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Robust OCR / scanning software recommendations

Ideally I would like smart batch capabilities, emphasis on image correction and tweakable OCR. An example use case: I have photos of textbook pages - the most ideal application ever would adjust for ...
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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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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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How can I make a PDF document smaller?

Here's my problem, I have a PDF document 583KB, and I want to make it under 500KB so I can upload it. What should I do?
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how to assign keyboard shortcut to buried command?

In Chrome, if I do cmd+P to print, and click Print Using System Dialog, then click on the PDF dropdown button, I get a command called Save PDF to DEVONthink Pro. In System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Preview.app: How can I quickly find all highlights with specific colour in PDF?

I have a couple of PDFs (some of which are 500+ pages long). In these PDFs I made a lot of highlights, when I read through them. I came up with a colouring system, such that each colour is associated ...
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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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Why preview.app refuse to open local link in PDFs

I'm trying to make a pdf with link in it to open local video files. I succeeded to do it with Acrobat, and Reader open the files correctly. But Preview.app refuses. Regular http link are correctly ...
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Duplicated pdf larger than original

I have a pdf which, when I duplicate it in Preview and save it, is substantially bigger afterwards: Before: $ pdfinfo manuscript-EditorComments.pdf Title: Subject: Keywords: Author: Rainer M ...
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How to print PDF documents without highlights in Preview.app

I was trying to print a PDF document in which I highlighted some texts. In the printing preview, I saw those highlights, which I didn't really want for the printed document. I tried to disable the ...
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preview highlight shape

I am using 10.8.5 with Preview V 6.0.1(765.6). When I use Tools->Annotate->Highlight Text to select texts in order to highlight them, I expect it to be a rectangle region. But it is not, see the ...
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Can scale be set when printing PDFs from mobile Safari to a Mac with Printopia?

I'm on Mavericks 10.9.1, Safari 7.0.1. There are many occasions when I need to print PDFs to my networked printer remotely (i.e., From my iPad via Printopia) and they never print in the correct scale ...
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How to print and email PDF from any OS X application on PDF letterhead?

On the Windows PC there is a nice eDocPrinter PDF printer driver from Iteksoft that prints from any Windows application to a PDF file overlayed with a PDF of the corporate letterhead and even attaches ...
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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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Unable to select and highlight on Preview in OSX Lion

I've been trying to highlight my pdf notes on preview, but am unable to select or highlight a single sentence. When I try to highlight, it just shows the chosen highlight colour on the whole page, ...
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Encrypting a PDF during Hazel processing

I've created an Automator Workflow which can take the selected Finder item (being a PDF) and encrypt it using the Apple-provided "Encrypt PDF Documents" action. The problem with this action is it ...
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Applescript for moving recently added files (not created or modified) to another folder?

I would like to get a recent downloaded pdf file ( !: it corresponds to the Finder sort method Date Added, not Date Created nor Date Modified) and either just moving to one another folder (if using ...
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Using Hazel or AppleScript to Convert Word to PDF

I use Hazel to sort and rename files. I would like to use Hazel to automatically convert Word docs to PDF. I think this best way to do this is with AppleScript. I have searched extensively online, but ...
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How to “print” a web page to a PDF in Safari on iOS (iPad)?

In Google Chrome it is possible to Print... > Google Cloud Print > Save to Google Drive > ... This seems to work like a charm. I would like to do the same thing in Safari. "Printing" a website to a ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot in vector format?

Is it possible to make screenshots in vector format (SVG or PDF) instead of only in raster formats on OS X?
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How to open or convert old .efx (eFax) documents without PowerPC support?

I have a number of very old .efx documents (from 2004) that were sent to me from the eFax service. They are no longer available on eFax's website (so I can't just get them from there and change the ...
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Preview - Export to PDF without margins

Preview (like most Mac apps) can print to PDFs, and even has a shortcut for this functionality via a menu option Export as PDF.... I have a scanned document in .tiff format that I'd like to convert to ...
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I need a pdf reader for my 4th Gen iPod Touch

iBooks will not download to it, as it requires OS7,which the iPod 4th Gen cannot accommodate... I downloaded Adobe Reader, but can't locate the file on my iPod for it to open (when it's attached ...
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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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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 ...