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

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How to add url to whole pdf?

I have a pdf file that is about 100 pages. I want to add a link on the whole pdf(not a specific area of the PDF) so that wherever you click on the pdf, you will be brought to that url. I know I can ...
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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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How to reduce the number of clicks in Adobe acrobat/windows to save updated pdf file overwriting the existing one?

I am using the Adobe Acrobat readers to add comments to PDF files but every time I want to exit the file leaving the newer version overwriting the earlier one, I have to jump through several windows ...
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Saving a Word document as PDF, but with Bookmarks?

In PDF's you can have a headings/bookmarks side panel that lets you jump to different chapters or sections (of course, not all PDF's, just those where these have been added). In Word, I can "Save ...
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Reader for .txt file

I want to read .txt files but not editing them. Not in the command line, so not more and similar utilities. I would like to open like if it were a .pdf file, but without converting to a PDF, so not ...
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Removing Text Of A Certain Colour From A Long PDF

I am preparing for exams and have found some very good resources for myself but they have one issue. All the answers are written right under each question in red ink. I'd like to print these out and ...
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"Open PDFs from last session on Acrobat launch" is disabled

In the acrobat reader, the option of "PDFs from last session on Acrobat launch" is disabled, such that it cannot be checked anymore. See the screenshot below. How to resolve this issue?
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How do I retrieve a PDF page's boxes info?

I know PDFs have various "boxes" defined for their pages: Media box, bleed box, art box etc.. But - typical PDF viewers in Linux don't seem to show these boxes, nor list their dimensions and ...
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Can Foxit Reader play embedded videos?

I have an interview for which I need to bring a USB key with a PDF presentation and I'm told there will be a "windows 10 Pro PC running Foxit PhantomPDF" (*). I'd like to have show an ...
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Can whiteouts in a PDF be undone?

A while back, I made a video that shows how to whiteout content in a PDF file using Foxit Reader. After whiting out content, I advised that you could prevent "a recipient of that PDF" from ...
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Can't copy chinese text from PDF

I tried to open it with google docs, and tried the site i2orc to convert the file. But in both cases the Chinese characters are missing from the output, just as when i copy/paste them from the ...
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Between Ubuntu 20.04 and 22.04, did Evince completely lose its settings menu?

This is my current version of evince $ dpkg -l | grep evince ii evince 42.3-0ubuntu2 amd64 Document (PostScript, ...
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Is it possible to sync a number of a page in pdf document to the field for goto page in pdf reader?

Is it possible to sync a page number in pdf document to the field for goto page in pdf program? So when I enter number 13 for page 13, it will always show me page which is numbered 13 and not 17. As ...
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Copy page numbers from a pdf with a shortcut?

I read a lot of PDF files and take notes from them. I often like to include page numbers in these notes so that a reader can find what I am talking about. But this is a pain with a lot of typing. Is ...
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Evince with dbus-launch cann't use WSL2 input methods

In the first post i asked how to enable reading history of Evince in WSL2, thanks to the answer which recommends: dbus-launch evince <file.pdf> But I found a problem, I cannot use WSL2 input ...
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Is there a way to fix "multi-page selection with headers or footers" in PDF using Adobe's Reader?

If you have some text document with headers and/or footers like ODF in LibreOffice Writer, you can select a block of text across page boundaries without a problem. Example: However if you export that ...
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Text selection with keyboard in Okular

Is it possible to select text in a PDF with Okular using the keyboard? Something in the lines of: Left-click on the text to place the text cursor there, then press Shift and Left/Right arrow keys to ...
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Any way to fix PDF fonts when viewing in Firefox on Linux?

It's really nice to be able to view a PDF in Firefox on Linux but the font is absolutely horrid and the kerning is way off: The PDF is super easy to read in Chrome: Is there a way to make the PDF ...
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Open PDF in Microsoft Edge without showing a URL bar

When I open a PDF I downloaded in Firefox, it opens like this: However, when I open a PDF from the file explorer, it opens like this: With an annoying URL bar taking up a portion of my screen. How ...
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How can I configure Acrobat so that it runs a Acrobat Javascript script whenever a PDF is opened in Acrobat?

I wrote an Acrobat Javascript script. How can I configure Acrobat so that it runs a Acrobat Javascript script whenever a PDF is opened in Acrobat? What have you tried? I looked around in the Acrobat ...
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Adobe Acrobat auto dark mode feature for pdf files?

Adobe Acrobat auto dark mode feature for pdf files? I am using auto dark mode for my windows (github program), to switch to dark theme when it is night time, I want a program that switches the pdf ...
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Convert coloured book scan pdf to 1 bit black and white

I have a high dpi book scan which is very slow to read, probably owing to the fact that it has all gradation and colourful goodness of the pages and text. I want to get rid of everything extra and ...
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PDF with Invisible Text inside a Text Box

I have a PDF document, which contains several text boxes, but the text inside is invisible. I am able to select the text and copy/paste it into another document and see what is written inside the text ...
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How can I copy more than one page of text with Adobe PDF reader?

I have this PDF document opened in my Adobe PDF reader, and if I press <CTRL><A>, <CTRL><C> and <CTRL><V>, only one page of text is copied. What's wrong? Is this ...
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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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Is it possible to email the current page of a pdf I am reading?

Is it possible to email the current page of a PDF I am reading? In Adobe Reader or any PDF reader. I don't want to email the whole file.
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How to convert DJVU to character recognizable PDF FIle?

I have a a DJVU file where I can select, copy, highlight the text of it, i.e. the DJVU is text readable or character recognizable. I want to convert this file to character recognizable pdf file. Is ...
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PDF characters missing in Atril and Evince, but present in xpdf and Chrome

I generate PDF's with groff and ps2pdf. However, some characters are missing when displayed with atril or evince: While, in xpdf or Google Chrome, they display correctly: Which is odd. When I use ...
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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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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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How do I search for a word/phrase between page x and page y of a PDF file?

While working with a 700+ page PDF for school, I need to search for words/phrases in the current chapter we're in but most "Find" features on PDF viewers will give me results from all over the PDF. ...
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Does exist PDF Reader with "next file" and "previous file" button? [closed]

I have a lot of one page pdf files. But the the only pdf reader I have installed (Foxit Reader) do not have a "Next file in folder" and "Previous file in folder" buttons. Does exist such pdf reader, ...
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Microsoft Reader App Keeps Crashing

This question has been asked before, but I'm asking again because it has been a while since that one was asked. I'm aware that the Reader app has been discontinued, and that it is possible to keep ...
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How to open same pdf file in two different tabs or windows in pdf xchange editor?

I want to open the same pdf file in different tabs or windows. I tried to open the same file when I already opened it. However, pdf xchange editor did not perform any action. I don't mean to split ...
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How to get Google Chrome to open PDFs in "fit to width" mode by default

When opening a PDF in Chrome, it is not fit to width by default. To achieve this, one has to click on a button that appears in the lower right part of the screen twice. Is there a way to avoid this? ...
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What does the check mark `Lock document after signing` do in Acrobat Reader?

I need to sign PDF documents with the Acrobat Reader DC (V19, Win10). What consequences does the check mark Lock document after signing specifically have? This is what I checked/got so far (partly ...
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Is PDF versioning available in Adobe Acrobat DC?

Is versioning available for adobe acrobat DC? I'm new to editing PDFs and to Adobe Acrobat DC, but I've been reading contradictory things on line. Is versioning possible? If so, how do I enable it? ...
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PDF document converted from a MS-Word file shows jpeg as text rather than images

I have a document in MS Word which includes tables that I want to display as images rather than text. In the document I have inputted them as jpegs which were created by selecting the table, pasting ...
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How to do PDF snipping (image extraction) with filename added to image?

I was doing some literature research and was copying together (extract figure in Adobe PDF) figures from a large number of papers. It is super tedious to keep track from which publication, which ...
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How can I fix a pdf that can only be opened with mupdf?

I have a pdf file which can only be opened with mupdf (both desktop and mobile) I've tried opening the same file with evince, okular, foxit reader and with my kindle paperwhite 2018. I ultimately ...
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How to change the text highlighting color in Okular?

How can you quickly switch between text highlighting colors for the "Review" tools in the Okular PDF-reader? For example when browsing through a PDF file and wanting to color different topics ...
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How to convert a scanned text from PDF to Word?

I have a scanned text in PDF format but it is in Arabic how to convert it into a Word file so that the text remains in Arabic.
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Can the main browsers (Chrome/Firefox/Edge) show you if a PDF is protected or not?

Windows' built-in PDF reader is basically Edge and other main browsers have built-in PDF readers too. Can any of them somehow show you if the PDF you read is protected against editing or not? Is ...
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A way to force Firefox to open a file in its Pdf viewer?

I'm trying to view a Pdf file that I found online. Normally, when I attempt to open a Pdf file, Firefox displays it in its default Pdf viewer (called pdfjs, I believe). This is good and normal ...
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How to install two Skim apps on mac?

Skim may be the only pdf viewer that support forward and inverse sync. It only supports one editor for inverse sync. I want to know whether I can install two skim apps with different setting files in ~...
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How do I select text in right order in PDFs like this

I work with chemical safety data sheets. My job is to transfer PDFs into a database by copy/pasting. I have problems with some types of PDF files, like this one: https://www.jotun.com/Datasheets/...
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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? [closed]

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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