Questions tagged [pdf-reader]

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

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Search in zathura bookmarks

Is it possible to search in bookmarks and "subookmarks" created from table of contents? I need to read 1200 pages MCU datasheet and fast orientation in bookmarks is necessary. This feature is for me ...
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Night mode pdf reader for PDF that contains IMAGES as pages?

I know Adobe Acrobat Reader has a page background changing option in Edit => Preference => Accessibility tab. But it only works for pdf with texts. Pdf that contains images will have no effect if I ...
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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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Automatically choosing the PDF viewer based on the PDF producer metadata

In my workflow I deal with two major groups of the PDF documents: PDFs generated with a LaTeX compiler (pdflatex, xelatex etc.); PDFs generated by all other means (Acrobat Distiller, Adobe PDF ...
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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 ...
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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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