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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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Bare Bones Rustles Up TextWrangler 1.0

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Bare Bones Rustles Up TextWrangler 1.0 -- Bare Bones Software has released Text Wrangler 1.0, a $50 general-purpose text editor without the extensive feature set (particularly the HTML features) or $180 price of its highly regarded sibling BBEdit. TextWrangler can open and edit nearly any text file, including those with Unicode (UTF-8 and UTF-16) character sets, and features speedy search and replace (including PCRE matching - PCRE stands for Perl-Compatible Regular Expression), syntax coloring, FTP file access, and more. With the release of TextWrangler, Bare Bones has discontinued the free BBEdit Lite; owners of BBEdit Lite can upgrade to the full version of BBEdit for $120 until 31-Mar-03. To help users differentiate between its editors, Bare Bones has posted feature comparisons of TextWrangler versus BBEdit 7.0 and TextWrangler versus BBEdit Lite 6.1. TextWrangler 1.0 is available in a 30-day full-featured demo version, which is a 9.8 MB download. [JLC]

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