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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People think a “hidden” save file dialog box means the computer is frozen

I have had reports of my remote workstation freezing for several months, and it turns out that this is happening: User goes to print something to PDF (or save it). The file dialog box comes up ...
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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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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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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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Is nginx suited for serving PDFs?

This is a dummy question. I have to give public access to PDFs, let's say 8 MB / file. It seems to me that nginx will serve any kind of files, as long as they are static. But someone tells me nginx ...
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Fast pdf to jpg conversion on Linux wanted

I am currently using Imagemagick to convert PDFs to JPEG raster images. It is painfully slow and uses up a lot of memory. The command I used was: convert -geometry 1024x768 -density 200 ...
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Text-file based document preparation system

I am looking for a system to prepare internal technical documents that has the following basic features: source files should be human-readable text files, so they play well with revision control ...
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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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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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How to convert a really big HTML file to PDF in Windows [closed]

We have a few really large HTML files (60-100 MB) that we cannot convert to PDF with any reliability. Adobe Acrobat 9 crashes - hits the 2GB limit for applications. Open Office converts, but ...
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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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How would I create a PDF print server?

I have some old workstations with WindowsXP that I can install pretty much anything on, an office with about 80 people, a wintel environment, an existing Server 2003 file/printer server, and everybody ...
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Export SharePoint Wiki to PDF from the Command Line

We use a SharePoint wiki* at the office to serve as a knowledgebase for our IT operations. Recently we went through a disaster recovery exercise where we realized we had a key hole in our plans: how ...
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PDF download hanging from server with Firefox/Chrome

I have a Windows 2008 R2 (virtual) server running a number of websites. My client has uploaded several PDFs by FTP to a download directory from where they can be retrieved via a web page. This works ...
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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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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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Need recommendations for a hardy scanner that has a robust feeder tray

In the early days of our company all our information came in on paper and all of what we sold was on paper. Because of this we literally rent our an old bank vault to house the millions of sheets of ...
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Should I serve compressed PDFs?

I'd like to know if there's a general rule of thumb wheter to enable gzipping for PDF files or not. I use NGINX but I think this would be helpful for Apache users as well. Thanks.
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'IE cannot display the webpage' when opening PDFs

A number of my users are complaining ever since an upgrade to IE9 that when they click a PDF link, IE gives the error 'Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage' (ie doesn't even call Acrobat ...
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Embedded Code in PDF Documents

I've been reading about this google/china episode and and it seems that one of the attack vectors used was embedding code (javascript I believe) into PDF documents. This has me worried, I surely ...
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Recommended PDF Reader for Windows Terminal Server Environment

Right now, I have Adobe Reader 9.0.0 installed on my Win 2003 Terminal Server. Before I just go ahead and update it to version 9.4, does anyone have an experience with a better PDF Reader for a ...
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How to install FF on Ubuntu Server for use in printing PDF's from the command line

I am interested in creating a "print server" for my web application and I've thought about various ways to solve the problem and came up with this solution. I found a plug-in for firefox that will get ...
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Zabbix PDF Report Generation

if any of you have an idea how to implement zabbix generate PDF reports? in forum I found some like this: https://www.zabbix.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24998 . I try implement this to my zabbix ...
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Full text search for more than 30,000 MS Office documents [closed]

We have more than 30,000 MS Office and PDF documents in Windows shares on Windows Server 2008 R2. What possibilities do we have to get full text search on all of these documents? It's important that ...
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Enforcing a single-use policy with .PDF files

My organization has some Confidential (as in statutory requirements confidential) documents that go out to certain people and committee groups prior to their release into public domain. These ...
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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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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 ...
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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 do I configure nginx to serve PDF files? [closed]

I am starting with a default installation of nginx. The only modification I've made to my enabled-sites/default file is: root /home/ubuntu/www ...where I have a web site and a /pdf folder that ...
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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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Bulletproofing downloads of large PDFs against browser misconfiguration?

I have a site running apache whose main purpose in life is to serve up large (10-30 Mb) pdf files. I get emails fairly frequently from users saying that they're having problems downloading the files: ...
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Outlook 2007 off of Exchange 2003. Paperclip shows but no attachment on message

I have 2 users that occasionally receive emails with a pdf attachment that is not actually on the email. The paperclip will show in outlook but there is actually nothing attached. Accessing via owa ...
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ifilter not working with MOSS 2007, cant crawl .pdf

Installed ifilter and followed the guides: http://msmvps.com/blogs/sundar_narasiman/archive/2008/02/06/configuring-moss-2007-to-search-pdf-documents-install-and-configure-pdf-ifilters.aspx and the ...
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How to force Windows verison of GhostScript to print on A4 page format?

I'm using Windows' version of GhostScript to print PDF files. The problem is it always tried to print page as Letter format what my printer does not support. I've tried -sPAPERSIZE#a4 option but didnt ...
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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services, Foxit Reader as default

I have a Server 2012 RDS server I'm setting up. I have installed Foxit Reader. I then went to the registry and set the value of HKLM\Software\Classes\ .pdf to FoxitReader.Document. I also set up a ...
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Acroread Convert PDF File To PostScript Segmentation Fault

Our customer has a Linux server (Redhat), which runs Java web applications. Recently there is a requirement to submit PDF files to printers to be printed out. The command we are using is cat ...
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OWA (Outlook Web Access) won't give user a link to attached document. Gives “Open as Web Page”

I have been testing OWA and have found that when there is an attached file on a message it shows the "Attachments:" then the file name (but no link) and then [Open as Web Page] link. The user has to ...
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Why does a pdf file download result in varying bytes logged, all with sc-status 200

I have a mojoportal CMS installation on an IIS7 server where users are reporting problems downloading a pdf file. It always downloads fine for me and most others, either displaying in browser or in ...
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dev/null and dev/null 2>&1?

What dose mean dev/null and dev/null 2>&1 ? if i run php -q /http/get_pdf.php sorry for my short question when we run this file from url it will create a .pdf file and mail, we are looking to ...
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Serve pdf fies in IIS

How do you get IIS5 to serve PDF files when I navigate to the file I get a 404 error.
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print PDFs to printer (NOT “pdf printer”)

I'm looking for a solution, either win or linux, for printing existing PDFs to network printers (available via our windows print server), preferrably by a 'hot folder' means where I could ...
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pdftotext not outputting hebrew characters

I'm using Xpdf's pdftotext to get the text out of some hebrew pdf files on Ubuntu. On my local machine this worked fine. I then tried to do it on another machine and the hebrew characters don't show ...
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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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Printing PDF - prints 50Mb from 1Mb PDF file ..

I have this PDF file which is just 1Mb - 30 pages . So when I send it to printer ( HP 1320 ) i see that computer sends almost 50Mb to the printer. How is that possible ? I know that PDF is ...
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Windows Sharepoint Services 3 PDF Search Not Indexing All Words

We have Windows Sharepoint Services 3 installed on a Server 2003 R2 Enterprise SP2 machine. I have Adobe Reader 8 with the iFilter installed, configured and working. I kicked off a Full crawl and I am ...
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PDF reader performance on Citrix or TS RDP [closed]

I'm considering to use different PDF reader in Citrix Environment. Which company has the best software product that performs better in Terminals and Adobe? I'm considering Foxit, Nitro and Docudesk. ...
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Windows networked printers freeze on PDF

I have two HP LaserJet printers on a Windows Server 2003-based network. Both printers are managed by a print server and shared from there to multiple users in the domain, most of whom use Windows XP. ...
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Automatic directory PDF Conversion

I need to setup a conversion service for internal user (and internal third party software). The user (or software agent) should put the file to convert (in doc format) into a given network share then ...
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Creating a HTML index of documents (PDF,PS) for a knowledge base

I've been looking for a command line / Linux-friendly "index" generator. I want to load PDF, PS, DOC and other documents and generate a static (X)HTML frame-based interface, as a knowledge base of ...
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Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional Randomly Opens a PDF on Windows 2008 Server

I have a Windows 2008 server serving as a terminal server for a small team. The server randomly opens the same PDF file "consistently sometimes" when you double-click another PDF. Both PDFs open. ...