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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

Multi-page PDF from multi-layered Illustrator CS2 file?

Is there a way, possibly via scripting, to export the top-level Layers of an Adobe Illustrator CS2 document as a multi-PAGE PDF? [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Oct 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Help me get an old book online!

How can I scan a book that is precious to me? The book is a couple hundred pages and I just want to produce high-quality pdfs. [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Oct 25, 2006 - 9 answers

Graphically editing multi-page PDFs

Graphically editing multi-page PDFs quickly (erasing things, mostly) [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Oct 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Help! I'm wasting half my day filling out the same forms over and over...

I fill out a lot of the same postal form, just with small amounts of different information in it. This form needs to be printed out a couple dozen times a day. Is it possible to dreates a PDF in Acrobat or Indesign that has a user-fillable text box that will show up when printed? I'm currently just editing and printing a Word doc, which is less than ideal.
posted by clango on Oct 18, 2006 - 9 answers

Bad PDF's: Me or Them?

PDF question: Is it me or the author? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Oct 5, 2006 - 5 answers

Why does Acrobat hate my .doc's?

AcrobatFilter: I'm trying to create a PDF out of a word document but when Acrobat runs the job no file is created and I receive no error messages. What is the deal? [more inside]
posted by SteveFlamingo on Oct 5, 2006 - 4 answers

Hiding the path to a PDF in a browser pop-up window

When I launch a PDF in a pop-up browser window, how can I hide the path to it that appears in the title bar? [more inside]
posted by rosemere on Oct 1, 2006 - 7 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

How can I get spot colors to accurately export to PDF from Indesign?

InDesign, Acrobat and spot colors to PDF?! [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Sep 14, 2006 - 7 answers

Copy-protect a book?

A few years a book of mine was published by a well-known house. Now it is out of print. Last time I looked, a used copy cost $1,000 on amazon.com. [more inside]
posted by londongeezer on Sep 12, 2006 - 37 answers

Quark and PDFs

Does Quark play well with exporting PDFs? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Aug 25, 2006 - 9 answers

Job Applications + gMail + Thunderbird + PDF = bad, bad news...

HELP! Job applications + gMail + Thunderbird + .PDF = screwed up attachments ...why!? what's wrong? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Aug 23, 2006 - 3 answers

Using font subsets in Acrobat Pro.

How do I embed a Chinese font subset into an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file? [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Aug 22, 2006 - 4 answers

Word to PDF

Creating PDF files from a word document - one button, one click conversion no longer available on the Word toolbar [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay on Aug 18, 2006 - 5 answers

How can I batch-automate changes to PSD/PDF annotations?

I've just finished making a few hundreds annotations to forty or so PSD files, and am quite ready to be done with them. However, being annotations, they all have my name at the top! Is there any way to batch-change this without going in and re-editing every one by hand? Save me from wasting countless non-billable hours fixing this manually! [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Aug 14, 2006 - 8 answers

How do I set up alternate PDF navigation?

I swear I once saw a PDF with tabbed navigation along the bottom edge of the pages, kind of like what you'd see on an Excel workbook. How do I set up that effect? [more inside]
posted by mochapickle on Jul 31, 2006 - 1 answer

Humongous PDF files

Why are my PDF files so huge? [more inside]
posted by ancientgower on Jul 20, 2006 - 7 answers

pdf form text field lines limit

I want to limit the number of lines that users can input in a printable pdf form text field so that there is no overflow/scroll bars or auto-resizing of the text. How can i do that? [more inside]
posted by FidelDonson on Jul 19, 2006 - 2 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

Data Organization Software Anyone?

DataOrganizationFilter: I am looking for software that will allow my market research team to efficiently store and access information from PDF and Excel files. [more inside]
posted by drkrdglo on Jun 28, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me move data from a database to a PDF, automagically.

I need to capture data from an HTML form into a database, then use that data to populate a template. The template, however, is of a certificate of accomplishment, and must be in the form of a printable PDF. What's a good software/middleware/whateverware package to automatically take the data and inject it into a PDF like this? More inside. [more inside]
posted by mattoly on Jun 23, 2006 - 9 answers

OS X only makes bitmap PDFs

When I make a PDF from any application in OS X (10.3.x), they come out pixelated. Much like the steering well in the pirate's pants, it's driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Jun 20, 2006 - 11 answers

Manage PDFs on a Mac

I want to manage the huge list of pdf based papers that I read for my PhD in CS: keep them organized by categories, put long notes in them, etc. Anything for OS X?
posted by raheel on Jun 15, 2006 - 16 answers

Wonky PDF fonts.

Why is the font rendering in the .PDF documents I'm reading so bad? Errors in the document, or can I fix it? (Examples inside) [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jun 14, 2006 - 4 answers

One PDF to rule them all

My g/f has printed a lengthy document for her university. Great! Now she needs to also send it as one PDF file. And there goes the question... [more inside]
posted by XiBe on May 2, 2006 - 16 answers

Apple OS X Faxing of PDFs??

Is it possible to Fax a PDF in OS X Tiger? When I try, the result is cut off and in landscape orientation [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Apr 24, 2006 - 6 answers

PAGEKILLER!!!!

PageMakerFilter: How can I make PageMaker 7 and Acrobat 7 Pro play nice together to create 11.25x15 pdfs with a 10x14 live print area, with tabloid size PMD files as a source material. Other help with photos needed as well... [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp on Apr 20, 2006 - 6 answers

Why can't I open pdf's in Firefox?

Recently, Acrobat has stopped opening pdf's in my firefox browser. It works fine in internet explorer, but I'd rather stay away from that particular program. I've tried reinstalling, updating, changing preferences and more. Anybody else experiencing this? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Apr 19, 2006 - 12 answers

Cut and Save a .pdf

PDF-Filter: I have to take one (4-page) .pdf file, and save it as two (2-page) .pdf files. One file will be pages 1 and 2, the second file will be pages 3 and 4. [more inside]
posted by kevin_2864212 on Apr 17, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me remove PDF DRM

I wish to purchase a book and need it immediately, there is a PDF option but it appears that it uses some strict DRM -- such as only being able to use it on one computer. [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Apr 17, 2006 - 16 answers

How to make it mobile?

PDFfilter: How easiest to format/generate the same information to be sent to mobile phones and PDA's. [more inside]
posted by geekyguy on Apr 13, 2006 - 7 answers

Why doesn't Word for Mac make a PDF with outside page numbers?

Why does Word 2004 (OS X 10.4.3) freak out when printing a PDF of a document with the "different odd and even pages" pagination setting? How can I convince it that everything is OK? [more inside]
posted by themadjuggler on Apr 12, 2006 - 3 answers

Typing on a PDF file

I have a PDF copy of a form that I need to fill out. I need to type my answers onto the form; how can I do this with a PDF file?
posted by punishinglemur on Mar 31, 2006 - 16 answers

Font encoding in Adobe Indesign

PDFfilter: Font encoding in Adobe Indesign [more inside]
posted by crack on Mar 29, 2006 - 2 answers

Automatically PDF a website?

How can I automate printing a complete website to PDF?

I need to be able to show what the site looked like on any given date. The site is a sales tool and therefore requires user input on every page, so simply spidering the site is not adequate.

Because the site requires user input all over the place, I'd somehow need to supply the tool with data so it could be fully automated.

Are there tools out there that could do this?

Note: It doesn't necessarily have to be output to PDF, just something manageable and static.
posted by gfroese on Mar 29, 2006 - 8 answers

PDF page extraction

How can I extract every 14th page from a PDF? [more inside]
posted by piro on Mar 28, 2006 - 5 answers

Web publishing and paper publishing the same resume without double work?

I have a resume in Microsoft Word that I use to print and an HTML resume online. Every time I update my resume, I have to do it by hand twice. How do I cut my work in half? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Mar 18, 2006 - 11 answers

disable Adobe PDF doc for edit, print & SAVE?

How to fully protect an Adobe pdf? I want to post an exam temporarily on the net for my class, and I'm using Adobe Pro 7.0's security functions to disable editing and printing functions (so students can't easily print and circulate the exam). The doc can still be saved, however. Adobe forums seem to have no idea how to disable the SAVE pdf function.... [more inside]
posted by rexruff on Mar 15, 2006 - 31 answers

Creating a PDF document with clickable links to chapters on contents page?

Creating a PDF document with clickable links to chapters on contents page? [more inside]
posted by UnclePlayground on Mar 14, 2006 - 5 answers

HTML/PHP/XML to PDF

HTML/PHP/XML to PDF: How should I convert an active webpage to PDF format? [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Mar 8, 2006 - 4 answers

Highlighting PDF Docs

Is there any cheap and easy way to highlight or underline PDF documents? I do a lot of research, and I'd like to be able to tag important points in some way. [more inside]
posted by purplevelvet on Feb 20, 2006 - 8 answers

Including PDF figures in a LaTeX document

How can I include a figure from a PDF file in a LaTeX document? [more inside]
posted by event on Feb 7, 2006 - 11 answers

InDesign to PDF = text with jaggies

When I export a PDF from InDesign CS2 the quality is noticeably bad. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Feb 6, 2006 - 9 answers

Is there a better way to read .pdf's?

What software do you use to read academic papers online? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Jan 22, 2006 - 19 answers

Is it ICED tea?

How does one make and distribute e-books? [more inside]
posted by Krrrlson on Jan 19, 2006 - 11 answers

PDF Duplex Printing Failure

PDF Duplex Printing Failure [more inside]
posted by prostyle on Jan 19, 2006 - 1 answer

I just want to know what channels are available in my car

Can anyone tell me how to make this .pdf print? [more inside]
posted by Makebusy7 on Dec 26, 2005 - 6 answers

How to display URL when printing a .PDF?

How do I display an online .PDF's URL when printing it? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Dec 8, 2005 - 2 answers

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