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Questions tagged [pdf]

Documents in the Portable Document Format, created by Adobe Systems, and readable with Adobe Reader, Apple Preview, and other software programs

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Merge pdfs sequentially

I would like to merge 4 pdfs, pdf1.pdf, pdf2.pdf, pdf3.pdf pdf4.pdf together so that the pdfs are spliced, i.e. the first page will be the first page of pdf1, the second the first of pdf2, the third ...
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Is Mobile generated barcode with random number legally protected? [on hold]

I am making an app which provides generation of a barcode with any random number and also user can print them in A4 size pdf and use it on their products. Is there any law or anything else which I ...
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PDF encoding is changed when downloading it to Mac book from preview mode (browser)

I have found a strange issue that PDF encoding is changed when downloading it to Macbook. Dowloaded pdf encoding is different from the preview mode (in the browser) In preview mode and dowloaded pdf ...
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Text markup changes style when I edit it after document re-opening in Preview

I have a pre-set style when I markup PDF documents with text in Preview. This is the default style when I add a new annotation: As long as I edit the annotation in my current session, it stays the ...
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HP LaserJet wont print OCR'ed file or Power Point file, sent from OSX

I've got an HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw printer. The printer works fine for word docs, images etc and PDFs (which are not OCR'ed) If a PDF has been created from a scanned document then OCR'...
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My Books app in my ipad pro deletes/disappears my pdfs. I am on IOS 12.2 and it is was updated a couple weeks back without issue

What did happen is that I was reading one of the PDFs and the next time I opened it, the Book app was frozen. So, I shut off the ipad. When I turned it back on, I realized that I went from 130 PDFs ...
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Dynamic XFA PDF forms on a Mac and Safari

I am using Mac OS 10.13.6. I have downloaded and installed the latest version of Adobe Reader. I use Safari as my browser. I am going to a website which has Dynamic XFA PDF forms. Each time I click ...
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PDFs disapeared from iBooks

I suddenly lost many of my PDFs from iBook. The only thing suspicious that I did was bookmarking a non PDF book. I have iCloud back up enabled for iBooks. Something strange is showing up here though, ...
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windows pdf highlight, underline, etc come with a square in mac preview?

How to get rid of them in the first place? I mean, I don't want to delete them one by one as in the other threads. I just want to know how to prevent this happening at all(may be has something to do ...
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How to make Preview render PDF docs with crisp fonts on MacBook Air (without Retina Display) in Mojave?

Hi have a Macbook Air (previous model, no retina display). Ever since the Mojave update, Preview renders text in PDF files quite blurry compared to Adobe Acrobat. For instance, here is a screenshot ...
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Lock iPad into single folder view with pdf files

I have a requirement, to have an iPad locked to a single folder view, with 1 level subfolders, each with a list of pdf files: . ├── Bob Dylan/ │ ├── file1.pdf │ ├── file2.pdf │ ├── file3.pdf │ ...
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Bundle identifier of Zathura (not listed in 'Applications' folder, to be used in Karabiner)

I installed a PDF reader called Zathura in MacOS Mojave 10.14.4. Zathura's version is 0.4.3, and I installed it through Homebrew (brew install zathura). It works correctly: I can open PDFs in ...
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On iPad or iPhone, how to progress PDF with “Fade” or “Appear” instead of slide-in from right?

The pages of my pdf presentation add incremental changes to the first page. The second page, for instance, consists of the diagram on the first page in addition to a few more lines. This way a complex ...
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Being able to colour in a PDF with the pencil

I have the ipad 9" (not pro) with the apple pencil. I'd like to get a PDF with colour in pages and then on the ipad be able to colour in with the Apple pencil (think of the Pigment app, where you can ...
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iPad Auto-delete deleted iBooks, now all my highlights are gone

iBooks iOS recently deleted iBooks for no reason, it's an app I use everyday. I clicked the restore button with the little cloud icon and it reinstalled immediately with every single book and pdf that ...
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Preview notes/highlights offset and uneditable

Recently, I have had a problem with highlighting and adding notes in preview. When I highlight, the correct words show up highlighted in the document, but the side panel shows a set of words which is ...
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Opening any LaTeX-made PDF file with a hyperlink or internal link freezes entire computer

After a recent software upgrade, opening almost any PDF file I have freezes the entire computer for 15 seconds. The problem is worse for larger files, but present even for tiny files. The problem is ...
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Reduce file size of pdf text file scanned with app

I had scanned 11 sites of a document in black and white and exports it as an pdf file. With two different known apps I got a file size of about 8MB. I tried different solutions with ColorSync filter ...
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PDF Printing Quality Issues

I am having problems with printing some PDF documents on a 2014 MacBook Pro running macOS 10.14.3. Most PDF documents print fine (from Preview), and I'm happy with the quality. Examples are these ...
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Importing/Exporting Preview Signatures onto OS X 10.14 Mojave from OS X Sierra

I use a Mac Pro (mid-2010) running on MacOS Mojave (no tracking pads or cameras) and was unable to export signature file from my Macbook Air (mid-2013) running on MacOS Sierra. I tried the old ...
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need help on font rendering from website to safari, preview and adobe

I am on an iMac with high Sierra 10.13.6. Have been having this issue over multiple os for a long time. When i go to my financial website and view A monthly statement I n safari pop up, the font is ...
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Opening pdf as tab in running instance of xpdf

If I open a pdf with xpdf file.pdf and then open another pdf with xpdf file2.pdf the scond file is opened in a new instance of xpdf. Is it possible to have it opened as a tab in the first instance of ...
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Acrobat Pro DC launches multiple times on Mac

I'm working with a system that has Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 19.010.20069 installed, on a Mac running High Sierra 10.13.6. When Acrobat is launched it proceeds to open multiple copies of itself, repeatedly,...
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PowerPoint's save as PDF in AppleScript results in print job

I have a small AppleScript to save a PowerPoint pptx file as PDF from command line. I use the script every 6 months, and last autumn it still worked. But today I run into problems. I updated to 10.14 ...
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Built-in dictionary usage on Adobe Acrobat DC

I'm using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2019 on my mac. I get used to use built-in dictionary of mac via three-fingers clicking on a word. However, it works on other applications like chrome, pdfguru etc. but ...
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Use Web browser and Latex using iPad, Monitor, Apple Mouse and keyboard

I own a ASUS monitor (VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort ports), and am about to buy a computer to use it with. I usually use Apple devices, so I am oriented towards getting a Mac mini. However, I suspect that ...
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Preview.app and text highlight opacity

I am working with a PDF file version 1.7 using Preview.app on my Mac. In the file there is some highlighted text that cannot be seen since the color is completely opaque. What can I do to view the ...
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Is it possible make Preview not enhance thin lines?

Some PDF renderers "enhance" thin lines, i.e. make them thick enough to be clearly visible, no matter how far one zooms out. Other PDF renderers do not artificially thicken thin lines. Adobe ...
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Is there a tool to simply join 2 pdf pages in one?

It seems a hard to find an answer to such a simple request: I have a pdf file with 16 pages A4 size. I would like to make a 'spreads' view of it, this means that page 1 and page 16 (cover and ...
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Books - PDF - Preview - Search : “No Results Found”

I recently upgraded from High Sierra to Mojave, and consequently iBooks became Books. I now have an issue with Books which was not present in iBooks. I have stored many PDFs iBooks. Clicking on one ...
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How to save the selected word to note in Preview App

When I read a pdf document in Preview I want to save a word found in pdf file and save it for example in some note so I could come back for the whole list later on. The problem is I can't find share ...
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Import signature from image file in Preview

I'd like to sign pdfs using my signature. Unfortunately, Preview seems to require that you have a trackpad or a camera to do it. I have a Mac Mini, which has neither. I do have my signature as a jpeg....
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blurry pdf in Preview & Safari on OSX Mojave

I have just updated from High Sierra to Mojave and discovered that Preview displays PDF files in an extremely blurry way (before the update it was fine). My screen is 27'' Thunderbolt display. The ...
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Quick way to preview all pages in a PDF file

Is there a quick way or software for MacOS that makes it easy to quickly preview all (or many) pages in a single PDF file. Optimally, it would preview a PDF with multiple pages, similar to how Quick ...
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How to convert .acsm to PDF on a Mac?

I just bought a book from Google Book store. I tried to export it to PDF or epub. Google kept exporting .acsm file for me. I am on a Mac OS X. I tried to download Adobe Digital Edition Import ...
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Command line to create a PDF document from a batch of images [duplicate]

How to create a PDF document from a batch of images ? === Belowis what I tried before posting this question: The ImageMagick way, but the PDF document generated is too big: convert *.ppm book.pdf ...
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Text-selection on PDF in Preview on Mojave too dark

Selected text on PDFs in Preview shows up in dark brown since upgrading to Mojave. When selecting text on a PDF with black text on light background, Preview uses the dark highlight that I assume is ...
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Text box gets cut off in Preview for PDF files

Sometimes when I edit a text box in a PDF in Preview App the text gets cut off like this. Is there any way to fix this? It's happened in multiple files. I have Mac OS X 10.14.1.
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Command Line Tool to Batch Convert .EML/.EMLX/.MBOX to Searchable PDFs?

I need to convert about 500k emails into searchable PDFs. By 'searchable' I mean that macOS will be able to scan them for specific words rather than simply treating them as an image. My searches, thus ...
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PDF only readable with Acrobat on macOS and iOS

I'm frequently given PDFs with images where the images are not (or not properly) rendered on macOS (or iOS), but which others say that they can read on other OSs. These files are always readable in ...
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How to merge multiple image files into one pdf file with page and its original size for every image?

I have some images and I need to print it to ONE pdf file with size of pages as size of its images. How can I do that? In other words I would like to achieve sth like this: Read rectangle is a pdf ...
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Remove password from pdf on iOS

How would I remove the password requirement from a passworded pdf using an iOS device? I know the password. I want to save the pdf such as it won't require password.
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I can't see the comments in a PDF file that were added in macOS

I wrote a proposal and sent it in PDF form to my supervisor. She highlighted the proposal and left comments, but I can't see these comments when the PDF is opened in Windows or Ubuntu. I tried foxit ...
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Can AppleScript execute a Python script?

As a math grad student I often have undergrads emailing me homework to be graded. Some undergrads do send me homework in PDF format. On the other hand many don't and it is very tiresome to convert ...
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Applescript: save all open tabs in Chrome to PDF

I would like to make an AppleScript that saves all of the open tabs in the front window in Google Chrome to a PDF. Here is my working MWE so far: tell application "Google Chrome" set allTabs to ...
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PDF editor: Zoom operation in overview mode

I use PDF Expert in overview mode: but I find that the width of every page is fixed, I cannot zoom them out and in. Is there a way to perform zoom operation in overview mode in PDF Expert? Or is ...
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How to remove green hyperlink box in preview?

Is it possible to disable the obnoxious green hyperlink bounding boxes in Preview (PDF)? I do not have access to the latex. The link to the paper is here: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1806.01261.pdf. ...
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Scripted vector drawing app (à la Satimage Smile)

I've used Satimage's Smile app to make vector diagrams (for technical illustrations, laser-cutting patterns, etc) via AppleScript augmented with drawing commands. It's like the opposite of PaintCode, ...
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Can't transfer PDFs & eBooks from iMac to iPad 3 on iOS 6

I see there are loads of questions on this general theme, but I couldn't find one that was precisely . my situation. If I just missed it, someone please point me to it. I have an iMac running Sierra ...
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Quartz filters in ColorSync Utility: what is “Image Sampling” and Quality?

I have created a couple of quartz filters to reduce the size of PDFs. For this I use Image Compression - which is pretty straight forward (just use JPEG and the a suitable quality level) - but there ...