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Configure Preview to auto reload pdf and stay at the same location

System: OS X 10.10 Preview version: 8.0 When a pdf file opened by Preview is updated by another program (such as pdflatex), Preview will automatically reload it, which is good. However, Preview ...
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Adobe Reader unable to locate PDFs sent to iPhone

I can open my PDFs from iBooks, but Adobe Reader cannot find them on the iPhone. How can I open them in Adobe Reader, which I prefer?
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Editing and syncing a pdf file on Mac and iPad through iBooks

I'd like to work on a draft pdf file on both a Mac and an iPad and see the edits syncing invisibly in the background. I create a new directory mkdir ~/latex and save the following latex in ...
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Add a background to an Excel sheet (printed)

I would like to add a background image to an Excel sheet covering the whole page and print it. A background in Excel is only shown on screen and not printed. Using a large image as header in Excel ...
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Adobe Acrobat opens whenever I save a PDF file. Please make it stop!

So. I installed Acrobet. I generally like it for dealing with large PDF files. However, since I've installed it, is insists on opening every time I download a PDF from Chrome. I'm sure this is a ...
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Why is Adobe Acrobat XI scrolling so slow?

First of all, I know there are some questions similar to this: Adobe Acrobat Pro on Macbook Pro scrolls very slow but I am not finding the right answer to it. I would like to know if there is a way ...
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Does an iOS app to convert PDF to grayscale PDF exists?

As you probably knows AirPrint doesn't have an option for grayscale or B&W printing. My printer doesn't have a setting to print in grayscale. Is there any iOS app that converts a PDF to a ...
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Print PDF as-is, no scaling, no added margins

I have a generated PDF with precise dimensions. I verified the dimensions in Preview. When printing on my HP Officejet Pro 276dw I cannot get it on the paper with the same dimensions. When choosing ...
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Edit Table of Contents in Preview?

In Preview, is there a way to change/edit the names of links in the Table of Contents of a pdf? Thanks in advance!
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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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Mail.app attachments show as icon or document content (inline)

I get my faxes sent to me by email as a PDF file. Sometimes it shows in the email as an icon with the filename.pdf. Sometimes it shows the content of the PDF within the email (i.e., you can read it in ...
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Is there better third-party scanner software for OS X than Preview?

I'm not overly happy with the UI for interfacing with the scanner on my Epson WF-3250 series scanner that's provided by the latest Preview that comes with OS X 10.10. It's clunky and awkward, crashes ...
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PDF reader that allows user to alternate between reading on PC and on Mac

I have to read a lot of PDF files and am wondering whether there is an app out there that allows me to alternate between reading on Windows PC and on Macbook Air. I am thinking about an app that ...
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Preview.app can't open pdf after Adobe Acrobat Installation

After installing adobe acrobat I can no longer use preview.app or apps like clearview to open pdf files under my account. I have tried creating a new user, and logged in, and i can view it no ...
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How can I sync PDF files (and more) with my Mac and iPad?

I know the iPad has the Book Shelf thing: I know I can add PDF files to it - but: Is it possible to sync that with my Mac so I can also read them on the Mac? Is it possible to have them keep the ...
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Readdle cross-app integration: Documents and PDF Expert

Documents by Readdle is a useful file manager, image viewer, cloud synchronizer, pdf reader and download manager. PDF-Reading has however only limited annotation support (notes in text and ...
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removing pages from a PDF increases size [duplicate]

I have a 100-page PDF document, whose size is about 1MB. Using Preview, I exported 2 pages (that contain only text, no graphics, nothing fancy) to a new PDF. The size of the new file is also about ...
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Saving a pending print job as PDF

I printed an important receipt and quit Safari, only to learn the job never printed because we no longer own the network printer the computer was expecting to find. Thus, the only remaining copy of ...
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How to activate TLS 1.0 in Adobe Acrobat on Mac?

I've an issue with filling out an interactive PDF in Adobe Acrobat, so I was suggested to do the following steps in order to fix/activate the authenticate process: Click on Edit in the Toolbar ...
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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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Reopen PDF in Preview on the same page when modified externally

In Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks when a PDF document opened in Preview is modified by an external application, Preview automatically reopens the new version with the same page displayed as before. After ...
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Printing a html file to PDF loses HTML formatting

I have this standalone report in html. CSS styles are all embedded within the html itself. When I tried to print to a pdf file, the pdf output becomes I basically lost all the formatting in the ...
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App with proper PDF page numbering?

I have a pdf file that has irregular page numbering (Roman numerals, then regular page numbers, then odd numbering scheme, etc..) created with Adobe Acrobat. Does anybody know of an iOS app that ...
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Open iBooks files in other PDF viewers in iPad

iBooks permits easy file sharing and import of Pdf files to iPad through iTunes, however it lacks annotation/highlighting. After import, I prefer to open PDF file with 3rd party PDF viewers like ...
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Open second PDF file with hyperlink in first PDF file

I have two PDF files: First PDF file has a content page Second PDF is the relative data (30 pages) My requirement is to be able to click on the first PDF document, on a hyperlink for it to be ...
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PDF reader for Mac: stripping white background

I'm in search of a PDF reader capable of stripping the white background of a pdf page and applying a theme in place of it. For example, I use Ibouquiniste on my iOS devices: it has the capability of ...
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Export Keynote to PowerPoint in high resolution

When I take a Keynote (5.3 or 6.0) presentation with images (all pasted PDF files), then export the presentation to a PowerPoint presentation, all of the images become severely degraded. For ...
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Set Chrome to open PDF rather than download them

I'm a student and I'm constantly hoping up PDFs for homework. I often end up downloading multiple files after clicking on a link each time I start working. Is there any way to set Chrome to only open ...
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How to reedit annotations in Preview on Mac?

After PDF was annotated, saved and PDF closed I want to reopen PDF but I can not anymore edit it, can not select annotations, arrows. Any workaround?
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Shell command to count pages in a PDF (other than pdftk)?

I have been using this to get a page count of PDFs in shell scripts in OS X: pdftk "$i" dump_data | grep NumberOfPages | awk '{print $2}' | tr -dc '[0-9]' (where $i is the PDF filename) However, ...
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OS X: Any PDF to Kindle format converter to read technical material on Amazon Kindle?

I like to read course material on Kindle. I merge all lecture slides with Automator and then send them to my Kindle email. Earlier, I have used Readle's Documents app (a spinoff of PDF Expert) where I ...
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How to add a text/input field into PDF on Mac

I have a PDF form where some manager should write down the relevant data. I want to add an text/input field to this PDF file to simplify this process - now it is just printed lines to fill by ...
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How to set default scanner settings in Adobe Acrobat dialog?

After installing a Canon MF-220 series printer/scanner/fax, when I go to create PDF from scanner in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on Mac OSX Yosemite, I get a dialog that defaults to Text, 25 dpi, and A4 that ...
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Change font style for pdf's using Preview

As shown in the screenshot there are no options for changing the font under tools. I went through all main menu options and no features for manipulating the color, size, etc are there. This should be ...
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Preview disables clickable links in PDF files

When a Mac Preview user sees a link in the PDF and tries to click it nothing happens, although the mouse cursor changes indicating that the link is clickable. Users using other applications than Mac ...
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Is there a way to redirect myself on a pdf document opened with Safari?

I have a new Mac and I use Safari. I was wondering if there is a way to adjust Safari/Pages/whatever when I open a pdf document as a new tab such that when I hyperlink within the documents contents I ...
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How to generate a (valid) PDF with “a2ps foo.txt”?

I installed a2ps on Mac OS X 10.10.4 via brew. My ~/.a2psrc contains Options: --medium=Letter -P pdf. But when I do a2ps foo.txt no PDF file is generated (this used to work on Ubuntu/Debian Linux). ...
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Can you higlight a region (*not* text) in Preview?

I often have to work with large scanned pdf documents (law reports, not that it matters). It's quite handy to be able to highlight key passages, but for the most part these documents have not been ...
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Read PDF (book) partly on mac partly on iphone and ipad, tracking most recently read page

What I want to do is pretty simple: I have a PDF I'm reading on my mac and later on I want to pick up reading where I left off on an iPad or iPhone, then continue again on the mac. Nearest I can get ...
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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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PDFs missing from iBooks on iPad after restore

After a complete restore of my iPad 2 from iTunes, all my PDF books not from the iTunes Store were gone. I just saw them for seconds and then disappeared. How can I get them back?
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Is there a way to disable smoothing in Preview when in free hand mode?

I'm using a Wacom tablet and want to add handwriting to a PDF document. I go into freehand mode and my writing keeps getting auto converted to shapes due to the auto smoothing. It's quite annoying. ...
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How to disable PDF editing in Preview app?

I am running OS X 10.10, Yosemite, and there is one feature which really annoys me. I know it must be useful for a lot of people but it's just not for me. When I open a PDF document and, by habit, I ...
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Font smoothing for pdf files in OSX Yosemite Safari vs Skim

I produce a lot of pdf files using LaTeX and thus, I also read a lot of such files. After the update to OS X 10.10 the fonts are not smooth anymore. However, Safari seems to handle it much better than ...
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pdf viewer for yosemite

I have used several pdf viewers including Adobe's but they don't have full screen support with green button(pdf on another screen). Even if I do full screen then I can't view two pages in split mode ...
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Reverse sync PDF files from iPad

I copied some PDF files from my Windows machine to my iPad via iTunes. I accidentally deleted one PDF from my PC and I would like to copy it back from my iPad. How to do it? The problem is that the ...
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Exponential PDF File Size in Preview

I have word document (.docx on a mac) at 3.4 MB. When I save it to PDF it becomes a whomping 90 MB. I can't make it smaller and I can't figure out why it's happening. Here are the details: I've ...
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Where is Preview storing the data to reopen a PDF at the last page ? OS X Lion

I can see how to turn this behavior off in a previous question at How to set Preview to start on the last viewed page? But what file is/was storing this persistent data about the last page read of a ...
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Pdf viewer in Mac with `fit content'

I am desperately looking for a Pdf viewer which can show the pdf without any margins, that would help me a lot in viewing two pdfs simultaneously. Thanks.
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How to move pdf from iBooks to another app like Photos on iPad?

there was this pdf file i wanted to originally take off Safari into my iPad, and the only way to do that seemed to be saving it in iBooks. But after that, is there a way to export the pdf from iBooks ...