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How do I draw a transparent line to highlight text in a PDF with non-selectable text?

For PDFs without selectable text, I use Preview to underline text by using the line tool. I should be able to use this line tool as a highlighter by making the line thicker and adjusting the opacity, ...
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Preview: Remove all annotations

Is it possible, using Preview (or maybe some other tool if not doable with Preview, but Preview preferably) to remove all annotations from a PDF file, without manually deleting every annotation?
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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 ...
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How to convert a PDF that contains only full page photos into an epub with a TOC?

Help needed ...desperately. Some time ago I had created many (over 150) photo-book .pdf files in Acrobat Pro each consisting of 30, full page (bleed) images in.jpeg format, 6"x8" at 150 dpi. There are ...
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iBooks - The file X couldn't be saved in the folder Y

A few days ago, iTunes up and dumped every one of my ~300 books (PDFs, added manually from a source) — not any kind of warning or explanation, no upgrade I accepted, the sidebar item just vanished — ...
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Generate PDF with table of contents from Microsoft Word on Mac OS X

I need to generate PDF documents with a PDF table of contents from Microsoft Word 2011. The PDF table of contents can for example be viewed in Preview using View -> Table of Contents. This ...
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PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: How to Save As PDF and Hide Hidden slides?

I'm using Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 on a Mac. When I use "Save As..." and choose PDF format, I would like a PDF that has all the slides except for slides marked as Hidden in my slide deck. But I ...
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How to disable PDF editing in Preview app? [closed]

I am running Yosemite public beta right now 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. What happens is that I open a PDF ...
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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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How to crop odd and even pages differently in a PDF?

I have a large PDF I want to crop/remove all the whitespace with software that runs on Mavericks The PDF in question is designed for print; therefore, odd pages have different margins from even ...
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How can I combine two PDFs in Preview?

How can I combine two PDFs in Preview?
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In Adobe Reader “Print” does nothing

One of my users reported a problem with printing from PDF files opened with Adobe Reader. The issue is that nothing happens when she tries to print a PDF -- no matter whether she clicks "Print" in ...
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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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Is it possible to take a screenshot in vector format?

Is it possible to make screenshots in vector format (SVG or PDF) instead of only in raster formats on OS X?
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Preview prints all squares not content

Recently pdf statements from one supplier display content correctly in Preview but then prints it all as boxes except for logos. Tried other pdf apps as well - same problem. Any know what the problem ...
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Service that allows me to seamlessly sync files between Windows and iPhone

My scenario is the following: I have big PDF and video files I want to access in my iPhone 5. PDFs with ~50 MB and videos with ~600MB. I do a lot of underlining in my PDFs, both on my Windows ...
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iBooks: how to sync PDF only?

I use my iPad as PDF reader, so my iPad contains many PDFs which I'd like to sync. It should be the steps below: You need to login with correct Apple ID on every device you want to sync Plug in ...
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How to get location of a pdf file opened in preview

I have opened a pdf file in preview, without knowing where this file is located. How can I find out?
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Disable scroll-induced antialiasing in Preview and other PDF applications

Scrolling (with two fingers on the trackpad) in Preview.app (and TeXShop.app) annoyingly blurs PDF text and I would like to disable the over-compensating anti-aliasing. I like the anti-aliasing while ...
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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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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 ...
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Change default Preview window size?

I'm working with LaTex and I'm using a text editor that, when I compile LaTeX files, runs a script to open the compiled pdf in Preview. The trouble is that Preview opens in the same default dimensions ...
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FileMerge for comparing pdf files

Is it possible to use FileMerge to compare pdf files. I found a post that describes the process, but after following every step I just can't seem to be able to compare two simple pdf files. The ...
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Unable to select and highlight on Preview in OSX Lion

I've been trying to highlight my pdf notes on preview, but am unable to select or highlight a single sentence. When I try to highlight, it just shows the chosen highlight colour on the whole page, ...
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Preview Not Opening File - Permissions Issue (via Python)

I have a Mac VM running Mavericks (10.9.3), and for various reasons I am trying to write a script in Python to automatically transfer a PDF file to the VM and open it in Preview. For anyone who ...
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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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Is there a drag-n-drop SVG to PDF converter?

I use Inkscape quite a bit to produce presentations. Since Inkscape doesn't handle multiple pages, I end up with a lot of individual .svg files. I then have to open each one and 'save as' a PDF to ...
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How to backup ePubs and pdfs to iCloud

Is it even possible? I have hundreds of books in all these formats sitting in my iBooks library on my Mac. Now, I do notice that I can safely delete my iBooks (purchased off iBooks Store) from my ...
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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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How would a Pages document end up as a series of embedded PDFs?

My grandfather has been writing a book as a Pages document, but he told me the other day that he suddenly wasn't able to edit the document. He thinks that this happened around the same time that he ...
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Scale / resize print output to minimize white space

When printing PDFs, I often find that they have very large margins that leave white space on all four sides of the page. For me, the whitespace in the margins is just wasted. As my eyesight is not ...
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Add author to pdf

I produce a quarterly bulletin, which I publish as a pdf. This is written in Pages 4.3 and exported. Previous issues on OS X 10.8 have my name as Author. Recent issues on OS X 10.9 show unknown ...
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Create a PDF with a custom page size? (Mavericks)

I'm trying to create a PDF with a custom page size. Basically, I'm converting a set of JPEGs which are exactly 5:4 dimensions into a single PDF, so I wanted to set the paper size to 8x10, so as not ...
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PDF reader for cloud accessing

I was wondering if there exists a cloud PDF reader for iOS. The PDF reader can only access the pdf files on the cloud without storing pdf file locally. What I mean is the PDF reader will always ...
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how to annotate scanned PDF on MAC

I've a scanned PDF and i can't seem to highlight the text of course using the preview on my OS X, is there a software that do that like in windows? Thanks
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Save HTML as PDF without metadata (e.g. date/time, URL)

In Safari or Firefox, saving a web page as PDF (⌘P > PDF > Save as PDF...) includes the page's title, URL, page number, and date/time in the resulting PDF. Is there a way to generate a PDF without ...
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How can I print a booklet from a pdf file?

I have a pdf document, and I want to print it as a booklet, i.e. two pages of the document on each side of a sheet of paper and so that (when printed) the entire thing can just be folded in the middle ...
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Annotation of a PDF file in my Dropbox in iPad and keep it the last version in Dropbox

I have a folder in my Dropbox that I keep my eBooks in it. I want to find an app for the iPad that can do these to me: Let me open a PDFs file from my Dropbox Let me annotate on that file Annotation ...
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Is there an iPhone App for reading PDF files?

After having used Eucalyptus and Stanza apps on my iPhone, I really can't read printed books while traveling any more. What similar app can I use to transfer, store and read my own pdf files on my ...
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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 ...
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What are the NitroPDF alternatives for mac?

NitroPDF is an excellent software for various kinds of formatting, merging and splitting of PDF files but it is available only for machines running windows OS. What are good alternatives for such ...
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Can I control how Preview decides to group documents when opening them all at once?

I use Preview frequently for the task of combining multiple PDFs. Typically, these PDFs are all created within a few minutes of one another, and when opening from the Finder, they all open in the same ...
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Bulk downloading PDF files in iPad

I'd like to know whether there is an app or a service which allows bulk downloading of PDF files from a site page. More generally, is there an app that allows bulk downloading to iPad given a string ...
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How to number pages in pdf document?

How can I add numbers to pages in pdf document? Is there a free software for this? I found in google only full version of Adobe Acrobat, which can make it. This works, but I need to add number in ...
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Create image links in PDF

I have a Word document that has an image link (it has a URL associated with it). I would like to create a PDF rendition of this document, preserving the image link. When I save the document as PDF ...
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Getting a folder with pdf documents to iphone/ipad, read anotate the documents and get them back

I try to transfer a folder with many PDF documents to an iphone/iPad, read and annotate the documents and transfer everything back without changing the hierarchy in the folder. Is there any way to ...
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How can i reduce the file size of my images in Pages on my iPad?

Our school teacher is using an iPad to take photo's of their artwork, etc and then using Pages (on the same iPad) .. creating a quick 'page' or two (inserting their artwork) and then emailing the page ...
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iOS 7.1 Exchange PDF viewing

We have a fleet of iPads and iPhones that are having issues with iOS 7.1 and PDF attachments. If we send the PDF that is having issues to an email on our exchange server then the PDF file will open ...
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Automator PDF actions

When using the Automator PDF action "PDF to images" any annotations made to a PDF using preview are not converted as part of the output images. The base images are there but the annotations are not ...
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Applescript for moving recently added files (not created or modified) to another folder?

I would like to get a recent downloaded pdf file ( !: it corresponds to the Finder sort method Date Added, not Date Created nor Date Modified) and either just moving to one another folder (if using ...