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

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Merge pdfs based on first two words in file name

I have a folder containing a number of files with the following filename structure: John Doe - title.pdf John Doe - title2.pdf John Doe - title3.pdf Jane Smith - some title.pdf Jane Smith - second ...
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Converting .docx to PDF, using Microsoft Word 2010, giving bad output

I am making a brochure for my school fest. This is the screenshot while editing in Word: But whenever I Save it as .pdf the following comes as the output: It can be clearly seen from the images ...
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How to change default program for open pdf file in firefox?

When I download a file in Firefox, I want the default program that display in open with section to change to nitro or adobe reader.
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Removing pages from PDF doesn't reduce size

Have a PDF (20MB) with 10 pages. I'd like to cut the PDF in two parts of less than ~12MB (mail sending limit). created part1.pdf with pages 1-5 (6 to 10 removed) created part2.pdf with pages 6-10 (...
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How to compare the differences between two PDF files on Windows?

Do you know a good Windows software to compare PDF files side-by-side and show the modifications between the two? It would be great if you can post both free and not-free products.
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What font will be used for PDFs if Helvetica font unavailable

If a PDF is created using Helvetica as a font but that font is not available on an end users machine is there any way to determine what font will be used in its place? The file is generated with the ...
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Tracing text and placing symbols in the corner of each letter

First of all, I hope this is the right place to ask this question. My website is generating simple PDF files with user-inputted text through tcpdf. The text in the PDF is just normal text with ...
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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, I'...
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Removing the password from a PDF file

I have a couple of ebooks as PDFs with passwords, however my ebook reader (sony prs600) doesn't seem to support PDFs with passwords. What is the easiest of removing the password from a PDF (I know ...
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How to remove security from a PDF file?

I am trying to fill out some docs, but the provided PDFs are "SECURED", meaning I can't use FoxIt's typewriter tools. Is there any way to remove the security?
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OCR messed up by Ghostscript

Last year there was a bug found in Ghostscript. It is documented here: http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=696116 It is marked Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX In the end the assignee, Ken Sharp,...
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Acrobat Previous/Next View not working anymore

I am using Adobe Acrobat Pro X. I used to have the option of moving around with Previous/Next View (Alt + Left/Right arrow). Lately, both buttons in the toolbar are always greyed out, and the ...
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Printing Large PDF from Outlook 2003

When I try to print an attached over-sized PDF sheet (larger than letter sized) from Outlook, the print is cut off. How can I configure Outlook to automatically fit the PDF to page sized without ...
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How do I decrypt a password-protected PDF on OSX?

I have a PDF that requires a password to view. I know what the password is. I frequently open this PDF to print it, and find entering the password each time incredibly annoying. How can I remove the ...
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Is there any PDF viewer / editor in Windows that will allow me to crop whitespace? [closed]

OS X comes together with Preview, which allows me to crop PDF 's as I want and save them "cropped". When I crop a PDF file with Preview and open it up with Foxit on Windows for example, the cropped ...
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Recover corrupted PDF files

I'm trying to recover a folder with some critical data that was damaged or corrupted, likely by a virus. It’s a 10 GB folder that contains PDF documents. None will open, and each report that the ...
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GhostPDF Compression Issue [closed]

I am facing an issue while compressing the PDF which is embedded with images. The issue is, I have used the following GhostScript Compression command. Actually I thought that it would reduce the ...
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Adobe Acrobat DC could not open “--.”.pdf because it is either not a supported file type

This error occurs sometime when I attach PDF to my email messages. (My recipients sometimes get this error message.) This only happened when I started using Microsoft Outlook 365. When I use regular ...
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mac silent pdf print via terminal

Is there some way to print pdf file on mac via terminal (silent print), using python or some other technologies? Here is example for Windows
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Circular text in Photoshop CS6

When making circular text with Photoshop CS6, for example: Now, when I want to save my project as PDF the text is getting turned, for example: Thanks in advance!
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Unable to use the “embed PDF & EPS files (experimental)” option on Scribus 1.4.5 Mac

I cannot use the option, marked experimental, saying "embed PDF & EPS files (experimental)" on Scribus (1.4.5), Macintosh OS X 10.6.8. When I go to the "export" section, this option appears in ...
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What is the easiest way to insert a PDF page in a Word file?

Let me explain; I have a PDF document (some legal stuff), not made by me. The author of the document has no objections, and I need to insert a few pages of that document in a Word file I'm writing (in ...
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Is it possible in Adobe Reader to be able to be in touch mode AND have a scroll bar that doesn't disappear?

For Windows 8.1 on a Surface Pro 3 using Adobe Reader XI 11.0.10. If I disable touch mode, the scroll bar permanently appears but I'm now not able to touch to scroll. If I enable touch mode, the ...
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Convert batch of Word files to PDFs in Mac OS X

Say I have several Word files in a folder. Is there a way to generate a batch of PDFs from these files?
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How to display m by n pages in Adobe Reader 10?

I want to view a PDF document that contains images only. Displaying them in m by n is very convenient to compare one with the others. Shortly speaking, how to display m by n pages in Adobe Reader 10?
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Combining PDFs in structured directories into a single PDF with bookmarks [closed]

I have lot of scanned pages of old reports stored in the following directory structure: Report 1/ contents.pdf execsummary.pdf chapter 1/ page 1.pdf page 2.pdf page 3.pdf chapter 2/ ...
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How to convert GEDCOM files produced by Family Tree Maker to PDF?

Is there a program that will allow me to convert Gedcom files to jpeg or pdf? Using a family history program (Family Tree Maker version 9) I have produced the Gedcom file but can't find a way to ...
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MS OneNote on Mac OSX: Is it possible to export entire notebook to PDF?

The MS instructions I found for exporting an entire notebook to a PDF don't seem to apply on the Mac OSX version. Is there a way to do this on Mac OSX?
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Foxit Reader: Display/Search through PDF comments?

I would like to find a method of listing all comments for a given PDF, or searching through them using next/previous navigation. However, the only method appears to be scanning the document by eye, ...
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Charts / text boxes in Word not appearing properly when saving as PDF

I have a Word document (Office 2007) that I'd like to save as a PDF. Most of the document saves perfectly, but some pie charts and text boxes are not appearing correctly in the PDF. They don't appear ...
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How can I perform regex searches over secured PDFs?

I want to do regex searches over the Air Canada Timetable PDF file (available here). Unfortunately, the file is secured, and that seems to prevent many of the usual ways of doing regex searches over ...
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How to remove OCR from a PDF?

I have been searching Google for some time but cannot find an answer to my question. I have unwanted layers of OCR in a document that I recently scanned with Adobe Acrobat. It has not been OCRed ...
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Allow plugins for local files

Chrome is my standard viewer for PDF files, but it is also configured to "Let me choose when to run plugin content". When viewing PDF files in the internet, I can choose to allow the domain in the ...
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Maintaining “Save to” folder for print-to-pdf files

I need to document my work by printing files/pages to a PDF which creates an emailed link in my Microsoft Outlook inbox. I open the newly created PDF file via clicking a link (not an attachment) and ...
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How can I disable text search on a pdf file?

I just made a pdf file from the contents of a website (i.e. print->export pdf->save). Currently, I am able to search the text. I would like to disable this option. In fact, I would like to convert ...
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PDF program or app for xubuntu to compress bulk files with GUI

I have searched and researched internet to find a program or app for xubuntu to compress bulk pdf files, but I cannot find, I found a Nautilus script to do that but I don't know if it works in xubuntu ...
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What has Apple done to search in Preview and how can I fix it?

I have a PDF open in preview and am trying to search for a phrase, rather than just searching string matching exactly what is in the search box it searches for each word separately I can apply quotes ...
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Search pdf for character or string in specific font or style

Is there a way, including a choice of software, to search a pdf file for a specific character or string in a specific font or font style. An example of what I would like to do is find ‘α’ in “αλφαβητο”...
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Rename PDFs by adding a prefix according to date created

I have a similar question to this one 'Rename JPEGs by adding a prefix according to date taken' and I'm also wanting to use exiftool plus a batch file of some sort to do a very large filename check ...
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How can I print a PDF-file together with all the linked files in it?

I'm trying to print a PDF-File which contains some links to other PDF-Files. I could not find a solution to print the additional linked files together with the main PDF-File. Example: I have a PDF-...
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Download files from Page with predefined filter

I want to download all *.pdf files from a website. (https://www.parlament.gv.at/PAKT/PLENAR/) But when I open the URL, only the first 50 documents are listed (and also downloaded with WGET) So I ...
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Why does my image's quality go down when saving PPT to PDF?

In power point 2013, on the first slide I have this picture in PNG Aftering saving the PPT to PDF it becomes As you can see the image has became blurry around the edges of the letters. Now this ...
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Dealing with a webapp that's eating whitespace

I'm filling out an application form for some funding, but the form eats whitespace - newlines are removed, and multiple spaces are reduced to one. This is the resulting PDF: It's my understanding ...
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“Remove hidden information”-Tool in Adobe Acrobat rasterizes document [possible BUG]

First off: I've asked this question in the official Adobe Forum (https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2178838), but no one seemed to be willing to reproduce the problem or look at it. I've also been in ...
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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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Is it possible to save a One Note notebook as a landscape PDF?

OneNote gives you the option of saving an entire notebook as a PDF file. Unfortunately I can only seem to find a way for it to do this in portrait orientation, which doesn't make a lot of sense for ...
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Can I make a PDF file display like a book by default, without user input?

I have a PDF file. The pages display vertically, one after another, one at a time. I would like the PDF to display 2 pages at a time, one page next to the other horizontally, like laying out a book ...
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Acrobat Professional 11 extract all pages as jpegs without quality loss

In Adobe Acrobat professional 11 how can i export all the pages in a pdf file as single Jpeg images without losing quality? I have a pdf with 140 pages but when i try the export function it makes 800 ...
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correctly sizing PNG images in markdown with pandoc for html/pdf/docx

I am trying to use markdown with pandoc to convert a single document into html, pdf, and docx. It's an extremely simple document containing only math-less text and a few images. The images are in ...
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One person can save a filled out a PDF, while another cannot

I have a PDF file with fields to fill in. On my machine with “Acrobat Reader DC” (2015 Release | Version 2015.016.20045), I can fill in the fields, save the file & email the file (from within ...