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

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FreeMind on Mac - how to get centre-page alignment when saving as PDF

I'm creating a Test Management mind map, using my home Macbook. I'll be saving it as a PDF so I can present it at work. Problem: When using the Export function and saving it as a PDF, it's saving at ...
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How to replace a horizontally long PDF page by slicing it into several new pages?

I have a special PDF file, with 2 horizontally "long" pages. I would like to transform this PDF into one with 8 pages, by slicing each original "long" page into 4 identically sized pages. I know I ...
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Validate a PADES document with expired certificate

I have a problem. I have a PDF that has been signed with a certificate, and then it has been put a timestamp with a TSA. I want to validate this document, but now, the certificate which it was used ...
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Are PowerPoint and PDF files encrypted or just locked?

I've seen PDF files that are locked so that one cannot copy text from it, but can highlight it. I've tried several PDF readers (some of which open source) and all of them respect the lock. Is it a ...
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How can I properly print on lined paper?

I have some lined paper (either graph paper or looseleaf paper) and I'd like to be able to print/format a document (either with LibreOffice, LaTeX, or a PDF) so that every line of text is algined ...
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How do I force Internet Explorer to download PDF files instead of trying to open them?

On a website that generates PDF reports, Internet Explorer 11 tries to open the PDF file with the associated PDF viewer on my system instead of just saving the downloaded file. I want Internet ...
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emails with pdf attachments fail to sync properly

Why are emails with PDF attachments suddenly causing problems? My email system works like this: I use offlineimap to grab my mail from a Univerisity Exchange Server. They go into Maildirs that are ...
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How to set up a Macro/Hotkey to convert or batch convert PDF to word (with OCR)?

I frequently (like 10+ times a day) need to convert pdf's to word. I use the "Save as" feature in Acrobat Pro. Is there any good way to speed up this process, and boil it down to one click? Ideally, a ...
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Are cover.jpg and metadata.opf files included with Book.azw3 important?

I've a book in the .azw3 extension. There are two files included with it in the same folder which are cover.jpg and metadata.opf. Should I keep these files? Note: I use Kindle Previewer or Calibre ...
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how to print a black/grayscale pdf in some chosen color [duplicate]

I have some PDFs that I want to print in a color instead of the grayscale/black&white color. I see some questions/answers about removing color. But I want to change to some color. And I don't see ...
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Merge one specific PDF file with each PDF file in a folder

I have a large number of sequentially-named scanned files in one folder, and another single PDF file containing a message for recipients in another folder. I need to merge the message PDF into each ...
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Export from Libreoffice Draw to PDF with autocrop?

In Libreoffice Draw when using File → Export and choosing an image format, notably when using EPS to preserve the vector character of the figure, there is a checkbox "selection" which causes the ...
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How to get color printing to work for wine applications via cups-pdf on Linux?

As detailed in these instructions, I am using cups-pdf to print from PDF-XChange, which I have installed under Wine 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. It works great for printing monochrome pages, but I am unable ...
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Binary file viewer tool support file format information extraction

I'm always curious about what is hidden inside those files, like pdf, mid, mp3, mkv, etc. I can read the spec in the wikipedia, but it is hard to understand. Tools like wireshark can extract data ...
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How to create a file (like PDF) and limit number of printouts [closed]

I have created a brochure that organizations are very eager to use. They do want to buy electronic license of it with their company on it. I'd like to price it with limitation to the number of ...
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Pdf form via OpenOffice: disable write in combobox

In the OpenOffice family products you can create a form with a writer and then export it to pdf. This way you get an editable pdf form. I need to add a combobox but cannot find a way to disable ...
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How can I view a PDF without buffering or lag when scrolling? [duplicate]

I am using PDFs that take about a second per page to load. I want the entire PDF document to load into the cache all at once so that I can scroll between pages with no buffering or delay. Currently ...
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creating table of contents in a PDF file of scanned book

How can I create a tree table of content in a PDF that can be expanded and collapse like the image below? I know we can go to a page and add a bookmark to include that page in the table of content, ...
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Create clean PDF files?

I have multiple PDF files that could contain malware, so I want to create clean PDF files using utilities available on Linux. My idea is to convert the PDF files to images, then convert the images ...
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Keep Rich Text Formatting in PDF text box

hopefully a quick question for you. I have a PDF that has printed lines, and I need to use a multiline text box to store all of the information. Using RTF, I found that a spacing of exactly 18 looks ...
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Why is text selection in some pdf's so weird? [closed]

Often when I try to select text in a pdf the text selection is behaving weirdly. In the below image my goal was to select all the lines between Microsoft Office LaTeX and Software Programming ...
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Export first few pages of Doc to PDF using LibreOffice

I have been using LibreOffice in my rails app to convert my Doc to PDF using the command /Applications/LibreOffice.app/Contents/MacOS/soffice --headless --convert-to pdf --outdir ...
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How do I convert from Microsoft Word to PDF while preserving hyperlinks? [duplicate]

The links are blue and underlined, but the link is not preserved. I'm aware of freepdfconverter, but I was hoping of some other way which does not require me to put my document up on the web.
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Microsoft Word output is substantially different from print preview; probably compatibility issue Word 2013 vs. Word 2003 template

I'm using Save As in Word 2013 or DoPDF to convert a Word document to PDF. When I see Word document print preview, everything is OK. But when I convert it to PDF or simply print it to paper, it comes ...
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Chrome displays “Potentially Dangerous” error message for PDF file, how can I fix this?

I need to post a rental agreement on to my website and I set up a link to that specific asset file. I designed it in InDesign, then exported the file as a PDF. I tested the link and chrome prompts ...
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How can I convert a PDF to an editable Visio file?

I have old PDF document (image of a map), and I want to import it into Visio to edit/update it. What is the basic workflow to follow. Attached is sample PDF. Is there a way to trace the lines/shapes ...
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How to make my document secure before freely distribution?

I have scanned a document and saved in my computer in pdf file. I want that document shall be accessible to all i.e. one shall download it, print it and shall use for personal purpose. I want none to ...
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How to instruct Chrome to download PDF rather than (pre)view in browser?

I have PDF file for download by users on my website. Is there a way to instruct Chrome not to view the PDF in the users browser when the user clicks the link to the PDF, but instead download the PDF ...
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How to convert all text in PDF to image

Preamble I have been writing lectures in the institute on notebook. Others wrote them with pen and paper (Don't know how to say correctly in English, but I think it is understandable). Now we are to ...
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Extract and replace images form a PDF file

I'm interested in finding a way (from command line only, in Linux) to extract images from PDF files, apply some effects and then put the new images back inside the PDF file. While I found a way to ...
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concatenate and compress pdf files: which first, and do I uncompress them first?

I have some pdf files, which I would like to concatenate into a single pdf file, using a command pdftk 1.pdf 2.pdf 3.pdf cat output all.pdf I also would like to compress the output pdf file from ...
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Where can I get the font Cloister Black BT Regular and have it embedded in a PDF?

I had this font installed on my mac and never had issues with it - then my hard drive went and when the time came to print existing files (Award certificates) that I had on file it appears correct in ...
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How can I save a web page as single page PDF? [duplicate]

Web pages can be very long. When I save it as PDF, chrome splits it to multiple pages. Is there a way to create a single page PDF with custom page width/length? I need it to be a PDF in order to ...
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Archiving Several hundred Webpages to a doc or pdf [closed]

I work for a University Library and have to archive our University Bulletin (the rules, regulations, departments, courses, etc). I have done the most recent one but now have to do every year back to ...
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How to avoid skewed results with the OCR tool pdfsandwich?

Usually, scanned pages need to be deskewed before applying an OCR tool. Here, my input is a straight scanned page, and the OCR output is sometimes skewed, either clockwise or counter-clockwise. In my ...
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How to export a PDF file from Indesign. (text should be non selectable and file size should be smaller)

I tried to export a PDF from indesign CC3, with "smallest File size" preset. Its giving me very good result, the exported PDF file size is 2.8mb But when I converted text to outline, the PDF size ...
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Automate omnipage with commandline?

In Nuance Omnipage 19, I have a workflow configuration called "Convert Picture Into Searchable PDF", which is also available from the Windows Explorer context menu, so when I right-click an image file ...
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Joining 2 PDFs using Python join.py results in blank PDF

When I run join.py on computer A, I get a properly joined 2 page PDF. When running it on computers B and C, I get a one page blank PDF. All three computers are MacBook Pros running 10.10.1 Running ...
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How to remove password of PDF with known password? [duplicate]

I have a personal PDF that I would like to remove the password for because the password was my old phone number (which I may forget). How can this be done? Maybe relevant that the PDF contains form ...
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Word document to PDF

I have a word (MS Word) document of containing ordered/un-ordered lists and tables. When I save/export this file as PDF it appears that, lists and tables are not converted as PDF TR/TD/TABLE tags and ...
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Resizing a PDF to fit to content in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

Short version: Is it possible to resize a PDF to fit to content in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro? Example: I have a PDF that contain an text object which is partially "outside the range", as the screenshot ...
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Selecting several objects in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro by drag and drop

Short version: Is it possible to several objects in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro by drag and drop? Example: I would like to move all the objects present in the selected area below (the selected area is in ...
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How can I resize an area selected with the selection tool in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro?

Is it possible to resize an area selected with the selection tool in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro? E.g. with Microsoft Paint I can use the "Resize" feature:
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Equivalent of Microsoft Paint's eraser in Adobe Acrobat Pro

Is there any equivalent of Microsoft Paint's eraser in Adobe Acrobat Pro? I am aware that I can use the redaction feature or delete object, but I wonder if there is any more direct way to delete part ...
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slow scroll speed of PDF (black & white images scanned)

This PDF file is composed of some scanned images. When I put it into single page view in Adobe Reader Pro, it is scrolled very slow compared to other documents. Why? What I tried: in Adobe Reader ...
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How to change margins for verso pages in a pdf?

I just bought an ebook where the margins, disappointingly, are the same for recto and verso pages. I want to change the margins for the verso (i.e., even numbered) pages so that the outer margins ...
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How to resize embedded word file properly in word 2013?

I love to embed an external file into Word .docx file since that helps me to "outsource" the content - I don't have to put the whole big content into one-only file. Below is how we can do such ...
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How to prevent CanoScan from shifting scans by 2mm?

According to documentation, my CanoScan 9000F Mark II cannot scan all the way to the edge. There is a 2mm border next to the bezel which cannot get scanned: If I place a piece of paper in the top ...
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Word to PDF: open hyperlinks in new window

I'm trying to follow your solution for Word 2013 converting to PDF, and not sure where to find the Edit -> Preferences -> Documents and uncheck "Open cross document links in new window"... Was that ...
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How can I convert a djvu to a pdf preserving word searchability?

I have a djvu file in which I can search for specific words. However, If I convert it to pdf (I tried with cutePDF and with the online djvu-pdf tool) the possibility to search for words seems to be ...