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

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Converting djvu to pdf AND preserving table of contents , how is it possible?

I tried several online and offline tools but table of content ( TOC ) information was not preserved during the conversion. I would like to convert a 5000 page Finnish dictionary which is in djvu ...
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Modify Okular highlight to automatically copy highlighted text into comment

Despite what old SE questions state, the PDF software Okular can now write annotations directly to the PDF. This makes it very useful in conjunction with Docear for annotating academic literature. ...
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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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Flip (mirror image) form field or page in Acrobat PDF

Is it possible to flip a form field OR flip an entire page horizontally using javascript in Acrobat 9 ? Either one would work for our purposes. The Acrobat SDK gives the ability to rotate, but we ...
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Why does this PDF appear to encode parentheses correctly but doesn't when using pdftotext or copying and pasting?

I have several journal articles here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3610797/malformed-pdfs/A897.full.pdf https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3610797/malformed-pdfs/B1264.full.pdf ...
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How do I get custom document properties to export into PDF?

When I export a document to PDF, the Title, Author, and Subject export just fine. However the values in the "Custom Properties" tab in File | Properties, do not get exported into the PDF custom ...
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repair corrupted PDF

I have already looked at: Repair corrupt PDF and Rescuing a possibly corrupt PDF in Acrobat I tried ghostscript on both OS X and Windows. OS X gs gave the following error: GPL Ghostscript 9.06 ...
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How to correctly copy and paste programming code from PDF to editors?

I'm reading a pdf book that contains programming code, when I copy the code and past it in, say visual studio, the doulbe quotation marks changes from this(") to this (”) which leads to syntax errors. ...
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Adobe Reader 11.0.9 crashes when using “tools” or “form and Sign”

I recently updated my company's Adobe reader to 11.0.9 via GPO. I followed instructions here: ...
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Adobe Reader not respecting viewing settings - Why?

When I click on a document or open a PDF from a web page, the PDF does not respect the page-override settings. I am running Adobe 10.1.9.22 and I have set the preferences as such: ...
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Extract U3D object from PDF

PDFs can contain embedded U3D objects. See this one for example - http://www.carare.eu/eng/content/download/2601/20492/version/1/file/Castle_of_Bouvignes_Belgium_landscape.pdf Is there a way to ...
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Emacs DocumentView: how to see PDF contents page?

Basically what the title says - if I open a PDF using Emacs' DocumentView, how can I bring up the PDF's contents page? Also, how would I 'jump' to a particular page in the PDF (from the contents page ...
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Specifying printing options to libreoffice on the command line?

I'm attempting to come up with some means of converting .pptx files to a pdf format from the command line. I have set up a cups-pdf printer to which I can actually send jobs, and so far I have it ...
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Convert rtf to pdf removing the hidden text of rtf file

I am using Ted on CentOS 6, for conversion of RTF to PDF documents via shell_exec command from php script like: shell_exec(rtf2pdf.sh test.rtf test.pdf) But the issue is that if the RTF file has any ...
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Is there a automatic way to extract highlighted text from pdf?

Is there a command-line solution to extract highlighted text from pdf? I have a bunch of pdf documents where I personally annotated, and was wondering if there is a convenient way to automatically ...
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Is there a way to add searchable tags to individual pages of a PDF?

Similar to the way Youtube videos are tagged, I would like to be add tags to individual pages in a PDF based on what they're about. Ideally it would work so that if I tag a page "apple orange banana ...
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Highlight PDFs and sort highlights by color

I am trying to find a solution to a problem in my researching workflow: When I read through long PDFs I want to highlight different kinds of sections in different colors. E.g. definitions in blue, ...
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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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Exporting high quality PNG from LibreOffice Draw

I need to generate a PNG file of an image composed in LibreOffice Draw. When I export to PNG directly, the quality is almost perfect, but it's just slightly blurry. However, when I export directly ...
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Save (print) Visio pages as separate files named by page number

I have a Visio document with three pages. I want to print them all separately with Adobe PDF printer, producing three files named (for example) “Page1.pdf”, “Page2.pdf”, and “Page3.pdf” automatically. ...
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Is there a way to bundle PDF files into to a Kindle friendly file?

I'm downloading PDF approach plates from Navigraph, and I have a folder--per airport--with files named after their corresponding approach / departure etc. Now I'd like to take such a folder with a ...
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Print quality of text is lower when vector graphics embedded in page

I am generating PDF files from Latex and embed graphics with includegraphics command: these can be bitmap images (PNG, JPEG) or vector graphics (PDF generated from e.g. inkscape or mathematical ...
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Searching a PDF file: using “AND Operator”

I was registering to the fall semester, my university offers a pdf, you pick what courses you want to take and register in on the website I highlighted in yellow The subject (csc, computer ...
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How to print a long PDF page on a receipt printer?

I have an Epson TM-T88IV thermal point of sale printer and I print receipts with it. The receipts are given in PDF format. I have the problem that since some weeks the printer can only print receipts ...
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Printing to physical printer via a PDF printer

I am looking for a solution to print to a physical printer via a PDF printer (eg. Bullzip). I would need this because Bullzip has the possibility to use a predefined pdf document as the background of ...
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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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How to set keys for ghostscript filters in the command-line interface?

How do I set keys of Ghostscript filters (as documented here) in the command-line interface? More precisely, I would like to set the Predictor option of the PNGPredictorEncode filter in the following ...
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Using both Adobe Reader and built-in PDF viewer in Google Chrome

I would like to use both Chrome's built-in PDF viewer and the Adobe Reader plugin at the same time. Specifically, I want to open PDFs with the built-in viewer by default (because I think it is more ...
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Export Microsoft Word document for Adobe Acrobat signature

When I save a MS Word document (.docx) as a PDF, I am not able to sign it in Adobe Acrobat. Is there a way to export an MS Word doc to a signable PDF? Third party products are an option as well.
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How to change the fonts used in Foxit Reader?

I really want to use Foxit Reader as my default PDF reader for its Tab Interface, and low memory footprint. Having tried mutiple times over the years the only thing that is stopping me are the Fonts. ...
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Missing characters when printing in linux

I have a pdf that I was printing recently, and on the final printout there is a single character that doesn't print. It is the greek letter phi, and the pdf was built with pdflatex. The phi shows up ...
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Rasterize vector objects in pdf

Is there a server based pdf processor (like Enfocus Pitstop) capable of rasterizing the vector objects in a pack of pdfs?
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EPS file looses quality after converting docx file to pdf

I opened a PDF file in gimp with 600 dpi resolution. Then I save the file as EPS and then insert the EPS file in to a word document DOCX. Problem is when I convert the DOCX file to a new PDF file, I ...
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PDF form created with Adobe LiveCycle Designer 8.0 - Form checkboxes randomly submitted as null values

I have a data collection process where users complete a PDF form and then submit an xml data file of the form values via email. I've had nearly 600 files submitted - the process has worked exactly as ...
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Exporting blank pdf using ghost script

I am using the ghost script writer to produce PDF's...and it works but it produces blank ones. I have searched a lot in this, but i didn't find anything that could help me. I'm using windows 7 ...
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Solution to archive and search PDF files on a NAS

In my company we have a lot of customer information saved in .pdf files which are stored on a QNAP NAS. I want to be able to do a quick search for information inside the .pdf, like Contract Numbers ...
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Convert a PDF portfolio to a simple, single PDF document

I have the task of providing digests of Email archives in PDF format. From Microsoft Outlook 2010, I use an Adobe plugin to generate a PDF portfolio. The portfolio format is generally helpful ...
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Convert black to white in scanned PDF

I have scanned many pages on a scanner with scan type set to 300 dpi black and white text and output format set to PDF. Unfortunately, a great deal of the pages were from a book and there is a shadow ...
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Why do some PDF documents appear garbled and unreadable in OS X Preview?

I occasionally come across some PDF documents which are unreadable on a Mac when using the standard OS X Preview. They work OK in Adobe Reader, but not in Preview. Does anyone know what the cause of ...
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Rendering Ligatures in PDFs in Chrome on OSX

When viewing pdf files in Google Chrome on OSX Lion, certain PDFs do not render properly. Namely, when there are ligatures (an fi combination or a ff combination) the two letters are replaced with a ...
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Redefine shorcuts in Skim

I am using SKIM for Mac to read PDFs and annotate. I wonder how can I change keyboard shortcuts, the one I need the most for marking text (Ctrl+Cmd+H) is rather insane.
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Have Firefox prompt whether to open PDF in browser, or in external application, or for saving?

How can I get Firefox to give me a prompt, -- either natively, or through a plug-in, -- which will ask me: if I want to preview the PDF in the browser using pdfjs, or if I want to open the PDF in ...
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How to search and highlight long passages in a PDF file?

I made several highlights on Kindle Touch to PDF files. Kindle saves the highlighted text in a separate file, not on the PDFs themselves. I have all the text of the passages I want highlighted, what I ...
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Why is the pdf made by converting with Calibre no longer searchable and the text “copied” from it gibberish?

I'm trying to use Calibre to convert mobi and epub formats to pdf and it is working for the purposes of reading, but there are problems. Namely, the character encoding seems messed up. Searching the ...
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Export P12 from GnuPG for PDF signing field

It seems to be possible to export a PGP .asc file to .p12, but I'm unable to use the generated .p12 file for a signature field in a PDF file. Is there a way to export it so it's usable for that field, ...
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FreeMind on Mac - how to get centre-page alignment when saving as PDF

I'm creating a Test Management mind map, using my home Macbook. I'll be saving it as a PDF so I can present it at work. Problem: When using the Export function and saving it as a PDF, it's saving at ...
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How to resize embedded word file properly in word 2013?

I love to embed an external file into Word .docx file since that helps me to "outsource" the content - I don't have to put the whole big content into one-only file. Below is how we can do such ...
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Batch metadata and text extraction of pdf files

I have a set of PDF files, all of which contain text. However, some of these files were somehow not created properly; the selectable text is not searchable or convertible to plain text (the resulting ...
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keyboard shortcuts for chrome pdf viewer for rotate clockwise / anticlockwise

the standard pdf viewer in chrome has shortcuts of zoom in/out, but is there a keyboard shortcut for rotating the pdf clockwise or anticlockwise. if not, can you suggest an alternate pdf extension ...
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Convert .pdf file to a .mobi file.with Images and text as normal text

First of all I should ask all the readers to not to mark this as DUPLICATE without going through the whole content. I searched well before posting this, and I found many pdf to mobi question, I think ...