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

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How can I read out internal pdf creation/modified date with Windows PowerShell?

PDF files seem to have a separate set of file properties which contain (among others) a creation date and a modified date (see screenshot here: ...
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Adobe acrobat won't attach PDF files to email if not saved?

I print to PDF and I want to send that newly created PDF to someone via my Outlook email. But if I do not save it first (which I want to avoid doing) I get Adobe acrobat cannot connect to the email ...
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Automatically export office documents to PDF on save? [closed]

Is there any kind of option, plugin or third-party tool that can cause a Word or Powerpoint document to be automatically exported in PDF (or other format), to a specific pâth, upon save? I'm asking ...
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How do I open a pdf file with PDF X-Change Viewer so that I can still modify the pdf source?

Whenever I open a pdf file with PDF X-Change Viewer it locks up the source pdf file to edits. Is there a way to open the pdf (with PDF X-Change Viewer) so that it doesn't lock-up the source file --- ...
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Restoring text outside of view of the PDF document

Is there any way to change the margins on a PDF document or somehow change the way it displays so that the contents aren't cropped to fit the A4-like page? I have a PDF in which two words of every ...
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Word prompts me to save after exporting to a PDF

Even though I have not messed with any of the contents of the document from my hitting Ctrl+S to the time I am prompted for where to save the exported PDF, I am then confronted with "Want to save your ...
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Firefox Android - Save as PDF with multiple pages

I am using the save as PDF functionality from Firefox Android. Even when there are manual page breaks, it tries saving the document as a single page. Any way to get it to print multiple pages ( as ...
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How to export or view audio file references in a PDF?

I have a an interactive PDF file that is over 90+ pages long. Each page is a map with city names that contains a Spanish pronunciation of that city in a .wav file. I'd say there are about 10-15 audio ...
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Adobe replaces my fonts with generic Adobe fonts

I put together a document in Microsoft Publisher and used the font Tittilium. I clicked Save As and selected Save As PDF from the list. The problem is that the rendered PDF has the wrong fonts in ...
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Extract U3D object from PDF

PDFs can contain embedded U3D objects. See this one for example - http://www.carare.eu/eng/content/download/2601/20492/version/1/file/Castle_of_Bouvignes_Belgium_landscape.pdf Is there a way to ...
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Edit document text woes

I have a PDF file, I would like to remove some text. I am using Adobe Acrobat X Pro. I chose Tools Recognize Text ClearScan Then I choose Tools Content Edit Document Text However when I ...
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Align text boxes in Adobe Acrobat Pro XI

I have a PDF with a table on contents where each line is it's own text box object. I want to align these objects with each other but I can't find a way to do this. There is no "align" command and I ...
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Search through PDF with word distance?

Is it possible to search in a PDF ( via acrobat reader / foxit) - text with word distance ? For example : I'm looking for the word "static" and I know that another word which is "field" - should ...
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Save Print Job in Queue as PDF

I am trying to print coupons from a coupon website that only allow you to print the coupons once, and of course whenever I want the printer to work the best, the print job gets stuck in the queue. ...
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Creating a batch OR .bat file to linearize and merge PDFs using QPDF.exe

I am trying to create a batch OR .bat file that will linearize MULTIPLE PDF files. I already have a script I commandeered that uses PDFTK that sends PDFs to the 'sendto' folder where they are ...
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Adobe Reader X fast find not working?

If I open a lengthy PDF, and search for something it has to look through it and it takes a long while. However, it seems if I do queries like this for over an hour, and come back and open the pdf ...
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Positioning images on page using imagemagic

I use the command convert *.png -flip -page 2647x3745+50+50 doc.pdf to produce a pdf from scanned images. I put the option flip in because convert uses the lower-left corner instead of upper-left ...
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Searching long PDFs with adobe reader

I am trying to search a very lengthy PDF (8000 pages +) for names. The last time I had the PDF open I could search a name and it would find it instantly. Now everytime I search a name it looks through ...
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Large job Print automation

I regularly need to print documents off to send to a list of people. Each person n needs: The nth page from a Word Document All pages of an Excel Document (same document for every person) All ...
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PDF highlight appears below text rather than exactly over the text

If I highlight the text in a text based PDF (not a scanned one), the highlight appears below the text rather than exactly over the text. I could also verify that there is a constant difference in ...
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pdf to video conversion

I need to convert all (some 300GBs) of pdfs to avi (or some other video format). I'll explain what I mean; for a certain research project I need to flash each page of pdf for (say 1s.). I know this ...
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Where is Google's file cache on OSX?

I opened a PDF the other day in Chrome from a URL. I can view the entire PDF in chrome, but can't save it, as when I do, I get a server error--as the URL the PDF was from is no longer working. It ...
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Google Docs only converts a small portion of a .pdf. Plenty of storage and verified original file is fine (but copy-protected)

So, I'd like to be able to take notes out of a pdf, and it's faster to CTRL+C what I want. The author, or their university, has made everything locked. I have hundreds of MB of space on GDrive and ...
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Scribus will not let me set PDF Field to certain fonts

I am using Scribus to design some PDF forms. The paper form the digital form is based from has individual boxes for letter inputs, therefore I want to use fixed width font, like Courier New with a ...
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Is it possible to remove the line separator for Single Page Scrolling View Mode?

I have a 100 page PDF with no margins (so it's 1 continuous page) but between the pages is a dotted line separator that sometimes goes right through a sentence! I am using Adobe Reader XI but I ...
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How can I recursively identify non-searchable PDFs and copy them to a folder?

Further to an earlier post which provided a script solution: From my question it may be possible to tell that I am a computer user and have no programming knowledge. I have hundreds of searchable ...
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Right click has “save as” option disabled from built-in chrome viewer on Mac

As can be seen from the screenshot it is not possible to save a pdf from the right click menu. I am on mavericks 10.9.2. The chrome version is Version 34.0.1847.131
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Prevent Detection of a Printer being Virtual

I am trying to print coupons from a website using Google Cloud Print, but the problem is that the website keeps telling me that I can only print to a physical printer. Is there a way that I can trick ...
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Combining same name pdf files together from different folders

I have two folders, and both folders have around 20 thousands PDF files. Folder A x.pdf, y.pdf, z.pdf Folder B x.pdf, y.pdf, z.pdf Now I'm in need of a software or a script to combine those ...
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less command is unable to show pdf file in cygwin/mingw

I use less to read pdf in linux. While either in mingw or cygwin, less is unable to show pdf in the right way. looks encoding issue. Any help? thank you!
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MS Word - Export image with overlayed text boxes as image

I am trying to export an image with overlayed texboxes, arrows and shapes as a single image with a dpi of >300. At the moment I am exporting as a pdf and copying the image to Paint.NET. However, the ...
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RBG color variations from Publisher to Powerpoint

I created some graphics in publisher to use in a powerpoint presentation, however, when I place the graphics into powerpoint the colors (same RBG color as used in publisher) don't match. It becomes ...
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Copy Paste Greek Text from PDF gives strange characters

I am using FoxitReader pdf and what to copy a greek word into a txt file. But when I copy for example the word "Παράδειγμα" I get ❆♣❼♥t❤s❤. How can I fix this? I have done some searches but they only ...
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Evince - Change pages with mousewheel, but zoomed out a little

I know that you can scroll through pages quickly, when the zoom is set to "fit screen" and only one page at a time. But on a big screen it sometimes happens, that the pages appear too big. But when ...
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Making URL clickable in a textbox in a PDF file with Acrobat XI Pro

I sometime add text in PDF with Acrobat XI Pro: In the added text, I sometime write URLs. Is there an easy way to make them clickable? I am aware that I can make a zone clickable by using Tools > ...
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Prevent Memo field from printing on Checks [closed]

I have tried everything I know to do and still I get memo fields printed on checks... I've unchecked the box on the "Printable" tab of the custom Bill payments form. I've hidden the memo field on the ...
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Convert PDF image into true grayscale?

Following the answers to this post I get the following script: #!/bin/bash gs \ -sOutputFile=/tmp/output.pdf \ -sDEVICE=pdfwrite \ -sColorConversionStrategy=Gray \ ...
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Create PDF showing only legal black bar markup in Word 2013

My Word 2013 document has tracked changes. When I save to PDF, it includes all the tracked change information (including showing deleted text). This is despite me having the view setting configured as ...
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Dropdown box arrow in a pdf appear on printouts

I have a .pdf with dropdown box form fields. The arrows on the dropdown boxes normally don't print, but on a new (Windows 8) computer they are suddenly printing. All other computers in the office ...
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Local printer port using system variable as a counter

Anyone know of a way to set a local printer port to use a system variable or some form of method to create a counter or unique identifier. I currently have a printer setup where I have a new port as ...
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Create printer instance to save PCL file

I have an old dos word perfect based application and its print method is to use a pcl5 format when it transmits to an LPT port. I have tried to use PDFCreator and set it via an LPT port to capture ...
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How to “edit” pdfs in ubuntu before printing?

I want to take print outs from ultimateguitar.com and if it spans for 2 pages I want it to make double column. For example if I have a look at the print preview of this song, I want the page 2 to be ...
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“Merging” two books in Calibre's index

I've bought some digital books, and I was supplied with both the PDF and the mobi format. Adding them to Calibre, they are treated as different books, and strangely they also have different metadata ...
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“Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox)” does not appear as an option for “Portable Document Format (PDF)”

I need to be able to use FDF's in PDF's and to do so I need to use Adobe Acrobat as Firefox's built-in PDF viewer doesn't FDF's. Problem is... that option is no longer appearing. "Use Adobe Acrobat ...
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Emacs DocumentView: how to see PDF contents page?

Basically what the title says - if I open a PDF using Emacs' DocumentView, how can I bring up the PDF's contents page? Also, how would I 'jump' to a particular page in the PDF (from the contents page ...
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Specifying printing options to libreoffice on the command line?

I'm attempting to come up with some means of converting .pptx files to a pdf format from the command line. I have set up a cups-pdf printer to which I can actually send jobs, and so far I have it ...
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How to treat MS:Word tables in pre-press for a book?

I am putting graphics such as EMF and JPG into an MS:Word file for pre-press to print a book by offset, in black & white. But how do I deal with the ordinary tables in MS:Word? I intend to change ...
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Chrome: how to open with system viewer by default?

Google Chrome used to open PDFs downloaded to the hard drive using the system's default PDF viewer by default. Recent versions of Chrome use Chrome's (inferior) built-in PDF viewer by default even ...
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Spotlight search with context?

I'd like to perform searches so that: 1) It can search in the text in a large number of pdf files. Specifically, I want to search within a directory with nested directories several layer deep, and ...
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Printed LaTeX PDF is missing ä, ü, ö, but has ß

I just printed a PDF that I created with LaTeX on a Canon MX 340 that is connected via WLAN to my Kubuntu 14.04 machine. There it uses the CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.10-pre2 driver. I use the following in ...