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Questions tagged [pdf]

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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Chrome and Edge display served PDF with gray dot in center on multiple machines. Firefox displays fine

Sometime in the last few days, Chrome and Edge started displaying PDFs from my website with a dark gray background and a light gray dot in the center. The PDFs display fine in Firefox. I have tried ...
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HTTP client is redirected, but the old address is shown in address bar

I have a pdf file available on www.example.com/pdf/something. On httpd configuration I have a redirection to www.example1.com/pdf/something. In both cases pdf is downloading, but the redirection to ...
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How to create a PDF ESC/POS virtual printer to make some tests while programming?

I am using Odoo v8 I need to send the tickets directly from the Point of Sale to an ESC/POS printer. I was wondering if the only chance to print in a ESC/POS printer is to use the PosBox to print ...
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imagemagic: extract bitmap images as-is from PDF [closed]

I know how to use imagemagick's convert to render the PDF and generate new images from the PDF page, including both the bitmaps and the vector images rendered on the desired resolution. But, the ...
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Problems installing pdftk on CentOS7 - libgcj issues

I'm trying to install a command line pdf manipulation program called "pdftk" on CentOS 7. I've tried several ways to get it installed and running into issues. If I try to install the rpm I get this ...
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Adobe Reader XI Default PDF Handler Process

We currently use Adobe Reader XI in a Windows 7 environment and have been rolling out Nuance PowerPDF recently. Adobe Reader XI always remains the default however some websites have had issues- we've ...
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IIS 7 removes Content-Disposition filename for Content-Type application/pdf

I have the following code that returns a PDF file in my web application: string path = "help.pdf"; byte[] data = File.ReadAllBytes(path); Response.Clear(); Response.ClearHeaders(); Response.AddHeader(...
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CUPS-PDF Output Filename Fix

I'm using Virtual PDF Printer with cups-pdf package in debian 7.7 wheezy. I have some problem with output PDF filename. It's work correctly when I Print .rtf document with wordpad. But, when I Print ....
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pdftk: edit PDF file in-place

Using PDFtk Server, I want to rotate a PDF file 90˚ and save it in-place, to overwrite the input file. I tried the following, but it fails, probably because it starts writing before the file is ...
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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 2.2....
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Install pdf2swf on Ubuntu Trusty Tahr(14.04)

It seems the Ubuntu 14.04 repository contains a version of swftools without pdf2swf--see https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/trusty/+package/swftools This package does not include pdf2swf and avi2swf How ...
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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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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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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 asking ...
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Slow PDF viewing from my site

I'm running iss 7.0 on server 2008 SP 2. When I open a 20 mb pdf in IE with the adobe plugin or chrome it's unusable slow. Right click and save is near instant. IE is slow enough that a 20 MB pdf ...
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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 /path/to/...
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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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Server-side print to PDF of HTML file in /tmp?

I'm working on a project where we need consistent printing of certain pages, and PDFs are made for that. The customers also like to have some local copies, so this would be a two-fold win. Things get ...
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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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Linux gs - not working as expected

I'm running the following command to create a PDF out of a string of images (JPG+PNG): convert -adjoin * "presentation.pdf" ; gs -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -dPDFSETTINGS=/screen -sOutputFile=the_presentation....
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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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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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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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how to remove password from pdf documents? [closed]

I recently bought membership to a online course. It has hundreds of PDFs, and each PDF has a password, a DIFFERENT password at that. It is too late to get a refund, and I plan to use that knowledge ...
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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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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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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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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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How to sort a file in unix? [closed]

I want to know how to sort a file in an unix shell? Is there any tools outta there?
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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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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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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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Possible to upload weblogs to Google Analytics?

It's always bothered me that Google Analytics (and similar embedded web traffic monitoring services) can only see a reflection of the traffic going to my server and can only see page visits. If I want ...
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Want to provide a facility to update a PDF file from within a website

We tend to issue certificates to our members in the form of PDF files. Till now we have been doing this manually and now we wish to automate the certificate generation part. We need a functionality ...
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Reporting Services 2008 R2 export to PDF embedded fonts not shown

I'm trying to export a report to PDF with a custom font. I have installed a font on the server that hosts Reporting Services 2008 R2, restarted the SSRS service, and sucessfully seen it using the web ...
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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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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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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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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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Fast pdf to jpg conversion on Linux wanted [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 don'...