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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If you hold down alt/option when you click the format dropdown in the export menu, you can still select GIF in Mountain Lion. Once you have done this, you can continue with the normal animated gif creation process: Save your image as a GIF Show the sidebar Drag additional frames on top of the thumbnail


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I can't really answer as to why it's so inefficient, but i've had the same problem, and i got around it by using free Quartz filters from Jerome Colas. This post on the Apple discussion boards has the details, but the link is broken, an extra * on the end breaks it, it should be https://public.me.com/jcolas. Download, unzip, and add the "Filters" folder to ...


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It appears that at present, that isn't an option. When I created a signature file using the FaceTime camera, I see that first of all, there is no unencrypted graphic file created by Preview. Preview did a new key in Keychain titled "Preview signature privacy", suggesting that the signature files go directly from Preview's camera interface to an encrypted ...


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Yes to all your questions. OS X’ Quartz PDFContext generator embeds fonts (unless the font forbids it, it seems). I couldn’t find any document that expressly states this (it’s implied in this bit of Pages help, for instance) but I have been sending out PDF proofs with fonts not installed on the recipient’s computer long enough to know it does. As long as ...


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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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1st thing to try Open Firefox Open Preferences (Firefox > Preferences, or Command + ,) Select the Applications tab Search for "pdf" Change action to something else, then change it back to "Always Ask" Verify this is set correctly Open Finder Search for .pdf Right (Option) Click the first PDF that appears. Click Get Info Expand Open With (if it isn't ...


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In his little-known novel, PDF Karenina, Leo Tolstoy wrote, Optimally encoded PDF files are all alike; every sub-optimally encoded PDF file is sub-optimally encoded in its own way. It's hard for anyone to answer why your PDF files are larger after Preview modifies them. A PDF file consists of many different kinds of data: images, content streams, ...


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quit the Preview App, enter the following into your Terminal application and then start Preview again. Problem solved! defaults write com.apple.Preview PVImagePrintingScaleMode 0 to revert this setting, you can use the following command: defaults delete com.apple.Preview PVImagePrintingScaleMode


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There is a convenient way of making your Mac speak any selected text. Open System Preferences. Select Speech. Select the Text to Speech tab if it is not already selected. Check the box for Speak selected text when the key is pressed and provide a key combination of your choice. You can now use the key combination to speak selected text system-wide.


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Unfortunately, Preview can only rotate in 90* increments and flip images. If you want to rotate a different amount, you'll have to use a more-powerful program, like Photoshop or Pixelmator. From Preview Help:



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