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Jul
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comment Rescuing a possibly corrupt PDF in Acrobat
"Save as..." will preserve bookmarks and links.
Jul
25
answered Rescuing a possibly corrupt PDF in Acrobat
Jul
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awarded  Enthusiast
Jul
22
answered Embedded Excel table in Word doc is getting blacked out when printing to PDF
Jul
21
comment Substitute a font in a PDF document
Which PDF viewing or editing software are you using? Which font is it that the form fields are using? And is that font embedded after you saved the PDF form to a different filename?
Jul
21
comment How to make kde remember printing options?
Maybe this feature "died" with KDE 3.5?!?
Jul
20
answered batch convert htm files to pdf
Jul
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Jul
19
comment Unsearchable, uncopiable PDF document
@Miro A.: It need not be a "weird, non-standard font" that causes the problem. It most likely is a non-standard encoding for a (standard) font being used by the PDF producing software.
Jul
18
comment Unsearchable, uncopiable PDF document
@Monkey Business: Try "pdfinfo.exe" and "pdffonts.exe" (see links from my comment above) to get a complete picture about your PDF. Amongst the XPDF tools linked to there, you'll also find "pdftotext.exe". Does this tool output any text for you? Which PDF producing software was creating the PDF (use "pdfinfo.exe")?
Jul
18
comment Unsearchable, uncopiable PDF document
@Monkey Business: you can look at "Document Properties" to see which fonts are used. I bet your font uses some "custom encoding", and that's why your copy'n'paste doesn't work as expected. See also here for some hints about investigating a PDF: superuser.com/questions/163730/… and superuser.com/questions/161576/…
Jul
18
comment Unsearchable, uncopiable PDF document
@Monkey Business: you could use Acrobat{,Reader} to "Print as Image" with 600dpi (and print to file). That will be better quality than "print to paper" with additional scanning to get your image back for OCR.
Jul
17
comment Print a huge SVG
@akira: you didn't state in your initial question, that the graphics were .png files, and that they were not embedded in the .svg... -- So when you print the .svg to PDF, you do not see the .pngs included in the PDF pages?! What kind of reference is used? Is it internet-based, or local file system-based? Is it using absolute or relative paths?
Jul
15
comment How do you find all uses of a font in a PDF or Illustrator document
The part "which pages" is rather easy to solve automatically/programatically with the help of (free) software tools. The part "and where on the page" is rather difficult: depending on the visual appearance of the pages, you may need to resort to rather expensive professional "PDF Preflight" software tools, such as Callas Software's "pdfToolbox" (or Acrobat Professional's builtin tool).
Jul
15
answered How do you find all uses of a font in a PDF or Illustrator document
Jul
13
comment Print a huge SVG
@akira: Sorry, I do not understand your question. Which .png do you talk about?
Jul
12
answered Is there any authoring information of PDF?
Jul
11
answered How can I batch convert SVG files containing text to PDF files (specifically on CentOS 5.3 x86_64)?
Jul
11
answered Print a huge SVG
Jul
7
comment Generating PDF via command line in PDF Creator doesn't work, works in GUI
@George2: Sure: google.com/…