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

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Tables in PDF replaced with media players

I have a document that for some reason has had all of its tables with data turned to media players. If I hover over it it gives me a tooltip "Click to Activate". I did it and Adobe Acrobat said I need ...
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Setting PDFs to open in Illustrator mostly fails

For Illustrator work that requires regular review by stakeholders who don't have Illustrator, I'd like to save the files as PDFs, then set them to open in Illustrator from the Finder by using the Get ...
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Insert page break into a PDF file

There is a given PDF file, in which I would like to insert only one page break to a page. I have tried to use Nitro PDF to convert it to MS Word, insert page break and convert it back, but it makes a ...
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How to download a view-only PDF? [closed]

I am trying to download a PDF file from a site that lets me only view it.  I visited the site a few months back, and back then I could easily download PDFs.  Recently however, they seem to have ...
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Why does MikTex TeXworks fail to convert a latex document to .pdf?

I've created a basic Latex document based on an example I found online: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} \begin{document} \begin{tabular} Field Name:&FIRST_FIELD \end{tabular} ...
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How to get CJK Unicode characters from a PDF that uses supplementary private use characters?

I have several PDF documents (such as this one) that appear to be written using standard Chinese ideograms, but when I extract the text, it turns out that it's encoded using characters from the ...
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Using imagemagick to crop and combine A4 sized PDFs

I have to make a photocopy of my driving license. I've scanned the front and back sides, and generated a PDF for each side (and a PNG as well just in case). So far, so good. Imagemagick reports: $ ...
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Viewing PDF in “kiosk mode”

I have built an interactive PDF for a client using Adobe Acrobat and I am just preparing it to be sent to them, when I view it in regular view or fullscreen all the buttons work fine that I have made ...
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Trying to view a PDF in “kiosk mode”

I have built an interactive PDF for a client using Adobe Acrobat and I am just preparing it to be sent to them, when I view it in regular view or full screen all the buttons work fine that I have made ...
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Extract multiple sections of pages from a pdf

I have a ton of pdf files (past exams), of which only two sections of pages (about 8 pages each) are relevant to me. I'd like to extract the two sections into a separate file for each of them. I used ...
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Find and replace hyperlinks in a PDF

I want to automate the process of finding and replacing hrefs (not the anchor text) in 100's of PDF files in a Windows 8.1 OS. I am happy to convert file formats so long as they can be re-compiled ...
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What format is best for screen capture in prep for OCR? [closed]

What format should a screen capture be taken in (png, tiff, pdf) in order to get the best OCR? Do some OCR packages perform the OCR on the png or tiff to extract text before converting the image to ...
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Changing OCR parameters in OneNote 2013

If I insert at PDF file (Print to OneNote) and then perform OCR using Japanese as the OCR language, OneNote will insert a Western space between characters. As an example 河合継之助 will in the OCRd text ...
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How secure is “Save as PDF” with encryption option in Word 2010?

I'm already aware that Microsoft employs AES 128-bit advanced encryption in Word 2010 if someone wants the Word document itself password-protected. I don't. I want the PDF version of my Word document ...
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CFDOCUMENT images CSS overflow not being respected in PDF output

<div> <h4> <img src="/assets/images/graphics/series-amps.gif" class="siteLogo"> Title Text here </h4> </div> series-amps.gif is 800px high by 16px wide. It is shifted ...
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both pdftk and qpdf fail at protecting my documents

From pdftk man page, I should be able to protect a pdf document from content copy, printing, snapshots with: pdftk 1.pdf output 1.128.pdf owner_pw foopass But it fails, I can do any of them ! I ...
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How to install PDF::Create module using cpan?

I would to like to install the PDF::Create module using cpan. I faced the following error in the part of the installation. cpan[1]> install PDF::Create Test Summary Report ------------------- ...
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Export file names from print spooler to a text or Excel file

I have to print (make a PDF file) of 15000 jobs and some of these PDF files have the same name. I wanted to create a macro which would remember mouse movements and save these PDF files over the night. ...
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Creating a PDF form, trying to calculate using check marks

I'm creating a fillable form in Adobe DC. I have the following sheet set up: I'm trying to set up the total cost field to auto populate with the cost when check marks are made. I know very ...
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The A-PDF Watermark application is applying a 'Not Registered' watermark even though it is

I have downloaded and registered the a-pdf watermark software that watermarks pdf files. I have recently moved server and I have registered the software. When i run it via the GUI it correctly creates ...
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Windows Reader from taking full screen whenever I click pdf file in Windows 8.1

I have a Windows 8.1 on my DELL. Whenever I How do we Stop Windows Reader from taking full screen whenever I click pdf file in Windows 8.1? I just want to make Windows Reader smaller.
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PDFs of old library books… Why does the text and background seem to be in separate layers?

Often, when I open a PDF, I see the background of a page come up, before the text elements or photos appear. This is baffling to me, because many of these PDFs come from Google scans of old library ...
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Can text be extracted from a PDF with an “Invalid XRef entry” error?

I have a PDF which I’m trying to read, but won’t open in Adobe Reader. When using pdftotext, I saw it said “Invalid XRef entry.” PDFtk and Ghostscript haven’t been able to parse the file. I tried to ...
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How to stop Excel from reopening file after saving as PDF?

In Excel 2013 (and probably earlier versions) when you save a file as a pdf, Excel says Acrobat PDFMaker needs to save the file before continuing. Do you want PDFMaker to save the file and ...
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Edit OCR metadata in a PDF file

I have various PDF Files which contain PDF-Text (from OCR) stored in metadata. Sometimes/Often the OCR is not quite accurate, so I would like to EDIT the metadata. I use pdftotext to extract this ...
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Why are PDFs generated from MS Word so large?

I created a simple MS Word document containing just this sentence: This is a small document. Nothing else. Then I've saved this document as DOCX and a PDF. Here are the file sizes: DOCX: 12 kB ...
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What counts as “changed file” for Windows Search?

We have lots of PDFs that we want to run OCR on them, and we want these files to be re-indexed by Windows Search (I know about the PDF iFilter that needs to be installed for this) So, what causes ...
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Merge PDF files with related filenames automatically

I need to merge/combine several PDF files. What I have is multiple PDF files in one folder. The PDFs that need to be clubbed/combined together would have a partial file name in common; for example: ...
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How to print in pdf a multi page word document: one file per page

I have a word document with 10 pages, is it possible to save/print in pdf one page per one file? Page1 --> FilePdf1 Page2 --> FilePdf2 etc
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How to find different chapters of a book/report on internet [closed]

There is a PDF file on a site and it is titled as "Chapter 2:....." which means there are several other chapters, it can be a book or a report with many chapters, I don't know the title of the ...
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Correct inappropriate paragraph breaks in Word? [duplicate]

I recently converted a PDF to Microsoft Word, and I'm facing a problem after changing the margin and paper size of the converted file. There is a paragraph mark in the middle of the dialogue. Here is ...
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Flatten THEN Submit Form from Reader

I have a acrobat form that needs to be flattened before submitting for the purposes of comparing documents. As of right now, the form submits as expected, but to review correct answers against the ...
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Adobe Acrobat X Pro will not open - No Error

Acrobat X Pro will not open PDFs. Acrobat installed as part of CS6. Reader opens the files just fine. Uninstall and re-install fail. Found a solution in here that works, but the issue just comes ...
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Looking for exact location of a pdf content (not just the page number)

We are looking for the location of a given piece of pdf content on its page (so not just the page number). Normal search just returns page number. We need to identify the exact location (in cm or ...
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How would I validate digital signature for PDFs in linux?

Adobe Reader, which I use on MS Windows, has the ability to validate the digital signature (created with an X.509 certificate) in a PDF file. I'd like to do such verification on Linux desktops. I've ...
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Acrobat PDFMaker 11 for Word export to PDF and the persistance of metadata of 3rd Party templates

I'm in the Linux world. If I take a 3rd party template in LibreOffice, for example, modify it and export that to a pdf, the metadata will show that Nodak is the author of the document, as Nodak is ...
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Print First Page Only from Context Menu

I batch print Excel and PDF files regularly using the Print option in the Windows context menu (by right clicking on the files). The problem is that some files have several pages; is it possible to ...
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Inkscape - save as PDF destroys patterns

When trying to save a copy to PDF (and also in print to file) the resulted file are broken. For example: if my pattern is small red dots, the pattern in the PDF are chunks of squares with small red ...
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Got an issue with a specific PDF file

I have two PDF files (university presentations) that I got issue with. For some reason, they take a very long time to open (about 30 seconds just to open). And when they actually open, they are so ...
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Create Automate Task on Windows 10 with download and search in PDF

I want to create an Automate Task to hourly download a PDF from a specific URL and then search for certain text like "6256896" and then if there was the text inside the PDF,notifies me for example ...
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Is there anyway—maybe with a batch file—to determine if PDF has odd number of pages, and if so add blank?

Every day I get a large number of PDF files (100+) I need to concat and duplex print. Unfortunately they don’t all have an even number of pages so the print doesn’t duplex correctly. Is there a way ...
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Text gets mixed after converting pdf to word

I converted a PDF file written in Farsi but when i open the word file the text is mixed and the words aren't in the right order. I used the adobe PDF reader to convert the PDF file.
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How do I delete a signature in Foxit Reader?

I am using Foxit Reader version 7.1.5.425 and “Manage Signatures” only allows me to add a signature, not delete a signature.
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Interlace PDF documents, replacing existing matching pages?

I have two PDF documents. One with a bunch of pages, and a second with fewer pages which supersede the the same named pages in the first PDF document. For instance, document1 has: M1.01 M1.02 ...
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Batch fill pdf form from Excel, csv, tsv

I know that I can fill the pdf form, from tsv by using More form options > Import data in acrobat pro. But this fills out only one form with only one row of information. I want to batch fill and ...
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Onenote for MAC: hyperlinks in pdf output not working

I'm using the latest version of onenote for MAC and have tried to export a notebook as a PDF however the links only show up in blue and are underlined but do not open up. I've tested both external and ...
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Word to PDF conversion: Fonts look crisp at 150% zoom but fuzzy at the desired 100% zoom

Is there a way to force the PDF to optimize text rendering for a zoom factor of 100%? I've written an IT Textbook (on Advanced Excel) in MS Word and I'm trying to create a crisp PDF. I know that ...
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How can I see source of broken hyperlinks on PDF document?

I have a PDF document with a number hyperlinks inside which (I believe) are URL links. However, when I click these hyperlinks, nothing happens. They are broken. Is it possible for me to see where ...
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How can I automate printing multiple documents, each of different page setup?

I would like to be able to print an entire document package by running a single program, script, etc. Each of the documents are contained in the same folder. The issue is that certain file types and ...
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Registry entry getting changed in server

Issue We have a Windows Server 2008 system where a PDF rendition server is set up. The rendition server is a 3rd party software named Adlib Express (v4.10). Since the last month, we are seeing an ...