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

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Automatic resolution when converting PDF to images

I have some scanned PDF files that I want to process using ScanTailor. To do that I need to extract images (as TIFF). I have been using GhostScript as follows: gs -sDEVICE=tiffgray -r400x400 ...
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Adobe Reader accessing MS proofing tools

I'm using Adobe Reader v11.0.0.7 When I try to attach a document (txt, doc, or whatever), I get the message: "Your AutoCorrect file, MSO2057.acl, could not be saved. The file may be read only, or ...
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Embedded link don't work after placing signature + Adobe reader

This is a strange problem. I prepare a document using LaTeX > PDF. The link as shown in figure 1 works and mouse cursor changes when I hover on it. After I place a signature the link however gets ...
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Can I print two copies of a document on the same page but different sides?

I have tried several things, but Windows always prints a different page for the second copy even if I select print two sided. If I print more than onepage, Windows will print page 1 and 2 on one sheet ...
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Toold for vector-to-vector conversions (SVG/PDF to EMF/EPS)

I used the convert of IM to translate svg to eps. But apparently ImageMagick rasterized it. Is there a mode to do vector-to-vector conversion? Inkscape does not reproduce transparent areas and ...
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How to combine PDF documents from Windows Explorer on Windows 7?

In Windows Explorer I would like to select 2 or more PDFs, right click, and choose an option which will merge the selected PDFs. The end result should be the creation of a PDF file which combines ...
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Convert pdf contains utf-8 to word or text files?

I have a pdf file that contain arabic text I need to convert this pdf to word for editing but when it converted the characters displayed in unreadable format any suggestion that can help me will be ...
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Disable DRM in Evince

Is it possible to disable DRM (digital rights management) for PDF files in "Evince" so that encrypted PDF files can be saved? How do you make this configuration? The option does not seem to be ...
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How to print a 'flat' pdf from a text file in PDFCreator?

I want to print text documents to PDF but have the resulting text document be 'flat' i.e. it will not be possible to select any text in the pdf, the pdf will be as if it is an image. is this ...
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Save PDF automatically on exit in Adobe Reader

As in the title. Adobe Reader prompts me to save on exit. This is an operation I do several times a day every day, so if I Adobe Reader could just save my changes without asking me (that is, ...
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How can I create a PDF with a different full-page background image for each page, perhaps using Word 2011 or OpenOffice Writer 4?

I've searched and seen how I can create a watermarked Word document with a background image that applies to the whole document. What I have not yet found, for Mac Word, 2011 OpenOffice 4.x, or other ...
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How to select all the text in all pages of a pdf using Adobe acrobat 11?

I am trying to change font of a pdf document (which contains 1000 pages) from Times New Roman to Calibri. When I am selecting "Select All" or Ctrl+A, it selects only the text in that particular ...
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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 ...