Linux 32 bit or 64 bit

Q: How can I tell if I am running 32 bit Linux or 64 bit? A: Open a shell window and enter the command: uname -m The console output will indicate whether you are running Linux 64 bit or Linux 32 bit:    Hardware Name   Linux  x_86_64  64 bit  i686  32 bit

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Linux Print Paper Size Bug

Q: When I try to print from PDF Studio, it doesn’t print to the correct paper size. For example, when I change to A4 (ISO/DIN & JIS) in the PDF Studio print dialog, it seems as though it worked but it only prints on a small portion of the paper. A: PDF Studio is developed in Java […]

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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 GTK Look & Feel with the default Ambiance theme may not […]

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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 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 latest […]

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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 […]

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Uninstall PDF Studio on Linux

Q: How do I uninstall PDF Studio on my Linux computer? A: You can follow the steps below to uninstall PDF Studio: Launch your Terminal application Launch File Explorer Go to the installation folder (Home Folder/pdfstudio2020 by default) Drag “Uninstall” shell script to your Terminal window and hit Enter Follow the instructions on the installer […]

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Set up your scanner to work with Saned Daemon under Linux

Q: How can I set up my Linux computer to scan to PDF Studio? A: PDF Studio uses Sane under Linux to communicate with a scanner. This article is for PDF Studio 2017 and earlier only. PDF Studio 2018 and up is communicating directly with scanners using JSane. For PDF Studio to connect to the […]

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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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