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

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Remove text from pdf

I have a pdf file with some text on each page which I would like to remove. The text is matched by a regex and I think it comes in one block of the pdf. I have used pdfedit to select and delete the ...
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Acrobat Reader- How to open the same document in separate windows?

How to open the same document in separate windows? One solution would be to rename it, but is there other better solution? I have Adobe 9.4.6 and Windows 7
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Why can't Windows users read PDF forms I fill out with OS X Lion

I've been using Preview on OS X Lion to fill out PDF forms. When I save the form and send it to someone via email, they tell me the form is blank. When I re-open the saved form, all the data is still ...
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Automatic PDF renaming based on title

I have thousands of scientific PDFs that i need to rename, many do not have metadata. I would like to be able to create an automator action that could open a folder then open each PDF, copy the title ...
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Print PDF file with file path in footer

I would like to print a PDF on windows, but want to print the path of the PDF file in the footer of the printed document (like I am able to do in Word). We are using either Adobe Reader or Foxit ...
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Resizing pages in Adobe Acrobat Pro

I am using Acrobat Professional 8 to assemble a document from two imported page images (JPGs). Acrobat seems to interpret the images at screen resolution, and creates a document that's about 35" by ...
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How to use your PDF reader instead of Google Docs in Gmail?

I prefer Foxit Reader over Google Docs, but whenever I receive a PDF file over Gmail I have to either download it or view it in Google Docs. Is there a script (or any other way) to open Gmail PDF ...
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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 to start Adobe Reader with window maximized?

I am using Adobe Reader XI on Windows XP. I use PDFCreator to print documents to .pdf files. I want to have the window maximized whenever I open a .pdf file. I tried the method in: ...
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How do I extract highlighted text only from PDF files in Adobe Acrobat Pro version 9?

I'm reading a lot of pdf articles in Adobe Acrobat Pro and highlighting specific sections. I would like to know if it is possible to extract just the text I highlighted from these pdf files?
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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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Which PDF creation software doesn't suffer from these artifacts?

Either I'm doing something wrong, or it's ridiculous that we're in 2012 and we can't print a PowerPoint file to PDF without all sorts of silly artifacts (see the test file below). I'm looking for a ...
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Replace (OCR) garbled text in PDF?

Now and then I come across a PDF which looks fine in first place but the underlying text is garbled. Currently I have a PDF where only the headings are garbled and I would like to know if it's ...
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Convert HTML files to PDF, ePub and Mobi without any fuss?

I'm writing documentation for a WordPress template I've made. I'd like to be able to provide documentation in HTML, PDF, ePub and Mobi formats without having to spend any time tweaking each format ...
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How to embed fonts into PDF

I have a pdf file, and I want to know if I can embed/subset all its fonts into PDF file itself? Is there any tool supporting this operation?
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PDFs open in GIMP on Linux system

I installed evince on my Arch Linux system as a PDF reader, and everything was fine for a while. And then I installed GIMP. Since then, PDF files have been opening in GIMP. I've tried reinstalling ...
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batch convert htm files to pdf

What applications allow the user to batch convert HTM files into PDF?
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How can I automatically convert PowerPoint to PDF?

I need to convert .ppt/.pptx files to .pdf files (or images) through the command line using a 3rd party product. I'm using this for a Windows 2008 server and I can't use any GUI or website as this ...
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How to make the first page of a PDF display by itself and the succeeding pages display two-up?

When creating an e-book using Adobe Acrobat 8.2.1 on OS X 10.6.5, is there a way to make Adobe Acrobat (or Adobe Reader) display the pages as follows: p1 p2 p3 p4 p5 p6 rather than: p1 ...
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How to remove a .pdf's document restrictions?

I need to remove some restrictions from a .pdf document: I can't zoom or use any other buttons. The toolbar just isn't available. I never saw a .pdf file like this one.
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Where does okular store it's metadata

I want to know where does okular store it's metadata (highlighting and other type of annotations).
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Copy snippits of text as image from pdf

I'm trying to copy parts of a PDF to make some footnotes in a separate document... but the format doesn't copy, so is it possible to copy a highlighted part as a picture like a jpeg for me to copy ...
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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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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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Multi-Page PDF Banner/Poster from PDF

I'm looking for a utility that will take one large sized PDF, and split it into smaller PDFs for banner/poster printing. Looking for a linux or multi-platform solution. More Background My goal is ...
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PDF reader that can save bookmarks & notes outside of the file

I usually carry PDF X-Change on my usb, along with some pdf books I need in my work, or something I like reading in between. But the thing that buggers me is the fact that you cannot save bookmarks ...
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PowerPoint 2007 slides are only partially converted to PDF since SP3

EDIT: Microsoft support has confirmed that it's a bug with PowerPoint 2007 SP3. I have recently encountered a problem with the "Save as PDF/XPS" add-in for PowerPoint 2007. When I use "Save as ...
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How does a PDF prevent itself from being printed?

I have a PDF for my camera's manual, and Adobe Reader won't let me print it (the print option is grayed out). SumatraPDF also does the same thing (it even says print denied). How does the PDF prevent ...
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Why are my PDF files printing differently?

I have an in-house application which generates PDF files for different reports. Now based on the report type, the PDF files are generated by 2 different applications - first one being neevia Doc ...
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Alternatives to Adobe's PDF Optimizer? [closed]

Acrobat Professional features a PDF Optimizer tool, as reviewed here. This tool analyzes the space usage within a PDF file in terms of image size, fonts, ... Are there more lightweight and/or ...
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How to set default browser for PDF reader Evince on Linux?

I find this command sudo update-alternatives –config x-www-browser I choose Chrome. It works for xpdf, but Evince still starts Firefox after click. I feel Linux is not standard. I use Linux Mint 8 ...
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How can I batch convert SVG files containing text to PDF files (specifically on CentOS 5.3 x86_64)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I convert an SVG to a PDF on Linux I would like to programatically convert SVG files to PDF files. However, the SVG files contain text that must be searchable in ...
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How can I take a screenshot of a complete PDF file?

I want to take a screenshot of a PDF file that has three pages. How could I combine the three pages into one single screenshot?
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How to convert PDF/A to normal PDF?

I can't do many things with PDF/A format files that I could do with regular PDF files such as 'cropping' the document etc. How can I convert PDF/A to normal PDF document? I installed PitStop pro but ...
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DJVU to PDF conversion application

Which program can convert a book from DJVU to PDF format. Please advise one's you have tried yourself.
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How to convert a PDF to a PDF/A

my university excepts that the submitted PDF-Files are in the PDF/A format (which I've never heard about...) I tried to find a converter, but they were all very expensive and/or complicated. How could ...
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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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How do I extract Flash content from a PDF file?

I have a PDF file that has a flash file embedded. How can I can extract that SWF from inside the PDF file? Update: I am using Windows 7.
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PDF commented in Foxit Reader can not be commented in Adobe Reader anymore

I have a PDF version 1.5 here which I started commenting on with Foxit Reader 4. If I open the commented PDF in Adobe Reader 9 now, I get the following message: This document enabled extended ...
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Good application to convert pdfs to word? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Convert PDF to Word document? I have done a search on google before but all I got was online pdf converters that looked quite cheesy and almost always asked for the ...
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How to preserve paragraph breaks when text copy from PDF and paste into Notepad?

For example when I copy text from PDF which has paragraph breaks like this: xxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx x xxxx xx xxxx xxxx xxxxxxxxxxx x xxxxxxxx x x xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxx xxx ...
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How to convert PDF to Ms Word? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Convert PDF to Word document? I have some confidential documents in PDF which can contain text, tables, images, etc, and I need to convert them back to a Microsoft Word ...
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Check if PDF files are corrupted using command line on Linux

I have many PDF files on one folder. Is it possible check if one or more files are corrupted (zero pages, or unfinished downloads) using the command line, without needing to open them one by one?
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OCR Image based PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Extracting text from a .PDF scanned book How to do OCR on a PDF document? I've got a >200 page pdf manual that was produced by scanning hard copy. I'd like to convert ...
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How to count pages in multiple PDF files?

I just received a pdf textbook comprised of some 20 separate pdfs (by chapter) with quasi-regular names. Is there a way for counting the pages in th book w/o openning each file (or going through the ...
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How to analyze whether a PDF file is valid?

I have been running into problems with Office2007-generated PDF files. You can read all about it here. TL;DR: Some PDFs generated from PPTX files using the "Save as PDF/XPS..." add-in are ...
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Mac Office PowerPoint save as PDF with hyperlinks

I'm using Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 to create a presentation, and want to save the document in PDF form. However, when I save the file using Mac's print dialog, hyperlink information is lost in the ...
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How do I know if the fonts in a PDF file are embedded or not?

How can I understand that the fonts in a PDF file are embedded or not?
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PDF Download Only

On a Mac how do you download a PDF and not automatically open it in Acrobat?
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How to compress .pdfs in word 2007?

I am trying to send my cover letter and resume away but apparently it is too big to send through craigs list(my computer says the total size is 500kb) as it has a 600kb limit(so small should be at ...