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

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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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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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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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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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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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How to remove all scripts from PDF files

Our organization needs to receive PDF file submissions from unknown third parties via a web submission form. I am concerned someone will attempt to slip in an infected PDF file in an attempt to ...
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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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Is there a GUI-based way to annotate pdfs with equations?

I want to be able to annotate a pdf with a textbox that has equations properly rendered in it. Neither Adobe Reader nor Okular seem to be able to do this. Apparently one can do it with Latex solution, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 notification ...
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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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