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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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Poll Results: Color Me Pretty

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Poll Results: Color Me Pretty -- In last week's poll we asked what colors you'd like to see Apple use in future Macs. Brushed metal came in as the most popular choice, scoring 27 percent of the vote. Midnight blue took second, with 18 percent, and forest green and ebony slid in ahead of the pack with 11 percent each. The next step is to wait for the next color change and see what Apple has up its sleeve. Note that you can see the final poll results at the GetBITS URL below. [ACE]

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tbpoll=9>

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>