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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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Annotations for Windows store apps/WinRT?

I'm going to build a Windows Store app in C#, with the capability to annotate PDF's Is there a library that supports PDF annotations for Windows store apps/WinRT?
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Microsoft Word to PDF Converter

I am looking for a freeware to convert Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) to PDF. It would be nice to use this without installation. I would like it to run on Windows and do not want any online ...
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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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Any one knows a good Product Information Management PIM software

I am looking for a Product Information management software (PIM) from where i can manage my products (images, specifications SKU´s etc) and generate PDF´s, price lists, catalogues with different ...
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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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Normal PDF to Booklet PDF and vice versa

I am looking for the following Normal Sequential Page PDF: Assume a PDF has 51 or 50 or 53 pages sequentially. Wanted to print in booklet format. Either in single or duplex - backtoback via duplex ...
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PDF library for modifying low level COS objects

I would like to associate a PDX search catalog file with a PDF document. Apparently there is currently no library that supports this out of the box, so what I have to do is manipulate the /Search ...
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Scanner app like tool in macOS

There are many scanner apps for smartphones like Microsoft Lens, Scanner Pro, Adobe Scan, etc. They usually apply some filters to make documents clean and some rotate/straighten tools to fix skewness. ...
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Best solution to display comics on a website

I am drawing a comic and I want to share it on my personal site. Problem is I don't know any cool js / reactjs plugins to create a comic reader. I want something smooth and cool, that ideally would ...
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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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FLOSS tool to convert single page MATLAB PDF graphics to PDF/A on Linux

What software can save a MATLAB figure to a PDF/A (PDF/A-1b would be fine) compatible file with export_fig? The generation of PDF/A compatible files should be done with MATLAB and FLOSS tool(s) on a ...
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Node.js (JavaScript) PDF creator (from templates)

I need to generate PDF documents from some data and I also need some templating functionality. I have expirience with npm package pdfkit, but this package not support templates. It would be nice if I ...
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Remove layers from a PDF without Adobe Acrobat on a Mac

I have a A0 size PDF document with multiple layers, and I want to get this document printed at a copy shop. The copy shop doesn't have the option to select/deselect the layers, and I only want 3 of ...
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pdf document scanner for windows

I am looking for a document scanner for windows 10 (for my surface tablet) to convert paper documents via camera to multipage pdf documents. Something like Genius Scan but for Windows. Requirements: ...
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How to convert PDF to PSD with layers

I have designed a cover book with TikZ which the output is normally a .pdf file. Now the publisher wants me an open-layered .tiff and although I know how to convert it to files like .jpg or .psd, but ...
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Looking for JPG image to PDF converter

I want an application that will: Use pictures I've already taken of documents Remove the background Transform the image to be the right shape for a document Convert it to PDF Preferably it should: ...
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Free Desktop Application -> Create single PDF from multible HTML Pages with Hyperlinks

I have a folder called product manual in html containing an manual_index.html page and several sub pages manual_introduction.html, manual_maintenance.html and many more sub pages. The folder contains ...
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Software to merge template PDF to many PDF files using a batch file

I need to create a PDF blank template dispatch note with terms and conditions printed on the back of each page. I need to then merge the template (front of the page) document with many individual PDF ...
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Need pdf annotation supports handwriting / online / inserting pages in the middle of the pdf

I need pdf annotation supports handwriting / online / inserting pages in the middle of the pdf. kamihq does everything except does not let us insert pages in the middle of the pdf (you have to keep ...
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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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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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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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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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.NET PDF Creator Tool with Robust Headers/Footers

I am in need of a tool which allows me to create high-quality PDF files in VB.Net. The tool needs to be able to create Headers and Footers that can be modified during run time (I can't just copy from ...
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Where can I find professional solutions for converting markdown to PDF?

I am generating complex user documentation using Markdown files and combining them with markedpp. I am currently using pandoc to convert to a DOCX file, but that requires some nasty hoop jumping in ...
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Command-line tool(s) or info for building a PDF report

I'm trying to write a script that takes as its input one PDF file containing a header block, plus one multi-page PDF file containing black and white vector graphics plus a little text, and outputs ...
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Free annotation software where I can review web pages and save a PDF?

Just like Microsoft Word allows you to review and annotate documents, I'm looking for something similar for web pages - preferably a browser plugin. I should be able to highlight text (not just "draw ...
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PDF rotate for Windows

I am looking for a PDF editor that can: rotate add text ideally this would be open source, but freeware is acceptable - i would prefer to avoid anything that requires Java - as I dont want to ...
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PDF editor that can arrange pages visually (on a page-thumbnail grid...)

I'm looking for a Windows freeware that: can remove a page (example: remove page #7 from a 50-page PDF, and save the result as PDF) can move a page (example: move page #23 from a 50-page PDF to 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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Export emails and attachments to pdf

I am looking for suggestions on a software or an extension to work with Outlook, primarily to export emails with attachments (bulk exports of 50+ attachments).
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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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Android PDF app library to read books, and event better with sync and notes

Would be great to convert (really convert, not make images) a PDF into a OneNote or similar app that allows noting and sync across devices and platforms? I looking for an Android app to read PDFs, add ...
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Interact with pdf files in web browser - visualise pdf and highlight words / phrases

Is there software, ideally open source that will allow me to visualise a pdf in a web browser and interact with the text? I want to be able to have a list of words and highlight them in the browser. ...
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PDF Solution that allows expandable text boxes

I used to create PDF's with expandable text boxes in Adobe LifeCycle. I have checked and Adobe LifeCycle is no longer an option. I'm not looking for an overflow text box as it doesn't show the ...
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Render inline PDF form and submit to .NET server

I have a desired feature for a project I'm working on that I'm having trouble finding a tool to handle. Here is the goal: Display a PDF form in the browser and allow the user to fill it out. Pre-...
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PDF-creating software that can "re-use" image data...? (PDF "Image XObjects")

I need to create a PDF file automatically (preferable via a batch process / command-line, the optimum would be something XSLT/SAXON-based). The PDF will have many pages (ca. 500), and each page ...
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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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Web application to store and modify InDesign assets

We're looking to buy a Web application that can manage InDesign files with variables and render high res PDFs of those files. It will allow users to log onto their portal to see their assets, set the ...
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PDF to PDF/X conversion .NET

I'm looking for a .NET library (preferably free/open source) or a command line tool to programmatically convert ordinary PDF (or PDF/A if that's easier) files to PDF/X-1a (2001 or 2003) for print ...
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Alternative to Latex

I am searching an alternative to latex. The software should be used to create coloured invoices (PDF) for the gas and electricity industry. I know that latex is great for math, but in this case it ...
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MCQ test for students

I have to create an MCQ test for my students. I know I can use MS Word for that. I want to know if there is a free specialised tool for this.
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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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Simple PDF centralized signing/approval system for LAN environment

In our office we typically have this highly in-efficient workflow: User A writes a technical report with recommendations There are between 4-5 people that must sign this document for it to be released ...
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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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A collection of Markdown files to a Book

I have a set of related markdown files. I would like to create a book like format or html or pdf. I searched and found 3 tools: Pandoc ebook Gitbook Bookdown What features I am looking for: ...
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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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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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PDF parsing library compatible with .Net Core

I'm looking to parse some PDF(extract paragraph from them). I used iTextSharp in the past, but it doesn't support .netCore. I also tried this lib: https://github.com/VahidN/iTextSharp.LGPLv2.Core ...
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pdf reader for very large single page pdfs on linux

http://www.projectmapping.co.uk/Resources/TOCs%20AS%20v48%20May%202021.pdf is a map of the UK rail network showing every station. It is a single page with a nominal size of about 2.4 meters wide and 3....

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