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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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How Adam Engst and Other Experts Use Their Macs

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At Macworld, former TidBITS staff writer Lex Friedman surveyed Mac experts such as TidBITS publisher Adam Engst, Instapaper creator Marco Arment, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, Faith Korpi of the IRL Talk podcast, and Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software about how they use their Macs. Read on for ideas about how to set up your own Mac and to learn Adam’s strong opinions about window placement.favicon follow link

 

Comments about How Adam Engst and Other Experts Use Their Macs

Anonymous  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2013-11-05 12:20
Great article but which utility is Adam using to assign programs to function keys
Josh Centers  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-11-05 12:38
Keyboard Maestro, of course. :-) I'm not sure why Lex didn't mention that in the article.