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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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Apple Posts $14 Million Q2 Profit

Apple Posts $14 Million Q2 Profit -- Apple Computer posted a small $14 million profit for its second fiscal quarter of the year on revenues of $1.474 billion for the quarterShow full article

Snapz Pro X 1.0.7 Released

Snapz Pro X 1.0.7 Released -- Ambrosia Software has released Snapz Pro X 1.0.7, the latest version of their Mac OS X screen capture utility. The new version can capture movies of screen actions with less impact on the Mac during capturing (at the cost of a lower frame rate)Show full article

StuffIt Expander/Deluxe Updated to 7.0.3

StuffIt Expander/Deluxe Updated to 7.0.3 -- Aladdin Systems has released StuffIt Expander and StuffIt Deluxe 7.0.3 for Mac OS 8.6/9.x and Mac OS X. StuffIt Expander, which is free but available only as part of the StuffIt Standard Edition bundle with DropStuff, DropZip, and DropTar, gains support for expanding RAR 3.0 archivesShow full article

Exposing More of TidBITS Talk

Last week, a reader named Peter Rock suggested that we start a Letters to the Editor column. I replied, telling him about TidBITS Talk, since that's where reader replies about our articles generally go, along with any clarifications or minor corrections we have that don't warrant a full correction in the next issue of TidBITSShow full article

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Take Note of NoteTaker

In our perpetual journey towards better ways of storing and retrieving information, a simple text-snippet keeper like iData Pro, discussed in TidBITS-675, was merely a side trip to a simple, restful poolShow full article

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