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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 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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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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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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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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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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Can I prevent Google from tracking which links I follow in downloaded PDFs?

I want to create a PDF document using Google Docs/Drive that includes links, but without Google tracking clicks on those links. Downloading a Google Drive document (File > Download as) in any other ...
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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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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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How should I format my cv / résumé for automatic parsers?

Can I make a résumé upload more accurately by providing machine-readable tags? I use LaTex for my résumé and ideally would be able to upload a PDF generated by pdflatex. I could export to another ...
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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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Which versions of the PDF standard does Google Docs support?

What the title says. I know PDFs exported from Google Docs are version 1.4, but which versions does it support when viewing PDFs? I'm asking because I'm having problems with PDFs generated with the ...
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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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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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How can I do some touch-ups on an uploaded/online PDF? [closed]

I have been given a PDF form with some mistakes here and there. Also there is some misalignment in some of the form boxes. Offline, I would just use the Advanced Editing option from Adobe Acrobat ...
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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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Cannot copy text from PDF generated with Google Docs?

I exported my document as PDF from Google Drive on the Web. When I try to Copy/Paste my content, I get this : 􏰁􏰂􏰃􏰄􏰂􏰅􏰆􏰇􏰈􏰀􏰉􏰊􏰇􏰋􏰆􏰌􏰀􏰆􏰊􏰀􏰍􏰄􏰎􏰆􏰏􏰐􏰑􏰑􏰆􏰒􏰆􏰂􏰊􏰀 Text is in French. ...
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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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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 ...
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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 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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Indexing content of PDF files in Google Drive

Is the content of not converted PDF files, stored in Google Drive, indexed?
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How to track / monitor changes in an online PDF file?

How to track / monitor changes in an on-line PDF file? Need to be notified when that happens.
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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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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 to export all Google Docs in a folder in one single PDF?

I have a folder with hundreds of short Google docs (product descriptions). I am wondering if there is an easy way (like "push button") to export all these in a PDF that simply assemble all the PDF ...
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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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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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Direct link for PDF files in SkyDrive/OneDrive

I want to make a direct link to a document at SkyDrive, so that I'll see only the PDF at the browser, not any of the SkyDrive chrome. For example, if you click http://www.cccf-fcsge.ca/wp-content/...
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Is there a way to have Dropbox remember the last page I was on in a PDF file?

I like to store my PDF files in the Dropbox cloud. I like to access these PDFs from my PCs, laptop and Android 'phone. When I open a PDF it always starts on page 1 no matter what page I was on ...
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Is there a web app that lets me read PDFs on a computer that does not have a PDF reader installed? [closed]

I have in the past email PDF new letters to friends and them be told by them that they can’t read the PDF as there is not a PDF reader on the machine they are using and they don’t know how to install ...
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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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Google Docs table of contents links are wrong in PDF

Me and my school partner use Google Docs for our school reports so we can write in the same document at the same time. Works fine. We normally download the report as a PDF and hand it in. Today when ...
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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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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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What determines whether or not a PDF may be previewed in Google Docs?

I have multiple PDFs stored in Google Docs, some quite lengthy (over 1k pages). Some of them allow preview, others do not. What are the requirements for preview? Must the PDF be created by a certain ...
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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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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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Are there any web apps that can Convert PDF to word (or html) with good surport for tables? [closed]

Is there a web app that will convert a PDF file to a word (or html) file including recovering tables? (I wish to convert a PDF spec into a format I can use to drive system tests) I have not accepted ...
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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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is there a web app for remote presentation? [closed]

I have a PDF slideshow (not Microsoft PowerPoint), and I want to present the slideshow to someone remotely. I can use Skype for the voice, but I want to also be able to have the slides he sees ...
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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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Exporting PDF from Google Drive doc - File name loses all spaces

We use Google Drive to create documents, and when we publish / release them we export them as a .pdf by using the inbuilt File > Download as > PDF Document (pdf). But when we get the PDF file ...
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Fix broken PDF Link in Google Scholar

Does anyone know how to update or fix a PDF link in Google Scholar once it has become broken? I have co-authored some papers, but when I got a job at a new school the old one shut down my old ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does Google Drive upload the entire file or only the delta for a minor change?

I have a big PDF file (about 50 MB) on my PC which is associated with Google Drive. If i make some changes to the file by adding some highlighting and notes, does Google Drive upload the entire 50 MB ...