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Maintaining zoom to page width in Preview (or any other viewer) for documents with landscape and portrait pages

Whenever opening PDFs in Preview my preference is to set the zoom to the page width. This setting does not perform if the document contains landscape and portrait pages. The Preview adjusts zoom to ...
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I am looking for a PDF reader in Mac which satisfies :

Support tabbed Can restore after close the app (restore both opened PDF files and jump to the last page view) Leightweight Free PDF Reader X is quite good, but unfortunately the free version only ...
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Prevent a force quit program from opening the windows again in Yosemite [duplicate]

I've been using the Preview app to read some pdfs. Yesterday, I opened a dozen of them, and after using the search function in one big document, the whole app froze. I force quit, but now, every time ...
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Why is the pdf performance on iPad Air better than on a MacBook Pro? [closed]

I have an iPad Air on which I use GoodReader to view PDF files and everything is nice and smooth. Viewing the same pdf files on my 2013 Retina Macbook Pro I can not get smooth scrolling for large ...
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Embedded video in pdf file doesn't work in Preview

I worked with LaTeX and I created a pdf document that contains some embedded videos. The videos pop up when I click on them and this functionality works just find in Adobe Reader. But when I try to do ...
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Accurate PDF reproduction of rendered web page

Earlier today I wanted to save a website page for archival purposes and I immediately thought of the excellent webkit2png python script. It does work quite well, and the result is cross platform, ...
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Why does preview change the ctime of a pdf, and how can I disable it?

When I open a file in Preview, preview updates the ctime of the file. This seems to only happen once however, and as far as I can tell, nothing other than the ctime is changing. This is very ...
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how can I trust website that telling me I have viruses or malware. [duplicate]

This is the website telling me that I have virus. Is it true? If it not, what happened to my iPad. Before, someone download a lot of PDFs, it a book, studying book, many other. Few day later I got 8 ...
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How can deleting pages from a PDF result in an increase in file size? [duplicate]

I routinely scan pages to PDFs and then use Abbey FineReader to run OCR on those PDFs, creating a new PDF which contains both the original images (further compressed) as well as the recognized text in ...
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No PDF app showing equations properly

I have a PDF of a Ph.D. thesis in mechanical engineering, so there are lots of equations. No PDF app that I've tried on OS X (Preview.app,Adobe Reader, Skim, PDFPen) can show the equations properly; ...
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Drawings on books purchased with iBooks

Say I buy a book using iBooks (OS X Yosemite on a MacBook Pro). Using iBooks, I can highlight text and add notes. What about drawing shapes? e.g. circles, squares, arrows, etc. If this is not ...
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Can't add PDFs to iPad Air without losing ones already there

I added some PDFs from iTunes to my iPad and the ones already on it disappeared. When I tried to sync them back, I get the message they weren't transferred because they cannot be found. They are all ...
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Reverse sync PDF files from iPad

I copied some PDF files from my Windows machine to my iPad via iTunes. I accidentally deleted one PDF from my PC and I would like to copy it back from my iPad. How to do it? The problem is that the ...
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iOS view PDF at actual size

I'm looking for an app to view PDF's at their actual size. iBooks gives you no information about the zoom level it is using. The built in drop box pdf viewer is the same, as are all the other pdf ...
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Is it possible to sort pdf windows in another order in Preview?

I noticed that when I upgraded to Mac OS X Yosemite the order of the opened pdf files in the Window menu of Preview now is in alphabetic order. However, it used to be in the order they were opened (If ...
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Preview Version 8.0 (859.21) How to extract images from PDF

I have found that there was an option to extract images from PDFs via "Save to iPhoto" option of Preview. Unfortunately, I don't see this option in Version 8.0 (859.21). Is there still an option to ...
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Multi-view PDF reader (support for multiple screen views)

I have two screens connected to my mac, and I would like to see different pages of the same PDF on each screen. Does Preview support this? If not, what alternatives do I have in OS X?
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writing a service that takes selected text and searches a pdf file

I'm trying to write an automator script that will take the selected text and search a predetermined pdf file for the selected text and display it. this is what i currently have and it doesn't work
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Preview.app Very Slow To Save Highlights on PDF (rMBP, OS X 10.10.3)

I have scanned a textbook into PDF. The file is 725 pages and 1.73 GB large. It is mostly text but there are a few images per page. Now that the book is scanned in, OCR'd (SearchScan exact), and ...
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How to upload pdf or, docs in safari or any popular browser in iOS?

I was just stunned today, when I just discovered that I cannot upload my resume either in pdf/doc while applying for a job. All I have access to is Photos, which is my photos and videos repository. ...
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Photoshop CC not responding when opening a 2MB PDF file

There's a Mac on my job that recently got installed Adobe CC. I, myself, haven't used CC before, always CS6 so I don't know about the common errors, bugs, crashes or fixes. Moreover, I'm not a ...
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Adobe Acrobat - poor tool bar layout

I would like to know if: it's possible to configure Adobe Acrobat so the tool bar is show in one line, as the present arrangement wastes a lot space. Remove create and cloud buttons that I never use ...
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Getting the Mac to read PDF files aloud

I tried previous suggestion to have my MacBook to read PDFs with speech. I tried Edit -> start speaking in Preview. I also tried the regular way of of using a shortcut key preset in System Preferences ...
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Images from PDF to presentation: low quality

I have a PDF that has some embedded images, and for some reason I'm not able to extract them with wondershare PDF editor (they're not even seen as images). So I tried to make a screenshot with ...
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How to prevent OSX Mail PDF export to split sentences (horizontally) at the end of the page?

When I export an email to a .pdf file in Mac OSX 10.9.5 it often splits sentences horizontally: This also happens with images. Is there a way to prevent this (e.g. to push the last sentence to the ...
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Change to Chrome behavior for pinching to zoom in PDFs

Recently, I've found that when using the pinch-to-zoom motion with the trackpad while reading a PDF in Chrome, I no longer get the preferred behavior: Chrome's zoom ticking up discretely by 25% or so. ...
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Streaks in PDF when using preview

When opening a PDF in preview there often are streaks like this: Does anybody have an idea where this is coming from?
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Change font size for PDF Text Annotation in Preview

This should be dead simple: how to customize the font including face, style and modifications. But those configurations are nowhere to be seen. So ... where is this hidden Preview/pdf toolbar / ...
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Script/Workflow: Select item, print, save as PDF, name sequentially, down arrow to next item

Yet again I have a task to do that would be great to automate. Yet after searching for examples that are even close I am nowhere. Here is what I am trying to do: First I Perform a search by specific ...
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App for writing with Wacom Tablet (like windows Journal)

Sorry for my poor english. Hello, I am a mathematical teacher and I have been trying to solve my problem for days and I hope here I will find a solution. I own a Wacom Intuos Pro A4 Graphic Tablet ...
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Is it possible to tilt pdf in Preview?

as you know we mostly forgot pdf applications other than Preview, yet it may not came handy for every task. I have scanned some documents recently and need to tilt them only a few degrees right or ...
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Universal print extension for FF on Mac doesn't work anymore?

I want to print few tabs into pdf file\s. I downloaded Universal Print for firefox and then I would print with "Cups-pdf" or "pdfWriter" applications for Mac. It used to work, but today it prints ...
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Should I reinstall the operating system on Mac Book Pro if I get lots of crashes?

I'm running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 on my Mac Book Pro Retina 15" early 2013 and find that starting back around Mavericks, my Adobe Acrobat Pro X and now XI crashes frequently. Sometimes with Yosemite, ...
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Applescript (PDF to iTunes): How to extract and/or write metadata with special characters? Help please :-)

INTRODUCTION Hello there, Like always, I want to put in front that I'm not a script expert. I'm not even a basic coder. I just try to learn, little by little about coding when I have these ...
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DPI of Pages 5.5 PDFs exports

My printer wants me to submit 300 dpi PDFs and use a CMYK profile. Is the "best" PDF export setting for Pages 5.5 300 dpi? And how do I find a CMYK profile on Photoshop Elements or iPhoto? I seem to ...
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How to get Apples Human Interface Guidelines as pdf (latest version 2015)?

I have been trying to download Apple HIG in PDF, only thing I found was Apple HIG documentation which just gives me an ePub file for iBooks. Things I've (unsuccessfully) tried: share/export from ...
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Is it possible to rotate in Preview without advancing to the next page?

I have a slight annoyance with rotating pages 180 degrees in Preview. The next page is selected automatically after rotating either left or right (90 degrees). This behavior adds a step. Is there a ...
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Preview and pdf annotation opacity

I'm running into issues with Preview on 10.10.2 and annotation opacities. Preview seems to not honor opacities set by other programs, and clears all annotation opacities in a file when saving a new ...
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Changing one Preview annotation changes another

Every year when I go to do my taxes, I use the Annotate feature in Preview to quickly fill in my forms. I like to drag all of my forms into one document via the thumbnail view. Unfortunately, it ...
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Following PDF links on an iPad 2

I've bought a PDF file with links to contents and other sections of the document. It works fine on my iMac, but will not navigate to links on my iPad 2. I've tried iBooks, Kobo, Kindle, Adobe Reader ...
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Applescript: Help to extract PDF “Author” metadata and set it in iTunes Author field

Using other applescript as template, I've been trying to modify this particular one to do the following task: Extract "Author" tag from a PDF file and write it automatically in the iTunes12 "Author" ...
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Email pdf to PC and the attachment does not show on PC

When i email files (usually PDF ) files many of my recipients on PCs do not see the attachment. Iphones and ipads no problem. I have seen where i must put the attachment at the end of a msg, and make ...
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How can I see a url link inside a PDF file opened in Safari or in Preview without open that link?

I've got a PDF file with an Image inside that has a url link to a page. I need to see that link without opening it. I expect to see this link when I move the mouse on the image, but I can't see it ...
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Why does this PDF does not appear properly in iOS?

This PDF uses the embedded fonts Graphik-Regular and Graphik-Medium. When viewed in various readers on OS X, Windows, Android, Acrobat, the font appears correctly. When viewed in iOS, the Graphik ...
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How can I search the contents of PDF email attachments that are backed up to Time Machine?

So I have quite a specific situation where I need to dig out an old email I have backed up to Time Machine, but I can't remember when I received it. Could be anywhere between 6 months to 1 year ago. ...
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PDF form is missing information entered on a Windows PC

I have a 3rd party form which has a lot of fields to be filled in. I started entering the information on a Windows PC and saved it to Dropbox. When I open the form in Apple Preview on my OS X Yosemite ...
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How to use Numbers to generate pdf on a web server and then email it out?

I have an issue. My client loved the report I generated using Numbers on Mavericks OS X. The bad news is that the data is being processed on a ubuntu machine running python and django. I want to ...
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Cannot open PDF in iBooks on Mac

on MacI sync my PDF files normally between my Mac and my iPhone and iPad. Bookmarks and resume options are working between iOS devices for epubs. However, no PDF can be opened in iBooks on Mac — it ...
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Is there better third-party scanner software for OS X than Preview?

I'm not overly happy with the UI for interfacing with the scanner on my Epson WF-3250 series scanner that's provided by the latest Preview that comes with OS X 10.10. It's clunky and awkward, crashes ...
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Saving a pending print job as PDF

I printed an important receipt and quit Safari, only to learn the job never printed because we no longer own the network printer the computer was expecting to find. Thus, the only remaining copy of ...