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How to print as PDF using Acrobat 10, when no printer is installed?

Preview or Acrobat can both print out individual pages of a PDF file, as a new PDF file containing only those pages, but I think Acrobat 10 probably can print out page 1, 10-12, and 5 -- in any order, ...
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How can I change the resolution of a PDF

I have scanned a document into a PDF at 300dpi. The document file is larger than I would like. Is there a simple way to down-sample the document so that it has a lower resolution? Or do I just need ...
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What iPad app will allow me to present .PDFs or .PPTs that include OTF (and other) fonts?

I do quite a bit of presenting using the iPad as a presentation tool, but I am a PC user. I have always created my slides in PowerPoint, converted to PDF and presented using GoodReader. I have done ...
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Is there a good, full-featured EPUB to PDF converter?

There are tons of PDF to EPUB converters but almost no EPUB TO PDF. Only thing I've found is a free online converter (takes some time to upload, lacks the cover and the sidebar navigation) and a ...
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Do the “Print to PDF” / “Save to PDF” options embed fonts in the PDF file?

Specifically: When doing this within the MS Office suite (Powerpoint, Word etc.), does the font get embedded within the PDF? Does Preview.app embed fonts when “Saving as PDF”? If I’m generating the ...
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Can I print to PDF with my iPad?

The missing print to PDF feature on iPad (like that of Mac OS X) has been written about in a couple places on the web, but they all reference iPad apps that are no longer present in the App Store. Is ...
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“Save as PDF…” in Safari submenu

Is it possible to place the "Save as PDF…" button from the print menu underneath the "Print…" button in the "File/print…" menu in safari?
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How can I create a multipage PDF from JPG's in Preview?

I just upgraded to Lion recently. When I was on Snow Leopard, creating a multi-page PDF document in Preview was simple: I would open up the image Save it as a PDF Open up the PDF Open up the panel ...
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Any application that can split scanned PDF's on an iPad?

Are there any iPad PDF apps that either automatically or manually can split scanned PDF's into multiple pages? At school, I receive many scanned PDFs that have 2 physical pages per PDF page, which ...
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How do I edit PDF Annotation Text Properties after creation?

When I have a form that I don't want to print out and write on, I can simply use Preview.app's PDF Annotations feature in order to fill in the necessary fields, and print out the final result. I have ...
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Hyperlinks missing in printed documents

I've noticed this on several occasions where I'll print a document (Pages file, RTF, PDF, etc) and any hyperlinks in the document don't appear on the printed page. Where the hyperlinked text appears ...
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Is there a tabbed PDF reader for Mac OS X?

I am looking for a tabbed PDF reader, preferably with annotation support (highlighting mostly) for Mac OS X. I looked at the Skim FAQ which said that tabs would never come to Skim. I am currently ...
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Convert PDF to something editable without losing all formatting

I am aware of solutions that allow one to extract text from a pdf file. Are there any practical solutions on the Mac to extract rich text and layout from a PDF, or somehow convert a PDF into some ...
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How can I download a webpage to a PDF in Terminal?

I am trying to find a way to download an URL and convert it into a PDF. I have found lots of suggestions on how to turn PDFs into HTML or HTML into PDFs, but that's not the same as what I want to do. ...
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Is there a PDF annotation app for the iPad with minimal (or no!) annoying page transitions?

I'm looking for an iPad app that I can use for my PDF presentations. The absolute must-have features are: Good annotation support. I'm giving 2hr lectures so I have to be able to write on the ...
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Safari with OS X 10 6.8 will not open PDF files

After installing the OS X 10.6.8 update on my iMac (10,1), when PDF files are opened within Safari, a blue circle appears, then a black screen with the first page of the PDF file. It will not open ...
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How do I make Firefox open a PDF in a tab instead of downloading it?

I find it really annoying, that firefox on my Mac (OS X Lion) automatically downloads a pdf instead of viewing it in a tab. On Windows this works flawless. But why is it not working on the Mac? Is ...
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Setting Preview Default to Single Page

So I'm not at all impressed with the "Continuous" view in Preview, that seems to be the default way PDFs are opened. Is there a way to change the Preview.app preferences in such a way as to set ...
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This PDF displays with question marks instead of letters

Something is wrong with the rendering of this PDF in Preview (or Quick Look). This is how it looks: I can see it in Adobe Reader on Windows. I'm not sure what font it is using, and I have Office ...
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Whispersync-like experience for PDF or TXT files?

When I start reading a PDF or TXT on my Mac and continue reading it on my iPhone, I have to waste time looking for exact place where I stopped reading on my Mac before continuing to read on my iPhone. ...
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Blacking out a part of a PDF, or redaction of text

What methods are there to blackout a part of a PDF? I don't want to simply use Preview's annotation tools and then save the document, since then someone could open up the PDF and remove the ...
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iWork Pages Converting to PDF

I am using a template from Pages for a document. When I convert it to PDF, it loses its style and font. I've tried exporting it as a PDF as well as printing it as a PDF. Any suggestions on how I ...
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How can I get PDFs to open in-browser in Safari 5.1

Basically the exact opposite of this existing question How do I disable inline PDFs in Safari 5.1?. I need to view my PDFs in-line, and with Safari 5.1 it's no longer working on either OSX 10.6 or ...
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App for eye-friendly eBook reading on iMac or MacBook?

Is there any program that allows a user to read eBooks or PDFs in a way that does not bother the eyes, pretty much like what Kindle does? Maybe by reducing the illumination of the monitor and using ...
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On iPhone/iPad, can you view a PDF sync'd in iTunes?

A podcast I subscribe to has mp3 files and PDF files side-by-side. They all sync together into iTunes. On the Mac, in iTunes, I can double-click on either and hear (mp3) or read (PDF) what's inside. ...
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Print PDF with crop marks

I have an A4 PDF document that has content all the way to the border and I want to print it out. Hence I print out on A3 sized paper (i.e. I print on paper twice the size) and then cut it to the ...
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Are there Mac tools for checking PDF and image files for problems?

Are there any Mac tools for checking pdf and image files for encapsulated malware, exploits, or other potentially suspicious stuff? If I email these files to myself on some online account, which ...
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Why does iPad show a weird effect on some PDF images?

I noticed some PDF documents viewed on iPad (either version 1 or 2) show a weird effect as follows. There are thin lines distracting the image. You can see the details on YouTube: Weird image shown ...
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iPad PDF bookmarking across files

I'm looking for a PDF reader for iPad that will allow me to make bookmarks in multiple files and to see all of those bookmarks (across all the files) in a single list. My specific scenario is that I ...
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Create PDF from tall images (Automator?)

I have a number of images that are 8.5" wide, but very long (around 40" tall) and I want to create a standard multi-paged 8.5" x 11" PDF document from all of the images. The problem is that the PDF ...
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What tool can I use to manage notes and/or bookmarks for a collection of PDF files?

I am doing some research and I do put lots of notes and bookmarks in the books (PDF files). I am looking for a tools that will allow me to see and search inside all these notes. I supposed that this ...
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iPad PDF Reader with annotation support?

I have to read lots of PDF books on my iPad but I also need to make notes (annotations), notes that I want to be able to transfer to the Mac later. What solutions do I have for this? Please do not ...
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Is the iPad 2 any better at handling large PDFs than the original iPad was?

We know that iPad 2 performance is higher than the performance of the original iPad (Safari, Games, etc). But whether iPad 2 user experience is better in opening and reading heavy-weight PDFs than ...
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How can I read a pdf with Firefox 5?

I'd like to upgrade Firefox to the new version but I don't know if I'll still be able to read pdf on it with this this plugin. Is there another way ?
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What software is available (preferably free) to edit PDF files on Mac OS X?

What free software/app is there to edit pdf files on Mac OS X? Specifically I am looking to edit an existing PDF file and re-save it in PDF format.
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Open PDF using Google Chrome

I like the fact that I can use Google's built in PDF viewer instead of a separate application (Adobe Acrobat). Normally I would open a Finder Window with the PDF and drag it to a tab on Google Chrome ...
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Viewing a PDF with links on iPad

Are there any (hopefully free) iPad apps for viewing PDFs containing links? For instance, I have a long PDF with a table of contents in the beginning containing links to later parts of the PDF. These ...
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Print HTML to PDF while retaining hyperlinks

I'm trying to create a PDF document from an HTML document. Of course it's easy to do this using the built-in PDF Printer, however, this does not retain hyperlinks. I've tried wkhtmltopdf which ...
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What are the secret options of the pdf convert tool from OS X?

I recently discovered the /System/Library/Printers/Libraries/convert tool that is able to convert HTML, DOC, ... to PDF. It works great but it has some optional arguments that are not documented: -a ...
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preview merges pdf and result in huge file size?

I used preview to merge 5 pdf files, of total size of 800k. All pdf have no graphs. However the resulting file size is 10MB... I then tried Acrobat, under similar simple method I got a combined pdf ...
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How to disable Acrobat Reader in Safari?

In Safari, the default PDF-Viewer in Safari is "Preview". Unfortunately, since I installed the Acrobat Reader, this default changed to the Acrobat Reader, which is extremely annoying. How can I ...
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Crop multiple pages in a pdf file

I can use Preview app to select a region and crop a page. Can I do the same cropping for a whole pages in pdf? Are there tools (commercial or free) available for it?
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PDF export from Pages document

Here is the dilemma that I'm having with the PDF export on Apple Pages. When I export my Apple Pages document into PDF and open it in any PDF viewer (let's just say Preview) then I don't get the TOC ...
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Converting HTML to PDF using convert utility in Mac OS X

I'm trying to convert a bunch of HTML files into PDF files. I'm looking for an automated solution so that i don't have to open each HTML file individually and convert it to PDF. In Mac OSX, convert ...
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how to print or export annotations in a pdf file?

I have a pdf file containing annotations from someone else (I assume they are made in windows with some Adobe software, but I'm not sure). They look like that: and can be displayed in Preview.appor ...
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How can I convert JPG into PDF easily?

Is there any way to batch convert .jpg files into single .pdf files?
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Can I copy the PDFs I have on my Mac to the iPad?

Can I copy the PDFs I have on my Mac to the iPad ? I want to download them from example from Google Scholar with the Mac (or iPad) and then read them on the iPad.
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Split a single page PDF into multiple pages

Is there an easy way (in Preview or whatever) to scale up and split a PDF file with a single page into multiple pages? What I would like is to split say an A3 paper document into two A4 pages, to ...
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iPad PDF reader that supports multi-page viewing?

Is there any app that allows the user to zoom out and see multiple pages of the same PDF simultaneously? (for example by zooming out the PDF). Adobe Acrobat and other PDF desktop viewers have this ...
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Print to pdf with Adobe Reader

I'm filling out a PDF form that doesn't work with Preview so I have to use Adobe Reader (ugh). After I fill out the form, I want to print it to PDF so that it is finalized. Unfortunately, Adobe ...