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

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Syncronize ebooks across tablet/windows pcs [on hold]

I have a number of eBooks in various formats (Pdb, epub) that I would like to keep in sync (last page read, bookmarks) across various devices: Android tablet and Windows 7-10 pc. Is there any software ...
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How can I automatically convert all source code files in a folder (recursively) to a single PDF with syntax highlighting?

I would like to convert source code of a few projects to one printable file to save on a usb and print out easily later. How can I do that? Edit First off I want to clarify that I only want to print ...
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How can I fix/repair a corrupted PDF file?

Does anyone have any recommendation or procedures for repairing a corrupt PDF? When I open the file I get "There was an error opening this document. the file is damaged and cannot be repaired." ...
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how to hide text in a PDF in Preview

I need to send a pdf containing bank details about a payment, only some of the data in the pdf is relevant to the receiver, and I would like to hide everything else. I have opened the PDF in preview ...
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how to add pages to an existing pdf

Hi I am using Foxit Reader 7.3.0.118 , I Select Create PDF. Select From Scanner. Hit Scan. after scanning 30 pages I have saved a document. 1) Now let us say I want to add 31st page to above document ...
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How to get Adobe Acrobat XI PDF Printer to convert PDF with Asian text to single page with same text?

I'm converting a two page pdf to a single page PDF with Japanese characters. Double to single page conversion goes fine except, I'm getting garbage characters in certain sets of text. I can convert it ...
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text-input form field capabilities on interactive PDFs

When it comes to interactive PDFs I am a complete newb. Is there a form-field type for text input which could be dimensioned to consume the entire page (within the margins)? Can such a text-input ...
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How to Convert ost emails to pdf document

I have some important professional emails with some attachments in OST Mailbox, but now I want to move OST emails to PDF format. Is there any solution to convert in PDF Format? Any help would be ...
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PDF to text convertor [closed]

I'm looking for a "one-click" way of taking ANY PDF and converting it to plain text. Ideally on OSX or Linux. Ideally, the solution would include OCR functionality, but it need not necessarily. The ...
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Generating Thermal Printer (Zebra Printer) Sized PDFs for FedEx Labels

Background I own a company which does a lot of FedEx Ground shipping. We have a 3rd party fulfillment center, which stores some of our inventory and at our request ships it. Zebra/Thermal printers ...
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Export word document with high resolution PNG to PDF

I have a nice high resolution PNG. (Download from Dropbox) When I paste this into a new Word document, it looks good. I can't zoom in more than 500% but at that zoom level all lines are smooth, as ...
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How do I convert a PRN file to PDF?

I got a PRN file but I would to convert to PDF so that it will be easier for other people to access. How do I do that?
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Converting PJL/PCL to pdf

I have a non-readable PJL file, which I try to convert into something human-readable (e.g. pdf). The PJL commands are as follows (followed by the actual print-job): %-12345X@PJL JOB NAME = "{**...
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PDF versus epub versus mobi files

What are the differences between PDF versus epub versus mobi files, in terms of supported functionality, and what software supports such functions and how? I ask because I am interested in publishing ...
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Adobe Acrobat DC - Removing or editing the giant menu bar

Adobe DC now shows a giant menu bar at the top, with Home / Tools / Documents / etc. This bar is annoying, because, at least by default, it takes up a huge piece of the screen, and shows Adobe ads ...
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How to recover lost fields entered on a PDF file (or prevent such data loss)?

After clicking on a passport application form on a government web site, the form opened as a PDF file within Google Chrome (the browser I was using). After saving said PDF to the Downloads section of ...
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How to put AVI videos or animated GIFs in Word and then save as PDF?

How can one put videos (AVI format) or animated GIFs in a Microsoft Word document and preserve the animations after saving it as a PDF?
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Batch convert Word documents to PDFs

How do I batch convert many Word documents and have them saved as [originalfilename].pdf?
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Auto-scrolling a PDF on a page basis with Adobe Acrobat Pro XI

Is it possible to auto-scroll a PDF on a page basis with Adobe Acrobat Pro XI with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate? By page basis I mean I want the PDF to auto-scroll page by page, and not by small ...
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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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Download file with Chrome via command line

I have a file URL for a PDF that I want to download using Chrome. wget is not an option, because Chrome is seemingly sending headers and cookies that I can't replicate. So what I need is to be able to ...
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How can I split in half a double-page scanned PDF in a single pass?

I have a scanned course and it has two pages, consecutive are showing as one page, how can I automatically split all the pages in one pass. Usually this is done by cropping odd and even pages and then ...
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Adobe Reader DC Update - Newer Version already installed

Machine I'm currently working on Windows 7 Enterprise x64 with company image HP EliteOne 800 G2 AIO The user has a corporate webapp that is supposed to display reports in PDF form using ...
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PDF: Multiple pages with different size on one page

I have a PDF with 6 pages (let's call dem A-F) in portrait format. (example file) The pages have two different sizes: A,C,D,F: 101.5mm x 215.5mm B,E:9.9mm x 215.5mm (so they are a bit narrower) ...
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Can 'Comments' in FrameMaker 2015 be exported into a PDF?

In FrameMaker, there is a 'marker' called Comment. I know that I can import PDF comments into Framemaker (FrameMaker is an Adobe product), but have yet to find out if I can import FrameMaker comments ...
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both pdftk and qpdf fail at protecting my documents

From pdftk man page, I should be able to protect a pdf document from content copy, printing, snapshots with: pdftk 1.pdf output 1.128.pdf owner_pw foopass But it fails, I can do any of them ! I ...
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Powerpoint to PDF Conversion Error: Black Headers Appearing

My problem deals with converting PowerPoint to PDF. When converting PPTX to PDF, the headers at times come out as a dark background. On my PC it works fine, however when I send this document to others,...
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Embed an Excel spreadsheet inside a PDF?

Is it possible to include an .XLS file inside a PDF, so that the user could open/extract the spreadsheet from their PDF viewer? (Maybe in the same manner MS Word allows you to include a DDE object?) ...
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Windows- how do I create my own file extensions, and associate them with my own program?

I have developed a C# WPF application that will display .pdf files to the user. The user can load the PDF directly File --> Load --> (select PDF file) --> Open after selecting the PDF, and ...
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Inkscape clip and export - clip border visible?

I have a problem with clipping a bitmap in Inkscape. After I export a clipped bitmap into PNG it looks fine. However after I print this PNG into a PDF file, insert it into LibreOffice writer (and ...
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Is there a way to list before download all PDF links in a web pages?

The answer of question Download all PDF links in a web page? is useful for me. But I'like to know if there is ways to list but not download all PDF files, e.g., to know all files' size at first.
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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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Converting Word html files to pdf

I have a collection of about a thousand web pages which were exported from Word. I would like to convert them to some other sensible format like pdf. Is there any way to do this for all the html files ...
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inkscape transparency when exporting pdf?

How do I need to change the transparent objects in an inkscape file to be able to export them correctly to pdf? So far it seems the defaults render the transparent objects either invisible or opaque.
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Accessing comment context menu in Adobe Acrobat Reader

I have received a bunch of comments on a PDF document and I would like to efficiently navigate through them in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. I have activated the single-key accelerators which are helpful, ...
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Why is rendering PostScript much slower than rendering PDF?

I always thought that PDFs and PostScript files are quite similar, even though PostScript is a turing complete language. Is there a reason PostScript is a lot slower when rendering (tried with evince ...
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How to adjust the unbalanced margins of a pdf file in adobe acrobat pro

I've a pdf file, whose margins are not, deservedly, set. As the image does show, left margin is something considerable, in comparison with the right one, which is trivial: Typical pdf page. I am ...
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Fonts not rendering on first load of document

I've been struggling with an issue when PDF's are being loaded into Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, and even in the web browser plugin. First time the document is opened, at least Times New Roman is ...
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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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LibreOffice OS X: converting a .odt to .pdf from terminal?

Using LibreOffice, I can open an ODT document and export it as PDF manually. Is there also a command line do to this from the shell?
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Acrobat Reader DC keeps asking for file location, how do I make it stop?

When I want to save a modified PDF in Acrobat Reader DC instead of just saving the file Acrobat Reader opens the Save As dialog, where I have to pick a folder. When annotating a large number of files ...
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Disable the security warning “Do you want to open this file? - Unknown Publisher” for a specific filetype

I always get the annoying warning below when opening PDF files. Can I avoid this (for *.pdf)? I use PDFlite as my default PDF reader.
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Align text boxes in Adobe Acrobat Pro XI

I have a PDF with a table on contents where each line is it's own text box object. I want to align these objects with each other but I can't find a way to do this. There is no "align" command and I ...
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How can I reproduce all formatting in another version of the same PDF?

Using Adobe Acrobat DC (15.016), my grandfather added links, new text, and highlighted existing text on a PDF of 600 pages (hereafter PDF1) that somehow was corrupted because strangely, even after ...
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Scale PDF down for Kindle

I'm having a large scanned PDF, which I want to read on my Kindle. However, due to the quality of the scanned images, it looks terrible. However, I noticed the images are huge (4000x9000). I opened ...
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Using qpdf to fix “cannot save data typed into this form”?

I wish to modify a pdf file that has the warning "Please fill out the following form. You cannot save data typed into this form." I tried using the following qpdf command (as suggested here): qpdf --...
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Converting png to pdf with imagemagick: how to set the resolution?

I have an image foo.png which is 1240 * 1754 pixels. Using imagemagick on OS X, I convert this to a .pdf and specify the resolution to be 150 dots per inch, so its physical format will be exactly an ...
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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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Adobe Reader XI and Acrobat X will not open

Adobe Reader XI and Acrobat X have stopped opening. When I try to open a PDF, or either one of these programs, the cursor shows a busy icon for a few seconds and stops. Each time I open it a process ...
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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 fine....