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

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Acrobat Reader 9 Crashes Every Time

I have an XP machine on which Adobe Acrobat Reader crashes every time as soon as it starts. I've tried reinstalling 9 and it doesn't help at all. If I use it to open a PDF, it displays the first ...
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Batch-convert Word-documents to PDF's (free)

Is there free a way to batch-convert many Word-docs - and just have them saved as [originalfilename].pdf?
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How to measure a distance on a PDF

Is there a free plug-in for Adobe Reader to measure a distance on a PDF? Is there another free reader out there that has this?
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How to convert a folder of files on a Mac to PDF?

I have a folder of files that I want to convert to PDF. What is the best way on the mac to automate this?
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Converting Word forms to PDF (fill in) forms?

I've got Acrobat Pro 8 and Word 2003. I've got a form in Word creating using form fields. What I want to do is convert this document to a "fill in" PDF form automatically. In other words, replacing ...
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To make a table of contents for many .odt -files

I have about one hundred files in Open Office's .odt -format such that 1 chapter 2 chapter ... 100 chapter I would like to make a table of contents for these files. However, the problem is that ...
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What software can convert handwriting to text?

I took a look at MyScript, but the program does not accept PDF format. I have a few documents (PDF) that are scans of hand writing. I need a program that can take the PDF scan it, use OCR and ...
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What Adobe Acrobat alternatives have PDF signing features

We use Adobe Acrobat at work for creating signed PDF documents. Currently run Adobe Acrobat 6 Professional to sign these documents. Acrobat Reader will not sign PDFs. Is there any non acrobat product ...
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Is it possible to add your own bookmarks/tabs to a PDF file?

I've purchases a few e-books and love it. Some come with a massive list of bookmarks (kewl!) and some not. Regardless, is there a way i can create my OWN bookmarks so i can jump to specific pages? I ...
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Adobe Reader: remember password for a PDF file

I've bought some ebooks - password protected PDF files. Since the passwords are very long, I wish Adobe Reader could save them for future usage. Does anybody know a solution or workaround for this ...
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Free PDF Editor for Windows [closed]

I have some PDF files that I need to change/edit, not view. I'm running on Windows. What is the best package to get this for free (either freeware or opensource, not trial/shareware)?
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PDF Reader for iPhone

What's the best PDF reader for the iPhone? I'm curious as to why Adobe has not released anything yet?
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Firefox print to pdf font issue

I printed a web page to a pdf document in Firefox 3.5 on Ubuntu 9.04. I emailed it to a person who opened the pdf in Adobe Reader on Windows XP pro. They told me they got the following error when ...
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How to print documents to pdf [closed]

I like to print PDFs of my documents. I've been using PDFCreator. Is this a good choice, are there any better solutions?
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Firefox PDF plugin to view PDF in browser on Windows

Is there any plugin or extension so I can view any PDF directly within Firefox 3.5 on Windows just like with Safari on a Mac? It's annoying to always download and open the file. So I'd like to be ...
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PDF Viewer on Windows

I've tried Foxit and Adobe's reader, but I'm not satisfied with either. Foxit has update nagging for non-critical junk. Adobe PDF reader is bloatware. Are there other options you people like?
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Save data typed into PDF Form

Hey I have PDF Form which would not let me save the data typed into it. Here is the form: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/imm0008egen.pdf I want it to save the data typed into it so ...
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How can I extract fonts from a PDF file?

Is there a way to extract fonts from PDF files? I know that usually embedded fonts in PDF files are only subsets of the fonts. Anyway, is there a way to do this?
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Is it possible to restrict the number of copies which can be printed from a PDF?

I have an application where a user can download a PDF for printing. I want to be able to resrict the number of copies that can be printed. Is it possible to digitally sign/restrict a PDF in this ...
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How do I convert Word files or HTML to CHM or PDF?

I have a piece of software that currently packages an MS Word file as the user guide/help. I would like to make this into either a PDF or a CHM file. I do not wish to re-write the help or user ...
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Converting .doc files to .pdf

Anybody aware of a piece of software which could do MS Office .doc to .pdf conversion for me? I already tried OpenOffice but it appeared to be rather slow and resource-hungry for large documents.