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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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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.
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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 But somehow this feels outdated.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 Collaboration, Centralization, Tracking - Solution?

Context: I have a PDF for auditing that I will be providing to my team annually. Members of my team must be able to fill out the PDF and then submit it to me for review. We operate mostly within the ...
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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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Is there an app for searching through PDFs using images?

I have a bunch of PDFs with images, symbols etc., all black and white if that helps, and using text to search through them is not possible. I have an image of a part of the document that I want. Is ...
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convert pencil handwriting to pen handwriting online free

I have pdfs of my homework assignment written in pencil. I was supposed to write it in pen. I am looking for a software that changes the colour of my handwriting to blue/black colour. Please help, ...
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Software to add multiple references to different pages in the same document and export it as PDF

I have an image that looks like this: I'm looking for a way to add a reference to each of the marked points (either red dots or the letters, or generally speaking any place on the image) and have it ...
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Digital Waiver Signature Locally and via Email

I'm looking to collect digital waiver signatures, but not one that I send via email. I run a martial arts school, and I want to have a templated PDF that I can open on my device (iPhone, iPad, etc), ...
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Library for editing PDF files on an object level with .NET

I have several use cases for editing metadata of PDF documents programmatically.The idea is for example to remove the author and the producer of a PDF document. The idea is to leave everything else in ...
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What is the best API for translating PDF documents

I would like to directly translate the PDF document (not to extract only text and then return it back). I would also like to keep all images and layout of the original document. I want to do it ...
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Minimizing the size of PDF files

Minimizing the size of JavaScript code (like JS Minifier) or PNGs (like Tiny PNG) are meant to reduce the bandwidth and speedup loading times of websites. I'm looking for a similar thing but for PDF ...
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Scanner app like tool in macOS

There are many scanner apps for smartphones like Microsoft Lens, Scanner Pro, Adobe Scan, etc. They usually apply some filters to make documents clean and some rotate/straighten tools to fix skewness. ...
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Online free API to compare similarity between PDF's

I'm looking for a free API to use to calculate the similarity between two or more texts saved in PDF format. I want to use it to check if two texts (PDF format) are similar enough to suspect a ...
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Light-weight drawing software that prints PDF with SVG quality

After subscribing to Adobe Illustrator, I figured it was consuming 100% of my CPU. I am looking for a drawing software that can print PDF files with super good detailing, such as SVG. Is there any ...
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Cross Platform PDF Annotation and Syncing

I'm looking for a software to manage my readings. The books that I read are mostly scientific literature, so I'm annotating them quite a bit (marking text, adding notes to a mark, adding free-flying ...
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What is this pdf software [closed]

i am not sure if this is the right website to ask, but in one presentation, the lecturer used this software that i thought was quite neat. If anyone knows it, i would appreciate any comment :)! Y
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Copy - Paste in a PDF Editor

I saw a video in which it appeared that multiple words were copied using a PDF editor before recording for some blank spaces and the words were somehow being pasted during the recording in order and ...
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I want to generate PDF Annotations in my application with library

I am interested in adding annotations support to my application. Specifically PDF (Adobe) anntoations. I need a PDF library (preferably C# .NET Core) to read an input file (any format), generate some ...
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How to determine the coordinates of a specified word into PDF file using Nodejs

In my case, when the user sends their CV (pdf file), I will remove sensitive information such as email, phone number. I tried placing a photo to cover it but the information is still there just not ...
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Generate PDF from Net Core [closed]

I want to generate PDF files from my net core app, I was searching on internet, but there are many options for libraries. Could you suggest a good library or a package to generate PDF files from net ...
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Batch combine PDF files: one is a form with a text field calculating the sum

I would like to combine two PDF files: one is a form created with Adobe. Here, the final text field is calculating the sum of all fields from above. The second one is a regular PDF, no form. When ...
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Linux command-line PDF spellchecker

I am looking for a command line tool that can spellcheck a PDF file, that can run on Linux. If possible, I would like the tool to be able to accept a custom dictionary. I know this question already ...
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Looking for software that can transfer PDF files and print them automatically (and then move them to a processed folder)

I'm running a webshop that is hosted online. Shipping labels for orders are currently exported once a day in a CSV file. I import them, and then print them to my local printer. We want to automate ...
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Photos to PDF with cropping - Software similar to OfficeLens

Before Windows disabled key features I could use OfficeLens on my desktop/laptop to open images of documents, crop, and save as PDF. That's all I need. Any free or one-time purchase replacements? I ...
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Convert between INKredible and xournal

I used to annotate pdf files with xournal on my linux machine. Recently I purchased an android tablet and now use INKredible for the same purpose on the tablet. Now I would like to have a program that ...

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