Questions tagged [pdf]

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 retrieved from the file properties, or using "file document_name.pdf"

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Looking for a way to sign PDFs

I am looking for a working method to sign PDFs using the certificate from a signature card. So what I need is either a program that signs PDFs in a way that is compatible to what AcroRead does on ...
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Is it possible to convert a pdf file to post script, then to text for see codes used in post script?

I have one pdf file where text have been formatted in tables, boxes, background colours. I tried to convert my text file to pdf with boxes, tables and background colours with enscript. I got success ...
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How to draw vertical line in enscript?

Is there any way to insert vertical line (not a pipe) for enscript ? In question unix.stackexchange.com/q/539818/343138 it was sed,where post script modified before pass output to pdf horizontal under ...
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Compressing pdf files with Ghostscript

I'm using Ghostscript to compress a lot of pdf files with good results. I'm using the option Pavlunin posted here and I'm getting compression without almost losing quality: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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How to I remove the all meta-data, identify objects, embedded-data, non-pdf/embedded binary, identity(IDs), embedded-character etc in PDF file?

I want convert the PDF to only TEXT(as unicode) & IMAGE based PDF. So the pdf document should consist only of images and text. I want to do this in a GNU/Linux environment, it would be better for ...
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How to I set document ID or ID to PDF file via terminal?

Hello I am writing a bash script, this script must give ID to pdf file. How do I solve the this, is there a way? Example as using bash shell. Document ID is: $ exiftool example.pdf | grep 'Document ID'...
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sort imput files in pdfbeads

I'm trying to make a pdf from hundreds of .tif images with pdfbeads. I can't make the program use the images in the correct numerical order. For example, during the process I see: Prepared data for ...
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pdf black and white compression without losing text recognition

I'm looking for a way to reduce the size of various pdf archives that I have. I have tested lot of programs and mechanisms. I get the best results with the following secuence: pdfimages -png file.pdf ...
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Problem extracting images with pdfimages

I would like to extract the images from the following pdf: https://doku.pub/documents/benveniste-e-vocabulario-de-las-intituciones-as-3nl271x3v808 I run pdfimages -j file.pdf image but I get strange ...
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why does atril keep webkit2gtk-4.0 processes with ~100GB virtual memory?

I'm using the Cinnamon desktop environment on Devuan GNU/Linux Beowulf (like Debian Buster but without systemd). I've just brought down all of my browser and other significant apps, but - leaving a ...
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printing pdf with a different color

What options do I have to print a .pdf with text and images (original black/gray) in blue, in my old injection printer? I find very difficult the task in gimp. Is there a quick formula for gimp or a ...
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pdfinfo optimized

What means optimized in the info pdfinfo shows? pdfinfo file.pdf Tagged: no UserProperties: no Suspects: no Form: none JavaScript: no Pages: 642 Encrypted: ...
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Check PDF file version from command line

Is there any command line tool available on Linux to check a PDF file version?
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Unable to extract images from a pdf with pdfimages

I'm traying to extract images from a PDF with pdfimages. The last time I used it I had no problems, but now I can't do the job. When I run pdfimages archive.pdf . and I try ls in the folder where ...
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Convert pdf to png, size issue

I have a pdf file created from an impress presentation. I want to convert the pdf to png images to add them to create a video using them. I am using pdftoppm to convert the pdf to png, but the ...
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Executable common files (*.pdf, etc.)

I have a number of files showing up green when I run ls. I understand these are executables, and I understand that one can make a file executable with chmod. But they are .csv and .pdf files. I don't ...
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How to find a word in picture and put another word in desired position?

I am an IT specialist but i am doing financial clerk job a lot! I have to put cost centers in invoices (of the IT department) - by hand! Maybe is there in Linux a technology or solution to automate ...
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k2pdfopt: crop and rotate in landscape mode, problem with output device

My goal is to move a pdf on my ereader, and I'd like to cut the pdf in two, one upper and one lower part (I would also like to make sure the two parts overlap on around one line to make sure the lines ...
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Bare-bones pdf viewer that works with Amethyst tiling (macOS)

I want to have a bare-bones pdf viewer like zathura or mupdf-gl which can display a pdf, tile successfully with the window manager Amethyst, and be navigable with vim bindings. I'm not wedded to any ...
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pandoc: preserve centered text

i'm using pandoc (2.2.1) to convert an html page to pdf (or also markdown, org, plain text, etc. whatever works really). this is the page: https://www.exclassics.com/pamphlets/pamph004.htm pandoc ...
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How to batch-edit pdfs to remove headers and footers

I have a large number of .pdf files with much the same headers and footers that I’d like to remove. Is there a something that can remove everything up to a known string and everything after a ...
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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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Method to layout graphics file and pdf file for printing

I'm working on a project to automate the creation of shipping labels, (Avery 8127) to be exact. I get a PNG of the USPS/UPS/FedEx shipping label, but the packing slip can vary between a PDF or a ...
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How can I get reasonably-sized documents with XSane?

I use XSane to scan documents from my printer since it's the only way I've been able to scan anything in Linux. It works well enough, but it results in absolutely massive files that then have to be ...
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Cannot install miktex on Ubuntu 18

Ultimately the final goal is to convert HTML to PDF. I saw this solution: https://github.com/SebastiaanKlippert/go-wkhtmltopdf but the above solution seems to require headless chrome in order to run....
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How to remove pages from a PDF while leaving the document otherwise unchanged

I have a PDF book that I want to remove a few pages from to reduce the file size. My normal solution to this didn't work, and when I tried others they introduced new problems: I usually use PDF ...
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view pdf file in linux terminal without sudo installing

I want to know how I can view pdf files without using any packages that need sudo command to be installed because I don't have sudo access. I tried to use okular but it didn't work for me: git ...
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Print PDF from command-line (ExtraData PCL XL error)

I have a PDF file that's pretty simple. It's in A4 format, contains text but also graphics (some lines and a barcode). When I print this from Firefox or the Gnome document viewer, it prints just fine....
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Website to PDF with wkhtmltopdf

I am trying to convert the manual http://101.wacom.com/UserHelp/en/TOC/CTH-490.html into a PDF. In Arch Linux I tried: wget --recursive --page-requisites --domains wacom.com http://101.wacom.com/...
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How is pax used by llpp pdf viewer?

Yesterday I installed llpp. In the help file it states: double/triple/quadruple/quintuple clicks in view mode will pipe the word/line/block/page through pax command when Ctrl is held and selection ...
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Regex search in PDF reader

I am using zathura, as I enjoy its minimalist approach, but I would also switch to mupdf or anything else if this would solve my problem. I need to highlight every word (in PDF and epub documents) ...
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How to change white background color of zathura?

I want to change the white background color in zathura pdf reader. I've tried for example :set default-bg \#6db46 but only the corners change into green.
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Is there a free PDF editor that can handle XFA forms?

I want to add an electronic signature to a PDF file which includes several XFA forms (probably because it was created with Adobe software on Windows), but every script/piece of software I try removes ...
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Xpdf & narrow window: Expand Toolbar and/or focus on `find` box?

I amd using Cygwin's Xpdf reader version 4.02. When the window is narrow (half my laptop screen), the toolbar is not wide enough to show the find entry box: However, there is a double-carat button ...
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CUPS PDF Printing stopped working after update to 19.10 Ubuntu

I updated Ubuntu from 18.04 to 19.10. In 18.04 the CUPS PDF printer was working perfect but after the update to 19.10 stopped working. Usually all PDFs went to Home in a PDF directory, now when I ...
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How to view a large one page pdf?

I've been able to compile a large one page pdf. Now I can't view it. $ pdfinfo largefile.pdf Producer: cairo 1.15.10 (http://cairographics.org) CreationDate: Fri Feb 28 23:36:40 2020 CET ...
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How to print a 2 pages in portrait mode on single page which is also in portrait mode

I have a PDF of the size w=105mm and h=297mm (ie A4 split vertically) Now I wanted to print this PDF to generate another PDF which will have two pages from original PDF placed vertically side-by-side ...
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Okular opens PDFs without colours

I am using okular on Fedora 31. Any pdf I open is opened without any colours! It is grey colored. Any idea what causes this?
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20% of the PDF sent on my printer with Debian alter the colors. Almost all are reversed leading to a black page and all the cartridge ink consumed

On Debian 10, I encounter a trouble when printing any PDF on my printer. Whatever I use the default visualization tool to open them or LibreOffice that allows to print them too, the printer ...
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How may I recover a lost pdf file?

I accidentally lost a pdf file during the following process I was running a pdf software application PDFXCView in Wine in Ubuntu 18.04, to open a pdf file in a ext4 filesystem. Then I mv the pdf ...
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Why is my PostScript print quality so poor?

My wife and I downloaded PDF museum passes and printed them on the same PostScript laser printer. To my surprise, hers looked much better! On the left is the printout from her Mac, and on the right ...
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How to generate PDF from complex HTML?

I want to convert existing complex HTML with CSS and images to PDF. I tried PhantomJS and CasperJS and they are great but no longer being developed. I tried wkhtmltopdf which is great but didn't have ...
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Removing an element from every page of a PDF

I have a pdf that has a certain element in the same position on every page. Is there a simple way of removing this element from every page, in such a way that it is not recoverable?
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Why doesn't cups-pdf save PDFs to the Out destination? How can I debug cups & cups-pdf for this?

On CentOS 7 (or more exact Oracle Linux Server 7.6) I have installed cups and cups-pdf. Via the web interface I added the Virtual PDF Printer as the default printer. Then I set the destination for the ...
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How to change the page background of a PDF file in Linux?

I'm currently running Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon. (I'm new to Linux) I wanted to change the background of a PDF file from nothing/white to solid #222222. In windows there are a lot of small programs ...
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Converting many PNGs to PDF?

I have been using the following command: convert *.png out.pdf But it seems to be limited to only convert 38 images, the output file is about 50 MB, it makes me wonder if there is a limitation in ...
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PDF reader for Linux which renders like Foxit reader (not Chrome or Firefox)

I use Foxit Reader as my default pdf reader in Windows 10. I've seen that it renders text slightly blacker/bolder than other readers such as Adobe Acrobat, Okular, Evince, Zathura, MuPDF. I like this ...
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How one can install pdftools to RStudio on Ubuntu?

Does anyone knows how to install pdftools to RStudio 1.2.5019 that runs on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS? I tried: > install.packages("pdftools") Installing package into ‘/home/jaakko/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-...
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How to install gropdf?

I am a new user of groff and want to generate pdf files with it. I know that the basic syntax is as follows: groff -ms inputcode.ms -Tpdf > outputfile.pdf But, when I try it, I get the following ...
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Convert scanned pdf to pdf with text and images

Is it possible to convert scanned pdf to an normal pdf (i.e. same pdf as if it was created from a document (with formatted text and images)) ? I tried many OCR solutions online/offline but they tend ...

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