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Browser with PDF quick-view for 10.4.11 Tiger?

Does any web browser that runs on Tiger 10.4.11 (PowerPC) have a "quick view" mode for PDF documents? Google.com in Firefox 3.6.27 used to (that is, clicking on "quick view" next to xxx.pdf brought ...
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How can I combine PDF files and automatically create a table of contents?

I have a bunch of PDF files named, say, chapter1, chapter2, etc. I would like to combine them into a single file and create a table of contents where each file gets an entry. If memory serves, there ...
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How to make Spotlight index PDF documents to search faster or on my command?

I need to search some words in many PDF documents. It worked very well when I searched over old documents but my OS X has not indexed yet the new PDFs. How can I search over the new PDFs?
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Why is the system dictionary not available from .pdf files containing text within Safari?

How can one use system dictionary ^+⌘+D in .pdf's opened in Safari 6 (using Acrobat Reader)? Is perhaps Adobe Reader at fault (i.e. does the dictionary work with Safari's default .pdf reader)?
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After installing Adobe Acrobat, can I revert to Preview for handling PDF from Firefox?

I was used to download PDF from Firefox and open them with Preview PDF. Yesterday I installed Adobe Reader and now each time I click on a PDF link Firefox tries to open the PDF with Abode Reader. And ...
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How to launch pdf viewer from the terminal

I'm working using LaTeX, since I compile the document in the terminal, it would be much easier for me to open it in pdf viewer directly from the terminal. I'm using OS X 10.8.2 in Polish, so I'm not ...
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Make Preview automatically reload PDF without switching to it

If I change the contents of a PDF file that is open in Preview, it automatically reloads it when I switch to the program. Is there a way to make it do this without explicitly switching to the ...
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How can I change the font used in Preview PDF notes?

As of Mountain Lion, Preview has been "upgraded" with a ridiculous font choice for its Notes (Control-Command-N). I use them all the time in PDF files and suffer from the Comic Sans feeling of Marker ...
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Is signing a pdf file electronically with Preview safe?

I would like to sign PDF forms using Preview but I am hesitant that the signature can be copied by the receiving party. Has it been ensured that it cannot be copied? Of course, I realise that it could ...
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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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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 ...
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How to share annotations in PDFs between iPad and MacBook?

At the moment I use Dropbox to share PDFs between my MacBook and iPad. It works very well, except sharing annotations in the PDF-files. I open the PDF using Adobe Reader on my iPad and add some ...
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iphone pdf app that doesn't scroll

I often use my iphone to scan through presentations that are stored as pdfs. Often, the information on the following page of a document is the same as the previous page plus some extra information. ...
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Automator & AppleScript: How do I import the texts of Notes and Reminders as PDFs and RTFs?

I would like to export and save the Notes and Reminders documents or texts as PDFs and RTFs, keeping or preserving the formatting and the background of Notes or Reminders, but the Notes doesn't have ...
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Looking for Software to Scan or Convert to Searchable and Signable PDF

I have the occasional need to scan and/or convert scanned images into PDF format. OS X Mountain Lion does this natively, but as far as I can tell it's just an image wrapped in a PDF, so text ...
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Safari opens pdf in browser window, but doesn't auto rotate and there is no control bar

I just recently switched to a macbook pro with mountain lion from macbook with leopard. I had no problems with safari opening pdfs before, but now, what it does is that it opens the pdf, but it ...
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Using PdfLatex in OS X?

This thread here mentions MacTex but it is 2 GB in size and I am trying to find something as small as Apple's open command for modularized preview. How can I get something like pdflatex in OS X? ...
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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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Error when trying to export a multipage document from Excel (2011) with both landscape and portrait pages as a PDF file

We use Excel 2011 for OSX at work and we are consistently encountering the following problem. When we have a multi sheet(page) workbook(document), with both landscape and portrait pages, an error ...
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Is it possible to add Adobe PDF as a printer in Lion?

I want to add Adobe PDF as a printer in Lion. I know how to use the "pdf" button in the print dialog, but that unfortunately won't work for the task I have in mind. Does anyone know how to this? ...
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How can I read PDFs on an iPod Touch without sending them to the cloud anywhere?

If I have PDF files on my Mac that I don't want stored on a remote server anywhere but I want to be able to read them on my iPod Touch, what software can I use? I'm running iOS 6, and it appears that ...
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Does Acrobat Pro XI support Retina display?

I have not been able to find any official word from Adobe on this. A Google search only turns up comments from disgruntled users (such as myself) who complain about lack of support in Acrobat X. So: ...
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Blank page removal tool for PDF?

A command line tool is preferred, but not required. Do you know of any automatable tool that can automatically detect and remove blank pages from a multi-page PDF file?
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Export pdf annotations only using preview?

I use Preview on OS X and GoodReader on the iPad for reading and annotating pdfs. GoodReader allows me to 'view summary' which is a plain text list of all highlighted sections and comments added to ...
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Can I remove the page breaks (or re-flow postscript documents) in PDF files?

I have a piece of software that formats source material and produces PDF files. These resulting files may be any length and are broken into pages according to a selected page size. (In other words, ...
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iPad PDF software to edit, merge, annotate etc well PDF documents like in desktop? Also working with Math formulae? [closed]

This thread is a part of the major thread about using iPad for education purposes here. This thread here made me realize that that it would be super-cool to be able to merge PDF documents and other ...
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PDF software to read many documents side-by-side in iPad?

This thread is a part of the major thread about using iPad for education purposes here. When I do my homework, I often need to recap lecture notes and at the same time do assignments. Before my ...
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How to render only first page in PDF as image and then resize?

I've really stuck on how to do this, I thought it would be easy, but maybe not! I want to create a small thumbnail image from the first page of a pdf in automator so I can batch convert a load of ...
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How to extract the text of a PDF document with Automator, and save it in a directory

How can you modify the output folder of the Extract PDF text action ? I made a basic workflow to extract the text of PDF files, but the output folder is stuck to Desktop. I can change it in Automator, ...
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Why do PDF forms/annotations filled in using Preview.app appear blank to Windows/Adobe users?

If I fill out a PDF form using Preview.app on Mac OS X, and email it to a Windows user, it appears to be blank when they open it in Acrobat. The same applies to some (most?) annotations. How can I ...
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Annotation of a PDF file in my Dropbox in iPad and keep it the last version in Dropbox

I have a folder in my Dropbox that I keep my eBooks in it. I want to find an app for the iPad that can do these to me: Let me open a PDFs file from my Dropbox Let me annotate on that file Annotation ...
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Measuring PDF margins, etc. with Preview?

I would like to measure the size of the margins and other distances in a PDF without having to print it out. I would like the results in "as printed" units (e.g. inches or cm once printed) Is it ...
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Is there a free command line program for converting PDF files to SVG?

Once upon a time I used Corel Draw to edit vector graphics. Now I'm looking at using Sketch. I previously converted all my old CDR files to PDF but Sketch doesn't seem to like to open PDFs containing ...
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Mac app for editing PDF documents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best reader for annotating PDFs I am looking for a simple app (ideally free) for OSX that allows you to edit PDF documents, essentially providing you with the ability to ...
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Simple scanning to PDF

In OS X Mountain Lion, is there an easy and fast way to scan to PDF, with multiple pages per PDF? I know this can be achieved with Image Capture, but in my opinion that is just a terrible ...
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How to remove page marks in pdf file with iPad viewers?

I found some of the pdf files has some page marks(or three holes I don't know the official name for the marks) as is shown: Most of the iPad pdf viewers can't recognize this to show the marks, only ...
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Why can't I press “return” to see all pages in Preview on Mountain Lion?

On OS X 10.7, I could press the Return key while in preview to see hundreds of little thumbnails of the pages in a pdf document. I can't show you a screenshot now, since I'm not running Lion, because ...
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How would one rotate a PDF?

I have a scanned PDF document on an iPad 2 (iOS 6) that I need to rotate but cannot find any easy way to do this. How would I engage such an endeavor?
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Is it possible to search within a PDF document using Kindle for iPad?

I am trying to use the Kindle iPad app as a storage base for all of my PDFs. But I'm disappointed that I can't seem to find a way to search the text within a PDF using the Kindle iPad App. Am I ...
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is it possible to spell check PDF files?

Is it possible to spell check PDF files? In Preview.app the "Edit > Spelling & Grammar > Check Document Now (⌘;)" is disabled. I'm working on a LaTeX document in Emacs and would like to use the OS ...
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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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View PDF on iPad from Windows 7 over WiFi

I have a home fileserver running Windows 7. I have a directory with PDF files. I want to view the PDF files on my iPad 2 over WiFi and not locally store them on the iPad. Is there any app which can ...
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How to use Automator to upload my real estate listing to web?

I want to use Automator to extract any text in a set region of a PDF, extract all images from the PDF, place all the text in corresponding fields of an Excel spreadsheet, and then upload that ...
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PDF annotations: Annotating with Preview on Mac, view annotations on iPad

My workflow is as follows: Open PDF on Mac using Preview Annotate PDF using the annotate tools within Preview Send PDF to iPad I would like the annotations to show up on the iPad in the native PDF ...
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How can I use the “signature” function in Preview on Mac Mini with no camera?

I have a Mac Mini with no attached camera. I would like to use the feature of Preview that allows you to insert a signature. This relies on taking an image of your signature using an ...
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Preview copies aliens. How to change the encoding/make it work?

Preview copies aliens! Literally. Here is a screenshot: The text selected on the pdf was copied (Cmd+C) and pasted (Cmd+V) from Preview to TextEdit. What did I get? A bunch of aliens. I'm guessing ...
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Is there a way to get iBooks to display the generic cover for my PDFs?

Most (all) of my PDF's I read on iBooks are actual novels or textbooks. Is there a way to force iBooks to use the generic book cover rather than the first page of the PDF document? I'm tired of trying ...
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Understand “Open in browser” vs “Open in Preview” for PDF files

When I click on a link to a PDF file, sometimes the PDF document opens in the Safari browser window, and sometimes it opens a new window and opens the PDF document in the Preview application. Is ...
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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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How to fix the single page scroll option using Magic Mouse when viewing a PDF in Safari on Mountain Lion?

I don't know if this is just happening to me - I upgraded to Mountain Lion. when I open PDF documents in Safari, I use the single page scroll option, so that with a short scroll down the Magic Mouse, ...