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

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How can I combine PDFs in LibreOffice?

I'd like to be able to simply drag a pdf file into the pages explorer of a pdf that's being edited. This has no effect and dragging the file into the work area on a new page results in something like ...
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Highlights and notes on PDF files gone missing

I've been using the Reader app to read, highlight and notes to PDF files on Windows 10 and it is being working well for a couple of weeks. However, I just noticed the notes and highlights I added ...
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How do I open PDFs in Firefox without causing an infinite loop of blank tabs?

I have a fresh Firefox install on a Win7 PC without a dedicated PDF reader. I was under the impression that I don't need to install one because Firefox has a built-in viewer. But if I attempt to open ...
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Split 6 slides per page to 1 slide per page (PDF or XPS)

I have a PDF (or XPS if it helps) with 6 slides per page and I want to split it in a PDF with 1 slide per page. At the moment there are 3 pages with 16 slides. After the split I want to have 16 pages....
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Virtual PDF printers don't render text background color

I noted recently that a Win10 box that I have, stopped printing text background color in virtual PDF printer. At first I charged it on the virtual PDF printer used (Bullzip), but that same printer ...
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Why do the borders of table in rotated textbox don't show?

I am using Word 2016 (Windows) and I copied a table from Excel into a textbox. Since the table was too wide for portrait orientation (and I didn't want to insert one landscape page using a section ...
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Use GIMP to import PDF as vector graphics rather than rasterized graphics

I need to use GIMP to measure the distance between sections of an image, but I noticed that GIMP seems to rasterize what I believe ought to be a vectorized PDF image. Adobe Reader has no problem ...
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How to repair or recover my Word and PDF files

My Windows 7 was infected and the malware destroyed both of my Word and PDF files. I searched the web much but couldn't find a way to really help me on recovering or repairing those two files. I found ...
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use same data in multiple forms - PDF

I need to fill out the same permission form very often and it is very tedious to put in my information every time. Using Adobe Acrobat Pro, is it possible to use the same data from form fields in ...
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How to use GhostScript for Windows to repair damaged PDF files

My PDF file is corrupted, then after searching the web I found a good thread here. Since I hadn't gswin32c on my Windows 7 x86 system I installed it from here. Now I have it on my system and ran it ...
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How to get Inkscape to save PDF's without ugly black boxes behind transparent raster images

I am using the vector graphics editing program Inkscape. Whenever I use File -> Save A Copy -> PDF, if there are any raster images with transparency in my document, the transparent areas will save ...
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Change the contrast of a pdf

There are many suggestions but they usually apply to documents. They do not work on scanned papers. Is there a way to decrease the contrast of a pdf image altogether?
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Create a form in excel and output to a predefined pdf format

Problem: We are a travel agency and we deal with making lots of itineraries everyday which is a long and tedious task. Now we want to make a form in excel (other suggestions welcome) where we can put ...
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Automator Script to save every sent email as pdf

I'm new with automator, well I've managed to create 2 little scripts, one resizing pics and the other joins pic to 1 pdf. Now I'm looking for a solution to save every send email as pdf to my document ...
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crystal report pdf preview font family is different

I need help. I am generating PDF from crystal report. Crystal report preview is same everywhere (font family is "Arila Narrow") but pdf preview font family is different in different browsers. Chrome ...
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Converting a Docx file to PDF without losing any formatting

I am attempting to convert a Docx file that I have to a PDF. I have done this many times before, but this particular file has a lot of unique formatting with page breaks; some pages are landscape, ...
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Set PDF File Metadata from the Mac BASH Command Line / Script

Is it possible to set a PDF File's Metadata (Author = "Fred Smith" and Title = "This is my Book") from the Mac BASH Command Line or Script?
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How can I speed up saving/processing of pdfs?

I work in printing and I frequently get large pdfs (2000 pages) and saving them and imposing them takes FOREVER even if I chunk it into say 10 files of 200 pages. The main culprits seems to be ...
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How to read pdf custom properties using Powershell

I am trying to read custom Document properties of PDF file using PowerShell script. I could able to read Microsoft documents, but I am unable to read PDF metadata. Your reply is highly appreciated. I ...
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Hard to remove 2 metadata fields in PDF using Acrobat XI Pro (Mac)

Under the "Get Info" screen of the PDF file, More Info, How do I remove the metadata for "Encoding Software" and "Where From" ? If I open this PDF in Acrobat XI Pro (Mac) and open File/Properties/...
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How to convert a webpage to PDF with preserving its look (exactly as on web browser) and text/links?

I'm looking for a way to convert a webpage to PDF, but preserving the webpage's look. Also preserving webpage's text (being selectable), searchable [Generating image screenshot for the webpage would ...
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How to remove side panel from opening by default on Adobe Reader in IE9?

In Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, IE9, does anyone know how to remove side panel from opening by default? <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html> ...
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Create PDF from an Excel file without white margins

I have an Excel document that I need to save it as PDF but i have an image on the header and the footer that needs to be 100% long in the page. Whenever i try to save it in PDF, excel adds a white ...
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ranger not opening pdf files?

My pdf reader is mupdf. It works and is on my PATH. My rifle.conf is (relevant part): #------------------------------------------- # Documents ...
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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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What is the the command for opening a pdf file?

I saw many answer related this question in "stack overflow" and "ask ubuntu".I also tried with this solution.I use gnome-open,evince command also.This command works when the filename has one word.But ...
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Powerpoint 2016 on iMac

I am a new iMac user. I use Powerpoint all the time to create documents and save the documents in PDF format. I was able to save my powerpoint documents as PDF files two days ago. Today, I sit down ...
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Creating a PDF file that prevents saving background images

I would like to create a PDF file such that the viewer is able to select and copy the text, but not the images in it. I have seen examples of this in some invoicing documents, where you cannot ...
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How to Attach Alternate Text to PowerPoint Art Exported to PDF

I have almost 4,000 PowerPoint slides from which I am asked to make accessible PDFs. I'm working with PowerPoint 2010, and creating the PDFs using the Acrobat X plug-in as I am told that's the "best" ...
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Is there a way (or software) to sync reading a pdf across machines

I have a pdf in my dropbox and would like to continue reading on the page I last left. I would like this to happen regardless of whatever machine I am using. Is there a good way to do this? Is ...
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How do I Translate PDF Tables read by AABBYY12 Fine Reader from Text to numbers in XL

I have read a PDF table using AABBYY12 Finereader and pasted it into XL. All the values have £ signs and are held as text. I have tried paste special and multiply to copy a format but that does not ...
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Images blurry when saving PDF from Excel

If I insert images into Excel, then save the worksheet as a PDF, the images become extremely blurry and jagged, even worse than the "lowest" JPG setting in Photoshop. It's so bad that the image is ...
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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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Sessions in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Is there a way of storing the session/collection(list of opened books) in Acrobat Pro? If not is there a tool that can do it(for OS X preferable)?
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How do I print a web page as a PDF from Firefox (using Adobe) without the URL in the footer?

I have Adobe Acrobat installed on my Windows 7 machine, and I'm trying to print a webpage as a PDF from Firefox. When I do, the URL of the page is automatically placed in the footer. I did uncheck the ...
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How to convert HTML to PDF accurately, with some CSS3 style support?

I have an HTML file with CSS3 style, which I want to "accurately" convert to PDF, that's say print all styles which I cannot do with Firefox and Opera, all output PDF lost some styles(shadows or ...
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Moving pdf with string it and print ok or not found in every file search

I'm using the following command with pdf to search for specific strings inside several pdfs, and move for a target directory, if there is a match: pdfgrep -H "DESIRE STRING" TARGET/* | grep --ignore-...
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Merging PDF files with PDFTK

I have a directory with PDF files that looks like this: 2016_AAA_SomeRandomText1.pdf 2016_BBB_SomeRandomText1.pdf 2016_AAA_SomeRandomText2.pdf 2016_BBB_SomeRandomText2.pdf ...
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Save certain sheets as PDF

I have an excel workbook, where the end user does some selection, based on which the sheets which needs to be saved as a single PDF, are enlisted in Sheet 1, cell B10 like this (E1, E2, E3, E4...) ...
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Convert okular-pdf with annotations to normal pdf

I was asked to proofread a dissertation for somebody using only Windows. I use Debian 7 and opened the PDF with okular and commented it heavily. Everytime I opened the document and then closed it ...
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Converting Multiple .doc files to searchable .pdf

I have a batch command file that runs daily converting data extract files to .txt, .doc, and then to .pdf formats. I run a series of formatting macros in Word on the .txt file before saving to .doc ...
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Search for string inside pdf with pdfgrep and outputs only file name

I'm using pdfgrep to search for a name inside a pdf: pdfgrep -H 'Fatima Alves' RE/* This commands will output the file name and the name: RE/2011-01-RE_60822079000168_23022016_153923(1).PDF: ...
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Publish to PDF shows cells with national-specific characters differently using bold font

I am trying to convert one-page XLSX sheet to PDF using built-in Publish to PDF function in Excel 2013. In the resulting PDF I have following problem with bold fonts: Whenever the cell contains any ...
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How to modify pdf, which has 6 slides per page

here's my PDF file: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=F54C52F1CF8C7ED9!69044&authkey=!AK44qMi9E5X0YVU&ithint=file%2cpdf It has 6 slides per page and I'd like to print it in a format of 2 (...
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How can I add obfuscating stripes to a PDF or Word document?

I wish to take a PDF or Word document and run stripes through the text to obscure it so that complete confidential information is not revealed, but one could compare against an unstripped other file ...
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Chrome no longer opens up PDFs

Wondering if anyone who has experienced this and know a fix. When your download a pdf that gets opened on chrome, it's a blank page. This is only happening on my computer I have tested this on my ...
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Registering other formats as PDF for preview in Windows 7

According to this question and answers it is possible to view other file types as text in preview window in Windows 7. Now I have a related case: I would like to preview AI (Illustrator) files in the ...
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Find files with string

How can i grep e move pdf files that containing the string "RELAÇÃO DOS TRABALHADORES" inside? Using ubuntu 14.4. I already try to use: grep -i -Z -r -l 'RELAÇÃO DOS TRABALHADORES' . | xargs -I{} mv ...
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How to make the unsearchable content of certain PDFs searchable

While I can search content via Windows Search on most PDFs, I occasionally come across PDF files with contents that are not searchable; even though they contain regular, selectable/copyable text with ...
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PDF from ghostscript appears blank in acrobat reader

I have (3 pretty large) PDF files which I obtain using ghostscript from a single source pdf generated with xelatex (both under ubuntu linux). The 3 files select different regions from the source, like ...