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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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John Zielinski

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/17-Oct-05

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The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster.

iDisk Performance -- Slow performance when accessing files on an iDisk prompts discussion of alternatives. (3 messages)

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10.4 vs 10.3.9 -- An owner of a new Mac mini is unhappy with Tiger; can he downgrade to Panther? As part of the discussion, readers offer solutions for improving performance, disabling Dashboard and Spotlight, and more. (14 messages)

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Activation in Adobe CS2 -- Adobe Creative Suite 2 can be installed on two machines per license (such as on a desktop and a laptop), but what happens if one machine dies? (3 messages)

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How to clean keyboards? Damp cloth? Compressed air? Dishwasher?!? Explore the many methods of cleaning keyboards. (7 messages)

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Review: The iBook/AirPort/OS X experience -- A reader new to the Mac posts his experiences and some further questions about buying an iBook and AirPort Base Station. (8 messages)

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TidBITS 800: Trends to Watch -- Readers respond to Adam's article on the state of the Mac world. (2 messages)

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The iMac Cyclops -- The integrated iSight camera in the new iMac G5 gained a lot of attention, but TidBITS Talk readers also noticed that the machine lacks a built-in modem (an external modem is all that's available). (10 messages)

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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>