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Shell command to count pages in a PDF (other than pdftk)?

I have been using this to get a page count of PDFs in shell scripts in OS X: pdftk "$i" dump_data | grep NumberOfPages | awk '{print $2}' | tr -dc '[0-9]' (where $i is the PDF filename) However, ...
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PDF reader for Mac: stripping white background

I'm in search of a PDF reader capable of stripping the white background of a pdf page and applying a theme in place of it. For example, I use Ibouquiniste on my iOS devices: it has the capability of ...
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How to add a text/input field into PDF on Mac

I have a PDF form where some manager should write down the relevant data. I want to add an text/input field to this PDF file to simplify this process - now it is just printed lines to fill by ...
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How to set default scanner settings in Adobe Acrobat dialog?

After installing a Canon MF-220 series printer/scanner/fax, when I go to create PDF from scanner in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on Mac OSX Yosemite, I get a dialog that defaults to Text, 25 dpi, and A4 that ...
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Is there a way to redirect myself on a pdf document opened with Safari?

I have a new Mac and I use Safari. I was wondering if there is a way to adjust Safari/Pages/whatever when I open a pdf document as a new tab such that when I hyperlink within the documents contents I ...
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How to generate a (valid) PDF with “a2ps foo.txt”?

I installed a2ps on Mac OS X 10.10.4 via brew. My ~/.a2psrc contains Options: --medium=Letter -P pdf. But when I do a2ps foo.txt no PDF file is generated (this used to work on Ubuntu/Debian Linux). ...
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Read PDF (book) partly on mac partly on iphone and ipad, tracking most recently read page

What I want to do is pretty simple: I have a PDF I'm reading on my mac and later on I want to pick up reading where I left off on an iPad or iPhone, then continue again on the mac. Nearest I can get ...
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Is there a way to disable smoothing in Preview when in free hand mode?

I'm using a Wacom tablet and want to add handwriting to a PDF document. I go into freehand mode and my writing keeps getting auto converted to shapes due to the auto smoothing. It's quite annoying. ...
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Preview disables clickable links in PDF files

When a Mac Preview user sees a link in the PDF and tries to click it nothing happens, although the mouse cursor changes indicating that the link is clickable. Users using other applications than Mac ...
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pdf viewer for yosemite

I have used several pdf viewers including Adobe's but they don't have full screen support with green button(pdf on another screen). Even if I do full screen then I can't view two pages in split mode ...
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Exponential PDF File Size in Preview

I have word document (.docx on a mac) at 3.4 MB. When I save it to PDF it becomes a whomping 90 MB. I can't make it smaller and I can't figure out why it's happening. Here are the details: I've ...
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Pdf viewer in Mac with `fit content'

I am desperately looking for a Pdf viewer which can show the pdf without any margins, that would help me a lot in viewing two pdfs simultaneously. Thanks.
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How to move pdf from iBooks to another app like Photos on iPad?

there was this pdf file i wanted to originally take off Safari into my iPad, and the only way to do that seemed to be saving it in iBooks. But after that, is there a way to export the pdf from iBooks ...
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Where is Preview storing the data to reopen a PDF at the last page ? OS X Lion

I can see how to turn this behavior off in a previous question at How to set Preview to start on the last viewed page? But what file is/was storing this persistent data about the last page read of a ...
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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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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 ...