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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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Apple Introduces 20-inch iMac

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Apple Introduces 20-inch iMac -- Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Apple has released a new version of the flat-panel iMac that offers a 20-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1680 by 1050 pixels. The screen is also brighter then the smaller models and offers a higher contrast ratio. As far as other functional specs go, the 20-inch iMac is identical to the 17-inch iMac, with a 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4 processor, 256 MB of RAM, 80 GB hard drive, SuperDrive, and all the usual ports. The one interesting deviation from the 17-inch iMac is with the weight - the 20-inch iMac weighs 40.1 pounds (18.2 kg), 17.3 pounds (7.8 kg) heavier than the 22.8 pound (10.4 kg) 17-inch iMac. The new 20-inch iMac is available immediately for $2,200 in the stock configuration, with all the usual build-to-order options. The 15-inch iMac remains priced at $1,300 and the 17-inch iMac still costs $1,800. [ACE]

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