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

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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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Convert black to white in scanned PDF

I have scanned many pages on a scanner with scan type set to 300 dpi black and white text and output format set to PDF. Unfortunately, a great deal of the pages were from a book and there is a shadow ...
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Rendering Ligatures in PDFs in Chrome on OSX

When viewing pdf files in Google Chrome on OSX Lion, certain PDFs do not render properly. Namely, when there are ligatures (an fi combination or a ff combination) the two letters are replaced with a ...
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Creating fillable, saveable PDF in OpenOffice.org results in garbage

I've been creating beautiful fillable PDFs using OOo Writer under Ubuntu for a few years. However, I've recently been asked to make them saveable rather than just printable. So, I go to my colleague'...
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text-input form field capabilities on interactive PDFs

When it comes to interactive PDFs I am a complete newb. Is there a form-field type for text input which could be dimensioned to consume the entire page (within the margins)? Can such a text-input ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Printing multiple Excel tabs as a PDF document

I am trying to get multiple tabs of an Excel document to print as a multi-page PDF document. I activate the tabs that I want to print, and the print preview is exactly as I want it. Currently, it ...
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Adobe Document Language Setting Does Not Hold

I have Adobe Acrobat X Pro. I am trying to straighten up some language settings on PDFs for accessibility purposes. I go into Adobe Acrobat, go into the document properties, change the document ...
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How to read an ACSM file on Linux?

So, I needed the Semantics Engineering with PLT Redex textbook to complete a homework assignment this week. I needed it in a digital format because I'm going to POPL 2016 tomorrow and I can't have it ...
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How to put “click to enlarge” images in PDFs?

I am creating a company newsletter in Publisher and saving as a PDF. Can you place an image in a PDF file and give readers of the PDF the ability to click on the image and it enlarges?
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PDF to SVG conversion with grouping and proper text conversion

I am looking into converting a large pdf file into svg (in order to create a web animation with java-script). I tried various methods which are available on my system: Conversion with a tool called ...
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Is there a shortcut to jump to the Top/Bottom of the current page in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

I know how to jump to the top or bottom of the document; To jump to the top of the document: HOME To jump to the bottom/end of the document: END Is there a shortcut to jump to the Top/Bottom of the ...
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Automatic conversion of PDF to blind-readable format

I have a friend who's blind, and I have a PDF which I would like to give him to read. The PDF is about 200 pages of beautifully-designed text (with a few pictures and figures containing text, but ...
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How to disable cmd + scroll zooming in Firefox's pdf viewer?

In about:config, I've set both mousewheel.with_meta.action to 0, and it disables zooming while holding down cmd and when I scroll for webpages, but when I am viewing a pdf in the browser (Firefox), ...
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How to remove the “enable editing” banner in Foxit?

I want to read a PDF/A document in Foxit. I love reading in "fit page" zoom, and so I insist on maximizing screen space vertically, as missing vertical pixels result in a smaller rendering of the main ...
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Why does the text in my PDF become invisible when I switch to another text field?

I'm using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to view a PDF file that somebody else created. There are editable text fields in the document that I can write text in, like this: But when I switch to another ...
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Selecting layers to view on PDF viewing program

I have a PDF file, and whenever I open it in adobe on my computer, I can select the layers I want to view. But when I view it in a web browser, the layer dialogue box doesn't appear so cannot select ...
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Removing headers/footer without losing its contents

I've recently converted a PDF to a word doc. However, it automatically converted parts of the document into headers and footers when it shouldn't, in multiple pages. Is there a way to convert the ...
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How to get CJK Unicode characters from a PDF that uses supplementary private use characters?

I have several PDF documents (such as this one) that appear to be written using standard Chinese ideograms, but when I extract the text, it turns out that it's encoded using characters from the ...
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How would I validate digital signature for PDFs in linux?

Adobe Reader, which I use on MS Windows, has the ability to validate the digital signature (created with an X.509 certificate) in a PDF file. I'd like to do such verification on Linux desktops. I've ...
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Onenote for MAC: hyperlinks in pdf output not working

I'm using the latest version of onenote for MAC and have tried to export a notebook as a PDF however the links only show up in blue and are underlined but do not open up. I've tested both external and ...
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remove pdf stamp that has been added by pdftk

Question: Can you remove a stamp added with pdftk, using Linux command line tools? Motivation for the question: I have tens of thousands of scanned pages, in hundreds of pdf files. I would like to ...
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Adobe Reader DC filled in data disappears

A week ago we started using Adobe Reader DC for filling out PDF documents. The new "Fill & sign" tool seemed like a really good option for that. The documents get edited by 2-3 Users on a ...
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Why does Google Chrome have two PDF viewers?

I have Google Chrome Version 44.0.2403.130 (64-bit) for Linux and my OS is Lubuntu 14.04. When I looked at the plugins page (chrome://plugins) after expanding details near the top right-hand side of ...
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Disk space used by ImageMagick/Ghostscript

I have a 200 MB PDF file input.pdf consisting of scanned images, whose resolution I want to reduce. Under Windows 7 the following command convert -density 200x200 -quality 60 -compress jpeg input....
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How to export a PowerPoint slide to PDF without margin?

I have a Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 file that contains a single slide. How can I export it to a PDF file so that the PDF file has no margin? I.e. instead of: I want (if possible with even less ...
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PDF title removal

After creating a PDF from a MS word document using CC PDF convertor (my current choice of PDF creation) I uploaded it and noticed the title of the webpage was in the form: Microsoft Word myDocument....
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How to add bookmarks exactly at the location near a page's edge in Acrobat?

In a PDF file, sometimes a header is located near the line between two pages. In this condition, if I added a bookmark to mark this heading, Acrobat will automatically adjust it to the line instead of ...
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Saving a Word doc as a hi res pdf

I am trying to save a Word doc in the font AT Citadel to a hi res pdf for hi quality output. My pdf is translating to a lo res font when output on a high quality copier. I am using Word 2007. Any ...
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Open a Specific page of PDF document in viewer

I would like to be able to open a specific page of a PDF document through any desktop search or terminal. Example of url file://localhost/Users/masi/Dropbox/Cardiology/2493.full.pdf#page=11 which ...
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Enlargement and centering PDF for printing

I have a PDF doc, 1 page per sheet, on the Letter 8.5x11 paper size, and with big 2-inch margins (apparently, the docs has originally been designed to be cropped to a booklet with a custom page size). ...
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cups-pdf prints anonymously, how to print as user?

On a RHEL 5.0, i installed cups-pdf package from epel, then i get the Cups-PDF printer, as indicated there http://www.commentcamarche.net/faq/32427-cups-pdf-pour-les-machines-windows (so HP/HP ...
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Scroll through multiple pdf from folder

I have multiple pdf-files in a folder - I would like to scroll through all the files so they seem like one pdf. Merging the files to one file is not an option as it should be done "on the fly" from a ...
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What are the commands that firefox and google chrome print html files to pdf?

In either Firefox or Google Chrome On Ubuntu 14.04, I can hit Ctrl+P and choose "Print to file" to print the current html webpage to a pdf. Are the browsers using some printing commands outside of ...
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Select region in firefox for printing to pdf?

Can we select region in a webpage and printing the region to a pdf file? For example, in https://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/docs/hpss/kerberos, I want to print the part under "Kerberos basics", not the parts ...
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Set PDF page numbering for scanned images that have double book pages in a single image

I've scanned a book and saved each scanned image in a .jpg format. In each image, there are two book pages. I know how to import all scanned images in one PDF file. What I'm trying to do is how to set ...
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Format to generate .tex, .pdf and .md from?

I've used pandoc to generate .md, .tex, .pdf from .tex and .xhtml files. In tex I am using BibTeX and in odt (save-as xhtml) I am using Zotero to insert my citations. Currently neither .tex nor ....
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unable to type some characters in adobe acrobat and unable to insert table

I came across two problems. first, I am unable to type some specific letter, like upper case R,E,+ and so on, but I can type other upper case letter like upper case T. If I am trying to type, they ...
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Adobe Acrobat save PDF files to Sharepoint (Online Account)

I do the following: Open PDF document in Adobe Acrobat XI Version 11.0.10 File > Save As... Save to Online Account > New Account... Check SharePoint Type in library path example: http://sharepoint/...
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How to make annotations over a PDF?

I use Foxit Pdf Reader and I also have a Trust pen tablet that I use mostly with a software called SmoothDraw. I was wondering if there is a way that I could open a pdf and write annotations over it ...
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Have Firefox prompt whether to open PDF in browser, or in external application, or for saving?

How can I get Firefox to give me a prompt, -- either natively, or through a plug-in, -- which will ask me: if I want to preview the PDF in the browser using pdfjs, or if I want to open the PDF in ...
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Export P12 from GnuPG for PDF signing field

It seems to be possible to export a PGP .asc file to .p12, but I'm unable to use the generated .p12 file for a signature field in a PDF file. Is there a way to export it so it's usable for that field, ...