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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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Brief Network Outage 17-Apr-01

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Brief Network Outage 17-Apr-01 -- We normally wouldn't stress about a short downtime, but Qwest tells us they plan to take my 56K frame relay connection down for a software upgrade on Tuesday 17-Apr-01 from 4 A.M. to 7 A.M. (U.S. Pacific time), which coincides with one of our busiest times of the week. All services at db.tidbits.com will be unavailable during that time. [ACE]

 

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