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Go to the "Help" menu in Safari and select "Installed Plug-ins". This will open a new tab displaying information about all of the currently installed plug-ins. Find the entry for Adobe Acrobat. Below it will be a line that reads something like: Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-in for Web Browsers — from file “AdobePDFViewer.plugin”. Note the name of the file from ...


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Workaround Probably the simplest / safest option is to 'flatten' the PDF before sending it, by printing it to a new PDF. After completing your form in Preview, go to the Print menu (cmd+P) and use the PDF drop-down in the bottom-left, selecting to Save as PDF... to generate a new, 'flattened' PDF. Flattened simply means that all annotations (including ...


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This was covered by Aussie Bloke's blog when Lion arrived. Here are the steps to get both the file where the signature is stored as well as the associated keychain entry to a second Mac. On the source Mac: Open the ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Preview/Data/Library/PreferencesFolder In Finder, click the Go menu and hold option to show the Library folder ...


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First, you can only merge pdf if they are not protected, if this is the okay : Open both pdf Enable the sidebar in each windows of Preview, then select "Thumbnails" view Drag & drop the cover (inside the sidebar) of one pdf into the sidebar of the other pdf. With this method, you can completely merge two pdf or selectively drag & drop the pages ...


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If you are just skimming the pictures do this: Instead of opening a picture in Preview.app by double-clicking it, just press space to preview the picture when selected in Finder. This way you can still use the arrow keys to navigate between the pictures. ↑ and ↓ in list view ↑,↓,← and → in icon view You can ...


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This is part of resume. A feature introduced with Lion. Per default, windows are restored the next time you open the application. If you want to completly close all windows just one time, you can quit an application using ⌘+⌥+Q instead of the standard ⌘+Q to quit an application. Undo resume for a specific application Type the ...


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This is one of those things that really makes me wonder "If it's not broken why fix it?". Other than switching to another application that might give you back the lost functionality, I only have one suggestion at the moment. This is how I've been able to use Preview (5.5) and still get two page (side by side) continuous scrolling: Open up your pdf, ...


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System Preferences > General Uncheck the Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps. You can also toggle this behavior by holding the option key when quitting an application. Added - October 19, 2012 In Mountain Lion, this option has been changed to read, "Close windows when quitting an application" with fine print to explain that open documents ...


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To stop only Preview from doing this open up Terminal.app and enter: defaults write com.apple.Preview NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false To re-enable this at any time enter: defaults write com.apple.Preview NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool true If you want to turn off the resume-on-load feature for all applications you can go to System Preferences -> ...


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Skim is a pdf reader specialy designed to annotate pdf. Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file. Stop printing and start skimming. Explore the links to the left to investigate Skim and consider helping out with the project. Features: ...


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If you in Preview select the half of the A3 (e.g. use the Inspector ⌘+I so you get the exact size) - then choose Crop ⌘+K, and print this "new" page e.g. as a PDF - after that you Undo the Crop with ⌘+Z, and do the same with the other half of the A3.


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One option would be to press ⌘AX and then ⌘V after resizing the image. The pasted image doesn't seem to get snapped to canvas edges though. Increasing canvas size by cropping doesn't seem to be possible.


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Opening the first one regularly and then using the open command, with the -n option, should do the trick. To do so just: Open the Terminal.app type open -n and drap the file to the Terminal window. The full path of the file will appear after what you've typed. Hit enter. The -noption opens a new instance of the application (in this case the default ...


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If you're not averse to using the command line you can use the sips command to rotate images. For example… sips -r 23 --padColor FFFFFF image.jpg …will rotate image.jpg 23 degrees clockwise and "fill in" the empty space with white. (If you rotate PNGs the alpha channel should be retained.) Worth reading the man page for sips as it can do other useful ...


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Right-click it, go to the Open With menu, and choose Safari (or your other favorite Web browser). It should open quickly, and will play the animation. No internet connection is required if you have a local copy of the image.


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You can use ⌥ + ↓/↑ or ⌥ + ←/→ to navigate pages without the sliding effect.


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Sadly, it is not possible to change the font used by Preview for Notes - this is denoted by Apple an 'UnEditable'. This thread on the Apple forums (which I can't take credit for) provides a couple of work arounds such as using Annotations instead of notes (as these are editable) or post-editing comments in Adobe Acrobat Reader XI, but not an actual solution ...


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It looks like all the previous answers to this question are completely uninformed. I suggest that you completely disregard all of them. It is unlikely, for instance, that telling the document creator that what they did was faulty will really get you anywhere. First, it's likely that they did not embed fonts, yes, but there are many fonts that carry flags ...


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In Mountain Lion and Mavericks, Mac's own Quick Look has GIF support, so clicking     space     or ⌘+Y while the GIF is selected will play it. It might take a second or two to load though, depending on the size of the GIF.


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Yes. Open a PDF. If not already enabled, View → Thumbnails. Select some pages (click first then select all; command+click or shift+click) Use the rectangle tool to select region on page. (On versions of OS X prior to 10.9, you should see a preview of the selection on other pages too). Select Tools → Crop (or Command+K). All your selected pages should be ...


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The PDF file has been protected. You can’t copy-paste text from it. Plane 16 is displayed when a character is in the “private” area of the Unicode specification. This has been deliberately done to prevent you from copy-pasting. Also, this is not OS X’s error character. It just appears when it encounters something in the private area of the Unicode spec. A ...


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In the "Tools menu", choose "show inspector". In the inspector, select "Annotations inspector". Press CMD+A to select all annotations, then click backspace to delete them.


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OptCmdQ worked for me on a new Macbook Pro i5 2.4Ghz I can only presume that discarding the previous windows cleaned out something that was causing the app to run slowly.


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In addition to the other answers you an also use Option ⌥ + Command ⌘ + Q when you close preview instead of Command-Q which will ensure that it does not remember which files it had open.


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Here is how to use Safari to print an image to span multiple pages: 1) Open the image to be printed in Safari. If it is a local file, then choose File -> Open File.... Or if you already have the file open in Preview, you can drag the icon of the file from the title bar of the Preview window onto the Safari window or Safari icon in the dock. Otherwise, ...


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You can alternatively try to insert your signature in a blank pdf document, crop to take only your signature and then save the document as a PNG file. FYI, it's seems that the signature is stored in a .plist file. The file name is "com.apple.Preview.signatures.plist" and it's in folder : ...


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I know you asked for 'Preview' solutions, but in case you're interested in a command-line tool: alias pdfjoin='/System/Library/Automator/Combine\ PDF\ Pages.action/Contents/Resources/join.py' Then you can do things like pdfjoin -o out.pdf file1.pdf file2.pdf ...


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I got a hint that works from this page At the right side bar, make it thumb-nail view, and select all pages. (command-A) Select the area with select tool. Do the crop (Command-K)


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There's a first time for everything but, but basically: no. Unless you have found the mother of all security bugs, so humiliating that it would overshadow Apple's entire Mountain Lion release, the bug to end all bugs and live on in infamy, it just is not going to happen. Not to mention, fixing and testing bugs generally takes time. The fastest Apple bug ...


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Oops, just tried it again. The problem was that I was dropping the files below the page rather than on the page thumbnail.



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