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

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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 ...
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PDFs open in GIMP on Linux system

I installed evince on my Arch Linux system as a PDF reader, and everything was fine for a while. And then I installed GIMP. Since then, PDF files have been opening in GIMP. I've tried reinstalling ...
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Displaying PDF files white on black

I couldn't find the option to enable it on Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader. I don't think Sumatra has it neither. Can someone help me? White pages are starting to hurt my eyes.
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when i save any pdf and tiff image the other users from sharing can't see it!

hello we have 3 pcs and there is 3 folder i shared it with them, when i put excel and word or any other thing in the folder they can see it and change it and do anything they want but now since 1 ...
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How can users read a PDF on a Windows network, without file locking

An office associate regularly updates a calendar PDF on a shared windows network drive. This calendar is referenced throughout the day by many of the 20-40 staff on the network, often leaving this ...
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Convert PDF to ePub [closed]

I would like to convert a PDF file to ePub format for reading it on an iPhone. Is there an online/desktop tool that will allow me to do that?
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Using Ghostscript to convert multi-page PDF into single JPG?

I know Ghostscript can convert PDFs to JPGs, and in the case of a multi-page PDF, can rip each page to an individual JPG. But is it possible to have it rip them to one JPG, so that the pages are ...
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How can I get PDFs onto my iPhone?

How can I get PDF files onto my iPhone to read? I can't seem to find a way to put your own PDFs into the iBooks application from my computer. So far, I've been putting them on my google docs account ...
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Ubuntu: Is there a good tabbed PDF viewer? [closed]

Is there a good non-bloated PDF viewer for (Ubuntu) Linux that supports tabs? I don't want to use Acrobat Reader because it is slow and takes much memory, and my computer isn't the fastest. I know ...
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Can Word, et.al. save a 'webpage' into one file?

The subject is my best attempt to describe the problem. Here's what we have: We want to be able to write an HTML email, with images, and send that out to our customers. There's two options for this: ...
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Markdown to Word/PDF converter for Linux

Does anyone know of a good Markdown to Word COnverter? It would be great if it also converts to PDF.
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Rescuing a possibly corrupt PDF in Acrobat [duplicate]

I have a large Acrobat file (currently 92 pages, 25MB) which is constructed from lots of different sources (1 InDesign and 80 Illustrator files). Since I first brought these sources together, each ...
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Embedded Excel table in Word doc is getting blacked out when printing to PDF

I am working with a client that has a Word doc that has an Excel table in it. When the user tries to print to PDF using PDFcreator or Acrobat the table gets blacked out in the PDF. Does anyone know ...
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Convert docx to PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PDF creation software, for docx and odt How can I convert docx files to PDF format .Please give applications in both Linux and Windows platform
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256-bit AES encryption for PDF on Mac OS X and Ubuntu

I have PDF files secured using 256-bit AES, requiring a password to open the file (Acrobat 9 or greater) I can use Foxit Reader or Adobe Acrobat just fine on Windows, but I can't view those PDF's on ...
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Substitute a font in a PDF document

I have a PDF document (not encrypted) with editable form fields. However, the font for those fields is broken: it is missing some glyphs, so when I enter text some gaps appear. How can I modify the ...
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How to extract the text from MS Office documents in Linux?

I need a way to extract the text from all of the MS Office document types (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), in Linux. I envision that there might be several different approaches to accomplish this, such as ...
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What are some Linux lightweight PDF alternatives that support tabs?

Adobe Reader is the best, but it's so resource heavy. It takes almost 10% of my 8GB ram. Evince has trouble with highlighting text and does not support tabs. Foxit Reader for Linux does not support ...
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Can I use the first page of a PDF document as its alias icon in OS X?

Is there a painless method for using the first page of a PDF as its alias icon in OS X? The operating system does this for PDF documents on the desktop, and I'd like to replicate the behavior for ...
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Setting color LaTeX generated PDF to print in black & white

I use LaTeX to generate PDF, and I see that colorful PDF is good for reading on screen but not so good with printing and reading. Is there any way to disable the color setting to make it all ...
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Is it possible to remove ligatures from copied text?

I have a few PDFs that contain ligatures in the text (e.g., ff is combined into a single character, ff). Is there an easy way to remove them when copying the text from the PDF? (i.e., when I paste, ...
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Unsearchable, uncopiable PDF document

I have a PDF document which, for some reason, I can't copy and paste or search in. The PDF is a text-based and not image file. When I try to copy and paste the text into Microsoft Word or GNU Emacs, I ...
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Parse a site for PDFs

I need to download all the PDF files present on a site. Trouble is, they aren't listed on any one page, so I need something (a program? a framework?) to crawl the site and download the files, or at ...
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How to make a good PDF résumé without purchasing Adobe Acrobat?

How to make a good PDF résumé without purchasing Adobe Acrobat (or anything else)?
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How do you find all uses of a font in a PDF or Illustrator document

I have a collection of Illustrator files which get collected into a single PDF. Having attempted to remove all uses of a specific font throughout, I find that the font is still being embedded. How can ...
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Is there a free batch .doc to .pdf converter out there?

I need to convert roughly 200 .doc files to .pdf. I know Microsoft Office and Open Office can both save to .pdf, but I do not want to do this manually. Does anyone know any FREEWARE apps that will do ...
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Any free pdf to xps converter or pdf batch printing program? [closed]

Any free pdf to xps converter or pdf batch printing program? I need to print a bunch of PDFs, but program I'm using, Sumatra PDF, while very fast has troubles printing and files themselves seem ...
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How can I convert my PDF file to RTF? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Convert PDF to Word document? Does anyone know how Pdf files are converted in Rtf format? If so, please tell me. It is crucial for me that the conversion is simple and ...
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Is there any authoring information of PDF?

How can I know what software is used in authoring, generating the result PDF document? For example MS Word, latex/dvipdf, PDF Creator, etc. Can PDF hold such information?
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Chrome won't display PDFs

In Chrome, I can't seem to be able to view PDFs anymore. These all display forever-loading (or crashing!) tabs for me, but in Firefox, they whip right up: ...
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What do I use to download all PDFs from a website?

I need to download all the PDF files present on a site. Trouble is, they aren't listed on any one page, so I need something (a program? a framework?) to crawl the site and download the files, or at ...
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Generating PDF via command line in PDF Creator doesn't work, works in GUI

I'm using PDF Creator on Windows 7 and am having problems generating some PDFs from the command line that I don't when using the GUI. I am using the following command, and my purpose is to use the ...
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Can I import existing PDF books into Kindle for PC?

I have a touchscreen laptop and Kindle for PC works great as a ebook reader with touch functionality. However I have several PDFs books which I would like to import and read using Kindle for PC. How ...