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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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What makes my PostScript file annotated?

I have created a little PostScript program which is now executed well using emacs and its PostScript debugger. When I try to convert it to pdf using ps2pdf -dNOPAUSE -dNOSAFER -sPAPERSIZE=a4 -r1200 ...
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I need a way to mass convert multiple PDF into Multipage TIFF files [closed]

I have a lot of PDFs that I was tasked with converting into multipage TIFF files on windows, they also need to be in 200 dpi and black and white.
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How to match PDF okular colors with Terminal colors?

OS: Kubuntu 22.04.4 LTS x86_64 okular 21.12.3 konsole 21.12.3 to display above: neofetch --stdout |grep 'OS:' okular -version konsole -version outputs: ok match color Blue in Terminal with ...
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Acrobat JS list/print all PDF form field names "in order" - and direct to csv delmited or excel?

The code below lists all the field names in a PDF. However, it does so in alphabetical order. I would like to be able to get these into Excel, but in the order they appear through the PDF form ...
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UltraSearch found deleted files, how do I recover them? [duplicate]

UltraSearch has found two pdf files I was looking for. Unfortunately, both have been deleted from the Recycle Bin. Fortunately, UltraSearch reads their contents just fine and displays them in the ...
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PDFs generated in Chrome do not display well in Firefox

When I generate a PDF from a chromium-based browser and I dispay it in Firefox, all the shadows break. Nevetheless either if I watch that PDF in chrome itself, or either if the PDF is generated in ...
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How to copy paste Kannada text from pdf or word doc to google translate text field?

I have a document written in Kannada both in pdf format and doc format. It is readable. But if I copy paste some text from it to the google translate text field (language set to Kannada manually), it ...
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Unlock all handwritten notes in a pdf document

I wrote a word document and got it back from a reviewer as an annotated pdf file with handwritten notes (I guess they were made on a tablet or sth.) To finalize my document, I would like to include ...
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PowerShell, ImageMagick, GhostScript to extract each page of a PDF as a separate image

I'd like to take a PDF and extract each page as an image. I've been able to do this with ImageMagick and GhostScript, but the results are incredibly bad quality. I've tried many different output ...
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How can I open local PDFs with Google Scholar PDF Reader?

I like the Google Scholar PDF Reader (Chrome extension) to read papers. It works well on web links, e.g. https://arxiv.org/pdf/2402.19427.pdf. How can I open local PDFs (i.e., PDF saves on my laptop'...
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Where are PDFs stored from ddjvu or djvu2pdf?

I cannot locate the directory after making the conversion from djvu to pdf when using either ddjvu or djvu2pdf`. Unless specify a specific path, i.e. ddjvu -format=pdf "/Users/x/Downloads/...
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Why am I seeing pixelated text when printing images to PDF?

Every time I print scanned images (like JPG or PNG) to PDF, the text is pixelated, while the source image isn't. No matter what PDF writer I use. Don't have Adobe, but have tried 5-6 other ones with ...
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How to split a long single page PDF in multiple pages?

I've a PDF file made by a long single page probably it was realized by a tablet. How can I split it in multiple pages? I want to keep the horizontal size. Attention: The goal is not to split a PDF ...
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How to set the background color of a PDF file opened in a Firefox browser?

I tried the following way to change the PDF file background color in a Firefox browser (Firefox version 124.0, following an answer from here): Enter setting with about:config set pdfjs....
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Split pdf into separate files based on keywords

I work in an organization with a Purchasing dept. that processes a lot of POs. When they "print" a PO job to pdf, the resulting pdf can have pages for one or more Purchase Orders. For ...
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Trying to make BLOB to PDF in browser using PHP [closed]

I have BLOB information from my database and trying to display a PDF file in browser using this: echo "<object data='data:application/pdf;base64,".base64_encode($row['PDF_File'])."' ...
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Is it possible to add bookmarks to a PDF document with Acrobat Reader?

I've been trying to bookmark several pages of a PDF file using Acrobat Reader, and while the Bookmarks tab is available, it is disabled: Is it possible to bookmark pages using Acrobat Reader?
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Get owner password of pdf from qpdf decryption?

I have a pdf file which I removed the owner password using qpdf --decrypt encrypted_document.pdf decrypted_document.pdf However, I need to know what the owner password is. Did qpdf find the onwer ...
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How to split a PDF to multiple overlapping pages with cpdf?

I am trying to use cpdf to split single-page PDFs of various page height in to PDFs with multiple pages of a fixed A4 page size with some overlap for the page end of a page to the begin of the next ...
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PDF to CAMT (XML/MT940) conversion

Is there someone who can provide any information about converting PDF documents to the CAMT, appropriate XML or MT940 format? Target OS is a windows 10 machine. I appreciate any useful information.
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Stitch two PDF pages together and duplicating sheet width

I have lecture slides in pdf format that were generated with the default LaTex presentation format. I want to write digital notes on them and for that I would like to have a big lined/ruled space to ...
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How to create a redacted PDF where the redactions disappear with a password

I submit drawings of structures to clients. Sometimes the clients refuse to pay after I submit the drawings. Is there a way in which I can obscure parts of a PDF of the drawings and protect it using a ...
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How to save as a PDF using the Firefox “mxt08-real/Export-Web-to-PDF” extension with the filename properly having the “.pdf” extension?

MacOS Ventura 13.6.3 Firefox 123 and 124b (developper edition) I am testing the mxt08-real/Export-Web-to-PDF Firefox extension, which allows to add an icon to trigger the "Save as PDF" ...
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Can Chrome open PDF documents in the system viewer app by default?

In Firefox, when I click on a PDF link it opens my default system viewer (SumatraPDF). Isn't Google Chrome capable of this behavior? In Chrome's settings, here: chrome://settings/content/pdfDocuments ...
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Unable to Save Edited Comments in Adobe Acrobat - "Dictionary Keys Must Be Direct Name Objects" Error (LaTeX PDF)

I'm facing an issue with saving edits to comments in Adobe Acrobat. Here's the situation: I created a document using LaTeX (compiler unknown, possibly Overleaf or MikTeX locally). I potentially used ...
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How can I improve my Windows Batch File that merges two PDFs into a separate folder to move the PDF regardless of whether a merge exists

I have a windows batch file that merges PDFs from two separate folders and dumps them into a 3rd folder. One of the PDFs is a PDF of a map survey and the other are any accompanying photos the surveyor ...
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How can I download a list of urls but filter by pdf content?

I have a large list of links to PDFs. I'd like to download all the PDFs that contain a certain keyword. Is there software that will allow me to input a large list of urls for download but then only ...
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How get first filename and rename it to new file in Automator on macOS?

I cannot find how can I do this with Automator on macOS: We are merging 2 or more PDF files into (new) one. New file should be named as first original file. So I need: Take name of first original ...
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How does Zotero find the information used to rename PDFs, and how can one incorporate this functionality into a shell script?

The bibliography management software Zotero can automatically rename manuscript PDFs in a AUTHOR - YEAR - TITLE.pdf format. Per this question, Zotero doesn't support batch-renaming all PDFs in a ...
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How to fix/repair a corrupted PDF?

I had a book (PDF) in Apple Books from local files on iPad. I had 2 months worth of notes on the PDF. Today I was not able to open it and getting an error: "Cannot open Document. Unable to open '...
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How to delete signature from a PDF

This PDF has an invalid signature, so I want to delete it. Is there some tools to do it? I use Windows/Linux system. PDF source: https://zh.z-library.se/book/3355492/93d409/classical-mechanics.html
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Installing Adobe Pro and Adobe Reader on the same machine

We have multiple users working on a terminal servers A few have license for Adobe Pro The rest of the users need access to the 'regular' Adobe Reader that does not require a license. Tried installing ...
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Chrome suddenly automatically opens PDF files in Adobe Acrobat after download

Since a few weeks, after I've downloaded a PDF file, Chrome suddenly has started to open these files in Adobe Acrobat. I have absolutely no idea why that happens. Does someone know what the reason for ...
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change language for pdf export in libreoffice calc

This must surely be obscure but I'd really like to fix it for an important document. My system language is in one European language. Still, I managed to change all the languages for a Libreoffice Calc ...
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Change page size when Printing as PDF

I have a list of .xhtml document that are size 539*709. This is a kind of weird B5 (190x250mm). When I do CTRL+P and use the "Save As PDF" feature, I do not have the page format that I want. ...
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Copying files from Linux server to windows machine over SSH, using expect script and crontab is not reliable

We have a server that is producing reports from some elements in two formats. PDF and DOCX. I created a crontab job to automate transfer of these files from the server to one of the local Windows ...
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Autohotkey: Can't get the name and path of a pdf file

The following code gets the selected text from a file after pressing ctrl+shift+c and appends its name and path to it, then copies it to the clipboard. It works with a .txt file, but not with a pdf ...
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How to remove documents stored on Evince's "home page"?

Is there a way to remove certain documents from the front page of Evince? Or reset the entire thing back to zero and have no documents show up until I pull one up again? This page is what I mean:
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Is it possible to recover files on NTFS after writing to the same directory?

I've accidentally deleted a couple of .tex and .pdf files. The files were stored under C:\Users\Name\Desktop\notes on my laptop's SSD. I'm using a Windows 11 Pro. It seems like this happened about a ...
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Opening PDF previews with Chrome on an Optiplex 7010 or 7000 results in a grey square in the preview pane

As the title states. Opening PDF previews with Chrome on an Optiplex 7010 or 7000 results in a grey square in the preview pane. Notes: This issue does not occur for any other Optiplex series (5060, ...
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Windows 11 Edge cannot open PDFs that have spaces in filename

Windows 11 Edge opens PDF by default, but it seems like it can't handle filenames that have spaces. e.g. Invoice AAA.pdf will result in opening 2 tabs, Invoice and AAA.pdf, both of which don't exist. ...
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Why does my PDF repeat the last edit I made to an included image?

I have a multi-page PDF that has an image on its first page that I recently edited before re-saving the PDF. The edit involved changing the number 46 to 40 by pasting a 0 on top of the 6 and then ...
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Is it possible to convert Word to PDF without screenshot quality loss?

In Word I have a code screenshot. I tried to convert it using many different ways (save as PDF, export to PDF, Print to PDF (Microsoft, Adobe, CutePDF), Adobe Acrobat (paid) Create PDF / Convert PDF (...
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Unable to Print in Landscape Mode from Excel Document

I'm encountering difficulty when attempting to print an Excel page in landscape mode. Despite trying various adjustments, such as scaling, changing paper formats, and playing with file and printer ...
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Header and Footer Option missing in Microsoft Print to PDF / Printing Preferences / Page Layout

I was trying to print some txt files in PDF via 'Microsfot Print to PDF' and by default it prints the header and footer. Reading about it online articles mention that I could remove them by ...
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How to prevent large file size in JPEG-PDF roundtrip conversion?

TL;DR: File size doubled in roundtrip conversion between JPEG and PDF. Tools used : poppler and imagemagick I am doing this Extract images from a pdf containing only images (scanned document), via ...
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Is there a certificate file containing an signature image?

Some PDF editors have this nice feature to sign your document and placing a scanned image of your signature at the same time. Is there any digital signature format out there supporting to contain an ...
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Open multiple pdf files in separate staggered windows in a single app on a Mac

How can I open from the command line on a Mac more than 15 pdf files, 1 file per window, in separate staggered windows in a single app? I am using Preview as the default pdf viewer. I have not ...
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GIMP: using mask extracted from a PDF file

I frequently use pdfimages to extract graphic images from pdf files. A lot of the time, I find that the extracted image seems to be in two parts - the original image and a grey-scale mask that screens ...
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“Epson ET-4750 preparing to print the back side of the document. Do not touch the paper” This is a one-page doc with no back side

This problem began in the last couple of months--one page documents in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat pdfs pause for about 20 seconds after printing the page and the printer Control Panel warns me &...
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