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Questions tagged [pdf-reader]

A PDF reader is an application which can read and display Portable Document Format files.

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Copy and paste text from pdf to txt with repetition

I copy a line from a pdf file, then paste it to VSCode, but these characters repeat a lot of times. And the line I selected is discontinuous. By the way, I use Adobe Acrobat Reader for reading this ...
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How do I make Firefox my default pdf viewer in Windows 10?

Whenever I double click a pdf file, it should open in firefox. I can do it with Google Chrome but not Firefox. Any help would be appreciated.
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Can we extract information from resume in pdf form through coding? [closed]

I am curious to know Can we extract Information from any resume that is in pfd format through coading. I know that we can extract text from pdf , there are lots of libraries available but Suppose I ...
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Does making a pdf searchable make it more vulnerable?

I would like to know if making a pdf 'searchable' somehow make it less secure?
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Evince is not refreshing

To clarify I think at one point when you edited a PDF say by compiling with pdflatex, the edits appear immediately in Evince reader and didn't require you to close the viewer and open it to see the ...
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Way to quickly open and re-save all PDF files in a folder?

I have 40 PDF forms that were filled. When I compile the form responses (using the "Export Data From Multiple Forms" option) I often see in the consolidated file that some entered responses are either ...
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Okular annotations not coherent behavior

I'm using Okular version: Qt: 4.8.6 KDE Development Platform: 4.14.2 Okular: 0.20.2 I'm trying to understand how the annotations work because I would like to store my progress on git, saving only ...
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Is there a way to mark the page I was left on in Foxit?

I am not talking about the bookmark function, but a way to "keep reading" from where I left without needing to remember the page I was left on. Like a favorite page function.
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Sumtra pdf: How to customise the left and right margin color of sumtra pdf?

The related question is here, and I know how to set the background and text color, however, how to set the left and right margin color?
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export to / create / tweak PDF: can you predefine a printing range?

Let's say you have a 20 page PDF document and your users will almost always need to print only one page of it. Can a PDF be tweaked so that at printing time, the "page range" is pre-set to the page(s)...
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Disable pop-up when selecting text in Foxit-Reader

When selecting (e.g click and drag or double click a word) I get a pop-up, like so: I find it quite annoying, and would like to disable it, but cannot find such a setting. Is this possible, or are ...
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Chrome PDF viewer snaps back to the same page

When attempting to scroll down the PDF, chrome snaps back to the same page after reaching a certain point. This only happens with one PDF, and this occurs only in chrome. Below is a gif of it ...
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How to get chromium/chrome to open a pdf full screen

When I open a pdf in chromium on my Ubuntu machine or in chrome on my chromebook, it opens it in "continuous" mode. This means you see a number of pages at a time. I can't find a setting to make it ...
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How to keep the Highlighter tool selected in Skim?

When I use the highlighter how do I set it is selected by default. I don't want to have to go and click back on the highlight icon each time. I have made a shortcut but I have to press shortcut key ...
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Modify group policy settings through Java

This probably is a silly question and the answer might be a NO. But asking for clarification sake - Is there anyway the group policy settings applied to a local machine be modified via a third party ...
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How to identify flipped (rotated 180°) pages in PDF file?

I have thousands of PDF files. Our kind hearted person who scanned them all into existence must have gone glazed over at some point, because some selection of pages were scanned upside down. I've ...
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Where does Zathura store bookmarks in Linux?

Where does zathura store bookmarks in linux ?
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Why are my pdf pages temporarily blurry in Preview?

I am using Preview to display a 1MB pdf file that contains a presentation. OS X High Sierra. At each page/slide, the image is blurry for about one second, before it gets sharp (correct). I have found ...
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Changing the icons used by Sumatra PDF reader

I like the simple design of Sumatra PDF reader, but the ugly icons it uses are ugly my question is how to replace them. Specifically how do I replace: The icons used in file explorer beside pdf ...
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Keep using Microsoft Reader after it has been discontinued

As of today (16/02/2018) Microsoft has apparently discontinued the Microsoft Reader app. Per this article After updating to the latest version of the Reader App, users will be getting a ...
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PDF page labels created in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC not compatible with Apple Preview?

Context The first 8 pages of my scanned book are Cover, blank, Title, Copyright, ..., and Table of Contents pages. Then start the pages with the actual pagination printed at the bottom (1, 2, 3,...). ...
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Java program opens PDF with Microsoft Word

Some workmates have to use an online application which is Java powered, so they use Microsoft Internet Explorer. Within the Java program, some menu entries open PDF documents. On all but one ...
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Searching keywords in Preview: Don't automatically jump to first occurrence

This is driving me crazy. Whenever I search for a term in a pdf with Preview (cmd+F) it will jump to the very first occurrence of the search term in the entire document (!) automatically. I want it to ...
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Zathura with Latexmk on MacOS

I am trying to get my LaTeX setup up and running: Vim with vimtex -> Latexmk -> Zathura I installed everything through HomeBrew. $ zathura -v zathura 0.3.7 (plugin) pdf-poppler (0.2.7) $ tlmgr info ...
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How to get list of all bookmarks in Zathura

How in Zathura get a list of all bookmarks? I take the blist command from here, write it, and the wrong number of arguments is returned to me. Which argument to insert for get a list ?
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Is it possible to use PDF.js as a standalone program?

I really enjoy the PDF.js reader that comes with Firefox. However, I would like to use PDF.js as a standalone program, so that when I open a pdf file Firefox does not open. That way I can keep ...
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How can I prevent Adobe Reader DC from always opening maximized windows

Recently, Adobe Reader DC have started to always opening documents in maximized windows covering the entire desktop. How can I turn it off?
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What's wrong with this PDF file?

I'm trying to read my laptop's manual. It is published as a PDF file, but when I open it either on my Fedora 26 PC using either: Evince Firefox 54.0 Chromium 51 all I see is this: The file doesn'...
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Adobe Reader DC - Navigation Panes: Default Width

How can I set the default width of the Navigation Bars in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC? I am getting this every time I open a new document or collapse and extend again the Navigation Bars: How could I ...
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How can I get Libre Office to accept pasted text?

I am trying to paste some information copied from a PDF document into an Open Office document (Libre Office 5.0.4.2), but instead of pasting the information that is in the clipboard to the .odt file, ...
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How can I get rid of PDF Architect desktop ads?

I have the PDF Architect 3 installed on my computer (Windows 7). This super-annoying pop-up ad appears in the right corner of the desktop each time I start my computer: Can I disable it somehow? ...
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Change pdf's to stop downloading files

This used to be my workflow: Click on pdf -> automatically open pdf in tab Now that firefox (and other browsers) have stopped in browser use of adobe reader (and adobe reader 11 or whatever it is ...
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Error in Google Chrome pdf viewer

From a couple of days my Google Chrome pdf viewer doesn't work. Whenever I try to open a pdf, nonsensical characters show up (see the image below). Apart from the vertical watermark, all the ...
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Using protected (no copy/paste) pdf [duplicate]

I'm using PDF-XChange to view pdf's. I have one pdf that has lock on it: And I can't copy text from it: How to solve copy/paste problem?
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Foxit Reader, highlight text that is read by text-to-speech feature

I use Foxit Reader to have my documents read for me by using Ctrl+Shift+B to start reading Ctrl+Shift+P to pause reading Ctrl+Shift+E to end reading I was wondering if there is an option that ...
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Open a secured PDF version 1.7

Since few days I am trying to open a secured PDF in version 1.7 (an example of a PDF : https://gd.lu/resa/4mgQHL ) to get the text inside. When I am trying to open the PDF with Adobe Reader (XI), PDF ...
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How can I disable the security warning in Foxit reader when I open links?

whenever I click a link inside a PDF document in Foxit reader I get this warning: Is there a way to disable it?
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I want Abode Reader DC to open in full screen mode

When I open a PDF document in Abode Reader DC I get three windows. The left windows says Bookmark and a bunch of choices. In the middle is the PDF document itself and on the right is Export PDF and a ...
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PDF Reader scrolling in full screen mode

There is a View - Page Display - Enable Scrolling option in Adobe PDF Reader 11. This seems to be disabled when in full screen mode. How to enable the above scrolling feature when in full screen mode? ...
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Should I expect PDF vs TIF CMYK images to render differently on screen?

Consider a TIF CMYK image with embedded ICC profile, e.g. using ImageMagick : convert input.tif -profile /path/to/ISOcoated_v2_eci.icc output.pdf convert input.tif -profile /path/to/ISOcoated_v2_eci....
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View extra large PDF files on Linux

I have a 18000x18000px PDF file I generate via matplotlib. Before printing I would like to preview it, at least at 20% zoom. Sadly nothing I have tried so far works: evince will only open it at a ...
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PDF reader with zoom [closed]

I'm working with largish PDFs (e.g. 17523x2383 dots @ 72dpi), where i need to zoom out (to see the overall picture and to navigate) and to zoom in (to read labels on the nodes). The PDFs are simple ...
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PDF controls not working in Chrome PDF viewer (but do in IE and Firefox)

This PDF will open within the browser in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. In IE, the PDF's controls at the bottom of the page (Print/Save/Email) will work fine. However, those controls will ...
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How to start xpdf(1) without the outline pane?

I am trying to configure xpdf(1) so that it doesn't show the outline pane by default. I've managed to set up a keybinding in my ~/.xpdfrc to toggle the visibility of the outline pane with this ...
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What is :exec and :export commands format in Zathura PDF viewer?

It’s not documented anywhere. I’d like to bind a shortcut to export currently open page to desktop and another one to open it in gimp. Is that possible?
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How do I “force” passages I copy to my Word files to use up all the available line space?

I like to copy noteworthy passages from PDF books to Word documents. Problem is that PDF "line width" or "line space" is narrower than the width of a Word document. Thus I get unreadable, unnecessary ...
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Highlights and notes on PDF files gone missing

I've been using the Reader app to read, highlight and notes to PDF files on Windows 10 and it is being working well for a couple of weeks. However, I just noticed the notes and highlights I added ...
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Read pdf with minimum white margin

I have a pdf file which originates from MS Word (*.docx). I want to read / print it out with minimum white margin. I have tried converting the pdf file back to *.docx. Although I can edit the white ...
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Foxit PhantomPDF: Snapshot to PDF

To my knowledge, the best method to extract a .pdf image from a .pdf report in Foxit PhantomPDF is to: Duplicate the page on which the image exists. Crop the page down. Save the page as a new .pdf. ...
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How can I change the default browser and pdf viewer in windows 10?

Normally when I use for example firefox, chrome or foxit reader the "do you want to set this as the default browser/reader" works. But since upgrading windows 8.1 to windows 10 I'm stuck with IE and ...