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Copy it from a backup or another Mac. Download an OS X installer from App Store, and use Pacifist to copy the application bundle. Wait until 10.9 is released. Download an OS X installer from App Store and install it on a virtual machine with VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop, or VirtualBox. Do an upgrade install of OS X from the recovery partition.


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I've been having the same problem, but I solved it by opening the pdf file in Preview, hitting File > Duplicate, then adding the signature in the newly created file. This corrects the orientation of the file so that Preview can identify lines and you can just click on them with the signature tool (from the Annotate/Edit toolbar) and add your signature.


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Download those filters: https://github.com/joshcarr/Apple-Quartz-Filters/archive/master.zip Copy them in your mac or user Library ( /Library or /Users/YOURUSERNAME/Library) In a Folder named "Filters" (create if doesn't exist). Open Preview and export as a PDF. Try some of new filter since when you reach the right weight for your pdf.


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Merged PDFs from Preview are perfectly valid and follow the standard. I've never found any incompatibilities with them. It does merge it into a single PDF, and any pages that are deleted are removed from the file. You can test this by checking file sizes first before merging, then after merging, then after deleting some pages. The only drawback I've found ...


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Control click on the toolbar and add the page control field. It looks blank and has page for the help text in english. Then you can type whatever page you wish directly into the toolbar without needing to use the Command-Option-G keyboard shortcut to go to a specific page.


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Yes - you can use Automator to make a service for Finder (or all applications) to perform rotation of images. Then you can assign a keyboard shortcut to that action. I'm not aware of quicklook plug-in that rotate, but that's something that might exist. Modifying finder's shortcut bar might be the least likely way to activate things, but hopefully an ...


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Instead of using Bookmarks, you can use Notes as the replacement to use custom title for bookmarked pages. They serve the same function, with Notes having more versatile usage. Show the Highlights & Notes in sidebar by pressing Command+Option+4. To create a note, you can choose Tools > Annotate > Notes or by pressing Command+Control+N. Select ...


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Open your PDF or image. Use the line tool or whatever to make your redactions. Then File>Print. Instead of printing to paper, save it as a PDF. Doing it this way causes the black lines or boxes to no longer be clickable. If you just "save as" a new PDF, the boxes remain able to be manipulated,


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Select a picture or group of images from the desktop, then use the following: Option+Spacebar to launch image(s) into the full-screen slideshow mode Spacebar to pause/play the image slideshow Left Arrow to go back, Right Arrow to go forward Gesture with two-fingers left to go forward, two-finger gesture right to go back Option to view smaller images at ...


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PDF files are text files with some binary fields in them, so you should be able to just open the two files in a text editor (or use more / vi / grep ) to inspect each. A file comparison tool might also help you discern whether Preview is re-encoding the assets in a sub-optimal manner. Automator also has some PDF processing tools including compression, ...


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The Mac OS does not optimize PDF files the way Acrobat or other PDF generating applications usually do. It may also be that when you drag the page to the desktop is is making a PDF that is really just a wrapper for an bitmap image. You could try using "Export As..." by right-clicking a thumbnail of a page and see if that results in smaller files. Another ...


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First, click the Annotations button Then click the down arrow on the Signatures button You can then select the signature you wish to use.


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I have the exact same problem. While you should anonymize yourself in the prefs, I don't fully trust that method, so: Make a copy of the annotated PDF file Drag and drop to open in a text editor like TextWrangler, or hex editor like HexEdit (Don't worry about any binary-looking weird characters) Search for your name and replace with the exact same number ...


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The best method I have found is: Take a screenshot that is larger than your image you are working on, I usually take a shot of an empty text document so that it is entirely white. Paste your image onto the new image, and then add your other pasted image as well. Select the new combination image and copy it and make a final image by creating a new one from ...


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Yes, this can be achieved solely with Preview. Show page thumbnails by clicking Thumbnails from the View Menu. Show the Edit toolbar, and choose the Rectangular Selection tool. Select the rectangle that you want to crop each page to. Select (⌘-click) all the pages that you want to crop in the page thumbnails. The pages don't have to be sequential, and ...


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I just started using MacGhostView and I have hand-generated .ps files that run other .ps files using the run command. I get Error: /invalidfileaccess in --run-- in a message window. By default the SAFER option for ghostscript is usually enabled in all versions of GhostView, which this app is based on. It is a security precaution that prevents a script from ...


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The first thing to try when encountering something like this is to move the preferences files to a new folder. I usually put them on the Desktop. First, Quit Preview and then go to the Finder and move these files to the Desktop: /Users/<short user name>/Library/Containers/com.apple.Preview /Users/<short user name>/Library/com.apple.preview.* ...


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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. You should see preview of selection on other pages too. Select Tools > Crop (or Command-K). All your selected pages should be cropped. Save or Save As.


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To make Preview open PDFs in the "Two Pages" mode, go to Preferences --> PDF, then select the desired mode in the "Show as" menu. There is no shortcut to go to "Almost Fullscreen Mode" by default, but you can create one: Go to System Preferences --> Keyboard --> Shortcuts; Click "App Shortcuts"; Click the "+" button to add a new shortcut; You'll be asked ...


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Open the image that you would like to be the folder icon in Preview. Press ⌘ cmd + A to select the entire image and press ⌘ cmd + C to copy it. Get Info (⌘ cmd + I) on the folder. Click the folder icon on the top-left and press ⌘ cmd + V to paste in the icon. To revert back to the default blue folder… Get Info on the folder. Click your icon in ...


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As markhunte said, NSAppleScriptEnabled is set to true by default in Preview's Info.plist in 10.9. So Preview has a basic AppleScript dictionary, and tell application "Preview" to properties works by default. In 10.8 or earlier versions of OS X you can set NSAppleScriptEnabled to true manually: defaults write com.apple.Preview NSAppleScriptEnabled -bool ...


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Apologies if you've already tried this, but the only thing I can think to suggest is making sure that you use the "Show Details" button in the Print window: And then once you have expanded it, adjust the 'scale' settings under 'preview' You will probably not be able to make it "full bleed" -- I believe that Preview will always require some type of ...


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This isn't a bug, it's a feature, designed to replicate a real-life highlighter. The highlight feature works the same in the new iBooks, as well as iBooks for iOS. There is currently no way to change this. You can provide feedback to Apple regarding this at the following page: http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html


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The size difference of a few hundred kilobytes can be attributed to the PDF version and encoding. Recent versions of PDF introduced features to reduce the file size. These features included compressed object streams in v1.4. A PDF file can look identical but be stored on disk in nearly infinitely different forms. The application responsible for creating ...


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I'm afraid this is not possbile anymore as Apple removed the workaround via the Fonts-Menu. Discussed in the Apple Support Forum here : https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4145911?start=15&tstart=0 (same problem with underline colors) and on MacRumors here : http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1658053 where they discussed what has changed ...


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There is an Automator action - New PDF from images. It creates a single multi-page document from input images. You can create a workflow or app that would process your images that you drop onto it. If I create an application in Automator with that single action, I can drop my images onto it, and it'll create a PDF with one page per image.


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It could be a caching bug in 10.9.0. If you have not transferred any files to this computer from a another Mac (via Time Machine for example) then you should be okay. I doubt you have an actual hardware issue or limitation. If you were running a 2007 MacBook and you performed an upgrade I would expect this before due to the grandfathering of certain ...


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60MB is probably OK for a greyscale scan of 350 pages. I have some 100pg color scans that clock around 30MB. If you meant it's actually black and white (and no grey) then it's definitely too big. Preview is probably a bad tool to try to get the file size down without hurting image quality. The only tools available will resample the image to a lower ...


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Yes! I am having this problem. It appears to be a known problem with both Chrome and Firefox. So far, I've only seen this behavior in these two browsers. It does not appear to affect Safari. There are posts from as early as August indicating that this was an issue. Several posts have suggested clearing your Mac's PRAM as a temporary fix, as well as turning ...


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Regarding the second answer, this does not necessarily work if the .pdf was created using a different application, even if it is modified in Preview. Always use the Inspector in Preview to make sure the Author metadata is anonymized, and if not, change it as the first answer suggests using a text editor (TextEdit works fine). For example, I often "print" ...



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