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.
Other articles in the series Mac OS X Utilities
Missing Mac OS 9 functionality in Mac OS X? Check out Adam's roundup of Mac OS X utilities that replace that Mac OS 9 look-and-feel. Mark Anbinder covers Apple's Macworld Tokyo announcements of a 23" LCD display, a 10 GB iPod, Bluetooth support, and iMac price increases. Then Gideon Greenspan joins us with an overview of how computers are used in biology. Finally, two important Mac OS X releases fill out the issue: Retrospect 5.0 and Mailsmith 1.5.
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