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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?
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How can I get PDFs to open in-browser in Safari 5.1

Basically the exact opposite of this existing question How do I disable inline PDFs in Safari 5.1?. I need to view my PDFs in-line, and with Safari 5.1 it's no longer working on either OSX 10.6 or ...
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Viewing a PDF with links on iPad

Are there any (hopefully free) iPad apps for viewing PDFs containing links? For instance, I have a long PDF with a table of contents in the beginning containing links to later parts of the PDF. These ...
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Restore PDF to Evernote service in Lion

Anyone knows how to restore the print PDF to Evernote in Lion 10.7.2?
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How can I read a pdf with Firefox 5?

I'd like to upgrade Firefox to the new version but I don't know if I'll still be able to read pdf on it with this this plugin. Is there another way ?
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How do I make Firefox open a PDF in a tab instead of downloading it?

I find it really annoying, that firefox on my Mac (OS X Lion) automatically downloads a pdf instead of viewing it in a tab. On Windows this works flawless. But why is it not working on the Mac? Is ...
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iPad/iPad2 - PDF page rendering speed

I would like to know how long (in milliseconds) does it take for the iPad/iPad2 to render a PDF page. Every page and every PDF are different, of course. I am interested in average figures if you have ...
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PDF rendering - how much is iPad2 faster than iPad?

I read that iPad2 graphics is faster than iPad. I would like to know how much is iPad2 faster than iPad at PDF rendering.
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How to disable Preview from opening up the last couple items viewed? osx lion

When I download a PDF and open it in Preview on OS X Lion, Preview opens the last couple documents that I viewed. It seems to arbitrarily open anywhere from the last document to the last x documents. ...
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Are there Mac tools for checking PDF and image files for problems?

Are there any Mac tools for checking pdf and image files for encapsulated malware, exploits, or other potentially suspicious stuff? If I email these files to myself on some online account, which ...
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Why are Firefox and Safari having problems with certain PDF files on the web?

I'm having fits with a certain web PDF document using both Firefox and Safari. Basically the document in question doesn't consist of one big pdf file; rather it consists of a bunch (20 or so) smaller ...
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“Save as PDF…” in Safari submenu

Is it possible to place the "Save as PDF…" button from the print menu underneath the "Print…" button in the "File/print…" menu in safari?
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PDF annotation tools for the iPad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iPad PDF Reader with annotation support? I'm considering purchasing a PDF annotation app for the iPad; mostly something that allows me to highlight, add handwritten and ...
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How can I change the resolution of a PDF

I have scanned a document into a PDF at 300dpi. The document file is larger than I would like. Is there a simple way to down-sample the document so that it has a lower resolution? Or do I just need ...
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Do the “Print to PDF” / “Save to PDF” options embed fonts in the PDF file?

Specifically: When doing this within the MS Office suite (Powerpoint, Word etc.), does the font get embedded within the PDF? Does Preview.app embed fonts when “Saving as PDF”? If I’m generating the ...
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Why can't some images in the pdf be viewed on iBook of iPad or iPod Touch?

I have iPod Touch and iPad (version 1). I noticed some images on pdf cannot be viewed on the iBook. Why? Edit The following are my pdf ebooks that cannot be viewed by iBook: Pro ASP.NET MVC 2 ...
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Convert PDF to something editable without losing all formatting

I am aware of solutions that allow one to extract text from a pdf file. Are there any practical solutions on the Mac to extract rich text and layout from a PDF, or somehow convert a PDF into some ...
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How can I download a webpage to a PDF in Terminal?

I am trying to find a way to download an URL and convert it into a PDF. I have found lots of suggestions on how to turn PDFs into HTML or HTML into PDFs, but that's not the same as what I want to do. ...
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Whispersync-like experience for PDF or TXT files?

When I start reading a PDF or TXT on my Mac and continue reading it on my iPhone, I have to waste time looking for exact place where I stopped reading on my Mac before continuing to read on my iPhone. ...
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App for eye-friendly eBook reading on iMac or MacBook?

Is there any program that allows a user to read eBooks or PDFs in a way that does not bother the eyes, pretty much like what Kindle does? Maybe by reducing the illumination of the monitor and using ...
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On iPhone/iPad, can you view a PDF sync'd in iTunes?

A podcast I subscribe to has mp3 files and PDF files side-by-side. They all sync together into iTunes. On the Mac, in iTunes, I can double-click on either and hear (mp3) or read (PDF) what's inside. ...
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Open PDF using Google Chrome

I like the fact that I can use Google's built in PDF viewer instead of a separate application (Adobe Acrobat). Normally I would open a Finder Window with the PDF and drag it to a tab on Google Chrome ...
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Is the iPad 2 any better at handling large PDFs than the original iPad was?

We know that iPad 2 performance is higher than the performance of the original iPad (Safari, Games, etc). But whether iPad 2 user experience is better in opening and reading heavy-weight PDFs than ...
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Why does iPad show a weird effect on some PDF images?

I noticed some PDF documents viewed on iPad (either version 1 or 2) show a weird effect as follows. There are thin lines distracting the image. You can see the details on YouTube: Weird image shown ...
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Create PDF from tall images (Automator?)

I have a number of images that are 8.5" wide, but very long (around 40" tall) and I want to create a standard multi-paged 8.5" x 11" PDF document from all of the images. The problem is that the PDF ...
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preview merges pdf and result in huge file size?

I used preview to merge 5 pdf files, of total size of 800k. All pdf have no graphs. However the resulting file size is 10MB... I then tried Acrobat, under similar simple method I got a combined pdf ...
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What are the secret options of the pdf convert tool from OS X?

I recently discovered the /System/Library/Printers/Libraries/convert tool that is able to convert HTML, DOC, ... to PDF. It works great but it has some optional arguments that are not documented: -a ...
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Crop multiple pages in a pdf file

I can use Preview app to select a region and crop a page. Can I do the same cropping for a whole pages in pdf? Are there tools (commercial or free) available for it?
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PDF export from Pages document

Here is the dilemma that I'm having with the PDF export on Apple Pages. When I export my Apple Pages document into PDF and open it in any PDF viewer (let's just say Preview) then I don't get the TOC ...
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Converting HTML to PDF using convert utility in Mac OS X

I'm trying to convert a bunch of HTML files into PDF files. I'm looking for an automated solution so that i don't have to open each HTML file individually and convert it to PDF. In Mac OSX, convert ...
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Can I copy the PDFs I have on my Mac to the iPad?

Can I copy the PDFs I have on my Mac to the iPad ? I want to download them from example from Google Scholar with the Mac (or iPad) and then read them on the iPad.
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How can I convert a pdf to a format that is compatible with iBooks

I have a pdf file, which I would like to convert to iBook compatible format, which software can I use to do this? calibre seems to be too tough to work with
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Is it possible to somehow default the OSX preview window size on open for PDF files?

I have had this bug-bare for a while where preview always opens documents too small, I'm visually impaired and want them to default to open with two options Default width to nearly 100% of screen, ...
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Opening an attached pdf file on wiki page outside of browser

I have set up a personal wiki on a localhost using drupal. I have attached pdf's that open in the browser window which is generally ok but I'd rather be able to open them in Preview so I get all the ...
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Pdfs on my ipad to my pc

I have downloaded some pdf files I need them for school but would like to read them on my PC at home. how do I get them to my PC.
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Is there an iOS PDF reader with support for PDF layers?

I was looking for a PDF Reader application which supported PDF layers (turning them on and off). Do any exist?
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How can I work with highlighted text annotations from Good Reader in Preview?

Good Reader on the iPad has two forms of annotating PDFs: You can press and hold a location, and press Note to create a note icon with an annotation. You can select text, and then press highlight. ...
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PDF Searching/Http Syncing on iPad

I have two requirements with handling PDFs on an iPad, but I can't seem to find one app that will solve the problem. I was hoping the iOS 4.2 update would address this, but it doesn't. Here are my ...
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Rotated PDF Doesn't Save State?

For some strange reason, when I rotate a PDF using the trackpad (Two finger multi-touch rotation gesture.), there's no option to save it and all changes are lost after I close it. (The save button is ...
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Removing the default author for PDFs

This is a real nit that I I'm picking :-). I save a lot of stuff from the web as PDF files. Is there any way to not have the "Save as PDF" use my name as the author of the PDF by default, other than ...