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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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mac 'Preview' cannot find pattern containing a space [on hold]

I try to search a pattern like 'partition of' in a pdf file using Preview but it cannot match anything. The Preference of Preview has no information about 'Find'. Is there a way to fix this problem ? ...
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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 ...
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Automatic punch hole removal for scanned PDFs

Does anyone know of a tool that can automatically bulk remove punch holes from scanned PDFs? It should really do its job mostly autonomously since it will be used on a few hundred pages. It should be ...
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Convert html files to one single pdf file

I have an html file with hyperlinks directing to other html files which have hyperlinks to other html files again. Is it possible to convert these html files into one single pdf file which is ...
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How to make Safari open all PDFs in-browser?

For the majority of PDFs I view in Safari, they are opened in-line, which is what I want. For example, these all open in Safari: MSP430F665x Data Sheet MCP1700 Data Sheet BAT54 /A /C /S Data Sheet ...
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Change download location of Safari PDF download button

I would like the following behaviour of the Safari PDF Download button: On clicking the PDF download button by moving the pointer to the bottom of a pdf/ps, the file is downloaded to the Downloads/ ...
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Automator service: delete last page from PDF with use of pdfsplit via bash

I would like to design a simple Automator service that would delete last page from PDF passed via finder. My proposed syntax for the Shell Script is: for f in "$@" do pages=`pdfcount "$f"` ...
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Preview/Mail printing issue

I am attempting to print PDF's (and save documents as PDF's) as close to full bleed as possible. Right now I am losing approximately 3/4" in margin left, right, top and bottom. Any way to adjust ...
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Transfer PDF from iPad to Mac without Internet

No internet access here except iPhone. Therefore, I can't download an iPad file explorer, nor email a PDF to myself. Is there another way to "reverse sync" a PDF? (Backup will NOT do it). I did ...
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Popup message in pdf form for user email and name

How to add a popup message on pdf form which will ask for name and email of user and when enter form will be sent to client email Its in Acrobat Reader. Suppose i have a pdf form in Acrobat tool and ...
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How can I bookmark the left page of a PDF in Preview?

In Preview, Command-D will allow you to bookmark the current page of the PDF for later reference. However, when viewing the PDF in two-up mode (Command-3), it will always bookmark the right-hand ...
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a PDF reader which can read notes on PDF

I am looking for a PDF reader on iPhone which can read notes on PDF. I tried Adobe Reader(see below), which does not work in this way.
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Any Pdfinfo -terminal tool in OS X?

I am trying to find any default tool in OS X by which you can see in Terminal the encodinf of a pdf file. You can do this visually by clicking info on the file. For instance, such files which have ...
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Application for manage and sync PDF collection

Unfortunately is not possible synch the PDFs files using iBook, so i'm looking for an alternative. I have a huge collection of PDF file and i work with different computers. I'm looking for an ...
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Change font style for pdf's using Preview

As shown in the screenshot there are no options for changing the font under tools. I went through all main menu options and no features for manipulating the color, size, etc are there. This should be ...
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Adding text to PDF using Adobe Reader in OS X

As can be seen from the screenshot, I have selected "Add text at cursor" and entered the desired text. But as can also be seen - there is only a tiny very narrow entry there - I can not even discern ...
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Yosemite: how to save PDF cropped by Preview

I use Preview to crop a PDF file but it says that the content outside the selection will not be deleted, i.e. they are just hidden, and when printing there do appear. How to save the cropped PDF? ...
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How to restore correct file icons when rebuilding launchservices database doesn't help?

On my Yosemite machine, PDF files are stuck displaying the Skim icon, despite the fact that I set Adobe Acrobat XI as my default PDF reader, deleted Skim and have rebuilt the LaunchServices database ...
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ibook incorrect pdf display - empty pages, missing text / after editing with Adobe Acrobat Pro

I had to make some small text changes in pdf document and now this document is not displayed correctly in iBooks. Opening in Adobe Reader on iPad is OK. Viewing on the computer is also OK. I used ...