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Disable scroll-induced antialiasing in Preview and other PDF applications

Scrolling (with two fingers on the trackpad) in Preview.app (and TeXShop.app) annoyingly blurs PDF text and I would like to disable the over-compensating anti-aliasing. I like the anti-aliasing while ...
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How to disable PDF editing in Preview app?

I am running OS X 10.10, Yosemite, and there is one feature which really annoys me. I know it must be useful for a lot of people but it's just not for me. When I open a PDF document and, by habit, I ...
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How would a Pages document end up as a series of embedded PDFs?

My grandfather has been writing a book as a Pages document, but he told me the other day that he suddenly wasn't able to edit the document. He thinks that this happened around the same time that he ...
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What OSX PDF viewers support SyncTeX?

I hope this question is not a duplicate. I use a lot of pdfLaTeX in my daily work on OSX (10.8). I've been using Skim and its SyncTeX support to preview PDFs and link forward and backward and that's ...
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How to print as PDF using Acrobat 10, when no printer is installed?

Preview or Acrobat can both print out individual pages of a PDF file, as a new PDF file containing only those pages, but I think Acrobat 10 probably can print out page 1, 10-12, and 5 -- in any order, ...
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Create a PDF with a custom page size? (Mavericks)

I'm trying to create a PDF with a custom page size. Basically, I'm converting a set of JPEGs which are exactly 5:4 dimensions into a single PDF, so I wanted to set the paper size to 8x10, so as not ...
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Is there an easy way in Mavericks to share a PDF file directly from Safari into iBooks?

Safari loads and displays .PDF files nicely. iBooks is Apple's PDF reader app for sync'd and offline access. To move files currently, I have to: right-click in Safari to open the PDF in Preview; ...
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Can I disable Safari's pinch-to-zoom tab switcher?

When looking at a PDF document I often want to zoom-out to scroll quickly to its contents and get an overview. However, when I zoom-out past a certain threshold (it seems to differ per PDF) Safari ...
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How to set Preview to start on the last viewed page?

There is no problem with PDF stored on my mac, it can be started on the last viewed page. However, the problem occurs when I use preview to open PDF files stored on iCloud. It's always shown up the ...
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iBooks - The file X couldn't be saved in the folder Y

A few days ago, iTunes up and dumped every one of my ~300 books (PDFs, added manually from a source) — not any kind of warning or explanation, no upgrade I accepted, the sidebar item just vanished — ...
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Automator PDF actions

When using the Automator PDF action "PDF to images" any annotations made to a PDF using preview are not converted as part of the output images. The base images are there but the annotations are not ...
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Why is Adobe Acrobat XI scrolling so slow?

First of all, I know there are some questions similar to this: Adobe Acrobat Pro on Macbook Pro scrolls very slow but I am not finding the right answer to it. I would like to know if there is a way ...
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Screen Shot or convert an ArtPro file using Automator

I am attempting to turn an ArtPro (.ap) image into a pdf, but I can't find any existing or downloadable actions to do anything other than open a .ap file. Because of this I have resolved to Screen ...
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Open Preview in full page view

Whenever I open a PDF that is of ordinary DIN A4 format, the Preview window is oriented such that I can only see the upper half of the PDF. What I would like to have is a setting where I can define ...
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Readdle cross-app integration: Documents and PDF Expert

Documents by Readdle is a useful file manager, image viewer, cloud synchronizer, pdf reader and download manager. PDF-Reading has however only limited annotation support (notes in text and ...
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Print to PDF an email dropped into a Finder folder

I need to record correspondence in projects and by default store everything as PDF files. I do the same with emails - I save the attachments in the relevant project folder, then copy the actual email ...
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Searching for punctuation in Preview

In Preview (v 5.3 on 10.6.8), if I search for a single letter such as k in a pdf, the program will find and highlight every instance of that letter in the pdf. However, if I search for a punctuation ...
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Automator turning well-aligned PDF documents upside-down, flipped — unreadable in OSX?

I have PDFs that are readable. When I combine the PDFs, the pages go randomly up-side-down and left-and-right. I have fixed this issue manually in Preview app but I would like to get the pages as ...
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Preview: reorder pages in pdf increased file size?

I have scanned 58 pages into a PDF. The file size of this orginal pdf was 8 MB. Unfortunately the page order was a little messed up when I scanned so I used Preview to reordered some of the pages by ...
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Yosemite 10.10 - Notes in Preview in fullscreen mode can't be read

So, this is what happens when I go into fullscreen mode. Tried disabling Dark Mode system-wide to see if anything changed, but it didn't. How can I make notes show up in fullscreen?
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Vector PDF to text

I have many vector PDF's made with my Boogie Board Sync 9.7. I have tried using OCR (Acrobat & FineReader) to turn them into text. But quite honestly my writing is not good enough. Is there any ...
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Saving Multiple PDFs without merging them

I was wondering if anyone knew how to save multiple pdf files using preview without merging them. I've read quite a few posts like this one: How do I combine two or more images to get a single pdf ...
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Lit./ Humanities Student asks Evernote Vs. Onenote and Macs and tablets or kindle

I'd like to be able to extract text from a pdf into a new note file on one note or evernote so I can organize myself on themes, as well as change the font of the text. Do these tools allow that ...
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how to print all open tabs in chrome on Mac to pdfs?

I have a chrome\firefox on my mac. I have opened many tabs and I want to print all tabs into pdfs. I have downloaded "universal prin" addon for FF. But I cannot send to a virtual pdf printer all ...
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How to allow PDF signing without editable text after protecting the file?

How can I allow a PDF file be signed by another person but not allow editing for any other reason after protecting or locking the file?
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How to safely blackout a part of a PDF?

There's already a question addressing this issue; however, it's from 2011, and many things have changed since then. Specifically, we now have automatic saving, automatic Time Machine, and all. In OS ...
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How to convert a PDF that contains only full page photos into an epub with a TOC?

Help needed ...desperately. Some time ago I had created many (over 150) photo-book .pdf files in Acrobat Pro each consisting of 30, full page (bleed) images in.jpeg format, 6"x8" at 150 dpi. There are ...
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In Adobe Reader “Print” does nothing

One of my users reported a problem with printing from PDF files opened with Adobe Reader. The issue is that nothing happens when she tries to print a PDF -- no matter whether she clicks "Print" in ...
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Preview prints all squares not content

Recently pdf statements from one supplier display content correctly in Preview but then prints it all as boxes except for logos. Tried other pdf apps as well - same problem. Any know what the problem ...
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Service that allows me to seamlessly sync files between Windows and iPhone

My scenario is the following: I have big PDF and video files I want to access in my iPhone 5. PDFs with ~50 MB and videos with ~600MB. I do a lot of underlining in my PDFs, both on my Windows ...
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Scale / resize print output to minimize white space

When printing PDFs, I often find that they have very large margins that leave white space on all four sides of the page. For me, the whitespace in the margins is just wasted. As my eyesight is not ...
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Getting a folder with pdf documents to iphone/ipad, read anotate the documents and get them back

I try to transfer a folder with many PDF documents to an iphone/iPad, read and annotate the documents and transfer everything back without changing the hierarchy in the folder. Is there any way to ...
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How to add digital signature certification for PDF file from iOS application?

I am generating PDF's in my app. I want to give the best security to these pdf's generated from my app. So, i have added the default security options provided by Apple, like Owner password, allow ...
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Internet links embedded in PDFs from Outlook Exchange email don't work

Working on iPad 2/iOS7 - outlook exchange - have an email with 2 pdf attachments that have active internet links embedded in the pdf documents. When you tap a link to launch it, nothing happens (no ...
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iBooks can not download pdf files without syncronizing in itunes

In ios 5, with ibooks (2.1.1), i could open pdf files without any problem. I updated my ipad to ios 7, and then I observed that ibooks can not work properly anymore i.e. I can not download pdf ...
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Preview resets “view port” when refreshing document

I use Preview to display PDF files generated from LaTeX source. On smaller screens, I often need to zoom in to certain parts of the document as I work on it. But when I make updates to the LaTeX ...
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Automatically exporting a file on closing/saving in Pages

I use Pages to create my documents in OS X. I have created my Resume and Cover Letter too using it. But for uploading the docs for any job application, the format of upload is .pdf. So every time I ...
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CAD drawing PDF goes blurry in photoshop CS4 on OSX 10.8.5

There are rendering issues in Photoshop CS4 on OSX 10.5. I export the CAD drawing file as a PDF and then import to Photoshop CS4 and it reduces in line weight and resolution. I've tried using ...
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My PDF files (personally copied & pasted as PDF files) got missing!

How can I restore my PDF files (personally copied & pasted as PDF files), which were stored in iBooks of my iPad3.
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Exact Size in exporting pdf file

I'd like to make a poster with a size of 19cm x 17 cm. After that I'd like to create a PDF version of the poster with cropmarks. I'd like the PDF file to be exactly 20cm x 18cm including the cropmark. ...
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Automated production of bibliography from pdfs

Over the years I have carelessly scattered academic articles (almost invariably pdfs) over my file system. There are also all kinds of other scattered pdfs that are not academic articles. Is it ...
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MacOS X 10.7.5 screen flickers in black and freezes for 2 minutes

Recently noticed a problem - in Finder, column view (this is important) if I select a pdf file (noticed only for pdf) screen flickers quickly several times in black color and the whole system freezes ...
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Preview in OS X 10.8 (rMBP) is very slow if many lines are embedded in the PDF

I do not have a comparison between the OS X versions but after I switched to a 15" retina MBP and simultaneously to OS X 10.8 the Preview app takes a long time to open pdfs with lots of vectors ...
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Safari saves PDF as .pdf.jpeg because of faulty mimeType

When I try to open a PDF link by clicking on it, Safari saves it as filename.pdf.jpeg, then tries to open it in Preview, and claims that the file is broken. I checked the requests to see what's ...
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What's a reasonable page size for PDFs that are likely to be read on an iPad?

I might temporarily change the page size of a colleague's Microsoft Word document, to produce a PDF – with an assumption that some users will read the PDF on an iPad or comparable device. Page size ...
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Error when choosing Print > PDF > Mail PDF - document mail PDF damaged or incomplete?

I'm trying to send a document to email as a PDF. To do this you'd normally go to 'Print > PDF > Email PDF' but when I do this I get an error message: The document mail PDF could not be opened ...
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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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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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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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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 ...