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

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Are there tools available for trimming PDF margins?

I have an ebook I'm trying to read in PDF format on a Kindle. Unfortunately, the page headers and footers have some content (page number and copyright info, respectively) preventing the device from ...
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Is it possible to recall bookmarked pages in a PDF with hotkeys?

Say I'm reading a 400 page PDF, but flipping back and forth between certain section frequently. What I'd like to be able to do is bookmark a page to a specific shortcut, sort of like the quick ...
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Page numbers of content page in Word 2007 change

I have a problem that when I convert the file in PDF or if I press Alt+F9 it changes the pag numbers and shows the weird numbering like "222" etc. Please help me to resolve this issue. I have to ...
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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, ...
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PDF organizer like ACDsee rather than Mendelay

I have many PDF files ( scientific books, lecture notes printed from powerpoint presentations, and various other resources like old NASA reports without digital descriptor (DOI) ). For scientific ...
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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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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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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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Open multiple foxit windows only on demand

I want to utilise the tab system of foxit reader 99% of the time, occasionally I want to open a new window. I've found this setting however it opens in a new window every single time if I enable it. ...
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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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Centering when cropping pdfs with Briss

I use Briss to convert 6 per page pdfs to 1 per page. It works well but I cant get output pages to be centered (i.e the white border around each page is different from the other pages). The output ...
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Get pixel coordinates of cursor in PDF?

Are there any PDF viewers (Windows, OS X, or Ubuntu) that enable you to see the page-relative pixel coordinates (x,y) of your cursor? I know Photoshop can do this, but I'm looking for something ...
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Convert book with a right click from finder in OS X

Is there a way to convert documents / books (PDF, DOC, Mobipocket, EPUB, etc.) from one format to another, e.g. from DOC to PDF, by right clicking a file item? The scenario I'm imagining is opening ...
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How can a scanned document have multiple layers in resulting PDF?

A colleague and I find ourselves at odds about the details of a transaction. As proof to support his claims, I asked him to send me a copy of an invoice form he received with an order. The colleague ...
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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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How to permanently stop PDFs scaling when printing?

I have a client that is provided with PDF's by a 3rd party. These PDF's are always 9" x 6". They have a printer which was recommended by the 3rd party, and have the correct paper size setup in ...
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Do I need a license to create a PDF and send it over e-mail? [duplicate]

Let's say I am a corporation which sells some product. Before selling product I need some documents signed by my customers. If I create some PDF and send these PDFs to my customers to signing, do I ...
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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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Why does my Adobe Reader render PDFs so poorly?

I'm using Adobe Reader 9.4.3 on Windows 7. Everything is pretty much as is out of the box. I have not done anything special with fonts or smoothing. In Linux and even Windows/Chrome things look like ...
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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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How to PDF a Word document that has an embedded Excel document

I created a PDF policy manual compiling several Word documents with custom headers & footers. Some documents now have attached excel exhibits. NOTE: it isn't necessary to link the spreadsheet, ...
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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 20-40 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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PDF thumbnails are not created

In Windows Explorer thumbnails for PDF-files aren't created. It just displays the icons, other files (such as jpg's) work fine. I've already tried every solution I could find on the internet. Registry ...
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Using pdfedit in linux, how do I enable the “draw rectangle” function?

I'm using pdfedit on Linux. I want to draw a rectangle over a document, but the "draw rectangle" menu item is grayed out, and the "draw rectangle" tool on the toolbar is grayed out. I have read the ...
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How to remove PDF bookmarks (from terminal or programatically)?

I was surprised that there is no easy way to remove bookmarks from PDF. pdftk can't do it, ghostscript same AFAIK, qpdf... and there are no other significant tools that I'm aware of Easiest for me ...
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How to save a page in PDF with a single click in Google Chrome?

I would like to accomplish to save a page in PDF with a single click in Google Chrome. Basically have a button or keyboard shortcut which allows me to save a page as PDF in one single action. I want ...
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Free PDF printers produce ugly images?

Both PDF Creator and Bulldog PDF Printer produce terrible looking on-screen results with simple images in Word documents (haven't tried from other applications). By simple images, I mean GIF, JPEG or ...
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How to convert HTML into endless one-page PDF via wkhtmltopdf?

Currently when converting the PDF from given URL, like: wkhtmltopdf http://superuser.com/ superuser.pdf where it consist multiple A4 pages (sometimes images are cut in the middle of the page). How ...
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How can I sign a PDF document quickly and cheaply?

I need to sign a PDF document. However, Adobe Reader does not let me sign documents. I just need to sign the document, not edit it. Do I need to buy the full Acrobat software? Or is there a better, ...
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Adobe Acrobat XI Pro: The PDF document contained image masks that were not downsampled

I am using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro to work with PDF documents, many of which I download from Google Books and read on my iPad. However, some of the Google Books PDFs are very large and slow to load on ...
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How to make Select Tool mode default instead of Hand Tool in PDF-XChange Viewer?

I am always using PDF-XChange Viewer for PDF viewing, which works great for me. One issue that bothers me a lot is that, by default, it will be in Hand Tool (second button checked in the following ...
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How to index a pdf document in Ubuntu?

I am reading a PDF document in Ubuntu 11.04 using the default "Document Viewer". The document is more than 500 pages and it takes a while to complete a "Find ..." for a particular text. Is there a way ...
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How do I export an email to PDF from Outlook?

I found this link on the Office website that explains how print a PDF in all apps except Outlook https://support.office.com/en-IN/article/Save-as-PDF-d85416c5-7d77-4fd6-a216-6f4bf7c7c110 Question ...
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How can I decrease PDF's margine while printing?

I have an e-book(for A4 size-portrait) with border and margin of about 2 cm. Since the fonts are a bit big, I want to print two pages on same side of A4 paper(in landscape) and zoom a bit by ...
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Batch File runs exe, creates file, saves and post in new folder nightly

This was a repost, I had it on stack exchange and was told it was better suited here for the superuser site. Not sure the difference. First time visitor to either site...but here it goes. ~Cheers I ...
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Can Visio create a PDF with hyperlinks preserved?

Can Visio create a PDF with hyperlinks preserved? My earlier experimenting resulted in me concluding it could not.
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Split long image into DOC/PDF with 2 slices per page?

I have a rather unusual situation. I have to make printable documents from very large images that are essentially printscreens. They are ~40000px in height and around 600px in width. (I'll try to ...
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How to export pdf to images with the right size?

For some reasons I need to convert pdf documents to images frequently, but the image sizes of them aren't equal, and I have to resize these images subsequently. Is there a way that I can convert these ...
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On OS X, Incorporating PDF Tools into a larger Folder Actions workflow

As sort of a continuation from this post: How do I set up a OSX service to delete the first page of a PDF? These shell scripts are very useful. I'm in a similar situation to the OP, and I've gotten ...
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xpdf copy & paste and unicode

Since updating to debian jessie I have a problem with copy and paste from PDF files using xpdf: only letters/symbols contained in ASCII are copied correctly. All other symbols/letters are in some way ...
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How to search inside PDFs with Windows Search?

I'd like to use Windows Search for searching through multiple PDFs in one go, but I see that in the Indexing Options' Advanced Options screen, PDF files don't have a registered IFilter: What is an ...
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Playing movie embedded in pdf-file in Adobe Reader

Using LaTeX, I've created a pdf file, with an included movie (.avi). I've used this strategy a lot, and never had problems in playing the movie (after accepting to play it) inside Adobe Reader ...
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Converting LaTeX Generated PDF to Word Using Acrobat XI

I've found myself, again, needing to live in both the land of LaTeX and Microsoft Word. I have Acrobat XI available, so I thought that I would just use it as a middle man in the conversion from LaTeX ...
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Extract images in pdf without affecting the resolution?

My problem is I am tasked to extract images from a 640-paged pdf file. Majority of which are charts and tables with texts. Doing a simple copy and paste makes the image lose its resolution and the ...
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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 Take Screenshots /Save a web page as PDF

How to save a page as pdf or take screenshot of the entire page which has height longer than viewport Provided Right Click is disabled /If tried to override it .It disables the content to be ...
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AutoHotkey - Scrolling two PDF documents

I am trying to make a script that scrolls all the opened PDF documents at the same time. The problem is that I can not get it to work unless I specifically name each window that has to be scrolled and ...
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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 ...
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Adobe Reader DC filled in data disappears

A week ago we started using Adobe Reader DC for filling out PDF documents. The new "Fill & sign" tool seemed like a really good option for that. The documents get edited by 2-3 Users on a ...
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How to print only PDF pages with searched text

In a PDF Document with 200> pages, I want to print only the ones containing a given search text. However it seems that Acrobat Reader is not able to do this. I can print only selected pages, but I can ...