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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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Reporting with InfluxDB

We use the time series database InfluxDB for recording environmental values (temperature, humidity, ...). The data volume is growing fast. We are looking for a reporting tool that builds metrics (...
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C# Replace Text or Fill Form Field PDF

What libraries exist to replace text in a PDF or fill PDF form field? I am looking for something free and cannot use iTextSharp's free version due to the licensing requirement to post my source code.
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PDF highlighter … as a Service

I'm using Lucene to implement a document search engine. Right now, whenever a new document is uploaded, I use Tika to extract all the contents of the document and store it in plain text. The rich ...
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Compare PDF to scanned image of the PDF

I am guessing this is a long shot, but here goes. We email a PDF to a client, they print it out, sign it and perhaps annotate it, scan it back in and then email it back to us. So the PDF that comes ...
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Linux equivalent to Adobe ClearScan

This question was asked here, but the suggested software, [smoothscan][2], seems to be abandoned (latest commit is dated 2013, 5 years ago). The other solution, any2djvu, needs to run through a web ...
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Generate outline in existing pdf file

Is there a software that can generate outline in existing pdf files? From the style/level of the headers, for example? The OS can be Windows or Linux. I prefer the free solution, but if that is not ...
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Tool to obtain information from tex-generated and ps-generated PDFs

This question is reposted from StackOverflow. As a research mathematician I find it useful to sometimes read only the main results of a math paper. For a human this is usually very easy to achieve: ...
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PDF viewer with hyperlink preview

When reading math papers, jumping by hyperlinks in pdf file always make me tired. For example, "By Theorem 1.1 we know that the functor is exact balabala...", in which Theorem 1.1 is a hyperlink ...
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Alternative to Latex

I am searching an alternative to latex. The software should be used to create coloured invoices (PDF) for the gas and electricity industry. I know that latex is great for math, but in this case it ...
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merge a scanned multi-page document into a single PDF (Windows10) - no 3rd-Party

In Windows10, I wanted to know how to merge a scanned multi-page document (the result was multiple images - 1 per page) into a single PDF without installing new/untrusted software. My search for ...
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A software to convert .pdf files into multiple svg files (one per pdf page)?

I have a website on which I'm publishing texts that I'm often modifying. It is demanding too much time to format them in html/css each time, so I wanted a way to just save them in a specific format, ...
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Is there an automated way to split a comic book into its panels (frames)?

I am looking for such a piece of software running under Linux or Windows. The input format of the files do not really matter (I'll convert my files accordingly): pdf, cbr, cbz, images, epub, ... But ...
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Which is the best way to make a report in PDF with more than 100 plots with Python?

I need to have a report in PDF with a lot of plots coded in python. Most of them will be created with matplotlib within a loop, but I would need also to include pandas plots and dataframes (the whole ...
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Automatization of document generation

I want to create one big document which will be based on many PDFs. In output I want to have at least 300 pages. Requirements: Bookmark feature is very important. Software/solution needs to run ...
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PDF comparison tool

I want to compare two PDF files and show the differences. The application must be gratis run on Windows (10 at least, 7 appreciated) compare the text that is contained in those PDFs visually ...
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bookmarks & highlights in one place with link to pdf files

All text in one place with many file extensions support or just pdf format. For example : many books in PDF format with possibility to highlight or bookmarks and than search all of them from one ...
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A program that prints a pdf containing grey text so that all greys (or colours) go to black

Often when you download .pdfs of books from Archive.org, you find that the printed text has been rendered grey. I am seeking a program runnable on 64-bit Windows 7 Pro that can print such a .pdf with ...
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iOS library to embed PKCS#7 digital signature on PDF

Goal I'm developing an iOS app (Swift) that will digitally sign PDF files. The following steps explain what it needs to do and how it will be used: The user will open a PDF with my app. My app will ...
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.NET PDF Creator Tool with Robust Headers/Footers

I am in need of a tool which allows me to create high-quality PDF files in VB.Net. The tool needs to be able to create Headers and Footers that can be modified during run time (I can't just copy from ...
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PDF sorting--move, delete, and rotate pages only

I'm looking for easy-to-use desktop software that shows thumbnails of the pages in a PDF document, and the pages can be sorted using click-and-drag, right-click rotate, or right-click delete. The ...
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Freeware PDF Editor to Change Page Numers/Page Labels

I would like to do exactly what was asked in this question on Superuser, in short: Edit the page labels/page numbers in existing PDF documents. This is basically the only feature I really need. I ...
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What OCR tools can recognize text by rows instead of columns?

What free OCR tools for Windows that satisfies these? Automatically add layer on the PDF files (so that the non OCRed file can be saved as an OCRed one) Can recognize text by rows instead of columns: ...
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PDF rotate for Windows

I am looking for a PDF editor that can: rotate add text ideally this would be open source, but freeware is acceptable - i would prefer to avoid anything that requires Java - as I dont want to ...
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PDF library for modifying low level COS objects

I would like to associate a PDX search catalog file with a PDF document. Apparently there is currently no library that supports this out of the box, so what I have to do is manipulate the /Search ...
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Are there any good tools for applying searchable metadata tags to large documents?

I've googled this extensively, but there doesn't appear to be a common solution, or my keywords are inadequate. We have a few large PDFs on the order of a few thousand pages each that describe some ...
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PDF Library for Adding Keyword Metadata to PDF

I had originally posted this question over on stack overflow, but I was recommended to post here instead. Original Question I am in the process of converting a Windows Mobile application to ...
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View multiple PDF side by side

I have a feeling that I just had a milion dollar idea, a PDF viewer which allows viewing multiple PDF files at the same time, side by side. Like this: Or that thing already exist? I mean one app (...
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Looking for a free for commercial use or open source .net library for pdf to docx conversion

I've got a project that involves reading pdf files and it is turning out to be more difficult than I had anticipated. Is there a library I can use to convert the pdf to docx so I can use the OpenXml ...
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What's a good Developmental Tool for Extracting Bookmark to Page No. Mapping From pdf?

I want to extract the page numbers of bookmarks from .pdf files. I need to be able to pass filename and it should yield: Bookmark Page Number loophard 3 leetfart 45 seedmart 68 as output ...
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Create copy+pastable PDFs from scans

I have PDF files which get created from a scanner. The PDFs only contain images. Up to now you can't copy+paste the text if you look at the PDF with Acrobat or an other PDF viewer. Needed features: ...
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How to produce such webpage like https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2898

The IETF site has some nice properties: Links from the HTML version to the TXT and the PDF versions Links to sections, other documents Format for PDF, HTML and TXT nearly identical Page numbers, ...
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Converting PDF to text

I have multiple PDF documents that contains a lot of text. I want to use these texts in a search engine I'm developing. This search engine is using software that cannot work with PDF files, but can ...
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How to add text to PDF containing only image (OCR)?

I used hardware solutions like the Fujitsu iX500 ScanSnap scanner for on the fly OCR while scanning and I also used Foxit PhantomPDF to add text (OCR) to images in a PDF. Both solutions resulted in ...
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A collection of Markdown files to a Book

I have a set of related markdown files. I would like to create a book like format or html or pdf. I searched and found 3 tools: Pandoc ebook Gitbook Bookdown What features I am looking for: ...
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Looking for good software for ebook management

I am looking for a software like Calibre that could manage my ebook library. Here are some features that I really need, some of them are not available from Calibre. Allow multiple clients access the ...
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Windows application to batch convert PDF into HTML?

For someone who doesn't have much computer skills, I need to find a simple solution for Windows to share presentations. Ideally, it should be GUI-based since I fear CLI will be a bit too hard to use. ...
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Tool to compare 2 PDF margin and padding spaces

I need a PDF compare tool, which can able to compare the padding space, margin space and text between the 2 PDF's. I have a sample client PDF and another is we created using HTML design. I need to ...
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Batch convert Microsoft Word documents to PDF

I am looking for a program that can batch convert Microsoft Word documents to PDF (specifically, 1 PDF file for each Microsoft Word document). It should be able to scale to a large quantity of ...
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Tool for converting JPGs to PDFs, and resizing PDFs [closed]

I have a ton (!) of multi-page documents that need to be converted to PDF from JPGs. I also need to re-size PDFs that are way larger than they need to be. Looking for fast, efficient, and reasonable ...
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PDF parser library recommendation - article extraction

I need to parse PDF documents written in multi-column layout containing articles. Specifically, I need to extract articles, article headers, images, tables, lists, font styles, and then create a ...
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Software to restore data from a fillable PDF

I recently restored PDF files from a corrupted USB drive using Disk Drill on Mac OS X. However, none of the filled-in field data came along for the ride. When I view the restored files, all the fields ...
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C# SDK to Extract Image within Shape in PDF

I read a lot of books in PDF format and highlight them. I then extract all the highlights and use them to study. I would like to be able to do this with images too - but I don't just want to extract ...
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Convert legacy Adobe PDF forms to fillable forms?

I have this example pdf which doesn't have FDF information in it. Hence it can't be programmatically filled. Is there any software preferably Adobe's that can detect the form fields using Artificial ...
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Java library to create PDF file

I am looking for a free library to create and export PDF files. I will receive StringBuilder like that: value;timestamp 8627;1514674800000; 8627;1514761200000; and I need to generate and export to ...
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PDF editor that can arrange pages visually (on a page-thumbnail grid…)

I'm looking for a Windows freeware that: can remove a page (example: remove page #7 from a 50-page PDF, and save the result as PDF) can move a page (example: move page #23 from a 50-page PDF to the ...
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Export emails and attachments to pdf

I am looking for suggestions on a software or an extension to work with Outlook, primarily to export emails with attachments (bulk exports of 50+ attachments).
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iBooks replacement on Windows 10 (PDF/ePub reader)

I'm looking for an iBooks-like eBook reading application for Windows that would allow me to import both PDF and ePub eBooks. My understanding is that Microsoft's recommendation is to use the ...
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Opening PDF's including a separate annotations file

PDF's can be annotated with comments and highlights. I believe the data of such annotations are typically stored in the meta data of the PDF file itself. However, there is also a separate format for ...
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PDF reader that remembers page across devices

When I'm reading some material on my desktop and want to bring it with me on either my tablet or my laptop, I will have to remember at what page I was, to continue reading. That does not work me. ...
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Rename PDFs while “open”, like mp3tag

I have 700 PDFs and I want to rename the file itself to sort them out first (there are mostly journal articles so metadata hard to find). Is there a program that I can look at the PDF and then ...