Nothing I do will allow me to save it or convert it into PDF. It can only be printed. How can I do this without purchasing Acrobat for one document? It seems Adobe 11 has screwed Apple users. And yet, you can double-click the job in the queue, and QuickLook will show you the file, making me think it exists in a cache somewhere as a.
PDF file. Anyone know where CUPS stores these jobs? They desperately need some competition! I usually save Indesign documents by exporting which gives an option to save as a pdf.
The only thing that has been changed recently is that I installed a second printer on my computer this weekend. I tried the above suggestions but it still does not print when document is saved. The page I try to print is blank. Am I missing a download step? Essentially that means if you can print the document, you can probably password protect it as […]. But it cannot be saved. A virtual pdf printer you do it.
Any idea? The author is automatically set as the user name that you are logged in as in Mac OS X, you can change that either in general OS X settings or if you have a PDF editor you could change authorship there. Not a very useful feature or I may not know how to use it properly. If the document has a scroll bar only the part visible gets saved.
I've been using an app called "PDF Printer" that I downloaded from the Apple App Store. It enables me to print to PDF like before in Mac OS X. Instead of a physical printer, you can select Adobe PDF in almost any Windows or Mac OS application. Using Print to PDF, you can create an.
I use save as pdf a lot, but it always enlarges the file size. Instead I would want to decrease file size when printing to pdf. Can anyone help with this? Thank you! Saw that if wrecked the web page formatting and so I never printed. And Mac users already have the required functionality without installing […]. What is up with that? I too find this feature a great help. But… I often print pages from websites that I might want to keep for later reference a good example is cooking recipes.
But often times, I find that the PDF file does not save the file well at all.
Either very odd formating, or even missing images, and type. This is one of those features of Mac OS that is just wonderful to have and I use it frequently for offline reading and document production. Why buy Acrobat Pro when you can just use any application on the Mac? Name required.
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February 5, at pm. ARgo says:. June 24, at am. December 12, at pm. July 7, at am. Jim says:. September 23, at pm. Gareth says:. June 26, at am. Sharon says:. March 26, at pm. Jan Steinman says:. May 27, at am. Bernard says:. Acrobat Pro is definitely the best tool to do this type of conversion, especially for prepress use. The procedure below does not do a proper conversion to grayscale as colors get converted to equal portions of CMYK. For prepress purposes, this may not be what you are looking for but visually it is OK.
If the converted file is going to be professionally printed, make sure to check the quality before sending the file to the printer. There are numerous complaints online that Acrobat 8 recompresses converted images rather badly. There are some Acrobat plug-ins that can do a conversion of color to grayscale. I have used both PitStop and Quite-a-box-of-tricks in the past.
Both worked fine. Add a comment below if you know any good tools for doing grayscale conversion. There is a website that allows you to upload a file and get it converted to grayscale. I never tested it. Conversion to grayscale happens to be one of them. You need to thoroughly check the converted file before using it in print production.
When I tried this trick, all the links in my PDF got a thin black frame around them! There may be other side effects as Quartz only supports a subset of the full PDF standard.
This is quicker to do and seems to give smaller file-sizes than Preflight. Your email address will not be published.
Adobe Acrobat Professional Acrobat Pro is definitely the best tool to do this type of conversion, especially for prepress use. Select Convert to grayscale in the Convert colors list in the Preflight panel. Click the Analyze and fix button.
Save the converted file. Select the Convert to grayscale fixup. A Preflight Droplet can be used if you need to convert files on a regular basis. Adobe Acrobat 8 Pro The procedure below does not do a proper conversion to grayscale as colors get converted to equal portions of CMYK. Click the triangle to open the list of PDF Fixups. Click the Execute button. Adobe Acrobat Plugins There are some Acrobat plug-ins that can do a conversion of color to grayscale.