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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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Software to convert XPS to PDF

Most of the tools shown when searching for "xps to pdf converter" are online. A few offline tools available require install and don't provide quality conversion. They seem to convert xps to image and ...
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Extract all the highlighted text from a PDF

In short: I am looking for a program that can extract all the highlighted text from a PDF. If possible, free, works with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and Acrobat XI Pro, and can process several PDF ...
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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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eBook reader for Android that allows the import of DRM protected EPUB eBooks

I love and hate the Kobo app for Android. I love it because it's simple and I can easily connect it to my Kobo account and download my purchases. I hate it because the import of external eBooks sucks (...
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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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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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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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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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PDF to Spreadsheet Converter for bank statements

I am trying to parse bank statements and credit card statements into a machine-readable format. The bank statements are issued as (unprotected) Pdf documents. I am looking for a tool that can ...
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Free tool for creating multi-layered PDF

I'm trying to find any PDF creator/exporter tool, capable of creating multi-layered PDF file. Multi-layering doesn't sound like a really hard to code feature, and thus I don't want to spend a lot of ...
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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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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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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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Add links in PDF

I have a PDF that has many notes of the form §6 a which mean to go to section 6, note a (already a bookmarked location). Similarly, I have many notes that are of the form Bb cc:vv which refer to ...
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Ebook and PDF reader that syncs bookmarks across OS X and Android

I've been looking for an ebook and PDF reader which allows for bookmarking, and the synchronization of these bookmarks on my Android KitKat smartphone. The ability to have a black background (for ...
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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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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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Scanning application for Mac

I'd like to find a scanning application for Mac OS X which is similar to the Linux application Simple Scan. Features I'm interested in: scan and save multiple pages in one document save documents as ...
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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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DjVu to PDFconverter

I am looking for a program that: can convert a DjVu document to PDF is free doesn't come with crapware works off-line If possible: run on Windows 7 can convert severals DjVu documents to PDFs at ...
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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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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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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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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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PDF to LaTeX converter

I am searching for a free software that converts a PDF in a LaTeX file. Actually I don't need it to convert the whole PDF, I just need to "extract" the formulas and use them to make my own LaTeX file....
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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 for Automated Batch Merge of PDF files

Is there any free software that can batch merge batched pdf files into separate files. For instance first batch consists of 1111.3425.pdf, 1111.76501.pdf, so on. Second batch is 22222.1432.pdf, ...
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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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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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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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OS X app to remove PDF encryption?

I have a PDF on my local hard drive that is encrypted with a password. I have the password. It really doesn't need to be encrypted, and thus I'd like to unencrypt it. This would mean that opening it ...
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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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Program to combine several PDFs so that the first page of each PDF has an odd page number

I'm looking for a program that can: combine several PDFs so that the first page of each PDF has an odd page number in the combined document (e.g. by inserting a blank page if needed at the end of ...
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Free eBook reader having capability to convert mobi to PDF format

I'm looking a free eBook reader for Windows 7 having capability to convert mobi to PDF format.
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Software to extract and organize data from PDF and Word files

I'm an engineer working on a 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 information I'...
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Software that put watermark in background of PDF

I need a software for PDF books that I have on my computer to make me able to: Put my name in the background of each page of my PDF books Put an image of my choice in background Image and writing be ...
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PDF editing tool that concats several files and pictures

I have to connect several PDFs I've authored together in free tools. For example, one PDF could be a compiled LyX document and another could be scanned result. I'm looking for a free tool that would ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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