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Questions tagged [documents]

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Zathura's best-fit command ('a') for documents with varying page size

I'm usually using the wonderful document viewer 'zathura' for reading PDF-files. Typically, for some documents, the first page of the document is slightly larger than the rest (for example, a ...
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Safely handling PDFs and other ebook formats on Linux [closed]

I'm running Arch Linux and using Okular for opening PDF files and FBReader for other ebook formats (Epub, Mobi, etc.). Simply put, here's my question: Assuming some of those documents come from ...
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Linux Document Management

I'm looking for a Linux (Freeware preferred) replacement for the Paperport Document Management Software by Nuance. Wants: Scan to PDF. OCR. Simple Indexing and Searching. Data stored locally. ...
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figuring out location in a document using vim.

I have a large text file, part of which I am trying to edit in vim. I use / to search/grep through the exact string (it's an sgml file) and I do find it somewhere. During the search it tells me where ...
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How to read cbr in linux?

I tried mcomix to read .cbr but it says archive format not supported. Calibre isn't working either, any idea on how to open .cbr files under linux ?
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How to convert .txt or .html files to multipages .DOCX file? [closed]

Using many tools like pandoc, we can convert a text or HTML file to DOCX file. But there is a problem, the output files must be multi-page. There must be something in the input file that indicates ...
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Heuristics for making use of or dismissing old documentation [closed]

Getting them as search results or following reference links, I often come across documentation produced some time ago. A few months, a few years. Sometimes the documents are marked as deprecated or ...
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Edit .docx files with Emacs?

I'm starting with Emacs, and testing around I wondered if I could edit my own .docx file from there, just to explore its features and that stuff. But my surprise is huge when, having the text ...
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Override page numbers of a djvu document

I have a djvu scan of a book. Let's consider two cases: I'd like to number the pages 0, 1, 2, ... (usage case: the cover should get be page 0) I'd like to number some pages with Roman numbers and ...
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What are good document organization utilities? [closed]

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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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

What's 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 ...
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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 good/...
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OCR on Linux systems [closed]

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 Linux,...