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David Koff is a technology expert who began programming his Apple II+ computer as an eleven-year-old boy. As a grown man, he was the lead Apple Systems Engineer for over seven years at The Getty Center in Los Angeles where he was responsible for simultaneously managing over 300 Macintosh computers and scripting in Unix. He’s a regular contributor to MacTech Magazine and has been featured as a speaker at the yearly MacTech Conference. His writings have appeared on such blogs as The Inertia, GigaOm, Message to America, and The Mac Dweeb, and he has sold a screenplay to Fox Family films. As a professional actor and comedian, he’s been featured in numerous commercials and popular TV shows including “The West Wing” and “Sesame Street.” He’s also a member of several improv comedy troupes, including Fake Radio, LA’s Premier Old-Time-Radio Comedy Troupe.

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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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