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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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SpamSieve 2.8.7

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Developer Michael Tsai of C-Command Software has released SpamSieve 2.8.7, an update to his award-winning spam filtering software. The new version improves compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X and now runs as a 64-bit app to optimize resource optimization and performance. SpamSieve now also features several bug fixes and crash prevention techniques to maximize stability, and several areas of SpamSieve’s documentation have been enhanced to simplify the setup process, especially under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. ($30 new, free update, 8.5 MB, release notes)

 

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