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Precautions to prevent iPhone virus from attachment

In a momentary lapse of sanity, I opened up an attachment (a .pdf) from an unknown email address (the domain doesn't seem to be a website) in the gmail app on my iPhone 5. Realizing that there was a ...
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How to restore my Skim annotations?

I have important PDF files that I have made a lot of annotations on them (drawing lines..) using Skim application. Now, after upgrading to EL Captin, all these annotations are displayed improperly (i....
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Do not let the viewer go to the first page systematically

I edit tex files with Emacs under Mac OS X 10.10.1, compile tex pdf and view it with Preview. The problem is that each time the code is modified and re-compiled, the viewer systematically goes to the ...
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Need script to automatically export Skim PDFs with embedded notes

I have a folder with a few thousand PDF files, most of which have Skim annotations (e.g., highlights and notes). If I had fewer files, I'd just go through each one, export the PDF with embedded notes, ...
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OS X 10.11 El Capitan Preview's print preview different from print result

I've noticed something strange with printing PDFs via Preview on OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I've been printing PDF slides at 6 slides a page and they have always turned out like Figure 1. After the ...
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Booklet creation El Capitan

Since I passed to El Capitan, good'ol Create Booklet 1.2 (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21068/create-booklet) won't work anymore (it used to be free, but is now paid for). All the available booklet ...
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Firefox links to local pdf s don't open in Preview

In Firefox 41.0.1 on Macosx 10.8.3, file:///long/path/xx.pdf copies the pdf to ~/Documents but doesn't display it. Neither Firefox Preferences Applications->PDF "Preview in Firefox", nor "use ...
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Why does the add text comment font change if I open the pdf in preview after editing on Adobe Reader

Why does the add text comment font change if I open the pdf in preview after editing on Adobe Reader? I want to create a blank pdf page in the middle of my document. It seems like I can only do this ...
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Extract PDF Annotations in Automator isn't getting the content

OSX Yosemite 10.10.5. I'm using Preview.app to annotate PDFs. Now I want to extract all of the annotations from the documents, so I open Automator.app and connect the "Get Specified Finder Items" and "...
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Can I read one pdf document on two ipads each showing a facing page?

I would like to be able to read a 60 page pdf on 2 ipads that will display facing pages. (one page per ipad) Pages should turn like a book as if both ipads are the facing pages of a book.
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How to print PDF with Preview by specifying custom list of page ranges?

I'd like to print PDF file using Preview (I'm using 7.0), however I can't find any way of specifying list of pages as below: Of course I could select the pages in sidebar, but if I've long list (e....
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Display PDF version metadata of a PDF file

I am looking for a way to display a PDF file version metadata without having to open the file AcrobatPro. Example: PDF Version 1.4 : I can easily do this on PC: right click on file, properties, select ...
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Preview hangs no matter what I do

This question is a sequel of Preview hangs when I try to change a PDF but unfortunately it's getting bigger and bigger. Each time I open a PDF I get the spinning wait cursor instead of the normal ...
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Why is Preview printing blurry text when there is colour in a document?

When printing a colour document using Preview, some of the text is blurry. There are no problems printing the same document from Adobe Acrobat. Below is a scan of the Preview printout. There is no ...
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Preview won't remember the last viewed page of PDF

When I open a PDF file that was viewed days ago, Preview will open the first page. However, when I close it and open it again right now, it will open the right (last viewed) page. The option Start ...
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Move files from a single folder to multiple folders, based on filename

I have batch of files named A-01.pdf, A-02.pdf, B-01.pdf, B-02.pdf.... Then I have folder structure 01, 02, 03,.... How can I move all the files with 01 in there name to folder 01, all with 02 to ...
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How to merge two JPEG files back into a single JPEG (Both sides of a receipt in single image)

How to merge two JPEG files back into a single JPEG (Both sides of a receipt in single image) without using any third party software like Gimp etc... constraints/situation in my case I had only 2 ...
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Is there a good alternative to Preview specifically for viewing PDF textbooks?

Preview is great for working with documents, but it isn't very good at handling large textbook navigation and reading. Performance is surprisingly bad, especially compared to viewing the exact same ...
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How to set default scroll option for full-screen mode in Mac Preview?

Mac Preview always opens in single page or double page view when going to full-screen mode while I prefer continuous scroll. I know I could press CMD+1 every time but is there a way to set this scroll ...
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Preview hangs when I try to change a PDF

The Preview app hangs whenever I try to edit a PDF/adding text in fields. I try to repair the permissions/reboot but it doesn't change the behavior. Here's the console messages: 07/09/2015 10:32:30,...
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Adobe Reader unable to locate PDFs sent to iPhone

I can open my PDFs from iBooks, but Adobe Reader cannot find them on the iPhone. How can I open them in Adobe Reader, which I prefer?
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Adobe Acrobat opens whenever I save a PDF file. Please make it stop!

So. I installed Acrobet. I generally like it for dealing with large PDF files. However, since I've installed it, is insists on opening every time I download a PDF from Chrome. I'm sure this is a ...
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Editing and syncing a pdf file on Mac and iPad through iBooks

I'd like to work on a draft pdf file on both a Mac and an iPad and see the edits syncing invisibly in the background. I create a new directory mkdir ~/latex and save the following latex in ~/latex/...
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Preview.app can't open pdf after Adobe Acrobat Installation

After installing adobe acrobat I can no longer use preview.app or apps like clearview to open pdf files under my account. I have tried creating a new user, and logged in, and i can view it no problem....
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Add a background to an Excel sheet (printed)

I would like to add a background image to an Excel sheet covering the whole page and print it. A background in Excel is only shown on screen and not printed. Using a large image as header in Excel ...
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Edit Table of Contents in Preview?

In Preview, is there a way to change/edit the names of links in the Table of Contents of a pdf? Thanks in advance!
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removing pages from a PDF increases size [duplicate]

I have a 100-page PDF document, whose size is about 1MB. Using Preview, I exported 2 pages (that contain only text, no graphics, nothing fancy) to a new PDF. The size of the new file is also about 1MB,...
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How to activate TLS 1.0 in Adobe Acrobat on Mac?

I've an issue with filling out an interactive PDF in Adobe Acrobat, so I was suggested to do the following steps in order to fix/activate the authenticate process: Click on Edit in the Toolbar ...
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Printing a html file to PDF loses HTML formatting

I have this standalone report in html. CSS styles are all embedded within the html itself. When I tried to print to a pdf file, the pdf output becomes I basically lost all the formatting in the ...
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Open second PDF file with hyperlink in first PDF file

I have two PDF files: First PDF file has a content page Second PDF is the relative data (30 pages) My requirement is to be able to click on the first PDF document, on a hyperlink for it to be ...
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App with proper PDF page numbering?

I have a pdf file that has irregular page numbering (Roman numerals, then regular page numbers, then odd numbering scheme, etc..) created with Adobe Acrobat. Does anybody know of an iOS app that ...
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PDF reader that allows user to alternate between reading on PC and on Mac

I have to read a lot of PDF files and am wondering whether there is an app out there that allows me to alternate between reading on Windows PC and on Macbook Air. I am thinking about an app that ...
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Does an iOS app to convert PDF to grayscale PDF exists?

As you probably knows AirPrint doesn't have an option for grayscale or B&W printing. My printer doesn't have a setting to print in grayscale. Is there any iOS app that converts a PDF to a ...
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How to reedit annotations in Preview on Mac?

After PDF was annotated, saved and PDF closed I want to reopen PDF but I can not anymore edit it, can not select annotations, arrows. Any workaround?
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Shell command to count pages in a PDF (other than pdftk)?

I have been using this to get a page count of PDFs in shell scripts in OS X: pdftk "$i" dump_data | grep NumberOfPages | awk '{print $2}' | tr -dc '[0-9]' (where $i is the PDF filename) However, ...
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PDF reader for Mac: stripping white background

I'm in search of a PDF reader capable of stripping the white background of a pdf page and applying a theme in place of it. For example, I use Ibouquiniste on my iOS devices: it has the capability of ...
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How to add a text/input field into PDF on Mac

I have a PDF form where some manager should write down the relevant data. I want to add an text/input field to this PDF file to simplify this process - now it is just printed lines to fill by ...
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Is there a way to redirect myself on a pdf document opened with Safari?

I have a new Mac and I use Safari. I was wondering if there is a way to adjust Safari/Pages/whatever when I open a pdf document as a new tab such that when I hyperlink within the documents contents I ...
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How to generate a (valid) PDF with “a2ps foo.txt”?

I installed a2ps on Mac OS X 10.10.4 via brew. My ~/.a2psrc contains Options: --medium=Letter -P pdf. But when I do a2ps foo.txt no PDF file is generated (this used to work on Ubuntu/Debian Linux). ...
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Read PDF (book) partly on mac partly on iphone and ipad, tracking most recently read page

What I want to do is pretty simple: I have a PDF I'm reading on my mac and later on I want to pick up reading where I left off on an iPad or iPhone, then continue again on the mac. Nearest I can get ...
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Preview disables clickable links in PDF files

When a Mac Preview user sees a link in the PDF and tries to click it nothing happens, although the mouse cursor changes indicating that the link is clickable. Users using other applications than Mac ...
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pdf viewer for yosemite

I have used several pdf viewers including Adobe's but they don't have full screen support with green button(pdf on another screen). Even if I do full screen then I can't view two pages in split mode ...
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Exponential PDF File Size in Preview

I have word document (.docx on a mac) at 3.4 MB. When I save it to PDF it becomes a whomping 90 MB. I can't make it smaller and I can't figure out why it's happening. Here are the details: I've ...
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Pdf viewer in Mac with `fit content'

I am desperately looking for a Pdf viewer which can show the pdf without any margins, that would help me a lot in viewing two pdfs simultaneously. Thanks.
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How to move pdf from iBooks to another app like Photos on iPad?

there was this pdf file i wanted to originally take off Safari into my iPad, and the only way to do that seemed to be saving it in iBooks. But after that, is there a way to export the pdf from iBooks ...
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Where is Preview storing the data to reopen a PDF at the last page ? OS X Lion

I can see how to turn this behavior off in a previous question at How to set Preview to start on the last viewed page? But what file is/was storing this persistent data about the last page read of a ...
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Prevent a force quit program from opening the windows again in Yosemite [duplicate]

I've been using the Preview app to read some pdfs. Yesterday, I opened a dozen of them, and after using the search function in one big document, the whole app froze. I force quit, but now, every time ...
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Embedded video in pdf file doesn't work in Preview

I worked with LaTeX and I created a pdf document that contains some embedded videos. The videos pop up when I click on them and this functionality works just find in Adobe Reader. But when I try to do ...
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Why does preview change the ctime of a pdf, and how can I disable it?

When I open a file in Preview, preview updates the ctime of the file. This seems to only happen once however, and as far as I can tell, nothing other than the ctime is changing. This is very ...
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How can deleting pages from a PDF result in an increase in file size? [duplicate]

I routinely scan pages to PDFs and then use Abbey FineReader to run OCR on those PDFs, creating a new PDF which contains both the original images (further compressed) as well as the recognized text in ...