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Why does preview always open the first page, when spotlight is beeing used?

When I open a PDF by searching it in Spotlight, preview opens its first page. It makes the option in Preview to "Start on last viewed pages" quite useless, I have to find my previous page again. When ...
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I need to compress a PDF to 5 mb (at most, but best exactly)

Is there any way to compress a PDF (with the preview / iOS default software) to a certain size in mb (in my case as close as possible under or equal 5 mb)? The actual size right now is (6 scanned ...
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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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On MacPorts, Mavericks, and generated PDF files with latex/xelatex

So, I am using MacPorts and through MacPorts I want to use texlive in order to be able to build with latex/xelatex PDF documents. Everything seems to be working fine, apart from the fact, that ...
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TextEdit print to pdf failure in RemoteViewServices

I just started getting "error while printing" printing to a pdf from textedit (i.e. Print > PDF > Save as PDF ...). This has worked in the past (for years), though a web search indicates it's a ...
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How do I batch convert a bunch of pngs or other images into a single PDF on Mavericks?

I took a bunch of screenshots and I want to make them pages in a single PDF. Selecting all four in Preview and exporting to PDF only exports two (?), separately. The "Export to PDF" File menu function ...
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How can I make a watermark with hyperlink in a PDF document?

I have a large number of PDF documents that I am trying to process consistently One thing that I would like to do with them before uploading them into the public domain is to add watermarks at the ...
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Mavericks: Safari does not recognize PDFs and shows them inline

Since upgrading to Mavericks Safari does not recognize PDFs anymore and shows them inline (as text) %PDF-1.3 %âãÏÓ %RSTXPDF3 Parameters: D 2 0 obj << /Filter 3 0 R /Length 4 0 R /Length1 772192 ...
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PDF in Preview id blurry on scrolling after upgrading to 10.9

I upgraded my system to 10.9 Mavericks. Preview works not as good as before. I have the same trouble with that post. What will the problem be? Lack of memory? New configurations of Preview? I hope to ...
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Wrong app is focused when quitting another one?

I have Firefox and the Finder open (neither are hidden), with PDF files in the current Finder window. If I open one of the PDF files, it opens in Preview. When I quit Preview, rather than Finder being ...
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How make Safari 7 open PDF files in Preview instead of opening them in-page?

Since Safari 7.0 which was introduced yesterday with OS X Mavericks the little terminal hack defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitOmitPDFSupport -bool YES doesn't work anymore (at least not for ...
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Can I add or change the author of a PDF file in iBooks?

I had several PDF files in iTunes that I had added authors to. Then I upgraded to Mavericks and launched iBooks. It moved my books and PDFs from iTunes, but many of my PDFs now show the author as ...
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Reading pdfs on iPad without storing them permanently

I'm a software developer and my software is generating a lot of PDF reports which I know will consume a lot of space if downloaded. My clients use iPads. Is there a way they can view PDFs without ...
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How to extract all pages of a PDF into individual PDF documents

I want to be able to extract each sheet of a PDF into a separate PDF file. I have looked high and low, but it seems that there is no automated way to do this without reverting to Automator hacks ...
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PDF from pdfLaTeX doesn't print correctly

I am trying to print a PDF file generated with pdfLaTeX, but the OS X (10.8) CUPS always shifts and scales the content of the page, without me having any chance to change that behavior. To reproduce: ...
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Drawbacks to merging PDFs in Preview.app

When PDF files are merged in Preview.app are there any drawbacks regarding compatibility with the PDF standard and Acrobat? My procedure is to open two PDFs in Preview and drag the pages from the ...
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PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: How to Save As PDF and Hide Hidden slides?

I'm using Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 on a Mac. When I use "Save As..." and choose PDF format, I would like a PDF that has all the slides except for slides marked as Hidden in my slide deck. But I ...
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How can I “go to page” in preview via toolbar?

I would like to select the page directly from the window, but it is not accessible :
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PDF annotation tool for Mac OS [duplicate]

What is the Mac OS application that provides most similar function as PDF annotator in Windows? I just want a program that enables simple annotating functions in Mac OS. Of course, freeware is ...
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How do I export my iPhone Messages to a PDF file?

Is there any app that will allow you to export your iPhone text messages to a PDF file while keeping all the conversation threads intact?
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Remove author metadata from PDF annotations in preview?

I need to provide comments on PDFs as part of the refereeing process for journal articles. How can I remove my name from the annotations I've made using Mac Preview? (they can be seen in Inspector: ...
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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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How can I control the default save location for PDFs in Microsoft Word for Mac?

In Microsoft Word for Mac 2011, I often need to save a copy of a document as a PDF. To do this, I open the print dialog, and then choose "Save as PDF" from the dropdown menu at the bottom: However, ...
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Print Excel sheet with hyperlinks to PDF format while retaining links

Hej, I'm trying to print Excel 2011 sheet with hyperlinks into pdf format, but the output file doesn't retain hyperlinks. Is there a way to preserve them in output format?
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Duplicate PDF pages without blowing up the file size

I have a PDF document with one page, containing a large image and some text. I need to add some other PDF documents and duplicate the page with the image 60 times, resulting in a final 70-page ...
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Control odd-even page pairing in Preview in two-page mode

By default, Preview displays pages like this in two-page mode: How can I get it to display them like this instead? Acrobat does the latter but Acrobat is not nearly as responsive with this file ...
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Artifacts when viewing pdfs in Preview (and Skim)

When I view PDFs with Preview or Skim sometimes scrolling cause the following artifact Here in 0,06 it seems as if one or two rows of pixels are cut. If I cause the fonts to redraw by any means ...
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Mac OS X: How to merge pdf files in a directory according to their file names

I want to merge several hundred pdf files in a directory automatically according to their file names. E.g. The files 1000.1.pdf 1000.2.pdf 1000.3.pdf 1000.x.pdf should be merged into 1000.pdf and ...
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PDF notes in Preview to EPUB?

I have been making PDF notes in Preview and want to transfer them to EPUB version of the book. Is it possible?
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hyperlinked text in word cant be click once made into a pdf

Im using word 2011 to create a doc with hyper linked text using cmd K this text is fine when the document is viewed in word as you can click on the text and it opens a browser to view the web page. ...
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Import multiple-pages from a PDF as separate slides in Keynote

I have a PDF with slides in it from someone else and I want to import all the separate pages of the PDF as separate slides in Keynote. The best answer I can find is this one on apple support, but it ...
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How does Preview calculate to display PDF when I select View / Actual Size?

I switched from a Samsung 2493HM to a Crossover 2720MDP monitor. In testing, I opened PDF in OS X Preview (I am on Mountain Lion) and found that by default, the display size is very small, like this: ...
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How do I download links (to PDFs) with one click in Chrome for Mac OS X?

Usually when I option-click a single page link, Chrome tries to download the page, but when I option-click on PDFs, Chrome doesn't respond. Is this the default behavior and is there some way to change ...
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2G iPod touch with iOS 4.2.1

I need a PDF reading app for my 2nd generation iPod touch. I downloaded Adobe Reader, Cloud Readers, iBooks and PDF Reader iPhone edition from the App Store, but all of them require iOS 5. ...
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Dragged pages larger than source document

I have a 35-page academic paper in foo.pdf created using LaTeX. The full document is 950 KB. I want to extract the figures and tables at the end of document into a separate file, so I open the ...
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Apple Programming Guides on Kindle?

Does anyone else here really wish they could send apple programming guides to their kindle? The apple programming guides are great learning tools but they are online, and multi-page and I am not sure ...
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How to manage Skim Notes within DevonThink?

I see that there are a lot of posts about automated ways to get annotations and notes from Skim PDFs into DevonThink. However, it seems like there's no easy way to automate that, which is fine. I ...
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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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problem searching for text with in a pdf in iBooks?

I have a very long pdf document in iBooks and it won't let me search for text in it. I click the search button, type what I want to search and nothing happens. This happens every time, no matter what ...
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Edit PDFs on SkyDrive with iPad

I have PDF documents on my SkyDrive account and I want to edit them with Adobe Reader. However, when I save the document after editing, it is being saved somewhere else under a different file name. ...
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How to make non-editable non-savable PDF into editable and savable?

My university provides forms such as here in non-editable and non-savable form (it also has some odd sign such as 'Print form' that I need to remove). I am able to print the document with Illustrator ...
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ReadItLater-type app that saves web articles but also allows highlighting?

I use Pocket and I love it as a way of saving articles to read them later, and how it allows me to browse, search, and read them easily. However, when I read articles, I like to create highlights ...
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How to not compress inserted pictures in Powerpoint 2011 for Mac?

I am trying to make a presentation for a conference, and am facing a problem that I cannot solve. I have a powerpoint presentation initially created with Powerpoint 2010 for Windows. I am facing ...
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Is there character spacing feature in PDFpen?

I am trying out the demo version of PDFpen and can't figure out a way to adjust the character spacing. My text edit ended up like this: The first line is a result from PDFpen editing and the second ...
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Adobe reader XI font error with Chrome > print > save as pdf

I have a strange error with Adobe Reader XI when opening documents saved from the web, using print save to pdf. Preview does not have that problem with same document. Looking at the fonts it shows ...
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Preview: File-Specific Bookmarks

Is there a feature in Preview that will let me maintain a collection of file-specific bookmarks? For example, I often place bookmarks at the beginning of various chapters in books. I might decide to ...
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How to search PDFs and extract matching pages with Automator?

I am trying to make an Automator workflow that will alllow me to: Specify a folder to run the actions on Search all PDF files in that folder for a certain word (my client's name) Create a new PDF ...
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Creating keyboard shortcut for converting a file (photo or document) to pdf

I'd like to set up a simple keyboard shortcut that would save the currently selected file in the finder as a pdf, assuming it is a filetype that can be converted to pdf. I've already followed this ...
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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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How do I switch between signatures when modifying a PDF using Preview?

I have more than one signature, however when selecting Tools -> Annotate -> Signature, only the most recent signature is inserted. Is there an option to change the default?