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Software that manipulates PDF (Portable Document Format) files: converting to/from PDF, printing, editing, assembling, splitting, etc.

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Software for saving and viewing historical pdf annotations

There are some documents that I read, annotate, and highlight often. My current practice is to make a copy of an original 'template' .pdf file, and then add annotations and save it with the date (i.e. ...
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Ability to highlight coordinated (bounding box) areas of a PDF/TIFF document online

There are 2 types of documents I am dealing with PDF/TIFF. The PDF documents could be image based. We use Azure's Cognitive Vision service for OCR which returns coordinates for words like below. &...
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Blur pdf document

I am looking for a tool to blur a pdf document like below; so far I found only online and offline tools to black out text (e.g. Adobe, smallpdf, redactpdf, pdffiller etc.).
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Unblur pdf document

I've a pdf document and some pages are blurred (see figure below please). I tried to unblur it by using ScanWritr and AvePDF, but without any success. Could you suggest me a tool to do that please?
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PDF reader for Word form control

I have a Word document containing several form fields (textboxes, radio buttons, checkboxes). I sent out this document for surveys and process the filled Word document programmatically to extract ...
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Collaborative space for uploading and annotating pdfs

In Edge, I can easily annotate and add comments to pdfs. What's an online tool that lets me upload pdfs (or websites) into a collaborative space where I can perform annotations and have it stored in ...
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Invoice, etc. templating system for PDF generation

I'm looking to pull invoice data from an ERP system and create PDF files of the invoices in a similar format to what the ERP system provides. I can do that, but I'd prefer not to "hard code" ...
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Freeware program to convert big PDF eg 200MB PDF, to RTF, and compatible with Windows 7?

Is there a freeware program to convert a big PDF (e.g. 200MB) PDF, to RTF, that is compatible with Windows 7?
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JavaScript or Java. How to extract text and text coordinates from a PDF file?

I am looking for a pdfminer analog for js or java. i need to parse a pdf file into text and get the coordinates of each sentence (x, y, width, height). it would also be nice if it could work not only ...
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Software for reading 2 pages of PDF side by side

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this kind of questions (and if anyone know the right place, he can let me know). Anyway I'm asking here because maybe somebody has (had? hopefully) my ...
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Looking for a camscanner for windows 10

I need something that scans a big pdf (1000 pages) like camscanner does but for windows 10. Linux is ok as well as I've multiple VMs. I already have a pdf that is dark, I need to lighten it like ...
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Free PDF text highlighter: how to permanently highlight all occurences of a word at once?

Objective: I need to speed read hundreds or academic articles when doing Systematic Literature Reviews; the main idea is to do skimming in order to find just the information that I need to exclude/...
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Looking for a free C# library that allows me to get/read PDF bookmarks/outlines/links position/dimension

As the title says, given a PDF file, I want to be able to access all of its bookmarks, reading their corresponding title and dimensions / position in the PDF. I am looking for a C# library (free for ...
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Transparent PDF compressor?

I would like to be able to use a PDF compressor where I know exactly what it's doing and can control exactly what it's doing. It doesn't need to be the fanciest or have absolutely the most extreme ...
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How to batch highlight (permanently) keywords on PDFs for free?

Considering that: I'm doing a Systematic Literature Review; the relevant information is so much easier to find when the keywords I need are already permanently highlighted; however, manually ...
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PDF reader that display keyword match count by chapter/section in table of contents

Is there a PDF reader for Windows that can display the count of keyword matches in each section or chapter within the PDF's table of contents when performing a search?
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Need a RPA solution to go through a PDF to know to detect whether all required pages are signed

We need a RPA solution that would go through all pages of a PDF file and confirm whether all pages that require signature are signed or not. Few points to keep in mind: The RPA solution could be a ...
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How to batch highlight keywords on PDFs for free?

Considering that: I'm doing a Systematic Literature Review; the relevant information is so much easier to find when the keywords I need are highlighted that I must have this done; however, manually ...
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Are there any good tools with GUI for pdf/djvu tagging and searching by tags?

I've been long using FastPhotoTagger for jpg/png/mp4 tagging and searching. While the tool suffices for my personal needs, someone asked me if I could recommend an equally good tool for pdf/djvu ...
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Asp core package which can convert Markdown to PDF

Are there any asp core package which can convert Markdown to PDF?
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How can I search OCR'd PDFs for terms by their relative nearness to one another?

Say I want to search a mathematics PDF for the terms "basis" and "transformation", but "basis transformation" or "transformation basis" aren't located anywhere. ...
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Adding internal links in a pdf document using free program in ubuntu

I am trying to add a table of contents to a collection of pdfs I have joined to a single pdf to submit for an application. (I used pdf arranger for this) I have added a first page with the contents, ...
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PDF preview handler with select text / copy capability

I there any PDF preview handler that have SELECT TEXT / COPY capability for Windows (free or paid never mind)? Simply as that :) Adobe, Foxit, Edge, PDF-XChange, Sumatra PDF don't have that option. ...
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A PDF viewer that can save and reopen tabs at the exact page one last stopped at

I often read PDF ebooks and open multiple pages on different tabs of the same book. e.g. With book X, I open pg 2 on tab 1, pg 20 on tab 2, pg 30 on tab 3 etc. I currently use Chrome to do this. But ...
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iPad or iOS: PDF reader app that can display references when clicking on the corresponding citations

I am looking for an iPad app for reading research papers. This app should be able to display (using tooltip for example) the corresponding reference when the user clicks on a citation). On macOS, I ...
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Cross-platform (Mac/Win) printing framework that meets following requirements

The platform should meet the following requirements: Ability to request the installed printers and their corresponding paper trays/sources, and send and print a PDF file to one of these printers and ...
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Is there a decent open-source or low-cost .net SDK that has functions for parsing text from a PDF?

I am trying to write either a standalone Windows Forms application or a VSTO Excel Add-in using C# or VB .net that can read a PDF file and pull data from it. The files I get are lists of traffic ...
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Absolutely Free PDF Tools (Compress, Merge, Split, etc) software for Windows. (Not Web Based)

I need a completely free PDF tools app which could Merge, Split, Compress, Reduce, Crop, etc and all other features and that too without any payment of any money. Also it should not be cloud based or ...
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Linux CLI Tool to batch convert PDFs to default to Continuous Page Display

I have googled this extensively, but not had any luck. I have a large selection of .pdf files, some of which default to displaying discrete pages or facing pages, and some of which default to ...
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Best tool for building a PDF reader web app

I need to create a web application that conceptually is simple: i need a web application which has a page with a list of pdf, the user can select a pdf and the web app will show it in a nice looking ...
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generate a pdf in C# winforms application

I have a pdf report that I should generate in my WinForms application. The pdf report will include multiple images and a watermark and signatures and a lot of fields. I read about the libraries and ...
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Looking for a software that can transfer my annotations and highlights in PDF and EPUB files?

I need a cross platform software that I can use in Linux, Windows and Android for reading PDF and EPUB files. The main feature that I need is about transferring annotations and highlights files ...
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Free software to condense multiple images into pdf by folder?

I have a list of folders, each containing a collection of images. I want to input the main directory and convert all images within each subfolder to a single pdf where the pdf is saved to its ...
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Is there any software to find lookalike image in PDFs?

I have a cropped screenshot of complicated math equation (digitised), which I can't find in a pdf file containing it just by simply typing the equation in the find box of the pdf viewer (because it is ...
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Webdav compatible software to annotate PDF on Android

I have some PDFs that are stored on a webdav server that I would like to annotate on my Android tablet (with a stylus). What Android app could allow me to do this?
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PDF viewer with "Image copy" function similar to that of TeXShop

The MacOS app TeXShop has a PDF viewer that has a very powerful function. You can select any rectangle in a PDF document and then copy/paste or drag/drop it somewhere. It creates a PDF file of this ...
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Looking for an open source PDF automation tool that works with Adobe Acrobat

We are manually filling PDF forms and these forms have an inbuilt validation logic using JavaScript when we select the validation button. I am looking for a tool that can automate data entry into this ...
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Simple html to pdf conversion commandline tool for automated file creation

I have a system that automatically creates and saves documents as html. For further storage they ought to be pdfs though. I want to avoid having to do it manually so my preferred solution would be a ...
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PDF Editing software similart to Bluebeam Revu [closed]

I'm looking for software that is similar to or better than Bluebeam Revu (a PDF editing software). It should have all or at least a majority of the function that Bluebeam Revu has. If you know such ...
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App that can sync PDF annotations only (without PDF file itself) across multiple devices (Android)

I want an app that can sync PDF annotations only without the PDF file itself. Because PDF file itself can be big in size (e.g. 200MB) and no need to upload / download the whole pdf file every time a ...
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Is there a npm library that converts html to pdf that support Angular and Bootstrap?

Is there a npm library that converts html to pdf that support Angular and Bootstrap? I have a requirement that converts the html file into pdf. I tried pdfmake npm library but it doesn't support ...
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Paid or Free API service to flatten the PDFs

Flattening a PDF means multiple layers of the content will be merged into a single layer. However, the results vary from one service to another as what each service sees in the layers differs. ...
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Raw PDF structure viewer

I want to view the contents of a PDF file - but not so much in the sense of rendering the pages in it. Rather, I want to see the hierarchy of objects, the PDF-structural tags and fields like the ...
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FLOSS tool to convert single page MATLAB PDF graphics to PDF/A on Linux

What software can save a MATLAB figure to a PDF/A (PDF/A-1b would be fine) compatible file with export_fig? The generation of PDF/A compatible files should be done with MATLAB and FLOSS tool(s) on a ...
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pdf document scanner for windows

I am looking for a document scanner for windows 10 (for my surface tablet) to convert paper documents via camera to multipage pdf documents. Something like Genius Scan but for Windows. Requirements: ...
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Open source alternative to Docusign?

When I Google "Alternative to Docisign" then lots pop up, but none of them are open source. If I Google "open source legal contract" then https://accordproject.org/ pops up, but I ...
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Looking for JPG image to PDF converter

I want an application that will: Use pictures I've already taken of documents Remove the background Transform the image to be the right shape for a document Convert it to PDF Preferably it should: ...
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How can I re-compress an image within a PDF?

I have a PDF document which I want to reduce in size. I've already tried PyPDF2 File Size reductions: from PyPDF2 import PdfReader, PdfWriter reader = PdfReader("example.pdf") writer = ...
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PDF Solution that allows expandable text boxes

I used to create PDF's with expandable text boxes in Adobe LifeCycle. I have checked and Adobe LifeCycle is no longer an option. I'm not looking for an overflow text box as it doesn't show the ...
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from a PDF, extract highlights with page numbers from the command line (Linux)

Is there a way to extract, from a PDF, the highlighted passages with the corresponding page numbers from the command line, on Linux? I found two tools, but they do not exactly fit my needs: pdf-...
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