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

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Tiling double-sided A3 PDF onto A4 paper

I have a two page PDF document intended to be printed double-sided on A3 paper. I would like to print this on my A4 printer. In Adobe Reader there is an option to "Tile large pages": However as ...
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How can I add an outine to a PDF file based on its table of contents?

Situation: there is a large pdf file with several hundreds of papers (think of books, technical specifications, etc.). With no access to the original source, how can a table of contents (ToC) an ...
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Installing the wkhtmltopdf command line

I'd like to make a pdf out of an webpage. For this purpose, I am trying to install the command line wkhtmltopdf on my Mac. I tried brew install wkhtmltopdf and got Error: No available formula for ...
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Can I download all PDFs linked on a Page with Internet Explorer [duplicate]

I want to download all the pdf's that are linked on a web page. The site contains a long list with links to pdf files. As it is many and I want to download all of them I want to download them all at ...
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File shows up with ls but not with dir

Windows 7 I generated a pdf using wkhtmltopdf in C:/Program Files/wkhtmltopdf/bin with the command wkhtmltopdf http://google.co.uk google.pdf to test it out. However, google.pdf does not show in ...
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Search for a specific file in a set of folders. If that file is the only one in the folder, delete the folder

I have a very large eBook library. The structure is as follows: /Library /Author Name /Book Name /{.pdf .mobi .epub eBook files}, {.opf metadata files}, {.jpg book cover files} ...
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oxps to pdf or image - Linux

I've been trying to solve the problem of converting an .oxps file to .pdf or other file format. Any solutions for Linux out there? I've been searching around and cannot come up with much thus far. ...
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How to straighten out images in a PDF file?

We have here a large industrial printer/copier that also scans pages into PDFs. Unfortunately it scans crookedly, just a little bit. I know there is software out there that straightens out images. ...
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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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Adobe Reader XI will not launch

I've got the very annoying problem that Adobe Reader XI simply will not open. I can view PDF files in the browser just fine, but PDF files on my computer will not open. The program simply will not ...
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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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Can I save an Excel chart to a PDF document with the chart's exact dimensions?

I want to save (or 'Publish') an Excel 2010/2013 chart to a PDF file whose dimensions will be exactly those of the chart - not a full white page with the chart on it. Can this be done somehow? ...
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Adobe Reader - Content Preparation progress

I was wondering recently if is it just me or anyone else noticed it: why Adobe Reader after opening every single document displays "Content preparation" window with progress bar and it lasts for ...
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Error trying to save Word document as PDF in PowerShell script

I have the following PowerShell script to convert a folder of docx files to pdf: param ( [string]$folder = '.' ) Add-type -AssemblyName Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word $word_app = New-Object ...
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How to print Acrobat PDF file without the images

I have a image-heavy PDF file and want to print part of it. Is there a way to print it without the images, but preserving the file layout (Save as Text is not an option, because it breaks the layout). ...
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Print PDF file without background

Sometimes I need to print a pdf file that has a black background or some heavy background images, and that sucks up a lot of ink. Is there any method to remove the background from PDF files before ...
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Adobe Acrobat X Professional - can I print to PDF and overwrite the file currently open?

Essentially, I would like a way to quickly turn comments and annotations into objects on the page of a PDF file, so that when I email the file and I want someone to be able to see my comments, the ...
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Back button of Adobe PDF Reader after clicking a hyperlink whose target is on the same document

PDF documents have hyperlinks to the contents on the same document (analogous to "#section" hrefs for an HTML document). Where's the back button to go back to the page I was on (where I clicked the ...
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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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Retrieve/convert character encoding for Arabic in PDF

So I have this English-Arabic dictionary in a clean text format (not sandwiched), but it would be very useful if I could navigate within it or be able to copy the Arabic text properly, which I cannot. ...
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Split pages of scanned PDF

I have a scanned PDF (two vertical pages on one horizonatal page). How can I split them to be single pages in Adobe Acrobat Pro Extended?
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Personal digital certificate for Adobe Acrobat Reader

Often, I receive PDF documents that make use of Adobe Acrobat's functionality for digital signatures. I can sign those PDFs with a self-signed certificate, but then Adobe Acrobat Reader shows a ...
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How to batch combine JPEG's from folders into PDF's

I have a about 500 folders with images inside. Is there a way I could batch convert this so that I get .pdf files that contain all images inside as pages? EDIT: There should be 500 PDF's created, ...
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How to install multiple versions of Acrobat Reader on linux

My OS is Fedora 21 - 4.0.4-202.fc21.x86_64 GNU/Linux I often need to read pdf academic papers that are protected by the FileOpen plugin (DRM). FileOpen website offers updated plugins for the latest ...
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How can I modify a PDF to highlight a specific phrase, programmatically?

Is there a way to take a PDF in and output a new PDF with specific phrases highlighted? I don't want to manually interact with the PDF. I just want to do some shell interaction or use some ...
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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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Font contains bad /Widths - PDF error

I have PDF file which designed very long before and its contains some fonts which are unavailable in my new computer. The PDF file shows the blank white space in adobe reader, but if I open it in my ...
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Virtual PDF printer with customizable options [closed]

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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Searching a virtual printer, that sends emails [closed]

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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Where does cups-pdf store its temporary files?

I recently tried to save a rather large document using to a PDF using cups-pdf. Something appears to have gone wrong and it went on to produce several GB worth of data somewhere on my hard drive, ...
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is there a parameter to inhibit IFilter feature on windows 7 search?

This question originates after this one. The two questions are independent even if they share a common problem basis so I'm asking this now hoping somebody can help me with at least one of the two. ...
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How do I extract Flash content from a PDF file?

I have a PDF file that has a flash file embedded. How can I can extract that SWF from inside the PDF file? Update: I am using Windows 7.
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View a colorful PDF/PS without colors, as it would look like when printed

I am working on an article with colorful drawings, but because it will be printed on black-and-white printers, I want to make sure it looks good without colors. I have Ubuntu and currently use Evince ...
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How can I change a Windows Search Indexing Options when I get the “you do not have permission to change the settings for this extension” (PDF)?

I have the problem I'm going to describe and hope someone can help me. OK, IMPORTANT INITIAL NOTE: I'm using Windows 7 64bit with SumatraPDF v3 (I uninstalled Adobe Acrobat Reader X) and PDFlib TET ...
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How to add bookmarks exactly at the location near a page's edge in Acrobat?

In a PDF file, sometimes a header is located near the line between two pages. In this condition, if I added a bookmark to mark this heading, Acrobat will automatically adjust it to the line instead of ...
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How can I disable google chrome's terrible sub-pixel anti-aliasing in PDFs?

I'd just like to turn it off, because it's quite distracting when every PDF looks so colourful. I've looked through chrome://flags and there's an LCD text anti-aliasing option but it doesn't seem to ...
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Batch convert all html files in a directory into pdf files in windows?

I see one solution so far: http://www.htmldoc.org/ Are there any more out there which are suggested?
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PDF fit half page

I have a PDF file containing slides, but the document has been created with two horizontal slides per (portrait) page (yes, a "handouts format") I want to be able to scroll pages using page Up/page ...
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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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What is the best way to export specific pages from multiple PDF files?

I have a bunch of PDF files to go through but from most of those files I only need 1 or 2 pages. So for instance: From PDF 1 I need page 3, from PDF 2 I need page 5, etc. I want to export those pages ...
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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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Batch Printing PDF's with Multiple Sizes

I am trying to batch print files that vary from letter, 11x17, and 22x34 paper size. The problem I am having is I cannot make the printer print on varying sizes of paper during the batch print. I ...
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Full URL of PDF in Google search results

When I click a PDF link in Google search, in the Google Chromium web browser, it does not display the URL of the PDF in the address bar - it just downloads the PDF. Often, the green URL displayed ...
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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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HP Photosmart doing borderless printing of PDF

I am trying to print a PDF document which contains table with borders but my printer is not printing any borders. I am using Mac with OSX 10.10 and my printer is HP photosmart 5520.I tried looking ...
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Splitting a PDF document in two without purchasing a PDF editing tool

Acrobat Reader allow us to easily save a copy of the PDF document. How can I save only from page 5 to 10 without purchasing a PDF editing tool?
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How can I batch resize PDFs on OSX?

I have multiple PDFs, each at A4 size, and I need them all to be resized to A5. I don't want to lose any image quality / resolution, I just want the page size to be changed. I can resize an ...
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Splitting a PDF into PDFs of various sizes

I recently upgraded from Adobe Acrobat 6 to 9 and I can't seem to figure outhow to split a large PDF into individual PDFs of various sizes (say, pages 1-3, 4-11, 12, etc.). I'm aware that A-PDF ...
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How to convert a multipage pdf to a multipage tiff?

How to convert a multipage pdf to a multipage tiff, so that each pdf page becomes a tiff page? I am using Ubuntu, and prefer command line programs. Thanks.
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“Server application, source file, or item can't be found.”: trying to embed PDF into Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

I am trying to embed a PDF into a PowerPoint slide. I get the following error message: The server application, source file, or item can't be found, or returned an unknown error. You may need to ...