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

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Dropdown box arrow in a pdf appear on printouts

I have a .pdf with dropdown box form fields. The arrows on the dropdown boxes normally don't print, but on a new (Windows 8) computer they are suddenly printing. All other computers in the office ...
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Local printer port using system variable as a counter

Anyone know of a way to set a local printer port to use a system variable or some form of method to create a counter or unique identifier. I currently have a printer setup where I have a new port as ...
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Create printer instance to save PCL file

I have an old dos word perfect based application and its print method is to use a pcl5 format when it transmits to an LPT port. I have tried to use PDFCreator and set it via an LPT port to capture ...
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How to “edit” pdfs in ubuntu before printing?

I want to take print outs from ultimateguitar.com and if it spans for 2 pages I want it to make double column. For example if I have a look at the print preview of this song, I want the page 2 to be ...
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“Merging” two books in Calibre's index

I've bought some digital books, and I was supplied with both the PDF and the mobi format. Adding them to Calibre, they are treated as different books, and strangely they also have different metadata ...
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“Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox)” does not appear as an option for “Portable Document Format (PDF)”

I need to be able to use FDF's in PDF's and to do so I need to use Adobe Acrobat as Firefox's built-in PDF viewer doesn't FDF's. Problem is... that option is no longer appearing. "Use Adobe Acrobat ...
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Emacs DocumentView: how to see PDF contents page?

Basically what the title says - if I open a PDF using Emacs' DocumentView, how can I bring up the PDF's contents page? Also, how would I 'jump' to a particular page in the PDF (from the contents page ...
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Specifying printing options to libreoffice on the command line?

I'm attempting to come up with some means of converting .pptx files to a pdf format from the command line. I have set up a cups-pdf printer to which I can actually send jobs, and so far I have it ...
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How to treat MS:Word tables in pre-press for a book?

I am putting graphics such as EMF and JPG into an MS:Word file for pre-press to print a book by offset, in black & white. But how do I deal with the ordinary tables in MS:Word? I intend to change ...
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Chrome: how to open with system viewer by default?

Google Chrome used to open PDFs downloaded to the hard drive using the system's default PDF viewer by default. Recent versions of Chrome use Chrome's (inferior) built-in PDF viewer by default even ...
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Spotlight search with context?

I'd like to perform searches so that: 1) It can search in the text in a large number of pdf files. Specifically, I want to search within a directory with nested directories several layer deep, and ...
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Printed LaTeX PDF is missing ä, ü, ö, but has ß

I just printed a PDF that I created with LaTeX on a Canon MX 340 that is connected via WLAN to my Kubuntu 14.04 machine. There it uses the CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.10-pre2 driver. I use the following in ...
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PDF font remapping

I have a set PDF files with Identity-H encoded fonts, which means that the symbols shown don't match their codes, but there is a one-to-one correspondence between them. So, basically it's a mapping ...
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Why is Chrome the only major browser that supports printing to PDF? [closed]

Chrome has had the ability to print a webpage to a PDF for quite a while now. Why is it that the other 2 major browsers have not followed suit? Is it because of... licensing technological hurdle ...
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Acrobat XI Pro not responding issue

System Spec Windows 7 Professional x64 (all updates installed) Acrobat XI Pro including updates Sata III HDD i7 3770K CPU nVidia GTX 470 Asus P6X58D-E : link to asus page 24GB of RAM Corsair PSU ...
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How can I batch convert subfolders of images into single PDFs?

I'm surprised I couldn't find an easy script for this online. I have a directory with lots of subdirectories, each filled with TIFFs. How can I batch convert subfolders of multiple images (TIFFs) into ...
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Retrieve colors from PDF

I have PDF files for designs and I'm wondering if there is any way I can extract the colors (as RGBA, RGB or HEX). The best would be to annotate the PDF with the colors. A command line tools would ...
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How to improve quality of PDF text files on Mac [closed]

I have a text document in PDF format, 200 pages, which I need to edit. I thought about doing OCR, but the quality is not really great, and OCR does not work well. Then I wonder whether I could somehow ...
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How to remove a word multiple times in Acrobat?

I am looking at a pdf document with about 300 pages and each one of those pages contains the word "test", which I'd like to remove. So I am using Tools - Protection - Search & remove text in ...
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“Column Handler” for number of PDF pages in file manager; Also, Acrobat XI

I'm not exactly sure what terminology to use... In some advanced file manager apps (such as xyplorer2, XYplorer, or Total Commander) you can define your own columns for extra file information in ...
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10.8 Is there a way to jump to the top or bottom of current page when viewing a PDF in Preview?

To be clear, I am not asking for function right, which sends me to the end of document or space, which scrolls one screen height. If I am viewing page 31, I want to jump so that the top of 31 is at ...
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Adobe Acrobat 11: how to select, move, edit objects

In Acrobat 9 pro, there was this neat little tool Edit Object (Touch Up), that gave you the possibility, to click on separate words of text while holding CTRL, and when the selection was made, then ...
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How to make equations selectable in PDFs exported from Word?

I'm working in Microsoft Office Word 2007. I exported a document to PDF, but the equations aren't selectable, only the text. It looks like this, if I select a sentence: How can I export my ...
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Dedupe drawing objects in SVG/vector graphics files

I have an exported image consisting of ~35000 objects (the only way to get it out of the source application was as a copy-pasted "metafile"). By pasting into libreoffice draw and converting to ...
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How do I print a booklet with double pages

I tried to print this booklet for a couple of minutes now, but I'm kinda stuck. I already adjusted to print in duplex and left stapled (I know that's not right) but I can't figure out how to split ...
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Why does player software fail to play movie in Acrobat Reader (Windows 7)?

I have created a pdf using beamer including movies by using the instruction: \movie[width=10cm,height=7cm]{Title}{videoname.avi} For previous versions of Acrobat Reader, I have never had a problem ...
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Merge many DJVU files into one file

I have a bunch of DJVU files (1.djvu, 2.djvu, etc). I want to merge these into one single file, either in DJVU format or PDF format. What is the best way of doing that? I am using Windows 7 and have ...
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Extract multiple PDF forms into once excel file

I have a one page PDF file which is used by our users for registration. Is there anyway I can extract form values from all the PDFs filled out by users in a single excel file, at once?
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Combining files into PDF produces smaller file

I have a few jpg images that are around 50 MB all together, saved in PS at 12 quality. When I combine them into a PDF with Acrobat I get a tiny 5 MB file. Now I'm new to acrobat, but I looked around, ...
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How can I convert a large PDF to PNG?

I want to convert a very large PDF file (>2GB) to a PNG (or JPEG) file so that it is easier to open and look at. I want to do that without opening the PDF file since it is too large to be opened. Is ...
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How can I use Keynote to present a PDF file?

I want to use Apple Keynote on Mac OS X to present a PDF document (which was made using Adobe InDesign). Especially the next-page-view is handy. As Keynote can only import single PDF pages, how can I ...
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PDF with type 3 fonts looks better after pdf2ps: how can I convert it back?

I have a PDF from someone else that uses type 3 fonts and so is almost unreadable on screen (example: http://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~goguen/pps/tcs97.pdf ). If I run pdf2ps on it and open the PS in evince, ...
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Where should I install Emacs on Windows 7 as a standard account without admin priviliges for LaTeX pdf output?

I've been able to get Emacs running by putting it in the /Temp directory, but I'd like to be able to export my Org files to Latex pdfs, and I haven't been able to work that out yet, (I don't have ...
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Export sheets and defined range to PDF

I'm trying to select these sheets in my project: Forside, Begrundelse, handelspris, dokumentation. In my dokumentation-sheet is a range defined in pages and I don't know how to add the defined page ...
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Can't export comments of comparison between two PDFs, receiving error about “Tagging”/Tagged PDF

In Acrobat Pro I am receiving an odd error when attempt to export the comments on two compared PDFs: When the PDF was created, the content in it was not Tagged. Exporting comments into a Word ...
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Word document changes after saving as pdf

When i save my word-document as pdf, the word document changes. The changes which happen are: insertion of an extra table, and change in margin on that same page. The pdf looks like the word ...
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Converting a scanned pdf to a compressed PDF with binary (2 level) image

I have many old scanned PDFs which take up too much space on disk. I have tried many PDF compressors available on the web. All of them ask me what compression to use for color images, and what to ...
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How to protect Adobe Acrobat XI files?

I want to protect the content of some PDF files (copy, edit, print). I tried to use password protection but it can be broken easily using tools like this. Looks like they use standard encryption ...
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Compiling pdfs from LaTeX in emacs

I'm using auctex in Emacs, and call C-c C-c. This compiles me a DVI, which looks great, and is exactly right, and also a PDF which... doesn't - it essentially has none of my text or formatting, and is ...
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How can I write on a PDF with the free version of OneNote?

OneNote has become free recently. I wonder, how I can write (making hand-notes, using my digitizer) on a PDF with that fancy tool? I've searched for an import function, but I didn't found any.
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Resize PDF pages and expand white background

What I Have I have a PDF containing a series of photos. Each photo occupies an entire A4-sized page. That is, each page of the PDF contains 1 photo, and there is no border/background/canvas showing ...
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How can I print a large web page to a single-page pdf with custom dimensions?

I am trying to convert this page to a single-page, 19 x 13 pdf file. I am running Firefox under Ubuntu and trying to use the Print To File option, but it is splitting the web page into multiple ...
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How to convert a directory of JPGs to multi PDF files?

I'm searching for a batch command that will convert a directory of JPGs to many PDF files. In order to convert JPGs to JPGs, i use the following command: mkdir tmp; find . -name "*.jpg" -exec convert ...
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Convert rtf to pdf removing the hidden text of rtf file

I am using Ted on CentOS 6, for conversion of RTF to PDF documents via shell_exec command from php script like: shell_exec(rtf2pdf.sh test.rtf test.pdf) But the issue is that if the RTF file has any ...
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Quickly move browser viewed PDF to local PDF reader

I have a problem where I wish to open PDF's in Adobe Reader so that I can search through them. When I open them in my web browser (I am using Chrome) under some sites I can't search through them, ...
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Is the free version of OneNote like the full version of OneNote?

My question is quite simple. Microsoft released a free version of OneNote, while there is still the paid version of OneNote. Where can I find the differences between this two versions? For example, I ...
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Chrome: open PDFs in Adobe not in the browser

Lately when I download a PDF in Chrome and click the downloaded file in the bar at the bottom, it opens in chrome. I would like it to open in adobe as default, since I download mostly files with ...
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Word 2013 PDF - The export failed due to an unexpected error

Like this post for Word 2007, we can't save our Word 2013 document to PDF and simply receive a generic error: Is there any way to troubleshoot this error? Playing around with the conversion options ...
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PDF Files Issue, Same Content, Different Sizes

I have 2 PDF documents, with exactly the same presentation content, but the one document is almost 60% larger in size than the other document. I've tried many tools to compare the documents, all the ...
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printing a regular PDF document to virtual PDF printers (with Ghostscript engine) always generates output file with text converted to image

I've suddenly found out, that when I "print" any regular PDF document to a PDF virtual printer, it always converts a source regular (textual) PDF document into an image only document. It applies even ...