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Contextual menu in Safari does not offer option to download PDF

Some websites (e.g., for academic journals) show PDF files in frames. Sometimes I would like to download the PDF file, but doing so is annoyingly difficult: right-clicking on the PDF brings up a ...
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Can't print PDF in Safari since Yosemite

I can't print a PDF in Safari. I hit Print but nothing happens. This never happened until I downloaded Yosemite.
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Export all PDFs in directory

Is there any way to batch export PDFs, instead of going through each one and going Export as PDF? I was thinking there must be some utility I can run from terminal. This is to basically get around an ...
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My link is lost upon second pdf compression

I had a large 3 GB Pages document that was compressed twice into a final 7 MB PDF file in order to e-mail it without loss in resolution and color. Unfortunately, during the second compression, one of ...
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PDF generated by 'save as pdf' in safari 8 - problem with fonts

I use to generate report on my website to pdf on my mac with safari 7.0. It also works on Yosemite and newest Chrome. It looks like that: Since I upgraded to Yosemite with Safari 8 fonts in PDF ...
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Configure Preview to auto reload pdf and stay at the same location

System: OS X 10.10 Preview version: 8.0 When a pdf file opened by Preview is updated by another program (such as pdflatex), Preview will automatically reload it, which is good. However, Preview ...
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How to search a phrase in Preview of OS X?

When I search for a term like "formation water", preview returns everything starting with formation and not the term "formation water". How can I search for a phrase in Preview?
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Using Automator CLI with passed file name

I'd like to apply a quartz filter (Reduce File Size) through Preview Export using the command line while passing in the input and output filenames through CLI. I'm thinking the best way to do this is ...
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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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Annotation in Preview under Yosemite: How to get back the old behaviour?

I am using Yosemite (OS X 10.10) on my MacBook Air mid 2011. In the version 10.9 and before, annotation (making strokes or arrows) worked liked this: Selecting the form you want to draw Select the ...
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Lit./ Humanities Student asks Evernote Vs. Onenote and Macs and tablets or kindle

I'd like to be able to extract text from a pdf into a new note file on one note or evernote so I can organize myself on themes, as well as change the font of the text. Do these tools allow that ...
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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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Yosemite's Preview.app goes to top of document when PDF changes

I use Preview.app to view PDFs which I am creating with pdflatex. In OSX Mavericks, whenever the PDF changed I would switch windows away from Preview and then back, and the view would update, ...
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Is there any app for electronic signature solution?

Is there any app for signing the documents (PDFs) by electronic signature? Similar to on-line solutions such as HelloSign, EchoSign, XolidoSign, eSignly, DocuSign, Signsquid, RightSignature, ...
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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 on my HP Officejet Pro 276dw I cannot get it on the paper with the same dimensions. When choosing ...
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Yosemite - Can't add text note at arbitrary position in Preview?

Previously, when selecting the "text" tool in preview in order to add a note to a PDF, I could specify where to add this text note by clicking on a particular place of the pdf before actually typing ...
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How to highlight text in Preview properly?

I know this problem could be trivial, but it just bothers a lot. I can use the highlight function of preview properly before like the following: but now when I try to highlight the text again, it ...
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Font smoothing for pdf files in OSX Yosemite Safari vs Skim

I produce a lot of pdf files using LaTeX and thus, I also read a lot of such files. After the update to OS X 10.10 the fonts are not smooth anymore. However, Safari seems to handle it much better than ...
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finer control of Preview anti-aliasing (font smoothing)?

I have just updated to Yosemite and something must have changed in the way Preview renders fonts. I find that Preview display of text in PDF files is rather sloppy, I am pretty sure it used to be ...
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How to automatically find corrupted PDF files?

Due to a recent syncing issue with Dropbox I ended with a lot of conflicting copies and corrupted files across different machines. Especially PDF documents seemed to be corrupted in some way that ...
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Is there an annotation function that allows continuous text annotation without having to repeatedly click on the 'T'? [duplicate]

Preview before yosemite had the ability to click on the Text annotation and allow you to continuous annotations without having to repeatedly press 'Text'. I want to be able to annotate anywhere on the ...
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PDFs looking different in Yosemite Preview.app [duplicate]

I've just installed Yosemite on my iMac and noticed that my PDF files viewed with the Preview.app don't look the same as in Mavericks. If I view the PDF files directly in Safari, all looks like it ...
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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 ...