April 16th, 1998 marks the eighth anniversary of TidBITS, continuing our streak as one of the longest running edited publications on the Internet. We started publishing in April of 1990 and have released a total of 425 weekly issues since then. If you're interested in reading more about our history, the two articles to check out are "TidBITS History" in TidBITS 222 and "TidBITS 7.0" in TidBITS 375.
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.