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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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Tool to integrate responsive HTML plots and slides for presentations

In the past, I have always created presentations in Illustrator and exported illustrator slides to PowerPoint for the actual presentation. Any plots or data analysis were exported from the command ...
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How can I test my resume against an application tracking system (ATS)

I recently made my new resume in HTML/CSS instead of using a template/traditional document. The end result is still a pdf (by printing the page to pdf) but I've heard that tables (which I use for ...
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Markdown renderer understanding footnotes and emoji

I have a Markdown document containing Unicode emojis and footnotes. I want to create a PDF out of it, but I can't find a solution that supports both. I'm looking for: free software (preferably free ...
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PDF Compression: Lossless or near-lossless compression options?

I'm looking for a tool for macOS (Windows and Linux would also be nice) that will compress PDFs with a lossless or near-lossless methodology. There is an interesting discussion for ImageOptim PDF ...
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PDF viewer which can list alt texts of images

I'm looking for a PDF viewer for Windows or Linux which can show alternate text of images embedded in PDF files as a list. So far, the only one that I've noticed does that is Adobe Acrobat in its paid ...
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Software/Tool to convert pdf

Looking for Software/Tool to convert normal/traditional/sequential pdf to Booklet PDF and Vice Versa
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Document generation library

I need advice about a technical problem regarding to document generation (PDF, Doc). I want to provide external data and combine that with a predefined template. The goal is to generate a lot of ...
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Which software can replace ABCpdf?

Currently, my server uses ABCpdf to generate PDF but my client wants to change to another software to generate PDF on the server (please see the list below). PDF Split and Merge CutePDF PDFSam ABBYY ...
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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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Which software to use for PDF scanning that can extract information and send to an invoice program?

I'm working as an intern at a company where they need accurate scanning of invoices that comes in PDF-forms. The program, or java-library, needs to be able to extract certain parts of the invoice so ...
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I am looking for PDFs testing automation software

PDF Testing Compare data from flat files to PDFs Write logic to ensure PDF has correct data Ensure there must be correct logos, bar codes, fonts, margin etc. Please give me some recommendations
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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 OCR command line application for Windows that can add invisible-text layer to PDF?

I have seen other similar posts, but none with these specific requests: OCR application that can be run from the command line Windows native application Accepts multipage PDF inputs Can create a PDF ...
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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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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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Online PDF to Offline version

Afternoon All Needing a bit of help regarding my study material and what software can do what I need. I am going on holiday in 2 days and when I get back I have an exam, so I want to do some study ...
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Tools for generate PDF that contains graph and table

I'm looking for something for generate PDF. PDF requirement ; A4 ( 21 x 29,7cm ) ( A4 ISO 216 or ISO 269 ) Support landscape format Page concept ( do not print something between 2 pages )* Header / ...
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PDF to flipbook for website

I'm looking for a solution to make a PDF into a flipbook/pageflip like this http://fliphtml5.com/jvnr/uxpk for example. I think these broadly fall into two categories, hosted services like fliphtml5....
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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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Extract tables from pdf using Javascript

I am looking for Node.js library for extracting tables from PDF files. I have successfully used tabula-java as a stand-alone application. I have tried the following: Tried using tabula-js, which ...
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Private and secure document storage for mobile use and sharing between 2 people

I want to arrange for communication between myself and a friend. Privacy and security are important (there is nothing illegal or even profane). Her mobile and pc computing are monitored by her family. ...
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What Technology is recommended to build a Resume Builder?

Good day, I am about to embark on a project of building a resume builder. The builder will be interactive as it will make suggestions for the end user. I want it to be fast. I have considered using ...
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Framework for Automatically Generating PDF Documents On Chrome OS

I have used VBA to write software for automating paper invoice generation and printing using the MS office suite. Given a list of addressees, the software automatically generates and saves a PDF ...
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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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Insert a PNG into a PDF (as its own page)?

Please suggest a tool to achieve this: I am looking for a tool to solve exactly this (recurring) task: I have a multipage PDF. I have a PNG fitting well onto one page. I need a new PDF where that ...
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Fast PDF generation library for .net core (C#)

Could you recommend me a PDF library for .net core (C#)? I need to generate a simple pdf with standalone text and some images. Performance is the key value. Sometimes I'll generate around 150 k ...
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What Python Package Can Parse a Table in a PDF File Delimited by Whitespace?

I am attempting to parse through NSDUH data which is publicly available here : http://datafiles.samhsa.gov/study-series/national-survey-drug-use-and-health-nsduh-nid13517 I have seen Python ...
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Tools to test loading/rendering speed for different versions of same pdf?

I would like some way to test pdf loading and rendering speed. My ideal tool would let me drag and drop a batch of pdfs processed using ghostscript or sometimes k2opt, and compare some useful figure, ...
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Any way to protect a PDF with AES-256 for free?

Adobe offers a 7-days trial of its Acrobat Pro. It's technically free but not terribly useful in the long run. LibreOffice can export a file as PDF, but only with 128-bit RC4 encryption. Obsolete. ...
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Take a folder containing PDF files as input, and output for each PDF how many pages it contains

I'm looking for a program for Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 that can take a folder containing PDF files as input, and output for each PDF how many pages it contains. Any license or price is fine.
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PDF to RTF File Converter

I need a piece of software to convert a PDF file to an RTF file. It should preferably have a command-line interface or a GUI that supports batch-converting files. Windows is preferable but Linux is ...
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How to render a fillable PDF form on the web

I have a PDF that has a fillable form on it. You can see an example of such a PDF here. When I open this link in chrome, I'm guessing it uses the built in PDF viewer and I'm able to fill in the ...
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Combine multiple image files into a single PDF file

What's a good utility for combining different image files (e.g. PNGs or JPGs) into a single PDF file, with no quality loss (or minimal quality loss)? Required features: Libre Gratis Command-line ...
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Need a java library for dynamic PDF creation

I just got some requirements from a group of users that need dynamic PDF's created. Our software stack uses spring-boot java backend and a vueJS front end. Requirements : barcode support dynamic ...
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Software to fill out PDF via PHP

I am in need of a Software to be able to fill out a interactive via PHP. After my research I came across "pdftk" and similar tools. Sadly I have no possibility to install these on my shared hoster (...
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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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Convert abbyy XML to readable form

I've obtained some books in the form of XML files. This XML seems to be output of an Abbyy program (presumably based on OCR of actual books). I'm looking for software for these files be converted ...
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Compare two structured PDF documents

There are a lot of questions up here about comparing two PDF files, but I have (what I think is) a different requirement. We generate documents that are structured around outlines - section 1, ...
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Software to annotate PDF from Excel or Python

I have a large PDF files. Each PDF page contains a chart and also includes a unique identifier, i.e. chart number. I have individual comments for each chart and would like to insert these in the ...
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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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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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Windows PDF viewer that can rename file with it open

I'm looking for a Windows PDF viewer that allows you to rename a file while it is being viewed. The software can technically be a PDF viewer or editor; it doesn't matter. All that is important is ...
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GUI for searching the content of multiple large text files or PDFs?

I have a few dozen PDFs, each of which are very large. Specifically: These PDFs total to about 15GB. These PDFs are primarily scanned images of textual documents, but they do contain the text data (...
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Recursively print all code files in a directory into a single clean PDF file

Is there any software for Windows which will crawl through a directory and subdirectories and print all the source code files it finds into a single document, preferably indexed? For example I have a ...
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GROBID-like software for segmenting / TEI conversion of documents other than PDF

GROBID is excellent software for recognizing various human-level objects in scientific papers (converting PDF into XML containing entities like table of contents, authors, titles, sections, chapters, ...
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Java API to convert DOCx files into 508-complaint PDF

Our organization is looking for a java library which helps to convert the docx document to 508 complaint pdf. 508 compliance is guidelines for the pdf document, so that people with disabilities can ...
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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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Looking to replace Adobe Acrobat Reader with something that prioritizes usability over cost

With how Adobe's changed with each new iteration and how more and more features have been placed behind a paywall, what are some programs that allow a user the basic functionality of creating/editing ...
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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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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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