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Including PDF figures in a LaTeX document

How can I include a figure from a PDF file in a LaTeX document? [more inside]
posted by event on Feb 7, 2006 - 11 answers

InDesign to PDF = text with jaggies

When I export a PDF from InDesign CS2 the quality is noticeably bad. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Feb 6, 2006 - 9 answers

Is there a better way to read .pdf's?

What software do you use to read academic papers online? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Jan 22, 2006 - 19 answers

Is it ICED tea?

How does one make and distribute e-books? [more inside]
posted by Krrrlson on Jan 19, 2006 - 11 answers

PDF Duplex Printing Failure

PDF Duplex Printing Failure [more inside]
posted by prostyle on Jan 19, 2006 - 1 answer

I just want to know what channels are available in my car

Can anyone tell me how to make this .pdf print? [more inside]
posted by Makebusy7 on Dec 26, 2005 - 6 answers

How to display URL when printing a .PDF?

How do I display an online .PDF's URL when printing it? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Dec 8, 2005 - 2 answers

PDF'able Word Intra-document hyperlinks?

Intra-document hyperlinks (bookmarks) in MS Word Documents that can are preserved in PDF documents--Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Nov 25, 2005 - 8 answers

What is the best way to convert a web page into a PDF file? ...w/o using Acrobat.

What is the best way to convert a web page into a PDF file? ...w/o using Acrobat. [more inside]
posted by JudgeBork on Nov 17, 2005 - 10 answers

Some images and pdfs imported into Quark 6 display and print incorrectly

We have a problem with (only some) pdfs and TIFFs displaying and printing incorrectly in Quark 6 running on MAC OS 10.3.9. It's holding up the print run of our magazine! [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Nov 15, 2005 - 3 answers

Adobe Reader vs Preview for Mac OS 10.4?

What, if any, are the advantages to Adobe Acrobat Reader over Preview for Mac OS 10.4?
posted by cahlers on Nov 15, 2005 - 18 answers

Word 2004 makes bad PDF?

Has anyone experienced Word 2004 on OS X generating malformed PDF? I have a friend who constantly has difficulty printing documents (that typically have a lot of equation editor objects in them.) [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog on Nov 11, 2005 - 6 answers

Indexing pagemaker files

We are currently using Pagemaker and moving to indesign, I have over 100 gigs of pagemaker files that I would like to index so I can find files by names in the files (we are business card manufacturers and have kept the files by date) and I would now like to find files by the mainlines of the cards. Does anyone know of a program that can create a searchable index. I was thinking of turning them all into searchable pdf but I am not sure how to do this or if it even exists.
posted by aisleofview on Nov 3, 2005 - 5 answers

Is free pdf to word conversion possible?

Where/how can I convert pdf files to Word.doc/rtf format - for FREE? [more inside]
posted by porktrap on Oct 13, 2005 - 12 answers

Printing pdf ebook to paper

Recommendations for printing these (1,2) beautiful, two-page, full-color electronic cookbooks to hardcopy from the PDF files? [more inside]
posted by junesix on Oct 3, 2005 - 3 answers

What's a good and cheap way to print to PDFs in Windows XP?

What's a good and cheap way to print to PDFs in Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by Mercaptan on Sep 21, 2005 - 16 answers

PDF conversions with css.

PDF from html with extensive css. How do I resolve my formatting issues? [more inside]
posted by mystyk on Sep 19, 2005 - 8 answers

Pdf to Jpeg conversion on a PC

Pdf to Jpeg Conversion? Is it possible for free on a windows box? I have been trying for weeks! Please help so I can read a book I bought on my PSP [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on Sep 19, 2005 - 20 answers

Am I asking too much of iCal?

[OSX FILTER] I want to print on index cards, but indirectly. Help me figure out how to print to a PDF sized at 3"x5". [more inside]
posted by NewGear on Aug 28, 2005 - 3 answers

Convert pdf > doc

I need a way to convert a pdf file to a Microsoft Word (.doc) file. It has to be free, preferably online if possible, and if there is no suitable online version it should be compatible with OS X. Any suggestions?
posted by teem on Aug 14, 2005 - 13 answers

How do I create multi-page PDF documents with my Canon N1220U Scanner and Mac 10.4?

How do I create multi-page PDF documents with my Canon N1220U Scanner and Mac 10.4? [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Aug 7, 2005 - 6 answers

Invisible Counter on PDF File

I have a pdf file on my official/department university web page. I would like to know how often the pdf is viewed, and as a super bonus, the domain names for who is viewing. How do I do this, without it being apparent that I am doing it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2005 - 6 answers

How come printed pdfs from Access don't look right

I'm stumped on an Access/PDF problem. I'm printing a number of 1-page files from an Access report into pdf. The resulting pdf is almost, but not quite, right. If I select text - copy - paste into Notepad or Word from the .pdf, there's only gobbledygook, which means the pdf is effectively unsearchable. [more inside]
posted by Kevs on Jul 15, 2005 - 4 answers

What is a good business card making program, that will let me convert the cards to pdf format?

What is a good business card making program, that will let me convert the cards to pdf format? [more inside]
posted by Dean Keaton on Jul 10, 2005 - 5 answers

converting .doc files to .pdf on Mac 10.3.9?

I am having a helluva time converting Microsoft Word documents to PDF files. It's beginning to drive me mad. I am running Mac OS 10.3.9. Please to hope me! [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Jul 7, 2005 - 9 answers

Printing document pages 2-up on both sides of a piece of paper

Printing a "booklet" from PDF on the cheap: I'm looking for software that will help me do 2-up on both sides of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, but I'm open to any suggestions. [more inside]
posted by weston on Jul 7, 2005 - 10 answers

I want to be able to take notes on PDFs.

I am looking for a cheap Mac (Tiger) program that will let me write on PDFs. [more inside]
posted by librarina on Jun 26, 2005 - 8 answers


EmergencyFlashFilter: Opening a .PDF from a Flash file. [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Jun 21, 2005 - 4 answers

Placing A PDF in InDesign CS2

I've got a project coming up that will involve placing pages from a large PDF into an black ink-only InDesign CS2 doc. The PDF will be created by MS Word. In the past when I've done this, the PDF has separated out onto multiple plates, so I've had to break the document into single page PDFs, which I've then rasterized in Photoshop and saved as greyscale TIFFs. I can't believe there isn't a simpler way to do this. Ideally, I'd like a way convert the PDF to K-only, then break it into individual pages. I'm on a Mac running Tiger.
posted by boombot on Jun 20, 2005 - 9 answers

Tools for writing application documentation

For the purpose of documentating an application, I'm looking for a WYSIWYG editor that can yield both in HTML and PDF formats, but meets a few other criteria. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by turbodog on Jun 14, 2005 - 3 answers

Exporting PDFs to JPG with Page Numbers

Is there any way to preserve the internal page numbering when exporting JPG sequences from PDF files? [more inside]
posted by idontlikewords on Jun 13, 2005 - 1 answer

Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?

The pdf manifestos over at Change This are gorgeous! How are they doing it? [more inside]
posted by willmize on Jun 9, 2005 - 17 answers

crumbling adobe

Why does my PDF print as gibberish? [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya on Jun 3, 2005 - 11 answers

Best PDF Unlocker?

Best PDF Unlocker? [+] [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Apr 7, 2005 - 2 answers

LaTeX, PDF and fonts

I am in a mess with a large PDF document I made in LaTeX. I imported my own fonts (converted from TTF) and on screen they look great. But when I print the document, they look awful. I am very confused. [more inside]
posted by neustile on Apr 4, 2005 - 10 answers

Not Planning Ahead Sucks

I have 12 issues of an image intensive 'zine in PDF. I've slowly been converting them to XHTML by hand. I'm halfway through the 5th issue and I'm sick of it. Is there any easy, or less difficult, way to convert these?
posted by Captaintripps on Apr 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Printing encrypted PDFs

I have a PDF file that doesn't want to print. The print commands are grayed out in Acrobat Reader. The lock symbol appears indicating that the document is encrypted to prevent modification of "certain aspects". However, I have other documents which appear to have similar encryption that print fine. Is the encryption causing this problem? If not, then what is? How can I work round the problem?
posted by nthdegx on Mar 16, 2005 - 10 answers

Collecting/numbering tax documents of different filetypes and exporting to PDF or Word.

Does anyone know of a program for Windows 2000/XP that will bring several different types of document files and image files together into one interface? This application should be able to reorder and renumber the pages accordingly. Also the tool must be able to export the end product into a universal format such as PDF or Word. [more inside]
posted by airguitar on Feb 22, 2005 - 4 answers

PageMaker Screws Up Our PDFs

PageMaker7 on Windows XP now screws up exported PDFs where it didn't before. [More inside] [more inside]
posted by Captaintripps on Feb 21, 2005 - 7 answers

Document scanning, archiving, and OCR?

Document scanning and archiving? (MI) [more inside]
posted by mireille on Feb 16, 2005 - 7 answers

Desktop Wallpaper

I can't seem to figure out how to make an image that is in .pdf format into the wallpaper on my desktop, OS: XP. I've tried saving it in another format and it doesn't seem to work. Any ideas?
posted by pinkkitty on Feb 11, 2005 - 13 answers

DRM: Help me prevent copying of something printable.

DRM Filter: I've got some material I'd like to distribute online in a print-friendly format... but I'm considering limiting electronic pass along. PDF or Post Script would probably be the ideal format, but can they be machine-locked or something else that would prevent someone from forwarding to all their friends? [more inside]
posted by namespan on Feb 9, 2005 - 10 answers

Question about CSS = xml

i'd like to use css+xml to render pdf on a server for *free*... any help? [mi] [more inside]
posted by mdpc98 on Feb 3, 2005 - 10 answers

Can I use two versions of Acrobat in different situations automatically?

Acrobat woes. I have Acrobat 6 Pro, and it takes forever to load. How can I get Acrobat Reader 7 to open PDF in my browser, and save 6 for when I want to edit files? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Jan 17, 2005 - 7 answers

How can I manage my paper documents using my computer?

Document management. I get a lot of paper documents (bills, letters, invoices, etc) and want to catalog them digitally. I want a program that scans a sheet (or multiple sheets), turns them into PDF and catalogs them (title, category, and maybe even style tags). Acrobat will do the first two stages, but I want something that does the cataloging too. Any suggestions? OCR not needed whatsoever.
posted by wackybrit on Jan 9, 2005 - 10 answers

Editing a PDF

I want to edit/reformat a pdf document. I don't have Acrobat. ... [more inside]
posted by noether on Dec 6, 2004 - 9 answers

Word to PDF distiller.

Word to PDF Distortion Filter
I'm distilling a bunch of Word Files which contain tables, over which I am superimposing "semi-transparent" light gray text boxes. When these pages are distilled, the resulting .PDF displays the gray text boxes as "varigated," i.e., having bands of light and dark gray.

Does any kind stranger know if there is some setting I can adjust to make this go away? Thanks!
posted by ParisParamus on Oct 16, 2004 - 4 answers

Can I automate the creation of PDFs from a large number of Word documents?

Acrobat Filter. In Mac OS 9.2, I regularly create a large number of PDFs from Word files using Distiller 5.0. The problem is, I do this for 30 large files every 10 days, and must manually first create .ps files, and then distill them. The process takes more than 1 hour, during which I must open Each Word file to .ps "print" it. Short of buying a new copy of Acrobat for $300 and/or an OS X computer, is there any way to automate this process?
posted by ParisParamus on Sep 17, 2004 - 14 answers

Looking for Cross-Platform Software to Draw Upon or Merge PDFs

Hi, I'm looking for some PDF software that lets you draw ontop of an existing PDF (like lines, text), and some other software that lets you merge multiple PDF files (there was a similar question a few days ago but that was for OSX). If I get to be choosy, I'd prefer cross platform libraries. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by holloway on Sep 14, 2004 - 6 answers

How prevalent are PDFs in web publishing?

How prevalent are PDFs in Web publishing? Why are they used in preference to other file formats? (mi) [more inside]
posted by bifter on Sep 8, 2004 - 28 answers

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