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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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DealBITS Drawing: Classic Solitaire

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Solitaire card games have long been a mainstay of computer gaming, especially for those who don't care for blood-and-guts first-person shooters. If you're looking for an implementation of Solitaire for the Mac, it's worth giving dogMelon's Classic Solitaire a try, since it includes cards with professionally designed graphics, 20 different Solitaire games and, most important for those of us who have never even heard of games like Idiot's Delight and La Grande Imperiale, an explanation of the rules for each in the online help.

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In this week's DealBITS drawing, you can enter to win one of five copies of Classic Solitaire, each worth $29.95. Entrants who aren't among our lucky winners will receive a discount on Classic Solitaire, so be sure to enter at the DealBITS page linked below. All information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy. Be careful with your spam filters, since you must be able to receive email from my address to learn if you've won. Remember too, that if someone you refer to this drawing wins, you'll receive the same prize as a reward for spreading the word.

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