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What tool can I use to manage notes and/or bookmarks for a collection of PDF files?

I am doing some research and I do put lots of notes and bookmarks in the books (PDF files). I am looking for a tools that will allow me to see and search inside all these notes. I supposed that this ...
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Mac becomes slow and unresponsive when opening complex pdf

So I a trying to open some lecture slides from my university to study however when I try to open certain PDF files the system becomes extremely slow and unresponsive. Details of the PDF (Blurred out ...
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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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iBooks: how to sync PDF only?

I use my iPad as PDF reader, so my iPad contains many PDFs which I'd like to sync. It should be the steps below: You need to login with correct Apple ID on every device you want to sync Plug in ...
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Switching between open pdfs in Preview without losing your place

If I have multiple PDFs open in preview, as shown with the "table of contents" sidebar, if I click on one of the other documents and then return to the current document, it returns me to page 1 ...
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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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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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Print PDF as-is, no scaling, no added margins

I have a generated PDF with precise dimensions. I verified the dimensions in Preview. When printing I cannot get it on the paper with the same dimensions. When choosing "A4" I get it scaled down too ...
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Right-clicking PDF in Safari shows “Open with Safari.app” not “Open with Preview.app”

Obligatory system info: I have a late-2013 retina MBP 15" running OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 and Safari 7.0.3, although I've had this bug for years (I think), even on my previous Mac, whose data was ...
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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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Is there a way Spotlight indexes my Skim bookmarks/notes ?

I find Skim is a great pdf file reader and want to spend a great deal of time adding notes and bookmarks to some of the pdf files I have. I know Spotlight indexes pdf files but it doesn't seem to ...
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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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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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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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PDF printing bug in OS X

On a PDF created with Office for Windows, special characters are not displaying and not printing correctly in OS X. The rendering is correct on Chrome. The issue is the same as this one: Some PDFs ...
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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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Cannot open PDF in iBooks on Mac

on MacI sync my PDF files normally between my Mac and my iPhone and iPad. Bookmarks and resume options are working between iOS devices for epubs. However, no PDF can be opened in iBooks on Mac — it ...
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a PDF reader which can read notes on PDF

I am looking for a PDF reader on iPhone which can read notes on PDF. I tried Adobe Reader(see below), which does not work in this way.
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Preview pdf markup on iPad?

I've always loved the functionality Preview.app provides for marking up PDFs. Using Dropbox allows me to easily see these changes across my mac's, but I'm stumped as to how to not only see, but ...
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Mac preview crash everytime when searching

I would like to ask if you encountered similar error, and what have you done to solve it. When I open multiple PDF files in Preview ( mainly text), and then search for some common substring like ...
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Different ways of displaying documents between Adobe Reader and Preview

I use an e-book reader (Icarus Excel) to make notes on PDF files. When looking at the output PDF (which merges the notes with the PDF document) in Adobe Reader, the notes are present. However, the ...
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App for Reading - iPad & PDF

I am searching for a application with the following functionality, but cant find one: I want to read PDFs. I want to highlight some text from time to time or add a note (with its timestamp). The ...
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Can't open PDF's in Outlook using Parallels 8 vm

All of the sudden, I am not able to open PDF's that are attached to emails, UNLESS I save/copy them to different location. Once I save it/copy it or drag it from the email to my OSX 10.8.5 Desktop, ...
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Is there an iPad PDF reader that allows in-app dictionary customization?

I want to use my iPad to read PDFs of my textbooks. There are often vocabulary terms which I would like to create my own definition for and then be able to click on that word or phrase later in the ...
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How do I search PDFs in Acrobat in Safari using command-f, without an extra buttom press?

I like using Acrobat within Safari as a convenience. But when I try to search in a PDF with command-F, it first brings up the Safari search box, which steals the focus from Acrobat's own search box. ...
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Create image links in PDF

I have a Word document that has an image link (it has a URL associated with it). I would like to create a PDF rendition of this document, preserving the image link. When I save the document as PDF ...
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Save web page as pdf with links?

Is there a way to save a web page as PDF on the Macintosh so that I can click on the links within the page to take me to the appropriate web page?
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How to automatically highlight and save the search keyword in a pdf?

How to dynamically highlight and save, the keyword searched in a pdf document, with the Preview application? For example, I want to highlight all the 'Apple' keyword in a document and save it, so ...
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Preview: Opening more than 12 pdf files in new windows

I've noticed that whenever I have 12 or more pdf files open at one time (each in a separate window) and attempt to open an additional pdf, this additional pdf opens in the same window as the pdf on ...
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PDF from Windows shows up fine on screen in Preview but prints as question marks in boxes

Similar - yet puzzlingly different from this question: This PDF displays with question marks instead of letters My case shows up fine on the screen, but prints with question marks in boxes (as seen, ...
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iPad E-Mail Attachments are destroyed on the Exchange account

I have a problem with my ipad Air iOS 7.0.4. When I receive E-Mails on my Exchange account, which contain for example a .pdf, the pdf is destroyed an can't be opend. If I forward the attachment, the ...
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Spilt one huge PDF into separate .txt files

I have a PDF file of 2 years worth of journal entries that were exported from MacJournal back in 2009. I now use Day One, which allows CLI to import .txt files. My question is, is it possible to ...
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How to make Mou.app maintain PDF vector images on “export to PDF”?

Did OS X change the way it saves to PDF recently? I like to write letters in Mou.app (my favourite Markdown editor). I love the combination of Markdown, CSS and PDFs for desktop publishing. My ...
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printing an email attachment on apple computer in pdf preview help

i opened a file attachment and am trying to print from an apple computer. it's in pdf preview. it's looks huge on the screen but tabs and all are inline. but when i click print and it shows a preview ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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PDFs missing from iBooks on iPad after restore

After a complete restore of my iPad 2 from iTunes, all my PDF books not from the iTunes Store were gone. I just saw them for seconds and then disappeared. How can I get them back?
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Editing of material such as PDFs in iOS for Vizualisation?

This thread is a part of the major thread about using iPad for education purposes here. Editing is slightly ambiguous term but here it means things such as collages here, merging, annotation and such ...