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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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Looking for software that can batch replace files (.pdfs) within a folder structure/directory [closed]

Im looking for software or possibly a script that can replace around 300 pdf docs from a folder structure with some new and updated ones (identically named). So for example, lets say I have a folder, ...
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Microsoft Excel — Images distorted when printing

Images get distorted; circles print as ovals I have an Excel document which has several images (vector art, EMF images). When printing, the images are distorted: circles become ovals, which looks ...
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How to print 2 pages in 1 sheet in portrait

Normally, when you want to print 2 pages per sheet in a pdf, you just have 2 options: But I want to print the pages sitting side by side AND the sheet being in portrait mode, so like this: The width ...
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pdf file that can't delete, need solution on delete the pdf file

I can't delete this been trying to delete, force delete using cmd, rename, change location, anyone had any solution on this? When trying to delete the file is not showing any error. I had also tried ...
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How can I properly open this DRM file?

I have a DRM file and according to the analysis performed by a website, "It's a binary data file, that's all we have found out. The file format could not be recognized." What does this mean? ...
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Is there a way to do LaTeX-style image insertions into MS Word?

I have to produce a document that changes every so often, but mostly just the images. I have a system for producing the images where, when I update images, I store them in a folder with an updated ...
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Issue with converting array or string to valid path [migrated]

I'm trying to make a function that will make my life easier converting images to pdf. I'm using img2pdf which is a Python script. I want to be able to pass files and directory to my function (with ...
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Printing a different number of pages per sheet

I'm trying to print a PDF document printing four pages per sheet, but I need each section starting on a new sheet and each section has seven pages; due to this, I need to print 4 pages on the first ...
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Is there a way to create a windows shortcut to a pdf bookmark in Foxit reader?

I'm hoping to create a windows shortcut (.lnk) that goes directly to a PDF bookmark. I'm using Foxit Reader & Windows 10. I noticed someone from eTutorials bodged up a hacky add-in to do this ...
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Windows - how to change desktop pdf files icon to same as in explorer?

As you can see in screenshot - on desktop pdf files icons show edge icon. In explorer it shows some icon with pdf. How to change descktop icons for pdf file so they would be same as in explorer? I ...
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How to create URL Link to specific text (not page) in PDF

This is similar to this question but different enough to be asked I think. I have a ~200 page Word document that is regularly updated and contains Chapters, Sections, Subsections and Citations. This ...
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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 contains A4 pages shrunk to A5. How can I increase back to A4?

I have a PDF of A4 pages but on each page the "image"/content has been shrunk to A5. What is the best way to "expand" the content (proportionally) so it is A4? Preferably freeware ...
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Editing Password protected PDF Fields

So long story short: I need to add more characters than allowed in a password-protected document. Someone in USCIS made documents with US-centric address, phone, and name fields. In other words, their ...
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Understanding the difference; export text (plain) or text (accessible)

So in adobe acrobat ( and I think reader), there are two options for exporting text from PDFs; i. Text (Plain) ii. Text (Accessible) What is the real difference between these two text formats and ...
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Italic text formatted in Word reverts to regular when saved as PDF

I italicised a considerable amount of text in a document then saved it as a PDF (Saving it as PDF through Word) (whilst retaining the original document). I noticed that the text that I intended to ...
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removing a path or image or watermark from all pages of a pdf with adobe acrobat

i have a pdf and in all pages of this pdf there is a gray color path and i can not remove them. is there a way to quickly remove all of these paths from all pages with adobe acrobat or foxit ...
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Outlook 2019 pdf Previewer - How to specify CutePDF - NOT Adobe Reader

I have uninstalled Adobe Reader and Acrobat in favour of CutePDF. Consequently, I have no Outlook Previewer. I want to specify CutePDF as the Outlook Previewer. How can this be done please? ...
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Hyperlinks do not appear when exporting to PDF in Visio 2019 Version 2103

Visio 2019 32-bit Version 2103 incorrectly saves Visio shapes with links to PDF. All clickable Visio shapes become inactive in PDF and do not navigate to specified links when clicked. With Visio 2019 ...
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Saving completed PDF with XODO

How do I save completed PDF document that was filled in using XODO? There is no 'save' option when this pdf file is open via XODO app. It does not auto save and when I return to my folder/file, the ...
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How can I view archived web pages in “dark mode”?

I usually save a lot of web pages as .mhtml-files to archive interesting information, particularly from Wikipedia, and similar types of information. Because I have very impaired vision, I have come to ...
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Deleting PDF file while it is open in a PDF reader

I have checked Adobe, Foxit, and Nitro reader. None of them let you delete the pdf file while the PDF is open. Chrome web browser lets you delete pdf files while they are open. Even I couldn't find a ...
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PDF viewer with multiple groups of files in multiple windows [closed]

I need a pdf viewer with multiple groups of files. I usually use Foxit Reader, which is excellent one, it can remember and reopen documents, previously opened in tabs. I've asked them about a feature, ...
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Can't open pdf email attachments

Using a Linux Debian desktop. Used to be able to open PDF email attachments in Opera and Firefox-esr browsers without downloading them. Suddenly no longer able to open this type of attachment in Opera ...
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How to hide the okular's native margin?

I would like the PDF document to be shown occupying 100% of the height of the height of the visible area, but when I mark the option to align the page the Okular keeps a margin at the top. Is it ...
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Program Internet Explorer and ActiveX

I have a problem on a client computer running Windows 10 v20H2 with Internet Explorer and an ActiveX control; when trying to open a PDF in Internet Explorer, the program displays error: Internet ...
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Add an OCR layer over MS Word images (extracted from PDF)

I'm working on a PDF (that i created with LaTeX) and I need to convert in into a MS Word document, but keeping the *exactly* original typesetting and design. Since all the converters from PDF to Word ...
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Create a PDF image by adding several PDF images to the same blank page

I have several images with the extension .pdf, and I want to create a new PDF image (large figure) out of them. Also, I want to add some geometric shapes and text boxes to the same figure. How can I ...
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Convert a color / gray (shaded) PDF into BLACK and WHITE (monochrome) PDF

What the title says. Can be done in Acrobat Pro by going to File->Print->Adobe PDF->Advanced>Color Management->Color Profile->Black & White, but I would like to do this using ...
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ImageJ: Export image to PDF and export overlay as layer in the PDF

I'm trying to use ImageJ to annotate an image file, and, for reasons, the image file needs to eventually be converted to PDF. I've been using the Measure/Overlay option for the annotations, but I'm ...
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How to convert Word page numbers to PDF page labels?

I have a long Microsoft Word document, with some introductory pages. The following body pages are numbered from the last page of the previous document. My question is how to carry those page numbers ...
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delete image layer in pdf and work on text layers only

I have a searchable pdf document. I would like to delete the image layer to work on the text layer only. How can I do it? Thanks in advance to those who will help me
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Acrobat Custom Command to edit multiple form field formats

Due to the fact that when editing multiple forms fields in Acrobat DC you cant change the Format (eg. from none to number), is there a simple actionscript/Custom Command that could be set up to run in ...
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Create pdf running html file with several urls using wkhtmltopdf

I have never used cmd commands before. I installed wkhtmltopdf and want to run an html file with several urls like this one so that I can create one pdf with all of them. How should I proceed, step by ...
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Outlook 2007 giving outgoing PDF attachment new generic name and saving it to temp folder

I have a single user who is suddenly experiencing Outlook 2007 changing the name of a selected PDF attachment and saving the renamed attachment to her secure temp folder. Any ideas why this is ...
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Chrome PDF viewer with markup options

I still prefer Google Chrome over Microsoft Edge. One thing I like better in Edge is its PDF editing features and being able to highlight text. Is there any way to have this functionality in the ...
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How can I configure the Dark Reader Google Chrome extension so that the Filter+ mode is only activated for PDFs?

How can I configure the Dark Reader Google Chrome extension so that the Filter+ mode is only activated for PDFs? For the other webpages I want to keep the dynamic mode.
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How to know when PDF was edited?

I will have an online exam where I download a PDF, fill it out and upload it again. We are given 20 additional minutes to upload the document, but we are not allowed to edit it further during the ...
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Adding a virtual printer that prints to PDF in macOS Catalina to print encrypted PDFs from Acrobat Reader to unencrypted PDF files

I have a few encrypted/DRM'ed PDFs which allow viewing and printing only in Acrobat Reader but have other protections. I would like to remove the DRM so I can read them with other PDF readers. Acrobat ...
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PDF Equivalent of notepad++'s “Find all in current document”

Notepad++ has a very useful feature where it lists all occurrence of a certain keyword in a document along with some bit of context. Is there a pdf equivalent of doing this? I dont want to press "...
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Text font from this piece of text

I have tried to use some pdf viewers as pdf-Xchange viewers but the font's name displayed is a long set of characters that does not make any sense. Is there any way to find the font from this latex ...
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Are PDF files guaranteed to store plain text consistently?

PDF files are notorious for their inconsistent storage of text formatting: If you write some text in Word/Writer, apply bold, italic, etc., print it to PDF, then open this PDF in Acrobat Reader DC or ...
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Converting PDF from white-on-black to black-on-white

I am doing online teaching using an iPad where I write in a note taking app (specifically, GoodNotes 5) and share the screen with my students. Now, in order to reduce the stress on my own eyes and ...
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How can I enable/disable annotations on PDF with a hotkey?

I need to be able to see and hide annotations with a hotkey. I'm using Google Chrome right now to view a PDF, but I have to use my mouse and click on the annotations button to hide and show it. I'd ...
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pdf extract selected chapter include the selected part of table of contents

If we create a pdf with table of contents we can show this in any pdf viewer eg. Adobe Reader, Firefox etc. The problem is in some cases you only want a special number of pages of a pdf file include ...
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Showing locally continuously updated compiled latex pdf as separate window?

After going through the Gummi manual I was not yet able to find how to set the preview pane as a separate new window (on a different screen). Hence, I was curious: how can one locally create a full ...
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gpg --clearsign of latex-based pdf is damaged/corrupted

I am trying to digitally sign a pdf which was compiled in LaTeX. Following the suggestion to use gpg --clearsign given here the output signed pdf is--for some reason--corrupted/damage. Here is a MWE ...
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Some of the words are crossed-out in Adobe Acrobat Reader Pro if using an Accesibility setting that replaces Documents colors

As seen below: Those are the settings: The only way I have found to fix this problem is to zoom out/in
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Alternate green/blue bars in PDF printout like old paper on dot-matrix printers

Is there any way to achieve this PDF output on Linux? By this I mean the alternate blue/green bars, which used to be pre-printed on paper for dot-matrix printers. The guides/holes in the sides would ...
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How to make text in a scanned pdf appear rounder/smoother/nicer?

I have a scanned pdf and the text in this pdf looks a bit too slim and unsmooth and thus makes it harder to read. Is there a way to optimize the text in the pdf so that it can look rounder/smoother/...

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