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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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Interarchy 7.0.1 Adds Polish

Interarchy 7.0.1 Adds Polish -- Only a few weeks after the initial release of Interarchy 7.0 (see "Interarchy 7.0 Adds Tabs, Improves Interface" in TidBITS-718), Stairways Software has released a free update to tweak a few features and squash a few bugsShow full article

iDVD 4.0.1 Fixes Burning Bugs

iDVD 4.0.1 Fixes Burning Bugs -- Apple last week released iDVD Update 4.0.1 for owners of iLife '04. In now-typical Apple verbosity, the release notes read simply that the update is "highly recommended for all users of iDVD 4 and will provide for improved reliability when authoring and burning DVDs." iDVD Update 4.0.1 is a free 2 MB download via Software Update or the link belowShow full article

AirPort Software Update 3.3.1 Released

AirPort Software Update 3.3.1 Released - Apple posted an update for owners of AirPort Extreme cards and base stations that fixes a troublesome bug that could cause a kernel panic when switching network locationsShow full article

DiskWarrior 3.0.1 Builds New Boot CDs

DiskWarrior 3.0.1 Builds New Boot CDs -- Let's say you own Alsoft's excellent DiskWarrior 3.0 disk repair utility, and let's also say that you've upgraded to Mac OS X 10.3 PantherShow full article

QuicKeys X2 2.1 Released

QuicKeys X2 2.1 Released -- CE Software last week shipped QuicKeys X2 version 2.1, a free update for registered users of QuicKeys X2 2.0 that improves the recording of shortcuts in QuicKeys, offers additional control over the speed at which QuicKeys types text, and the capability to jump to a particular step in a shortcutShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: Interarchy Winners

DealBITS Drawing: Interarchy Winners -- Congratulations to Al Guild of mac.com, Daniel Bensky of eastlandpress.com, Mark Ryder of chartermi.net, Rich Mulligan of pacbell.net, and Tom Wideman of wideman.org, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who will be receiving a copy of Interarchy 7.0Show full article

Sharing and Accessing the iDisk Public Folder

When you sign up for a .Mac account, you get an iDisk: 100 MB of virtual hard disk storage, offsite, on Apple's servers in Cupertino. Obviously, it's a great location to store important information that you can't afford to lose if your Mac goes belly-upShow full article

DEVONthink Thinks, So You Don't Have To

In case you've forgotten what a snippet keeper is or why you might need one, here's a case in point. Last week, a note appeared on TidBITS Talk, containing three URLs pointing to Web pages with information I found especially valuableShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/08-Mar-04

MP3 Discs and Third Party Portable Players -- Having problems burning MP3-formatted CDs to play in your audio player? Readers offer some advice, including a command-line methodShow full article

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