Free MacDesign Exhibit Passes -- Our friends at Peachpit Press are giving away passes to the upcoming MacDesign Conference and Expo in Chicago, 02-Jun-04 through 04-Jun-04. The exhibit-only passes are good for 03-Jun-04 only, and are valued at $40. To get a pair of tickets, send your name and postal address in an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> before 21-May-04. The passes are first-come, first-served, so act quickly before Peachpit runs out. And if you plan to attend the sessions (a full conference pass is $500) at MacDesign as well, be sure to check out Adam's talks on Friday, 04-Jun-04 about iPhoto and electronic book design. [JLC]
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.