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

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Is there any PDF to Mobi converter? [closed]

I'm looking for a free converter from Pdf to Mobi, for reading on a Nokia E71; I find more confortable to read on this format, but i'm open to other solutions. What are the alternatives that I have?
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How to convert djvu file to pdf or other more common file format?

I have downloaded file which is in djvu format. I want to convert it to pdf or some other more common format, so I can read the document from other devices (e.g. my phone etc). I found a conversion ...
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How to convert .PDF to .eps (on Windows) [closed]

I am looking for a free software program to allow me to convert a PDF file into an EPS file. The converter should retain the image quality as much as possible. I was able to do this with GSView, but ...
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adobe acrobat reader - how to save your place?

I'm trying to read an ebook in adobe acrobat reader and I want to save the position I'm at between computer reboots / closing reader. How can I save the page I'm at, or even better auto save? Is ...
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Extract images in PDF without affecting the resolution?

My problem is I am tasked to extract images from a 640-paged PDF file. Majority of which are charts and tables with texts. Doing a simple copy and paste makes the image lose its resolution and the ...
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How to view two not continuous PDF pages at once,like the split view of Word

Adobe reader can show two pages up, but they must be continuous pages, is there any option to show two pages, for example, page 1 and page 5 side by side?
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Stop Chrome from opening pdfs in Google Docs Viewer

Some time ago my Chrome started to open PDFs in Google Docs viewer. I don't really know if I did something to force this behaviour, but I would like to view it as I was before (using Foxit Reader ...
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PDF - removing usage restrictions

I have several PDF documents which have the "no copy" and "no print" restriction bits set. Are there any free tools for removing such restrictions, on Linux? (Please do not suggest pdf2ps | ps2pdf; ...
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How can I deskew and crop PDFs made from scanned pages *automatically*? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which free software can I use to deskew scanned images I have several PDFs made up of book pages' scans. The scans are made from two pages at a time and some of these ...
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How good is PDF password protection?

It appears that Word's password protection is not really good, at least until Office 2003, if I read this SU entry correctly. I'm under the impression that Acrobat's PDF password protection should be ...
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How to find out WHERE a specific font is used in a PDF document

For a given PDF which uses a number of fonts (e.g., in Acrobat Reader, the fonts used can be seen when selecting Files > Properties > Fonts) how can I find out where a certain font is used in the ...
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Batch convert multiple PDF to Image on Mac

What would be the quickest way to convert a bunch of pdf files to jpeg files? I know I can open Preview and Save As image, but that could take a long time.
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Customise Okular to modify highlight tool properties

I am using Okular as my pdf reader on Linux. I want to know how I can modify the color of the highlight permanently. I know I can modify the saturation of the color used by highlight tool by right ...
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How can I convert an OpenOffice document to PDF from the Linux command line?

I have students who, when asked for PDF, sometimes hand me an OpenOffice document or spreadsheet. file(1) can identify these documents, but I've been unable to discover how to convert them to PDF ...
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Using PDF MetaData to rename PDFs in MAC OS X

I have a number of PDFs that I downloaded from JStor. They come with unhelpful numeric filenames, but often there is at least a title if not the author in the metadata. How do I batch rename a number ...
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Page numbers in a PDF are off, how can I change them?

I have a digital edition of textbook I bought. The pages are numbered from 1 - 570. As a result, when I search page 68, it shows page 51 as the first pages originally in the textbook aren't numbered ...
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Possible to print to PDF from Mac terminal?

Is it possible to take a file and print it to a PDF using nothing but terminal commands? I am guessing you would somehow make use of the lpr command, but I have yet to discover the correct syntax.
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Howto search in PDFs using regular expressions?

Usually I use Notepad++ to search in file(s) using regular expressions. Today I am wondering if there is a PDF program that does the same for PDFs. Of course I could convert the PDF to text and use ...
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Generate or update a PDF to include an encrypted, hidden watermark?

Background Using LaTeX to write a book. When a user purchases the book, the PDF will be generated automatically. Problem The PDF should have a watermark that includes the person's name and contact ...
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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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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 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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Why poor display quality in all PDF readers except those from Adobe?

When I read PDF files with Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro, the display quality is superb. However, for the same files, other PDF readers like Foxit Reader, Sumatra PDF Reader, etc show poor ...
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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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Reducing PDF File size

I took some photos and made a huge PDF of them on Omnigraffle (OSX). Now I need to email that PDF, but since every photo is 5MB, the file is huge. I don't need the high-res photos when I email it ...
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PDF has an extra blank in all words after running through Ghostscript

This PDF was produced by Abbyy Finereader 10: http://ebooks.zeitr.org/from_abbyy.pdf You can copy & paste the first sentence and get this (very good) text result: Der »Bund Deutscher ...
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Looking for a good annotation tool for PDF documents on Windows [closed]

I noticed that on my Mac, the program Preview allows you annotate PDF documents. If I open up the same PDF file in Adobe Reader on the PC, I can see the annotations in the Comments pane, but I cannot ...
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PDF Manipulation: “2-Up” page layout

I have a PDF (generated by PowerPoint) containing 8.5×5.5 inch portrait pages. I need to convert it to 8.5×11 inch landscape pages where each landscape page contains two copies of the original ...
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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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Gibberish when printing PDFs

Sometimes when printing PDFs on my Windows XP with an HP photosmart 2410 printer the text becomes gibberish. It's kind of hard to describe, so I've scanned in an affected page below: (not very good ...
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How to change efficiently a font throughout the entire PDF document?

Suppose that a PDF contains fonts X and Y throughout. How can I change only X to Z, for the ENTIRE PDF, efficiently (ie WITHOUT editing each text box)? I'm using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro 11.0.09 on ...
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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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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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FOSS Script for unlocking PDF for printing

I have some Govt documents, which needs to be unlocked for printing. I have about 300 such documents. Do you know any FOSS software which can be used for this, it would be great if it can run in batch ...
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How to remove a .pdf's document restrictions? [duplicate]

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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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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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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How to rename a (too) long file name [duplicate]

I have downloaded this pdf file with a very long name, which cannot be opened by Adobe Reader or by Adobe Professional because it has "invalid file name". It cannot be renamed using the DOS prompt ...
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Setting color LaTeX generated PDF to print in black & white

I use LaTeX to generate PDF, and I see that colorful PDF is good for reading on screen but not so good with printing and reading. Is there any way to disable the color setting to make it all ...
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Is it possible to remove ligatures from copied text?

I have a few PDFs that contain ligatures in the text (e.g., ff is combined into a single character, ff). Is there an easy way to remove them when copying the text from the PDF? (i.e., when I paste, ...
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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 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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How to convert a web page into a PDF?

There are many ways to convert a web page to a PDF (online services, bookmarklets, Print to PDF solutions, etc...). But none of these produce a searchable PDF. It seems like they all convert HTML ...
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How to convert Html files to Pdf?

The title say it all, I want a 100% accurate tool to convert a HTML page to a PDF document.
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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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Restrict print copies on a PDF

We have a very specific use case for an application we're developing, where a user will be presented with a PDF document, which they can print off. However, we need to be able to restrict the PDF so ...
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Add Right-Click Save as PDF in Windows Explorer

I'm looking for a way to be able to add some options to the Right Click Context menu in Windows 7. I really don't have much experience in programming much but I am very eager and willing to learn. ...
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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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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: ...