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Questions tagged [pdf]

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

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Tools to test loading/rendering speed for different versions of same pdf?

I would like some way to test pdf loading and rendering speed. My ideal tool would let me drag and drop a batch of pdfs processed using ghostscript or sometimes k2opt, and compare some useful figure, ...
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Any way to protect a PDF with AES-256 for free?

Adobe offers a 7-days trial of its Acrobat Pro. It's technically free but not terribly useful in the long run. LibreOffice can export a file as PDF, but only with 128-bit RC4 encryption. Obsolete. ...
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Please recommend me a free PDF editor [duplicate]

I need a PDF editor which supports insert comments into the PDF document at anywhere I want. Of course free software would be better.
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What program can I use that can convert PDF to PNG with over 3000 DPI?

I want to convert an around 600 page PDF to a PNG in high resolution 3000 DPI, is there any program that can do that for free? (imagemagick is a last resort to me)
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Take a folder containing PDF files as input, and output for each PDF how many pages it contains

I'm looking for a program for Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 that can take a folder containing PDF files as input, and output for each PDF how many pages it contains. Any license or price is fine.
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Generating .pdfs from .html files with custom components

I have a polymer component that I use to display different profiles described by .yaml files. I need to programmatically generate .pdfs of the component displaying each of the different .yaml files. ...
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Can we insert PDF pages in a docx file using python?

I am creating a docx file which may include multiple tables and data along with some external PDF pages. Is there any way to add PDF pages to docx file by passing path to the pages. Like we can insert ...
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PDF to RTF File Converter

I need a piece of software to convert a PDF file to an RTF file. It should preferably have a command-line interface or a GUI that supports batch-converting files. Windows is preferable but Linux is ...
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Python package for graphics

I want to create a 2d graphics file in python and output it as an image say png or pdf. Is there a python graphics package which can do this?
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I am looking for adobe acrobat pro alternative with OCR support?

I'm looking for a free software that has a similar OCR feature to that of adobe acrobat pro, so that I can convert a PDF with embedded fonts into a searchable PDF.
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Is there a PDF viewer for windows that supports Apple Preview's “Best match” (not literal) search mode?

On Mac's Preview program, one must surround one's search phrase with quotation marks in order to find an exact string match in a PDF document. But when one fails to surround the search phrase in ...
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Create index based on multiple pdf's

Is there any way to create an index based on multiple PDFs? Specifically to my case: I have an exam where I can bring 20-30 PDFs and it would be great to index them, where I can manually go over and ...
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How to render a fillable PDF form on the web

I have a PDF that has a fillable form on it. You can see an example of such a PDF here. When I open this link in chrome, I'm guessing it uses the built in PDF viewer and I'm able to fill in the ...
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Extract metadata(title,author) of pdf file with pdfbox

I want to break down several articles into individual headers and get header information, but I can't get a standard on pdf documents (like puntos, fonts ..), can you give me an idea?
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How can I generate a PDF including a javascript ( chart.js) chart and a table in mvc asp.net?

NET, I want to generate a PDF from a view that contains a table and a chart, I also want to add a header or some style to the PDF generated, I would appreciate any recommendations
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Combine multiple image files into a single PDF file

What's a good utility for combining different image files (e.g. PNGs or JPGs) into a single PDF file, with no quality loss (or minimal quality loss)? Required features: Libre Gratis Command-line ...
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Python PDF library

I need a python library which can create pdf files. As i state in my previous question, Server side data processing software with python , some data are processed and the processed data are visualized ...
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Online PDF Form Viewer and Data Entry

Looking for a way to embed or view PDF files online. The existing PDF documents have editable fields which, when opened with Acrobat, can be edited. Requirements: Need a way to view these files in a ...
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Looking for a software to rename pdf's using OCR content

I scan all my files into a scanner folder, they get the name "Scan001;Scan002;Scan003" ...you get the idea. Then after couple months i have to stop for a day or something, go one by one and check ...
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Software options for data, video and image reporting with Python

I would like to create a reporting template that contains standard report items that are generated from pre-saved (1) csv data (2) videos, (3) images. I've read through many different Python packages ...
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how to split/merge many pdf files into equal 400 pages pdf files

I need to split / merge many pdf files (about 60 GB - different size and numbers of pages) into equal pdf files of 400 pages each. I'm trying to use PyPDF and Python, but maybe it's a ready tool.
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Need a java library for dynamic PDF creation

I just got some requirements from a group of users that need dynamic PDF's created. Our software stack uses spring-boot java backend and a vueJS front end. Requirements : barcode support dynamic ...
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Software to fill out PDF via PHP

I am in need of a Software to be able to fill out a interactive via PHP. After my research I came across "pdftk" and similar tools. Sadly I have no possibility to install these on my shared hoster (...
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Tool to quality check uploaded documents (mainly PDFs): Identify blur (maybe by trying OCR), edges

For our loan application we need our borrower applicants to upload a lot of documents. Therefore, it would be great to have a tool that automatically gives out an error for the bad quality of an ...
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Convert abbyy XML to readable form

I've obtained some books in the form of XML files. This XML seems to be output of an Abbyy program (presumably based on OCR of actual books). I'm looking for software for these files be converted ...
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Compare two structured PDF documents

There are a lot of questions up here about comparing two PDF files, but I have (what I think is) a different requirement. We generate documents that are structured around outlines - section 1, ...
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Software to annotate PDF from Excel or Python

I have a large PDF files. Each PDF page contains a chart and also includes a unique identifier, i.e. chart number. I have individual comments for each chart and would like to insert these in the ...
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Javascript software that can modify existing pdfs

In the JS world, there is jsPdf, but as of 2018 it cannot open existing pdfs. Are there other alternatives running in the browser that makes this possible? I basically wish to open pdfs meant to be ...
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Which technologies to use in order to create a pdf from a react form?

I am working at a react project. I want to build a react form and when the user push the submit button to be able to download a pdf in which there is his input text from the form, but I want the pdf ...
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.NET PDF library to assemble e-book from pieces

I am looking for a .NET library to create PDF e-books. This will be used in an MVC application. The libraries I reviewed seemed to be either too low-level (developer needs to layout individual ...
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Is there any tool which can help me to import my .msg files into PDF format?

I have approximately 1500 .msg files in my system, but now I'm not using Outlook as my email client and want to convert all .msg files into PDF format, because PDF is very easy to use and I can access ...
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Scanning PDF for images that are available on Internet

I am looking for a program that can take a PDF as input and output the list of images it contains that are available online (if possible indicating the URL on which the image can be found). One use ...
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How can I extract specific line from PDF to Excel based on keywords

Need to iterate a PDF, search for a particular text and extract the line into excel. It is a pdf shipping label which has Air way bill number and phone number need to extract both of this into A and ...
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Is there a software that simulates a pen and paper?

My university requires us to scan homework to PDF and send it via the website, and I have a problem using paper because my writing is messy. I saw some students using an iPad or a Chromebook to write ...
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Windows PDF viewer that can rename file with it open

I'm looking for a Windows PDF viewer that allows you to rename a file while it is being viewed. The software can technically be a PDF viewer or editor; it doesn't matter. All that is important is ...
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GUI for searching the content of multiple large text files or PDFs?

I have a few dozen PDFs, each of which are very large. Specifically: These PDFs total to about 15GB. These PDFs are primarily scanned images of textual documents, but they do contain the text data (...
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Recursively print all code files in a directory into a single clean PDF file

Is there any software for Windows which will crawl through a directory and subdirectories and print all the source code files it finds into a single document, preferably indexed? For example I have a ...
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GROBID-like software for segmenting / TEI conversion of documents other than PDF

GROBID is excellent software for recognizing various human-level objects in scientific papers (converting PDF into XML containing entities like table of contents, authors, titles, sections, chapters, ...
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Java API to convert DOCx files into 508-complaint PDF

Our organization is looking for a java library which helps to convert the docx document to 508 complaint pdf. 508 compliance is guidelines for the pdf document, so that people with disabilities can ...
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PDF Reader with keyboard selection tool - cross-platform

Often when I'm reading something with a text editor I use the keyboard cursor to mark what exactly I am reading right now - often selecting some text to highlight the part where I am before reviewing ...
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PDF Software - Open Source or Commercial

What is the best open source or commercial to do the following? PDF OCR to recognize Tamil Text Batch processing of any task Save booklet pdf to single page sequential pdf Save the single page ...
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Normal PDF to Booklet PDF and vice versa

I am looking for the following Normal Sequential Page PDF: Assume a PDF has 51 or 50 or 53 pages sequentially. Wanted to print in booklet format. Either in single or duplex - backtoback via duplex ...
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Looking to replace Adobe Acrobat Reader with something that prioritizes usability over cost

With how Adobe's changed with each new iteration and how more and more features have been placed behind a paywall, what are some programs that allow a user the basic functionality of creating/editing ...
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Free software to audit pdf file size

I'm looking for a free (preferably Windows) tool that can give a break-down of a .pdf file's size into images, fonts, text and whatever else makes up a .pdf file. Adobe Reader Pro and PDF Studio Pro ...
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PDF editor that can write RTL text

I need a PDF editor where I can add bits of text to an existing document. The text is in Hebrew, which is a right-to-left language. I tried using Nitro Pro 9, but when I typed Hebrew text, it came ...
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Web-based software recommendation for data upload, rating and email

I'm asking for a software recommendations that can do the following tasks: Accept file upload. The file contains a list of names, e.g. student names, grades and email. Allow administrator to rate the ...
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Searching a Java Code for silent pdf printing

Im searching a java class which is able to Print a pdf file in silent Mode. I have tried pdfbox but there i always have a problem with the charset of the printed Text. Hope anybody can help me. ...
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PDF auto complete software

I retype the same info into 4 different PDF's a hundred times per day, need to find software that after a template is filled out I can just open the 4 PDF's and it will auto complete or populate.. ...
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Programmably creating professional PDF documents for publishing

I would like to create a website to automatically generate high-end pdf documents based on a template I provide. The template would then be sent off to a publisher. The publisher is looking for the ...
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Looking for a pdf software that scrolls text smoothly when scrolled with a mouse wheel

Note: The question is not about "Single Page Continuous". I don't like Adobe reader because it scrolls text jump one line like teleporting when scrolled with a mouse wheel. Firefox and Chrome scroll ...