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 batch convert comic ZIP files to PDF?

I have many comics in CBR, CBZ format. I want to convert them to PDFs. I know Jomic can do this, but I am using Windows and Jomic only works on OS X. Is there any way to do that?
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PDF-XChange Viewer, pdflatex, Windows XP Pro SP3

Howto make pdfxcview.exe not lock PDF files when opening them or force pdflatex ignore locks (and thus be able to overwrite PDF while generating content with pdflatex or simply manipulating content ...
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Is it possible to edit a PDF file directly?

I have a PDF file that is produced as part of a help file compilation. There is always late breaking stuff which goes into a text file (e.g. "What's new in this version" type of stuff) and while Help ...
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Google Mini Search Optimization for PDFs

I have it working, per se, but maybe I have chosen the wrong tool for the job. Basically we have electronic copies of numerous books related to our industry. What I wanted to do was create a ...
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How to convert PDF to ASCII Postscript so the contained text can be searched/replaced?

According to Chapter 3.2 of the PostScript Language Reference, "there are three encodings for the PostScript language:ASCII, binary token, and binary object sequence". We've been generating PDF files ...
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Preserving Greek letters on my PC

How would convert this long table of vocabulary (one column of greek then one of english) in this document into one excel spreadsheet where the Greek characters are preserved? Whenever I try to ...
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Border does not print from PDF

When I print from an HP Business Inkjet 5800 printer (shared from an XP computer) the borders only print from a random side. This happens when printing from Windows XP, Vista or 7. When printing the ...
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how do we know how many pages a pdf file is within the Chrome browser?

is there anyway we could say know how many pages a pdf file is within the Chrome browser? like say because i often like to open my pdf files in chrome and its realy annoying that i can't know how many ...
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pdf and djvu: Raster or vector graphic image

I was wondering as image formats, what pdf (eps, ps) and djvu are classified into, raster image, vector graphic image? I think pdf (eps, ps) and djvu can all contain both raster image and vector ...
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Isn't djvu supposed to be smaller than pdf?

I convert a pdf file to a djvu file by pdf2djvu with default options. The generated djvu file (6.6MB) is slightly larger than the original pdf file (6.4MB). Isn't djvu file supposed to be smaller ...
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PDF to TEXT open source command line tool

PDF to TEXT open source command line tool ? It must be Command line utility & should be open source, free to use.
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Removing embedded features from a PDF in Linux

I'm looking for a way to remove embedded features from a PDF document. I recently purchased a Kindle DX. When I try to open some of my PDF files on the device, I get a message saying: this pdf ...
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How to create PDF bookmarks from Microsoft Word?

I have a PDF file which I converted From Microsoft Word. Actually I'm working on an eBook and now I want to publish it as a PDF. How do I create PDF bookmarks, either through Word or through editing ...
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Software to make ebook read like book style [closed]

Is there any software out that makes a normal ebook read like book style, where you can flip the pages?
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Reducing PDF File size

I took some photos and made a huge PDF of them on Omnigraffle (OSX). Now I need to email that PDF, but since every photo is 5MB, the file is huge. I don't need the high-res photos when I email it ...
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Export Specific Page of a PDF to TIFF

I have a lot of PDFs that I need to convert a single page from to a TIFF. Acrobat would let me batch this for ALL pages but that would take too much space. Is there a way to do this?
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Any practical method to do annotation on PDF under Linux (64bit) environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to take notes in PDFs in Linux Adobe's official reader don't support do-annotation under Linux. Evince can't do. Reading PDF is the last thing on which I can not ...
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Spliting up a single pdf page

I have a pdf file (which is an ebook),each page of pdf have two pages of the actual (hardcopy) of the book,for example this is how a single pdf page looks like: Now,my problem is when i am trying ...
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Is there a free Powerpoint to PDF converter that preserves mathematical formulae?

I'm on a Mac. I tried using OpenOffice, but mathematical symbols often get mangled.
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Save images from a PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to extract image from PDF file I have a PDF with images. I would like to save the images alone as JPG with the resolution as 300. Please provide me the commands to ...
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How to straighten out images in a PDF file?

We have here a large industrial printer/copier that also scans pages into PDFs. Unfortunately it scans crookedly, just a little bit. I know there is software out there that straightens out images. ...
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Looking for Windows 3.11 pdf writer application [closed]

I've spent hours on trying to find such app. I need an Acrobat Writer(versions from 1.0 to 3.0) or if better an Acrobat Distiller (versions from 1.0 to 3.0) which can be run in Win16 environment. ...
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Using Chrome, why is PDF downloaded from one site but displayed with Chrome pdf viewer from another site?

My company moved our shared files from one instance of Microsoft Sharepoint to another instance. Strangely, when I try to open a PDF in the new instance, Chrome downloads the PDF, while in the old ...
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Extracting background images from a PDF file?

I have a PDF file containing maps of the building I work in, here: http://www.libsys.und.edu/dev/FloorPlans_All.pdf The original source files have been lost, and I've been asked to extract the map ...
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Why do some pdf/acrobat files not support “previous view”?

I have several pdfs that have the "Previous View" (alt-back arrow) option disabled/grayed out. I'm not the only one with this unresolved problem. Does anyone know why and if it's possible to fix ...
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Replacing Type1 fonts in PDF with TrueType1 fonts

I have an old PDF with Type1 fonts. I can't copy paste text from this PDF - there are no copyright issues, this is simply some old document - not even sure how it was created. How do I replace these ...
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Add Margins to PDF generated via “Printing” in Safari

I've built a web page that I'm turning into a PDF using the "Save as PDF" function built into the print functionality in Safari on OS X. Trouble is, when I generate a PDF in this manner, it doesn't ...
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How to fix missing equations in Word 2007 when printing/converting to PDF?

I don't know why, but some of the equations in my Word 2007 document just won't print. They are left blank in the actual print, despite being correctly shown in the Print Preview. The same happens if ...
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Embed an Excel spreadsheet inside a PDF?

Is it possible to include an .XLS file inside a PDF, so that the user could open/extract the spreadsheet from their PDF viewer? (Maybe in the same manner MS Word allows you to include a DDE object?) ...
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PDF to text convertor [closed]

I'm looking for a "one-click" way of taking ANY PDF and converting it to plain text. Ideally on OSX or Linux. Ideally, the solution would include OCR functionality, but it need not necessarily. The ...
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Software to read PDFs with inverted colors (Windows)

I sometimes want to read a long PDF file in a computer, but because white background I can read only a few pages until my eyes weep. Is there any software to invert colors of a PDF (PDF converter, ...
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How can my client edit PDF by himself?

I've designed a brochure and made a multipage PDF ready to print. The client doesn't want to be bothering me all the time when he wants to change something so he wants to be able to edit the text by ...
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How to convert PDF to make it to be two compacted pages on side when printing?

I have: PDF document with a 800 pages book. If I just print it it will take 400 sheets of paper - too much. I want: converted PDF document that have 400 pages: each page is two pages of original ...
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PDF files open with a dark overlay?

Windows XP Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 with the latest updates This is one of my user's machines. They have basic user rights, non-admin. Opening a PDF file renders the document, but with a dark overlay. ...
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How to make PDFs sharper (better readability)?

I've really badly scanned document in PDF which I would like to enhance (make grey, hardly visible invoice readable). Is there some free tool, or trial tool that I could use on this one document? ...
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How can I digitally sign a PDF document quickly and cheaply?

I need to digital sign a PDF document. However, Acrobat reader does not let me sign documents. I just need to sign the document, not edit it. Do I need to buy the full Acrobat software? Or is there ...
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PDF has an extra blank in all words after running through Ghostscript

This PDF was produced by Abbyy Finereader 10: http://ebooks.zeitr.org/from_abbyy.pdf You can copy & paste the first sentence and get this (very good) text result: Der »Bund Deutscher ...
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Type on PDF Linux

I am looking to fill out a PDF form just like I can with Adobe Acrobat typewriter tool. The PDF forms don't necessarily have form fields, so I really just need to be able to place text on. I've used ...
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Linux vulnerable to PDF attacks?

I've heard of attacks using PDF files on Windows with Adobe Acrobat and Foxit Reader. Is Linux vulnerable to these attacks when using the default PDF viewers in KDE or Gnome or even xpdf? What is a ...
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PDF/CHM library manager software

I'm looking for software to help me organize/manage my collection of technical .pdfs (and older .chm) files. If it can handle other formats thats fine, though at bare minimum it should handle pdfs. ...
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Excel and Word document In same PDF using Word/Excel 2010?

In Word and Excel 2010, you can save Word and Excel file as PDFs natively. Can you combine a Word and Excel file into the same PDF using this PDF save functionality?
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Watermark in PdfCreator

I printed a document in Word to PdfCreator with a watermark. The word DRAFT looks good in Word, but PdfCreator prints the watermark with a tile pattern and is not smooth. Anyway to make PdfCreator ...
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How to add OCRed text to original pdf in gscan2pdf?

I am new to gscan2pdf 0.9.31, and just used it to OCR a scanned pdf. After saving the pdf, the OCRed text is stored on the top left corner. However I wish each OCRed character to be added to ...
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Convert any PDF to an ebook?

What is the most reliable way to convert any text-containing PDF to a reflowable format without errors? Including OCR'd scans? Any platforms welcome.
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PDF - What software to fill-out/fill-in a PDF form? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What free software can convert fillable forms pdf to fillable and savable pdf? I need to fill-out a form, but I don't want to use an online service as the form contains ...
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How to convert Word to PDF without the use of a web application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to convert a word document into pdf? I am using MS Office 2010. I have to convert a Word file to a PDF file in my daily work, so I have to use an online ...
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How can I apply a watermark on every page of a PDF file?

I have a PDF file and want to apply a watermark like the following on all pages and at 45 degrees: watermark watermark watermark watermark watermark watermark watermark watermark watermark watermark ...
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Downloading pdf from ftp is corrupting it

I am trying to do something very simple. I have a PDF sitting in my root (I'm on a mac). So, first, I want to upload the pdf from the terminal: curl -T myPDF.pdf ftp://user:password@domain.com/ ...
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OCR that adds generated text to the original pdf and djvu files?

My OS is Ubuntu. I found there are some applications can OCR a pdf or djvu file, generating another text file. But I was wondering how to add the OCRed text onto the original pdf or djvu files, to ...
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Convert pdf to text ignoring structure

I am looking for a tool that can batch convert pdf to text I don't want the tool to try maintain any sort of structure just print line by line with spaces between words. All tools I have encountered ...