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Software that interacts with or provides a viewer for PDF documents

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Sync PDF reading position across Windows, iOS, Android

I'm looking for a PDF reader for Windows 10, Android, and iPad that syncs the reading position across devices. This means that when you stop reading at a certain point on one device, opening that file ...
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JS library that displays PDF as flipbooks

The goal I'm looking for a JavaScript library or plug-in that I can use to view regular PDF files as flipbooks like the one below: What have I tried I found many solutions that can convert PDFs and ...
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Mac: Show a PDF in a floating borderless window

Video players like IINA let you view video in a floating, borderless window. Is there any equivalent for PDF files? I'm using PDF slides and am basically trying to get the equivalent functionality ...
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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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Free / open source tool to flatten PDFs?

Looking for above-mentioned tool to work with PDFs. Following functions are desired: Draw lines, rectangles, circles for annotations Include comments (as in actual text onto the PDF, not speech ...
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View anchors in a PDF document

I'm looking for a PDF viewer that provides a way to visualize named destinations. Named destinations are the formal name for what you might call anchors. Major browsers jump to the named destination ...
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PDF annotation tool

I am interested in a gratis local tool (e.g. a self-hosted web service running on Linux) which allows me to: Show PDF files in a local directory (a listing of those files and when I click on them, I ...
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Free PDF viewer for different operating systems that supports animations/Javascript

I need to be able to view a pdf file that contains animations, and I need to be able to do this on all the common operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone). What free programs can ...
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PDF viewer that quickly displays thumbnails of all PDF files in a folder

Many people are familiar with common image viewers like IrfanView or xnView. They have the capability to display thumbnails of all the images in a folder, and then allow you to click on any thumbnail ...
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PDF viewer for Linux which can trim margins in presentation mode?

Is there any PDF viewer for Linux which can trim margins in presentation mode? Okular can do this in normal mode but not in presentation mode. qpdfview can zoom in presentation mode but not trim ...
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PDF viewer that supports Regex search

I am looking for a PDF viewer with the following features: Supports Regex search, preferably Perl compatible Runs on Windows (7 and up) Is portable, or can be made portable Gratis Nice to have: ...
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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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PDF reader with a sliding ruler overlay to keep track of current line

I'm looking for a PDF reader version of this clipboard: I don't need OCR, text-to-speech, or any fancy features, just a simple digital sliding ruler overlay to keep track of the current line. Is ...
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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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PDF reader that let me scroll down on a single page without page turn

I am searching for a pdf reader software that let me read the document using ”View single page” BUT not scrolling to next page if i scroll down (opposite of continuous scrolling). I want to scroll ...
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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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PDF reader that will show 3+ pages horizontally

Is there a PDF reader (for Mac OSX or for Windows) that will show 3+ pages horizontally? I looked everwhere and cannot find a reader with this feature. Maybe there is a reason it is not possible? ...
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pdf reader that mimics the user-experience of a physical book

I'm using pdf versions of textbooks for college. Digital Pdf readers are in many ways superior to reading a physical book (keyword searching, etc). However, there are certain things that you cannot ...
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Programming Library or Software to Allow User to View and Fill out Pdfs within a Windows 10 App

I'm trying to design a Windows 10 Universal application where one of the features is that it downloads pdfs from various websites. I would like to be able to open and view these pdfs natively in the ...
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Is there any open source pdf editor tools for pdf editing(should contatins all the editing tools like marker,eraser,text ..etc)using java spring boot?

I am trying to implement a pdf editing tool on my project using java spring boot. It should be open source and it should contain markers, eraser etc. It should display the pdf using urls. -then we ...
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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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PDF viewer and annotator for iPad that can open views to the same document in different tabs

I read math textbooks in PDF format. I read them on my iPad. My iPad can connect to the Internet via WiFi only, but I often read outdoors and in other places where there's no WiFi access. Math ...
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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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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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Android/Linux PDF/eBook reader with horizontal scrolling feature instead of vertical

So far, all the readers I experienced scroll pages vertically while fitting horizontally A4 pages' width. Are there softwares out there able to: "swipe left" pages fit vertically both A4 ...
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PDF viewer with "n pages" in the screen and horizontal scrolling one page at the time

I want to read clearly the pages of pdf files on my windows 10 computer. I thought about buying a curved 32" monitor, with high enough resolution, like QHD or 4K. Then I thought about placing ...
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Any pdf reader which can email the current page?

I use a Surface tablet running Windows. If the page I am reading has some important info, I want to email it to myself. Looking for a pdf reader that can easily email the current page. Not email the ...
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PDF reader for books with notes/appendices/references etc

I often read books in PDF format, sometimes novels but most often academic texts. I often want to quickly look something up in another part of the book, and then return to my starting point. For ...
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Presentation with a window instead of full-screen (that I can share over screen-sharing even when I have only one monitor)?

I've been looking for a presentation software for pdf slides, whose presentation mode shows a resizable window instead of entering a full-screen mode. That would be handy for giving a presentation ...
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Reading (or parsing) corrupt PDF files (specifically SVID from SCO.com)

Is there a software, may be some very old versions, that can read a certain kind of corrupt PDF files? Specifically, I'm collecting relic Unix specifications, and I want to read the System V Interface ...
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PDF Editor Software with Annotations and Custom UI?

I am looking for a good PDF editor with annotation features (comments and pen tool) as well as the ability to pick and choose features (because I don't want them to have a download button or a print ...
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Which would be best web based PDF editor using dot net core and javascript?

I am working with a requirement for one of the modules in the project(.Net Core) which comprises multiple PDF operations, like converting from PDF to HTML, then editing the HTML in a web view editor, ...
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PDF reader for Linux which supports one click dictionary lookups

Is there a PDF reader for Linux which supports the following: If you click on a word, it opens a dictionary like ding or even better linguee.com and translates the word from a predefined source ...
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Black/Dark/Night mode PDF/PPT Viewer MacOS?

I read a lot during the night and I have so many books in the .pdf .pptx format that my eyes get strained during whole reading sessions. on an average, I roughly read 200 pages daily. The thing is I ...
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Export select pages from PDF as copyable text?

I sometimes need to export a few pages from a big PDF file. The pages must then be "copyable", ie the pages must not be exported as images. On my older Windows 7 computer, a 200 page PDF crashes ...
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Any Android-based PDF+DJVU+EPUB reader with an option similar to High Contrast (Black)?

I'm a visually impaired (i.e. partially sighted) person with some reading vision unless in direct sunlight, and that too only from a short distance of about six inches at most! I'm a student of ...
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Tool to find text message in a PDF file

Goal: Send a PDF file and a text message. Find if the text message exists in the pdf file. The text message is a picture in the PDF file. Problem: What tool do you need to use i order to use it? It ...
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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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Good software to present beamer-generated pdf slide stack

I'm looking for a pdf reader that is well-suited for full-screen presentations of pdf files generated by latex beamer. Acrobat Reader is not so bad, but I'd prefer something that can give ...
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PDF reader that saves sessions on macos

Are there any free PDF-reader softwares that allow to save and restore the last session? This is possible with, e.g., foxit on windows but not on mac. (I usually work on more than 20 pdfs ...
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js library - generate pdf from json

I'm looking for js library for generating pdf from json Emphasis on performance. Requirement Support IE11,Edge,Chrome Preview and download. Performance: Ability to render 5000 rows in up to 5 ...
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How to get sticky notes attached to pdf documents in my web application?

To have preview for PDF documents in my web application I am converting the PDF documents into HTML using pdf2HtmlEx tool And this works fine for Highlight Underline Strikethrough Rectangular ...
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Firefox extension to properly handle PDF files on websites with programming errors

Very often, websites are not programmed correctly. On these sites, when the user clicks on a PDF file, Firefox does not offer to display it in the user-specified PDF viewer. Usually, this is due to ...
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Looking for free pdf-viewer with similar annotation capabilities to Zotero

This is what I require, anything else is optional: I must be able to set it as the default pdf-viewer, such that I can simply double-click on a file and start reading (Zotero can't do this, I have to ...
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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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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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C++ library to read encrypted PDF documents that runs on iOS and Android

I am using Flutter and a plugin to read the encrypted pages which depend on Apache PDFBox, a Java library, but they are slow in rendering the all pages for phones with less RAM; one way is to decrypt ...
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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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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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A tool to keep links towards pdf pages

For my researches, I review hundreds of pdf documents and I comment them while I keep some notes in Onenotes or Mindjet. I would like a way to keep links toward specific pdf pages within my notes (the ...
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