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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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Can I view books scanned to PDF on Kindle Classic?

I have many books scanned to PDF (the content are the graphic images, no OCR processing). Will Kindle Classic be able to view such PDFs? Aren't they too heavy? Acrobat Reader on my old smartphone ...
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Does Kindle (classic) support all embedded fonts in PDFs?

I have PDFs using many embedded fonts from many alphabets. Should I expect them to be viewed without any problems on Kindle, or only a part of them will be supported (for the most popular alphabets)?
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How does Google Play choose page number / how to influence it?

Our book has quite simple page numbering: 1, 2, 3 and so on. (We don't use any special numbering for the first pages, e.g.: the book title is on the page 1, technical information about the book is on ...
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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 to convert Kindle format (.mobi or .azw) with annotations to PDF?

I'm looking for a way to convert a Kindle book, with several annotations in it, to PDF format, so that my annotations are also saved in the PDF file. Converting from .mobi or .azw to PDF seems pretty ...
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What (if any) are the current models of e-readers with good pdf text reflow?

I've had my I-river Story HD for ages (I think since 2013 or something), but I managed to damage the screen by dropping it, and now it's basically unreadable with all sorts of black lines going across ...
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How to make kindle open PDF version 1.6?

I am an owner of Kindle Paperwhite gen 2021 15 which I bought a couple of months ago I have a book in PDf which was rendered just fine on my Pocketbook 790, but Kindle refused to open it. After some ...
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Redefining "Page 1" in a djvu or pdf document

For context, I'm a graduate student and I rely on the indexes of digitized books pretty heavily. It is annoying that the page numbers in djvu/pdf files almost always fail to align with those of the ...
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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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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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Create chapters with Office

I usually create summaries of my university stuff with Open Office (in DIN A5 page format) and export it as a PDF. This file I then just send to my Kindle 4 and the document is ready to be read. Now ...
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Looking for a PDF reader for Windows with good usability in tablet mode

I have a Surface Pro 7, and when I bought it, I intended to use it for reading A4 sized PDF books. Now I find that I almost never do so, because of low app usability. The features I am looking for in ...
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Is there any best reader in all devices?

I have been using readera, xodo & kindle in my mobile for reading epub, mobi. Usually I read pdfs through default pdf Acrobat in the mobile. Also I'm using Ms edge for pdf, ice cream for epub ...
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What iOS or Android PDF readers have a "go back" functionality?

I am looking for a PDF reader that can handle large PDFs efficiently... but, importantly, allow the user to go back to a previous page once they follow a link. It seems to me this feature should be ...
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Calibre cuts full anime pages

I have a quick question about calibre. My process is that is have a folder with JPG's of a manga that I read, I then zip that folder into a zip file and run it through calibre to get a PDF file in the ...
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Amazon Kindle Fire won't allow allow links in PDFs to work

On my Kindle Fire I opened the PDF via the silk browser. The PDF contains links. On my iOS device I can click on the links in the PDF. On my Kindle Fire the links don't work.
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pdf TOC creator for large files upwards of 120MB?

I used to use jPDFbookmark's bookmarks feature to create/adjust tables of contents for PDf files, and it worked perfectly well to that end until I input 130MB file and it was no longer functional, ...
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How to delete the comment in the pdf?

I've tried using Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat to delete a comment in a pdf file. The comment was restored the moment I deleted it. How to delete it? File: https://github.com/mjs225/deletepdf/raw/...
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How to make the entries of an existing table of contents clickable as link to the corresponding pages?

I have many eBooks as PDF from SpringerLink, which I use for research purposes. The eBooks have indeed a table of contents (with more than 50 entries sometimes), but unfortunately it is not clickable. ...
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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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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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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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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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interactive 3D content - which format supports?

I am looking for options to display a 3D rendered model with some interactivity. Adobe does (used to ?) support for 3D content, however as I know it doesn't work on handhold devices or mobiles, only ...
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PDF reader that allows user to alternate between reading on PC and on Mac

I have to read a lot of eBooks (PDF) and am wondering whether there is an app out there that allows me to alternate between reading on Windows PC and on Macbook Air. I am thinking about an app that ...
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Copying notes, bookmarks, highlighting, etc. added to a .pdf file on a Kindle to computer or other kindle

I am using K2pdfopt to reflow the content of scientific papers (that are in .pdf format) so that they are formatted for my Kindle. On my Kindle, I add bookmarks, highlighting and notes to the papers ...
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Why doesn't my PDF have updates made to the original EPUB?

In Calibre, I went in the editor and edited an EPUB and everything is fine; even sent the updated book to my Kindle and the updates are there. When I convert to PDF in Calibre and save to disk the ...
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Google play books reader inbuilt dictionary does not work for pdf ebooks

I like the Google play books reader app. I generally have ebooks in PDF format. I frequently use the dictionary feature but this feature does not work for PDF ebooks. So I need to convert them in EPUB ...
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How can I convert a PNG to a PDF, where the width of the PNG is fitted to a page size, and it is broken apart into pages?

This seems like it ought to be obvious, but is anything but. I'm working in Windows. Suppose I have a PNG that is say, 1,200 by 6,000 pixels. I would like to be able to convert it to a PDF, such ...
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How to remove any kind of selectable fields in PDF

I am trying to remove these selectable fields from this PDF. The goal is to remove them and then run them through an OCR so that I make a searchable PDF. I have managed to make the PDF searchable ...
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Creating a PDF File

I have a folder that contains subfolders with different files inside them (html, css, images, audio files ...). It's basically the contents of a book. How can I create a PDF file from this folder, is ...
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Is there a tool for heading detection?

Given a PDF without a TOC or bookmarks, is there a way to create a TOC by automatically detecting the headings?
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Is there any app available for reading the books downloaded in PDF format?

I like to listen to audiobooks a lot. Is there application which can read the downloaded books directly? There are various app but you have to manually copy the paragraphs and then it reads for you. ...
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PDF Compressor online / software

I have a very large ebooks; I would like to reduce their sizes while maintaining the highest possible quality. Is there a best PDF compressor software or online website that I can upload my private ...
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I would like to view full cover of converted pdf ebook originally purchased on Kindle Store

I would like to view full cover of pdf ebook originally purchased on Kindle Store and then converted with Ultimate. I see the thumbnail on my adobe reader app on my ios device. I would like to know ...
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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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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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DIN A5 PDF on Kindle Paperwhite 2

What PDF paper sizes does Kindle Paperwhite 2 supports? I'm generating a ebook from sources, so I can specify a size. But when I use any paper size (like A5, or B7) different from default (portrait ...
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pdf with links to different books / folders

I hv received pdf with links to tv shows on tv; another pdf with links to different books (stored in google drive.) So you click on the picture and it takes you to the pdf book and opens it. I have ...
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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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