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

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Will Google Drive perform OCR on existing (badly) OCRed PDFs?

I use ScanSnap's software to perform OCR on scanned PDFs, then realized the OCR contains a lot of errors and I couldn't find a lot of information in search. So I tried some scans without OCR, uploaded ...
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Creating Multiple PDF's from Google Sheets from a client list

I have a Google Sheets spreadsheet with logged times for projects. I need the data from each client to create a PDF with their times displayed. See attached image. This example has four clients, so I ...
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Export pageless Google doc (with images) to PDF

I'm looking to save my pageless Google Doc as a .PDF file. I have tried the workaround described in the answer to Save document as PDF without page breaks from Google Docs which essentially works by ...
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How do I convert published Google Docs to exportable PDFs? [duplicate]

I have a database containing the URLs to several thousand published Google Doc URLs. These URLs look like this and are rendered as an HTML page:​https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/<long-unique-id&...
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How can one download several PDFs from Overleaf at once?

I wonder how I can download several PDFs from Overleaf at once (1 PDF for each project, the PDF corresponds to the compiled version of the project). Sometimes I'd like to export a few PDFs to read ...
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How can I export a Microsoft Office 365 Word online document to PDF without comments? [closed]

I have a Word document in Microsoft Office 365 Word Online. The document contains some comments. How can I export it to PDF without comments?
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How can I copy the URL of a PDF file from Google search results? [duplicate]

I ran a Google search and I want to get the URL of the second result: But it is a link to a PDF. If I click it, I get the PDF, but not the URL (so I cannot save it in my bookmarks or send it to a ...
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How do I search for PDF non-embed fonts?

I am trying to upload a pdf to KDP Amazon Publishing. My book was created in google docs. I save to print PDF and upload the paperback manuscript, but it has non-standardized fonts. How do I find the ...
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Exporting Google Sheet to PDF

I'm trying to export the current active Google Sheet to a PDF. The below nearly does what I want but I would like a few changes. Changes. Save the PDF in the same folder as the main spreadsheet ...
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Where it goes the paper size information in a script

I'm using this scrip to save to pdf but I need to make it Size A5 and Landscape Orientated I have found some parameters but I don't know how to combine function checkSheet() { var sheetName = "OS&...
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How to disable Sci-Hub display of PDF

I frequently use Sci-Hub. However, I would like Sci-Hub to not display PDFs in my browser. Apparently the site uses some kind of JavaScript to create a PDF viewer, as my browser is set to never ...
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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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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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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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Gmail opens PDFs in Google Docs Viewer. Is it possible to disable this? [closed]

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PDF Version of Completed Form to Google Drive

Is there a way to automatically have a PDF version of a submitted form saved in Google Drive?
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Save location in PDF files in Google Drive

How can I read my GDrive PDF documents and be able to mark which page I am on? Adobe Player does not read GDrive files. Different owners, obviously.
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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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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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How can I search Gmail for password-protected PDFs?

I'm looking for an attachment that happens to be a password-protected PDF file (you need to type the password to open it). Is there a way to search Gmail for such files?
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Save document as PDF without page breaks from Google Docs

Is there a way to make Google Docs save a document as a PDF but without splitting it into multiple pages? I understand that sticking to a certain page size is important for printing, but for the PDF ...
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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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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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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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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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How to make bullet sizes match in web app vs printed in Google Docs when using a non Arial font?

I've come to realize that seemingly only Arial font will print my Google Doc bullets in the correct size. If I use a different font, this happens: In browser: Printed/downloaded to PDF: Notice how ...
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Output forms and responses to PDF in Cognito Forms

We are an Adobe FormCentral customer. We use the forms as permit applications on our website. These permit applications then get imported (pdf) into the permit management system. We need the same ...
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PDF of GitHub Readme file

Is there a way to download the Readme file of a GitHub project as a PDF, with the same formatting as the readme?
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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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Google Drive track furthest read page in a PDF, or have selectable text in uploaded Google Books?

Is there a way to automatically track the furtherest read page of a PDF in in Google Docs? I have some large text books and other technical reading I'm working through slowly. I've uploaded them to ...
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arXiv: "x.pdf appears to have been produced by TeX"

How does arXiv determine that a PDF has been produced by TeX? E.g.:
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If I replace a PDF file in Google Drive, will the share link stay the same, or will I have to give out a new one? [duplicate]

If I replace a PDF file in Google Drive, by dragging a new one into the folder on my hard drive and ok-ing the replace operation when Windows asks, will the share link stay the same, or will I have to ...
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Automating Predictable Received Gmail Attachments

BACKGROUND: I work in a small construction business. On a regular basis, I get emailed time sheets that I use to attach to / write invoices with. Would it be possible to Send an automatic received ...
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Google Play books missing table of contents for PDF uploads

I have uploaded several books (PDFs) using the Google Play Books Upload service. However, I found out that none of these show a "table of content" bookmark normally found in PDFs. (I see a valid TOC ...
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Can you display PDFs on a blog in Blogger?

I have a blog about sign language. I would like to post a couple of .pdf pages of my drawn signs put with a song, so people can download. Is it possible to display a PDF that is a couple of pages on ...
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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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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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