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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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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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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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PDF to DjVu converter that keeps the OCR layer

I need a quality PDF to DjVu converter that keeps the OCR layer, and that runs on Windows/linux.
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Convert a PDF/Image score into a programmatic format

Having a music score in PDF or image, format, containing a melody, what tools are available to convert it into a programmatic format (JSON or so)? The tools should: work offline (installable on a ...
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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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How to produce such webpage like https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2898

The IETF site has some nice properties: Links from the HTML version to the TXT and the PDF versions Links to sections, other documents Format for PDF, HTML and TXT nearly identical Page numbers, ...
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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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PDF Annotation sidebar / increase width of document

I recently bought a Surface 3 pro tablet, and really love the ability to annotate pdf documents using the stylus. Still, for scribbling along my thoughts while reading a document, I would need more ...
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Generating PDFs from XML comments

Background I write a lot of code in C#, and use XML comments all over the place to describe how my methods, members, and properties behave. I would ultimately like to compile all of the information ...
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Document workflow

I'm looking for a solution (consisting of one or more tools) which allows me to implement a personal document workflow to deliver documents of a professional nature with a minimal of repetitive work (...
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What could I use to read and annotate pdf files on my tablet and have them sync to a reference management library?

I use Zotero to manage my citation library with a WebDAV server to sync the files. I would like be able to read and annotate the pdf files on my android tablet and have them sync back to the citation ...
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Converting a LaTeX-generated PDF into EPUB format, preserving formulas

Is there a software or a service out there that can take a technical article in PDF format (which typically contains LaTeX formulas) and convert it into an EPUB format? I wouldn’t have access to the ...
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Annotation apps with different layers of highlighting

Are there PDF annotation apps available that allow for different layers of highlighting? For example, you could highlight a sentence yellow and, at the same time, some specific words within that ...
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DPI aware PDF viewer for Linux

I have a full HD monitor that has a non-standard 103 DPI. I like to view PDFs at their print size. But because I can't set the DPI in the PDF viewer, I have to display a document at 107%. Evince ...
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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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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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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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Any software recommendations for getting the metadata of a PDF?

I have 10,000 PDF files in my drive and I need to capture the following metadata. I tried using wordstat but I'm unable to capture the following: File Name File Type Asset Type Asset Title Product ...
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Scanned PDF to Searchable PDF Android

How do I convert a scanned pdf book (380 pages) to a text searchable pdf? Only have access to an android phone. Online websites will do as long as they can do every page. Even mere help would be ...
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Application to recognize text in PDF files and images(OCR) for Windows

The problem: PDF files and images from a scanned paper document contain text that cannot be copied or edited. However, manual typing is not possible due to the size of the document and the high time ...
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PDF website crawler

I need an open source system that can crawl websites to gather PDF documents and then index them.
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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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Are there any good tools for applying searchable metadata tags to large documents?

I've googled this extensively, but there doesn't appear to be a common solution, or my keywords are inadequate. We have a few large PDFs on the order of a few thousand pages each that describe some ...
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Extract text from uploaded pdf and store it in a database

I have an HTML form where a user can upload a PDF. I want to extract the whole text from the PDF, search in it for specific words and then store them in my database. Any ideas? I don't ask you for the ...
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Mac app to fuzzy search through PDF files library

I'm looking for a Mac app that would be able to index hundreds of books in PDF and perform quick full-text fuzzy search through it.
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Looking for a free Windows command-line PDF restrictions remover

As the title states I'm looking for a free self-contained portable command-line Windows utility that can remove any PDF's restrictions (such as copying text, printing and so on). Ideally it should ...
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PDF to Excel (xlsx) conversion

I am in need of software (Not online service) that can convert my PDF documents to Excel accurately. I have tried Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and Nitro, they are great at the conversion, but I 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 comparison for text with figures

I need to compare two versions of a document that I have in PDF form. This document consists mainly of text with figures. I don't care about the formatting details, but I do care about more than the ...
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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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Scanner Software with OCR Filename

I am scanning several documents that are the same format with different names. I'm looking for a program that will scan these and output the file name via OCR from the name on the document. We had an ...
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Bulk Sorting and Data Extraction from Scanned PDF

I work in a small company that will start dealing with some data processing, as an additional service to its core business. We need to accomplish two things for a large number of scanned PDF files (...
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Pdf reader + Latex with hyperlinks to references

Is it possible to have a pdf reader/reader plugin for Ubuntu that can automatically navigate Latex references as hyperlinks? Usually, the hyperlinking depends on whether or not a pdf document has ...
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Detecting whether a PDF contains two identical images

I am looking for a program that can detect whether a PDF contains two identical images. If possible, Windows 7, free, and can process several PDFs at once. Even better: the program could take ...
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Library to convert .docx to pdf, in WinRT app

In a WinRT app, i can create a word file with some information filled by the user, but i also want to create a copy but as PDF(save another file with my app, not convert docx. to pdf with external ...
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Listing PDFs that contain highlights or comments

I am looking for a program that can take a folder path as input and output the list of all PDFs that contain highlights or comments (it should perform a recursive search among subfolders). If possible,...
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What are the best PDF and XLS reporting solutions on Ruby on Rails?

The solution I'm looking for is not using rail's view because I'm using rails only in Back end. I have an AngularJS front end. I'm trying PrawnPdf right now and I have some issues with performances ...
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What are some free C# PDF Reader Libraries that handle iref streams?

I am trying to programmatically read a pdf file that I was given. I am not so familiar with C# so I tried PdfSharp to see if I could read my pdf. With the latest version (1.32) I get: Cannot handle ...
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Open source alternative tool for PDF parsing like llmsherpa, LlamaParse that can run locally

I needed tools for better PDF parsing (the ability to parse tables properly) for an RAG application. Currently, I am using LlamaParse for parsing the pdf document to markdown but it's not a self-...
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Free / Open Source PDF reader that allows commenting by text, drawing and image

tl;dr I need a new PDF reader to work with. Here are the requirements: The license must be free (or else, as per company policy, I would have to hand over the licensing to the company). If it's Open ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Software to determine the field names of PDF forms

I currently have a PDF form that I can fill out. I can upload the PDF to a piece of software that I purchased that converts form values to CSV. The problem is that the CSV shows headers like Field1, ...
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Convert Office Documents to PDF on Ubuntu Server

I need to merge multiple documents into a single PDF in a web application running on Ubuntu Server. I've merged PDFs in the past so that shouldn't be an issue, but the documents can also contain doc, ...
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Check/validate PDF files conformance to standards like PDF/A or PDF/UA

There are various PDF standards: PDF/A: PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-2a or PDF/A-3a PDF/UA potentially more I want to check with Python if a given PDF file follows any of those. I have seen veraPDF which seems ...
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PDF editing software/note taking with indexing capability

I am a graduate student who is looking to upgrade my note taking capabilities. I am looking for a pdf editor (for windows 10) that can edit text (i.e highlight, underline, etc) but can also index ...
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