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  2. Linux
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  3. Mac OSX
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Customizing K2PDFOPT:
    1. K2pdfopt GUIs
    2. Disabling the Windows GUI
    3. The interactive menu
    4. List of command-line options
    5. Using a shortcut
  (now with video!)
  6. Using the K2PDFOPT environment variable
  7. Using the command line

Adjusting the output:
    1. Screen Size
    2. Increasing the magnification
    3. Landscape mode
    4. Output File Size
    5. Setting Margins
    6. Color Output
    7. Uneven Line Breaks/ Excess Margins

Processing Options:
    1. Showing Markings
    2. OCR
    3. Native PDF
  (now with video!)
    4. Auto-Straightening
    5. Ignoring Borders/ Headers/Footers
    6. Detecting Columns
    7. Protecting Regions
    8. Column Order
    9. Right-to-Left Page Scanning
    10. Using Ghostscript
It is a common complaint that k2pdfopt, particularly in text-wrapping mode, mangles tables, separates figures from captions, breaks up math formulas, etc. There is a relatively simple way to protect those regions of your PDF document, and you don't even use k2pdfopt to do it. Both Foxit Reader and Adobe Reader DC allow you to overlay various annotations and graphics onto your PDF documents, including boxes, and then you can re-save the file with those added graphics. By boxing regions, you can protect them from getting mangled by k2pdfopt. Here's a quick example of how to do this using Foxit Reader.

1. Open your PDF file in Foxit Reader, go to the Comments tab, and select the rectangle drawing tool.

2. Draw your rectangle, right-click on one of the control points, and select "Properties."

3. In the properties box, make it a thin, black rectangle.

4. Repeat for whatever regions you want to protect.

5. Re-save the PDF file and process with k2pdfopt.


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