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

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Annotating PDFs using Wacom tablet on Linux

I recently got a Wacom Bamboo tablet and I'm looking at ways of annotating PDFs with it. My desktop and laptop both run Fedora 20. I would essentially need some piece of software where I can easily do ...
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How to make a fake DOC file containing only images

I want to convert a PDF file to a DOC/DOCX file. I do not want the fomatting of file be affected in this conversion. Is there any tool to put every page in the pdf file as image in a DOC file. So when ...
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Using Ghostscript, can an image output be scaled prior to “printing”?

I'm working on a project where par of the requirements are to convert the first page of a PDF to a PNG. This in and of itself is relatively simple, but I've yet to find a way to scale the resulting ...
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Best settings to convert massive pdf hiking maps to images using ghostscript/imagemagick

I did convert all of the Te Araroa Hiking Maps from PDFs to JPEGs so far. The original maps are 16-64MB PDFs, which take forever to load on my Android Phone. I converted them using Ghostscript and ...
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Microsoft Office PowerPoint: Formatting to Fit On Page

I have a PowerPoint presentation made by someone else with multiple slides having the text protrude outside of the slide boundaries, so that when I export to PDF the relevant text (or specifically ...
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How to print (PDF) for book-like binding?

How to print (PDF) for book-like binding? This means, that pages should be reordered complex way and located on sheets appropriately, according to folding and gathering (into sections or quires)? ...
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Org Mode beamer link export to PDF

Is there a way to embed hyperlinks to external documents in a beamer presentation, and have the links appear when you export an Org-Mode document to PDF, via Latex? I see documentation for this ...
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Illustrator files created and exported on Mac look stretched on Windows

Hopefully someone knows what's going on here. A file created in illustrator on Mac then exported to PDF or PNG looks stretched when viewed on Windows! I can't find any settings for aspect ratio etc, ...
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Flip (mirror image) form field or page in Acrobat PDF

Is it possible to flip a form field OR flip an entire page horizontally using javascript in Acrobat 9 ? Either one would work for our purposes. The Acrobat SDK gives the ability to rotate, but we ...
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How Can I Convert Github-Flavored Markdown To A PDF

I have recently started learning Markdown for use with documentation, and need to print out a few of my Markdown pages. I would like to use a command-line, Terminal, etc. utility that allows me to ...
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Convert Pages '13 files to PDF in batch

I have tons of Pages files lying around taking up precious space on my SSD. I want to batch convert them to PDF preferably via a terminal command. I have iWork '13 and iWork '09. AppleScript-ability ...
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How do I fill a non-editable PDF? [duplicate]

I have a form in form of non-editable PDF. What is the easiest way to fill it (and print it)?
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Acrobat: Adjust Subscript and Superscript Size for Tools > Content Modification > Add Text?

At present, when I click on either Subscript or Superscript under Tools > Content Modification > Add Text, Adobe Acrobat produces the result with a predetermined size. For example, when the font size ...
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How to generate a PDF from a series of images?

I have a series of images (a scanned book, actually) that I want to make into a PDF in A4 format. Why I'm doing this: I'm helping a less computer savvy person in a different country to get a printed ...
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MS Publisher cannot save the file to PDF with crop marks

I am unable to save (i.e. export) the file to PDF using MS Publisher, when I include crop marks in my printout. Saving the file otherwise works, but when I include crop marks, it simply fails with ...
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Does PDF's have a Standard Size? [closed]

Does PDF documents have a standard size? Almost all PDF's i have seen has A4 Size,is this the standard size,if not what is the most common size in pixels for PDF document?
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How can I create a PDF with flowing columns?

I need to write a script in OSX that takes my input text files and automatically combines them into a PDF file that has flowing columns - that is to say, where I give it a long chunk of text and that ...
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How to have first page of PDF be used as icon preview in list view in OSX finder

I've got an image to clarify what I'm asking. Finder example I want the little icon preview to be the first page of the pdf (which is the big display to the right). You can see that it works for ...
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Exporting high quality PNG from LibreOffice Draw

I need to generate a PNG file of an image composed in LibreOffice Draw. When I export to PNG directly, the quality is almost perfect, but it's just slightly blurry. However, when I export directly ...
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How print a PDF without the DRAFT watermark

I have this PDF file that has a gigantic DRAFT watermark on every single page. My teacher handed us his version of the printed pdf and it says on paper where it is printed from but on his version the ...
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Make iwork-pages include comments when exporting to PDF?

Is there a way to make iwork-Pages include comments when exporting to PDF? I have a Pages document with several comments and I'd like them to show as comments on the PDF as well.
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How to analyze the space usage within pdf document?

I have this 7mb pdf that I made from 65 scanned B/W images. After OCR, the document becomes 32mb. I have never seen text taking up so much space. (in theory 25mb should give me 25 million letters ...
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Count the number of lines in a pdf file

How is it possible to count the number of lines in a pdf file? Preferably from the linux command line (bash)? The pdfs I want to analyse are generated using LaTeX, so any solution working on the tex ...
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Printing Scanned PDF and DJVU Documents

Earlier today, I was trying to print a scanned DJVU document, but it would always come out too faint. I had the same trouble when trying to print a scanned PDF document. Is it possible to make the ...
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how to encrypt a PDF file with a password?

I am looking to encrypt a PDF file with a password. My question is two-fold: is there a good software to do that for Mac OSx? I saw Acrobat has commercial software for that, but I am looking ...
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How to split pdf file in windows? [duplicate]

I have a pdf file with 120 pages.How can I extract only pages 20-50 and save it as another pdf file? I'm using free version of foxit reader. It doesn't have this facility. Any solution?
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Download a html document from a website in pdf format

Can anybody please tell me how to download a webpage of Times of India archives in PDF format?
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Mac OS X can only view online PDF in Safari

I use Chrome and Firefox to view PDFs online almost every single day. However, from yesterday I noticed that PDFs cannot be opened in both of them. The only browser can open a PDF document online is ...
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Keep/synch Adobe Digital Editions's notes, highlights and and bookmarks

I have bought a book and I'm using Adobe Digital Editions. I loved it for using PDF and ePub instead of proprietary formats and allowing us to store our books locally and read them offline. I must ...
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Numbered bullets appear distorted in output PDF

I am saving from Word 2013 to PDF using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. However, numbered bullets appear distorted in the output PDF: Word screenshot | Adobe Acrobat/Reader screenshot I am guessing it's ...
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PDF/X-1a:2001 file doesn't print PSD's/TIF's with alpha channel

I'm outputting a print ready PDF using InDesign's PDF/X-1a:2001 preset. Photoshop images & TIF's with transparency that are placed on coloured boxes aren't printing. It's as if someone has ...
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PDF attachment shows garbled text when opened

When I open PDF files on my desk, I get.... %PDF-1.3 %âãÏÓ 1 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Outlines 2 0 R /Pages 3 0 R >> endobj 2 0 obj << /Type /Outlines /Count 0 >> endobj 3 ...
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use adobe acrobat pro x actions to send email with a filled out BCC field

I want to have a button such that when I press it a already filled out email will be generated. This email will have the BCC field filled in with a constant string, and will have the PDF attached, ...
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Copy pdf text layer to another pdf

Suppose you've got 2 "scanned" pdf files. Large, but without text layer. Smaller (with lower quality images), but with correct text layer. Both files contain equal images, different only by their ...
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How can I prevent PDF files from being opened?

I have an employee who reads books in PDF form while he should be working. When he senses I'm coming around he just closes the file. I can't really take drastic action against him (i.e. firing him) ...
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How can I highlight and extract text with links to within a PDF?

For research, I want to be able to highlight text and have it automatically copied as a note with a link to the exact location in the PDF document. Sente and Skim PDF copy snippets to a notes section ...
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Why Abbyy FineReader Express is Corrupting View sometimes?

I asked a year ago the the question from the support and they said that the problem is the Viewer. When this kind of mistake happens by the software, the filesize normally gets 10X bigger. Example: ...
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Page Numbers in a PDF are Off; Need Help Changing Them [duplicate]

My problem is one that has been posted here before, a while ago, and the main solution offered was the program "Adobe Acrobat Professional" (which, unfortuantely is too far out of my current software ...
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What are the possible tools to convert from pdf to epub?

I know similar questions have been asked before, but before marking it as duplicate, let me explain. I just bought a .pdf ebook online and would like to have it as a .epub instead. I usually use ...
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Easy online filehosting [closed]

I've had a request from a client for a basic restaurant website, 1 page, which is linked to 2 pdf menus. They want to be able to update the PDF's but I already know now that they won't be able to ...
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Why does transparency disable subpixel rendering in Adobe Reader?

I normally prefer Adobe Reader (still v9 on Linux) to all other PDF viewers because I think it has the best rendering quality, even though others have caught up lately. This rendering quality appears ...
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how to insert pdf with original quality in Confluence?

I have pdf file. after inserting this toconfluence I cannot read it from confluence page(even in full screen mode). How to solve this problem?
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Scaling PDF content and page dimensions from command line

I have a set of images stored as separate PDF files. One image per file. Each image takes up one PDF page. I need to re-scale all of these images, preferably at the command line, so that the image ...
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Can I convert the Google Style guide XML to PDF files?

Google provides many programming documents; the source code is here. Can I convert these documents to PDF files? How can I do that? I googled, but haven't found any good way to do this. I want to ...
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PDF.js on Firefox

So I'm currently running Firefox 25 on Ubuntu 13.10, which is supposed to have the PDF reader in-built. I had the add-on when Mozilla released it a while back when it was being experimented, and now ...
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ImageMagick failed to convert colors in PDF

I have got a PDF document containing a red font which I want to replace by a black font. I tried the following command according to this answer: convert -density 300 doc.pdf -fill black -opaque ...
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how to hide text in a PDF in Preview

I need to send a pdf containing bank details about a payment, only some of the data in the pdf is relevant to the receiver, and I would like to hide everything else. I have opened the PDF in preview ...
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Printing on Windows 8 with PDF viewer (Adobe Reader) from network

i have a problem with the Adobe Reader 8, but the problem seems to be equally bad with other pdf viewers. Here is the configuration: My PDF viewer is located on network drive "Z:" which is the network ...
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Batch filling multiple forms using data from Excel

I have an excel file which contains many rows of data, each row has columns like last name, first name, gender etc. I would like to batch fill these data into multiple forms of different types. ...
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Why does Adobe Reader have an internal error when copying text to clipboard?

This has been an intermittent but common problem for me. It's been raised on other forums (e.g. http://forums.adobe.com/message/5306610) but no clear answer has been provided, as far as I can tell. ...