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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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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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ODT to PDF Converter

We have a need to replace LibreOffice headless as a ODT-to-PDF converter. The software we are looking should have to following requirements: Convert a massive number (as a batch process) of ODT ...
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Minimizing the size of PDF files

Minimizing the size of JavaScript code (like JS Minifier) or PNGs (like Tiny PNG) are meant to reduce the bandwidth and speedup loading times of websites. I'm looking for a similar thing but for PDF ...
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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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Gratis portable PDF to MS Word converter for Windows

The title says it all ^ I don't care if it is command line only or has a GUI. I don't need batch capabilities, and am willing to open a PDF editor and "File/Save as ..". I just want something that ...
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Batch convert Microsoft Word documents to PDF

I am looking for a program that can batch convert Microsoft Word documents to PDF (specifically, 1 PDF file for each Microsoft Word document). It should be able to scale to a large quantity of ...
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PDF parsing library for C++/Windows

I need to create a C++ program which parse info from a PDF file. So, I guess, the first step is to find a good, easy-to-use library. I've already searched on google, but I only found stuff for Linux ...
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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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PDF reader with search history for Windows

Looking for a PDF reader with search history (say 100 last items) for Windows.
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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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Automatically synchronize OneDrive files when edited with specific software on iPad

Is it possible to edit PDF files, (for example,) with OneNote on my iPad and then those edited files are automatically updated also on my OneDrive? With edit, I mostly mean making notes with the Apple ...
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Gratis, dedicated, Windows 10 PDF to image tool

There are a few questions asking for PDF to image conversion. Answers tend to recommend something that can do it, but was not built to do it, such as Libre Office or InkScape. I am looking for a fully ...
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PDF reader that saves sessions

I'm on windows 10, using foxit free version, looking to switch since it doesn't support saving sessions, I saw many alternatives with fancy features but I'm not sure I want any of them. The features I'...
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Bulk DjVu to PDF converter

Necessary: Windows 11 64 bit Free Can easily start converting (e.g. through drag and drop, selecting folder) an unlimited number of DjVus to PDF Ideal: No bloatware, spam, popups asking me to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PDF parser library recommendation - article extraction

I need to parse PDF documents written in multi-column layout containing articles. Specifically, I need to extract articles, article headers, images, tables, lists, font styles, and then create a ...
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PDF error diagnostics

I'm looking for a tool that I can use to identify and diagnose errors in a PDF. I'm generating PDFs (like this for example) using LaTeX, and suddenly code that has worked for years is generating ...
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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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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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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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How can I remove all password requirements from a PDF?

Pls see below. I already entered the password to open and get inside the PDF. I then clicked on Protect, Encrypt, Remove Password. But THAT password I entered, isn't the "Permissions Password&...
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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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Create PDF from HTML via Chromium Engine

Since "ages" we use RML to create PDF files. But somehow this feels outdated. I am looking for a modern way to create PDF files. I think it would be great to have something which is built ...
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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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Lossless combination of JPG/PNG images into a PDF file?

I'm looking for a utility the opposite of pdfimages: PDFs can hold within them images in various formats; pdfimages can list them and extract them (with or without conversion). What I want to do is ...
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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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