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Software that manipulates PDF (Portable Document Format) files: converting to or from PDF, printing, editing, assembling or splitting, …

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Convert HTML String to PDF file

IDE: VS 2022 | .NET 6.0 I'm looking for free .NET library to convert string html to .pdf file. In the web I found PDFSharp, but I have error with it (desc below) I tried: nugets: HtmlRenderer.PdfSharp ...
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Blueprint Analysis for paint, software recommendations

I am currently working at a retail paint store (21 years). One of the services I provide is figuring blueprints for various customers that don't know how to or do not have time. I do not charge for ...
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CamScanner alternative for Windows

There is an app for Android: CamScanner - PDF Scanner App It has many good features, the most amazing from which is automatic crop, edge detection and deskewing the photo of the document. I use it ...
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Looking for a PDF -> PNG converter that can keep transparency

Problem: I have a default OSX cursor file, that I want to modify and save as PNG to later load in my program. Current solution: I found an online PDF -> PNG converter, which did the job, however ...
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Lightweight PDF reader on Windows with bare minimum text-highlighting feature

I'm looking for a lightweight PDF viewer on PC, that can let me highlight texts and save the highlights. Other than highlighting, I have no needs for other bloated features. Thanks!
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Which is the best tool or software for OCR text extraction scanned Bank Statement pdf to text?

My Requirement is to extract the text from scanned pdf using OCR technique for Multiple Bank statements with different formats. There are might be many libraries and tools are present to extract data ...
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PDF Metadata Editor Freeware that can change the default magnification

I am looking for a PDF Metadata Editor Freeware that can change the Magnification of a PDF document so that, by default, it is set to "Fit to one full page". This can be achieved with Adobe ...
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If I have a pdf and a password protected copy of a pdf with identical data, can I reverse engineer the password?

Basically just the title. Given an encrypted form of a file, can the unencrypted file be used to reverse engineer the password/method of encryption, and is there and software that can do that?
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Extracting Text from PDF Docs into separate new filename Docs

I have a mass number of PDF files (>2k files) that look something similar to this (Image of Sample PDF) I have list indentations (A, B, C, D), followed by text. What I'm trying to achieve is to ...
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Need a software for PDF to DOC converter

I'm looking for a software, which is able to convert a pdf document into a doc file. I know there is Adobe Acrobat Professional which does a good job concerning this. The drawback is that it costs for ...
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PDF viewer with multiple groups of files in multiple windows

I have a problem viewing / searching of a multitude of PDF files, like absence of a viewer with multiple groups of files. I usually use Foxit Reader, which is excellent; it can remember and reopen ...
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Is there any free online application for converting multiple web pages into PDFs of one single, merged or combined PDF online by entering a URL page?

How to online convert multiple web pages (I have .txt file of links or urls) into pdfs of one single, merged or combined PDF online by entering a url page into the application online as input, getting ...
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Managing a reading list of pdf files

I'm an academic and I read a lot of pdf files for my work, mostly scientific papers and books. I have a constantly growing number of files I might want to read, but realistically I will never get to ...
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How can I convert any file to pdf in C#

can anyone suggest to me the best opensource library in asp.net core that converts any file format into the .pdf format? there is a library with the name groupdocs which is converting most of the ...
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PDF to PDF/X conversion .NET

I'm looking for a .NET library (preferably free/open source) or a command line tool to programmatically convert ordinary PDF (or PDF/A if that's easier) files to PDF/X-1a (2001 or 2003) for print ...
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A PDF reader with internal links preview in a pop-up?

Like this : There is Evince on Linux, but on Windows ?
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What is the best way to add a logo to an existing image that came from quickchart.io

I have a quickchart API endpoint that generates a chart in a PDF format. Currently I can link to this for a user to download a PDF report of their results. However I need to be able to brand this ...
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How can I save to PDF from Chrome with as good results as Safari?

On macOS, Safari's "Export as PDF..." menu option is fast, and prints to a single page PDF. I'd like to do the same in Chrome. It seems the recommended way to save a page as a PDF is to &...
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Check whether two very different documents have text in common

I wrote a master's thesis years ago. Over the years I have worked on an article to publish the results of this thesis. Because I have worked on this article for years, it is now very different from my ...
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Open source, simple Adobe Acrobat plugin (C++)

I am looking for an open source, simple Adobe Acrobat plugin (C++). That'd be convenient to get started to learn the plugin framework. Preference if the plugin do some text analysis (e.g., spell ...
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PDF accessibility scanner CLI

I have a bunch of PDFs on our website. We are required to section 508 scan these documents. We use Adobe to check this thus far. But we need to set up an automated job that checks these PDFs for ...
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Epub to PDF converter, Offline

Almost every app I see is using cloud/server to convert epub to pdf. Is there an offline app that does the conversion locally? If not, what's the reason they do it on the server? I'm not looking for ...
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ODT to PDF Converter

We have a need to replace LibreOffice headless as a ODT-to-PDF converter. The software we are looking should have to following requirements: Convert a massive number (as a batch process) of ODT ...
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PDF reader with search history for Windows

Looking for a PDF reader with search history (say 100 last items) for Windows. Both commercial and freeware recommendations are welcome.
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Automatically synchronize OneDrive files when edited with specific software on iPad

Is it possible to edit PDF files, (for example,) with OneNote on my iPad and then those edited files are automatically updated also on my OneDrive? With edit, I mostly mean making notes with the Apple ...
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Bulk DjVu to PDF converter

Necessary: Windows 11 64 bit Free Can easily start converting (e.g. through drag and drop, selecting folder) an unlimited number of DjVus to PDF Ideal: No bloatware, spam, popups asking me to ...
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Minimally invasive low level PDF editor GUI

I'm looking for a GUI to edit the low level PDF file structure without incremental updates and with the minimal changes possible to the PDF structure. For example, I would like the capability to ...
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Create PDF from HTML via Chromium Engine

Since "ages" we use RML to create PDF files. But somehow this feels outdated. I am looking for a modern way to create PDF files. I think it would be great to have something which is built ...
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Convert PDF to SVG with highlighting working

What I need I am trying to convert a large PDF file to SVG format. I want the SVG file to be able to highlight words (like I can with the PDF) when I open it up using a web browser for example. This ...
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Removing gray background from scanned pdfs

I often download scanned books from Google Books or other archives (copyright expired). Some scanned books have annoying gray background. I want to covert hundreds and thousands pages with simple ...
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How can I remove all password requirements from a PDF?

Pls see below. I already entered the password to open and get inside the PDF. I then clicked on Protect, Encrypt, Remove Password. But THAT password I entered, isn't the "Permissions Password&...
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Gratis PDF reader for Android that can read aloud PDF

I'm looking for a gratis PDF reader for Android that can read aloud PDF The question Read aloud (text-to-speech) a PDF file? is for Microsoft Windows. The popular Android application eReader ...
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Java library to create a PDF with address positioned to be visible through a C5 envelope

I'm working with an automatic mailing service, which accepts a PDF document, prints it, puts it in a post envelope and drops it in the postal service mail box for shipping. My challenge is that this ...
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Drag and drop extract pages from PDF with free / open source software

some of my colleagues need single pages from within a multi-page PDF document. Using Adobe Acrobat for example, you can go to navigation pane and extract via drag and drop a single page to file ...
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Minimal Android PDF Viewer with Quick Search Capability and Access to Bookmarks

I do not want to edit the PDF or the bookmarks. I want the application to be able to quickly search the document i.e. in less than 5 seconds. I will be using it to search through textbooks. Asking for ...
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return La-TeX base PDFs to text or TeX

PDF articles of scientific articles (usually written in LaTeX) include the following Formula Footnote Headline Page Number Is there software to convert these pdfs to text or LaTeX? (Preferably free) ...
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Is there any PDF Reader that support both searching through opened tabs and navigating with vim binding?

I have the need to open many PDFs at one time. In this situation, the name of each tab is truncated so many that I can't see the location of my expected tab. Is there any PDF reader that can search by ...
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pdf reader for very large single page pdfs on linux

http://www.projectmapping.co.uk/Resources/TOCs%20AS%20v48%20May%202021.pdf is a map of the UK rail network showing every station. It is a single page with a nominal size of about 2.4 meters wide and 3....
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3-Ring Binder Equivalent

I'm looking for a program that is the functional equivalent of a 3 ring binder (2 ring outside of North America). It would let me import photographs on separate pages, separate (full-page) pdf's, ...
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Looking for software to import a paginated report into Excel or SQL

We have transitioned several of our DBMS functions to SSAS companies. Now, the only way to get the info back out is thru highly formatted paginated reports. I'm looking for an application to "...
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Looking for a reader for multiple PDF files at once

To use in private flight training domain, highly demanding on documentation, I am looking for a PDF reader on Android tablet (vertical portrait mode) which is able to manage several open files at the ...
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Free Java library to convert various (as many file types as possible) to PDF

I'm looking for a free Java library to convert various file types (as many file types as possible) to PDF. By various file types, I mean at least most images, Microsoft office documents (at least Word ...
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Is there any PDF software for Windows which can print the target page number in the margin opposite a link?

If you have a link in a PDF which points to a page within the same document, is there any easy way to get the number of the page pointed to to appear in the right hand margin opposite the link, so ...
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Need CLI (command line interface) tool to convert PLT file to PDF file

We want to convert PLT file to PDF file in the background. Our appplication is java based and we are looking for any tool which we can use in the background which provides command line interface to ...
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PHP/Web-Frontend: Tools/Script to generate SQL reports

can someone recommend me a free framework / script which offers a webbased GUI frontend to build some SQL reports? E.g. I want to be able to be able to drag/drop tables and model the relations within ...
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Cross platform PDF organizer

I have a few thousands documents that I would like to organize and read from various devices, so I am looking for a cross platform PDF organizer. My needs are pretty simple: it should support at ...
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Javascript library to sign (drag image) pdf files

I'm looking for a Javascript library to sign PDFs files. The only requirement of the client is that they want to insert/drag and drop an image (the signature) in any part of the pdf file. I've already ...
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I need to convert PDF file in Hebrew into a PDF file in Hebrew preserving the images and adding text

I have a PDF file in Hebrew, and I would like to perform OCR on it and have the output be the PDF file (scanned PNG) with text in a PDF file, I do not want a text file as a result but a PDF in which ...
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MCQ test for students

I have to create an MCQ test for my students. I know I can use MS Word for that. I want to know if there is a free specialised tool for this.
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PDF printer free

I am looking for a PDF printer (i.e. a "virtual printer" producing PDF files, which can be used by any application just like any other printer) which is able to parse <a href='http://www....
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