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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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PDFTron - Permissions Issue Despite User being Admin

Hi, Hoping there's some PDFTron guru's out here that may be able to help. I'm getting the attached error from PDFTron when it tries to convert any document to PDF, including the Windows Test Print (...
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Serve pdf file by location in nginx

I'd like to serve a unique pdf file by location in nginx. I followed the instruction here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/42023339/serve-pdf-file-by-location-in-nginx and I did: location /xxx-...
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How does one wire CUPS to accept print jobs via TCP/IP at 9100 and pass through to pdf-cups?

OS FreeBSD-12.1 CUPS-2.3.3 My goal is to get CUPS to listen for TCP/IP connections on 9100, or any arbitrary ip address and tcp port for that matter, passing the incoming RAW spool file to the cups-...
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CUPS - output a copy of all print jobs as PDF

Is it possible to configure CUPS so that each print job is also saved as a PDF? I've installed and configured cups-pdf, which works fine if I print directly to it from a client. But what I want to ...
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Print jobs are getting stuck in the queues of the printers on the Print server (Windows server 2016)

Print jobs are getting stuck in the queues of the printers on the Print server (Windows server 2016) The printout are being printed only after the affected printers are physically restarted. The ...
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How do I install texlive-extra-utils / pdfcrop on Centos 8?

I am trying to use pdfcrop in a bash script on Centos 8. I cannot find a package with texlive-extra-utils (which provides pdfcrop). How do I make pdfcrop available on Centos 8?
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How do I protect a PDF document with a password that varies from one opening device to another? [closed]

I'm a creative writer and I sell my works online. Normally, I would save a finished product into a PDF file, which I would protect by setting a password for it. However, I found that some bad actors ...
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How to convert and save raw data to PDF format using ansible

I will be getting some raw data directly from an API. I want to format this and convert into PDF file and save it. I gone through ansible modules. I am not getting any idea in this. Can someone ...
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[Wordpress][htaccess] Prevent not logged in users access to pdf, doc, docx, odt files

i have the following code on my htaccess, it works for all users but i want deny access only to not logged in Wordpress users, anyone can help me? Thanks! RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER}...
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How do I convert a plaintext file to a PDF on the command line on Windows 10 without paying money? [closed]

All I want is to turn a .txt with a proportional font (monospace/Courier New/Fixedsys/whatever) and fixed column width (80 chars) to be turned into a correct PDF document, so that it can be printed or ...
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CUPS printing very intricate PDF files

One source of PDFs that we need to print periodically, are specifications. The PDFs have very intricate backgrounds, and the rendering is slow. But the problem is that the document ends up being 80 ...
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AWS Lambda: How to install linux dependency packages?

I'm trying to perform HTML to PDF conversion with class library in AWS lambda function. The HTML converter has some dependency packages to be installed in the environment where the conversion takes ...
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Advanced PDF File Associations on Domain

I have a complex setup that I'm having issues getting to work properly. Microsoft is so aggressive at defaulting PDFs to Edge. Edge gives our organization so many problems when working with PDFs and ...
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How to serve linearized PDFs with Nginx?

I have large PDFs that are linearized for "fast web serving". However, it still looks like they are fully downloaded before they can be viewed. From what I have read, linearized files require byte-...
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Is there a Windows Command Line utility or DLL to convert URL text to clickable Hyperlinks in PDF files?

I'm editing an ASP Classic application that uses a DLL called PDFLib to import existing PDF files, make modifications, and generate new PDF files. The problem is that any URLs that were in the source ...
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Printing oversized PDF to HP printer

I am using an HP E60055 laserjet printer and using Red Hat Linux Cups version 1.6 to print to it. Previously using a Samsung SCX-483x - with which I had no problems with the default settings. When I ...
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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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Jasper Reports pdf export rendering garbage characters in graphs

Using CentOS 7, Icinga2 2.7.5, MariaDB 5.5.56, Icinga Reports 1.10.0. I see no error in the catalina.out file but that's probably not where I need to be looking.
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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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