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

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Adobe Reader XI and Acrobat X will not open

Just a few days ago, Adobe Reader XI and Acrobat X stopped opening. When I try to open a pdf or either one of these programs the cursor would show a busy icon for a few seconds and stop. Each time I ...
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How do I open a “Acrobat X” document without the newest version?

When I open a certain PDF file I get the following error: For the best experience, open this PDF portfolio in Acrobat X or Adobe Reader X, or later. Get Adobe Reader Now! I have Foxit Reader ...
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How to copy text out of a PDF without losing formatting?

When I copy text out of a PDF file and into a text editor, it ends up mangled in a variety of ways. Formatting like bold and italics are lost; soft line breaks within a paragraph of text are converted ...
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Restoring text outside of view of the PDF document

Is there any way to change the margins on a PDF document or somehow change the way it displays so that the contents aren't cropped to fit the A4-like page? I have a PDF in which two words of every ...
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Word prompts me to save after exporting to a PDF

Even though I have not messed with any of the contents of the document from my hitting Ctrl+S to the time I am prompted for where to save the exported PDF, I am then confronted with "Want to save your ...
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Firefox Android - Save as PDF with multiple pages

I am using the save as PDF functionality from Firefox Android. Even when there are manual page breaks, it tries saving the document as a single page. Any way to get it to print multiple pages ( as ...
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Why do some PDFs lag in Adobe Acrobat?

I have a handful of PDFs open. One of them in particular is extremely laggy, almost to the point of being unreadable. When I scroll through its pages, it's almost like an extreme version of v-sync ...
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How to optimize process of outlook files (*msg) conversion to .pdf?

The aim is to convert several messages from Microsoft Outlook (2003 and/or 2007 versions) to .pdf files. Condition: One message should generate a corresponding single pdf file. If possible, pdf file ...
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How to export or view audio file references in a PDF?

I have a an interactive PDF file that is over 90+ pages long. Each page is a map with city names that contains a Spanish pronunciation of that city in a .wav file. I'd say there are about 10-15 audio ...
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Converting a PDF to black & white with ghostscript

Similarly to this question: Convert a PDF to greyscale on the command line in FLOSS? I have a PDF-document and want to convert it to pure black and white. So I want to discard halftones. To ...
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Extract first page from multiple pdfs

Have got about 500 PDFs to go through and extract the first page of. They then need to go through some time consuming conversion process so was hoping to try and save some time by have a batch ...
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Adobe replaces my fonts with generic Adobe fonts

I put together a document in Microsoft Publisher and used the font Tittilium. I clicked Save As and selected Save As PDF from the list. The problem is that the rendered PDF has the wrong fonts in ...
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Search through PDF with word distance?

Is it possible to search in a PDF ( via acrobat reader / foxit) - text with word distance ? For example : I'm looking for the word "static" and I know that another word which is "field" - should ...
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Download all PDF links in a web page?

Do you know a good software to download all PDF links in a web page?? Operating system is Windows 7.
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Extract U3D object from PDF

PDFs can contain embedded U3D objects. See this one for example - http://www.carare.eu/eng/content/download/2601/20492/version/1/file/Castle_of_Bouvignes_Belgium_landscape.pdf Is there a way to ...
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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 to convert PDF to PPT or ODP?

I need to convert a PDF file to PPT file. Are there any programs which can do that? I don't need anything fancy. I just need to have contents of each page turned from PDF to PPT. No hyperlinks, no ...
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Creating a batch OR .bat file to linearize and merge PDFs using QPDF.exe

I am trying to create a batch OR .bat file that will linearize MULTIPLE PDF files. I already have a script I commandeered that uses PDFTK that sends PDFs to the 'sendto' folder where they are ...
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Align text boxes in Adobe Acrobat Pro XI

I have a PDF with a table on contents where each line is it's own text box object. I want to align these objects with each other but I can't find a way to do this. There is no "align" command and I ...
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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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Positioning images on page using imagemagic

I use the command convert *.png -flip -page 2647x3745+50+50 doc.pdf to produce a pdf from scanned images. I put the option flip in because convert uses the lower-left corner instead of upper-left ...
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PDF highlight appears below text rather than exactly over the text

If I highlight the text in a text based PDF (not a scanned one), the highlight appears below the text rather than exactly over the text. I could also verify that there is a constant difference in ...
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Make Okular notes visible in acrobat

I just finished proofreading 100 pages of a book in Okular on Mint 13 with KDE and submitted it to the editor. Naturally, none of the comments show up on the editors machine when he opens it. He has ...
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Adobe Reader X fast find not working?

If I open a lengthy PDF, and search for something it has to look through it and it takes a long while. However, it seems if I do queries like this for over an hour, and come back and open the pdf ...
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How to convert Word (doc) to PDF from Windows command line?

Anyone know how to convert word files (.doc) to PDF using the command line in Windows? We were using the service of OpenOffice, but in documents that have many tables and images, it ends up ruining ...
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2 Page view in Preview shows the right page on the left and left page on the right?

I have a pdf that I am reading in Preview and I would like to view it in 2 page mode as many pages reference illustrations on the next page. However, when I enable 2 page mode, the left page is put on ...
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Searching long PDFs with adobe reader

I am trying to search a very lengthy PDF (8000 pages +) for names. The last time I had the PDF open I could search a name and it would find it instantly. Now everytime I search a name it looks through ...
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Large job Print automation

I regularly need to print documents off to send to a list of people. Each person n needs: The nth page from a Word Document All pages of an Excel Document (same document for every person) All ...
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pdf to video conversion

I need to convert all (some 300GBs) of pdfs to avi (or some other video format). I'll explain what I mean; for a certain research project I need to flash each page of pdf for (say 1s.). I know this ...
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How can I print a batch of files with custom printer settings?

I have a collection of A3-size (tabloid size) PDF drawings which I would like to print as a batch. The particular printer I am using doesn't automatically check the paper size of the document - it ...
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Batch filling pdf form using data from Excel

I have an excel file which contains many rows of data, each row has columns like last name, first name, gender etc. I would like to batch fill these data into a form which is in PDF format, each row ...
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Specifying printing options to libreoffice on the command line?

I'm attempting to come up with some means of converting .pptx files to a pdf format from the command line. I have set up a cups-pdf printer to which I can actually send jobs, and so far I have it ...
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Where is Google's file cache on OSX?

I opened a PDF the other day in Chrome from a URL. I can view the entire PDF in chrome, but can't save it, as when I do, I get a server error--as the URL the PDF was from is no longer working. It ...
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Google Docs only converts a small portion of a .pdf. Plenty of storage and verified original file is fine (but copy-protected)

So, I'd like to be able to take notes out of a pdf, and it's faster to CTRL+C what I want. The author, or their university, has made everything locked. I have hundreds of MB of space on GDrive and ...
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Scribus will not let me set PDF Field to certain fonts

I am using Scribus to design some PDF forms. The paper form the digital form is based from has individual boxes for letter inputs, therefore I want to use fixed width font, like Courier New with a ...
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Is it possible to remove the line separator for Single Page Scrolling View Mode?

I have a 100 page PDF with no margins (so it's 1 continuous page) but between the pages is a dotted line separator that sometimes goes right through a sentence! I am using Adobe Reader XI but I ...
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Make Chrome always open PDFs itself

I'm looking for a way to make Google Chrome always open PDFs with its internal viewer when I click a link, as opposed to downloading it to the default location. It works with most URLs, but some ...
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How to automatically find non-searchable PDFs

Suppose I have a directory full of many PDFs. In most of them, the text is completely search-able, which is the way I need them to be. But a few of them are just image scans, and they need to be ...
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How can I recursively identify non-searchable PDFs and copy them to a folder?

Further to an earlier post which provided a script solution: From my question it may be possible to tell that I am a computer user and have no programming knowledge. I have hundreds of searchable ...
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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.
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Where should I install Emacs on Windows 7 as a standard account without admin priviliges for LaTeX pdf output?

I've been able to get Emacs running by putting it in the /Temp directory, but I'd like to be able to export my Org files to Latex pdfs, and I haven't been able to work that out yet, (I don't have ...
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How can I use Font Awesome vectors in Illustrator?

I'm stumped. As directed, I printed the Font Awesome Cheatsheet to PDF. When I open it with Acrobat Reader, it looks fine. However, when I try to open it with Illustrator, I get this warning: The ...
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Right click has “save as” option disabled from built-in chrome viewer on Mac

As can be seen from the screenshot it is not possible to save a pdf from the right click menu. I am on mavericks 10.9.2. The chrome version is Version 34.0.1847.131
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Prevent Memo field from printing on Checks [closed]

I have tried everything I know to do and still I get memo fields printed on checks... I've unchecked the box on the "Printable" tab of the custom Bill payments form. I've hidden the memo field on the ...
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Prevent Detection of a Printer being Virtual

I am trying to print coupons from a website using Google Cloud Print, but the problem is that the website keeps telling me that I can only print to a physical printer. Is there a way that I can trick ...
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less command is unable to show pdf file in cygwin/mingw

I use less to read pdf in linux. While either in mingw or cygwin, less is unable to show pdf in the right way. looks encoding issue. Any help? thank you!
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Combining same name pdf files together from different folders

I have two folders, and both folders have around 20 thousands PDF files. Folder A x.pdf, y.pdf, z.pdf Folder B x.pdf, y.pdf, z.pdf Now I'm in need of a software or a script to combine those ...
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MS Word - Export image with overlayed text boxes as image

I am trying to export an image with overlayed texboxes, arrows and shapes as a single image with a dpi of >300. At the moment I am exporting as a pdf and copying the image to Paint.NET. However, the ...
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Printed LaTeX PDF is missing ä, ü, ö, but has ß

I just printed a PDF that I created with LaTeX on a Canon MX 340 that is connected via WLAN to my Kubuntu 14.04 machine. There it uses the CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.10-pre2 driver. I use the following in ...
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How do I edit a PDF in Acrobat if it rather than LiveCycle

I want to edit the the fields of a PDF in Acrobat using Forms->Add or Edit Fields which I know how to use. Unfortunately, a new form I want to edit seems to have been made in LiveCycle designer ...