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

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Firefox acrobat plugin inconsistant

The firefox acrobat pdf plugin is displaying the PDF files in an inconsistent way. Sometimes it's like the left, where there's only a few buttons floating at the bottom, and sometimes it's like ...
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How to edit non-suspect recognized text in Acrobat Pro?

I have a scanned document in PDF format. I asked Adobe Acrobat Pro XI to recognize the text. When I copy all the text to a Word document some of the text is not recognized correctly. Problem: ...
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Delete all portrait pages in a PDF

I have Adobe Acrobat Pro, and I have a PDF file with 143 pages. It has both landscape and portrait. The portrait pages are meaningless to me. Is there a way I can delete all of the portrait pages? I ...
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“Cannot find or create the font” error in Adobe Reader

I am using PDFsharp to add text to a PDF. After the PDF is created, I open it with Adobe Reader. I'm getting a message like Cannot find or create the font 'Wingdings'. Some characters may not ...
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Word to PDF Conversion - large object file

Using 2011 Word for Mac, I created a word document with embedded a few JPG of 40kB each. The saved Word (.docx) file is only 300kB, but if I save as PDF, the resultant file is 4MB - too large to post ...
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Can a keyword be in a PDF Annots array?

The JHOVE parser for PDF, which I maintain, will sometimes find a non-dictionary object in a PDF's Annots array. According to section 8.4.1 of the PDF spec, the Annots array holds "an array of ...
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Change number of items showed in search history in pdf xchange viewer

By default, pdf xchange viewer shows the last 10 search terms. Is there any way to change it so that you can either decrease or increase how many search term are showed?
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Printing slides via lpr: How to get 4-up in landscape correctly?

If I have some pages of text, I can use lpr -o sides=one-sided -o landscape -o number-up=4 -o number-up-layout=btlr -o fitplot -P myprinter to print the text 4-up landscape. The layout is ---------- ...
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How do I copy vector graphics out of a PDF?

How do I copy a vector image out of a PDF file in Acrobat Pro? Currently what I have to do is use the Acrobat screenshot tool to make a bitmap copy, but what I want is the actual vector graphic in the ...
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How to share my comments, notes etc for my .pdf across multiple devices?

I have a Windows laptop and an Android PDA. I'm using Adobe Reader for reading my e-books for both these devices. But I'm also putting comments and notes into them, which are stored only in a single ...
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Playing movie embedded in pdf-file in Adobe Reader

Using LaTeX, I've created a pdf file, with an included movie (.avi). I've used this strategy a lot, and never had problems in playing the movie (after accepting to play it) inside Adobe Reader ...
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unoconv: export Excel file to PDF without any scripting

How to hide page header and footer during the Excel file export with unoconv? I've tried to use a template (narrow margins, disabled header, disabled footer), but it does not work. I mean: margins ...
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Link in a pdf file adobe x pro

I created a pdf file in adobe x pr version 9. I upgrade my adobe x pro to version 10 and created some links between pages within the same document but sometime the links do not work properly. The ...
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Proper PDF metadata key to enable right-to-left viewing in “Facing” view mode in PDF readers

I was wondering whether anyone knew the proper PDF metadata key (and value) in order to signify to PDF readers that the PDF in facing mode should be displayed from right-to-left (RTL) and not ...
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How to extract all info on PDF bookmarks using GhostScript?

Is there a method of dumping all info on the bookmarks of a PDF using GhostScript? With PDFtk I could use pdftk in.pdf dump_data, but is it possible to do it with GS? I have a PDF with bookmarks ...
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Libpdf_php complaining about non thread safe binaries

I installed libpdf_php on MAMP v2.0 and after restarting Apache I get following error: [11-Jan-2013 11:48:21 UTC] PHP Warning: PHP Startup: pdf: Unable to initialize module Module compiled with ...
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Export Microsoft Word document for Adobe Acrobat signature

When I save a MS Word document (.docx) as a PDF, I am not able to sign it in Adobe Acrobat. Is there a way to export an MS Word doc to a signable PDF? Third party products are an option as well.
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command to convert pdf to eps with no loss in resolution

I want to convert a .pdf file to an .eps file of the same resolution on a unix based machine. If I use "pdf2ps file.pdf file.eps" the resulting .eps image is not the same as the .pdf image. Colors ...
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Cant copy source code from pdf files in ubuntu

How to copy source code from pdf files in ubuntu. No tabs are copied at the beginning of lines. I have tried many pdf viewers: evince, Adobe Reader, xpdf. Is there any solution for it ?
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repair corrupted PDF

I have already looked at: Repair corrupt PDF and Rescuing a possibly corrupt PDF in Acrobat I tried ghostscript on both OS X and Windows. OS X gs gave the following error: GPL Ghostscript 9.06 ...
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Print the currently viewed page in Google Chrome PDF viewer

When I'm viewing a large PDF document in Google Chrome, I often need to print a specific page, but I don't see an option to print the current page. Is it possible to print the page that I'm viewing in ...
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How can I add a signature field in a PDF? (not a digital signature)

We have a PDF Form on an Android tablet and we want to be able to choose it and sign it right then and there with a stylus or finger. Not a digital signature but an ordinary signature. Is this ...
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PDF browser Plugin for IE 8/9. No File association. MSI exec

I work in a an office of 50 desktops that are going to be replaced with thinclients. As we are rolling out these Win 7 Embedded machines, we notice that a handful of websites require the use of a PDF ...
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Auto generated PDF won't add itself to the printqueue

Pre info: Acrobat reader: 10.1.3 (updated 2 days ago) Vista 32bit. At my company we are using a website controlled by a postalervice to print forms that we fill out which are then created into a PDF ...
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how to count bookmarks in a pdf file using a batch file?

how to count bookmarks in a pdf file using a batch file? or any other easy way in user mode not in Admin mode. (wherein can't install or cant use Run Command). Somebody help...
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How to export DokuWiki without machine login

I need a plugin to export the whole DokuWiki, PDF preffered. I tried bookcreator, dw2pdf and an epub plugin which all do not fit my requirements. It would be nice if internal links are replaced with ...
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Convert a PDF portfolio to a simple, single PDF document

I have the task of providing digests of Email archives in PDF format. From Microsoft Outlook 2010, I use an Adobe plugin to generate a PDF portfolio. The portfolio format is generally helpful ...
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Save all PDFs in all tabs in Google Chrome

Tab managers are a dime a dozen in Chrome. But do any of them let you save the contents of all the tabs you have open? I have forty-odd PDFs of research papers open in my tabs, and I just want to ...
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Adobe Acrobat: Advanced drop down / list

A client of mine needs a PDF made which has a list of store locations, there are a lot of store locations however. Each store is split into several parts, Store code: BB01 Store Name: Bob's ...
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Fatal error: Acrobat failed to connect to DDE server

This is my problem: I can always open one PDF document in Acrobat Reader from Explorer, and sometimes more (especially soon after Windows restart). However, after some time it starts to fail: when I ...
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save as PDF produces blank pages in MS Office Powerpoint

I am using Microsoft PowerPoint to save a file as a PDF. Two weeks ago this stopped working properly. The generated PDF has the proper slide format but contains no content. How can I fix this?
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PDF with 200 DPI JPEGs look blurry in viewer

I often scan images, and I usually do that as 200 DPI JPEG files. If I look at them in Gwenview (Linux image viewer) the text looks readable, and on 100% it looks perfectly sharp. When I convert them ...
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Detecting vector heavy PDF files

I have an automatic PDF processing engine. I have experience in a variety of tools like PDF-TK, Ghostscript, PyPDF and PDFMiner but this problem is stumping me. I use Ghostscript to optimize PDF ...
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Margin problems when printing PDF using LPR on OS X

I'm printing a PDF document using LPR on OS X, to a Canon MP190 printer. When printing the same document (Letter paper size) from the Preview app, the margins are correct. When printing using LPR, the ...
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Can I split up PDFs based on text in specific areas?

I work for a University in the admissions office and we get large PDFs of every document that an applicant uploads to us. I need to split these PDFs into separate documents. Each of the separate ...
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How can I create a PDF with form fields from a collaboratively edited source document?

I want to create a PDF document with a fill-in form. The source of the document is right now Google Docs, so that my team can edit it collaboratively with ease. However, Google docs doesn't support ...
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How to batch print multiple e-mails into one single PDF with one click on Windows 7?

I use the e-mail software "Postbox 2" and I won't switch this so fast, as I have like 7000 e-mails in my GoogleMail account, which is the main account I want to print the e-mails from. I'm going ...
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Looking for Tagging Software for Images, PDF and Office documents

I'm looking for some simple tagging software which can edit (or at least import from) existing exif (for images) or pdf tags search for tags handle at least jpg / pdf / office documents tags should ...
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Is there a way to make Acrobat 10 change size of the Note icon?

For Highlighting and the Note's icon, I can click on it, and choose to view the Property bar and change its color, icon image, etc, and then say, "Use as Default Property", so now all the highlighting ...
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Redefine shorcuts in Skim

I am using SKIM for Mac to read PDFs and annotate. I wonder how can I change keyboard shortcuts, the one I need the most for marking text (Ctrl+Cmd+H) is rather insane.
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How to optimize process of outlook files (*msg) conversion to .pdf?

The aim is to convert several messages from Microsoft Outlook (2003 and/or 2007 versions) to .pdf files. Condition: One message should generate a corresponding single pdf file. If possible, pdf file ...
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Text from pdftotext and alignment

I used texttopdf on linux to extract all the text from a multipage pdf, everything is fine, except that each page get a different alignment, although in the original pdf this is not the case, here is ...
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How to reduce the file size/rendering performance of PDFs embedding large EPS?

If one has a PDF with EPS-like graphics embedded. The EPS-like is something like finite-element method plot or browian motion which takes quite a long time for the machine to render. That makes the ...
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How to make PDF pages with U3D images print properly?

I'm creating some PDF files that have three-dimensional images (U3D) in them. When I bring them up in Acrobat, everything is fine until I try to print the file. If I've viewed a page, it prints ...
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Reading line for Ubuntu users

Normally when I read a book I use a bookmark held horizontally under the current line I'm reading to help me keep my eyes on the right spot. When I read a PDF or other document on my computer I would ...
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How to edit and enlarge the font in a PDF document?

I have a 6" Kindle. I often read technical PDF files, but the problem is that they don't get converted very well to Kindle's native format (for example, code blocks get messed up, etc). When looking ...
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Acrobat XI Pro not responding issue

System Spec Windows 7 Professional x64 (all updates installed) Acrobat XI Pro including updates Sata III HDD i7 3770K CPU nVidia GTX 470 Asus P6X58D-E : link to asus page 24GB of RAM Corsair PSU ...
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How can I batch convert subfolders of images into single PDFs?

I'm surprised I couldn't find an easy script for this online. I have a directory with lots of subdirectories, each filled with TIFFs. How can I batch convert subfolders of multiple images (TIFFs) into ...
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How to remove a word multiple times in Acrobat?

I am looking at a pdf document with about 300 pages and each one of those pages contains the word "test", which I'd like to remove. So I am using Tools - Protection - Search & remove text in ...
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“Column Handler” for number of PDF pages in file manager; Also, Acrobat XI

I'm not exactly sure what terminology to use... In some advanced file manager apps (such as xyplorer2, XYplorer, or Total Commander) you can define your own columns for extra file information in ...