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What are good document organization utilities?

I'm a graduate student and I have to deal with reading a lot of academic papers. I was wondering if there were any good utilities for linux for organizing documents (pdfs mostly) for reading. Having ...
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Columns for page subsections in Abiword?

Is there any way in Abiword to make columns apply to specified subsections of a page, instead of the entire document?
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Where should I keep personal files so they are safe across system re-installs?

I want to make sure that at the next system installation/restoration my files are not lost. Using tweakers I can change Window's default folders (e.g. move "My documents" from C: drive to D:). Right ...
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Linux PPTX presentation Viewer

Besides Open Office, is there any solution for opening .pptx presentations on Linux (Debian to be more precise)?
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personal document management system

I'm looking for a personal document management system that would: track changes in documents in a configured directory tree save new files to a content repository (thus allowing of their versioning) ...
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How to split each page of a djvu file?

In a djvu file, it has two book pages in one djvu page. I would like to split it so that one book page per djvu page. For example, I was wondering if this can be done by some software, preferably ...
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Is there a linux equivalent of the Mac OS X command “textutil”?

On Mac OS X there's a very handy command called textutil, that can be invoked from the terminal and allows to convert a document from a format to another; Sometimes I use it to convert a RTF file into ...
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Light, easy-to-use presentation software

I am looking for a Linux presentation software and the main features I need are: Light on dependencies and resource consumption (I use GTK+) Easy to use Align & Distribute information on slide ...
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How do I convert a '.pages' file to something unix-y?

I have a file with the extension '.pages´. I think that means iWork, but I'm not sure. Anyway, searching for "convert pages linux" produces a fair few false negatives! Does anyone happen to know a ...
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Vim: word wrap for documents

Whats the best way to do word wrapping for a document in vim? I'd like have each line wrap at 80 characters, not just visually wrap but enter a newline. I got this kind of working by using :set wrap ...
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Export from KWD (old KWord/KOffice document format) to anything else

I've got 75 documents in KWD format, from my old days using KDE 3.x. I'd like to convert them to ODT or RTF, so I can edit them with Open Office, Abiword or the newer KWord, but I haven't found a ...
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OCR on Linux systems

I have always found OCR technology to be behind on open source systems. I've also watched the Ocropus project since its infancy. I've tried what I've heard is the best OCR engine available for ...