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

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Edit PDF to prevent casual printing

I am trying to edit a PDF to prevent users from casually printing it. I would like to do this without spending money. I know that this isn't very secure, but we just need a basic solution. I have ...
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Code to Print List Loop to PDF

I have a spreadsheet that creates a graph and chart using a list selection. I have figured out the code to get the file to loop through the list and print each selection, however, I have not been able ...
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How to extract a small portion of PDF as PDF?

I wonder if there is a method that allows me to select a smaller portion (like a table from an article) and save it as another PDF file so I can put it into my presentation, and I can scale it without ...
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Invert PDF colours? [duplicate]

I'm trying to print a PDF given to us at the University. The PDF writer has (unhelpfully) used a black background with white text, see an example image. I've tried the Edit > Preference > ...
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Inserting Visio diagrams in a pdf file

Well, the question title is pretty self-explanatory but still; How do I insert Visio diagrams in a pdf file? I've tried googling it but I've only encountered ways to do the other way round, ...
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How do I overcome my visibility issue with scanned PDF files?

I'm a visually impaired person. I need to create mathematical PDF documents using latex. I'm using Windows XP SP3 with High Contrast Black (Large) display scheme because my eyesight isn't ...
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how to activate overprint and transparency flattener options in Adobe Illustrator cs6

I used to save PDF with extracted Text from Illustrator using the overprint and transparency flattener options without any problem till yesterday. yesterday I cleaned up my PC using AVG PC TuneUp ...
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How to translate a pdf file with markup intact

I'm looking for a (free) way to translate a pdf file that keeps the markup of the original file as much as possible. Most free translate services, such as Google translate, can't process markup of ...
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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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PDF Reader Apps on Windows & embedded Video formats they support & play?

PDF Reader Apps on Windows & embedded Video formats they play? Which PDF programs besides Adobe Acrobat can/ do play embedded video files? I have some PDFs with inbuild video and it does not ...
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How to open a PDF embedded in Word document if I do not have the same (or compatible) version of Acrobat as the creator of the Word document?

I occasionally receive Word documents (older style that has .doc extension) that have PDF files embedded in them. Recently I have noticed that when I try to open these PDFs, I get this error "The ...
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Templates text box in Adobe Acrobat

I use text boxes to comment on pdfs, and there are abut 50 comments that I reuse often with minor changes. currently, I am just copying the text from a word file, and pasting it a text box in the pdf. ...
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Use Combo Box Export Value when Printing PDF

I added an Adobe Combo Box Acrofield to my pdf. When creating a combo box, you supply an item name and an optional export value. The export value is used when you export the file to an image, word ...
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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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Insert horizontal blank space in pdf of homework questions

I have a pdf file of homework questions and I want to write my answer directly underneath each question instead of writing my answer separately on an exercise book. Is there any way to insert blank ...
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Root object is missing error on PDF

I am trying to view a PDF online and when Acrobat Pro X tries to open it in IE 11 I get the error "The root object is missing." If I chose to save the PDF to my local system I can open it just fine ...
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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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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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OSX Automatically create PDF from template when email arrives

Is it possible (and if so through which approach) to automatically create a PDF based on a template by using input received through the Mail program? Basically something along these lines: 1) Filter ...
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One-liner for viewing a gpg encrypted pdf

I'd like to open an encrypted pdf document without saving its decrypted content to my disk/ramdisk using a standard document viewer. I already tried something like gpg --decrypt foo.pdf.gpg | evince ...
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Is it possible to view separate PDFs side by side in Adobe Reader DC?

In the older versions of acrobat reader, each file opened in a separate window and you could manually size them so you could read two at once or with a widescreen, maybe even have a third program open ...
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Display pdf in two columns on wide screen

Currently, I'm using a wide screen, and it does not feel good to view pdf files in one column on such a screen. So, I'm wondering whether it is possible to display the pdf files in two-columns. I'm ...
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Imagemagick changes page size when converting from pdf to jpg

I want to convert a pdf to jpg. The page size is not standard. (pdf here: imslp) When I convert the pdf to jpg with convert -density 300 sheet.pdf sheet.jpg, I get this: Converted image. (The ...
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Unhide review comments (Adobe Reader 9)

I have a document from the University where the lecturer has written several review comments. In the image below, the comments are displayed. The "minimise" button has been put into a blue rectangle ...
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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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PDF booklet option no longer prints both sides

I have been using Adobe Reader 11's booklet printing option for many years on Windows XP. What used to happen was that it would print one side of the pages, then a dialog (from the printer) would pop ...
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Can a text box be duplicated across slides and edited in one place in PowerPoint?

I have a Powerpoint Presentation with some animations on one of my slides. Since i want to distribute the presentation in a PDF, I need to instead make a separate slide for each part of the animation ...
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Printing on “Send to Microsoft OneNote” printer does nothing

I wanted to add a PDF document to my One Note notebook as a note. I have very little experience with using OneNote but I have the same accounts on my PC and on my Windows phone, so it seemed to me as ...
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Specify the signature validation method of a PDF file

In the Adobe Reader XI, in its "Edit > Preferences... > Signatures > Verification > More" menu there are 3 option for "When Verifying", which have a "Use the document-specified method", how can it be ...
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How to change the font in Readability to PDF conversion?

I save web articles to PDF format in readable form, using two tools: readability.com and Readability's Chome extension DevonThink Pro Offce DevonThink's convert-webpage-to-PDF bookmarklet, which ...
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How to read hidden text in pdf files

I have some pdf files I downloaded from the Internet that seem to have a lot of hidden text that I cannot see or read but the find function lists words I search for. I have current version of the fee ...
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How to determine automatically if PDF file is scanned andn does only contain images (no text)

I have several hundred pdf files which are mostly scanned documents (with no text layer). I want to do an OCR, but before I want to filter out those which do already contain text. I'm not sure how I ...
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Adobe Acrobat DC - Remove the phone home

I just installed Adobe Acrobat DC, and it warned me that it will now collect lots of information on how I use the product, and send it to Adobe. It claimed I can shut this off, but I've gone through ...
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Adobe Acrobat DC - Removing or editing the giant menu bar

Adobe DC now shows a giant menu bar at the top, with Home / Tools / Documents / etc. This bar is annoying, because, at least by default, it takes up a huge piece of the screen, and shows Adobe ads ...
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.docx to PDF in word 2007 but losing image quality

I have a Word 2007 file which contains UML diagrams and when I convert it to PDF, I lose a lot of quality. I have changed all the Word 2007 save/compression settings, but it doesn't seem to make a ...
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Easier way to highlight text in Adobe Acrobat?

When I read PDF, I constantly highlight text. But the distance between the text and the Highlight button is quite far, like this: and this becomes very annoying when I need to do a lot of ...
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ImageMagick resize/extend PDF results in illegible text

I am trying to extend the PDF’s left margin, and was trying to use convert. However, I can’t get it to work properly without losing the text quality; see screenshot below. The text comes out ...
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With Adobe Acrobat how do I replace all instances of one font with another font throughout the pdf document?

I need to carry out a global font substitution in Adobe Acrobat. In particular, I would like to know, with Adobe Acrobat how do I replace all instances of one font with another font throughout the ...
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In Adobe Acrobat 11 how do I use a font present in a pdf document but grayed out in the application font list?

I am using Adobe Acrobat 11.0.0. I have opened a pdf document I received from someone. The document has some text in the Helvetica Neue LT Std font. I would like to modify that text. The choose Edit | ...
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Saving Word 2010 Document to PDF with Index

I need to save a Word 2010 document to PDF to send to the printer. The problem is that the PDF file is 16 pages shorter (408 vs 424) than the Word document, so the references in the Index no longer ...
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What determines if Firefox opens a PDF in itself?

I know Firefox has a built in PDF viewer, but my question is what determines if it opens using the external program or Firefox's viewer? It seems really random and I've experienced both. I'd prefer to ...
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PowerPoint to pdf — loss of image quality (samples provided)

We hope we can get some competent help. We tried to solve this for the past couple of hours, but no luck. We have a PPT PowerPoint file (MS Office 2007) which includes a couple of screenshots and ...
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Is it possible to unprotect a copy protected PDF by recovering the character mapping using OCR?

There is a certain way of restricting the ability to copy text from a PDF which works by mapping each character of the used fonts to random characters of the so called private area of the Unicode ...
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How to render a PDF embedded in Object tag in Firefox?

I have Firefox 41, but it doesn't seem to render a pdf wrapped in an Object tag (NOT an iframe). All I get is a grey screen. Is there a specific plugin that can render object tag embedded PDFs?
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Is it a security issue when a PDF file is downloaded as an executable installer?

I am using Firefox 39.03 and I’m subscribed to a few Google Alerts. I recently received several alerts each containing a link to a URL which is a PDF file whose only content is a link to a Russian ...
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Adobe Acrobat Pro: Error 110 “The document could not be saved.”

I opened a PDF, highlighted some text, tried to save it, and got the following error message, which preventing me from saving the amended PFD: The document could not be saved. There was a problem ...
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Tables in PDF replaced with media players

I have a document that for some reason has had all of its tables with data turned to media players. If I hover over it it gives me a tooltip "Click to Activate". I did it and Adobe Acrobat said I need ...
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Setting PDFs to open in Illustrator mostly fails

For Illustrator work that requires regular review by stakeholders who don't have Illustrator, I'd like to save the files as PDFs, then set them to open in Illustrator from the Finder by using the Get ...
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Insert page break into a PDF file

There is a given PDF file, in which I would like to insert only one page break to a page. I have tried to use Nitro PDF to convert it to MS Word, insert page break and convert it back, but it makes a ...