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

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Is there a way to “save as” a pdf linked by hyperlink in an excel file?

I am tasked with downloading hundreds of pdfs that are linked via hyperlink in a giant excel file. As of now, I click the hyperlink, which opens the file in adobe reader in internet explorer, and save ...
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How to grep diacritics with pdfgrep

I just install pdfgrep on my win server 2012 using cgywin and it's work fine except for special chars with diacritics, when I type: pdfgrep -i -H -c -r "confirme" ...
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Visio 2013 Export to PDF Page Size

When using either the Save As -> PDF or Export -> PDF the resulting PDF is created at standard letter size pages. I'm an information architect and I used tabloid/landscape pages for my wireframes. ...
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Adobe Reader XI doesn't allow the editing of fields in a document after it's been edited?

One of the users at our company has a *.pdf file she received from the state of Pennsylvania. The version of Adobe Reader she is using is Adobe Reader XI 11.0.3. She uses this pdf file to send in ...
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Utility to format text file into fixed width for Readme file

We have a number of plain text, MS word, and pdf documents that we want to be formatted in fixed width / fixed cols format in a plain text file, similar to many readmes found out in the wild. I have ...
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Joining two pdfs with slightly different page size with pdfjoin under Linux or Mac

I'm trying to merge multiple PDF files by using pdfjoin. However the joined PDF is not right beacuse orientation for some text is changed. I have checked all options of pdfjoin, enforcing orientation ...
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How good is PDF password protection?

It appears that Word's password protection is not really good, at least until Office 2003, if I read this SU entry correctly. I'm under the impression that Acrobat's PDF password protection should be ...
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Printing a PDF results in garbled text (sometimes)

We have a system that renders a report as a PDF, and displays it in the browser for the user. In the browser, the document always appears to display fine, but when printed on one machine, it ...
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Can't validate signature on PDF

I can't validate a signature on a PDF. Some important information about the PDF certificate: Validity Start : 2011/12/21 Validity End : 2012/12/20 Signature Date : 2012/12/23 The error is The ...
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Free PDF software that supports fancy imposition?

Is there any (free) PDF printing software that supports page imposition? I want to print this PDF 2-up, full-duplex on letter paper so that it can be cut in half and bound (or folded and stapled) into ...
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How to view form field names in a pdf document

I have a pdf document with many form fields on it. I need to see the names of the form fields. Can I do this with Adobe Reader? Perhaps a third party tool..?
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When I send a PDF attachement in Thunderbird, the binary data is displayed after the message body

When I send a PDF attachment, the PDF content is displayed as binary data converted to text after the message body. This occurs in mail in my "Sent mail" and in the recipient's inbox. Thunderbird ...
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Bulk downloading PDF files in iPad [migrated]

I'd like to know whether there is an app or a service which allows bulk downloading of PDF files from a site page. More generally, is there an app that allows bulk downloading to iPad given a string ...
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Auto-Fill Textfields in PDF from external sites?

So I've got an editable PDF with 2 text fields. Name and EMail. The PDF is locally as in on my current PC. The database is remote, and has 2 fields called "Name" and "EMail". However it is not a ...
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Acrobat Reader & saving last page I read?

I like to read eBooks, but I tend to have a hard time keeping track on which page I am in which file. Is there a bookmark function or something similar that I'm not aware of?
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Disable DRM in Evince

Is it possible to disable DRM (digital rights management) for PDF files in "Evince" so that encrypted PDF files can be saved? How do you make this configuration? The option does not seem to be ...
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Where can I download pdfconcat?

I've been looking everywhere (i.e. lots of Google searching) for pdfconcat, which supposedly is very good at merging PDF files together. Anyone know where I can get this? Thanks!
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PDF annotation software [on hold]

What PDF annotation/Reader programs does everyone use? Full disclosure i work for a startup that has created a chrome extension PDF(called Notable PDF, which has fantastic annotation and ...
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Searching a virtual printer, that sends emails

I need a software, that emulates a printer, converts the printed documents to PDF/TIFF and send it via eMail to a specified address (for windows). The virtual printer / PDF conversion is possible ...
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Virtual PDF printer with customizable options

I am looking for something that lets me install a shared printer on my users and when they print they should be shown an options dialog whose options would get passed to the virtual printer. The ...
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What's the best hardware/software for ebook readers? [on hold]

So an old laptop an be used to download a lot of books or manuscripts but what is the best book reader amongst the Kindle type devices? Consider: Storage perhaps for many books and many years, like a ...
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Save Print Job in Queue as PDF

I am trying to print coupons from a coupon website that only allow you to print the coupons once, and of course whenever I want the printer to work the best, the print job gets stuck in the queue. ...
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Image appears in .pdf file, but not in .xps file

I have two documents. One a .pdf, and the other an .xps. http://www.simply-a-christian.com/docs/Connector_Details.pdf http://www.simply-a-christian.com/docs/Connector_Details.xps A .gif image of a ...
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Is there a way to automatically display the file path on every print whether its Word, Excel, PDF

I am working with one of our help desk tickets and I personally don't think it's possible unless you go through some crazy scripting... The help desk ticket client was asking if is there a way to ...
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OCR and layer text in pdf

I want to OCR a pdf to make it searchable. Suppose you have a PDF document that was made using a scanner, or otherwise consists of image data but doesn't have text data. Such a PDF can't be ...
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Stop Chrome from opening pdfs in Google Docs Viewer

Some time ago my Chrome started to open PDFs in Google Docs viewer. I don't really know if I did something to force this behaviour, but I would like to view it as I was before (using Foxit Reader ...
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Additional blank page opens up when a document is opened in Adobe Acrobat 9

A colleague of mine is using Adobe Acrobat 9 on a Windows 7 machine. When he opens a .pdf, Adobe Acrobat 9 opens the document but then also opens an additional blank page over the .pdf. This is quite ...
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How to disable automatic opening of PDF files in chrome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stop PDFs from displaying inside Google Chrome Chrome is opening the PDF files automatically and don't give option to save the file. How can i change this behavior?
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Mass rename of pdf files using command prompt [closed]

I have a client who is using there own CRM and file naming structure and I need to change the file names to match the data in their system. All of the pdfs will be in the same folder. What I would ...
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How to convert a folder of files on a Mac to PDF?

I have a folder of files that I want to convert to PDF. What is the best way on the mac to automate this?
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How do I convert SWF into a PDF?

I want to convert a SWF document to into PDF. The SWF can be found here (Update: no longer available): http://www.imsindia.com/online/tests/test_111.swf And I would like to be able to convert or ...
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trying to open a PDF file [closed]

I am having a problem trying to open a PDF file. Ever time I attempt to open, Adobe Reader loads, but displays a rather cryptic error message: There was an error opening this document. Access denied. ...
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How to know which fonts are used in selected part of a PDF document

I'm using Foxit Reader as default PDF viewer. How can I see what type of font is used for a selected part of a PDF document? (If this can only be done with another software, I'd prefer a freeware as ...
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PDF slideshow with notes

I have two .pdf files and they have exactly the same number of pages. I would like to show one file on the projector and another as notes for myself only on my laptop screen when presenting. The ...
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Listing highlighted text in Acrobat XI Pro

I highlighted some text in a PDF: Is there any way to view the highlighted text in some list, like we can on Crocodoc (but ideally I would like to have an option not to chop the text): I'm ...
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How to remove watermark from pdf using pdftk?

I need to remove some stupid email watermark that expands across all pages of a public domain book. I looked at pdftk man page and some examples but still can not figure out how to remove the ...
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Bad results converting PDF to EPS on Linux

I'm having some trouble converting PDFs (created by Adobe Illustrator on a Mac) to EPS. I have tried several things but I am wondering if there is a better option. The following list is ordered by ...
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Convert PDF to exe to raise security

I have some PDFs I want convert all to .exe files and put them into folder on my CD and my customers run .exe files instead of PDF and for security reasons. so I have tried "pdf2exe" tools but I need ...
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Unsearchable, uncopiable PDF document

I have a PDF document which, for some reason, I can't copy and paste or search in. The PDF is a text-based and not image file. When I try to copy and paste the text into Microsoft Word or GNU Emacs, I ...
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How search all pdfs in a folder and get a list of files containing the search entry

Using Adobe Reader, I can do an advanced search and find all the pdfs containing the search entry. However I can't seem to export text of the search results. I can highlight the names of the files ...
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create tabs in PDF like in EXCEL for each page

I have a pdf with six pages. Is it Possible to create tabs in PDF like in EXCEL such that each page is opened in Tab. I have Adobe acrobat Pro Xi and the end user will have adobe reader Xi. How is ...
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Batch removal of watermark from a pdf using pdftk

Is there any script available or possible to remove a specific and a very large watermark using python. How to remove watermark from pdf using pdftk? I followed everything in the above link but i've ...
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restricting printing, editing and converting of pdf documents converted by libreoffice command line tool

I am trying to convert files to pdf using the libreoffice command line tool like this - libreoffice --headless --convert-to pdf filename Now I want to restrict the printing, editing and converting ...
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Mac Office PowerPoint save as PDF with hyperlinks

I'm using Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 to create a presentation, and want to save the document in PDF form. However, when I save the file using Mac's print dialog, hyperlink information is lost in the ...
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command to convert pdf to eps with no loss in resolution

I want to convert a .pdf file to an .eps file of the same resolution on a unix based machine. If I use "pdf2ps file.pdf file.eps" the resulting .eps image is not the same as the .pdf image. Colors ...
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Adobe reader 11.0.07 freezes for 8 sec after opening a PDF file

Whenever I open adobe reader by opening a pdf file on my system (windows 7 x64), if the internet connexion is not available (no connexion at all, or even wrong internet settings, like a proxy that is ...
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How to convert .PDF to .eps (on Windows)

I am looking for a free software program to allow me to convert a PDF file into an EPS file. The converter should retain the image quality as much as possible. I was able to do this with GSView, but ...
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Hyperlinks on images in PDF from Word 2010

I've got a Word 2010 document that I'm trying to convert to a PDF with "Save As...", preserving hyperlinks. Something odd is going on: Hyperlinks on inline text, or images that are inline, work ...
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Convert a PDF to greyscale on the command line in FLOSS?

I have a colour PDF file, and I'm going to print it out and then photocopy it in black and white. I'd like to know what it's like in B&W before photocopying it. Is it possible to 'greyscale' a PDF ...
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Extracting text from a .PDF scanned book [on hold]

I have a scanned a book in PDF format, but the quality is rather poor: (The language is Romanian and it's a medical physiology book, in case you were wondering) I want to extract text from the ...