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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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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?
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Are there more robust tools than Automator to extract text from multiple PDF?

There is an action in Automator that allows you to programmatically "Extract PDF Text", but it fails when fed a moderate amount of files (25 to 100). Worse, it fails without logging anything helpful ...
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mac os preview: linked pdf and going back

When I click on a linked reference in a pdf it jumps to the bibliography at the end of the paper. Is there an easy way to jump back to the passage I just read? Thanks in advance
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How do I export a Keynote Presentation to PDF while embedding the font

It seems like the export to PDF option currently exists on Keynote (version '09) does not embed the font I use. What are my options besides buying Adobe Acrobat Professional?
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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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How to use a PDF in a presentation

I have to make a little keynote tomorrow, and I have all the slides saved as PDFs. I will be using a projector as a second screen to my laptop. What's the best way to transform this long PDF document ...
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iPad app to convert multiple photos to a single pdf

Does anyone know an app to convert multiple photos from the iPad Camera Roll into a single PDF? Alternatively, an app that lets you take photos with the iPad camera and saves them into a single PDF ...
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Preview does not save PDF form data

I downloaded the 2012 IRS 1040 form to my Mac to ~Downloads/f1040.pdf, running OS X 10.7.5. Upon opening the pdf file in Preview (Version 5.5.3 (719.31)), I see fillable form data I proceed to fill ...
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Cut two pages by Preview at once

When scanning documents, many pages in a row have the same problem. An example where a lot of white empty space in the corner: The application Preview allows selecting the area in a row along the ...
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Word 2011 creates a 66 MB PDF from a 1 MB Word file

I have a 1 MB Word file (text with 3 or 4 PDF graphics inside, and 1 bitmap JPEG image), which Word 2011 exports as PDF into a 66 MB file. Using the "Print > Save as PDF" feature leads to a file of ...
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Cannot export pdf highlights from Preview.app using skim in OSX10.8.3

When I 'convert to notes' in skim, only the page numbers of the highlighted text gets displayed. I can click on those page numbers and it will go to the highlighted part of the document but the actual ...
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Import PDF files from laptop to iPad without network

We can use iTunes to import PDF files to Books application of iPad. However Books application has no PDF annotation capability. I have installed other PDF viewers on iPad (like Documents by Readdle, ...
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Safari saves PDF as .pdf.jpeg because of faulty mimeType

When I try to open a PDF link by clicking on it, Safari saves it as filename.pdf.jpeg, then tries to open it in Preview, and claims that the file is broken. I checked the requests to see what's ...
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Ordering of events when printing/pdf-ing from iCal

Spent a few hours searching on Google and in other forums - I know this issue has come up before, but I couldn't find a single answer or solution anywhere. It seems that when I go to print the ...
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ImageMagick - Convert multipage pdf to animated gif

I have a two-page PDF file that I would like to convert to an animated GIF file. A post on the TeX StackExchange gives the following ImageMagick one-liner: convert -verbose -delay 50 -loop 0 ...
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What's a reasonable page size for PDFs that are likely to be read on an iPad?

I might temporarily change the page size of a colleague's Microsoft Word document, to produce a PDF – with an assumption that some users will read the PDF on an iPad or comparable device. Page size ...
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Change background colour for PDF when Viewing

When a PDF is opened, its actual background color is often white. On Windows, several PDF viewers have the ability to set the background color to another one, which doesn't modify the PDF file itself. ...
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OS X: Any PDF to Kindle format converter to read technical material on Amazon Kindle?

I like to read course material on Kindle. I merge all lecture slides with Automator and then send them to my Kindle email. Earlier, I have used Readle's Documents app (a spinoff of PDF Expert) where I ...
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Open iBooks files in other PDF viewers in iPad

iBooks permits easy file sharing and import of Pdf files to iPad through iTunes, however it lacks annotation/highlighting. After import, I prefer to open PDF file with 3rd party PDF viewers like ...
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Is there any terminal tool to convert from ODT to PDF/PS?

There is unoconv for Linux. I am looking something similar for Mac. I think no such a program exists.
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Exporting jpg to pdf: file size grows significantly

When I used Preview's "Export" feature to export a 1.4MB jpg file to a one page pdf file, the resulting pdf is as large as 14MB, which is really surprising and annoying. I tried to reduce the file ...
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Unicode normalization for filenames and copied text from pdf:s

I have two issues that seem related. When copying text or filenames containing umlauts or e.g. å ä ö, OS X can't seem to handle the characters in a sane way. Apparantly this is a well-know problem, a ...
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Duplex default in Acrobat X

My MacOS and Acrobat Pro version are as follows. Mac OS X 10.7.5 Acrobat 10.1.6 When I'm printing PDF documents, I can never set 'duplex printing' as a default setting. I think I could do it in ...
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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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Clean removal of Acrobat Reader

After uninstalling of Acrobat Reader from OS X 10.8.2 Safari doesn't display pdf's. I suppose that Acrobat uninstaller didn't remove plugin from Safari. My question is how to cleanly remove Acrobat ...
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iPad PDF reader app with seamless handwritting annotation experience

I am looking for an iPad app (Android app references will also be considered useful) which allows reading PDF files and annotating them with a stylus, resembling the experience I would have with a pen ...
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Destination of merged PDFs in Automator?

Where can I find the PDF merged by the automator?
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Powerpoint: compress or downsample large images/graphics

I'm using Powerpoint 2011, and I'm not able to find an option to easily downsample or compress images to produce a smaller output PPTX or PPT file. I don't need the high resolution in some of the ...
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How to batch convert word documents to pdf?

Is there a scriptable way that I can convert several MS Word documents to PDF? I thought this might be possible using python, but I am unable to find any advice online on how best to do this.