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Software that interacts with or provides a viewer for PDF documents

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Open source PDF viewer for Linux with JavaScript support

Requirements: Basic PDF support Form support At least basic JavaScript support Open source Ideally: Packaged for Debian vi-style keybindings (jklh to move around, etc.) Minimal interface (hidden-by-...
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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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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 library for Android, iOS, and web

I am looking for a PDF library that can support Android, iOS, and web (as a nice-to-have). The library would be integrated into a platform with hundreds of thousands of users. The only required ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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want to convert OCR PDF to computer font

my pdf text is too blurry. so i want to convert it to computer font from scanned image.i already tried increassing quality by adobe/edit/preferences/page display. Any OS is acceptable, any price. As ...
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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 SDK compatible with .net core 3 wpf?

I'm searching a PDF sdk targeting .net core 3. This SDK should of course read/write pdfs (multiplatform) but also view/edit in a wpf (windows only) component All the sdk that i found don't have viewer/...
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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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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 the if text message exist 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? *...
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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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Flutter program to share and print PDF from assets

I am looking for a flutter plugin that I can use with pdf in assets. I want to view, print, and share. Search within pdf would be awesome too, but lower on priority list. I am very new to programing/...
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An alternative to Okular pdf reader on Linux with auto trimming of white margins

Okular pdf reader has an option View -> Trim View -> Trim Margins, which automatically zooms each page individually to exclude white margins. Are there other Linux alternatives with the same ...
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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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What documentation software can contain multiple PDFs and allow users to search globally?

I am looking for a documentation solution for our users guide. We would like to deliver the guide to our users within our Windows installer. It needs to be the starting point for all the documentation ...
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PDFs layout similar to tmux?

Multitasking Hack - Stack PDFs in a simple structure layout ~ Similar to Origami(Sublime) or tmux Is there a software/hack that allows me to open multiple PDFs in a single window in 1x2, 2x2 layouts? ...
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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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Is there a free/opensource locally run search engine for PDF documents?

I am looking for a way to search local PDF files for information in a way that is more sophisticated than a simple search using a keyword or phrase or even regular expression search for that matter. ...
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Annotating a PDF document across the network

I'd like to annotate, drawing using a stylus or a similar device, the same PDF document at the same time as my colleague in remote. I use to use Linux but I could use Windows if strictly necessary.
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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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What PDF reader for PC allows jump forth and back from a footnote?

I reading some PDF documents so I went to check the footnote, but I'd like to go back to the line where I was reading, similar how kindle's footnote system works. Are there anything like this for ...
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Annotate pdf in real time (android and pc)

What app can I use to annotate pdfs and view the annotations in real-time? Basically I would like to annotate a pdf on dropbox on my android and be able to view the changes on my PC on an ...
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Integrate a document viewer in my website like Firmroom

I am working on a website with Vanilla Js and PHP, where one user can upload files of format (pdf, doc, ppt, excel) and share with others but others can only view file in the website only instead of ...
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Universal file viewer for many files

Looking for an application that can display many files at once of varying file types. Ideally there'd be a stellar grid view of previews so users could quickly scan through them - flagging a few or ...