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A Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format consisting of an electronic image resembling a printed document and can be viewed, printed, and electronically transmitted. PDF files can store various types of data, including formatted text, vector graphics, and raster images. The page layout defines the location, size, and shape of each page and each item on the page. The information looks the same no matter what device or program is used to open it.

Earlier this year, Kofax acquired Nuance's Document Imaging Division, which included PaperPort. Kofax recently released the first version of PaperPort under its stewardship — V14.7. This article explains Kofax's method for upgrading from PaperPort Professional 14.5 to Professional 14.7 at no cost.
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Did you forget the password for protected PDF documents? If yes, then go through this blog and get the best idea to remove security from Adobe files.
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A quick & simple solution to add or insert custom page numbers in PDF documents in bulk. Set the colour, and position of your custom bates stamp & assign page numbers to PDF.
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This post is going to help all those users who want to convert a password protected PDF to a Word document without a password. Here, they can learn both manual as well as a professional solution to export protected PDF to word document.
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Want to remove a security password from PDF files? Know simple tips and tricks to remove security and restrictions from PDF files on a Mac OS X. Follow each step carefully to unprotect an Adobe PDF document.
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Know the step by step procedures to split secured PDF documents. Also, learn a simple technique to remove passwords from protected PDF documents. This blog provides two ideal solutions that help users to split password protected PDF files.
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Are you among those users who are facing Adobe Reader highlighting problems? Then don’t worry here we have described the reliable solution that can solve “highlight function not working in Adobe Reader DC” problem easily. So, read the blog and get your query resolved.
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You did a proper uninstallation of PaperPort. You even ran the official PP14 Remover Tool. But when you try to reinstall PaperPort, you get the dialog box above, which you can't get past. There is simply no way to install PaperPort! This article presents a solution that has worked for many PP users.
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Sometimes PaperPort will not even open. It displays the splash screen (above) and exits, or it may show an "Application Crash" dialog before exiting (sometimes with a dump, sometimes not). There are many reasons for this problem. This article discusses several of them and offers possible solutions.
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To make data more confidential it is needed to generate a watermark on a PDF file. So, read the blog and get the complete knowledge about PDF watermarking. Also, learn simple ways to insert watermark in PDF files.
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Here is the list of top 3 best PDF Restriction Remover software with their key features and pros and cons. One can choose the specific PDF security remover program according to their need.
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Know simple methods to join multiple PDF files into one. This article explains both a manual as well as a trouble-free method to merge multiple PDF files. Select any method as per your requirement.
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by:Andrew Leniart
SysTools,

Very nice piece of software. Thanks for making it available as Freeware.

Endorsed.
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PDF files can have any type of restrictions one among them is editing. It is applied to protect the document from any modifications. But, sometimes in order to update the details user demands to edit a secured PDF form. Therefore, in this blog, we have discussed a simple approach to edit locked PDF.
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by:Edwin Hoffer
Thank You
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A Watermark is applied to protect intellectual property, basically, it adds more professionalism. Many people want to add a paid invoice watermark in PDF files so that paid invoices can be easily identified. Read this blog & learn some techniques to add a text watermark in PDF invoices.
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Most of the times we combine PDF files using online PDF joiner software. But, is it safe to use online PDF merger tools? So, to get all answers read the blog and get the complete knowledge to merge PDF files efficiently.
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Extract data from PDF invoices in just a few clicks. Know complete details about PDF invoices and understand the need to obtain text from PDF invoices. This blog is going is going to describe the complete and best solution to perform PDF invoice data extraction.
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PDF is a worldwide trusted document format known for its portability and security measures. Yet, every well-informed user knows that PDF files require holistic management for the best output. SysTools PDF Toolkit provides assurance of absolute management for your PDF files in a reliable manner.
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by:James Frend
Thank you for reviewing the capabilities of this product and I think that for me this utility will be useful. I work as a writer here and I save many of my files in PDF format with subsequent parsing and formatting. I hope to use this guide as many functions are still to be tested in practice.
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Thanks..
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Do you have so many invoice documents and searching for a method to separate invoices. If yes, then read this blog and know about best PDF Invoice Splitter tool. With this advanced utility, you can easily perform the splitting of invoices into several documents and save them in the desired location.
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Nowadays Bates Stamping is used in many legal firms, lawyers, etc. because adding bates numbers at header or footer of your documents helps in the unique identification of the pages. Identify best legal Bates Stamp Software and insert Bates numbers to PDF documents effortlessly.
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Nuance's PaperPort may display this error message: PaperPort appears to be running Windows XP Compatibility Mode which may result in errors. We recommend disabling Compatibility Mode for the PaprPort.exe program, see Technote 6629. This article provides a possible solution to the problem.
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by:Joe Winograd
Hi Christophe,
You're very welcome...and thanks to you for joining Experts Exchange today, reading my article, and letting me know that it worked for you...I'm glad to hear that! If you take a moment to endorse the article by clicking the thumbs-up icon at the bottom of the article (not the one under this comment), I'll be grateful. Welcome aboard to EE! Regards, Joe
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Thanks for endorsing the article, Christophe — much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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dtSearch Desktop with Spider is a powerful search tool for Windows. It includes indexing and searching — both are extremely robust and fast! It is available in other editions, including Desktop with Spider and Network with Spider. This article is about the version that I use — Desktop with Spider.
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PaperPort has a feature called the "Send To Bar". It provides a convenient, drag-and-drop interface for using other installed software, such as Microsoft Office. However, this article shows that the latest Office 2016 apps (installed with an Office 365 subscription) do NOT work with the Send To Bar.
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by:Stéphane BARIZIEN
No, strangely enough (change in Office 2016 that now accepts being started via a 8.3 path?) I did not have to tweak the registry.
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by:Joe Winograd
I did not have to tweak the registry.
Good to know! Thanks!
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This article shows how to convert a multi-page PDF file into multiple image files, with one image file created for each page of the PDF. It does this by utilizing an excellent, free software package called GraphicsMagick. The solution is amazingly simple — a single line of code!
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by:Joe Winograd
Hi Miguel,

> although free

A crucial factor for some folks. Acrobat is expensive software — not everyone can afford it. You'll notice in the original question here at EE that inspired this article, the asker said, "If anyone has another free option, let me know."

> what's the use of an external solution doing something which is already part of the original software - Acrobat

Acrobat is also "external" in the sense that it is not part of Windows. For many users, Acrobat is not part of their "original software".

> "Export / (choose which type)" or "Save as/Save as type (choose which)"?

For one file (or a small number of files), this is fine. But many users have hundreds, even thousands, of files on which to operate. In that case, the manual Export or Save As is not the ticket. If you have Acrobat, the Action Wizard will work in some cases, but sometimes the better solution, imo, is a command line tool like gm.exe that can be called from a batch file, program, or script. I have written many programs that call gm.exe to operate on all files in a folder and, often, to recurse into subfolders to an unlimited depth, processing all files along the way. Also, you have a lot more control over the output files, with a fantastic set of options. Acrobat is a fine product (I have both Standard and Professional), but in many situations, I prefer writing a program that calls GraphicsMagick, as well as other software that supports a command line interface, such as Nuance's Power PDF — my EE article, Batch Conversion of PDF, TIFF, and Other Image Formats via Command Line Interface to PDF, PDF Searchable, and TIFF, discusses a good example of that. Regards, Joe
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PaperPort 14.5 Patch 1 update is often not detected or downloaded automatically. This article provides direct download links to solve the problem for retail (non-bundled) versions of the Standard and Professional editions, as well as the Professional edition in Nuance's own OmniPage Ultimate bundle.
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by:Rev. Janine Stock
Thank you so much.  This should be on the Nuance support page just as it is.  You are wonderful.
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by:Joe Winograd
You're welcome, Janine, and thanks to you for joining Experts Exchange today and reading my article. Thanks, too, for the kind words — very nice to hear! Regards, Joe
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In a previous article here at Experts Exchange, I presented a solution to the question of creating a multi-page PDF file containing contact sheets (aka a montage of thumbnails) for all JPG files in a folder. A recent question here at EE asked for a solution, in essence, to the reverse problem, that is, creating a JPG (or PNG) from a multi-page PDF file. In this case, the solution requires all pages of the PDF to be incorporated into a single image. At the question, I posted a relatively brief solution that uses the same GraphicsMagick software and approach as discussed in the article referred to above. Then I decided to write this new article with a more comprehensive explanation of the solution, including some interesting options.

The method presented here also requires the GraphicsMagick software. Another EE article explains how to download and install it. With GraphicsMagick installed, we're ready to proceed with the solution, which is amazingly simple — one line of code in a command prompt! Here it is:
 
gm.exe montage input.pdf output.jpg

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Below is the resulting JPG from the command above using the six-page input.pdf file attached to this article:

output.jpg
As you can see, the default is to place the multiple pages of the PDF horizontally in the output image. If you prefer a different placement, use the -tile option, which is in the format of columns-by-rows. For example, here's the command to place them 3x2:
 
gm.exe montage -tile 3x2 input.pdf output.jpg

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Below is the resulting JPG from the command above:

output-3x2.jpg
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A Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format consisting of an electronic image resembling a printed document and can be viewed, printed, and electronically transmitted. PDF files can store various types of data, including formatted text, vector graphics, and raster images. The page layout defines the location, size, and shape of each page and each item on the page. The information looks the same no matter what device or program is used to open it.