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Reading PDFs on iPad without iTunes syncing

I am trying to read for an exam and I want to download exercises to my iPad. I have downloaded the exercises from here. I have no Mac laptop or desktop computer. I am tired of clicking every pdf ...
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Automate PDF actions

To improve my paperless workflow, I'm looking to achieve the following, potentially using automator / applescript. I need to be able to run it using Hazel, or as a folder action (not run manually): ...
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AdobePDFViewerNPAPI shows up in Mission Control

When I open a PDF document in Safari and then go into Mission control, I see a window with different kinds of artifacts (e.g. horizontal black lines on a white background) and it's titled ...
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Scrolling PDF documents in Safari is too sensitive?

In Safari, I use two finger dragging with my trackpad (on a MacBook) to scroll through websites. I've noticed that whenever I try viewing a PDF document, (i.e. the URL in the address bar ends with ...
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Keeping a PDF article's bibliography always visible

While reading an article, I like to keep the bibliography pages at the tail of the article visible at the same time as I am going through the pages of the article. Two obvious ways for doing this are ...
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Generating a monochrome PDF file from a color PDF file

How can I generate a monochrome pdf file from a color pdf file? I have tried ImageMagick's convert, but with bad results. A direct conversion convert -monochrome file.pdf file-bw.pdf produces ...
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What tool is best for removing pages from a PDF?

I have a set of PDF documents that each have a few extra pages. I'd like to remove the first two and last pages from each of them. Preview only lets me look at and annotate a PDF, not edit one. Can ...
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Dragging cropped .pdf file to Mac Powerpoint 2011 - Result is completely different area of original!

I am trying to copy/drag a .pdf file into a powerpoint presentation for Mac PPT 2011. I do the following: 1. Select and copy the top right corner of the original .pdf page 2. Save this 'corner' as ...
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How do I print a selected email to PDF using Automator?

I can't for the life of me figure out how to print a selected email to PDF using Automator. Example - iTunes invoice arrives as email text (not an attachment) and I want to save it as a PDF to a ...
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How can I remove a PDF in iTunes?

There are several PDF files which I imported into iTunes to read using iBooks. However, I cannot manage to remove them. By default, iTunes handles the its media library automatically. The PDFs and ...
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Is there a PDF reader that formats for mobile screens?

Trying to read PDF on a mobile screen is a pain, be it iBooks or Adobe Reader. Neither of the apps properly format the content for reading on the iPhone. I was wondering if there is a "Reader" ...
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Exporting PDF with table of contents hyperlinks in Microsoft Word 2011?

When I save a document in Word 2011 to PDF, the hyperlinks in the documents' table of contents and other cross-reference links aren't clickable. That is in the PDF document when I click on a table of ...
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How can I archive articles I'm reading on my iPad? (Evernote, Instapaper, etc)

I read a number of magazines and newspapers daily on my iPad, using a number of different apps. I generally start out in Flipboard, then read the New York Times using the dedicated app in Newsstand, ...
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Select font when converting .txt to .pdf from command line

I often need to convert text files to PDF from the command line. I currently use enscript, a2pdf, cupsfilter, etc. The feature I'm missing is the ability to use an OS X font instead of one of the ...
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Can I configure the auto duplex feature of my Canon Pixma printer on Mac OS X?

I am trying to configure a printer (Canon Pixma mg3150) to my mac... everything looks fine, I can print a page of 1 side. The specification of the printer shows auto duplex print, but the Two Sided is ...
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Adobe Reader Updater legitimate?

I just got the following popup: Is this a legitimate update from Adobe? The reason I'm concerned: The Flashback virus started off as a fake Adobe Flash update. The UI on the application does not ...
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On iPad's iBooks, how to make highlighting show up for PDF files?

It seems that on iPad, iBooks, Kindle, or Kobo won't show any user highlightings? For example, just go to ...
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Why won't iTunes let me manually sync PDFs to iBooks?

I have my iPad set to manually manage content (i.e. drag and drop, not sync). I'm trying to add some PDFs to iBooks, but it refuses to let me copy them to my iPad. I can do this with epub books just ...
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How can I export PDFs from a PC to a new iPad?

I want to load some of the PDFs I bought from the internet to my iPad from my PC (Windows 7). How can I do this? I've never bothered about tablets before, but somehow I got an iPad. I did some ...
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Preview zooms view when moving document from laptop screen to external monitor

In Preview, when I drag a PDF document from my laptop screen to an external monitor, Preview zooms in the view by a large amount--enough that I have to click the "minus" button a couple of times to ...
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What's the best way to place 4 pictures on a A4 sheet using the mac?

What's the best way to place 4 pictures on a A4 sheet using the mac ? (or iPad / iPhone) ? I need to create a pdf. iPhoto seems not to have such functionality. I would like to know if there is an ...
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Automator PDF text to Spoken Audio file: What's wrong with this script?

I have pages of PDF notes which I want converted to spoken audio to aid revision. There are several suggested workflows online, but I'm still not getting the results I want. I used this model from ...
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iPhone save PDF file and view it

I have a PDF file on my Mac and I want to copy it into my iPhone and then read it. How can I do that? I already tried to plug the iPhone cable into my Mac, but it seems Finder doesn't let me save a ...
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Which iPad PDF viewers (annotators, readers, whatevers) give a faithful rendering?

I got a bit of a surprise when viewing a PDF today. I'd originally looked at it on my iPad in Safari. Then I looked at it later on my Linux machine using xpdf. It looked ... different. Here are ...
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OSX Preview: is able to display DRM protected PDF files? (mainly concerned about Adobe DRM)

I would like to know if the Preview application (last release) is able to open PDF files that are DRM protected, for example by Adobe DRM system.
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US Letter or A4 PDF - which is better for iPad?

I am given the option to download a US Letter or A4 formatted PDF - Which fits the iPad screen better?
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Optimizing Document Scanning in OSX

I'm looking to optimize scanning with OSX's native scanner. Ideally I would like it to be able to produce a multi-page black & white pdf that is under 1MB in size, however, I can't figure out a ...
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How do I highlight PDF text properly in the Preview application?

I've been using the Preview application to view and annotate PDF files for quite a while. You can use Shift-Command-A to display the Annotations Toolbar. Then you can select the Highlight tool and ...
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How does the new iPad's A5X graphics processor affect PDF rendering speed?

How much, if any, has the new iPad has gained in PDF rendering speed with the A5X processor (quad-core graphics)?
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Good PostScript viewer for MacOS?

On OS X, is there a good application to open PS files without converting them to PDF? In addition, I want to associate PS.GZ files to this application, but retain the TAR.GZ association to my ...
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Transferring PDFs from iBooks to your laptop/desktop

There are a lot of tutorials on how to load PDFs into iBooks, but none say how to backup or transfer them back to your computer. I understand there is a button to email them, but I probably have ...
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How can I generate a password-less version of a protected PDF?

I have a PDF file that has been password protected. I know the password. The password's only use, in our case, is to protect the PDF during email transmission. Now that I have the PDF, I'd like to ...
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Can I efficiently make a pdf out of 10 jpeg images? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I combine two or more images to get a single pdf file? In Lion, how can I efficiently combine 10 jpeg files into a single pdf in which each image is a page? I ...
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MS Word rendering problem with Apple products?

I created the Word 2010 file and then converted it to PDF in Windows. I recently tried to open this PDF file on my iPhone, the problem is only the cover page which iPhone renders quite horribly (there ...
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How can I make a standalone app for one PDF book?

I've seen many books or magazines as standalone apps. You download them from the app store as one single app. When you open it, it's just like reading a book or magazine and you can turn the page and ...
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Is there a way Spotlight indexes my Skim bookmarks/notes ?

I find Skim is a great pdf file reader and want to spend a great deal of time adding notes and bookmarks to some of the pdf files I have. I know Spotlight indexes pdf files but it doesn't seem to ...
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How to copy and paste Javascript code from a PDF file to a texteditor (Textmate or Sublime Text)

Everytime, I want to copy and paste one Javascript code example from a book (in a pdf version) to Sublime Text or Textmate, any " " become “ ” >> the code doesn't work. Is there any way to fix this ...
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Convert .help to .pdf

I can save in .pdf just one or two pages at one time, using default Mac viewer. But I have several hundred of pages to save. Does anyone know how to do it faster?
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Disabling Schubert's PDF Browser plugin on Safari

I use Safari and Firefox. To be able to view PDFs on Firefox on the fly, I use the Schubert's PDF viewer. But, I would like to block it from loading my PDFs on Safari. I like Safari's way of handling ...
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PDF metadata editor for iOS

I have several PDF ebooks in my iBooks. Some of them have their titles & authors visible. Some only displayed as "untitled". Is there any PDF metadata editor for iPad?
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Restore PDF to Evernote service in Lion

Anyone knows how to restore the print PDF to Evernote in Lion 10.7.2?
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How can I download a PDF document that is embedded on a webpage in iOS?

If I'm viewing a webpage which embeds a PDF document with the <object> tag (example), how can I download this page on the iPhone? If I view a non-embedded PDF document (example), I can select ...
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Compress PDF with adjustable ratio

One can use Preview to compress a PDF. However Preview on Mac OS X 10.7 does a too hard compression for my taste. There is only one compression setting. Are there alternative tools that allows you to ...
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iPad/iPad2 - PDF page rendering speed

I would like to know how long (in milliseconds) does it take for the iPad/iPad2 to render a PDF page. Every page and every PDF are different, of course. I am interested in average figures if you have ...
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PDF rendering - how much is iPad2 faster than iPad?

I read that iPad2 graphics is faster than iPad. I would like to know how much is iPad2 faster than iPad at PDF rendering.
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How to disable Preview from opening up the last couple items viewed? osx lion

When I download a PDF and open it in Preview on OS X Lion, Preview opens the last couple documents that I viewed. It seems to arbitrarily open anywhere from the last document to the last x documents. ...
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What iPad PDF reader can I use to highlight text?

What iPad PDF reader can I use to highlight text? I don't really care about annotations, saving, or transferring. It just helps me read better if I can highlight things. It does not look like I can ...
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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 ...