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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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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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 can I personalize each copy of a PDF to add the reader's name or email address to each page?

To discourage readers from uploading it to public file-sharing sites, I'd like to personalize each copy of a PDF document to embed some identifying information to each page. I'm thinking of something ...
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Can I use Kindle to read research papers?

I want to be able to read research papers and if you have ever seen one they have two columns of text per page, does the Kindle format this is a user friendly way? Can it display any article from the ...
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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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Merge PDF files

I already read the thread how to merge epub files but Is there any way by which I can merge different pdf files into one. Earlier I have tried an app for this purpose but I lost all my pdf files after ...
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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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Can I increase the volume of *Read out Loud* in my Adobe Reader?

I have Adobe Reader V 10.1.8 on my laptop and it has a Read Out Loud feature that reads the text in the e-book. The problem is that the volume is too low to hear what the reader is reading. Even with ...
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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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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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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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What devices support reading scanned PDF documents well?

To focus, please assume I care only about one thing: The experience of reading "side loaded," scanned PDF files of books downloaded off the Internet on a portable device. There is an upper bound of ...
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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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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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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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I am looking for a software or a way to list, extract, count, in short, analyze a book which is in epub or pdf format

As someone who is interested in learning languages, I want to find a way to know the each word and their repetitions inside a book that I am going to read.
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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 to skip those hyphens while searching in acrobat

I have two pdf files: original image pdf where the pdf file is just an image of the text ocr pdf produced by OCR, using ABBYY FineReader 11 these are the process i did i have a image pdf then i ...
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How to convert this chm file to pdf?

I want to convert a chm file to a pdf file. Calibre's command ebook-convert only converts the first 7 pages of the chm file into a pdf file, while the chm file has much more pages. How can I convert ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to write a presentation slide using pdf

I want to create a PDF that can look like¹: This kind of format is good for presentation, since you can reveal items as you read downwards. I would like to know which application I can use to built ...
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Is it possible to sell PDF as Kindle books on Amazon?

I have a book that has a fixed layout, so it's not really easy to transfer it to ePub format (no one can manage to do that). I'm thinking of selling it as a PDF. Is it possible to sell it as a ...
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How to stamp text to PDF, with a twist

The closest case I came across in this site is this question: How can I personalize each copy of a PDF to add the reader's name or email address to each page? However, I need something more ...
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How to set a cover image on a PDF on Kindle PW2? [duplicate]

How do I set a custom cover image on a PDF downloaded on Kindle PaperWhite 2? PS1: I use Calibre to convert books and set covers, but it does not help with PDFs. The reason might be that PDF's are ...
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Are there any ebook readers which are NOT backlit, but for which you can upload pdfs?

I love my iPad Mini Retina, but reading on it for hours bugs my eyes! :( My mom has the basic Kobo reader, and I envy her in that it possesses no backlight, and is ergo, easier on the eyes! However, ...
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How to render asciidoc with latexmath macros?

I am trying to compile asciidoc files that contain equations in the following format: latexmath:[\(\mathbb{F}_p\)] [latexmath] ++++ \begin{equation} {K = k * G} \end{equation} ++++ First I tried to ...
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What does it mean that a pdf is “paginated”?

I have quite often seen written somewhere that pdf is (or isn't) paginated. Maybe this term is used for other formats, too. I thought that this is used to pdf where page numbering in the file ...
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How can I read an PDF purchased from Kobo on an Amazon Kindle?

I own both a Kobo Mini and a larger Kindle. I recently bought a PDF from the Kobo store. I was able to import it into Kobo Desktop, but what I'd really like to do is copy it to my Kindle and read it ...
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Can not Copy from a Pdf Document

I am using Adobe Reader and Preview in mac to read a book in pdf format but I couldn't able to copy any word in the book. I don't understand what is different in this case because I have always done ...
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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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Kindle for PDF only

Should I buy kindle for reading PDFs only? I usually read lots of books on programming, software development and investment only. So, Should I buy kindle for the same. Because as far as I know these ...
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Is there any tool I can use to examine the differences between two OCR pdfs?

I have pdf's to two solutions manuals for a textbook, and I'm trying to determine how much they differ by analyzing both copies with some sort of tool. Does such a thing exist? Is there any other way ...
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Scaling all pages in a PDF or DJVU file to the same size

I have a couple of PDFs and DJVU documents that I want to read on an ereader (namely, Kobo Touch). However, the size of the pages differ, between cover and actual content, and even between two ...
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Sending data automatically to a server from a PDF document

Is there any way to send directly data from a PDF document back to a server? I would like to collect data from readers of an ebook, preferably more or less automatically (with their full consent of ...
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How to set metadata (title, author) of exported PDF documents in LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org

I often create 'read only once and delete' PDF files with LibreOffice. How can I set their metadata (title, author) properly so my Sony Reader could show it on the Books screen?
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How do I crop out an image from a pdf file?

I have an android phone and use Adobe Reader to read pdf files. I have a pdf file that has some images that I want to crop out. I have not found a way to do this using Adobe Reader on Android. Is ...
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How to convert scanned pdf to text?

I recently downloaded a programming book. All pages are in image format. If I want to run a code, I'm unable to copy it from that ebook. How to convert these kind of pdfs to normal pdf. I google but I ...
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Conversion of djvu file into pdf file without increasing file size

Why does converting a djvu file to pdf increase the size of the file? How can we convert a djvu to a pdf without increasing the size?
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What's the correct way for developers to edit PDF? [duplicate]

Recently I got a task to manually add a Table of Contents to a PDF ebook generated by someone who left it out. I didn't know how to do it at first so I googled a lot and found some small tools but ...
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What's the correct way for developers to edit PDF?

Recently I got a task to manually add a Table of Contents to a PDF ebook generated by someone who left it out. I didn't know how to do it at first so I googled a lot and found some small tools but ...
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Using eReader to display maps

Is there a way to get map data (for example from OpenStreetMaps) on my eReader to access it in a user friendly way? I've already thought about two ways to display maps on my reader: Generate one big ...
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I have a printed version of a book does it allow me to possess an electronic copy?

I have a printed version (i.e. a hardback or paperback) of a book and I wonder whether this allows me to possess an electronic version of it (e.g. .pdf file). Edit: Isn't it allowed by the clause 107....