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 rotate PDF files by 90° in Google Chrome?

Sometimes I have PDF files that have pages shown horizontally. I usually use Google Chrome to open PDF files, and I was wondering is there anyway to "turn" the file by 90 degrees so that I can read it ...
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“Save as PDF” plugin with Arabic numbers

I use the "Save as PDF" plugin with Word 2007 to generate a PDF document from a DOCX document. It works great except that the Arabic numbers in the Word file have been converted to English numbers in ...
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“Server application, source file, or item can't be found.”: trying to embed PDF into Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

I am trying to embed a PDF into a PowerPoint slide. I get the following error message: The server application, source file, or item can't be found, or returned an unknown error. You may need to ...
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How do I get custom document properties to export into PDF?

When I export a document to PDF, the Title, Author, and Subject export just fine. However the values in the "Custom Properties" tab in File | Properties, do not get exported into the PDF custom ...
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Adobe Pro OCR for unscanned presentation with embedded text images

I am trying to use Adobe Pro (2015)'s OCR capability to grab all of the text in a presentation. The presentation happens to be in PowerPoint. If I print the presentation and scan it, I can use Adobe ...
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Registering other formats as PDF for preview in Windows 7

According to this question and answers it is possible to view other file types as text in preview window in Windows 7. Now I have a related case: I would like to preview AI (Illustrator) files in the ...
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Saving a Word document to PDF, how to create a table of contents?

How do I create a table of contents when saving a Word document and saving as a PDF file? That is, when you buy an e-book, it has a nice table of contents in the left pane that remains there while ...
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Find files with string

How can i grep e move pdf files that containing the string "RELAÇÃO DOS TRABALHADORES" inside? Using ubuntu 14.4. I already try to use: grep -i -Z -r -l 'RELAÇÃO DOS TRABALHADORES' . | xargs -I{} mv ...
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Converting Multiple .doc files to searchable .pdf

I have a batch command file that runs daily converting data extract files to .txt, .doc, and then to .pdf formats. I run a series of formatting macros in Word on the .txt file before saving to .doc ...
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Opening many of the same document with Preview causes multiple icons in dock

I want to open the same pdf three times with Preview so I can compare the pages side by side. I came across this Stack Exchange post about how to do this with terminal and how to use automator to add ...
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Search for string inside pdf with pdfgrep and outputs only file name

I'm using pdfgrep to search for a name inside a pdf: pdfgrep -H 'Fatima Alves' RE/* This commands will output the file name and the name: RE/2011-01-RE_60822079000168_23022016_153923(1).PDF: ...
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How to merge multiple PDF files onto one page with pdftk?

I have a range of PDF files 1.pdf, 2.pdf, etc. that I would like to merge into one file, with all the PDFs tiled on one page. Currently, I have tried pdftk to merge these files, but they are put on ...
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Publish to PDF shows cells with national-specific characters differently using bold font

I am trying to convert one-page XLSX sheet to PDF using built-in Publish to PDF function in Excel 2013. In the resulting PDF I have following problem with bold fonts: Whenever the cell contains any ...
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PDF reader that functions within asymmetrical dual monitor configuration

My laptop is 40% of my typical reading surface -- with the other 60% being a larger, desk-bound monitor. Adobe Reader fails to use the entire size of the larger monitor -- cropping the PDF to about ...
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How can I view pdf meta-data in Windows Explorer?

I unsuccessfully used the "pages" feature in Windows Explorer, as well as in Directory Opus 10 and Free Commander XT (which I installed just for that reason, to try it out) to display the page count ...
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Windows 7 64-bit PDF thumbnails problem

I cannot see thumbnails of PDF files on Windows 7 64-bit. Is there any solution to this problem?
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How to modify pdf, which has 6 slides per page

here's my PDF file: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=F54C52F1CF8C7ED9!69044&authkey=!AK44qMi9E5X0YVU&ithint=file%2cpdf It has 6 slides per page and I'd like to print it in a format of 2 ...
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Is it possible to view separate PDFs side by side in Adobe Reader DC?

In the older versions of acrobat reader, each file opened in a separate window and you could manually size them so you could read two at once or with a widescreen, maybe even have a third program open ...
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How to change the font(s) used by a PDF in OSX? Specifically I want to change from bitmap to vector fonts

I have a number of PDFs of scientific papers that I want to be able to read on a Kindle. They look fine on my laptop but on the Kindle they look like low quality scans and are awful to read. As far as ...
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How can I print out a PDF substituting pixels for blue pixels?

I have no more black ink in my Canon MP560 printer. All other colors print fine. I need to print out an online train ticket. When I print it out, I can't see any of the page that is in black (most ...
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How to make the unsearchable content of certain PDFs searchable

While I can search content via Windows Search on most PDFs, I occasionally come across PDF files with contents that are not searchable; even though they contain regular, selectable/copyable text with ...
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PDF from ghostscript appears blank in acrobat reader

I have (3 pretty large) PDF files which I obtain using ghostscript from a single source pdf generated with xelatex (both under ubuntu linux). The 3 files select different regions from the source, like ...
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Chrome PDF viewer plugin not working

When I try to view any PDF in Chrome it displays a gray bar over the PDF that moves around when I scroll, but blocks my view of the PDF no matter what I do. Sometimes upon loading the entire page will ...
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Renaming a pdf file (scanned document) using OCR. It should read 3 zones and rename accordingly. e.g. Streetname_LastName_Date.pdf [closed]

I am running into trouble with tons of paperwork. I want to have it digitalized in order to simplify search and therefore cut down a huge amount of time spent on looking though the paperwork. It is ...
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unoconv: export Excel file to PDF without any scripting

How to hide page header and footer during the Excel file export with unoconv? I've tried to use a template (narrow margins, disabled header, disabled footer), but it does not work. I mean: margins ...
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Object pushed to back upon export to PDF in Adobe Illustrator

I inserted a vector graphic in my Adobe Illustrator document: Then I exported the Adobe Illustrator document to PDF, and opened the exported PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro XI, where I saw that the vector ...
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Remove PDF password without cracking it [duplicate]

I have a PDF with a strong password (contains uppercase, lowercase letter, digits, special characters). Now I don't know what's the length of the password. All I care about is contents of the file. I ...
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How to merge PDF files with the same file prefix?

I have a lot pdf files (~30.000) with following name structure: number1_1.pdf number1_2.pdf number1_3.pdf number2_1.pdf number2_2.pdf number3_1.pdf number3_2.pdf number3_3.pdf number3_4.pdf and I ...
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Best way to clean up a PDF without increasing file size massively

I scan a lot of A4 notes that I write up, but a lot of my old ones have staple holes in them. Some of these scans also have slight imperfections such as a small dot (dirt) on them, which really bugs ...
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Pages in a PDF file created from images have different size/resolution

I recently created a PDF file from a bunch of images (all of format gif except one of format jpe). In an image viewer, all images are of the same size and resolution. However, after I converted them ...
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When a PDF file only contains a scanned image, is it just a JPG image inside a PDF container?

Many scanners can scan a page into a PDF file. When this is done, is the PDF file really just a container that contains a single image? Is that image typically a JPG image, a PDF image, or a ...
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Options on how to create a PDF from a large webpage?

So let me start from the beginning from what I'm trying to do. I use WP Engine, and I'm trying to download a copy of the Monthly Reports they provide in the dashboard. The issue is that I have like ...
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How to convert Word document to PDF with copy protection

I need to convert a Word document to PDF file so that user would not be able to copy any text or anything from it (pdf file). How can I do that? Thank you.
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Default save location when viewing a PDF from a web page via Internet Explorer

When viewing a PDF from a web page via Internet Explorer, the default save location is the Desktop. Where can I change the default save location?
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Print 100's of documents to 35 different printers daily

Imagine having ~35 clients that demand that their reports be sent to printers (not faxes, not email), but nice color high resolution printers. You have 20 to 30 reports per client .... so around ...
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Flip (mirror image) form field or page in Acrobat PDF

Is it possible to flip a form field OR flip an entire page horizontally using javascript in Acrobat 9 ? Either one would work for our purposes. The Acrobat SDK gives the ability to rotate, but we ...
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How to open 2 Adobe Reader instances?

I would like to see simultaneously pages in the beginning of the document and at the end. I can do that by opening the same document on different windows. But when I try to do so, the first instance ...
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Batch remove comments from PDF files

How can I easily remove all comments and annotations (added with Foxit Reader) from all the PDFs in a folder?
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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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How can I save a website as a vector graphic?

I'm looking for a solution to save a single web page or a section of it as a vector graphic in my latex document. Do you know a tool, trick or service which helps to do this?
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How to scan multiple pages into a single pdf in Windows 10?

It can't be so difficult! There are similar questions in this forum but they're years old. Anyone has any smart solution on how to do this in a simple way? I've tried Windows Fax and Scan and the new ...
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How to open two independent instances of Foxit Reader?

I'm trying to open two PDF files simultaneously, in order to compare their contents, one on the right (Win→) and another on the left (Win←) side of my screen. Unfortunately I'm trying ...
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Can't copy text from a pdf file

I am using foxit PDF reader to view my text book. I would like to copy the text from the pdf file into a word document but it won't let me. I can select the text fine but the option to copy text is ...
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Changing printer settings via command line

I have a Brother PT-9800PCN label printer that uses 6mm to 36mm tapes. Is there a way of changing the default paper size (width, length, orientation) via command line? I'm generating 18x113mm and ...
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Digitally sign latex pdf document with CA

I would like to know, if it is possible to digitally invisible sign a pdf created by latex automatically after each time I create the document (I'm using Texnic Center) or after I created the ...
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ocrfeeder export to html - images inadequately big

Using ocrfeeder (tesseract) to recognize a single pdf-page - text (left column), pictures (right column). Exporting to .odt or .pdf gives good result, but if .html is used - figures are ...
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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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Margin problems when printing PDF using LPR on OS X

I'm printing a PDF document using LPR on OS X, to a Canon MP190 printer. When printing the same document (Letter paper size) from the Preview app, the margins are correct. When printing using LPR, the ...
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How can you invert the colors of a PDF?

I need to invert all the colors of a PDF document (background, text, graphics, and images). I want it persistent in the file so the inverted viewing options, that some viewers offer, won't help. ...
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iMac 10.9.5 directory file names

I have a directory which contains files and folders. The folders contain a single pdf file. Each pdf file is named according to the following convention: DDDDD-LLL-LLLL-L-DDD - [random phrase of ...