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

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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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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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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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reduce pdf file size

I have an 8 MB pdf file that definitely doesn't need to be that big. What free windows programs are there available that can reduce the size of pdf files?
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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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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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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 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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Substitute a font in a PDF document

I have a PDF document (not encrypted) with editable form fields. However, the font for those fields is broken: it is missing some glyphs, so when I enter text some gaps appear. How can I modify the ...
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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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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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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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What is the best way to protect e-book?

I am a writer and want to sell my ebooks on the web. But recently there are many bad buyers who remove the protection, modify the contents, and share them on the web. My related question: Is it true ...
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Free converter for (multiple) JPEG to (single) PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free program / tool to convert multiple images into a single PDF Is there any free converter available which will convert multiple JPEG files and dump them in a single ...
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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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Free PDF/A printer for Windows

does someone of you know a freely available program that installs itself as a printer on Windows and is able to produce PDF/A documents?? Moreover there should be the possibility to merge documents ...
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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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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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Can I create a virtual 3d model of a building from 2 dimensional blueprints on PDF?

I would like to create a 3d model of a building starting from the blue prints. I have tried extensively to draw a model of the building manually in sketchup from google, but I either lack the skills ...
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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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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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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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How to convert PDF to make it to be two compacted pages on side when printing?

I have: PDF document with a 800 pages book. If I just print it it will take 400 sheets of paper - too much. I want: converted PDF document that have 400 pages: each page is two pages of original ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to remove the advertisement in Foxit Reader 6.0?

Foxit Reader 6.0 has an advertisement in the top right corner of the screen: Is it possible to remove this advertisement?
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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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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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How to export from Word to PDF without losing URLs?

Is there a way to export a Word document to the PDF document without losing the URLs that are present in the original text?
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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 ...