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OneNote Print to Pdf

Is there a way to print to a pdf in the print dialog and send it to OneNote 2016? This is very easily done with Evernote. It's the one feature that has given me pause on switching from Evernote to ...
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Pages 5: Clickable Table of Contents in pdf

I have a pdf exported from a Pages document, and I want to be able to click a section in the Table of Contents to scroll to that section. Is this possible to achieve in Pages? Thanks
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PDF presentation app for iPhone

I am searching for an app to present PDF files on an external monitor (via the Lightning to VGA adapter) from an iPhone. The app should provide similar capabilities as PDF Expert's presenter mode ...
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Hacking Preview in Mac OS X

For certain PDFs with graphics split over two pages, it is best to view them side-by-side. Apple's Preview app lets me view two pages side-by-side. This is great! The only problem is that it's off ...
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Automator PDF workflow should keep Acrobat cropping

I export pages from a PDF and crop them in Acrobat. The files are fairly large, so I resave them in Preview. With the Quartz filter Reduce File Size it gives me better quality than Acrobat's own ...
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how can I import figures from a pdf into a power point slide?

I have tried importing from a PDF, and using the insert tool. I tried copy and paste, I also tried converting the pdf to pptx then importing it. Each time, the figure is missing, and the caption is ...
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Transfer PDFs stored in iBooks to a PC

On my iPhone I selected approx 20 images and chose the 'Save PDF to iBooks' option. This worked fine and I can see the PDF in iBooks. I now want to transfer the PDF to my PC. The iBooks app only ...
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Edit / Amended a previously annotated image in preview.

I really like the annotation tool in preview, but when i annotate a jpg or png image and save it all the annotations get flattened into the image and cant be amended. Im aware that if you annotate a ...
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Convert document to PDF from right-click context menu

Sometimes I have doc and txt files that I need to convert to PDF. It'd be great if I didn't have to open an application to convert the item to PDF. Is there some way to add a convert/print to PDF ...
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prevent preview.app from automatically starting slideshow when switching to fullscreen view

I read a lot of PDF files in preview. Whenever I open a file, switch to fullscreen to have a view in which I can focus on reading the PDF without being distracted, after 5 seconds, preview.app goes to ...
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Preview - See how often a search term is found in a pdf

When I'm searching for a term in a pdf, Preview shows me on how many pages that term is found, and in the sidebar how often that term is found on which page. But it doesn't tell me how often that ...
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PDF files I download have their extensions changed automatically

So my problem is two fold: Any PDF file I download has the .lspdf extension appended to it automatically, and renaming them manually is a nuisance. The download button in the safari pdf viewer does ...
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Preview.app opens new PDFs to page 2

Whenever I open a new multi-page PDF in Preview.app, it opens to the second page. Obviously, it would make sense and I would prefer if it started on page one. This is not related to the "Start on last ...
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Insert vector-based PDF to Powerpoint WITHOUT loosing resolution

It seems there is no solution for inserting a vector-based figure (e.g. PDF) into MS Office (Word and Powerpoint). Someone suggest to convert into a high-resolution image first, e.g. this oneand this ...
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Make OS X El Capitan disregard app security settings for pdfs

For some reason OS X El Capitan identifies pdf files as possible applications and wants to apply the app security settings to these. Both "Open" and dragging and dropping onto the Dock icon activates ...
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How can I duplicate a pdf page without doubling the file size?

I have a large single page PDF file of a poster that is 200 megs. How can I duplicate the page nine times (so it's a 10 page PDF) without increasing the file size to 2,000 megs? Basically what I want ...
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Edit (colorized) terminal output before printing?

A very similar question has already been asked on SuperUser but none of the answers works satisfactorily for me. I can actually get almost what I want by simply: Running the Terminal for the whole ...
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How can I combine multiple PDFs using the command line?

Is there a quick one-liner to combine multiple pdfs into one? I know it can be done using Preview.app
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Automate printing with options?

I am trying to print a file (a pdf), without intervention. Not Automator specific, I can deal with applescript or terminal or whatever. The specifics of what I want are: Print to specific Printer ...
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Save pdf from sender in Mail.app to folder with applescript

Trying to find out how to save email attachments like a pdf to a folder and can't figure out what I'm missing using the following. Any ideas? using terms from application "Mail" on perform mail ...
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Transferring annotations made on a PDF in Preview to another PDF

I have many PDF's that I have annotated in Preview.app and want to transfer them to an updated version of the PDF. For the most part they should have the same number of pages in each PDF. I have an ...
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Breaking links in PDF files when splitting into multiple PDFs in Preview

I made a pdf (with latex if this matters) with links between different sections. Then I broke this pdf into different chapters in Preview (v8.1 in OS 10.11.2) by making new copies and deleting other ...
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How do i use iBooks or an alternative app across my devices for PDF annotations

I've never been able to get this to work so must be doing something wrong. I'm trying to read this PDF(The link is at the bottom of the page) and be able to add notes on my iPad say, but then be able ...
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Unable to Adjust Size for pdf in Preview

As shown in the screenshot the "Adjust Size" is disabled for the given pdf. So how do we reduce the size of a pdf in preview (or even skim?)
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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 ...