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Fixing Save as Adobe PDF Crashes

There have been many reported instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF" workflow crashing regardless of application, but precious few workarounds or resolutions. In troubleshooting, I discovered that there were three instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF.action" in three different locations: /Library/Automator; ~/Library/Automator; and /System/Library/Automator. By eliminating all except the version in /System/Library/Automator, the workflow started behaving, and I was able to cut PDFs directly from the Print dialog.

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Snapz Pro X 2.2.3

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Snapz Pro X, the popular screenshot and video capture utility from Ambrosia Software, has been upgraded to version 2.2.3. The update addresses two crashing bugs. One, limited to newer MacBooks, occurred during object selection, and the other occurred for folks using mirrored monitors while attempting to make captures. The updated version of the software also automatically stops capturing video before the movie fills up your hard drive. ($69 new, free update, 10.8 MB)

 

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Comments about Snapz Pro X 2.2.3

Mike H  2010-07-29 14:22
What makes this a "quiet" upgrade? Did they have ninjas post the announcement to their news page?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-07-29 14:35
Heh. I saw the announcement only via the application's update mechanism, went to the product page, and couldn't find any other release notes. And when I did a Google search for "Snapz Pro X release notes" I got some very old news items. Apparently, just clicking the News tab never occurred to me, so I thought it was a "quiet" upgrade. :-) Now fixed.