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Documents in the Portable Document Format, created by Adobe Systems, and readable with Adobe Reader, Apple Preview, and other software programs

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Use Web browser and Latex using iPad, Monitor, Apple Mouse and keyboard

I own a ASUS monitor (VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort ports), and am about to buy a computer to use it with. I usually use Apple devices, so I am oriented towards getting a Mac mini. However, I suspect that ...
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Preview.app and text highlight opacity

I am working with a PDF file version 1.7 using Preview.app on my Mac. In the file there is some highlighted text that cannot be seen since the color is completely opaque. What can I do to view the ...
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Is it possible make Preview not enhance thin lines?

Some PDF renderers "enhance" thin lines, i.e. make them thick enough to be clearly visible, no matter how far one zooms out. Other PDF renderers do not artificially thicken thin lines. Adobe ...
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Is there a tool to simply join 2 pdf pages in one?

It seems a hard to find an answer to such a simple request: I have a pdf file with 16 pages A4 size. I would like to make a 'spreads' view of it, this means that page 1 and page 16 (cover and ...
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Books - PDF - Preview - Search : “No Results Found”

I recently upgraded from High Sierra to Mojave, and consequently iBooks became Books. I now have an issue with Books which was not present in iBooks. I have stored many PDFs iBooks. Clicking on one ...
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How to save the selected word to note in Preview App

When I read a pdf document in Preview I want to save a word found in pdf file and save it for example in some note so I could come back for the whole list later on. The problem is I can't find share ...
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Import signature from image file in Preview

I'd like to sign pdfs using my signature. Unfortunately, Preview seems to require that you have a trackpad or a camera to do it. I have a Mac Mini, which has neither. I do have my signature as a jpeg....
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blurry pdf in Preview & Safari on OSX Mojave

I have just updated from High Sierra to Mojave and discovered that Preview displays PDF files in an extremely blurry way (before the update it was fine). My screen is 27'' Thunderbolt display. The ...
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Quick way to preview all pages in a PDF file

Is there a quick way or software for MacOS that makes it easy to quickly preview all (or many) pages in a single PDF file. Optimally, it would preview a PDF with multiple pages, similar to how Quick ...
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How to convert .acsm to PDF on a Mac?

I just bought a book from Google Book store. I tried to export it to PDF or epub. Google kept exporting .acsm file for me. I am on a Mac OS X. I tried to download Adobe Digital Edition Import ...
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Command line to create a PDF document from a batch of images [duplicate]

How to create a PDF document from a batch of images ? === Belowis what I tried before posting this question: The ImageMagick way, but the PDF document generated is too big: convert *.ppm book.pdf ...
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Text-selection on PDF in Preview on Mojave too dark

Selected text on PDFs in Preview shows up in dark brown since upgrading to Mojave. When selecting text on a PDF with black text on light background, Preview uses the dark highlight that I assume is ...
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Text box gets cut off in Preview for PDF files

Sometimes when I edit a text box in a PDF in Preview App the text gets cut off like this. Is there any way to fix this? It's happened in multiple files. I have Mac OS X 10.14.1.
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Command Line Tool to Batch Convert .EML/.EMLX/.MBOX to Searchable PDFs?

I need to convert about 500k emails into searchable PDFs. By 'searchable' I mean that macOS will be able to scan them for specific words rather than simply treating them as an image. My searches, thus ...
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PDF only readable with Acrobat on macOS and iOS

I'm frequently given PDFs with images where the images are not (or not properly) rendered on macOS (or iOS), but which others say that they can read on other OSs. These files are always readable in ...
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How to merge multiple image files into one pdf file with page and its original size for every image?

I have some images and I need to print it to ONE pdf file with size of pages as size of its images. How can I do that? In other words I would like to achieve sth like this: Read rectangle is a pdf ...
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Remove password from pdf on iOS

How would I remove the password requirement from a passworded pdf using an iOS device? I know the password. I want to save the pdf such as it won't require password.
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I can't see the comments in a PDF file that were added in macOS

I wrote a proposal and sent it in PDF form to my supervisor. She highlighted the proposal and left comments, but I can't see these comments when the PDF is opened in Windows or Ubuntu. I tried foxit ...
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Can AppleScript execute a Python script?

As a math grad student I often have undergrads emailing me homework to be graded. Some undergrads do send me homework in PDF format. On the other hand many don't and it is very tiresome to convert ...
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Applescript: save all open tabs in Chrome to PDF

I would like to make an AppleScript that saves all of the open tabs in the front window in Google Chrome to a PDF. Here is my working MWE so far: tell application "Google Chrome" set allTabs to ...
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PDF editor: Zoom operation in overview mode

I use PDF Expert in overview mode: but I find that the width of every page is fixed, I cannot zoom them out and in. Is there a way to perform zoom operation in overview mode in PDF Expert? Or is ...
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How to remove green hyperlink box in preview?

Is it possible to disable the obnoxious green hyperlink bounding boxes in Preview (PDF)? I do not have access to the latex. The link to the paper is here: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1806.01261.pdf. ...
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Scripted vector drawing app (à la Satimage Smile)

I've used Satimage's Smile app to make vector diagrams (for technical illustrations, laser-cutting patterns, etc) via AppleScript augmented with drawing commands. It's like the opposite of PaintCode, ...
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Can't transfer PDFs & eBooks from iMac to iPad 3 on iOS 6

I see there are loads of questions on this general theme, but I couldn't find one that was precisely . my situation. If I just missed it, someone please point me to it. I have an iMac running Sierra ...
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Quartz filters in ColorSync Utility: what is “Image Sampling” and Quality?

I have created a couple of quartz filters to reduce the size of PDFs. For this I use Image Compression - which is pretty straight forward (just use JPEG and the a suitable quality level) - but there ...
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Saving PDFs from Safari to Files app in iOS 12

After upgrading to iOS 12 it seems that I can no longer save PDFs from Safari directly to the Files app. When I hit the share button, it doesn’t give me the option to Save to Files. The only available ...
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Copy/Paste from documents (PDF, docx) - weird behaviour of diacritics

When I copy text from PDF (Preview) or Docx (Pages) with Czech characters, some of the Czech characters get copied with their accent "stuck" to them. To make this even weirder, this behaviour is ...
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Is there a way to recover a macOS Sierra Preview behaviour in macOS Mojave about LaTeX-typed PDFs?

I type most of my documents with LaTeX. Since I upgraded my Mac from macOS Sierra to macOS Mojave, links in the PDFs are displayed with a red box around them: However, when I open the same PDF in ...
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Missing text highlighting Color when selecting it in Preview

When I select text in PDF file in Preview it doesn't highlight properly. This issue is reproducible after a restart. I'm on Mojave 10.14.1 I mean it's not about highlighting words or something, that ...
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Text to PDF without losing/destroying the set tabs

I tried to print out a huge text file to a PDF file (DIN A4 landscape or A3 landscape). Unfortunately, every way I try, I always lose the formatting of the tabs I used for tabbing some tables with the ...
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Can I annotate a pdf without anyone knowing?

I had to edit something on a pdf (I added a white rectangle somewhere). The pdf looks totally fine but if someone opens it he can see the annotations with the inspector. I exported the pdf as a (new) ...
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Preview.app uses large font size regardless of settings

macOS 10.14 Mojave on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Preview Version 10.1 (944.6.16) Preview.app fails to adjust the font size of text entered in PDF text fields appropriately to the ...
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How to remove a book from iCloud Drive but NOT from the individual devices

My iCloud Drive has been cluttered with backup copies of iBooks files it uses to synchronise between my devices. I would like to free it up a bit, but the obvious methods of deleting from iCloud only ...
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Graphical bug viewing PDF in Safari

So, I'm looking at a PDF in Safari 12.0 off JSTOR. And it appears like this: Which definitely isn't how it should be rendered. But more concerningly, this persists with a number of PDFs from ...
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PDF displays wrongly with Preview but correct with Acrobat Reader

I downloaded a math book in pdf format on macOS Sierra 10.12.6. I have two versions of the PDF, one created with iText 2.1.7 by 1T3XT and the other with PDF-XChange (PDFTools4.exe v4.0.0201.0000). ...
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Applescript or automator to print only 3 first pages of a pdf

I'd like to automate printing the first 3 pages of a PDF. It's fine if the document has to be split. I have Adobe Acrobat Pro installed as well.
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How to configure the touch bar for Adobe Acrobat?

I am hoping to add a shortcut for the add text comment tool (not add text box) to touch bar, but can't find anywhere close to get there. Does Acrobat let user customize touch bar yet? Or are there ...
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Highlighted text is showing up abnormally on “highlights and notes” sidepane

I am having an odd bug with the Preiview app. Text is getting highlighted normally. However, on the "Highlights and Notes" sidepane, text slightly offsetted from the actual highlight is being ...
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Preview.app Fillable PDF: Text drops down when editing form?

I don't know a better way to explain this, besides showing it. I used an example pdf form, but this happens on every fillable pdf form I could find. When editing the text boxes in Preview.app, the ...
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Any particular reason Mac OS High Sierra won’t embed Zilla Slab?

Okay, so I just tried to generate a PDF using the save to PDF option in the print dialog box but for some reason or another, the font won’t embed. The font in question is Zilla Slab and so far, this ...
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On High Sierra, cannot print a Medium blog post with code, without the code being cropped out

This question is intentionally very similar to https://superuser.com/questions/1262334/on-windows-cannot-print-a-medium-blog-post-without-code-being-cropped-out but since then I escaped to the safe ...
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Unable to highlight top of pdfs in iBooks

Highlighting text in a pdf with iBooks is quite convenient unless I am trying to highlight some text at the top of the page. The toolbar then hide what I want to highlight. See the screenshots below ...
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Office 2011: Exporting DOCX to PDF ignores explicitly set title in document properties

Not a critical issue but very annoying. I export my resume from docx to pdf. No rocket science. I explicitly set title via File -> Properties: Unfortunately the info window of exported PDF keeps ...
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PDF exported from Notes is unreadable

I have some manuscript notes written in iPad Notes with Apple Pencil, which I need to export to PDF. Unfortunately the generated PDF is useless: For some reason, the text is squeezed in the left, ...
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Avoid two-character umlauts in PDFs

Introductory explanation An umlaut is a German vowel, represented in writing as a letter with two dots (diaeresis) over the basic vowel. Examples of umlauts are ä, ö, and ü. These three letters can ...
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Printing multiple pdf's causes printer to pause between print jobs

I'm printing thousands of PDF documents. If I select them in the Finder and press ⌘P, it creates each PDF as a print job. However, the printer takes a huge pause - maybe 10 sec between each print job,...
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How to get the actual PDF icon rather than the stock one

I understand that with most apps etc. you can simply press CMD + I to get the Get Info and then from there you can simply select the icon and copy and paste it into another file so that the icons ...
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List of restrictions for Apple devices

Apple used to have the configuration profile reference documentation available as web content here. It now only redirects to a pdf. I used to parse the restrictions section to keep an up-to-date list ...
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Can't open a PDF from Terminal on Mac because it ‘couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console’

I tried to use the command: open <filename.pdf> but the message I got was Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console What can I do?
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Stitch PDFs with a small overlay

I have large A1 sheets that I want to digitise. With an A3 scanner I was able to get four PDFs -------------- | 1 | 2 | | | | -------------- | 3 | 4 | | | | -------------- ...