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Add PDFs to iBooks, without making a copy to com.apple.BKAgentService folder

TL;DR: How do I get rid of duplicate PDF files between the com.apple.BKAgentService iBooks folder and their original location? My SSD is running out of space, so I'm doing some cleanup. A point that ...
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How can I combine PDF files and automatically create a table of contents?

I have a bunch of PDF files named, say, chapter1, chapter2, etc. I would like to combine them into a single file and create a table of contents where each file gets an entry. If memory serves, there ...
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printing an email attachment on apple computer in pdf preview help

i opened a file attachment and am trying to print from an apple computer. it's in pdf preview. it's looks huge on the screen but tabs and all are inline. but when i click print and it shows a preview ...
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How to print and email PDF from any OS X application on PDF letterhead?

On the Windows PC there is a nice eDocPrinter PDF printer driver from Iteksoft that prints from any Windows application to a PDF file overlayed with a PDF of the corporate letterhead and even attaches ...
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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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Print to PDF rewrites URLs

I have an A3 InDesign file, containing hyperlinks, that I use to export an A3 PDF. If I want to scale that PDF down to A4, a convenient way is to simply open it in Preview and use the 'Save As PDF' ...
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Having trouble copying text from PDF files

I’m using Mac Yosemite. I am not able to copy text from a PDF document and paste it to other applications. I have tried with both the Google Chrome PDF plugin and Acrobat Reader (v. Acrobat Reader ...
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Borderless printing

My Brother MFC-J6920DW printer can print edge to edge / borderless / without margins. I know this for sure because I have made a perfectly borderless print from OS X Photos. Also, a .pdf that I ...
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Is it possible to access the functions for the PDF overlay bezel in Safari via keyboard?

When hovering the mouse pointer at the bottom of a PDF file being displayed within the Safari browser window, you get a set of 4 icons for Zoom Out, Zoom In, Open in… and Save To Downloads: I would ...
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Edit text in PDF

I tried multiple times to find easy PDF editor for Mac. I am looking for an application which can simply allow me to change some words in the PDF (Preview cannot do it). Please, pay attention that ...
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PDF reader that refreshes at updates and stays put

I am looking for a pdf reader which refreshes when the pdf is updated, while staying (roughly) at the same page it was before the refresh. Skim, Adobe and Foxit don't refresh. Preview does refresh, ...
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Foxit OS X : cannot move window up

I like the OS X version of Foxit pdf reader, but I am facing one annoying bug: most of the time I am unable to move the Foxit window up on the screen. It is as if there was a "celling" at the top of ...
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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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Change to Chrome behavior for pinching to zoom in PDFs

Recently, I've found that when using the pinch-to-zoom motion with the trackpad while reading a PDF in Chrome, I no longer get the preferred behavior: Chrome's zoom ticking up discretely by 25% or so. ...
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Get Number of PDF Pages in Terminal

How can I output the number of pages in a PDF in the Terminal? I looked into the lp family of commands, with no luck however.
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What is special about Preview added text or shape elements? Can I move other elements besides these?

I found that if I use Preview to open a PDF file, and use its tools to add text, or shape elements such as arrows, ellipse, rectangle, then I can use Preview to edit them. But if the items are not ...
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Create a pdf with just certain pages from a pdf

I have a pdf, and I would like to select some pages from that pdf and build another pdf. Is it possible? If yes, how? I am on a El Captain.
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Searching through a whole lot of PDFs on an external disk

I do have one Tera of Texts (mostly PDF) which is really really much (something like 100'000 documents). They are on an external USB3 and, of course, spotlight-indexed. When I look by text search ...
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How to solve the problem of not being able to highlight particular text in PDF and ebooks?

Short question: in some cases, you cannot highlight some text in a PDF using Preview, because it seems some "structures" is overlapping the text, so if you highlight a line or a few words, all the ...
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Mac preview crash everytime when searching

I would like to ask if you encountered similar error, and what have you done to solve it. When I open multiple PDF files in Preview ( mainly text), and then search for some common substring like ...
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Preview seems to have corrupted PDF and lost all text and arrow annotations

I have used Preview to create a number of annotations for a PDF file. The annotations are a mix of boxes, ovals, text, arrows, etc… Upon exiting and reopening Preview, it seems to have lost the ...
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Change background colour for PDF when Viewing

When a PDF is opened, its actual background color is often white. On Windows, several PDF viewers have the ability to set the background color to another one, which doesn't modify the PDF file itself. ...
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AppleScript Save As Dialog in Safari Reader Save As PDF

I have an AppleScript to open move a Safari webpage into Reader view and then to Save As a PDF. I would like it to Save As the PDF with default filename, but always in the same specific location. I'm ...
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PDF software to read many documents side-by-side in iPad?

This thread is a part of the major thread about using iPad for education purposes here. When I do my homework, I often need to recap lecture notes and at the same time do assignments. Before my ...
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Large PDF's not opening in IOS mail

We have an issue where our users are experiencing problems when opening large PDF's, typically over 2MB in size with iOS Mail. The attachment will download but when opening displays a black screen, ...
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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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How to print onto virtual letter paper which exists as PDF?

How to print onto virtual letter paper which exists as PDF? New to the Mac OS X world and with MACs. From the windows world I have a virtual letter paper with my e.g. logo, headers, footers existing ...
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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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Sync Notes between preview.app and pdf-reader ipad

I use preview.app on Mac el captain, and I use Dropbox to share PDFs between Mac and iPad. I'd like to have the same notes that I take on pdf with Mac and viceversa. Which programs I have to use ?
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Search text annotations in Mac Preview

I've added text annotations to a pdf with Tools > Annotate > Text. I'd like to search the text for a specific word, like 'Todo'. Unfortunately, doing a cmd+F to search for this text doesn't ...
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Automator: extract PDF text and save in current directory

I've made an Automator service for extracting PDF text and saving it in the current directory, and it works reasonably well. It takes one or several PDF files, extracts the text, and saves it as ...
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Highlighting in Preview not visible in other software

Is there a way to make highlighting done in Preview visible in other software? In particular interested in whether it can be seen in Adobe Reader. Really would like to avoid installing Adobe as it ...
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Mobile Safari - Always download .pdf links in native viewer, not in-page

Wonder if this is possible? Seems to be possible on desktop Safari as referenced in How make Safari download PDF files instead of opening them in-page? Is a similar change possible on Mobile safari? ...
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC / Acrobat Pro Data Submission TLS Issues

This question is somewhat related to this one (http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/201310/how-to-activate-tls-1-0-in-adobe-acrobat-on-mac), as I've seen the same behavior in both Adobe Reader DC ...
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Are all installations of OS X (10.8+) Case Insensitive (by default)?

I'm going to be getting a refurbished machine and rather than keep my current OS (10.6.8), I need to upgrade to at least 10.8, in order to be able to communicate with devices that use iOS 9 (since you ...
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Import multiple-pages from a PDF as separate slides in Keynote

I have a PDF with slides in it from someone else and I want to import all the separate pages of the PDF as separate slides in Keynote. The best answer I can find is this one on apple support, but it ...
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How do I get Automator actions for Microsoft Powerpoint and Word?

I'm trying to set up Automator with a folder action to convert any Powerpoint or Word documents I drag into it to PDFs. I found this question: How do I script Powerpoint to save a directory of PPTX ...
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Working with attachments **to** a PDF file in Preview

I've got a PDF that has something else (actually, another PDF) as an attachment. Like most Mac users I use Preview by default to view PDFs, and Preview gives no indication that I can find that there ...
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How to clean uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

Having to fill a government document I was suggested to install the last version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC on my Mac (10.10.4). I downloaded version 2015.009.20069 from Adobe server. This software ...
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Aggregate highlights from PDF?

Is there an app that I can use to highlight blocks of text in a PDF and then export the highlights - pretty much the same thing as iBooks does with EPUB?
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El Capitan Preview PDF highlighter yellow color changed

I originally upgraded from OS X Mavericks to El Capitan, and when I edit PDF files, my default highlighter is the bright yellow color (bottom example of the image). However, recently, after I changed ...
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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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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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I need a pdf reader for my 4th Gen iPod Touch

iBooks will not download to it, as it requires OS7,which the iPod 4th Gen cannot accommodate... I downloaded Adobe Reader, but can't locate the file on my iPod for it to open (when it's attached ...
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Preview freezes whenever I try to edit and save a pdf

Preview always freezes (beachball) whenever I try to modify and save a .pdf. I've tried resetting the preferences for Preview (as per Preview hangs when opening any image or pdf) and have also tried ...
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Problems saving edited PDFs stored in iBooks library

I am using iBooks 1.3 on OS x 10.11.1. My iBooks library consists mostly of some PDF textbooks, which I hadn't looked at for a while. Now I opened one of them again, in Preview, and highlighted a few ...
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Preview - Export to PDF without margins

Preview (like most Mac apps) can print to PDFs, and even has a shortcut for this functionality via a menu option Export as PDF.... I have a scanned document in .tiff format that I'd like to convert to ...
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How to launch pdf viewer from the terminal

I'm working using LaTeX, since I compile the document in the terminal, it would be much easier for me to open it in pdf viewer directly from the terminal. I'm using OS X 10.8.2 in Polish, so I'm not ...
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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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Booklet creation El Capitan

Since I passed to El Capitan, good'ol Create Booklet 1.2 (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21068/create-booklet) won't work anymore (it used to be free, but is now paid for). All the available booklet ...