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Saving to a pdf in Google docs is twice the size of a word file and larger than Word saving to a PDF

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Has anyone used Google docs to save to a word file and also to a pdf? Without changing anything between the two the PDF is 180kb and the word doc is 90kb. Isn’t the advantage of a PDF that it compresses unnecessary information? When I compress the same file from the 90kb word file in Microsoft Word 2011 to a PDF on a Mac I get 150kb. What is the other 30k doing in that PDF file? Has anyone else noticed that Google docs makes chunky PDF’s?

3 free ways of how to Download PDF files on iPad – DeviceMAG

How to Download PDF files on iPad – DeviceMAG. Some good ideas that don’t rely on purchasing an app.  Anyone really loving their iPads?

removing all annotations in preview for sharing

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As TeenTitan said:

If your using preview. You can actually pull up a list of all Annotations. Using this list you can select all the Annotations and then delete all the annotations at the same time.

How to do this:
in preview, with your PDF open.
go to the menu bar
click on the “View” menu
from the “view menu” chose “SideBar.”
from the submenu “SideBar” chose “Annotations”
On the right side of the PDF, Instead of a list of page you should now have a list of “Annotations.” click on any of the Annotations listed.
go to the menu bar
click on the “Edit” menu
choose “Select All”
Press the “delete” key

At this point you could use Save As to re-save the file as the ‘share friendly” version of the PDF.

via Apple – Support – Discussions – removing all annotations in preview for ….

 

Adobe Acrobat X: Do you feel safe yet? Antivirus

Adobe Acrobat X: Do you feel safe yet? Antivirus.  I used to love PDFs but since all of the security issues I try to avoid them when I can.

Saving and printing pdf files in Safari isn’t working

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Apple – Support – Discussions – Saving and printing pdf files in Safari ….  The poster did all the right fixes and three days later it started to work.  Strange.  I would only suggest to clear the Safari cache or throw away the preference file for Safari.

 

Recover An Unsaved Document When Word Crashes on the Mac

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Recover An Unsaved Document When Word Crashes.  This just happened to a woman I spoke on the phone with.  How frustrating this can be!

 

Trying to open .xlsx, .docx, or .pptx file in Office for Mac 2004:

Trying to open .xlsx, .docx, or .pptx file in Office for Mac 2004:.  If you click on the link above you will learn that you have to download and install the Open XML File Format Converter.  Nice that you have some forward compatibility.  MS changes its download links or I would have included it in this article.

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Two ways to convert .pages to word.

Method 1:  Thanks Jacko30!

If you rename the pages file to zip and open it, the is a pdf in there. in the quicklook folder.

via convert pages to word – MacTalk Forums.

Method 2:

http://forums.macnn.com/82/applications/381956/group-convert-pages-docs-ms-word/#post3766150

Code:
on open theDocuments repeat with aDocument in theDocuments tell application "Pages" open aDocument set thePath to the path of the front document set theWordPath to thePath & ".doc" save the front document as {"doc", "SLDocumentTypeMSWord"} in theWordPath close the front document saving no end tell end repeat end open