in PDF using Acrobat XI Pro (Mac)

Under the "Get Info" screen of the PDF file, More Info, How do I remove the metadata for "Encoding Software" and "Where From" ? If I open this PDF in Acrobat XI Pro (Mac) and open ...
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How to convert a webpage to PDF with preserving its look (exactly as on web browser) and text/links?

I'm looking for a way to convert a webpage to PDF, but preserving the webpage's look. Also preserving webpage's text (being selectable), searchable [Generating image screenshot for the webpage would ...
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How to remove side panel from opening by default on Adobe Reader in IE9?

In Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, IE9, does anyone know how to remove side panel from opening by default? <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html> ...
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Create PDF from an Excel file without white margins

I have an Excel document that I need to save it as PDF but i have an image on the header and the footer that needs to be 100% long in the page. Whenever i try to save it in PDF, excel adds a white ...
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ranger not opening pdf files?

My pdf reader is mupdf. It works and is on my PATH. My rifle.conf is (relevant part): #------------------------------------------- # Documents ...
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PDF: Remove all text boxes containing a specific text

Say the following text box has been added to the bottom of all of the pages of a PDF document: This text has been added at time ‘t’ where ‘t’ is variable. Is there any method to delete all ...
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What is the the command for opening a pdf file?

I saw many answer related this question in "stack overflow" and "ask ubuntu".I also tried with this solution.I use gnome-open,evince command also.This command works when the filename has one word.But ...
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Powerpoint 2016 on iMac

I am a new iMac user. I use Powerpoint all the time to create documents and save the documents in PDF format. I was able to save my powerpoint documents as PDF files two days ago. Today, I sit down ...
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Creating a PDF file that prevents saving background images

I would like to create a PDF file such that the viewer is able to select and copy the text, but not the images in it. I have seen examples of this in some invoicing documents, where you cannot ...
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How to Attach Alternate Text to PowerPoint Art Exported to PDF

I have almost 4,000 PowerPoint slides from which I am asked to make accessible PDFs. I'm working with PowerPoint 2010, and creating the PDFs using the Acrobat X plug-in as I am told that's the "best" ...
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Is there a way (or software) to sync reading a pdf across machines

I have a pdf in my dropbox and would like to continue reading on the page I last left. I would like this to happen regardless of whatever machine I am using. Is there a good way to do this? Is ...
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How do I Translate PDF Tables read by AABBYY12 Fine Reader from Text to numbers in XL

I have read a PDF table using AABBYY12 Finereader and pasted it into XL. All the values have £ signs and are held as text. I have tried paste special and multiply to copy a format but that does not ...
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Images blurry when saving PDF from Excel

If I insert images into Excel, then save the worksheet as a PDF, the images become extremely blurry and jagged, even worse than the "lowest" JPG setting in Photoshop. It's so bad that the image is ...
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Mass importing bookmarks into Adobe Acrobat PDF

I have a large scanned PDF file which I want to make easier to navigate via adding a list of bookmarks. I have created a simple list of bookmark titles and page numbers in notepad like so: Title ...
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Sessions in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Is there a way of storing the session/collection(list of opened books) in Acrobat Pro? If not is there a tool that can do it(for OS X preferable)?
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How do I print a web page as a PDF from Firefox (using Adobe) without the URL in the footer?

I have Adobe Acrobat installed on my Windows 7 machine, and I'm trying to print a webpage as a PDF from Firefox. When I do, the URL of the page is automatically placed in the footer. I did uncheck the ...
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How to convert HTML to PDF accurately, with some CSS3 style support?

I have an HTML file with CSS3 style, which I want to "accurately" convert to PDF, that's say print all styles which I cannot do with Firefox and Opera, all output PDF lost some styles(shadows or ...
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Moving pdf with string it and print ok or not found in every file search

I'm using the following command with pdf to search for specific strings inside several pdfs, and move for a target directory, if there is a match: pdfgrep -H "DESIRE STRING" TARGET/* | grep ...
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Merging PDF files with PDFTK

I have a directory with PDF files that looks like this: 2016_AAA_SomeRandomText1.pdf 2016_BBB_SomeRandomText1.pdf 2016_AAA_SomeRandomText2.pdf 2016_BBB_SomeRandomText2.pdf ...
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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 current version. 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 (save ...
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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 ...