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Mac app for editing PDF documents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best reader for annotating PDFs I am looking for a simple app (ideally free) for OSX that allows you to edit PDF documents, essentially providing you with the ability to ...
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How to remove page marks in pdf file with iPad viewers?

I found some of the pdf files has some page marks(or three holes I don't know the official name for the marks) as is shown: Most of the iPad pdf viewers can't recognize this to show the marks, only ...
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iWork Pages Converting to PDF

I am using a template from Pages for a document. When I convert it to PDF, it loses its style and font. I've tried exporting it as a PDF as well as printing it as a PDF. Any suggestions on how I ...
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Application for managing a pdf document library

I'm looking for an application that can help manage a library of pdf documents. I prefer open source (or just free beer), but that's not absolutely essential. I am aware of calibre and use it often ...
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is it possible to spell check PDF files?

Is it possible to spell check PDF files? In Preview.app the "Edit > Spelling & Grammar > Check Document Now (⌘;)" is disabled. I'm working on a LaTeX document in Emacs and would like to use the OS ...
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PDF rendering bug in OS X and iOS

I received a PDF by e-mail which is unreadable on my Mac (Lion 10.7.3) and on my iPhone (iOS 5.1.1) but the same PDF renders perfectly on Windows. If I use Chrome on my Mac, (which has its own built ...
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Automate PDF actions

To improve my paperless workflow, I'm looking to achieve the following, potentially using automator / applescript. I need to be able to run it using Hazel, or as a folder action (not run manually): 1)...
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View PDF on iPad from Windows 7 over WiFi

I have a home fileserver running Windows 7. I have a directory with PDF files. I want to view the PDF files on my iPad 2 over WiFi and not locally store them on the iPad. Is there any app which can ...
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Why is my Automator Print Plugin Only Running Every Other Time?

I have set up a simple Print Plugin in Automator. It renames the file, then moves the file to a particular directory. No matter how simple I make the plugin, it only triggers every other time I run ...
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How can I use the “signature” function in Preview on Mac Mini with no camera? [duplicate]

I have a Mac Mini with no attached camera. I would like to use the feature of Preview that allows you to insert a signature. This relies on taking an image of your signature using an isight/facetime/...
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How do I print a selected email to PDF using Automator?

I can't for the life of me figure out how to print a selected email to PDF using Automator. Example - iTunes invoice arrives as email text (not an attachment) and I want to save it as a PDF to a ...
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Is there a way to get iBooks to display the generic cover for my PDFs?

Most (all) of my PDF's I read on iBooks are actual novels or textbooks. Is there a way to force iBooks to use the generic book cover rather than the first page of the PDF document? I'm tired of trying ...
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Understand “Open in browser” vs “Open in Preview” for PDF files

When I click on a link to a PDF file, sometimes the PDF document opens in the Safari browser window, and sometimes it opens a new window and opens the PDF document in the Preview application. Is ...
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Setting Preview Default to Single Page

So I'm not at all impressed with the "Continuous" view in Preview, that seems to be the default way PDFs are opened. Is there a way to change the Preview.app preferences in such a way as to set "...
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AdobePDFViewerNPAPI shows up in Mission Control

When I open a PDF document in Safari and then go into Mission control, I see a window with different kinds of artifacts (e.g. horizontal black lines on a white background) and it's titled ...
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Save as PDF from Word makes pixelated PDF in Acrobat but not Preview

I have a 2 year old MBP. I'm using Word 2008 and if I create a PDF using Save As... or Print > PDF, the resulting PDF will look fantastic when viewed with Preview. However, if I open the same ...
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AppleScript to tell Adobe Reader to close a certain document

Adobe Reader has N documents open. One of them has a known filepath and title and it needs to be programmatically closed. How to go about doing this in AppleScript? Specifically, how can I: Talk to ...
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How to view a PDF at its original size?

A friend sent me a PDF with a UI mockup claiming it is 1024x768. It is, indeed: However, View > Actual Size (⌘0) zooms in so much that the PDF takes up almost all 1920x1200 screen estate that is ...
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How can I transfer annotations from a PDF to another in iPad?

I know there are a lot of ipad/pdf questions out there, but one of the things I don't see explicitly answered is the ability to transfer/merge pdf annotations from a pdf to an update pdf (only pages ...
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How to link one pdf to several others for use on iPad?

I want to use an iPad as an electronic 'Program' or Agenda for a conference. We would like to have a single document serve as the Agenda where one can open it, see the time and day of the ...
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Pages to pdf export results in a smaller page size, how can I make the page size as setup in Pages?

I have a 48 by 36 inch poster in Pages. I can see size in Page Setup. The print people want the poster as a pdf so I export it to pdf. When I open the pdf in Adobe, and look at Page Setup, it tells ...
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Preview chrashes on certain page of pgfplots manual

Howdy its quite known among TeXies that under MacOSX the pgfplots manual brings Preview down on certain pages (with a lot of 3D content). Heres the (significant part of ) the log. My question is: ...
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Toggling page views in Skim

When right-clicking on a document in skim there are two very useful options: Single Page (good for presentations) Single Page Continuous (suitable for reading) Is there a way to define a shortcut ...
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Generating a monochrome PDF file from a color PDF file

How can I generate a monochrome pdf file from a color pdf file? I have tried ImageMagick's convert, but with bad results. A direct conversion convert -monochrome file.pdf file-bw.pdf produces ...
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Precise search inside a pdf

I wanted to search inside a PDF with Adobe Acrobat Reader for MacOS (or the one built in with MacOS). I want to search, for example, for the capital letter "U". Is it possible and, if yes, how?
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What free software can I use to read any PDF file I want on my iPad?

I have some PDF files on my computer that I'd like to read on my iPad on the go. What free software can I use to read any PDF file I want? I would obviously need to transfer these PDF documents ...
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Convert .help to .pdf

I can save in .pdf just one or two pages at one time, using default Mac viewer. But I have several hundred of pages to save. Does anyone know how to do it faster?
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Keeping a PDF article's bibliography always visible

While reading an article, I like to keep the bibliography pages at the tail of the article visible at the same time as I am going through the pages of the article. Two obvious ways for doing this are ...
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Scrolling PDF documents in Safari is too sensitive?

In Safari, I use two finger dragging with my trackpad (on a MacBook) to scroll through websites. I've noticed that whenever I try viewing a PDF document, (i.e. the URL in the address bar ends with ....
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How to view Adobe Photoshop PDFs on my iPad

I'm attempting to deploy a PDF I created in Photoshop on my iPad using the PDF Pro app. When I view a text PDF, everything works flawlessly - however, when I put my image-loaded PDF on the device, it ...
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iPhone save PDF file and view it

I have a PDF file on my Mac and I want to copy it into my iPhone and then read it. How can I do that? I already tried to plug the iPhone cable into my Mac, but it seems Finder doesn't let me save a ...
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Is there a PDF reader that formats for mobile screens?

Trying to read PDF on a mobile screen is a pain, be it iBooks or Adobe Reader. Neither of the apps properly format the content for reading on the iPhone. I was wondering if there is a "Reader" feature,...
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Exporting PDF with table of contents hyperlinks in Microsoft Word 2011?

When I save a document in Word 2011 to PDF, the hyperlinks in the documents' table of contents and other cross-reference links aren't clickable. That is in the PDF document when I click on a table of ...
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Select font when converting .txt to .pdf from command line

I often need to convert text files to PDF from the command line. I currently use enscript, a2pdf, cupsfilter, etc. The feature I'm missing is the ability to use an OS X font instead of one of the "...
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Preview zooms view when moving document from laptop screen to external monitor

In Preview, when I drag a PDF document from my laptop screen to an external monitor, Preview zooms in the view by a large amount--enough that I have to click the "minus" button a couple of times to ...
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US Letter or A4 PDF - which is better for iPad?

I am given the option to download a US Letter or A4 formatted PDF - Which fits the iPad screen better?
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What's the best way to place 4 pictures on a A4 sheet using the mac?

What's the best way to place 4 pictures on a A4 sheet using the mac ? (or iPad / iPhone) ? I need to create a pdf. iPhoto seems not to have such functionality. I would like to know if there is an ...
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Automator PDF text to Spoken Audio file: What's wrong with this script?

I have pages of PDF notes which I want converted to spoken audio to aid revision. There are several suggested workflows online, but I'm still not getting the results I want. I used this model from ...
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How does the new iPad's A5X graphics processor affect PDF rendering speed?

How much, if any, has the new iPad has gained in PDF rendering speed with the A5X processor (quad-core graphics)?
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Which iPad PDF viewers (annotators, readers, whatevers) give a faithful rendering?

I got a bit of a surprise when viewing a PDF today. I'd originally looked at it on my iPad in Safari. Then I looked at it later on my Linux machine using xpdf. It looked ... different. Here are ...
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OSX Preview: is able to display DRM protected PDF files? (mainly concerned about Adobe DRM)

I would like to know if the Preview application (last release) is able to open PDF files that are DRM protected, for example by Adobe DRM system.
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What iPad app will allow me to present .PDFs or .PPTs that include OTF (and other) fonts?

I do quite a bit of presenting using the iPad as a presentation tool, but I am a PC user. I have always created my slides in PowerPoint, converted to PDF and presented using GoodReader. I have done ...
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Can I print to PDF with my iPad?

The missing print to PDF feature on iPad (like that of Mac OS X) has been written about in a couple places on the web, but they all reference iPad apps that are no longer present in the App Store. Is ...
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Can I efficiently make a pdf out of 10 jpeg images? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I combine two or more images to get a single pdf file? In Lion, how can I efficiently combine 10 jpeg files into a single pdf in which each image is a page? I have ...
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MS Word rendering problem with Apple products?

I created the Word 2010 file and then converted it to PDF in Windows. I recently tried to open this PDF file on my iPhone, the problem is only the cover page which iPhone renders quite horribly (there ...
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How can I make a standalone app for one PDF book?

I've seen many books or magazines as standalone apps. You download them from the app store as one single app. When you open it, it's just like reading a book or magazine and you can turn the page and ...
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Disabling Schubert's PDF Browser plugin on Safari

I use Safari and Firefox. To be able to view PDFs on Firefox on the fly, I use the Schubert's PDF viewer. But, I would like to block it from loading my PDFs on Safari. I like Safari's way of handling ...
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Any application that can split scanned PDF's on an iPad?

Are there any iPad PDF apps that either automatically or manually can split scanned PDF's into multiple pages? At school, I receive many scanned PDFs that have 2 physical pages per PDF page, which ...
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How to copy and paste Javascript code from a PDF file to a texteditor (Textmate or Sublime Text)

Everytime, I want to copy and paste one Javascript code example from a book (in a pdf version) to Sublime Text or Textmate, any " " become “ ” >> the code doesn't work. Is there any way to fix this ?...
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PDF metadata editor for iOS

I have several PDF ebooks in my iBooks. Some of them have their titles & authors visible. Some only displayed as "untitled". Is there any PDF metadata editor for iPad?