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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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Add unique/different text from xls/csv/txt to multiple pdf file

I have lot of pdf files and I want to add different text to a fix position from an other file (from xls, csv, txt whatever). Maybe ImageMagick maybe can do this, but I can't resolve this. Sample Data ...
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calibre is too heavy for epub conversion, any free alternative? [closed]

I mostly use it for epub to pdf conversion and nothing else, and it is rather slower than other ebook viewer as well. Is there free replacement for Calibre on Windows that focuses on file conversion, ...
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How to download/print a read-only pdf website using pdf.js

I'm trying to print some pages from a website that renders a pdf book, but there is no option to print. The link is here. I tried to check it with the inspector tool, but I couldn't find any clue for ...
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Make a pdf file (potentially including a virus) secure to open without protected mode

sometimes I have to open pdf files from unknowm source and then print them. I use Adobe Acrobat in protected mode and disabled Java Script. When I want to print or mark something I have to disable ...
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How to print multiple small PDF files on one sheet of A4 paper, the easy way? [closed]

I need to print a set of small (60x60mm) PDF labels on an sticky A4 paper, which will supposedly be 4x3 grid, with 12 labels in total on one sheet. Thanks in advance
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Re-Order pages of an 'Unbooked' PDF - Batch / GhostScript / PDFtk

Preamble: 'Unbooking' a PDF has been asked before. That said, I haven't found an answer to this specific part of the process. Thanks to extensive research and a lot of help from this site, I'm halfway ...
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Can we extract graphics from PDF as single vector SVG file?

I have a PDF which contains several figures. All these figures are vector images and hence they dont pixelate when I zoom. I want to use those images in my word document and then generate PDF out of ...
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Creating Stamps with auto-generated signature blocks in FOXIT PDF Editor

I am currently working alot with FOXIT PDF Editor to create digital stamps with signature blocks for management to sign. Currently I have to insert my own custom stamp under the comments tab and then ...
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Delete blank pages from PDF does not work

I would like to use this script from this thread: Remove blank pages from PDF from command line. #!/bin/sh IN="$1" filename=$(basename "${IN}") filename="${filename%.*}" ...
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How to create a clickable pdf book index

Some pdf books I have contain a non-clickable index, which means at the beginning of the book there is a 1 Chapter 1 1.1 Section 1.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.2 Section 1.2 . . . . . . . . ...
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Why doesn't changing the name of a pdf file on File Explorer (Windows 10) change the title of the file in it's metadata?

I renamed a pdf file within File Explorer from X to Y. When I open the properties pop-up for the file on File Explorer, I see that the 'name' of the file is Y. However when I view the metadata for the ...
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Link to the previous text box when using backspace in PDF Fillable forms

I need to link the previous text box when erasing the written text so that I don't have to click it again to erase everything. Does anyone know the keystroke script for this one?
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How to edit PDF metadata with Powershell?

I am trying to move the description of a filename to the Description field of the metadata. I have filnames like '######## $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$' where I want to move the '$' characters to a field in ...
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How to allow Chrome to handle PDF only for specific domains?

I never liked Chrome's PDF handling and always had it disabled => download the PDF instead, and let me open it with Adobe. Recently I started working with an accounting website (holded.com) to ...
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CUPS-PDF with iconv converssion

First, sorry for my very poor english language... My problem is the very old (more than 10 years) ERP system. This is run on Linux and use CP-852 lang code. The linux is use for locale: Hu_Hu. I ...
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How to search for exact word/phrase in multiple PDF/Epub documents at once?

I have several folders divided by genre and each folder contains many books which are in PDF and Epub formats. Right now if I want to find specific word/phrase I have to do this in a traditional way, ...
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How to include file name in footnote of pdf file?

Is it possible to add pdf file name to footnote of each page of this file? Possibly with use of pdfunite or pdftk?
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wkhtmltopdf and CSS variables

I'm using wkhtmltopdf 0.12.6 to generate PDFs from HTML. But even that version pretty recent doesn't seem to support CSS variables. .pdf { color:#123; } works, but :root { --mycolor:#123; } ... .pdf {...
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Converting from EPUB to PDF scrambles text. When I copy paste it, it turns up normal, but when viewing, it's a bunch of random characters

I am exporting an ebook from epub to pdf, for view on my computer. I don't want to use it on an e reader, I just want a straight pdf. As I export, it seems I can maintain page breaks, but the cover ...
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Cropping PDF and removing metadata

Weird story... I bought a pdf file for my work. However, on the top left corner of the document I have my personal email in every single page. I would like to remove this and any possible metadata. ...
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Two kinds of page numbers in pdf viewer, and how to navigate them

Certain pdf files seem to have 2 sets of page numbers: one is the actual "physical" page that you see. The other is the numbering given. They don't always match: sometimes a book starts ...
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Hairlines when creating a PDF, Acrobat(?)

I have been googling this for a few days, tinkering with Acrobat settings, trying to locate "Save as PDF" settings and whatnot; no result so far... Seems I can't find a related setting... ...
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Stretch a page to fill a full half of a page when printing two pages on one

I am trying to print the Swordfish Islands Worldbuilder's Print-It-Yourself Zine using a Canon MFW232W LaserJet Printer from Pop!_OS 21.08 from either Evince or Okular PDF viewers. I can get the pages ...
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How to convert a ppt slideshow to a pdf?

For a training, I was given several large powerpoint files, each of which opens automatically like a slide show. I can't find any way to edit them. My goal is to compress them by converting them to ...
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Convert a single page pdf to double page

I have a PDF document that is laid out such that each individual page is its own page, like: -------- | | | | | 1 | | | | | -------- -------- | | | | | 2 | | |...
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Printing 4 columns to A4

I want to print 4 columns onto an A4 sheet of paper to create an instructional pamphlet that can be folded up. Unfortunately Google Docs only supports up to 3 columns. I am using Google Docs and have ...
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Is there a way to download this documentation as a pdf file(may be generated by gitbook)?

documentation link It looks like this: It seems to be generated by gitbook. How can I download this as a pdf file? Is there such tools(or add-ons for browsers)? I only know a troublesome approach is ...
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Table of content doesn't have hyperlinks in PDF exported from Word

I've created a table of content in my Word document, and the page numbers are hyperlinks. However, when I export the document to PDF, it is no longer possible to click on the page numbers in the TOC ...
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Copying text from PDF file doesn't keep indentation or formatting

I get a problem whenever I try to copy/paste code snippets from a PDF file, the pasted code doesn't keep the indentation which is a big problem in Python. This is the source: Here's what gets pasted: ...
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Keeping annotations between overlays in a pdf presentation

I have a presentation in pdf format, where some of the slides include overlays (items appearing one-by-one in a slide etc.). During the presentation, I would like to create annotations (drawings with ...
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How do I debug a problematic PDF?

I received some PDFs from the US Internal Revenue Service (notices with unique information for me, and yes, I trust they really came from the IRS) that crash the 2 very different HP printers I tried ...
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Why does this PDF's permissions seem to change after attempting to annotate?

This PDF is saved from Microsoft Teams. When I attempt to annotate it in either Preview on Mac or Books on iPadOS, it is no longer possible to open without a password. It opens normally every time if ...
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PDF export from Word changes line width of thin lines in embedded SVG

I have inserted some SVG files with complex plots in my Word document. The plots use different line withs, some of them quite thin. After inserting the SVG in Word, the line widths are shown correctly....
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How to set PDF margins for printing on odd/even pages?

I have a PDF I plan on printing and binding, which requires the page to have more margin on the side of the binding than on the other. And since I'm printing double sided, every odd page would need to ...
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Is there a way to get usable data out of a filled PDF with blanks?

I'm hoping to extract some data from fillable PDFs. The end goal is to put certain things from the form into an excel file. Exporting the data to xls via acrobat does not produce useful data. Since ...
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how to simulate overprint or preserve layers with pdfjam

I'm trying to do this command: pdfjam EOB-ID-2up-test-wm.pdf --nup 2x1 --papersize '{17in,11in}' --frame true --outfile EOB-ID-preview.pdf In the original file, some font text has outer-glow text ...
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Scan multipage document to PDF with MacOS Preview

While it's easy to scan a page in MacOS Preview, I can't find how to combine multiple pages in a single PDF file. Can anyone help?
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Print half of A4 PDF on A5 paper

One of our programs generates special labels on an A4 pdf but these are always only half of the A4. Currently we print them on A4 and then have to manually cut the pages in 2 which is a pretty time ...
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I need to integrate two documents into one combined documents on adobe pdf

I have two PDFS that are scans of a double sided documents. the first pdf is all the front sides of the pages and the second is all the backsides. How do I combine the two files easily so the second ...
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How to disable `Fit Page` while navigating bookmarks in Foxit Reader?

I can't navigate PDF document with Foxit Reader because each time I click bookmark entry, it drops any my early set zoom to Fit Page instead. I need to re-zoom each time. If I open bookmark entry ...
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How can I select an annotation in Okular by clicking on the particular annotation on the corresponding page of a pdf file?

How can I select an Okular annotation by clicking on the particular annotation on the corresponding page of the pdf file? I can do this by clicking on the annotations toolbar but that does not let me ...
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Creating a template that can fill multiple .docx and .pdf files using Office

I repeatedly have to fill out multiple documents with the same information (name, first day of work, etc.) Some of these documents are Word documents and some are PDFs. I am wondering if there is a ...
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Find files by contents (Windows 11)

I'm trying to search through 15 years of bank statements (PDF) for a specific payment amount, $42.69. I used Windows explorer file search (bar in upper right corner of file explorer) in the folder ...
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When clicking on a link to a file in Google Chrome for MacOS, would it be possible to add a "print linked file" in the context menu?

When clicking on a link to a downloadable file (ie: pdf) in Google Chrome for MacOS, the context menu appears that gives some useful options (SEE BELOW). Link to image of context menu for reference. ...
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PDF printing from browser preview produces multiple printed pages

Printing PDF files (1 page documents) through the browsers preview (Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi) has this page printed multiple times.All possible settings (browser, printer, printing dialogues, etc) are ...
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Windows 10 "Print to PDF" preview showing SVG/Vector graphics correct. Printing showing it incorrect

I've attached two images to this post showing my issue. Previously the Microsoft Print to PDF in Windows 10 2020 and before was showing our full graph (SVG file with Vector graph lines) correctly. Now ...
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How can I copy a comment from a PDF opened with Google Chrome's built-in PDF file viewer?

I opened with Google Chrome's built-in PDF file viewer. The PDF contains a comment: How can I copy the text of a comment from a PDF opened with Google Chrome's built-in PDF file viewer?
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What does the `Let Windows Desktop Search search for PDF documents` option in Sumatra PDF do?

When installing Sumatra PDF, I see the Let Windows Desktop Search search for PDF documents option. What does the Let Windows Desktop Search search for PDF documents option in Sumatra PDF do? Does ...
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How do I save a whole MS Word document to single-paged PDF?

I am working with MS Word and there are quite a few places where I care about the final look of the document. I don't want to split certain parts (for example pasted source code). I also don't want to ...
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How can I add a margin to all pages of a PDF document?

For a purpose of putting further annotations on PDF, I need to increase the right margin of all pages in a PDF. The page size does not have to stay the same, it is alright if it changes because of the ...
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