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Open a Finder Window with the App Switcher

If you don't have any Finder windows open and want to switch to the Finder and open a window in one fell swoop, bring up the app switcher with Command-Tab and tab over to the Finder icon. While still holding down Command, press the Option key, and then release the Command key. You're switched to the Finder, with a new default window open for you.

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Special Acrobatics

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Special Acrobatics -- Francois Pottier <francois.pottier@inria.fr> passes along news of a free method of creating Acrobat PDF files (see NetBITS-014):

For people who don't want to buy the full Acrobat package, it's also possible to create PDF files using free tools, like a recent version of GhostScript, which can convert PostScript files to PDF files. (I don't know if it allows including hyperlinks, though.) The PostScript file itself can be created with a free tool such as TeX.

<http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/>

 

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