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Questions tagged [pdf]

The Portable Document Format (PDF) is an ISO standard electronic file-format. Question about PDF can be about reading, converting, creating and editing such files.

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Best PDF app reader for iPad that emulates the paper book experience

Good day. I've used before PDF Expert by Readdle. But I really dislike seeing the gray spaces where the PDF ends and doesn't fit the entire screen. Now, I know that this is not "possible" per se, ...
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Where can I find Strugatsky “Beetle in the Anthill” ebook? [closed]

I am looking for Strugatsky ebooks. Amazon has very few and the one in particular that I am after (Beetle in the Anthill) is only available in paperback and if I am feeling particularly spendy, I can ...
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What are “open” and “closed” settings in PDF bookmarks?

This is an excerpt extracted from the PDF bookmark, using JPdfBookmarks: Believe It or Not: Scientific Progress!?/44,Black,notBold,notItalic,closed,FitPage The Whole Is More Than the Sum of ...
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Calibre - output PDF with original page count

I have Calibre with opened KFX file, that shows after conversion to PDF 670 pages. However, the book itself has only 170 pages. How can I create PDF that will have correct page count?
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After OpenLibrary & Archive.org waitlist book is available it wont download/ open via ADE?

After OpenLibrary & Archive.org waitlist book is available it wont download/ open via ADE? Got in waitlist for: https://openlibrary.org/books/OL697528M/The_father_of_spin Its now available to ...
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Automatic creation of bookmarks from Table Of Content

I've got this big problem: I have a PDF book with, say, 4 chapters and a bunch of paragraphs in each chapters. At the begenning of the book there is a non-clickable index with chapters, paragraphs and ...
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Identify if a PDF document is digital native

Is it possible to know if a given PDF is digital native or has gone through some kind OCR or digitization process. If yes, is it possible to do so programmatically?
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buy new ebook reader, main need is highlight and add notes to my books

I have an ebook reader ( in fact it is a gift) Kobo aura. The problem I faced with this ebook is that I am not able to highlight in pdf files, nor add some notes to my pdf books as in adobe ...
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How to Open pdf, ncx, opf files?

I have an ebook downloaded from my university elearning site, it was downloaded, not online reading. But it can only be opened and readed from university's elearning app (android only, no iOS app for ...
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Jump to Roman numeral numbered page

On a Kindle while reading a PDF I can select beginning or go to a numeric page. This particular PDF has a significant preface numbered with Roman numerals. How do I jump to a Roman numeral within ...
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How to best read a PDF on Kindle?

Interested in reliable ways of converting, specifically, PDF files for reading on a Kindle. See also: https://stackoverflow.com/q/5429242/262852 Not looking for a steep learning curve, something ...
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Calibre fails to unwrap Georgian text

I am trying to use the calibre conversion feature to convert ebook written in Georgian from PDF to Mobi. The effect is however very poor. Someone in 10 lines gets unwrapped. I tried to use different ...
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Using K2pdfopt to prepare a document for printing

Can I use K2pdfopt to take a PDF, crop it to the tightest bounding box, and generate a new PDF with 2 consecutive (portrait) pages set side-by-side on the same (landscape) page such that they are ...
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Is it legal to create an ebook from the book I bought and sell it? [closed]

This book is copyrighted 2011, can I make it to an ebook and sell it online?
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How to export (or share) a highlighted PDF from Kindle Reader?

I can email a PDF to my Kindle Fire Device. I can highlight and take notes in that PDF. I can export the notes and the highlighting. BUT I see no way to share/export the PDF with the highlights. ...
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How to install KOReader on Kobo Aura ONE

I am a complete beginner with Kobo or generally ebook readers but I got a Kobo Aura ONE reader mostly for reading PDFs on its large screen. However, the builtin reader is not very great and I have ...
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How do I convert a pdf with mathematical typesetting to work on a Kindle Fire 7?

There is a website for a free ebook in PDF format. See this section: Order a copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble for $16.46 or download a PDF for free here. Click HERE for a PDF copy of the ...
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A nice platform for selling PDF books like Google Play. Any suggestions?

I'm an author who are currently selling books on Google Play. The service works really good and has a wide support for mobile devices etc. The huge downside is its limitations when it comes to ...
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Kobo Aura One or the new 7 inch Kindle Oasis for PDF files?

I have an old 2009 Kindle 4 with its low resolution screen. I work in academia so I read books, articles and technical documents in PDF format on a daily basis. I once tried to use my old Kindle for ...
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Can a PDF run scripts or code?

Can a PDF run JavaScript? If yes what are the limitations of running scripts in a PDF when compared to a browser? Can it do network requests using JS? Can it run other types of scripts? Is ...
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Things to consider for choosing an e-ink pdf ereader for science books and papers

I have taken a look at A4 size e-ink ebook readers for pdf files. I have found five models: SONY DPT RP1 Good e-reader 13.3" Onyx Boox Max Carta Dasung Icarus A4 And there is Remarkable, but that ...
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Alternative to Kobo to solve line wrapping problem

I was given a Kobo as a gift. I like the idea of reading a book on an electronic device because I'd like to be able to click and see a definition of a word that I'm not familiar with, rather than ...
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How can I publish an ebook online?

How can I publish e-books online so that I can sell them to readers?
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How to convert a html ebook to a pdf file?

Is there some program which can convert a html ebook (consisting of many html files located under different directories and linked to each other) to a pdf file? For example, some shell scripting (e.g. ...
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Service to nicely print a huge E-textbook? [closed]

I found an awesome textbook for my language studies. It is freely available as a pdf file, a Word document, as well as a browsable website. For me, language study involves taking a lot of notes in my ...
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Ereader that won't blur pdfs

I have the 2015 Kindle Wi-fi Touch. It's great, although when I try to read PDFs on it, it blurs them. I don't have a problem with small fonts, and I realise that ereaders are never going to be ...
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How to change the font(s) used on a pdf, or improve how they are rendered?

I have an eBook (received from a university where I studied a couple of years back) that has a rather thin font. The text looks as shown in below image. This eBook was not published by the university ...
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Adding Video links to an ebook

I am new to ebooks and am not really sure of the capabilities of the system. I have written a number of technical books which I was considering turning into video lectures. Now I think it would be ...
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Creating an eBook with GIF animations

I run a technical blog and publish articles regularly that have GIF animations. Examples: one two three. I plan to aggregate a bunch of these articles into an eBook of sorts. I know I could break out ...
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Pdf restrictions

I have to sent a pdf file to a company and it should not possess restrictions of any type. However, I could not remove the "Changing the document" restriction. Could you help me or indicate how I ...
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is PDF not considered as an ebook format

I had a debate with my colleagues over PDF as an eBook format. I maintain, that eBook is defined as any book that is digitized, and that epub or other HTML based eBook rendering is just a type of ...
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What kind of k2pdfopt optimizations should I be using for these sample pages of a PDF?

I have a bunch of PDF files that follow this kind of layout: When I use k2pdfopt with options -dev kp3 -fc -j -1 -jf -1 0.75 -n- -wrap -hy -ws -0.2, I get this: As you can see the text gets mangled ...
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Why is Hard copy book black and white, but Ebook is color?

I have two textbooks I was required to purchase for Web Design classes. I noticed that the hard-copy paper book version is entirely black and white, but the ebook is all color. Aside from saving on ...
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how to export images using abbyfine reader?

Presently, I using the abbyfine reader for text extraction. Is there a way to export the images from abbyfine reader software? Please advise.
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Can you suggest an advanced ereader application for textbooks?

I need an ereader application that can be effectively used with textbooks; it should support features like note taking, searching, highlighting, and organizing books of any format (EPUB, PDF). What ...
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How to save a PDF document without having to choose the file name each time?

I'm reading academic papers in PDF format in Adobe Acrobat Reader. However, when I highlight text and save the document, Acrobat keeps asking me to re-choose the file, rather than just overwriting the ...
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Standard settings for OCR'ing and compressing a book scan

Is there a set of standard best practices for compressing and adding text recognition to a scan of a book chapter? I'd prefer open source tools, but I'm hoping there is an existing script that ...
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Batch conversion of arbitrary formats to djvu, mobi, epub - not with calibre

I have a few thousand files, mostly PDF, many postscript, that I need to convert to several other formats. I can't use calibre (don't get me started) - I have considered writing scripts to dump pages ...
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Convert an Android app which is actually an ebook to a pdf file?

I found some Android apps which are actually some kind of ebooks, for example, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.zhujiaqi.leetcode. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com....
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Good ereader for hand-written notes

I need an e-ink screen I can look at all day without getting my eyes sore (no more than I would on a book, at least). I need it to study, so I'm about to read PDFs and DJVUs, consisting of scanned ...
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Software recommendation for writing ebook and exporting to multiple formats

I am thinking about writing and/publishing an ebook with the following in mind: It will contain code (needs proper formatting) I should be able to publish PDF and EPUB versions I might need to have ...
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Calibre - keep personal folder format

I have spent the last few days manually organizing my ebook collection into folders and sub-folders. When I load everything into Calibre, everything gets changed from the title to the way its saved in ...
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Creating books for CreateSpace in InDesign

I'm working on some code to (amongst other tasks) help export an indesign document to a PDF suitable for CreateSpace submission. I've been looking around for the answers to my questions online, but ...
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Calibre to Kindle Book Transfer

I just bought a Kindle Paperwhite. I am having troubles transferring books from calibre to Kindle. The major problems that I face are as follows: Font size even after changing the PDF format to ...
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Any way to increase font size in Moon reader when reading pdf?

The font size when reading pdf in MoonReader is really small. Is there any way to increase it?
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How to adapt annotations from an old edition book to a new edition book?

I like to write notes on ebooks for reorganizing the topics and for helping with my understanding. One question which I have with this way is that: when a newer edition of the same book comes out, ...
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kindle cannot highlight/select words in converted pdf

I converted scientific books using softwares introduced here. I am using kindle paperwhite and the problem is that i cannot select and long press any word in PDF. Whole the file looks like an image. ...
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How do I have Calibre automatically create a cover image from a non-ebook file?

I am an RPG publisher and use Calibre to maintain my research library (PDF, mostly) and my stock art library (various image files). When I load a PDF, Calibre automatically creates a cover image ...
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How convert multi-column PDF files to readable PDF in 6 inches display devices?

What is the best way to convert multi-column PDF file into readable format in a 6 inch display devices like kindle?
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PDF vs DjVu benefits and disadvantages

What's the point of these two ebook formats? The quality and file size of the ebooks tend to be near identical and ereaders for these aren't exotic at all. Why would you choose one over the other?