Text highlight blurry in Version 8 with Ubuntu & Mac OS X

Q: When I markup text with a yellow text highlight, the highlight is a little blurry on my document. Is there a reason for this? A: There was an issue affecting Mac OS X users and Ubuntu users (Ubuntu 12.04 and higher). This issue is resolved in version 8.2.2 for Mac OS X.  This issue […]

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Menu text visibility issue in Ambiance theme for Ubuntu

Q: When using the default Ambiance theme in Ubuntu 12.04 and above, the text in the menus is hard to read in the default PDF Studio look and feel.  What can I do to fix this? A: Depending on your version of Ubuntu, The Java GTK Look & Feel with the default Ambiance theme may […]

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Extra space on toolbar in Ubuntu

If you are running the 64 bit version of PDF Studio 8.3.1 or earlier (pre Java 1.6.0_37 builds) on Ubuntu with the GTK or Nimbus look and feel, you might see extra space on the toolbars in PDF Studio. There are two simple solutions to this: 1. Switch to the Metal or Substance look and feel 2. Upgrade to the […]

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Disappearing menu in Linux

If you experience flashing or disappearing menus when using PDF Studio with some Linux distributions, you can try one of the following two things to resolve the issue: Move the application to the upper left corner of the screen and then maximize the window. Switch to a non-maximized window of PDF Studio This is a Java […]

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Uninstall PDF Studio on Linux

Q: How do I uninstall PDF Studio on my Linux computer? A: Go to the installation folder (Home Folder/pdfstudio9 by default), right-click on the shell script called “uninstall” and choose the option “Run in Terminal” in the dialog that pops up. If PDF Studio is installed in the /opt directory, open Synaptic Package Manager (you […]

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Running PDF Studio with Non-Sun JVMs on Linux

Q: How can I check what JVM is being used and how can I use a different one? A: If PDF Studio is already installed on your machine, you can check what JVM is being used by launching PDF Studio and going to Help > About PDF Studio. When installing PDF Studio on Linux, we […]

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Default CJK fonts used by PDF Studio when not embedded

Q: When CJK fonts are not embedded in the document, which CJK fonts does PDF Studio use to render documents in Chinese, Japanese or Korean? A: When a CJK font (or any other font type) is embedded within a PDF document, PDF Studio will use this font to render the text in the document. This […]

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Permission error downloading OCR languages

In PDF Studio 8, when attempting to download OCR language files, you may receive an error looking like: Error: user does not have permission to write to: opt/pdfstudio8/tess/tessdata. OCR language files are downloaded into PDF Studio installation folder and sometimes a user will not have the permission to write in this folder. If you see […]

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Override JVM used by PDF Studio in Linux

Q: How can I override PDF Studio’s JVM? A: We do not recommend overriding the version of Java that comes with PDF Studio – there are issues with Java 1.7.x, especially on 64bit systems, that keep PDF Studio from working optimally. Once we feel confident that these issues are resolved, we will start packaging newer […]

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