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OS X Mavericks Preview has very high CPU usage

Ever since updating to OS X Mavericks, Preview constantly eats up tons of CPU. As soon as I hear my fan start whirring, I check activity monitor and Preview is usually at ~100% usage. It's very easy ...
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OS X Print a PDF without the background image

Using either Preview or Acrobat Pro, is there a way to print a PDF without the background image? I know that in Acrobat Pro I can save the PDF as a Word document without the background but that's ...
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Emacs Auctex change default View command

I need help using the View command in Auctex running in emacs. This is essential for viewing pdfs and without it I can not make TeX documents. In my emacs file I have the following (which was created ...
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Apple Automator “New PDF from Images” maintaining same filename

I will potentially have 26k of old legacy PICT images to transfer first to PDF for migration. I am using Apple Automator and also the "Dispense Items Incrementally" to loop through it. However, I ...
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2 Page view in Preview shows the right page on the left and left page on the right?

I have a pdf that I am reading in Preview and I would like to view it in 2 page mode as many pages reference illustrations on the next page. However, when I enable 2 page mode, the left page is put on ...
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Pixelated PDF in Apple Preview slideshow mode, but not in regular window

I have a PDF which is a presentation exported from OpenOffice. Two of the slides in this presentation have embedded .eps graphs. When I run the presentation using Preview's slideshow mode, the ...
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How do I “Move to Trash” in Preview in OS X Lion?

In earlier versions of OS X, in Preview one could delete the currently open file by pressing ⌘⌫. In Lion, the keyboard shortcut (as well as the actual menu item) no longer works. Is there any way ...
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OS X: How to perform a lossless crop of a JPEG image?

I'm looking for a simple way to losslessly crop JPEGs on OS X. Particularly, is there some way to get Preview to perform a lossless crop?
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Disable smooth scrolling in Preview in Lion

Smooth scrolling in Lion's Preview application sucks. Pressing the Page-Down key too quickly leaves you waiting for Preview to catch up to your position. The only way I can find to turn this off is ...
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Print current page of PDF document in Mac OSX Preview

I'm using Preview to view a PDF document in Mac OS X 10.6. How can I print the current page that I'm viewing? When I select File - Print, there's nowhere to enter the page number. If I select Print ...
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1answer
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How to assign a keyword to multiple images open in Preview on Mac OS

I'm adding keyword metadata to a set of images in Preview.app, MacOS 10.6.6 I can select multiple images and create a keyword using the Keywords window. But when I save, all but one image is ...
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on Mac, how to export pdf for certain pages

on Mac, how to export pdf for certain pages. For example, I have a pdf file for 40 pages, I just want to export page 10 and 11. Can anyone help me?thnaks
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Open two instances of the same PDF in Mac OS X Preview

I have a file example.pdf, where the key to exercises in the top part of the document are posted at the end. Hence, I want to open two instances of this file, so that I can put the window with the ...
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Preview.app only auto-refreshes if you alt-tab to it

I'm working on a program that generates an image. I can keep the image open in Preview and when the image changes, Preview refreshes it, but only when I alt-tab (sorry, command-tab) to it. I'd like ...
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Mac OSX Preview: Disable the Command-Backspace “Move to trash” keyboard shortcut?

I use Preview to view PDF files (duh) and sometimes annotate them as well as search them profusely. I keep using the Command-Backspace combination to try to delete the current line I'm writing in the ...
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AppleScript and Preview.app

I saw this post: http://superuser.com/questions/155517/how-do-i-get-applescript-to-work-with-preview-in-snow-leopard In my attempt to figure out how to use AppleScript with Preview. I'm trying to ...
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How to update Preview.app from the command line without losing focus on Mac OS X?

I want to update Preview.app in the background from the command line without losing focus of my current window. I know that I can use the following to open/update the view of a file, but then I lose ...
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Can I convert an image from CMYK to RGB in Mac OS X?

Is there a way to convert a JPEG from CMYK to RGB, using Preview or any other tool built into Mac OS X? I see I can go to Tools | Assign Profile… and select from a long list of options, including ...
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Stop Safari from loading webpages preview images

Everyday, the first time I start Safari, if I go to the history tab, I get the following message : How can I stop Safari prompting this message and completely disable the webpages preview?
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Open a PDF from within Preview in another Application using Services

I've started using Papers for organizing my pdfs. All I'd like to do is to add a Service that I can access from Preview that will automatically open the pdf in Papers. From there, I'll either read it, ...
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Mac Preview's map imagery owned by NASA?

When you open the About box of Preview, it says Preview Version 5.0 Map imagery owned by NASA NASA's Earth Observatory Copyright © 2002–2009 Apple Inc. All rights ...
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How to See Hidden Layers of PSD File in Preview of Mac OS X

I am using Preview in Mac OS X 10.5.8 which is able to open .psd files (Photoshop documents). I couldn't find an option for enable & disable view of some layers. My client has sent me a .psd file ...
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Getting Mac OS X applications to close after last window closed

I know it's just a pet peeve, but I hate it that Mac OS X's Preview.app stays open when it has no windows open. Is there any way to make it close when its last window is closed? Since I don't see ...