Why is cut/copy/duplicate greyed out in Apple Preview app? When I open PDFs or XLS files in Preview by double clicking on them, I'm able to select text but cannot ever copy or cut it. Someone suggested duplicating the file first, but that option is also greyed out. 10.9.1 Why? Thanks!
posted by dobbs
on Jan 20, 2014 -
I'm obsessed with this skirt
. Unfortunately, I discovered it after my size sold out, and now it's completely sold out. I'd like to find something similar, but I am not sure how. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here]
on Oct 4, 2013 -
Just picked up some cool paper cuts. And was wondering if metafilter can help me translate them. I believe they are Chinese but honestly I am not sure. Two images are below:
Paper Cut One
Paper Cut Two
Let me know if you have any trouble with the images. And thanks again Metafilter!
posted by WickedPissah
on Mar 4, 2013 -
if you get a cut on your face that requires stitches and you go to the ER is it better to ask for a plastic surgeon or a maxillofacial to stitch you up? And is the hospital required to give you one if you ask for it?
posted by john123357
on Feb 28, 2013 -
Embarrassing Injury Filter: I managed to scrape my vulva on a rough surface today. Now I have these little paper cut type abrasions on the very softest parts but I can't really see them and I don't know what to put on them so they heal up properly. Can I put Neosporin on them? I'm worried that if I'm not careful any ointment I use will spawn a YI or something. :( My gyno won't be open till after the New Year otherwise I'd call and ask her.
posted by These Birds of a Feather
on Dec 25, 2012 -
If you use a coupon at a chain hair salon does the stylist get paid any less? [more inside]
posted by aerotive
on Oct 17, 2012 -
After a deep cut to the hand, what are the proper precautions to prevent nerve damage? [more inside]
posted by jef
on Sep 26, 2012 -
I have a pain in my upper chest, presumably in my esophagus. How urgent a medical condition is this, and which doctor should I see? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver
on Aug 26, 2012 -
I am in the application process for a really awesome job, and I just found out I have my second phone interview on Monday afternoon. Yay! It's a producing job at a start up web content company, and based on the first call, they're going to want to hire someone who can move data from cameras (sounds like I would be mostly working with DSLRs) into Final Cut Pro and prepare it for editing. I currently work in TV, where this job belongs to the assistant editors, and I don't even know how to begin to figure out this process. Please give me some weekend reading material to help me figure out if this is something I could quickly learn how to do. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by justjess
on Aug 9, 2012 -
My girlfriend just got a cut on her leg from a glass table, about 1/4" deep, maybe a little deeper. We think she needs stitches or at least antibiotics, but she doesn't have health insurance. What is the cheapest option to get looked at and treated? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats
on Jun 29, 2012 -
Should I take a 40% pay cut to change jobs?
The new job is in a different industry where I'll be starting from scratch. It will probably mean longer hours and the pay is terrible compared to what I'm getting now, but I really want to leave my current job. [more inside]
posted by fry
on Feb 12, 2012 -
Basic dog first-aid (not an emergency) filter: what is the best approach to cleaning up/treating a minor cut from a rock? [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly
on Jan 29, 2012 -
What is this German hairstyle? As seen recently in Berlin on a hip young man and not-hip young child, it seemed shorter on the top than on the sides but not a mullet (my memory is a little hazy), like it must have been a traditional quick n' easy home haircut possibly done with clippers but not something I've ever seen in the states. Bonus: how do you achieve this hairstyle?
posted by ennui.bz
on Dec 7, 2011 -
I'm looking for the cheapest and/or easiest way to capture and compile segments of certain television news and comedy shows in full HD from a standard set-top box, then export them as a single HD presentation (either as a file or maybe as a Blu-ray disk). Luckily, I'm not starting completely from scratch. I already have MacBook Pro (2010)
Final Cut Studio (the 2006 release I think but certainly not the most current version) and
Adobe Creative Suite CS5 Master Collection
. What more do I need (some type of capture device I assume) and what's the best workflow given the heavy duty software package? This project is NOT intended for any kind of sale or public distribution but instead is part of a school project.
posted by Jamesonian
on Nov 17, 2011 -
What are the common tools of the trade - software, mainly - for Vimeo-wave videographers? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Sep 19, 2011 -
As a video editor, how can I best capitalize on a film's theatrical release? [more inside]
posted by rocco
on Sep 8, 2011 -
This is a Final Cut question:
I would like to show an image with a video inside it. More specifically, so the question is clear, I would like to show (in my video) a fake website that has an embedded video. So, "the website" will be a still image, but there is video within it. I hope that's clear. Would really appreciate any help!
posted by cyberdad
on Jul 29, 2011 -
[Sharopoint filter] When I work from home using a Secure ID RSA token to VPN into my corp network I cannot copy and paste anything from Sharepoint. [more inside]
posted by shaarog
on Jun 20, 2011 -
I have a question that is similar to this one
but with an additional twist. I've never known what hair type is best for me, and to make matters worse, I'm getting married in less than two weeks and I don't know which up-do style works best. Please help me find a great up-do AND a permanent hairstyle to boot. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea
on Mar 7, 2011 -
I'm looking for a specific photo of a cat that I found on Flickr a few years ago. It was an orange cat with a lion cut, sitting up. He may or may not have been sticking out his tongue. It was a scanned Polaroid, with a blue background. Does anyone remember seeing this? [more inside]
posted by hooray
on Feb 28, 2011 -
I scraped my wrist eight days ago. The gash itself is healing up alright, albeit a bit slower than I'd like, and it looks like it might scar a little. But the surrounding area is red, blotchy, and bumpy like a rash, and it itches terribly. Should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis
on Sep 27, 2010 -
I'm an engineer wanting to explore my creative side a bit via making short films aimed at online viewing via YouTube or whatever. I've got the high-end Macintosh but I need (1) a camera (hopefully better than my old MiniDV camcorder), (2) software (Final Cut Express or similar, I suppose), and (3) skill in the mechanics of filming and editing and in the technique of story telling. In other words, I need to learn how to operate the camera and editing software but I also need to learn what I want to do with it. I'd appreciate suggestions for any of this stuff but pointers on good books or whatever for learning the skills would be really nice.
posted by LastOfHisKind
on Aug 15, 2010 -
I made a long video, and I need to break it into ten-minute-long chunks, so that I can post it to YouTube. I would LOVE some app that let's me batch process
this task. I want to start it running in the morning and come home at night to find a whole bunch of ten-minute-long videos on my desktop. I'm using an Intel Mac.
I'm willing to buy an app if I have to.
posted by grumblebee
on Jul 24, 2010 -
My dog had a severe laceration to his paw yesterday. He's been stitched by the vet, but paw stitches are fragile and require a dog to be kept inactive. What can I do to keep him from going insane? [more inside]
posted by fremen
on May 24, 2010 -
Which camcorder should I buy if I edit with Final Cut Express and would prefer to avoid tediously converting video files from one type to another? [more inside]
posted by crapples
on Apr 18, 2010 -
I'm looking for good consumer-grade video editing software for the Mac that is not iMovie or Final Cut Express. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Mar 8, 2010 -
What film editing techniques can I use to create a "psychedelic" or just plain unusual look. (There are a few caveats.) [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11
on Feb 17, 2010 -
I'm trying to install a toilet. My contractor put a PVC pipe in the floor, but the end is too high for my toilet to sit level on the ground. So I need to cut the PVC pipe. There's only about a half inch gap around the pipe, so I started trying to cut it with a Dremel from the inside. But it seems to be too thick and overheats the Dremel. Is there another cheap tool I can use for this?
posted by scottreynen
on Jan 31, 2010 -
Final Cut Express Archiving: What do you keep from your film editing projects, in what formats, and why? What should we keep? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Jan 23, 2010 -
Cuttin Wood. I need to custom make a threshold for an old doorway, and I'm having some problems. [more inside]
posted by Big_B
on Jan 17, 2010 -
If I severed the sound carrying nerve from an ear to my brain, would I hear nothing or some terrible noise?
posted by Frasermoo
on Dec 26, 2009 -
How much money should I try to raise to get 8 kids in a studio, with a producer, to cut some songs? I'm working with 8 inner city students in the city of Chicago. They all have a passion for music, but limited experience with music. They all write, rap, and a few of them can sing like crazy. I just received a kickstarter invitation, and have no idea where I should set my sites. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile
on Nov 9, 2009 -
I cut the lower half of my palm with a piece of shattered glass this afternoon. The cut was about 1/4" long, fairly deep, and about half an inch under the base of my pinky. I applied pressure, washed the wound with plenty of soap and water, and applied peroxide before putting on a band-aid. The bleeding has stopped and the edges of the cut seem comfortably closed up, but I experience a dull pain when I bend my pinky finger. The rest of my fingers feel fine, but I can't fully bend my pinky due to the pain. I've buddy-taped it for now, but I'm curious as to whether this is just my body's response to the pain from the cut or whether I might have damaged a nerve.
posted by whitedoor
on Sep 1, 2009 -
Several days ago I got a cut on my elbow. It scabbed; then there was some pus and later the scab fell off. Now it looks red and white and raw and exposed. For the last couple of days I've been washing it morning and night and putting on bandaids which have built-in antibiotic. The cut doesn't seem to be getting worse, but if it's getting better, it's slow. It doesn't hurt or anything, but how long for this to heal and should I be doing anything differently? [more inside]
posted by Malad
on Jun 8, 2009 -