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

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Image to PDF quality

I am converting multiple jpg images to a single PDF using following command convert *.jpg mybook.pdf but the pdf quality is not good. Is there a way to retain the original quality of images in ...
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Convert many images to one PDF on Mac

How can I convert about 100 PNGs to one PDF on a Mac? I'm open to using the command line if it helps. I have tried using iPhoto, but it quits, not sure why. Saving from Preview doesn't quite do what ...
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How can I transform a PDF to get the same PDF but with four Pages on one?

At my university we have a web service which allows us to upload PDF files and print them. Sometimes I want to print two or even four pages of the document on one page of the paper. As the online ...
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CUPS as a single printer for network pdf printing

I have some equipment which has the option to print the results of a run, to a networked printer; however the only option provided to configure the printer is IP/port. Presumably this is OK if ...
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Why can't Windows users read PDF forms I fill out with OS X Lion

I've been using Preview on OS X Lion to fill out PDF forms. When I save the form and send it to someone via email, they tell me the form is blank. When I re-open the saved form, all the data is still ...
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How do I annotate a pdf file in Ubuntu?

I'm wondering on how to mark in the pdf file and save it as a pdf. For example page 2 of this pdf file, we have marking in blue. I need to know how it has been done.
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Why do some PDF documents appear garbled and unreadable in OS X Preview?

I occasionally come across some PDF documents which are unreadable on a Mac when using the standard OS X Preview. They work OK in Adobe Reader, but not in Preview. Does anyone know what the cause of ...
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how to add pdfs from R to an openoffice presentation?

I am using R to produce plots in pdf format, which I believe contain SVG information inside. I would like to use the same pdf files for my OpenOffice presentation (LibreOffice 3.3.4, OOO330m19 ...
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OSX: PPT to PDF

OSX 10.6 includes the ability to show a "preview" of PPT files by selecting a file in Finder and hitting Cmd-Y. But in this preview, I cannot select text to copy and paste, and I cannot print or save ...
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DJVU to PDF conversion application

Which program can convert a book from DJVU to PDF format. Please advise one's you have tried yourself.
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Annotation functionality using Okular on Ubuntu 10.04

I am having a problem with Okular when dealing with annotation functionality. I am able to do annotation (write note, etc..) on PDF document but then once it is saved and reopened using Evince or ...
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Split PDF document from command line in Linux?

I would like to extract page ranges from a PDF document into a new PDF document using the command line in Linux. Note that: Pdftk - The PDF Toolkit fails for me with: $ pdftk input.pdf cat 1 ...
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MS Word Export to PDF Makes Images Soft

We have a bunch of letterheads that we have created in MS Word for Mac. These looks great on the mac and when we make them into a PDF they still look great. When trying them on a PC, they still look ...
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What is the Radio button symbol for Microsoft Word that Acrobat understands when converting to PDF form

Someone has sent me a survey they had created in Microsoft Word, with a bunch of questions that need to be converted into a PDF form. I have no problem creating textboxes or checkboxes by using ...
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How can I read a PDF document and use a dictionary at the same time?

Could anybody point we to a way how could I read a PDF from Chrome and use a dictionary (e.g. English dictionary extensions from Google)? I wish to double click a word and choose "translate" (or ...
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How can you rename hundreds of PDF files with information found in the file?

I scan forms at work into PDF files and then use Nitro to make them searchable. I need to come up with a way to read the 1st 50 characters of the file which is always in the same place in the ...
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GhostScript - attempting to reduce the file size of a PDF - error

I'm trying to reduce the file size of a PDF using GhostScript. Generally, this works: gswin32c -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=out.pdf in.pdf I think it gets rid of bookmarks, annotations, etc. On ...
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Compressing a bunch of HTMLs into one PDF

I have a lot of HTML files (webpages, saved with FireFox as one <filename>.html file and a <filename>_files directory with statics). How can i compress them into one large PDF file with ...
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Convert EMF to PDF (vector)

is there a Windows program that is able to convert EMF files to PDF while preserving the vector character of the image? On Windows XP I always used the Image and Fax viewer (which is the best EMF ...
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is there a way to have a remote slideshow on Windows?

I have a PDF slideshow (not PowerPoint), and I want to present the slideshow to someone remotely. I can use Skype for the voice, but I want to also be able to have the slides he sees synchronized with ...
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Why provide a postscript document?

I have seen many people linking postscript versions of their resume along with the pdf versions. What purpose does it serve?
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How can I create a PDF with form fields from a collaboratively edited source document?

I want to create a PDF document with a fill-in form. The source of the document is right now Google Docs, so that my team can edit it collaboratively with ease. However, Google docs doesn't support ...
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Great PDF Creators for Mac OS X

Im looking for a Great PDF CREATOR for the Mac, not just an editor, not a program that combines PDFs, but a PDF creator, I have looked at Adobe X Pro, but the price is high to say the least, so Im not ...
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Batch convert all html files in a directory into pdf files in windows? [closed]

I see one solution so far: http://www.htmldoc.org/ Are there any more out there which are suggested?
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Convert batch of Word files to PDFs in Mac OS X

Say I have several Word files in a folder. Is there a way to generate a batch of PDFs from these files?
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Signing PDFs in linux

I'm trying to digitally sign PDFs server-side. So far I found that I can do this using MyPDFSigner, but it's far from my needs. Also I don't believe that this is the only option here. How to sign ...
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Windows 7 explorer - PDF thumbnails

Is it possible to display thumbnails for pdf files in windows explorer? I use sumatra as my pdf reader.
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How do I edit a PDF in Acrobat if it rather than LiveCycle

I want to edit the the fields of a PDF in Acrobat using Forms->Add or Edit Fields which I know how to use. Unfortunately, a new form I want to edit seems to have been made in LiveCycle designer ...
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Save web page to pdf in background

I'm looking for a tool I can use to save the active web page into a pdf file in the background - so I can keep on surfing. I clip a lot and evernote/onenote are just too slow or require user ...
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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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PDFs in git, reduce size

I have a git repository with many PDF files in there. The git repository is increasing so much in size that it's very complicated to clone the repository to a new host when the Internet connection is ...
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2 Page view in Preview shows the right page on the left and left page on the right?

I have a pdf that I am reading in Preview and I would like to view it in 2 page mode as many pages reference illustrations on the next page. However, when I enable 2 page mode, the left page is put on ...
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Utility to convert web page into .mobi or .pdf (for Kindle)?

I'd like some automated method of converting the following URL into a format I can read on my Kindle (i.e. .mobi or PDF). http://blogs.msdn.com/b/meek/ The output would have to have the first level ...
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Fonts in PDF files: How do I ensure that a font will render properly across platforms/readers?

I created a document in MS Word (2007) and then published to PDF with the intention of creating a document that looks the same regardless of platform or pdf reader choice. It looks fine on a couple ...
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Where does Okular store the PDF annotations?

I am using Okular in Ubuntu 11.04 as it has support to annotations and is faster to do a quick find across large documents. The annotations are not stored in the document, but are stored as metadata ...
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How to index a pdf document in Ubuntu?

I am reading a PDF document in Ubuntu 11.04 using the default "Document Viewer". The document is more than 500 pages and it takes a while to complete a "Find ..." for a particular text. Is there a way ...
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How to generate a PDF programmatically?

I'd like to make a PDF file comprised entirely of a folder of images, preferably with no added compression or cruft. Are there any programs that would let me author the PDF file manually via script or ...
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Automatically remove part of a .cfm file

I'm looking to chop off (or crop) part of the left side of a .cfm. I'll need to do this hundreds of times. Is there a faster way? Eventually I'll need them in a PDF, but I think that needs to be ...
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How do I extract Flash content from a PDF file?

I have a PDF file that has a flash file embedded. How can I can extract that SWF from inside the PDF file? Update: I am using Windows 7.
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Pixelated PDF in Apple Preview slideshow mode, but not in regular window

I have a PDF which is a presentation exported from OpenOffice. Two of the slides in this presentation have embedded .eps graphs. When I run the presentation using Preview's slideshow mode, the ...
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How can I rotate PDF files by 90° in Google Chrome?

Sometimes I have PDF files that have pages shown horizontally. I usually use Google Chrome to open PDF files, and I was wondering is there anyway to "turn" the file by 90 degrees so that I can read it ...
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How do I convert an HTML email saved as a text file to a PDF file from the Linux command line? [closed]

I need to be able to convert HTML email messages saved as text files (.eml or .msg) to PDF documents, one PDF per email, retaining formatting and images. Are there any Linux tools that will allow me ...
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How do I find corrupted PDF files?

I have near about 116222 .pdf files. Among them I need to find out the corrupted files. Is there any software (free or paid) to get the files which are corrupted – or vice versa, get those ...
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How to put a bunch of different types of documents into a single Word doc?

I am working on a long document that will have to include JPEGs, certain pages of PDF docs, bits and pieces from various Excel spreadsheets. I need all this to end up in a Word document. I suppose ...
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Invoice software to attach a PDF file to an e-mail and add text before it

I'm testing this 3 apps: Billings, On the job and Grand Total running on OS X Snow Leopard. They are invoicing applications. I need it to create recurring invoces for my clients. I tried them all and ...
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DocBook quick start

I want to produce a PDF file out from a DocBook source on a Debian system. What should I do? Sorry for the n00b way of posting this, but it seems I'm unable to find anything around (compared to ...
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Setting field tab stops in Word 2010 for pdf conversion

When converting a Word 2010 docx to pdf, the tab stops at all hyperlinks in the pdf file. What I am looking to do is have the tab stop at the form fields only (not hyperlinks), in the converted pdf ...
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View PDF in Ubuntu Server edition ( CLI mode )

To force myself to use CLI all the time, I've installed Ubuntu Server edition on my work laptop. However, I still want to be able to view PDF ( rendered as normal PDF, not converted to text ). ...
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How to add bookmarks to PDF automatically? (using headings/Toc)

I have several PDFs which I want to have bookmarks in. I can't read them without those bookmarks. I simply want to use the headings/TOC as bookmarks, but I don't want to do it manually (there are ...
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Using wget to download PDF files from a site that requires cookies to be set

I want to access a newspaper site and then download their epaper copies (in PDF). The site requires me to log in using my email address and password and then it permits me to access those PDF URLs. ...