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

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Resizing a selection in Adobe Acrobat X Pro

When working with block selections, you can resize the area by dragging the handles on each of the four corners. However, I can't seem to find a way to resize the area by dragging a single side of the ...
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Using convert to covert multiple jpg files to pdf - pdf quality

I used the command convert *.jpg out.pdf to convert multiple jpg files to pdf. But the quality of the output pdf is very low. Is there a way I can increase the quality?
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Link to image within pdf, and have the image displayed?

Is this possible? Basically, I have a file foo.png. I want to have foo.png displayed at a certain location in the pdf, while maintaining foo as a separate file. So, for example, if I changed the ...
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Ghostscript printing outside of the page

I have an application that generates pdf files using ghostscript (current gs version 9.04). The pdf files it generates are placed up and to the left about 1/4 inch each, outside of the printable page....
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PDFs in Safari - Can they be annotated (setting Preview as the default viewer)?

Is it possible to annotate PDFs displayed in Safari browser (setting Preview as the default viewer)?
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Can regular PDFs be converted into editable PDF forms?

It seems Word documents can be made into editable PDF forms, but I'm having trouble finding any literature about taking a pre-existing PDF and making the form fields editable. I have a long PDF that'...
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PDF - removing usage restrictions

I have several PDF documents which have the "no copy" and "no print" restriction bits set. Are there any free tools for removing such restrictions, on Linux? (Please do not suggest pdf2ps | ps2pdf; ...
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Trimming a PDF file

I often come across PDF files with massive margins. And even though the actual content is reasonably small, I am not able to print 2 pages per sheet, because the margins take most of the page and the ...
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How to merge multiple PDF files onto one page with pdftk?

I have a range of PDF files 1.pdf, 2.pdf, etc. that I would like to merge into one file, with all the PDFs tiled on one page. Currently, I have tried pdftk to merge these files, but they are put on ...
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Why does Word 2010 create such huge PDF files?

I have noticed only now that my Word 2010 (docx) documents that are just a single page long and include a simple WMF vector graphic and a bit of text are almost 1 MB large. The Word document is only ...
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How can I totally flatten a PDF in Mac OS on the command line?

I use Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I have a PDF with form fields, annotations, and stamps on it. I would like to freeze (or "flatten") that PDF so that the form fields can't be changed and the annotations/...
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Can I use Illustrator or InDesign to make a Google Doc look good?

I've just finished collaborating on a document in Google Docs with some colleagues. The content is perfect and the formatting is pretty good, but I'd like to tweak the formatting a little more before ...
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Access Denied on some PDFs in Windows XP

I have a problem with accessing some PDF files from a folder. Some of them can be copies, deleted, whatever, but other PDF files from the same folder cannot be opened or anything like that.When I ...
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How to make Adobe Reader 9 open PDF's in new window?

Now when I open two PDF's its opened in the same window and in two tabs. this is very annoying. how to make it open in different Windows? P.S. I would like to do it on Windows XP and on Ubuntu.
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3rd party software for parsing (OCRing) receipts?

I need to organize a large number of scanned receipts. The receipts are scanned in PDF, and I need is software that will intelligently look at a document and parse out date, location / vendor, total ...
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Can I split up PDFs based on text in specific areas?

I work for a University in the admissions office and we get large PDFs of every document that an applicant uploads to us. I need to split these PDFs into separate documents. Each of the separate ...
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Looking for a text editor with navigation/categorization

I've been looking for a text editor that automatically (or at least makes it easy to-) make some sort of navigation. Adobe Reader has this functionality with its bookmark system: Right now, though, ...
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PowerPoint 2007 slides are only partially converted to PDF since SP3

EDIT: Microsoft support has confirmed that it's a bug with PowerPoint 2007 SP3. I have recently encountered a problem with the "Save as PDF/XPS" add-in for PowerPoint 2007. When I use "Save as PDF/...
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How to batch combine JPEG's from folders into PDF's

I have a about 500 folders with images inside. Is there a way I could batch convert this so that I get .pdf files that contain all images inside as pages? EDIT: There should be 500 PDF's created, ...
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Old postscript printer, document with big images produces empty pages

I've got a PDF document with very large pictures (high quality, high DPI, filling whole pages). I wanted to print it on my HP LaserJet 2200dn, but instead of the pictures I get empty pages. I assume ...
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Where can I download pdfconcat? [closed]

I've been looking everywhere (i.e. lots of Google searching) for pdfconcat, which supposedly is very good at merging PDF files together. Anyone know where I can get this? Thanks!
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Using pdfedit in linux, how do I enable the “draw rectangle” function?

I'm using pdfedit on Linux. I want to draw a rectangle over a document, but the "draw rectangle" menu item is grayed out, and the "draw rectangle" tool on the toolbar is grayed out. I have read the ...
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Copy paste an image from pdf file while maintaining transparency [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to maintain image transparency when copying from the browser I have a pdf document and when I try to copy-paste an image from it with the Selection Tool, the background ...
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Software recommendation to convert DOCX files to PDF on CentOS 5

I have a some DOCX files I want to convert to PDF. Is there a way to do this using CentOS 5.7 x64?
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Libre Office trying to save as PDF

I'm using LibreOffice and have opened a PDF in Draw. It is a form for customers to fill in, and I want them to be able to fill in via there PDF reader, then save and send back to me. However when I ...
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Do I need a license to create pdf files? [closed]

I hope this is the correct place where I could ask this question. My mother is an accountant with a degree in economics. She works as a freelancer and she needs some licenses for her job. The biggest ...
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Use Ghostscript, but tell it to not reprocess images?

I have a PDF that has already compressed and somewhat artifact-y images, and I'm using Ghostscript to prepend a title page to that PDF. However, I cannot find any way to tell GS to just use the ...
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Finding Image resolution in PDF file?

I have a problem of having some users creating very large PDFs. On the other hands I have PDF sent from our fax machines that are really small in size and totally printable. My question is Is there ...
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How to insert text where an empty line is, in a PDF?

I have downloaded a pdf that I am to fill out and return. There are lots of fields that I am to fill out after printing the PDF, but my handwriting is horrendous. The fields are of the sort "Name: ...
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How to open two independent instances of Foxit Reader?

I'm trying to open two PDF files simultaneously, in order to compare their contents, one on the right (Win→) and another on the left (Win←) side of my screen. Unfortunately I'm trying ...
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PDF rendering of images seems to vary from viewer to viewer with blurring?

I'm generating PDF figures in Adobe Illustrator CS5 that include embedded images. I've noticed that the images look dramatically different when I display the same PDF in Preview, Skim or Adobe Reader (...
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Libre Office/Writer PDF export: white borders appear between lines even after setting borders to none

My document prints okay (exactly as it appears on the screen in Libre Office), but when I export to PDF and view the PDF on screen there are white borders around each text or picture object. Here's ...
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How to cut each page of a PDF or DJVU file into halves?

Say I have a book (either pdf or djvu format) where every page looks like this: Is there any way to cut separate the two pages? I want to print things on A4 paper, but scaling it down by a factor ...
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Command line Linux any document format to PDF converter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I convert this filetype to pdf? I am looking for tool to (similar to ooffice) convert to PDF. I know where from .odt can be converted to PDF. How about .doc or ....
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Should this PDF form file be fillable?

I'm trying to fill out a PDF form file, but I can't enter anything in the yellow fields. I've tried Ubuntu Linux with Adobe Reader 9.4.2 and Evince 3.2.1, however, I'm not sure this is a problem with ...
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How to improve the loading speed of a PDF that contains lots of pictures

I have a PDF file that contains only scanned pictures(from academic papers). It has about 90 pages, and is around 6MB. When I open it in a PDF reader, especially on iPad/iPhone, it lags heavily. It ...
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Keep Latex, PDF and MS-Word in sync

My CV is written in Latex using moderncv. Whenever I need an updated copy, I convert it to PDF. Unfortunately, some employers insist on Microsoft Word. This is a real pain, because I lose the ...
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How can I save a website as a vector graphic?

I'm looking for a solution to save a single web page or a section of it as a vector graphic in my latex document. Do you know a tool, trick or service which helps to do this?
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How do I print an entire page in Firefox?

For my personal records (e.g. receipts), I like to print a web page in Firefox using CUPS print-to-pdf. This works great when the page layout is narrow. However, if the page is too wide, the output is ...
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Is there any way to embed tables from excel that have pull down menu

I may not be using the correct terminoloby, but, here goes. We have setup an Excel spreadsheet that is formatted into multiple 8.5 x 11 pages on one tab. The spread sheet has tables with a pull down ...
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Joining two pdfs with slightly different page size with pdfjoin

I'm trying to merge multiple PDF files by using pdfjoin. However the joined PDF is not right beacuse orientation for some text is changed. I have checked all options of pdfjoin, enforcing orientation ...
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Sophisticated PDF presentation on a secondary display [closed]

I am using MacTeX (LaTeX or XeTeX, depending on the task) with Beamer class to generate my presentations which are hence in a PDF format. I would like to run presentations just as in Apple Keynote – ...
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JPG files are too small when converted from PDF with imagemagick

I'm on Ubuntu 10.04 with imagemagick. I used this command: convert myfile.pdf -density 300 file.jpg This works well, but the JPGs are only about an inch high. How can I preserve the paper size in ...
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Auto-Scroll PDF's every minute

Is there a way to automatically scroll PDF files one page every few minutes. I see this feature advertised in Foxit's reader for Linux, where it is called Time-Lapse Scroll. However, this option is ...
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Remove fonts from a PDF in Linux

Some PDFs are scanned at horrendous quality yet seem to overlay this over actual text. I'm not exactly sure how this happens but I suppose an example is worth a thousand words. See this pdf: http://...
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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 there'...
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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 ...