Compare PDFs

If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat Pro, here’s a good alternative:

It’s an online tool; can also be downloaded
It shows the differences separately so you’d need to use something else if you need to combine the changes

I recompared the files from Draftable on PDF Converter Enterprise 7.2 to combine the differences on one file.
PDF Converter Enterprise 7.2 couldn’t match pages and contents so that was annoying. I had to do chapter by chapter with PDF Converter Enterprise, otherwise, it will compare the pages, which obviously would have different contents/chapter
There might be a way/option that I’m not aware of in PDF Converter Enterprise

PDF Converter Enterprise 7.2 is the one my uni is using to create/split/compare/merge/etc PDF


EPS to PDF: BoundingBox not found

adila@adila:~/Desktop/multichannel-RPL/ICC2015/font-experiments$ epstopdf single_channel.pdf
==> Warning: BoundingBox not found

adila@adila:~/Desktop/multichannel-RPL/ICC2015/font-experiments$ epstool --copy --bbox single_channel.eps --output single_channel1.eps
The program 'epstool' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install epstool

adila@adila:~/Desktop/multichannel-RPL/ICC2015/font-experiments$ sudo apt-get install epstool
adila@adila:~/Desktop/multichannel-RPL/ICC2015/font-experiments$ epstool --copy --bbox single_channel.eps --output single_channel1.eps

or simply can do

adila@adila:~/Desktop/multichannel-RPL/ICC2015/font-experiments$ epstopdf multi_channel.eps

the warning shouldn’t appear anymore

Enable Java in Firefox Ubuntu

I’ve been trying to get Java applet working to be able to remotely access my UCL desktop through Oracle Secure Global Desktop Web Server

Googling around seems to get me to the answer that it is not possible to get it working with Chrome as it has changed its policy. However, it’s possible with Firefox

Instructions on Java website aren’t helping at all

Here’s how I made it to work:

sudo apt-get install icedtea-plugin

then go to about:addons

You should have IcedTea-Web Plugin (using IcedTea-Web 1.5 (1.5-1ubuntu1)) on the plugin list and it’s not enable

Change it to Always Active and restart browser
It should work fine now 🙂

Install Adobe Reader on Ubuntu

A good way of doing it
I tried to install it through Wine but had some errors

Instructions copied from the link

1. Open up terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, paste the command below and hit enter to add the repository:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb precise partner"

Type in your user password when it asks. Note that there’s no visual feed back when you typing a password.

2. After you added the repository, update package lists and install the acroread package by running below commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install acroread

Install Adobe Reader in Ubuntu 14.10

Once installed, you should be able to open it from Unity dash or Application menu.

3 After properly installed Adobe Reader, don’t forget to remove the Canonical Partners repository for Precise:

sudo add-apt-repository -r "deb precise partner"

sudo apt-get update

To open it from the terminal, acroread