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

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PDF Comments Unreadable

I have a PDF that has some comment annotations added. I've tried several applications to read the annotations but none have worked, they just display the yellow comment icons but no text. Is there ...
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Highlighting Not Enabled in PDF That Allows Text Copying and Searching (Win7)

I have a PDF of a technical paper, and I would like to highlight portions and make notes. However, neither of those tools are enabled in Adobe Reader when I open the file (using Windows 7). I can ...
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Is there a automatic way to extract highlighted text from pdf?

Is there a command-line solution to extract highlighted text from pdf? I have a bunch of pdf documents where I personally annotated, and was wondering if there is a convenient way to automatically ...
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Is there a way to add searchable tags to individual pages of a PDF?

Similar to the way Youtube videos are tagged, I would like to be add tags to individual pages in a PDF based on what they're about. Ideally it would work so that if I tag a page "apple orange banana ...
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Ghostscript - merging options

I've got lots of Ghostscript commands compiled together in a script that allows me to do most things to manipulate multiple pdfs. However, I would like to be able to merge documents in more ways than ...
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To pdfjoin without rotation and addition of white space

I have 4 scanned documents which contains 3x3 pictures. I run in the folder of files pdfjoin * I get some pages automatically rotated such that much white space around. This is annoying. All pages ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to jump to a page number in the firefox pdf viewer?

I'd like to know the keyboard shortcut to select the page navigation field in the firefox pdf viewer, so I can jump to a desired page. I'm using Firefox 27.0.1 on Ubuntu.
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PDF thumbs not showing in Explorer

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit At some point I stopped getting thumbs for my PDF files in Windows Explorer. I suspected that some thumb cache size may be involved as I have huge collection of ...
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Auctex View works or does not depending on how I launched Emacs

I try to open a PDF in Skim from Emacs (via Auctex's View command) on MacOSX Mavericks 10.9.2. When I open Emacs.app by double-clicking or through Spotlight, it fails. Nothing happens. There's no ...
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Print PDF as handout

I'd like to print a PDF presentation in the following layout: Is there any tool to achieve this layout? Unfortunately, the presentation is only available as PDF (i.e. there is no PowerPoint, ...
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Embed PDF losslessly in .docx file

Is there a way to embed a multi-page PDF in a .docx document so that it can be extracted (=saved to a file) "as is" later on the extraction process can be described easily? This is for handing ...
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What is the best way to make iPad-mini friendly PDF file?

I have some content and want to publish them periodically in iPad(and mini) optimized PDF format. The content has little images and some codes. The image layout is simple, but the programming code ...
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Adobe PDF Autozoom when Scrolling

On one particular PDF document, there is this really annoying behavior. If I set the zoom to 'Fit Window Width', when I scroll down (either scrolling with up down keys or scroll wheel), the moment I ...
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'This application can't be activated when UAC is disabled'

Windows 8.1 64-bit Whenever I click on a PDF URL link it wont open. Instead I get this error message 'This application can't be activated when UAC is disabled'; I have switched my UAC level to ...
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unable to load FDF's in firefox

If I go to Options -> Applications I see this: When I then view a PDF with an FDF in Firefox I get a "This PDF document might not be displayed correctly" warning and none of the fields are ...
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Save/print custom range to pdf-file

I have a pdf-file where every odd page is in English, and every even page is in French. I'm only interested in the English pages, and therefore want to create a new pdf where all the French pages are ...
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Rapidly viewing thousands of PDF files on Linux [closed]

I have many thousands of PDF files in a directory, and I need to quickly view them one-by-one. I want to be able to open one, look at it, and then quickly (like with a single keypress) move on to the ...
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How to automatically open “saved” pdfs in system viewer on chrome?

As discussed in ghacks and slashdot Chrome no longer lets you automatically open downloaded pdfs in your System viewer. In general, I like using the built-in Chrome PDF viewer, but for some longer ...
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How can I open a massive PDF?

I created a massive (7GB) PDF in R, and now every computer/program combination I try and open it with craps out. I'm not even sure why as the entire file fits easily in RAM on more than one of the ...
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Remove or change highlighted text in pdf file in debian

I have a pdf file. Some text pieces are highlighted in yellow. I want to remove those highlights, because the color is a hell to read. Or change them to a more normal color like light grey. Is this ...
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How to duplex print two documents on two sides respectively?

I have a funny situation here. There is a front_material.pdf which has a lot of pages and is supposed to be printed on a front side of each A4 sheet. There is a back_material.pdf which has only one ...
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How do I open files sent to me in a 'document envelope'?

I just got an email whose X-Mailer is "X-Mailer: Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000". It has as an attachment a .sgn file, whose content is an XML with one field apparently being a base64-encoded PDF: ...
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How do you copy-paste from PDF to google drive?

I have tried numerous times to copy and paste text from a PDF into Notepad or Google Drive and a bunch of random line breaks get added. How do you do it? I really don't want to instal a whole other ...
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What causes these artifacts when printing a pdf?

Here is a snippet from an article I'm reading: it displays perfectly on screen: However, when printed some lines appear to be bold (line 5 and 11 in the picture): Another strange behavior; this ...
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Acrobat Chrome extension printing index.html/parent directory

Below is an example of a few HTML files in a directory structure: example.com /contents index.html about.html sample.html If I try to use the Acrobat extension to convert about.html ...
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What are the default programs to open docx, PDF and ZIP files on OS X?

I'm writing an article about DOCX, PDF and ZIP extensions. But first, I need to know the programs which are used to open these extension as default (without any third-party applications). I don't ...
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Fill PDF Crystal Reports Physical Inventory Count Sheets

I would like to be able to fill in quantities for part numbers in an inventory count sheet that looks very similar to this: Our accounting software (Businessvision 2013) uses Crystal Reports to ...
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Using Browse Internal PDF Structure to view Tj

I am using the Acrobat command Browse Internal PDF Structure and everything in it works well except for the Tj command. For example, where I have the text "do." I expect [(do.)]Tj but what it shows ...
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How to alsways show the attachement field in Outlook 2010/2013?

We will switch from Office 2003 to Office 2013 very soon. Unfortunate, it loses one extremely important functionality: If you open a multiple page PDF with Acrobat Standard (or Professional), you can ...
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exporting pages from a pdf on windows

I can't figure out how to extract a few pages from a pdf on windows. There is no option to do so in the idiotic default viewer I can print to an idiotic "XPS" format from which their is no option to ...
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Conditional export process for org-mode

I have recently been playing with Sage, the computer algebra system. It comes with a package sagetex, which can be imported into a TeX file and used to call Sage evaluations which will return ...
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How can I enlarge the size of text on the printout of a PDF?

I have a few PDF files, for instance this one, which are in the Tamil language, and I want to print them out. Unfortunately, when I just print them out normally, the text is too small for my ...
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Editing searchable .pdf OCR

My case is quite specific so I'll try to explain it quickly and precisely. I have to digitalize several old paper sheets of 230mm x 268mm (~ 9" x 27,7") folded in 4 parts; you can find a quick drawn ...
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Opening pdf attachment slow in Outlook 2013

It seems that this is a well known issue on the internet, but I couldn't find an actual solution for my problem. I have an exchange account set up in outlook 2013 and I'm trying to open .pdf files as ...
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PDFCreator set “PDF Producer” meta attribute

I am trying to find a way to create a PDF using pdfcreator and set the PDF Producer to something other than ghostscript v*. For some odd reason the program I am piping the Pdf file to will only ...
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How can I remove a text from a PDF file? [duplicate]

I have a PDF file in which there are some text parts that I want to remove. Is it possible? How can I do this (preferable a free option)?
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When does Windows 8 Reader app save the current position in the opened PDF file?

I'm reading a lot of PDF books in the built-in Windows 8 Reader app (now in Windows 8.1). Sometimes it saves the current position when I close a file but sometimes not. Can anybody tell me when this ...
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Acrobat X Pro measuring

I'm plotting drawings from Autocad to a .pdf. When I open the .pdf to use the measuring tool, everything is off by 1.41218 if the "Preferences" are set to "Use Scale and Units from Document". If I ...
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Move hidden text in pdf to front

I have this PDF Calculus book. But the image quality is poor. However, there seems to be a hidden text under the poor quality image. (I can search and mark the textfields). My question is: Do you ...
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Print half page or a quarter page

I have a PDF which contains 4 powerpoint diapositives per sheet in landscape mode: Is there a way to tell adobe reader to print half page for each paper sheet? I would like that Diapositive 1 and 2 ...
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Why is scanned PDF size varies with scanners?

I have a Samsung SCX 4623 FW all in one and a Canon multifunction at work. I observed that the PDF files generated after scanning documents is quite different. The PDF generated by SCX 4623 FW is 10 ...
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PDF file is asking me to UPLOAD another PDF file. What it can be?

I met a PDF file with a placeholder for a logo. When I click this placeholder, it is asking to "upload" a logo. Pressing Browse... causes normal open file dialog appear, which is accepting only PDF ...
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How do I escape spaces in command line in Windows?

I have a similar problem like this How do I escape spaces in command line in Windows without using quotation marks? But it seems I can't use the carets C:\>C:\Program^ Files^ (x86)\Adobe\Reader^ ...
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Create a site web portfolio [closed]

I need to generate a site web portfolio in PDF but I have issues with that. I am trying to put all pages in one pdf without cuting the pages with A4 format. I've searched this kind of tool without ...
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wkhtmltopdf top and bottom margin

I'm trying to convert an HTML web page into a .pdf. I tried using wkhtmltopdf and it's working fine, but I have a problem: the commands for setting top and bottom margins appear to have no effect ...
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DOCX to PDF… with Custom Document Properties

TLDR: How can I convert a DOC(X) to a PDF and keep CustomDocumentProperties and Fields - so that I can programmatically update the Custom Properties and print the PDF via a Windows Service? !TLDR We ...
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Highlight PDFs and sort highlights by color

I am trying to find a solution to a problem in my researching workflow: When I read through long PDFs I want to highlight different kinds of sections in different colors. E.g. definitions in blue, ...
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.pdf is missing when send as email attachment (Outlook) from Adobe Reader 11.0.06

When I open a PDF file in Internet Explorer and choose to "Send file as email attachment using desktop email" Microsoft Outlook starts and creates a new mail window with the attached file but with no ...
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How can I edit a pdf's css stylesheet?

I need a tool that will let me apply and edit a stylesheet to an existing pdf. The pdf is created on the fly from another program that accepts CSS at generation time. However without having anyway to ...
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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 ...