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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 ...
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PDF annotation tools for the iPad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iPad PDF Reader with annotation support? I'm considering purchasing a PDF annotation app for the iPad; mostly something that allows me to highlight, add handwritten and ...
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How do I combine two or more images to get a single pdf file?

Say I have some image files (for instance, the result of scanning some sheets) and I want to combine them into a single pdf file, each image on a different page. Is there a faster / more convenient ...
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How can I convert a pdf to a format that is compatible with iBooks

I have a pdf file, which I would like to convert to iBook compatible format, which software can I use to do this? calibre seems to be too tough to work with
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Is there an iPad PDF Reader app that has autoscroll?

I read stacks of PDFs on my iPad and I have downloaded (and paid for) a few PDF readers hoping to find an auto-scroll feature, without luck. Does anyone know of any iPad app that can auto-scroll ...
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PDF Voice Reader

I have been reading PDF files a lot lately and I would very much prefer it if someone could read it out aloud for me ;). Is there any software that you use that can read PDF files aloud so that you ...
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Is it possible to somehow default the OSX preview window size on open for PDF files?

I have had this bug-bare for a while where preview always opens documents too small, I'm visually impaired and want them to default to open with two options Default width to nearly 100% of screen, ...
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Why can't some images in the pdf be viewed on iBook of iPad or iPod Touch?

I have iPod Touch and iPad (version 1). I noticed some images on pdf cannot be viewed on the iBook. Why? Edit The following are my pdf ebooks that cannot be viewed by iBook: Pro ASP.NET MVC 2 ...
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Opening an attached pdf file on wiki page outside of browser

I have set up a personal wiki on a localhost using drupal. I have attached pdf's that open in the browser window which is generally ok but I'd rather be able to open them in Preview so I get all the ...
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Why does combining a PDF cause its size to be significantly larger?

I have 3 files about 40 KB each. When I combine them using Preview and save them as a single PDF file, instead of having a size close to 120 KB, the size is closer to 500 KB. Why does this happen, ...
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Reading academic papers on the iPhone

I frequently want to read academic papers while on the go. They're usually in PDF format, so I sync them to my iPhone with iBooks. The problem is that most of the papers I want to read are in a ...
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Pdfs on my ipad to my pc

I have downloaded some pdf files I need them for school but would like to read them on my PC at home. how do I get them to my PC.
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Is there an iOS PDF reader with support for PDF layers?

I was looking for a PDF Reader application which supported PDF layers (turning them on and off). Do any exist?
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What readers annotate PDFs better than the Preview app?

I usually spend around 3 or 4 hours a day working with and annotating PDFs. I've always used Preview, but there's a few things that bother me about it. Mainly the large icons used when you place ...
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How can I work with highlighted text annotations from Good Reader in Preview?

Good Reader on the iPad has two forms of annotating PDFs: You can press and hold a location, and press Note to create a note icon with an annotation. You can select text, and then press highlight. ...
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Is it possible to create a folder in iBooks?

I have iPad and iPod touch. Both I bought just for reading books in pdf format. If it is possible, I want to create some folders to separate the books based on categories I will define.
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Configure mail client for Adobe Acrobat plugin 9.4.0

Adobe Acrobat plugin 9.4.0 has File | Attach to Email ..., but selecting it yields the following: The SendMail doesn't know how to talk to your default mail client. Please select a different ...
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Application for managing a pdf document library

I'm looking for an application that can help manage a library of pdf documents. I prefer open source (or just free beer), but that's not absolutely essential. I am aware of calibre and use it often ...
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Is there a PDF viewer with a vertical split screen feature?

I have a very wide PDF and I would like to find a PDF viewer which would allow me to split the screen vertically so I can keep the left side the same while scrolling the right side back and forth. I ...
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Is there an iPad app that will 'play' a large PDF file as a slideshow?

I'm looking for an iPad app that will 'play' a large PDF file as a slideshow. I've tried the major popular PDF apps, including GoodReader and ReaddleDocs, but none seem to have a 'slideshow' ...
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PDF Searching/Http Syncing on iPad

I have two requirements with handling PDFs on an iPad, but I can't seem to find one app that will solve the problem. I was hoping the iOS 4.2 update would address this, but it doesn't. Here are my ...
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How can I convert a Word (.doc or .docx) file to a PDF on an iPad?

I would have thought this was one of Goodreader's many tricks, but it doesn't seem to be the case.
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What tools allow for creation and editing of a PDF document on OS X?

I would like to create a PDF document with images, text and table of contents. I have also other PDF documents that I would like to merge in this new PDF. Do you know some tools/software for creating ...
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How can I print a booklet from a pdf file?

I have a pdf document, and I want to print it as a booklet, i.e. two pages of the document on each side of a sheet of paper and so that (when printed) the entire thing can just be folded in the middle ...
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Ripping a whole website to PDF

Adobe Acrobat Pro allows the user to convert an entire website (or subset) to a PDF. Is there anything else available for OS X to do the same thing? I don't want to spend several hundred dollars. ...
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How can I print a PDF X-1A from a iWork Pages document?

In order to use my university's printing shop, they said they need a PDF x-1a format. I noticed in Pages that I can print as "Save as PDF-X" but a little googling says this is not exactly the PDF x1a ...
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How to view Adobe Photoshop PDFs on my iPad

I'm attempting to deploy a PDF I created in Photoshop on my iPad using the PDF Pro app. When I view a text PDF, everything works flawlessly - however, when I put my image-loaded PDF on the device, it ...
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Rotated PDF Doesn't Save State?

For some strange reason, when I rotate a PDF using the trackpad (Two finger multi-touch rotation gesture.), there's no option to save it and all changes are lost after I close it. (The save button is ...
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Converting a PDF for use with DVD Studio Pro

I have a client who want me to add PDF's to a DVD, so that people can view them through their televisions Can it be done?
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Some PDFs created by MS Word 2007's Save-as-PDF feature (on Windows) don't display correctly on Mac OS / iOS

Some PDFs created by MS Word 2007's Save as PDF feature (on Windows) don't display correctly on Mac OS using the built-in PDF handling. They display correctly using Acrobat, Photoshop, Inkscape, or ...
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Removing the default author for PDFs

This is a real nit that I I'm picking :-). I save a lot of stuff from the web as PDF files. Is there any way to not have the "Save as PDF" use my name as the author of the PDF by default, other than ...
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View PDF in Preview in Full Screen?

Is there any way to view a PDF in Preview in Full Screen? Quick Look works, but it doesn't have the 'remembering the page you were looking at' feature that I like.
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How to convert a pdf file into a text file?

Is there an easy way to extract plain text from a pdf file? On *nix systems I used to have a command ps2ascii that would do the job, but it seems that this command is not installed by default on my ...
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Why are Firefox and Safari having problems with certain PDF files on the web?

I'm having fits with a certain web PDF document using both Firefox and Safari. Basically the document in question doesn't consist of one big pdf file; rather it consists of a bunch (20 or so) smaller ...
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How do I copy PDFs onto my iPad and read them there?

I've amassed a collection of books in PDF format (through occasionally buying the O'Reilly Media Deal of the Day), on my MacBook Pro. I'd like to get them on my iPad, where they'll be more convenient ...
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How can I combine two PDFs in Preview?

How can I combine two PDFs in Preview?
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Cycle through windows with keyboard in Adobe Acrobat

I use Adobe Acrobat Pro a lot, and often keep multiple documents open. Does anyone know of a way of cycling through the open windows of this application without resorting to the mouse? (Cmd+` ...
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Is there an iPhone App for reading PDF files?

After having used Eucalyptus and Stanza apps on my iPhone, I really can't read printed books while traveling any more. What similar app can I use to transfer, store and read my own pdf files on my ...