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

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Batch convert PDF versions?

Does anyone know of a (free, Windows) way to convert/change the version numbers of a batch of PDF files? A command line tool would be ideal, since it can automated rather easily, but the only ones ...
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Inconsistencies in PDFs files depending on the viewer

I've noticed some details in PDF files, such as thin lines, render differently depending on the Viewer: Preview (Apple) Adobe Acrobat Reader Is there a way to save them in order to make them ...
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Extract images in pdf without affecting the resolution?

My problem is I am tasked to extract images from a 640-paged pdf file. Majority of which are charts and tables with texts. Doing a simple copy and paste makes the image lose its resolution and the ...
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Need my PDF to be searchable when clicked

I have a link to a PDF on a site that the client wants to make searchable. It can be searched using Adobe reader's default search thingee. But, it has just come to my attention that when viewing it on ...
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What's the benefit of ePub over other ubiquitous formats?

With the recent eBook reader craze (iPad, Kindle, et al.) this newfangled format called ePub seems to have caught on when other established formats already exist: PDF: for fixed, page-centric layout ...
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Using the same source of a manual to build a PDF-file and a website reference|wiki

Me and my colleagues are constantly facing one problem, which I don't see a solution for yet. I hope you can advice me a good one. Let's say, we have a manual or a text-book, which should be both ...
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Linux-based tool to chop PDFs into multiple pages

I've got a bunch of PDF files that have been produced two "real" pages to a single PDF page; I'd like to chop these in half and put each half on a separate page. Essentially, I need something ...
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Checking a PDF for exploits

Is there any way I can check a PDF for exploits? I am on Linux most of the times but I sometimes have to read PDF's on Windows also, so I have to be extra sure that the PDF is clean. I use Acrobat ...
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Best way to bring a large PDF to a readable Excel spreadsheet?

The problem here is, the database/report running software we use can not do certain things that we need (total by quarter/person/year, total for everyone for each one of those, etc.) so we have to ...
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When exporting a document as a pdf file in Word 2010, what's the difference between standard and minimum size publishing?

I've tried both with one of my documents and they look exactly the same in Adobe Reader, but one is 300 KB larger. Is there any advantage to standard publishing?
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Free Mac scanning software (preferably to pdf)

Does it exist? There are some great options in Linux using gscan, so it seems like it should make it's way to Mac, too. But after searching and searching, I can't find anything. Thanks!
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Offering a PDF printer over the network

My wife wants to convert some files on her laptop to PDF, however, the access controls on her laptop don't allow her to install any software (even a virtual print driver). Is there some software I ...
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PDF reader feature (notes)

So when I read papers in hard copy, I like to be able to mark the line that I am reading currently using a notecard, which covers up things below the line that I am reading. This keeps me from being ...
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How to convert pdf to txt easily?

My kindle3 will arrive tomorrow, and I have plenty of PDF files that I want to read on it. I would like to convert them to txt so I can adjust the font size. Is there any convenient way to do that? ...
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How to convert a PDF to a PDF/A

my university excepts that the submitted PDF-Files are in the PDF/A format (which I've never heard about...) I tried to find a converter, but they were all very expensive and/or complicated. How could ...
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How to make a pdf booklet using imposition in OSX?

How do I make a booklet from a pdf, using a mac with Snow Leopard? Ideally I would like to be able to split my document into multiple booklets (say 10 - 20 pages in each) so that when I bind them they ...
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Can PDF preview icons on OS X include page count indicator and other useful things?

My download folder tends to contain dozens of papers I intend to read. Unfortunately the all have meaningless names like 922.pdf or smith2008.pdf, and just as uninformative title pages once ...
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How to convert a PDF document to PNG?

Is there a free way to convert a PDF document to a PNG image?
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How to convert djvu file to pdf or other more common file format?

I have downloaded file which is in djvu format. I want to convert it to pdf or some other more common format, so I can read the document from other devices (e.g. my phone etc). I found a conversion ...
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How to convert a PDF document to an older version

What software exists can do this conversion? I work with some software that can't handle newer PDFs made with Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro and other newer office programs. Price and platform doesn't matter ...
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generating bookmarks for pdf

I have a lot of pdf files and E-books , which do not have bookmarks for different chapters. Is there any software(preferably in gnu/linux) that could help me generate those automatically?windows ...
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PDFCreator renders badly an image with gradients embedded in a document

I have MS-Word 2003 and need to transform a .doc file into a pdf. For this reason, I installed PDFCreator and tried to print to the virtual printer. The pdf file is created, but observing the result ...
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PDF commented in Foxit Reader can not be commented in Adobe Reader anymore

I have a PDF version 1.5 here which I started commenting on with Foxit Reader 4. If I open the commented PDF in Adobe Reader 9 now, I get the following message: This document enabled extended ...
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On a Mac, a webpage can be printed as a PDF file, but images are chopped up across pages… any solution?

Such as the page for Rails 3.0 tutorial: http://railstutorial.org/chapters/beginning when printed as a PDF using Firefox, Chrome, or Safari on a Mac, the images get all chopped up across page ...
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View list of embedded fonts in PDF file with Preview

In Acrobat Reader I can go to File > Properties to see all the metadata for the open PDF file: the program that created the document, author information, embedded fonts, etc. OS X's Preview can also ...
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gnome-do: How to make 'open' the default action for PDF files?

I use gnome-do a lot for opening PDF files found with the Files and folders plugin, but the default action for PDFs seems almost always to be run rather than open, which is becoming frustrating. ...
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View attached pdf in Gmail using browser plugin instead of Google Docs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use your pdf reader instead of google docs in gmail? If I receive an email with an attached pdf in Gmail, clicking view will open it in Google Docs. How do I make ...
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What is Creo Normalizer JTP?

Can anyone provide any useful links/information about a piece of software called Creo Normalizer JTP? I think it's a PDF generation tool, perhaps built into high-end scanners or something, but this is ...
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How to convert .PDF to .eps (on Windows) [closed]

I am looking for a free software program to allow me to convert a PDF file into an EPS file. The converter should retain the image quality as much as possible. I was able to do this with GSView, but ...
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PDF reader with pdf library

I'm just wondering if there is any PDF reader that is capable of remembering documents that I have with some sorting/virtual directory function, that could remember where I have left before closing a ...
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Utility to search pdf bookmarks

Is there a utility to search pdf bookmarks across many files?
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PDF support on OpenOffice.org programs

Does OpenOffice.org have PDF capability? Can I fill in a form or scan to PDF?
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How to compare the contents of two PDF files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to compare the differences between two PDF files? I'm currently summarizing a PDF of a Course I will need to do again next year, it is possible that the contents of ...
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How can you make a color PDF file when saving a file?

I have a site, and the background color is yellow. When I save this as a PDF file, the background color becomes white. Is it possible, to also save the background color?
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How to remove security from a PDF file?

I am trying to fill out some docs, but the provided PDFs are "SECURED", meaning I can't use FoxIt's typewriter tools. Is there any way to remove the security?
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Two sided PDFs, what's the difference?

So I wanted to download the Beej's Network Programming guide, available here. There are two links for A4 sized PDFs, one for 'one sided' and the other for 'two sided'. What is the difference supposed ...
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How to replaces images of text in PDFs with formatted text using OCR

I get a lot of PDFs from other people consisting of scanned old documents. Unfortunately, sometimes the text on the scans, though legible, looks grainy and is hard to read. What I've been able to do ...
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What settings to use when making 7zip files in order to get maximum compression when compressing PDFs?

What settings to use when making 7zip files in order to get maximum compression? I'm compressing PDF documents containing scanned images. I'm thinking about using LZMA2, but I don't know what to set ...
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Problem opening pdfs on Google Chrome

I have recently started to use Google Chrome again and noticed that it was having difficulties with opening pdfs. (I'm reading scientific journals) When I click on the link to open the pdf, it would ...
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Ghostscript renders embedded fonts in pdf poorly (all jaggy)

Ghostscript doesn't render embedded fonts in pdf's properly. e.g. http://vegro.nl/cmsfiles/ConsumentenAssortiment/Brochure/10.axd The characters of the logo on the right top ('Thermrad') are all ...
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Extract bibliographic references from pdf files to a bib file

Is there a software which can parse pdfs and extract bibliographic references? ACM DL is a web service which can give that info like here: ...
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Macbook has trouble sending PDFs to print

I can't seem to send PDFs over a certain size (450Kb) to any printer using my MacBook (Snow Leopard). Documents that aren't in PDF send fine regardless of size and some small PDFs will send grand. A ...
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Alternatives to Adobe's PDF Optimizer? [closed]

Acrobat Professional features a PDF Optimizer tool, as reviewed here. This tool analyzes the space usage within a PDF file in terms of image size, fonts, ... Are there more lightweight and/or ...
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The right tool for recovery of PDF files after formatting the drive [closed]

I had a windows 7 ultimate 32-bit on my laptop(NTFS file system) but according to some problems I formatted the drives and reinstalled the windows.Now all my PDF and CHM books gone. Which software can ...
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converting from pdf to djvu

How do I convert a PDF book to djvu? I'm on linux kubuntu 8.04.
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How to highlight text in PDF files in Linux [closed]

Some pdf readers for windows allow you to highlight and type notes into PDF files. The pdf readers that I've seen for Linux only allow you to read pdfs. Are there any that allow you to highlight text ...
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How to reduce the file size/rendering performance of PDFs embedding large EPS?

If one has a PDF with EPS-like graphics embedded. The EPS-like is something like finite-element method plot or browian motion which takes quite a long time for the machine to render. That makes the ...
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pdftk: multiple page ranges

I want to grab a few pages from a large (600+ pgs) document using pdftk. How can I do this? example: suppose the pages I need are 300, 307-310, and 315-318 from a file named "bloated.pdf". This ...
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Print PDF file with file path in footer

I would like to print a PDF on windows, but want to print the path of the PDF file in the footer of the printed document (like I am able to do in Word). We are using either Adobe Reader or Foxit ...
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Convert pdf file with images in jpeg2000 to pdf with non jpeg2000 images

I have a pdf file which has images compressed using jpeg2000 compression. The iPad can't display these images in the pdf. Is there a free utility to convert the pdf file to a pdf version where all the ...