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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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Free OCR software that makes a PDF searchable (with searchable text at the right place)

Is there any freeware OCR software (for Linux and/or Windows) that can take a PDF scanned document as input and output a Searchable PDF like Adobe Acrobat does? With searchable PDF I meant that the ...
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What PDF viewer will allow me to quickly view which elements are vector?

I work in the printing industry where having vector artwork for a job is paramount when it comes to the best production output. Often times clients will send me a PDF file that contains a raster image ...
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How to convert Markdown to PDF without LaTeX?

Almost every existing md to PDF goes through LaTeX: kramdown, pandoc, multimarkdown, etc. Are there the options that don't, in any language, e.g. using a backend such as Prawn, libharu or jsPDF? So ...
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Tabbed PDF viewer that works on Ubuntu

I used to use the Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu, which supported tabbed PDF viewing. Since I usually have a bunch open but am reading only one or two, tabbed viewing is better than Evince's open-each-PDF-...
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Free software for selecting and combining pages from multiple PDFs into a single PDF

A few months ago I had several PDFs (lease documents, renter's insurance forms, etc.) from which I needed to combine select pages into a single document before sending to a property management company....
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Free PDF comparison tool

I am looking for an application to compare two PDF files. Application must: be able to highlight differences between the two documents be mac-compatible as I will be using it on a mac be free, I do ...
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Is there free or open source software for checking PDF/A compliance?

PDF/A is an ISO-standardized version of the Portable Document Format (PDF) specialized for the digital preservation of electronic documents. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF/A) This is great, ...
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Free PDF editor for Windows

I work for a non-profit organization and we have a lot of staff that need to work with PDFs. Our designers etc have the Adobe suite but that is quite expensive and I do not want to purchase a lot of ...
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A free software CV/résumé parser

I'm seeking a software solution to extract data from résumé/CV in various format (PDF, Microsoft Word, etc.). What I need is : extracting name, surname, email, phone numbers, segmented postal ...
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Software to put pages of a PDF file in book-order

Is there a Linux or web-based tool to sort pages of a PDF document so I can print a book from it? In this case, I have an A5-format PDF that I want to print on A4 pages, like this: ___________ ...
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Is there a PowerPoint to PDF converter outside of Microsoft Office?

I need to convert a .pptx file to .pdf but I don't own a copy of Microsoft Office. I tried OpenOffice, but my document was badly flawed in OpenOffice and so much was lost. Is there a tool out there ...
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Software to quickly join many JPG images into one PDF without recompressing

I have many documents scanned in past with a printer that did not have a direct "to PDF" option, so I have various folders called "Document1, Document2." Within each of the folders were many jpg like ...
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PDF to Word Converter

I'm looking for a software, which is able to convert a pdf document into a docx file. I know there is Adobe Acrobat Professional which does a good job concerning this. The drawback is that it costs ...
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Create searchable PDF files using OCR from scanned PDFs in bulk

The goal is to automatically convert all scanned documents into searchable PDF files instead of just images. The scanned documents are automatically uploaded by the scanner to a share on a Linux ...
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PDF File Splitter

What I need is a simple PDF File Splitter. I want to be able to: Take a PDF File (Let's say 20 pages) Choose what pages to delete Create a new PDF with the rest of the pages I would prefer a free ...
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Is there a free desktop pdf editor?

I think that Adobe Acrobat costs way too much. I don't want to pay for a reoccuring subscription for something I'd like to have for the longest time. The desktop version is way too expensive even with ...
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HTML to PDF pretty-printer (renderer)

For documentation purposes, I need an application or plugin, which targets the creation of PDF out of web pages and goes beyond the rudimentary features provided by common browsers. Must haves ...
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Maintained Ubuntu PDF reader with text highlighting

Evince sucks (in my humble opinion). I’m looking for something like Foxit, but Foxit for Linux is so old. Maintained and updated. Free. Must have an option to highlight text, I save and quit the text ...
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Are there other products than Adobe's that support ClearScan or similiar?

Starting with Acrobat 9, Adobe engineers added a new flavor of OCR called ClearScan. The advantages of the ClearScan over Searchable Image OCR are both in size and clarity. The biggest innovation ...
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Free or nearly free PDF library for Java

The title1 says it (nearly) all. To be more specific, I require PDF generation with basic formatting (tables and images) usability in closed source commercial project being free (as in beer) or ...
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Converting a ADE document (Adobe Digital Editions, acsm) to PDF

I have downloaded a book from Google Play. The book is a .acsm, which actually isn't the book itself but just a purchase ticket that allows me to download the book on Adobe's servers. I installed ...
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Is there a Firefox utility that can convert webpages to PDF?

I use Firefox on elementary OS (Linux), and sometimes I use it to print a few webpages or save the print to a PDF file. My problem is that Firefox’ default print adds the page URL at the start and end ...
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OCR for PDF files on iPad

I am looking for an app to make the scanned PDF files on my iPad searchable. The problem is that there is a large number of apps which are supposed to do this, but they all have rather mixed ratings. ...
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Create PDF from Firefox

I am looking for options to create a PDF from webpages in Firefox, under Windows 8. I have found a ton around, but few appear to satisfy my list of requirements: Free to use (not just free to try) ...
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PDF sharing web app with view/download statistics

I have a PDF file and would like to share it for public view. I want to know the view or download number. I have tried Mediafire, Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive, none of these has this feature. ...
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Spell- and grammar-checker for PDF documents

I am looking for a program that can spell-check a PDF document (without having to convert the PDF into another format like .docx, which I can do using Adobe Acrobate Pro). If possible, free, ...
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How do I convert a PDF file to PDF/A in Delphi?

I need to convert a PDF file to PDF/A. Which libraries are available? (Preferably Delphi but other platforms should be OK, even .NET). My preferred option would have been to use http://synactis.com/...
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Software to extract and organize data from pdf and word files

I'm an engineer working on some project, and I have a lot of documents to deal with. Even if those documents are organized by themes and dates, it's taking me more and more time to find the ...
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FOSS Linux software to create fillable PDF form from existing documents

The Pro version of Acrobat can create fillable forms from existing documents. I am looking for a similar solution, but that is FOSS and runs on Linux. I want to take existing PDF files that look ...
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Is there a free PDF to HTML conversion software?

I am working on a project in which I need to work on both HTML and PDF files. And this requires a lot of HTML to PDF and PDF to HTML conversions. The requirements are: It must be free, and ...
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Convert .fountain files to .pdf files

Background Fountain files are markdown files for screenplays. Many websites have appeared, and many GUI applications exist, that convert .fountain files to various other formats (e.g., .fdx, .html, ....
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Software that can extract tables from PDF files

I often receive table data in PDF files. I want to be able to get that into MS Excel in a tabular format but it often comes out strangely when I copy-paste. I want to be able to get tables out of PDF ...
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Extract Highlights and Markups from Documents (PDF preferred, Word or suggestions)

As part of my studying/learning, I have a lot of PDF documents that I'm reading. There's an "Almost Awesome" thing I've found discovered about PDFs. Using these instructions you can use Adobe ...
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.NET library to convert Microsoft Office docs to PDF

I am looking for a library (open source or paid) that can convert Microsoft Office documents (.docx, .xlsx etc.) and images to PDF. This library must be accessible from .NET. I had a look at ABCpdf ...
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Software to read, highlight, and annotate PDFs

Is there a PDF reading app available for Mac that has the following features: Allows you to continue reading PDFs where you left off when opening them (automatically goes to the last page you were on)...
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What can perfectly convert EPUB to PDF?

For Windows 8.1 and also Windows 10, what can reproduce EPUB files as a PDF, with no changes and loss of quality? I ask NOT about Calibre and ePub Converter, which can transform an EPUB file into a ...
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PDF to audio software for academic papers?

I sometimes find it difficult to allocate time to read (edit: academic) papers. However, I sometimes have long commutes so have plenty of time to listen to audio books. That said, is there any ...
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Lightweight PDF viewer to navigate through files in a folder

I have a rather large folder containing many PDF files. Opening each and every file from Explorer seems too tedious. Requirements Lightweight PDF viewer There is no need to offer advanced options. ...
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PDF content extraction software

Can anyone recommend an open source library/API for extracting the texts and images from a PDF? Below are the requirements. I have used PDF Clown, C# .NET version, but having issues in creating an ...
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Software to convert source code to pdf in Linux Mint

Is there any choice for converting source code to pdf for reading? I'm using Linux Mint and I'm looking for some command line solutions.
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Program to add a blank page if PDF has an odd number of pages

I'm looking for a program that can: add a blank page if the PDF has an odd number of pages (no action if the PDF has an even number of pages). It must be able to process several PDFs at once. (...
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Measure ink coverage in a PDF file

Is there a tool (free software, on linux) that allows me to calculate the amount of black in a PDF file? E.g. measured in mm², or some other suitable unit?
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Converting PDF with several pages to one image

I am looking for a program that can convert a PDF that has several pages into one single image where pages would be stacked vertically. If possible: lossless compression configurable resolution ...
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Command-line PDF optimizer (linearizer)

I'm looking for a Linux command line util that inputs a merged PDF (between 1mb and 500mb) and outputs an optimized/linearized version. Each and every page uses the same set of ~8 images, and the same ...
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PDF editing software for removal of dark scan margins

Assume you have a PDF file resulting from a scan of multiple pages of a book (in a format smaller than the scanner default format (e.g. 10cm x 20cm and DIN A4)) and that the person who scanned placed ...
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Android PDF Viewer / Reader

I am looking for an Android PDF Viewer / Reader to replace APV PDF Viewer. Why? It appears APV PDF Viewer may be abandoned. It has not been updated recently, has been removed from the Google Play ...
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Personal CV manager with content-customization output

I am looking for a software where I can easily create and manage a database of all my personal CV data, which will then allow me to output customized CVs (showing only particular contents) by ...
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PHP/JS library for PDFs: marking, annotating, commenting

I am looking for a PHP/JS library with that would allow my users to: view a PDF file mark text (selecting) mark document fragments (let's say, with a semi-transparent rectangle or circle) add ...
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Any PDF reader with continuous horizontal scrolling?

I have a specific use case for PDF reading, which I'm struggling to fulfill. I frequently read magazines on my (Windows/Linux) tablet (hybrid, actually). Since the screen is relatively small (16:9 11....
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Need program to help remove information from scanned documents

I have about 200 PDF scans that need to have information systematically removed. This information to remove includes a set of digits that may vary in length. The current plan is to print each ...

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