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Printing onto Forms from Preview

Having trouble accurately printing onto pre-printed forms from Preview? First, save your file as a PDF and review it carefully onscreen, then choose Print. Next, within Preview's Print dialog, under Scaling options, select "No automatic page scaling," to ensure proper alignment with the pre-printed form.

 
 
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Take Control News: Five Ebooks Launch You into Leopard: Save 30%!

You'll be reading about Leopard in TidBITS for some time, but for significantly more detail about Apple's new operating system, check out the five ebooks we've just published - over 650 pages all told!Show full article

Leopard Early Fixes and Warnings

Now that Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is released, we're starting to see an expected set of updates and incompatibilities. Login and Keychain Update 1.0 corrects issues with accounts created in early versions of Mac OS X; the new Back to My Mac feature could allow someone with access to your .Mac account to take control of your machine; Apple warns Aperture users not to run the software while Time Machine is performing a backup; and a slew of compatibility updates are also available.Show full article

Evaluating the Leopard Installation Process

The Leopard installer is even better than the Tiger installer was. That's good news, but some oddities and frustrations remain. Perhaps I can interest you in a little book I wrote on the subject.Show full article

Screen Sharing with Leopard Extends to Tiger

Leopard lets you share and share alike, offering your system up for remote viewing and control, as well as letting you take control of others' systems (with their permission). But Tiger can play nice, too, through built-in Mac OS X support and Chicken of the VNC.Show full article

Time Machine: The Good, the Bad, and the Missing Features

Leopard's new backup feature finally brings easy backups to the masses. But is it really all that? And when is that backups book of Joe's going to be updated, anyway?Show full article

Leopard Simplifies File Sharing

Leopard overhauls file sharing for services like AFP (remembered fondly as AppleShare), Samba, and FTP, while bringing back the long-missed shared folders options. The new approach makes it much easier for any user to share files over a network or the Internet. Show full article

Six Things I Hate about Leopard

Six things about Leopard I just can't stand. I've been dying to talk about these, and now I'm going to.Show full article

Spaces: A First (and Very Happy) Look

What is (or are) Spaces? Will it actually make your life better? Could it be the coolest thing since unsliced bread? Could it be a major reason for upgrading to Leopard? This article introduces the concepts behind Spaces and gets you started using it.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/29-Oct-07

This week's discussions largely center on... wait for it... Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard! We also cover the latest crop of iPod speakers, access for the disabled, IMAP for Gmail, suggestions for replacing a PDA, and a Mac conference presence in London.Show full article

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