PDF (Portable Document Format) is a filetype that represents a document. The PDF format was originally a closed format developed by Adobe, but became an open standard in 2008.

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Why are we seeing Apache 206 partial responses for PDF downloads?

When looking in our Apache access log, when users are downloading PDF files from our server, the following often (but not always) happens. The URL is first requested and delivered with a status 200 ...
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sharepoint error message “Some files can harm your computer”

When accessing pdf files on a sharepoint site, I'm getting a warning saying "Some files can harm your computer. If the file information loks suspicious or you do not fully trust the source, do not ...
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Any tools to automate OCR of scanned PDF files in a manner similar to Acrobat's OCR feature?

Open source preferred, but not necessary. I've got Adobe Acrobat 8, and really like the OCR feature which can essentially put an invisible layer of OCR'd text on top of a scanned document. Thus what ...
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Reasonable automatic HTML to PDF conversion (in UNIX/Linux environment)

Is there a way to generate PDF documents from HTML files automatically in Linux where the PDF offers some kind of reasonable level of resemblance to the input file? A command-line tool - as opposed ...
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How to automate PDF printing

I'm looking to automate the printing of PDF's from a Windows 2008 Server to an IPP Printer. Are there any options for PDF printing built directly into the OS? Does anyone have experience with good ...
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How to set advaced printing options when using “lpr” to print?

On ubuntu Hardy 8.04, some PDF files have printing issues - they take forever to print, all this while evince (the PDF reader) uses 100% CPU. After that, the actual print comes out very blurry and ...
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Indexing PDF files on Ubuntu

I'm looking for a solution in Ubuntu that indexes PDF (and ps?) files for searching later. The criteria would be: Compatibility: Often extracting text varies, depending on what software was used ...
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Open Source PDF reader for windows as an alternative to Adobe reader

With the latest javascript vulnerabilities in Adobe reader and bloat it has aquired over the years, I've been thinking of moving the network I'm in charge of to a different product for PDF reading on ...
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cat, pipe, and acroread - why is it failing occasionally?

in a simple shell script I'm trying to run this command: cat /filelocation/myoutput.PDF | /opt/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread -toPostScript Under most circumstances this is working. Occasionally ...
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How to correctly deploy Adobe Reader 9.1

I have recently tried to deploy Adobe Reader 9.1 onto our network here. (SBS 2003 server and XP Workstations) I followed the instructions for the extraction of the installer and .msi and then ...
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How can I render html at high resolution? [closed]

I want to create high-quality prints of a website, for a publication. Screenshots can get very gritty when printed out, for no good reason. Embedded bitmap images can't be improved of course, but ...
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Capacity Optimization / Deduplication Options for Primary Storage

I'm exploring options for making more efficient use of our primary storage. Our current NAS is an HP ProLiant DL380 G5 with an HP Storageworks MSA20, and one other disk shelf which I'm not sure what ...
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Compress a PDF Document?

I have a PDF file I'm creating from a Word 2007 DOCX file, using the program FoxIt PDF Creator. The document itself looks great, but the generated PDF is about twice as large as I've seen other ...