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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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Photoshop Boosted for Power Mac G5s

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Photoshop Boosted for Power Mac G5s -- Adobe has released a free plug-in for Photoshop 7 that is sure to please graphics professionals using the Power Mac G5. The Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1 G5 Processor Plug-in update for Mac OS X optimizes Photoshop to take advantage of the PowerPC G5 processor, and also uses a new Adobe Color Engine component that's designed to work with the G5. The plug-in is a free 1.4 MB download.

<http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/ detail.jsp?ftpID=2132>

This release coincides with news that the Power Mac G5, which was announced at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in June, is now shipping in its single-processor configurations. According to Apple, dual-processor models are due to appear in late August. Since the introduction, Apple has received over 100,000 orders of the Power Mac G5, which features a 64-bit processor and significant speed increases over previous desktop Macs (see "Apple Announces 64-Bit Power Mac G5s" in TidBITS-685). [JLC]

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