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For image-based watermarks, there are several tools that promise their automatic removal. For example: We PDF Watermark Remover PDF Watermark Remover SoftOrbits PDF Logo Remover All of these are free to try, but require a license to actually produce the desired output. However, the watermark of this specific PDF file isn't a single image that is ...


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pdftk seems to be the most-often referenced tool for all sorts of PDF manipulation. The sample command from their website describing how to merge multiple PDFs. pdftk 1.pdf 2.pdf 3.pdf cat output 123.pdf A rudimentary GUI is available: pdftk4all A slightly better looking one: pdftk Builder Finally, PDFCreator can merge documents as well, but it seems ...


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Oh, this question comes exactly at the right time :-) Because only last night I created myself a PDF from different Wikipedia input articles, using the wonderful prince utility. The command is still in my bash history: time prince \ --verbose \ --no-author-style \ --style=http://www.princexml.com/howcome/2008/wikipedia/wiki2.css \ ...


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I quite like PDFSam as it's a nice cross-platform tool for splitting and merging pages from pdf files. I believe it is written in Java (hence cross platform) and the source code is available. I've used it as my fallback many times when people have scanned me a bunch of documents off the network printer that I've then had to split off and remerge in ...


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Every application on the Mac that prints, is also a PDF creator. So, for example, you can use Pages or TextEdit to create PDFs. To create a PDF, from any printable application: Choose the menu item File > Print... Click the PDF disclosure button on the bottom-left of the print panel From the menu that appears choose either Save as PDF... or Open PDF in ...


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Not sure about the image quality, but have you tried CutePDF Writer? It's always seemed to work pretty well for me when i didn't have Adobe tools handy. Edit: changing the transparent CE.gif image to have a solid white background, then re-including it, helped immensely. I used Paint.NET to load the image, add a layer under the CE, fill with white, flatten, ...


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From Nitro PDF Professional 6 Review Adobe's Acrobat is a polished product with several features not offered by Nitro PDF Professional (including the ability to create and display collections of related PDF content in Portfolios, redaction tools to conceal sensitive material within PDFs, and multimedia and 3D support).


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It sounds like the watermark is actually part of the images within the .PDF, and not a separate image rendered over it by whatever you are using to display the .PDF. You may not be able to remove the watermark without extracting the images from the .PDF, running them through an image editor, and then reconstructing the .PDF manually.


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I would recommend using Latex, which on windows could be in the form of Miktex or Tex Live. It does have a steep learning curve in that you don't see what it will look like whilst writing it, and you have to compile the source to produce the finished document. However, the benefits are worth it, with a very professional looking document output. You can also ...


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The look of your book doesn't so much depend on the tool you are using, but on your background knowledge. A design pro could use a glorified text editor and still make a better layout than a novice working with InDesign. The topic you are looking for is known as "desktop publishing", abbreviated to DTP. And yes, the learning curve of LaTeX is steep, but ...


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You can use gsview Install GSview to the computer. Convert file1.pdf and file2.pdf into PostScript (.ps) format. In Adobe Acrobat Reader this can be done with File -> Open.. file1.pdf, File -> Print... -> Select some PostScript printer -> mark Print to file -> OK. Write file1.ps to File name: -> OK. Repeat these steps to convert ...


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It appears that by default when Chrome sends the rendered page to the printer, it's rasterizing everything before sending it to the print spooler. By the time the PDF creator gets the data, the damage has already been done. I'm running Chrome Beta 21.0.1180.57 on Windows, and there are 2 workarounds: From Chrome's Print Dialog, click the Change... button ...


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Try PrimoPDF, I've never had any problems with it.


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Simple PDF Merger simple, convenient and free


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I would recommend lyx. It's based on LaTeX so you get the same nice output, but it's much more accessible to new users.


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pdfjam does nup-imposition and gives you the complete power of pdfpages; I'm sure you can trim the pages while imposing them. It needs a working TeX-installation, though.


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Your first mistake is attempting to embed EPS files in Word documents. It's failures at handling EPS files are legendary. In most cases, by the time the print spooler gets the data, Word has already attempted to render the entire document for the printing subsystem. Adobe Acrobat works by using a special Word addin along with the PDF printer driver to ...


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This should be possible by specifying /PrintScaling /None in the ViewerPreferences dict (see section 12.2 in ISO 32000-1:2008. Update: Try this: [ {Catalog} << /ViewerPreferences << /PrintScaling /None >> >> /PUT pdfmark See http://www.digipedia.pl/usenet/thread/1191/1835/ Update: From Poster The final solution was to add the ...


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You can use a tool like AutoMetadata It'll give you the ability to change all metadata in one click. Just download and install it, then open it. On the AutoMetadata window, click on Select Files, then select all files you need to change their metadata and click Open. Now you'll see them on the program, just select them all and go to Edit menu, and choose ...


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Use XnView to save as a PDF file. XnView does not compress images, but "packing" in pdf format. Each program is based on Ghostscript spoils image quality. It does not help change the quality settings, eg in PDFCreator


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Go to design school until you know how to create a professional looking anything. Learn how to use InDesign or Quark.


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Your problem is not related to PDF conversion but to image resolution. Word and the like process the image through an anti-aliasing filter before displaying it on the screen. It looks good in Word, although a bit blurry (if you zoom in). This antialiasing thing is a plague in nowadays software: it is meant to the screen, not to the paper you will print on. I ...


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You cannot convert all file types directly to a PDF with PDFCreator. The command line interface accepts only Postscript or image files as input. You can try using the /PF switch which is supposed to print a document using its default program. I don't have a Windows machine handy to see how well this works, but I imagine it'll launch your default browser, ...


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Use the "Publish as PDF..." command (in the file menu) instead of the print command, and from there you can change the quality settings. "Standard" gave me a <600kB file where "High print quality" gives me about 1.5mb and using the the print command gave me over 7mb!


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Go to Options -> Document -> first tab of properties -> mark Delete the content of the "text of the mark" field


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You could just use the PHP PDFlib Library to create PDF files through PHP. The PDF functions in PHP can create PDF files using the PDFlib library which was initially created by Thomas Merz Read all about it, etc...


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I didn`t find an option with ~dopdf~, but I know two tools that could solve your problem: - PDFForge: PDFCreator enables you to create documents via the command line interface. Here are the different commands that PDFCreator supports. Example: pdfcreator.exe /PF"C:\help.doc" - CommandLinePDF: Print PDF documents from your command line! With ...


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An open source alternative to prince is wkhtmltopdf which can be downloaded from here. To try, after installation, run: wkhtmltopdf http://google.com google.pdf


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The artifacts of the stamp are that you can delete it within Adobe Acrobat Pro, however it regenerates on a mouse-move because the stream object keeps it persistent. If you try to edit the pdf source - which is tricky, there's a chance that the file will be corrupted. If the stamp is a stream, we can interrupt it by disconnecting the computer from the Net, ...



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