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

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PDF editor, creator alternatives? [closed]

Anyone have any thoughts on the following solutions for PDF alternatives to Acrobat?: Nuance PDF Converter 6 Professional & BlueBeam PDF Revu 7 Standard Nuance is cheaper and seems to have all ...
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Copy and paste from dodgy pdf

I've been given a pdf with custom font encoding that makes copy/paste impossible from adobe reader, but not in evince. In addition pdftotext has no problem extracting the text from it. I read ...
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Save Print Job in Queue as PDF

I am trying to print coupons from a coupon website that only allow you to print the coupons once, and of course whenever I want the printer to work the best, the print job gets stuck in the queue. ...
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How to convert PDF from two slides per page into one slide per page?

I have a presentation in pdf file with two slides per page. I want a presentation in pdf file with one slide per page. I tried using ImageMagick: convert -crop 1x2@ orig.pdf t2.pdf It ...
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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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PDF unable to print

I have PDF files that can't print. When i try to print it would give me SAVE AS screen and name of the document with .pm extension. If I try to save the file with .pdf file it would get corrupted. ...
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How to define alternate page numbers (i.e. roman numerals) for PDF documents?

In nicely published PDF documents of books there are often alternate page numbers / labels (usually names or roman numerals) that make it convenient to access desired pages directly. Obviously not ...
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How to export comments from a PDF file?

My supervisor usually requests me to deliver some kind of written reports. I write them in LaTeX, deliver them as PDF, and get them back with lots of comments. She uses Acrobat Professional to create ...
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Removing Objects & Images from 600 page Adobe Acrobat X file - How?

How do you remove Images & Objects from a 600 page Adobe Acrobat X file ? Any suggestion are welcome.
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Opening .pdf's on Google Drive using Adobe Acrobat

Note: this is a question about Google Drive, not Firefox options. I've been using Google Drive and Docs a lot, so I tend to keep .PDFs on Drive as well just for convenient storage. But I don't like ...
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OneNote 2013, OCR, imported/printed PDF, reset picture to original size, it highlights wrong place

The title is messy, sorry for that. My point is that if I use the "Send to OneNote" feature, and then right click the print out and choose "restore to original size", the text OCR search will be ...
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Scan to PDF software for Windows? [closed]

What's the best software to use to scan documents direct to a multi-page PDF. I want to scan a series of sheets directly to a PDF file with as little manual intervention as possible. Software must ...
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Finding out if page is rotated in a PDF

Is there a reliable way to determine if a given page in a PDF file is upside down? I have documents where occasionally a page will be rotated 180 degrees, it is easy to fix once you know which pages ...
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exported indesign file to pdf, then back to indesign, lost original files

I was directed here from Graphic Design Stack Exchange. The original indesign files were lost, all we have is the File>Save As>*.PDF file remaining. We would like to convert pdf back to indesign. The ...
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Firefox prompts to activate Adobe Acrobat despite “Always activate” enabled

I'm using Firefox v33.1.1 on Windows and I can't get Acrobat reader to activate automatically. For instance, I was trying to view this PDF document and I received the "Activate Adobe Acrobat" screen. ...
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Separate highlight and comments in Adobe Reader

I am working with another person, so I have to read tons of PDFs and: -highlight what I think it is important for later reading - make comments in the PDF, about what I don't understand and send him. ...
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Convert word to “JPEG-like” pdf file

I've got a word document I'm trying to save to an uneditable, unselectable PDF file. Essentially, I'd like it to look like a JPEG, but in PDF format. I'm trying to avoid "printing to tiff, THEN ...
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Saving several PDFs at once in the Google Chrome

I have a Google Chrome window that contains a couple of tabs, some of which being PDFs. Is any way to save all those PDFs at once to a given folder? I use Google Chrome on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. ...
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How to create PDFs with a left pane that has table of contents?

I like when PDF files have a pane that has the table of contents in it. How do you generate this? I don't know much about PDF file generation, but if I want to write a book in PDF format, I want ...
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File Extension That's Viewable but not Copiable

I want to upload some text content as pdf or powerpoint(or slides), but I don't want the text to be copied. I know if I convert the pdf page to a picture, then the text won't be able to be copied ...
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Reading a PDF file on Google Chrome on 2 columns

Is there any way to display a PDF file on two columns on Google Chrome? I.e. instead of having: I would like to see something like: 3 columns would be even nicer in some cases.
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How can I view a PDF in Firefox when the server specifies the wrong content type?

I am using Mozilla Firefox with a PDF viewer plug-in. The plug-in has been correctly associated with Adobe Reader files to view them in the browser in the settings. I would like to be able to view ...
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Stop Org Mode from exporting headline tags

When I setup a headline like the following #+SELECT_TAGS: export ...snip... * A Heading :export: and do PDF export, the :export: text shows up in the heading. How do I suppress this?
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How to increase the number of pdf files firefox/thunderbird can open

I'd like to know if there is a setting that limits the number of PDF files which can be open at any point in time in the firefox or thunderbird browser. I have a large amount of PDF open in my browser ...
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How do I collapse all bookmarks in a PDF?

I have a PDF with lots of bookmarks that are all expanded every time I open it. Is there an easy way to collapse the bookmarks?
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Regaining Preview on Safari without uninstalling Adobe Reader?

Certain institutions will only let you fill online forms with the Adobe Reader installed on your browser. My questions is, is there any way of disabling it in Safari without having to uninstall it? ...
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How to correctly copy and paste programming code from PDF to editors?

I'm reading a pdf book that contains programming code, when I copy the code and past it in, say visual studio, the doulbe quotation marks changes from this(") to this (”) which leads to syntax errors. ...
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renaming pdf based on line content linux

I'm trying to rename a bunch of pdfs based on a specific line in the files. So far, I'm converting to text, then using awk to print line 41. But that's as far as I've got. I've tried usings xargs ...
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Adobe Acrobat save PDF files to Sharepoint (Online Account)

I do the following: Open PDF document in Adobe Acrobat XI Version 11.0.10 File > Save As... Save to Online Account > New Account... Check SharePoint Type in library path example: ...
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Styling multiple files on Libre Office Calc [duplicate]

Here's what I do now: Get CSV file from extrenal source Open it in Calc Apply style (set colors, fonts, etc.) Export as PDF Is it possible to get rid of step 3? Somehow loading data to already ...
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How to create an alphabetical index of a word document?

My boss gave me a pdf and asked to create an alphabetical index. The index will contain only interesting (for him) words. The list of 'interesting word' is not available and I'm supposed to create ...
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Adobe Acrobat : html to pdf broken layout

I recently converted an HTML page to an A4 PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro. The problem is that layout is not split correctly. Is there a way to edit it (insert some blank space) to push all the broken ...
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Can PDFs contain resources that are loaded from the internet?

I found this information on the Tor website: You should be very careful when downloading documents via Tor (especially DOC and PDF files) as these documents can contain Internet resources that ...
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Include a “pdf window” in a .ppt

I am having a .pdf of 1002 slides pages. These pages are snapshots taken at different time steps. I am willing to include this .pdf in a powerpoint presentation so that I can easily move from one ...
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Excel VBA: Is there a command for printing to PDF (doPDF ver 7)

As the title suggests... I'm looking to expand my automating to include directly printing to PDF. The macro(s) I have written already formats the print area and page setup as I need it. But when I go ...
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PDFs as extremely small file size (i.e. less than 20kb)

What do I need to do in order to produce PDF invoices with a file size smaller than 20kb? Example PDF I create invoices for a small business and I have 60,000+ invoices stored as PDFs (non scanned) ...
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PDF w/Security - Removing “mark currentfile eexec” trick isn't working when I distill

I'm trying to copy the text from a PDF into Excel. Problem is the PDF is password protected disabling the copy function. The text can easily be copied used Windows XPS viewer, Onenote, and other ...
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Postscript distill error after removing “eexec”

I'm trying to distill a postscript file that I created. After I open the .ps file in notepad and remove "mark currentfile eexec...cleartomark" and use the Adobe distiller, I get the error message: ...
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How do I scroll multiple lines (thus faster) in Adobe Acrobat Reader?

When I scroll a PDF with the mouse (two-finger gesture on a laptop to be more precise) the scrolling is way too slow. I am not referring to rendering issues nor some kind of lag. Simply put, the ...
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Convert single PNG image into single PDF

I need a method to convert single images (specifically PNG format) into PDF's that are automatically re-sized to fit that single image (and not remain the default 8.5x11" letter size). I could do this ...
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Chrome pdf viewer left/right arrow key does not work

When i open a PDF using the built-in Chrome pdf viewer, i can usually jump to next/previous page just by using the right/left arrow key. This suddenly stopped working for me, and pressing the ...
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Repair borken Postscript file which only ubuntu opens

I try to convert the postscript file from the link to a pdf which I can view in any computer. When I try to convert it I get error about the stack: Error: /rangecheck in --getinterval-- Operand ...
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Why does my PDF have improper bolding/unbolding when saved from Word 2010?

I have the font "Alegreya" installed on my Windows 8.1 PC. In the "Fonts" folder, I see that this includes font styles "Black; Black Italic; Bold; Bold Italic; Italic; Regular." When I write a ...
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How to copy table data from PDF to excel

When I copy data in a table like this from a PDF, it gets translated into plain text without any delimiting characters to distinguish which column the data is in. It would be helpful if I could ...
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Is there a way to just highlight with no comments in Acrobat Pro XI?

I have Acrobat Pro XI and I want to simply highlight text in a PDF to share with someone else. When I use the highlighter tool, it automatically creates a comment, which is simply the highlight text. ...
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Change default zoom level of PDF files

When I open few PDF files in Foxit Reader or Adobe Reader 9.3, it is opening in a higher zoom level. So every time I want to zoom in to view the document properly. Is there any way to change the ...
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Invoice software to attach a PDF file to an e-mail and add text before it

I'm testing this 3 apps: Billings, On the job and Grand Total running on OS X Snow Leopard. They are invoicing applications. I need it to create recurring invoces for my clients. I tried them all and ...
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Invoice design, not printing to edge of page

We have sales invoice which we need to print on an ongoing basis, I have attached a screen capture of the invoice in Microsoft Word. Where the orange part is, its not printing to the edge, we've ...
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Converting MS Word File to PDF and then converting to CMYK PDF for Offset Printing

I am a newbie to the knowledge of offset printing, what I am trying to do is to use MS Word 2007 to create a document containing both words and scanned images, and then use the PDFCreator software to ...
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rotate pdf by a certain degree in adobe acrobat

I imported a .jpg image into adobe acrobat to convert it into PDF form with textboxes and stuff. the scanned .jpg is tilted and has to be rotated 5 deg. anti-clockwise. I know how to do this on image ...