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Opening “Advanced Search” in Acrobat Reader from Command Line on a Mac

I need to access some software documentation that (unfortunately) requires opening a particular pdf file in Adobe Acrobat opening a menu by using the mouse to Edit > Advanced Search (or through the ...
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Two finger swipe to go to previous tab doesn't work in Google Chrome when a PDF is opened. How can I fix this? I use a MacBook Pro

As per the question, the two finger swipe to go to the previous tab works well in Google Chrome, except when I've opened a PDF file in a tab. Any ideas on how to get it working?
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Add PDFs to iBooks, without making a copy to com.apple.BKAgentService folder

TL;DR: How do I get rid of duplicate PDF files between the com.apple.BKAgentService iBooks folder and their original location? My SSD is running out of space, so I'm doing some cleanup. A point that ...
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Print to PDF rewrites URLs

I have an A3 InDesign file, containing hyperlinks, that I use to export an A3 PDF. If I want to scale that PDF down to A4, a convenient way is to simply open it in Preview and use the 'Save As PDF' ...
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Having trouble copying text from PDF files

I’m using Mac Yosemite. I am not able to copy text from a PDF document and paste it to other applications. I have tried with both the Google Chrome PDF plugin and Acrobat Reader (v. Acrobat Reader ...
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Borderless printing

My Brother MFC-J6920DW printer can print edge to edge / borderless / without margins. I know this for sure because I have made a perfectly borderless print from OS X Photos. Also, a .pdf that I ...
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Is it possible to access the functions for the PDF overlay bezel in Safari via keyboard?

When hovering the mouse pointer at the bottom of a PDF file being displayed within the Safari browser window, you get a set of 4 icons for Zoom Out, Zoom In, Open in… and Save To Downloads: I would ...
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Edit text in PDF

I tried multiple times to find easy PDF editor for Mac. I am looking for an application which can simply allow me to change some words in the PDF (Preview cannot do it). Please, pay attention that ...
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PDF reader that refreshes at updates and stays put

I am looking for a pdf reader which refreshes when the pdf is updated, while staying (roughly) at the same page it was before the refresh. Skim, Adobe and Foxit don't refresh. Preview does refresh, ...
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Get Number of PDF Pages in Terminal

How can I output the number of pages in a PDF in the Terminal? I looked into the lp family of commands, with no luck however.
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What is special about Preview added text or shape elements? Can I move other elements besides these?

I found that if I use Preview to open a PDF file, and use its tools to add text, or shape elements such as arrows, ellipse, rectangle, then I can use Preview to edit them. But if the items are not ...
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Create a pdf with just certain pages from a pdf

I have a pdf, and I would like to select some pages from that pdf and build another pdf. Is it possible? If yes, how? I am on a El Captain.
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Searching through a whole lot of PDFs on an external disk

I do have one Tera of Texts (mostly PDF) which is really really much (something like 100'000 documents). They are on an external USB3 and, of course, spotlight-indexed. When I look by text search ...
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How to solve the problem of not being able to highlight particular text in PDF and ebooks?

Short question: in some cases, you cannot highlight some text in a PDF using Preview, because it seems some "structures" is overlapping the text, so if you highlight a line or a few words, all the ...
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Preview seems to have corrupted PDF and lost all text and arrow annotations

I have used Preview to create a number of annotations for a PDF file. The annotations are a mix of boxes, ovals, text, arrows, etc… Upon exiting and reopening Preview, it seems to have lost the ...
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AppleScript Save As Dialog in Safari Reader Save As PDF

I have an AppleScript to open move a Safari webpage into Reader view and then to Save As a PDF. I would like it to Save As the PDF with default filename, but always in the same specific location. I'm ...
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Large PDF's not opening in IOS mail

We have an issue where our users are experiencing problems when opening large PDF's, typically over 2MB in size with iOS Mail. The attachment will download but when opening displays a black screen, ...
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How to print onto virtual letter paper which exists as PDF?

How to print onto virtual letter paper which exists as PDF? New to the Mac OS X world and with MACs. From the windows world I have a virtual letter paper with my e.g. logo, headers, footers existing ...
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Sync Notes between preview.app and pdf-reader ipad

I use preview.app on Mac el captain, and I use Dropbox to share PDFs between Mac and iPad. I'd like to have the same notes that I take on pdf with Mac and viceversa. Which programs I have to use ?
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Automator: extract PDF text and save in current directory

I've made an Automator service for extracting PDF text and saving it in the current directory, and it works reasonably well. It takes one or several PDF files, extracts the text, and saves it as ...
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Highlighting in Preview not visible in other software

Is there a way to make highlighting done in Preview visible in other software? In particular interested in whether it can be seen in Adobe Reader. Really would like to avoid installing Adobe as it ...
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Search text annotations in Mac Preview

I've added text annotations to a pdf with Tools > Annotate > Text. I'd like to search the text for a specific word, like 'Todo'. Unfortunately, doing a cmd+F to search for this text doesn't ...
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Mobile Safari - Always download .pdf links in native viewer, not in-page

Wonder if this is possible? Seems to be possible on desktop Safari as referenced in How make Safari download PDF files instead of opening them in-page? Is a similar change possible on Mobile safari? ...
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC / Acrobat Pro Data Submission TLS Issues

This question is somewhat related to this one (http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/201310/how-to-activate-tls-1-0-in-adobe-acrobat-on-mac), as I've seen the same behavior in both Adobe Reader DC ...
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Are all installations of OS X (10.8+) Case Insensitive (by default)?

I'm going to be getting a refurbished machine and rather than keep my current OS (10.6.8), I need to upgrade to at least 10.8, in order to be able to communicate with devices that use iOS 9 (since you ...
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Foxit OS X : cannot move window up

I like the OS X version of Foxit pdf reader, but I am facing one annoying bug: most of the time I am unable to move the Foxit window up on the screen. It is as if there was a "celling" at the top of ...
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Working with attachments **to** a PDF file in Preview

I've got a PDF that has something else (actually, another PDF) as an attachment. Like most Mac users I use Preview by default to view PDFs, and Preview gives no indication that I can find that there ...
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How to clean uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

Having to fill a government document I was suggested to install the last version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC on my Mac (10.10.4). I downloaded version 2015.009.20069 from Adobe server. This software ...
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Aggregate highlights from PDF?

Is there an app that I can use to highlight blocks of text in a PDF and then export the highlights - pretty much the same thing as iBooks does with EPUB?
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El Capitan Preview PDF highlighter yellow color changed

I originally upgraded from OS X Mavericks to El Capitan, and when I edit PDF files, my default highlighter is the bright yellow color (bottom example of the image). However, recently, after I changed ...
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Problems saving edited PDFs stored in iBooks library

I am using iBooks 1.3 on OS x 10.11.1. My iBooks library consists mostly of some PDF textbooks, which I hadn't looked at for a while. Now I opened one of them again, in Preview, and highlighted a few ...
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Automator PDF contact sheet not using all images

I've used Automator to create a service that creates all selected images into a contact sheet. For some reason, the service doesn't want to use all the images; I have a selection of 42 images but only ...
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Convert PDF images to PNG using Automator

I want to convert a bunch of PDF images to PNG images. How do I tell Automator to resize the final images to a specified size (in pixels) like 100x100? Automator is also adding a number to the end of ...
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Disable automatic “ligature” handling in PDF/Preview on El Capitan

I may have found a serious bug in EC... As a college student I frequently need to copy and paste short passages out of PDF documents into other documents (e.g. for quoting). Previously, on Yosemite, ...
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Shortcut to open just saved PDF in Preview

I find myself often having to search for a PDF I just created to open it in Preview. This waste of time is begging for automation, though can't figure out how to do this in Keyboard Maestro, for ...
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How do I get Automator actions for Microsoft Powerpoint and Word?

I'm trying to set up Automator with a folder action to convert any Powerpoint or Word documents I drag into it to PDFs. I found this question: How do I script Powerpoint to save a directory of PPTX ...
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Preview looks cleaner when changing page

I was reading a pdf document in full screen mode with preview (MBP mid-2009 with El Capitan) and I've noticed something wired : the document is prettier right when I'm scrolling pages. Is this a ...
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Save web page as PDF and keep hyperlinks

I am having an issue with Safari. I want to be able to save web pages as PDFs and keep the hyperlinks in the PDF file, however Safari doesn't do this for some reason. It works on all my colleagues ...
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Word 2016 for Mac is truncating the PDF page

When I try to "Save as PDF" a single-page, 8.5" x 14" Microsoft Word 2016 document, it's cutting off the edge. Does anyone know how to resolve this? It almost seems as if 8.5" x 11" (standard letter ...
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Move file to pre-selected folder in Preview

I have the following problem when saving PDFs in Preview from Safari: normally, one can choose the folder to move the document clicking the titlebar (my preferred method). After opening a PDF Preview ...
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Preview freezes whenever I try to edit and save a pdf

Preview always freezes (beachball) whenever I try to modify and save a .pdf. I've tried resetting the preferences for Preview (as per Preview hangs when opening any image or pdf) and have also tried ...
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PDFs showing blank pages in all apps on El Capitan

Hey I'm having an issue where if I open PDFs then sometimes the last few pages are just totally blank. Then sometimes it doesn't display any of the pages at all, and sometimes it works fine. I can't ...
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How can I make Keynote print my arrowheads?

I have a Keynote presentation with a black background. When I print to PDF without backgrounds, 4 slides per page, the arrows (white on the original, black on print) lose their heads. Is there a fix ...
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Batch convert Power Point files to PDF in Mac

I'm looking for a way to batch convert PPT files to PDF for school. I've found that it's very easy to annotate and browse PDF files, and I'd like to be able to easily convert all of the powerpoint ...
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Is there a PDF annotation application for OS X that doesn't suck?

I am starting to hate OS X. I've tried many PDF applications to read and annotate PDF documents. Skim was good until OS X El Captain. It became useless for annotation (by annotation, I mean drawing ...
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Sorting iBooks PDFs and eBooks

I purchased an iPad mini 2 not too long ago with the intention of using it as an eReader for the various PDFs that I own. After uploading content to my iPad I tried to sort the content into different ...
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Unable to print in reverse order in Yosemite. How to fix?

I used to manually print two-sided documents. This way, I firstly would print only odd pages in normal order, then flip printed pages in printer (all at once), reload them and then print only even ...
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Convert XPS to PDF

I have been given an XPS file which seems to be readily opened only on Windows based machines. I was under the impression that I could use Acrobat Pro to convert the file to PDF, but it doesn't seem ...
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Sort Saved Searches by 'Name' and Downloads folder by 'Date Added' in Yosemite Finder

I have a bunch of saved file searches in my Finder sidebar. I want them sorted by Name (they are all journal article PDFs which start with author names). However, I want my Downloads folder sorted by ...
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Precautions to prevent iPhone virus from attachment

In a momentary lapse of sanity, I opened up an attachment (a .pdf) from an unknown email address (the domain doesn't seem to be a website) in the gmail app on my iPhone 5. Realizing that there was a ...