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Can't copy / cut / duplicate in OS X

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 - 17 answers

 

Turning a PDF photobook into 2-page spread PDF photobook, how?

I have a number of (self-published) photobooks which are currently PDFs, with each side on a separate PDF page, as one would normally expect. However, the book is laid out as diptychs, meant to be consumed 2-page spread by 2-page spread. I want to produce a PDF which is the same book, but each page is the 2-page spread. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 1, 2013 - 9 answers

PDFs on Firefox for Mac

PDFs on Firefox for Mac: No matter what hacks I try, it seems that I cannot get the PDF Plugin for Firefox on Mac OS X to work with either Firefox 9 or Firefox 10 beta. I feel like I must be doing something wrong because evidently other folks have gotten it to work. Would be grateful if anyone could walk me through the best way to get this extension working again. [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jan 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Please encrypt my PDFs

I need help automatically encrypting PDFs in OSX [more inside]
posted by jcrbuzz on May 17, 2011 - 2 answers

PDF printing in Firefox

Mac OSX 10.5.8 form PDF printing: Can anyone tell me why it might be that sites which generate a unique PDF for download will malfunction with Firefox but not with Safari or Chrome? A typical example is Purolator.ca: clicking on the javascript link to print a waybill returns a cgi file but no pdf. [more inside]
posted by HLD on Apr 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Please recommend PDF indexing software for OS X.

Please recommend OS X software which can generate indexes from PDF files. Freeware is best, but shareware is also fine. [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Sep 13, 2009 - 2 answers

Powerpoint to PDF conversion

How do I set up my printer prefs / page settings to save an A0 size Powerpoint slide as a PDF? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Jun 11, 2009 - 1 answer

How can I increase contrast on a multi-page PDF?

How can I quickly and easily increase the contrast on every page of a PDF? [more inside]
posted by Outis on Feb 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Free software to write on PDFs with my tablet?

PDF editing software for Mac to use with my Wacom tablet? [more inside]
posted by jk252b on Oct 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Preview isn't previewing pdfs properly

I'm having trouble viewing pdfs using Preview on my Mac (OS 10.4.11). Parts of the document don't show up. I usually have to close the file and reopen it several times before the entire document renders properly. Has anyone else had this problem, and were you able to fix it? And, if so, how? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Oct 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Picture a Venn diagram with 3 circles: LaTeX, Emacs, Mac. I'd like to live in the intersection.

Mac users who write LaTeX documents in Emacs (with or without AucTeX), please tell me about your workflow. [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Oct 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Fonts-be-gone (from my PDF)!

Why are there 20 Mb of embedded fonts in my PDF and how can I make them go away? [more inside]
posted by heresiarch on Aug 28, 2008 - 6 answers

markup!

I want to highlight and otherwise mark-up a PDF document in OSX. [more inside]
posted by Pants! on May 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Making Digital Booklets for iTunes on OSX

I have the artwork/booklets for a number of CDs scanned in, and I would like to edit them and convert them to a PDF for use as a digital booklet in iTunes on OSX. What is the easiest way to go about doing this? Bonus points if I don't have to buy any software!
posted by drgonzo2k2 on Oct 14, 2007 - 8 answers

.chm to .pdf conversion in Mac OS X?

.chm to PDF conversion, Mac OS X. There seems to be no easy way to do it. Does anyone have an effective and trustworthy workflow they can recommend? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by SeƱor Pantalones on Sep 23, 2007 - 11 answers

Adobe Reader 8 ruined Save as PDF in OS X

I installed Acrobat Reader 8. OS X no longer prints to PDF. How do I fix that? [more inside]
posted by airguitar on Jan 18, 2007 - 5 answers

Is there an easier way to get to "Save as PDF" on my Mac?

I really love the baked-in "Save to PDF" function that OS 10 has. I love it so much, that I often have multiple things that I want to save as PDF. It is a little inconvenient/inefficient to go through five or six pages, hit cmd-p, click "PDF", select "Save as PDF", hit return, hit return again, for each file. It would be much easier if I could punch in one key combo and have the "Save" dialog box come up, with "PDF" in the format. Please help. Anyone know a way to make this happen?
posted by grieserm on Dec 15, 2006 - 14 answers

Type on top of a PDF with Typewriter Tool

Acrobat Pro Typewriter Tool question - it's greyed out! [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Nov 17, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I view a PDF in Firefox 2.0 on Mac OS 10.4.8?

Trying to view a PDF in Firefox 2.0 on an Intel iMac is even more of a pain in the butt that it was in Fx 1.5.0.7. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Nov 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Making PDFs out of Word Docs and Preserving Embedded Links

How can I make a .pdf of a .doc file that maintains the copious hyperlinks in the original MS Word doc on Mac OS 10.4? [more inside]
posted by hwickline on Sep 28, 2006 - 8 answers

Selecting text from PDF in Preview

Some PDFs in Preview (OS X) have quite a fuzzy text even at high zoom, and I can't select the text (which is the main problem). Is there some remedy for this?
posted by raheel on Jun 30, 2006 - 14 answers

Adding a text to every page of a PDF?

Is there a tool for OS X (preferably free) that can easily allow me to add a small bit of text to every page of a book-length PDF without having to add it manually to each page? [more inside]
posted by gwint on Jun 30, 2006 - 5 answers

Word 2004 makes bad PDF?

Has anyone experienced Word 2004 on OS X generating malformed PDF? I have a friend who constantly has difficulty printing documents (that typically have a lot of equation editor objects in them.) [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog on Nov 11, 2005 - 6 answers

Am I asking too much of iCal?

[OSX FILTER] I want to print on index cards, but indirectly. Help me figure out how to print to a PDF sized at 3"x5". [more inside]
posted by NewGear on Aug 28, 2005 - 3 answers

PDF conversion with hyperlinks in OpenOffice?

OpenOffice question. Is there an easy way to convert documents to PDF such that the hyperlinks still work? I'm on OS X.
posted by inksyndicate on Aug 24, 2004 - 7 answers

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