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To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF viewer

Sometimes I receive PDF files that open with Preview (Version 7.0 (826.4), Mavericks) with the following message: To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF ...
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Preview strips spaces from some lines in PDF documents

Has anyone experienced a phenomenon wherein Preview's "AI" for PDF text extraction sometimes strips spaces out of a line or two of text? I'm working with some college documents and need to extract ...
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How can I set duplex to be the default option when printing in Acrobat Pro XI?

I wish for duplex to be the default, but I must reset it each time the application is launched. I would expect to find the option in the Print... dialog of Acrobat, however I do not find it in the ...
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Preview cannot display two different eps files with the same name simultaneously

I am running OS X 10.9.5 on a 2010 Macbook Pro. I have two eps files that I want to use Preview to view (Preview really converts the eps files to pdfs). One file is ~/Research/images/test.eps and ...
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Using old-style comment in Preview 7.0

My group at work writes a lot of papers, and as a result we all proofread for each other. However, some people like to print out the documents and edit by hand, while some prefer to edit ...
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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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Problems exporting PDF from Pages and uploading to Jobvite

I created my resume in Pages 5.2.2 and converted it to a PDF using the "Export to PDF" feature. Overall, everything seems to work fine. However, I am having problems applying to jobs on Jobvite. When ...
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Create categories with iBooks (Mavericks)

I need to regroup PDF which I have created into categories and to put them on my iPad. With mountain lion I used Calibre to create the categories and iTunes to put the PDF on my iPad as books. After ...
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Set Chrome to open PDF rather than download them

I'm a student and I'm constantly hoping up PDFs for homework. I often end up downloading multiple files after clicking on a link each time I start working. Is there any way to set Chrome to only open ...
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How to convert a PDF that contains only full page photos into an epub with a TOC?

Help needed ...desperately. Some time ago I had created many (over 150) photo-book .pdf files in Acrobat Pro each consisting of 30, full page (bleed) images in.jpeg format, 6"x8" at 150 dpi. There are ...
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How to disable PDF editing in Preview app?

I am running OS X 10.10, Yosemite, and there is one feature which really annoys me. I know it must be useful for a lot of people but it's just not for me. When I open a PDF document and, by habit, I ...
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How to crop odd and even pages differently in a PDF?

I have a large PDF I want to crop/remove all the whitespace with software that runs on Mavericks The PDF in question is designed for print; therefore, odd pages have different margins from even ...
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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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How to get location of a pdf file opened in preview

I have opened a pdf file in preview, without knowing where this file is located. How can I find out?
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Change default Preview window size?

I'm working with LaTex and I'm using a text editor that, when I compile LaTeX files, runs a script to open the compiled pdf in Preview. The trouble is that Preview opens in the same default dimensions ...
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FileMerge for comparing pdf files

Is it possible to use FileMerge to compare pdf files. I found a post that describes the process, but after following every step I just can't seem to be able to compare two simple pdf files. The ...
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Preview Not Opening File - Permissions Issue (via Python)

I have a Mac VM running Mavericks (10.9.3), and for various reasons I am trying to write a script in Python to automatically transfer a PDF file to the VM and open it in Preview. For anyone who ...
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Can you higlight a region (*not* text) in Preview?

I often have to work with large scanned pdf documents (law reports, not that it matters). It's quite handy to be able to highlight key passages, but for the most part these documents have not been ...
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Is there a drag-n-drop SVG to PDF converter?

I use Inkscape quite a bit to produce presentations. Since Inkscape doesn't handle multiple pages, I end up with a lot of individual .svg files. I then have to open each one and 'save as' a PDF to ...
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Add author to pdf

I produce a quarterly bulletin, which I publish as a pdf. This is written in Pages 4.3 and exported. Previous issues on OS X 10.8 have my name as Author. Recent issues on OS X 10.9 show unknown ...
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Create a PDF with a custom page size? (Mavericks)

I'm trying to create a PDF with a custom page size. Basically, I'm converting a set of JPEGs which are exactly 5:4 dimensions into a single PDF, so I wanted to set the paper size to 8x10, so as not ...
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How would a Pages document end up as a series of embedded PDFs?

My grandfather has been writing a book as a Pages document, but he told me the other day that he suddenly wasn't able to edit the document. He thinks that this happened around the same time that he ...
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PDF reader for cloud accessing

I was wondering if there exists a cloud PDF reader for iOS. The PDF reader can only access the pdf files on the cloud without storing pdf file locally. What I mean is the PDF reader will always ...
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how to annotate scanned PDF on MAC

I've a scanned PDF and i can't seem to highlight the text of course using the preview on my OS X, is there a software that do that like in windows? Thanks
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Save HTML as PDF without metadata (e.g. date/time, URL)

In Safari or Firefox, saving a web page as PDF (⌘P > PDF > Save as PDF...) includes the page's title, URL, page number, and date/time in the resulting PDF. Is there a way to generate a PDF without ...
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What are the NitroPDF alternatives for mac?

NitroPDF is an excellent software for various kinds of formatting, merging and splitting of PDF files but it is available only for machines running windows OS. What are good alternatives for such ...
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Can I control how Preview decides to group documents when opening them all at once?

I use Preview frequently for the task of combining multiple PDFs. Typically, these PDFs are all created within a few minutes of one another, and when opening from the Finder, they all open in the same ...
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Bulk downloading PDF files in iPad

I'd like to know whether there is an app or a service which allows bulk downloading of PDF files from a site page. More generally, is there an app that allows bulk downloading to iPad given a string ...
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How to number pages in pdf document?

How can I add numbers to pages in pdf document? Is there a free software for this? I found in google only full version of Adobe Acrobat, which can make it. This works, but I need to add number in ...
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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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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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Export an email from Outlook to PDF?

Is there way to export a specific email from Mac Office 2011 in PDF (or some other portable document format)? I don't want to export a whole archive, just a particular e-mail to attach to a ticket. ...
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Safari appending .EXE to the end of .PDF

I have had reported on occasions when Safari on Mac is downloading a PDF from one of our sites it will append .EXE to the end of the file. The MIME type is correctly set to be pdf but it still does it ...
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Safari PDF Issue

When I try to load a PDF in Safari I am getting some odd Asian (sorry I don't know what dialect) type in the loading window. My best guess is there is a font substitution occurring but I really don't ...
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Difference between Export PDF and Print to PDF in Safari

What is the difference between to File > Export as PDF and File > Print > Save 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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Mail.app attachments show as icon or document content (inline)

I get my faxes sent to me by email as a PDF file. Sometimes it shows in the email as an icon with the filename.pdf. Sometimes it shows the content of the PDF within the email (i.e., you can read it in ...
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PDF presentation software that shows notes

I created a PDF presentation in latex using beamer and I added notes to some slides. Now I want to show my presentation using a projector. What I need is to show the slides on the projector while see ...
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Color Profiles Wonky - Mac OSX / Photoshop, PDFs, etc

Been trying to print a simple JPEG file (set in RGB mode) to my HP 3511 Deskjet. I know my printer is capable of printing in color. It's done it before. I did a test print the other night through HP, ...
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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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Is there a single window application that can read CHM, PDF and DJVU?

I discovered recently that Preview.app can be configured so that it's using only one window for all documents, instead of one window per document. The drawback is that you can only read one document ...
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Internet links embedded in PDFs from Outlook Exchange email don't work

Working on iPad 2/iOS7 - outlook exchange - have an email with 2 pdf attachments that have active internet links embedded in the pdf documents. When you tap a link to launch it, nothing happens (no ...
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How to backup ePubs and pdfs to iCloud

Is it even possible? I have hundreds of books in all these formats sitting in my iBooks library on my Mac. Now, I do notice that I can safely delete my iBooks (purchased off iBooks Store) from my ...
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Removing pages from a sub-document

I have ten documents, 01.pdf to 10.pdf, that I would like to print. But some have cover pages that I'd like to remove. I'd like to avoid doing this manually ten times. I'm halfway there. I can open ...
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How can i reduce the file size of my images in Pages on my iPad?

Our school teacher is using an iPad to take photo's of their artwork, etc and then using Pages (on the same iPad) .. creating a quick 'page' or two (inserting their artwork) and then emailing the page ...
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Keynote converter to pdf

I'd like to hide some parts of the pictures, that I import to keynote presentation (I use version 6.2 (1861)). To do this I overlay white rectangles without shades on top of these parts of the images ...
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How to switch Preview's full screen default setting from “two-pages” to “continuous scroll”?

Whenever I open a pdf, Preview.app opens it in "continuous scroll" mode. However, when going into fullscreen mode, it switches to "two-pages" when, really, I want it to use whatever view mode I had ...
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Lightweight PDF reader with auto refresh

I'm looking for a PDF reader that is both light weight and automatically updates the PDF to pickup background changes (e.g. when a LaTeX file is edited and compiled). There are two very good choices ...