PDF (Portable Document Format) is an open standard for fixed format document exchange. Use this tag to indicate questions involving files in this format and also when software is generating/processing this format. When possible and possible relevant indicate the version of the PDF document (as ...

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How do I convert the complete AMD64 Gentoo Handbook into a PDF from the command-line?

I have been writing shell scripts for converting the AMD64 Handbook of Gentoo Linux to PDF and this is my current shell script: function ghand { # Input 1 is the architecture # Input 2 is the ...
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Opening PDFs in existing window

At the moment, I can open a PDF in Evince (say) by typing $ evince document1.pdf Then the command $ evince document2.pdf starts a second instance of Evince and opens the new document in that ...
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How can I calibrate Zathura's zoom levels to my monitors?

I'm using Zathura (using the MuPDF plugin) to review various layouts for printing. It's important to me that I'm looking at things approximately the same size as they will come out on paper. I realize ...
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Password protect a PDF file with AES 256

I can't find a free/open-source software that password protects my PDFs with AES 256. pdftk just offers 128-bit strength.. In fact I didn't find any other tool that encrypts PDFs. What tool may I ...
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Installing swftools with dependencies on a server with no internet connection?

I am trying to install a package on a Red Hat server which does not have internet connection by which I could directly download and install dependencies. Where can I download the swftools package ...
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Can Zathura's “dual” page mode use a page offset?

When viewing PDFs that are setup for print, I often want to view facing page spreads. Typically PDFs are typeset such that the first page of the file/part/chapter always starts on a right page so ...
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Why can't I remove annotations in this PDF document?

I'm using GNOME "Document Viewer" for annotating PDF files. I can add annotations but am unable to remove them, despite following the instructions here. https://help.gnome.org/users/evince/stable/...
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Overlay text in PDF via command line

The following command produced the result of the following image using convert, where an overlay box containing the letter "A" was layered over the PDF: convert online_gauss.pdf -fill white -...
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Why is my ghostscript output bigger when converting to sRGB?

I have a PDF (made with inkscape) with very high-resolution (4K) images that I'm compressing using ghostscript. When I use this line: gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dPDFSETTINGS=/...
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How to cut a really large raster image into smaller chunks?

I have a large poster as a pdf-file. I need to create a raster image from it (for instance because there seems to be no pdf viewer which allows me to zoom sufficiently to see the contents). So I ...
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Script to mail PDF files [closed]

It's a wrong question..please delete itn
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Print pdf like paps, but with actual fonts?

So I convert a piece of text to PDF like so: INPUT="this text goes to a pdf file" paps $INPUT 2>/dev/null | ps2pdf -sPAPERSIZE=a4 -dOptimize=true -dEmbedAllFonts=true - out.pdf Which works great,...
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Create Automate Task to download and search in PDF and notify

I want to create an Automate Task to hourly download a PDF from a specific URL and then search for certain text like "6256896" and then if there was the text inside the PDF,notifies me for example ...
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alternative of pdfinfo to display author and title

I am using pdfinfo to display the title name and author of pdf files. But for some pdf files, it's not working. It's showing all other info like creation date,modification date,pagesize etc except ...
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Modifying the search result of grep

Normally, we can search a keyword in a list of pdf files using the following command: for file in *pdf; do pdftotext "$file" - | grep keyword done Now, from the search result, If I want to find ...
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Searching a keyword in multiple pdf files

I want to search for a specific keyword in multiple pdf file using pdftotext command. Normally we can search inside a single pdf file using the following command: pdftotext file.pdf - | grep keyword ...
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How to create a custom command in Linux for a wine pdf application?

I'm using Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 and would like to have PDFXCview.exe as the standard application to open pdfs. Opening a pdf using a small executable file including #!/bin/bash wine /foldername/...
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Batch rename according to number of pages in pdf file

I have a lot of papers in pdf files (and also other type of files in the same folder). I'd like to rename them using the pattern <current file name>[<number of pages>].pdf But after ...
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Why is JavaScript embedded in a PDF opened with Firefox not executed?

I have embedded a simple JavaScript (app.alert messagebox) in a PDF using Didier Stevens pdf-tools. Then I open that PDF in Firefox in Linux and the Javascript is not executed. The messagebox is not ...
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Splitting a pdf-file into 2 pdf's (one contining equal pages etc…) [duplicate]

I have a 600 pages long pdf file. I would love to be able to split it in different pdf files, one containing odd-numbered pages: 1,3,5,7,9,11 etc. and another file containing even-numbered pages: 2, 4,...
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ubuntu document reader for acrobat pdf forms

I have an acrobat pdf form that I need to fill. I am using ubuntu 14.04 trusty. Is there a reader that can handle this, the default (evince) doesn't seem to work. thanks
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Sign a PDF file to verify integrity and validity

I've been asked to distribute electronic certificates (they were originally paper), in a PDF format, but I'd like to sign them with gpg or something similar so users can upload them to my site to ...
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How can I comfortably highlight PDF files without KDE?

Okular is great but has many KDE dependencies. Xournal is not very suitable for highlighting. Evince doesn't have any "editing" functionality.
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convert a html book to a pdf file?

How can I convert a html book (consisting of a number of html files linked to each other) to a pdf file on Ubuntu? Hope the resulting pdf file can have bookmarks according to the structures of the ...
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Can't download all of specified webpages by using wkhtmltopdf

i try to download the webpages specified as a list of urls in a text file urls, and convert and merge them to a single pdf file, by running: $ wkhtmltopdf $(cat urls) all.pdf Loading pages (1/6) ...
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How can I shuffle pages from a pdf file in a random order?

I would like to shuffle the pages of a pdf document in a random order. How can this be done?
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Replace a image in a PDF using command line

I need to process some PDF files. The task consists in exchange a given image file by another. My first problem is how to replace a PDF image from command line in a batch process. Next I'll try to ...
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Using interface file with LP and txt2pdf utility to transform print file to PDF

Our legacy application uses LP commands on Solaris 5.10 to print report files to printers throughout our org. However, now we have a remote location that won't have access to a printer (at least not ...
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Extract completed slides of a slide show PDF

PDF files of slide show presentations distributed by my lecturers often contain a huge number of pages, because each animation step results in an new page (sometimes 20 pages per slide). This is nice ...
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PDF: Using Terminal [closed]

I tried creating a PDF file using terminal . I wrote "vi New.pdf". It created the file. Now that when i trying to double click and open it . It said something like :- The file "New.pdf" could not ...
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How do I encrypt (password protect) a PDF without encrypting the metadata?

It seems that the encryption provided by pdftk(1) is the level supported by Acrobat 5 (I added a password to a PDF file using pdftk then opened it in Acrobat Pro 9 and examined the security settings; "...
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Convert Blog to PDF or Epub Book

I want a command or script to collect all the posts on a given blog and convert them into a PDF and/or Epub book without needing to be the owner of the blog. This website allows users to convert blogs ...
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Why my rescued PDFs forms are empty?

First, I'm no expert, so don't assume I know much about data recovery. I'm using ddrescue and photorec to try to rescue files from a USB stick. It's a 32GB stick that has no more partition information ...
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How can I rasterize all of the text in a PDF?

You know when you have a pdf, which is a scan of a document and it's a really huge file, because it just stores the picture of the scanned document? And there are OCR tools which can help you to ...
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Download an article with cURL given a dynamic download link

I'm trying to download this published journal article using cURL. It's the main page of an open access, so there should be not problems for anyone to see/download the article. I then extract the ...
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How to convert ęąśćżńł TXT to PDF with enscript?

I have problem converting a file to PDF. I create the file with echo ęąśćżńł > text and convert: enscript -O text -o - | ps2pdf - out.pdf However, out.pdf has an encoding problem:
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How to convert libreoffice ODT to PDF in bash

I am using libreoffice under CentOS 6. I can convert ODT files to PDF with: libreoffice --headless --convert-to pdf *.odt but the problem is that it only works when no document is open in libreoffice....
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Printing on custom paper size / adding paper size to PPD

I have some trouble when printing to custom paper sizes. Currently, I want to print something to a 21cm x 21cm card. So, I created a document with this size in libre office and exported it to PDF. ...
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tiff2pdf coloured

I converted some scanned .tif files to .pdf using tiff2pdf (libtiff version 4.0.3 ) with JPEG compression. Viewing them in evince showed a coloured (pinkish) background. My initial thought was that ...
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textutil convert PDF to txt producing garbled output

I am trying to convert PDF files to text files using textutil. I don't if there are special types of PDFs that can and cannot be converted. The files I am trying to convert are in a searchable ...
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How to make a PDF portfolio from merged files

Adobe Acrobat has a feature where PDF files can be merged into a single portfolio document. The various PDF files can be set out with a template, and clicking on its icon views the appropriate PDF. ...
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How to get `pdftotext` to output text in a readable encoding?

I converted a PDF file into a txt file using pdftotext. As an example, i have the sentence "This is the first study on the functional relevance of", notice the f in "first", when i process this sentence ...
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Gnome printing (Evince): Scale pdf up and center (get rid of page margin)

As you know, latex documents often have quite a substantial amount of page margin. I don't like that. The printing dialog offers the option to print the document scaled up (let's say 120%), but then ...
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Substituting file extensions on a variable

I'd like to do the following : create a .tex and directly show it after compilation with evince, ideally it would be like this: showpdf file.tex so I wrote #!/bin/sh pdflatex $1 && ...
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Syntax highlighting and export EPUB format

I need to write RTL format and finaly export as Epub (pdf as freedom).I need to explain my codes and somthing such as syntax highlighting, Do you have any solution? UPDATE: My question has 2 aspect: ...
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How to set password for pdf files?

I need to password protect my PDF file(s), because I am going to send them through email and I want anyone who would view my PDF file(s) to be prompted for a password. How can I add a password to a ...
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How can this pdf file be created from this website?

This pdf file seems created from this site. I check the information of the pdf file by pdfinfo the pdf file: Creator: pdftk 1.12 - www.pdftk.com Producer: itext-paulo (lowagie.com)[...
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Recover pdf from extracted images

Here is the information of images in a single-page pdf file: $ pdfimages -list p1.pdf page num type width height color comp bpc enc interp object ID -------------------------------------------...
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Convert pdf to a different page size (US Letter -> A4)

I'm trying to print a simple US Letter document, but for some reason, I just cannot manage to fit it properly onto A4 when printing multiple pages per-list. I have tried converting the pdf using: gs -...
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Extract words instead of letters from pdf files?

I use less which uses pdftotext to extract text from pdf files, by less my.pdf. In this way, some words' letters are separated by spaces from a pdf file. CH APTE R 2 5 T E ST IN G WE B A P P ...