Documents in the Portable Document Format, created by Adobe Systems, and readable with Adobe Reader, Apple Preview, and other software programs

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
2answers
699 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
687 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
284 views

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. ...
0
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
487 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
183 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
298 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
150 views

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 ...
6
votes
9answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
867 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
347 views

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 ?
11
votes
7answers
6k views

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.
4
votes
1answer
430 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
435 views

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 ...
24
votes
5answers
21k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

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?
3
votes
2answers
425 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
11k views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
68k views

How can I convert JPG into PDF easily?

Is there any way to batch convert .jpg files into single .pdf files?
2
votes
3answers
536 views

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.
8
votes
4answers
24k views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
4k views

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 ...
3
votes
5answers
10k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
548 views

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 ...
24
votes
4answers
94k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
279 views

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
4
votes
4answers
5k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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, ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
121 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

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, ...
3
votes
4answers
487 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
166 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
876 views

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?
2
votes
5answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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. ...
3
votes
2answers
28k views

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.
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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 ...
8
votes
8answers
3k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
7k views

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' ...
1
vote
1answer
193 views

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 ...
4
votes
6answers
10k views

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.