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Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open standard for document exchange created by Adobe Systems.

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How to merge Google documents with PDF files automatically?

I am trying to merge different file sources into one Google doc, in a programmatic way. That means I should use Google scripting. So far I do not have problems inserting text files, images, MS Word or ...
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Formatting issue converting a Google Doc to a PDF

I am trying to convert a large document from a Google Doc to a PDF and every time I do, the formatting of several pages is off (title placed on previous page instead of at the top) I have already ...
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Send email with a google doc as a pdf attachment Send email with an attachment located in Google Drive

Good day all. My google script worked fine until this week. I'm wanting to attached a google doc to an email as a PDF attachment. My code is as follows... var pdf_attachment = DriveApp.getFileById(...
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Link to view PDF version of a Google Slides in browser

I'm trying to create a link to a Google Slides presentation that will open in a browser as a PDF. I've tried changing the end of the URL from edit?usp=sharing to export?format=pdf and a few ...
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Get the title and other metadata of a PDF using Google Apps Script

I have a lot of research papers in my google drive. They are all in PDF format. To better manage this large collection of papers (>1k), I want to make a simple table (a Google sheet), in which I ...
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Gmail opens PDFs in Google Docs Viewer. Is it possible to disable this?

In any browser I open, gmail has this annoying "feature" that previews pdf files (I haven't tested other files) in google docs viewer. This is inconvenient because when I try to print, it opens a new ...
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Search for Google Docs and pdfs of a certain length

I'm aware you can use the formats below to search using Google for public Google Docs and pdfs respectively. site:docs.google.com/document/d [keyword] filetype:pdf [keyword] Is there a way to filter ...
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Goto specific page in embeded google drive document? [duplicate]

Hi amazing HeroStacks So as title suggest, I have an embedded google drive document (.pdf), where my webpage loads a window with a 36 page interactive brochure. My goal is to be able to link to a ...
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How to print a Google Docs document with comments in the margin?

Is there any way to get a Google Docs document to include its comments in the PDF file that it creates when you click the "print" button?
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Can I trick GitHub into displaying the PDF in the browser instead of downloading it?

When viewing a PDF file on GitHub, there seems to be no way to have the browser simply display the file as opposed to downloading it. None of these links work, and these are the only ones I'm able to ...
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Google Docs table of content, ported to word, then exported as pdf

So I downloaded a report template from Google Docs and it has a table of content shown below. The problem is that when I export the file from my word to a pdf, it turns to this monstrosity, How do I ...
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Google Drive's pdf viewer: copy the comment and its link at the same time?

I use pdf viewer of google drive because it generates unique links for each comment I make. Sometimes, I want to copy the comment along with its link. I can do this for few comments. However, it ...
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How to stop "Open in Docs" option on Google Drive Shared Files

How to eliminate the "Open in Google Docs" option to prevent various users from opening/modifying a shared PDF file in Docs for the free (not Business/Market) Google Drive? I password ...
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Export PDF link sheet ID auto change

I have the link for export as PDF a specific range on a sheet =HYPERLINK("*****export?exportFormat=pdf&format=pdf&gid=962914045&range=A1:H68&pagenumbers=false&gridlines=false&...
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How I can generate a pdf with AcroForm from a form generated in google docs?

I am making the following form in google docs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wr9fAJaovHiGYJU_qW45vMdlQyd7Jj9gThWBgNZ5Opw/edit?usp=sharing I want somehow to place input fields and generate a pdf ...
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Exporting Google SpreadSheet to PDF (filename referring to a cell D7)

I have developed a script which allows me to export a spreadsheet to a pdf file with a click of a button. I have assigned the script to a macro so that it is triggered by clicking on an image. Script ...
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Difficulties in exporting a PDF from draw.io

Everytime I try to export a diagram from draw.io to pdf it just gives "error saving file" or does nothing. This happens especially when I enable the mathematical typesetting feature. When I ...
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How to effectively extract emails with attachments from Gmail and present them sequentially?

I'm working on a legal case and I need to forward a set of emails of evidential value to my lawyers. There are roughly 50 such emails from various conversations, and some of them have between 1-10 ...
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Firefox's about:config on Android for setting pdf application

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/06/aboutconfig-is-blocked-in-firefox-preview-stable-and-beta/ writes that about:config is inhibited in new Android Firefoxes and indeed I experience this. How can I then ...
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Exporting to PDF from Google Sheets removes emoji

I have designed a schedule in Google Sheets that uses emoji to indicate the character of each days activities. They display perfectly in Google Sheets. I want to physically print the sheet but when I ...
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How to save a PDF which is directly viewed in Firefox into Google Drive?

I am looking for a possibility to directly save/send a PDF which is opened in Firefox into Google Drive. The solution should work without having the Google Drive client installed on the computer. Are ...
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Can I post PDFs or other documents to my business's page on Facebook?

Can I post PDFs or other documents to my business's page on Facebook? If so, how?
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How do convert a whole RSS feed into a PDF?

I want to take a blog and make a PDF out of the RSS feed so I can save it somewhere for offline viewing. I want to save every single post into the PDF. What's the best way to do that?
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Google Drive PDF - How to Go To Specific Page in PDF Opened In Chrome

Expected Quickly go to specific page in a PDF opened in Google Drive with a Chrome based browser. i.e. In Mac's Preview app on desktop, Go > Go to Page... allows the user to go to a specific page. ...
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Google Drive not indexing searchable PDF

I have a fully searchable PDF. The PDF was scanned and then converted to text by Fujitsu's ScanSnap Manager #iX500 (W). For those who want all the details, here's the info from Document Properties: ...
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Google Drive thinks PDF is a video

I have some diploma/result PDF's in Google Drive, and for some reason Google Drive thinks some of them are videos (type: Flash) and won't preview them online. Here is a screenshot of the Google Drive ...
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Link to view PDF version of a Word Online doc

I create documents which I update frequently, I share these with a link which turns the document into a pdf when clicked ensuring whoever clicks the link always gets the most up to date, pdf version. ...
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Auto download link in email to folder on desktop

Our provider send reports via email with a link to PDF instead of as an attachment. Any ways I can automate this so it downloads directly to a desktop folder. Ultimately I need these attachments to ...
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Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)

TL;DR I have a very large Google Docs document which can not be exported to PDF*, but I can download it in all the other supported formats, which unfortunately do not fit my needs. What are the ...
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Automatically save a mail from Gmail to Google Drive

Every month I get approx 50 receipts for various things via email. I need to copy/print these to pdf (or similar) and store them in a receipt folder (eg. July 2018) on Google Drive. Currently, I do ...
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Sending HTML email through Google Groups

I want to send a formatted email (say HTML or PDF) to a large group of people (all parents in a school - no, I do not mean to spam, just send them a monthly newsletter about school-related activities)....
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Blogspot post export to PDF

I need to read my own blog post that I published in Blogspot a long time ago. How do I export my Blogspot post to PDF? So that I can read it in any places that don't have internet connection? What ...
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Printing emails including the attached PDF documents in Gmail

I am desperately looking for a solution how to print from Gmail (webinterface, no email client as Thunderbird etc) an email together with the PDF attachments into a single PDF document meaning I do ...
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Link to view PDF version of a Google Docs

I think there used to be a way to link to the PDF version of a Google Docs, but now I can only make a link that downloads the PDF instead of viewing it in the browser. Does anybody know if the old ...
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How can I monitor changes to an online PDF simply?

How can I get an alert when changes to an online PDF have occurred? Simple solutions will carry the day.
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How do I convert from a Google document to PDF without downloading it?

I'd like to convert from a Google document to PDF and have it just appear in Google Drive, without having to choose "download as" and then re-upload. There's an "email as attachment" option where you ...
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How can I open up PDFs in Google Drive with the Google Chrome PDF viewer? [duplicate]

I'm in Google Chrome, but when I click on the PDF in Drive, I can only read it in the Drive viewer. I'd like to be able to read it in the normal Chrome viewer. I know I can download the file and then ...
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Is there a script to stamp & password protect a PDF on Google Drive?

I have a few PDFs on a Google Drive, I would like to watermark/stamp & password protect (to disallow editing) before I share them. Is there a solution using Google App Scripts?
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PDFview in Google Docs

I want to preview PDF in google docs. I use 'http://docs.google.com/gview?url=mypdfurl'.I try to access pdf using localhost http connection. Sometime it is working fine and after some time It gives ...
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How to select text in a scanned document in Google Drive PDF viewer

In my PDF documents in Google Drive, I used to be able to select text of a scanned document. I've always scanned at 300dpi. Since at least a year I can't select text in scanned documents anymore in ...
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Can Google PDF Viewer hide the lefthand navigation on a PDF by default?

Some clients of ours want to embed the following PDF in their website: https://docs.google.com/a/upshift.co.nz/file/d/0B39VaSipB41-ODk3WFRfSWRSV0k/preview Unfortunately the viewer shows a left-hand ...
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Is it possible to download a published Google Docs as PDF?

I have a published Google Docs on my site and I want users to have the option to download the file as a PDF. It's not important if the link will be within the HTML page or on my site. Link to view ...
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How to annotate PDF files inside Google Drive? [closed]

Is is possible to annotate PDF files inside Google Drive? In the Google Drive PDF Viewer I could not find any annotating options. However, is there an extension that allows annotating PDF files? By ...
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Permanent link to media library files?

If I upload a .pdf file to the media library it gets a link like: http://myblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/myfile.pdf Is it possible to make a permanent link to it (e.g. the link will not change ...
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Google docs get PDF without page breaks

Is there a way to make Google docs put all content in a PDF without splitting it into pages? I understand that sticking to a certain page size is important for printing, but for the PDF I'm making it'...
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Rotating a PDF in Google Docs

I have a PDF on Google Docs, but the image is sideways. I would like to rotate the document so it can be read, but I don't want to install any PDF editing software. Is there an easy way to do this?
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How to convert PDF to Google Docs for several files, to save space

I'm trying to save space on my Google Drive. I noticed I have several PDFs stored, most of which are over 1MB. According to Google Support, Google Drive can convert PDFs to Google Docs (which is nice ...
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Is there a good web app for manipulating .pdf files? [closed]

I'm looking to merge a couple .pdf files for a one-off and don't want to install anything on my PC. Anyone know of any web apps which will let me merge .pdf files?
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PDF shows only top row of spreadsheet

I am attempting to export a spreadsheet which is "created" daily through an automated e-mail in Google Apps Script. When attempting to convert to PDF I only get the top row shown in the PDF document (...
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Web app for splitting PDF pages [closed]

Are there any Web apps that either automatically or manually can split scanned PDFs into multiple pages? At school, I receive many scanned PDFs that have two physical pages per PDF page, which makes ...