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 can I convert a pdf file from gray-scale to black-white?

My OS is Ubuntu 12.04. How can I convert a pdf file from gray-scale to black-white? The gray-scale pdf file comes from scanning with gray-scale option, and the black-white scale pdf is required by ...
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Creating exact non-scaled booklets with pdfbook automatically

I've been trying to print a booklet for some non-standard page sizes, and cannot figure out how to get pdfbook to not scale to standard page size. All I want to do is just double the width of the pdf ...
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Corrupted PDF: Opens fine, but pyPdf bails with AssertionError

I received a PDF in an email and I want to crop and rotate it because it has two pages per sheet. Trying the solutions in Split pages in pdf I had problems with "AssertionError" in pyPDF and "Warning: ...
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Imagemagick convert incorrectly sizes landscape pdfs

When I run convert example.pdf example.png I get a png image, but the image in the pdf is off-center and too small. How do I convert so that the png image is the right size and takes the whole ...
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convert bulk of text files to pdf with naming based upon header file

Knowing that "How to convert from text to .pdf" is already well answered here link and here link, I am looking for something more specific: Using Claws-Mail [website] and a Plug-In [RSSyl] to read ...
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Converting PDF to PDF/A?

Given a PDF of random origin, how do I, on Linux: confirm whether it is in PDF/A format already? if it is not in PDF/A format, convert it to PDF/A with a minimum loss of fidelity? I am aware that ...
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Configuring CUPS PDF writer for PDF/A output?

Can the PDF pseudo-printer in CUPS be configured to emit PDF/A files? If so, how to do it? I'm using CUPS 1.5.3-5 and CUPS-PDF 2.6.1-6 as provided by Debian Wheezy/7.0. Despite CUPS PDF Format - ...
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Problems converting PDF to DjVu

I have a PDF file (copyrighted, so I can't include it here). I'm trying to convert it to DjVu, using some online websites as well as pdf2djvu, but they all fail. In the case of pdf2djvu, the error ...
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Convert PDF from sRGB color space to CMYK

Does anyone know how I can convert a PDF (or EPS) file from sRGB color space to CMYK color space? My workflow is currently the following: Draw an image with Powerpoint Print via postscript printer ...
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how to pdfjoin landscape and portrait oriented JPEG images to one PDF file?

I have some JPEG files. Most of them are landscape oriented, but some are portrait oriented. I want to combine them into one big PDF file. I tried pdfjoin but this results in all images beeing ...
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Splitting large PDF into small files

Using pdftk it is possible to extract page ranges from a pdf using pdftk a.pdf cat 124-end output b.pdf dont_ask I have a bunch of huge PDFs with about 500 pages and over 100 MB, is it possible to ...
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How to convert a pdf to 4-up in landscape mode (ideally using ghostscript)?

I have pdf slides in landscape mode and would like to create a new pdf file containing the slides 4-up (in landscape mode again) like this: ----------------- | 1 | 2 | ----------------- | 3 ...
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How to convert pdf to eBook format

Is there a way to convert a PDF document into an eBook format such as epub, azw or mobi? I am looking for an application, which is fast in conversion. I have just tried calibre. After 10 minutes not ...
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Change zathuras display mode to single page only

I recently switched from Debian to Arch. Now I have a newer version of zathura, which displays the pages continuously. For poppler as well as mupdf. I need the discrete display mode. Is this fixed ...
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Storing Okular PDF annotations and metadata in the PDF itself

The PDF viewer Okular (part of KDE desktop) has lots of nice features and supports lots of file formats. One of the things I like about it is the comments and annotations. Unfortunately, all of the ...
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Looking for a good interactive pdf viewer

I like zathura for its simple UI, very nice for just reading. I like xournal for its rich annotation features. But what I still need is a reader that is interactive, has a "find" feature, is able ...
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Convert ps to pdf by ps2pdf, but the pdf file is not well-behaved

I have a ps file,and converted it to a pdf file using ps2pdf. ps2pdf elden.ps elden.pdf When I open the pdf file in evince, and try to select some text in it using my mouse, the selected content ...
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Insert bookmark in .pdf file for print

I have searched many solutions on what is the best way to search a .pdf, and if a page named spec_out is located in the .pdf it will insert the first bookmark before other bookmarks as Spec Out. I'm ...
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Split PDF into documents with several pages each

There are several resources on the web explaining how one can split a PDF into many files with on page per file. But how can you split them into chunks of, say, five pages each? I have looked into ...
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how to merge pdf files so that each file begins on an odd page number?

I need to merge a few dozed pdfs, and i want all of the input pdfs to start on an odd page in the output pdf. Example: A.pdf has 3 pages, B.pdf has 4 pages. I don't want my output to have 7 pages. ...
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Unable to open EPS files

I am unable to open eps files in my machine. I have attached the screenshots of what happens when try to view a eps file with default pdf viewer and ghost script viewer (gv). The condition is same ...
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Split PDF into colour and black/white pages

I would like to automatically split a large PDF document into two files: one file should contain only the pages with black and white content, and the other should contain only the pages with any ...
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How do you output an info page to pdf?

If man -t ls | ps2pdf - > ls.pdf is useful for outputting the ls man page via ps2pdf to pdf, what about info pages? I've tried something like the following but with no success: info -o info | ...
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How can I convert raw printer commands back to a postscript or pdf file?

I have a string of raw printer commands that are for my postscript printer saved to a file. I believe there is a lpr option like -o raw which will read these raw command and send them to the printer. ...
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PDF tool similar to ImageMagick

I was introduced to ImageMagick a few months back for manipulating images for print but now I'm curious to know if anyone has seen one for .pdf? I would like to create scripts that will check or ...
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Wrong emblem used for PDFs created by LibreOffice

If I create a test pdf file in a directory, by using something like ls -al > testpdf.pdf the file is shown in Caja 1.4.0 with an understandable emblem that is 'acrobat-like'. If I create a ...
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Printing PDF with not embedded TrueType Font (cups / lpr)

I have a PDF in which the TrueType font OCRB is used, however the font is not embedded. So I tried to install the font on my system (which is by the way a SLES11 SP2), I did the following things: ...
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Is there a pdf viewer capable of opening multiple documents in the same window?

I would like to open all chapters of my PDF ebooks in the same window but neither evince nor okular seems to be capable of doing that (at least not out-of-the-box). Is there a way to work this out?
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How to change font substitutions in kpdf?

I'm trying to read a pdf that was created with MSWord using Garamond and kpdf is substituting 'Deja Vu Sans'. But I've got Palladio! Where can I change it?
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How to merge 2 PDF files with interleaving pages order?

I've got a double-side-printed multipage document to scan with a linear bulk scanner. So, as the result I get 2 PDF files: one containing all odd pages and the second containing all even pages. I need ...
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Export terminal display to PDF

I want to include the display of my terminal in a beamer presentation. Simply taking a screenshot, however, produces a fairly low-resolution png that looks poor in the presentation. I would like it ...
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How do I extract the colours from a PDF?

I have a PDF and I want to verify the colours being used (check that they match our corporate colour scheme for instance). Specifically, I want to check that the correct CMYK colours are being used. ...
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How to make ghostscript not wipe PDF metadata

Ghostscript wipes the PDF metadata like author, title, subject etc. How can I tell ghostscript not to touch the metadata? I invoke it as follows: gs \ -dBATCH \ -dNOPAUSE ...
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troff to PDF conversion

I am very new to UNIX and trying to learn troff. I have some set of very old written troff files (before 20 years from now). Some samples are hereunder: file_00.g B,4.5,3.5,15.5,23.5 ...
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How do I unbooklet a PDF-booklet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I 'unbook' a pdf I'm not shure that what I have is actually a booklet, or a book. I have a paper in A4-format consisting of 96 pages (plus coverpages). I ...
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PDF editor with regular expressions for bookmarks?

Are there any Unix-based PDF editors with automatic bookmark creation?
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Rescale a PDF file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change height and width of each page of a pdf Is it possible to rescale a PDF file (retaining perspective) to be within a maximum width / height? Rendering to an ...
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Implementing a String -> PDF Stamp tool

I wrote a little shell function which creates a fixed-size PDF file (A4) from a character string using gs: make_stamp() { file=$1 string=$2 tmp=${file}-small.pdf gs -o "$tmp" -sDEVICE=pdfwrite ...
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Acroread Firefox plugin Ubuntu 12.04 issues

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, every time I try to open a PDF through Firefox (which I like to do quite often as I read a lot of PDF documents and downloading each then deleting is tiresome) I get ...
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convert single-page landscape pdf into rescaled double-page portrait pdf

I'm having trouble using convert to do the following: I have a bunch of single-page pdf files whose geometry corresponds to a landscape A4 sheet. The actual content is visually split in 2 pages. ...
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How to mount a .jpg centered into a .pdf (using defined page size and borders)?

I'm looking to convert a .jpg into a .pdf, so that the .jpg is positioned at a certain location: centered on (say) an A4 page, with a minimum border of 30 pixels all around between image and page ...
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Manipulating a picture pdf

Is there a practical tool to modify (with eraser and pen) a pdf file whose content is a scanned document or a picture taken by a digital camera? If so, which one is good?
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View pdf file in terminal

I want to see pdf files available on our cluster rather than copying them into my local machine and than visualize. Please tell me how can i do this.
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How to fix diacritics in PDF forms in Evince?

I happen to live in Czech Republic and we have such letters like ě, š, č, ť, etc in the alphabet and use them everywhere, including addresses. Today I was filling a PDF form in Evince and noticed that ...
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How to save a copy of a protected PDF form in Evince?

I've got a pretty long PDF form from my ISP and filled it carefully. Willing to save my work of filling it I've tried to use File - Save a copy.... But Evince says it can't save it because it is ...
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How to query pdf page size from the command line?

For scripting I need to get the page dimensions of a PDF file (in mm). pdfinfo just prints it in 'pts', e.g.: Page size: 624 x 312 pts What should I use? Or what unit is 'pts' anyway - in ...
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Convert to postscript format using the Backend command before sending to a printer

Without using CUPS is there an way to add something on the Backend line in the print queue to convert all print sent to a queue to postscript from PDF format before sending the output to the printer?
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Open PDF previewer width specific size and position and “always on top” from command line

I'm using latexmk -pdf -pvc to keep compiling my LaTeX files to PDFs while they are displayed in evince. I'm doing that a lot with different files and I keep needing to zoom the PDF content, resize ...
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Send a fax via SIP

How can I send a fax from my Linux machine using a SIP connection? I don't have a modem. Ideally, I'd like to provide a PDF or TIFF file, and send it via my SIP provider. Is this possible?
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How to create a single page PDF file out of multiple EPS files with GhostScript

I'm trying to merge eps files into a pdf file using GS, however, I cannot get it to put multiple eps files without page breaks in between even if original files are small. The command I'm using is: ...