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

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Merging Generated PDF Pages Using PyPDF [migrated]

currently working on a script which automatically fills up a fillable pdf file. Current challenge is that right now, all generated scripts are stored on multiple pdf files and what I wanted to do is ...
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Convert a lot of docx files into pdf on macOS

After searching an answer for my question I write it here. I have a lot of docx files and need to convert it to pdf. I have word 2019 installed on macOS Catalina. Is it possible to do somehow with ...
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Scrambled text preview of pdf files in ranger

I'm using ranger to preview/open and rename a number of pdf files. However if the file is open and I navigate back to the terminal window running ranger and then scroll to another file, the text ...
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How can I tell if a wifi printer can print PDF without proprietary drivers?

The obvious answer would be to check the printer spec sheet and look for Page Description Language (PDL). My problem is that most spec sheets don't explicitly mention PDF, they only mention ...
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What is the significance of Page Description Language (PDL) in printer specification sheets? [closed]

Most network printers these days claim they support some combination of IPP, Mopria, AirPrint, WiFi-direct, etc. protocols. These protocols claim that certain PDLs must be supported, typically some ...
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Convenient way to assign existing PDF bookmarks to right pages? (Linux)

I have a PDF file with 20000 pages and 5000 bookmarks. The bookmarks currently all link to the first page, and now I look for an efficient way to get them right. PDF Mod often crashes, doesn't load ...
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Why are other softwares or packages unable to match Google Chrome's ability in printing PDF [closed]

Recently, I have tried to print PDF from html files. After searching on the Internet, I found print-to-pdf in Headless Chrome and wkhtmltopdf. I've tried both of them. Headless Chrome gives a ...
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Check PDF for Viruses

I found this on Github. https://github.com/alitekdemir/Python-Books/blob/master/Jon%20Erickson%20-%20Hacking%20Art%20of%20Exploitation.pdf I wan't to support the real author with buying it, but ...
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Pattern matching in bash to use in case-statements (instead of regex)

I have coded one of my first bash scripts. My goal is to make my office "paper-free". I have a lot of scanned documents, that I want to save with the date (usually found at the top of each document) ...
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Text editor to write comments onto comment layer of PDF, edit FDF or PSL File [closed]

I have an ebook reader, on which I can make annotations onto pdf, e.g. mark text. The reader (Hanvon E960) creates a .pdf.psl file and if this is next to the PDF, then when I open it on my desktop I ...
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Print A4 document on A5 paper with automatic margins and font size adjustment

tl;dr: Is there any magical way of printing a fully formatted A4 document in Word on half-size A5 paper? In Microsoft Word 2010 or 2013 or any other piece of Windows program. Exactly the same document ...
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Iterate through document and insert cross references using VBA

I'm using mail merge in Word 2016, and then saving merged results as a PDF. In order not to break the hyperlinked table of contents in the merged document when I save as PDF, I have to build a table ...
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I saw a pdf which held a small (blank) excel table which had a cross in the corner. It seemed to be embedded in the pdf

When clicked it opened up the excel table in the pdf. How do you do that?
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How to Structure and Organize a Bookmark in a PDF automatically?

I have a PDF document, that has the following as Bookmarks. Original Bookmarks in the PDF I want to group each of these bookmarks in a proper structure automatically such that it looks like this as a ...
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Edge keeps hijacking PDF extensions

Microsoft Edge is constantly changing the PDF file association from Adobe to Edge. I change it manually back to Adobe Reader, and a few days later, it is again associated with Microsoft Edge. ...
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How to add a custom context menu to print and ask how many copies to print of a file

I want to add a custom context menu item (win10) to right click a PDF file and to then ask how many times to print the file using the default printer. The qty can be a dropdown menu of 1-20 or ...
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Can cpdf remove margins from PDF pages?

To enhance the reading experience on e-readers, I'd like to crop the margins from PDF pages and maximize the text that's left, before converting them into PNGs. Since it has "-mediabox", "-cropbox", ...
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How to use poppler to convert pdf file to text

I downloaded and installed poppler-0.88.0 from poppler but don't know how to run the command to convert a pdf file to text. Poppler doesn't appear at unbuntu menu and I also try alt+f2 with popple but ...
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Unable to openPDFs from Word 365 when clicking link to PDF from Word

We have a virtual directory set up that has different files. One of these files is a type of glossary (Word document) that links out to other files within the virtual directory. For some strange ...
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Java Script To Open Attachment Pane In Acrobat Reader

I want to create a link to open the attachment pane. In Adobe Acrobat/Reader, it is View>Show/Hide>Navigation Panes>Attachments. However, in some other programs for e.g. Kofax Power PDF it is View>...
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Search in zathura bookmarks

Is it possible to search in bookmarks and "subookmarks" created from table of contents? I need to read 1200 pages MCU datasheet and fast orientation in bookmarks is necessary. This feature is for me ...
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How do I make Chrome PDF viewer render formulas correctly?

I'm trying to read this pdf via the default Chrome PDF viewer, but it messes up some formulas, both stand-alone and inline. I don't know what software was used to create these (although I assume ...
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Can mutool split a big PDF file into individual PDF pages?

I can't figure out if mutool can split each page of a multi-page PDF into individual PDF files. This works: mutool draw -o p%d.png input.pdf This doesn't (It only creates a single, bigger PDF with ...
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How to extend 2 tables (in different sheets) at the same time in Excel? And how to create specific PDF?

I have an Excel with 2 sheets, in the first one I have a table with Products and Prices, in the second one I want to have the same products and the price equal to the first price plus 5%. I can do ...
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Why isn't Adobe Acrobat's 'Map Colors' fixup changing a PDF's text colors?

Please see the screenshot beneath. I'm using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Version 2019.010.20064. The PDF in question can be downloaded here. I'm trying to use mrserge's method to convert the book's default ...
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Export to PDF with LibreOffice command-line, selecting an output filename

This works to export a PDF: C:\Program Files\LibreOffice\program\soffice.exe --headless --convert-to pdf test.doc --outdir . but it doesn't allow to change the output filename. I found the option to ...
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Night mode pdf reader for PDF that contains IMAGES as pages?

I know Adobe Acrobat Reader has a page background changing option in Edit => Preference => Accessibility tab. But it only works for pdf with texts. Pdf that contains images will have no effect if I ...
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PDF Reader that allow for searching for spaces (“ R ”)

How can I readily locate references to the R programming language in a paper (PDF) that is 500 pages long? Foxit reader and Adobe Acrobat Reader both ignore spaces in the search box, so " R " (...
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“Security Option…” in Print/Save-as-PDF Not Protecting PDF

Follow the thread: »»» Print Dialog menu box’s (bottom left) “Save as PDF”; »»» subsequent Print Dialog box’s “Security Option” button; »»» checkbox for “Require password to copy text, images and ...
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How to repair PDF meta data to correct the representation of non-ASCII characters in the title?

Consider Bourbaki's paper Sur le théorème de Zorn in the PDF format. When I view it in Evince on Linux, I get gibberish in the window title instead of é and è: What's the proper way to correct it? ...
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Microsoft Word - Table Cells with background colour reduce thickness of borders

When I create a table in Microsoft word and format a particular column with a background colour I have noticed that if I save / print to PDF those table cells have an incorrect border thickness. PDF ...
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Strange border in Microsoft Word file that doesn't go away

I opened a pdf file in Microsoft Word (Office 2016, it automatically converts the file to .docx format) which had no page borders in it. After finishing a few edits, I further exported the word file ...
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Receipt Printer Adds Huge White Space At Top Of Receipt

I have a Star TSP143 LAN printer. When I print a PDF from a Windows machine, the printer adds a large amount of paper (a couple feet) before the contents of the pdf. I don't know why. When I print a ...
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libreoffice how to digitally sign pdf export with gpg key

I am trying to export as a pdf and add a signature, or add a signature to an existing pdf, but whenever I try to export, after selecting a gpg key to use for the certificate (I don't fill in any of ...
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Tool for turning document photos to pdf [closed]

I want to compile photos of my notebooks (taken with phone) into a pdf. The photos are mostly black and white, with some red and blue. They need perspective adjustments because they are not taken ...
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Detect strange pdf rendering

I used simple-scan to scan hundreds of documents. A few pdfs render strangely with evince: Fortunately, using LibreOffice and exporting as pdf produces the desired pdf output (purposely compressed), ...
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How can I invert the color of all images present in a PDF at once with Adobe Acrobat?

How can I invert the color of all images present in a PDF at once with Adobe Acrobat? E.g. in the following I'd like to invert the colors of figures 2, 3 and 4 at once (as well as all other images in ...
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PDF creator (or any other) as shared printer does not work

I need to run shared PDF printer on my Win2012 server. I have tryed BullZip and PDF creator with same result. Printer installed, PDFs are created just fine for local server prints. Printer is shared,...
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How do I download an embedded pdf which has no download button or source link in HTML?

I came along a web page which has a document (PDF) that I want to download, but there's no download button, and the source URL is not shown in the HTML (and probably not even accessible through a ...
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How to delete tiny elements of anchored letters from PDF to word converter

I am translating a document which I originally got as a PDF. The PDF to Word converter left lots of tiny elements anchored to the document, many of which appear to be outlines of letters that the ...
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Font switches when filling a form and typing accented characters in Adobe Reader DC

I am filling in a form in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (free version). The font is a sans serif font, probably Segoe UI, however, if I type certain accented characters (e.g. ň or ő) it switches to a serif ...
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Adjust PDF colors on a dark document (for print)

Summary: Have to print several PDF's coming with dark, dull colors, the printed result is very dark and often bleeding ink. I can compensate easily using the printer's color adjustment on Canon ...
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How can I download the preview of this book using wget or some other tool?

So I want to download the preview of the book here with wget in pdf format or jpeg format (a jpeg picture for each page) since the download option isn't available: https://ofppt.scholarvox.com/reader/...
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How can I print HTML file to PDF from command line in Windows 10 (without Admin access, and NOT using Chrome)?

I need to generate PDFs from a bunch of HTML files, and I want to do it from a command line rather than by hand. I know how to do it using Chrome but I prefer to avoid it since it seems to cause my ...
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how to sort problems in uploading on google drive on Microsoft Edge 44.18362.449.0

I was uploading a folder to my google drive. During the upload I faced an error. Which is in below screenshot. google drive upload error Most of the files which I am uploading are .tex documents i.e. ...
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How to encrypt a scanned PDF book to prevent copying the whole page as image

I have created a scanned PDF and I wanted to watermark and encrypt it to prevent copying and printing. So I used Adobe Acrobat to apply the watermark and secured the document with 128Bit - AES with ...
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Why do fonts looked badly rendered in Adobe Acrobat?

Fonts looked badly rendered in Adobe Acrobat, they looked aliased, jagged or whatever. However, they look fine in Nitro Pro (please see the comparison) and any web browser. Acrobat 1 Nitro 1 Acrobat ...
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How can I print this webpage into a pdf file without missing diagrams?

I printed this page into a PDF file, by either Ctrl+P in chrome browser, or command google-chrome --headless --print-to-pdf https://towardsdatascience.com/10-common-software-architectural-patterns-in-...
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Win10 default tool for PDFs

I want to change the tool which is used in Win10 to open PDFs. It's no problem to select my prefered one in the file explorer and use it as default. But I noticed that Outlook doesn't care about this. ...
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How can I change font line size in MS Word?

I installed a google font (.otf) to use it in MS Word. The problem is that with the same font size (11px), the selection highlight is much bigger, and also the line space is different. font size ...

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