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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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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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Software to create ebooks with markdown

I'm currently looking for a way on macOS to create an ebook (PDF, ePub, and Mobi) using markdown syntax, but I can't find a good app/service for that. I tried using the template feature in iA Writer, ...
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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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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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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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Desktop program that reads words in pdf aloud and highlights the words as it reads?

Requirements: Read aloud words from a PDF file Shows the PDF file and highlights the words as it reads Free Works on Windows 8.1 What I have tried The past stack exchange threads I've found on this ...
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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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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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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 document signing

I am working on a project where the user will input data (like name, address and such) in a HTML form. With the help of PHP, and other tools, I'll use that data to populate a PDF form and database (...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Gratis software to retroactively copy highlights to comment to that I can generate comment summary using pdf xchange viewer

This might be a possible duplicate of many questions in here. But the thing is none of them have a solid answer.Also they were asked way back and some are closed. This post Retroactively copy ...
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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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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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Virtual scanner for documents and images

Is there a free offline virtual scanner (for Windows XP and above) that allows end-users to import a wide selection of image formats (e.g. tiff, jpg, png, bmp) and document format (esp. PDF) and allow ...
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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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Display 4 PDFs or more, always updated

I am looking for a Windows program that can: display 4 PDFs or more simultaneously in the same window (more than 4 would be even better) like in the image below (but ideally with filenames visible ...
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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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PDF to movie converter

I look for a software to convert a PDF file to a movie file (for example MP4). The basic requirements are: Free Runs on Windows Slide show or animation support to ease viewing the PDF contents on ...
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Want software tool to do relative linking between pdf files

I am using the current release of Windows 10 on a PC. I have about 3,000 pdf files that are in a sub-directory. I'd like to crosslink the pdf files to one another using relative addressing. Thus if I ...
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Convert diagrams to graph data

There are some publicly available PDFs and image files of diagrams showing UK rail track layout (basically flow charts), which I want to parse to something more computer-friendly (a database perhaps, ...
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Convert PDF images to video?

I have a collection (hundreds) of PDF files each containing an image. I'd like to combine the images into a GIF or video format, basically displaying them one after another at some chosen framer rate. ...
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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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PDF annotation tool and management for Mac

I am looking for a tool which allows me to load PDF documents, annotate & comment on them, and then "browse" the annotations and comments in some form of viewer (perhaps like a spreadsheet). The ...
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Tool to quality check uploaded documents (mainly PDFs): Identify blur (maybe by trying OCR), edges

For our loan application we need our borrower applicants to upload a lot of documents. Therefore, it would be great to have a tool that automatically gives out an error for the bad quality of an ...
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Is there any tool which can help me to import my .msg files into PDF format?

I have approximately 1500 .msg files in my system, but now I'm not using Outlook as my email client and want to convert all .msg files into PDF format, because PDF is very easy to use and I can access ...
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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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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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Software to restore data from a fillable PDF

I recently restored PDF files from a corrupted USB drive using Disk Drill on Mac OS X. However, none of the filled-in field data came along for the ride. When I view the restored files, all the fields ...
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Split PDF into b&w and color parts (not pages)

I have to print a large multipage PDF where som pages contain color. To reduce the cost I'd like to print the black-only parts and I've found a lot of solutions to automaticall split the PDF into pure ...
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PDF library to extract text and image in Xamarin (Android)

I'm a single developer trying to develop an Android app to convert PDF to ePub. I already have a prototype working for Windows in C#, and for that I used iText library. Problem is, C# version of ...
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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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Signature collection

I'm looking for some software that will allow customers to electronically sign documents on my computer or mobile device (I'd be open to purchasing additional hardware if necessary). I don't want to ...

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