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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 ...
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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 ...