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Adobe Reader 532 Views / 12 Replies  
Indeed options abound. Another, is Adobe Reader. I have found Adobe Reader to work as advertised; and it supports "Camera to PDF" (though I have yet to use that feature).
Posted by pendragon, on Jun 8, 2014 at 11:30 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
To get things started... TextExpander,... 277 Views / 1 Replies  
To get things started...

TextExpander, https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/19147/textexpander, a favorite of mine, does what you want, and much more). You may care to give the free demo a go.
...
Posted by pendragon, on Apr 14, 2014 at 08:01 AM, in Mac OS X
If guessing is allowed... The Dock... 380 Views / 1 Replies  
If guessing is allowed...

The Dock preference may be corrupt. It is named "com.apple.dock.plist".Try deleting that. It can be found at:

/Users/(your...
Posted by pendragon, on Apr 4, 2014 at 07:42 AM, in Mac OS X
AllPagesZoom is a free Safari extension that,... 191 Views / 3 Replies  
AllPagesZoom is a free Safari extension that, IMNHO, works great. Zoom amount is adjustable from 50% to 400%. Also, a site may be blacklisted so that the specific site does not zoom.

See: Side...
Posted by pendragon, on Jan 28, 2014 at 08:00 AM, in Applications
Glad to hear things are working out. But the true... 454 Views / 14 Replies  
Glad to hear things are working out. But the true expertise is not moi, but Reader50.
Posted by pendragon, on Nov 22, 2013 at 05:43 PM, in Mac OS X
Just curious... Have you tried creating a... 454 Views / 14 Replies  
Just curious...

Have you tried creating a new folder and then dragging all the files resident in the misbehaving folder to the new one (of the same name)?
Posted by pendragon, on Nov 22, 2013 at 07:31 AM, in Mac OS X
Nick, If guesses are welcome… That... 488 Views / 1 Replies  
Nick,
If guesses are welcome…

That business about the preference pane missing I find most troubling & significant. For starters, I would reinstall the (Combo) OS.
Posted by pendragon, on Jul 9, 2013 at 06:02 AM, in Mac OS X
Jmiddel, To find a script, look in:... 292 Views / 4 Replies  
Jmiddel,

To find a script, look in: /Users/Your Name/Library/Scripts.

Might you have the sales receipt from the original purchase? If so, that would (should) have the name.

While I have no...
Posted by pendragon, on Jul 1, 2013 at 03:17 AM, in Mac OS X
A few musings… Could the original/miscreant... 292 Views / 4 Replies  
A few musings…

Could the original/miscreant app be RedQuits RedQuits Makes the Red Close Button on Mac Actually Quit Applications (http://goo.gl/42EY1)?

If so, perhaps you can search out &...
Posted by pendragon, on Jun 30, 2013 at 07:45 AM, in Mac OS X
Click on the little magnifing glass in the... 1,154 Views / 14 Replies  
Click on the little magnifing glass in the top-right of the Menu Bar. In the next drop down window, enter your search term.
Posted by pendragon, on Nov 8, 2012 at 01:33 PM, in Applications
As a desperate guess… Perhaps the file's... 1,154 Views / 14 Replies  
As a desperate guess…

Perhaps the file's name somehow got changed. If so. It may help to do a Spotlight search on a word or two that is unique to your lost document.
Posted by pendragon, on Nov 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM, in Applications
Alas, I too am running out of suggestions. ... 285 Views / 16 Replies  
Alas, I too am running out of suggestions.

Perhaps you can try reinstalling the OS. Can't hurt, and is probably worth the effort.
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 15, 2012 at 03:00 AM, in Mac OS X
Good catch, SH. I should have known that… 285 Views / 16 Replies  
Good catch, SH. I should have known that…
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 14, 2012 at 09:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Restart while holding the Command+Shift keys.... 285 Views / 16 Replies  
Restart while holding the Command+Shift keys. Keep holding until you are asked for your password; enter it, and then allow the computer to finish booting. This will take a longer than normal as some...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 14, 2012 at 07:16 AM, in Mac OS X
Sounds to me like Finder got corrupted. The... 285 Views / 16 Replies  
Sounds to me like Finder got corrupted.

The next time this happens, immediately restart in Safe Boot mode and see if that puts things to right. Then restart normally.

I'm not suggesting this is...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 14, 2012 at 02:03 AM, in Mac OS X
MacX YouTube Downloader (free) works as... 6,166 Views / 13 Replies  
MacX YouTube Downloader (free) works as advertised http://www.macxdvd.com/free-youtube-video-downloader-mac/

Easy to use, but I still recommend first reading the User Guide.
Posted by pendragon, on Aug 26, 2012 at 02:29 AM, in Mac OS X
You might try zapping the PRAM. Restart and then... 387 Views / 7 Replies  
You might try zapping the PRAM. Restart and then promptly hold down the Command+Option+P+R (keys). Wait until you hear 4 startup chimes and then release all keys and allow the computer to boot...
Posted by pendragon, on Aug 21, 2012 at 01:21 PM, in Mac OS X
It has been my experience that the initial clone... 616 Views / 2 Replies  
It has been my experience that the initial clone (copy) results are similar to those you encountered.

Once DiskWarrior has done its thing, subsequent Smart copies will be in the 1-2% range.
Posted by pendragon, on Apr 3, 2012 at 07:46 AM, in Applications
I have Snow Leopard on an external drive and it... 621 Views / 8 Replies  
I have Snow Leopard on an external drive and it works as intended. I also have SL on an internal volume and it too works normally. In both cases, it was just of matter of using SuperDuper to first...
Posted by pendragon, on Feb 11, 2012 at 07:33 AM, in Mac OS X
Sadly, more of the same… 946 Views / 29 Replies  
Sadly, more of the same…
Posted by pendragon, on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:13 PM, in Feedback
MNN: "Apparently, this was a security test." ... 946 Views / 29 Replies  
MNN: "Apparently, this was a security test."

Indeed I don't understand. Google or whomever runs an extended test (24+ hours) that hoses anothers site? Is that normal? For sure, I have not seen the...
Posted by pendragon, on Jan 24, 2012 at 07:20 AM, in Feedback
I too have had that problem, Ergo. You are not... 352 Views / 2 Replies  
I too have had that problem, Ergo. You are not alone. Alas, I know not the solution.
Posted by pendragon, on Jan 14, 2012 at 01:31 PM, in Mac OS X
Many thanks for posting the "solution". Indeed, I... 1,463 Views / 13 Replies  
Many thanks for posting the "solution". Indeed, I would not have divined the fix.

Now, if only there were a fix for the FW port. Contact cleaner may help, but please most cautious re shorting, pin...
Posted by pendragon, on Jan 7, 2012 at 03:48 PM, in Mac OS X
Many possibilities, but let's do the easy ones... 1,463 Views / 13 Replies  
Many possibilities, but let's do the easy ones first.

In Finder/Preferences>General, do you have " External disks" enabled?
Posted by pendragon, on Jan 4, 2012 at 06:54 PM, in Mac OS X
If you create a new User account and then log-in... 1,951 Views / 9 Replies  
If you create a new User account and then log-in to that, does Word work?
Posted by pendragon, on Nov 27, 2011 at 08:00 AM, in Applications
FWIW: I was having font problems after the... 5,468 Views / 14 Replies  
FWIW: I was having font problems after the initial install of Office 11. So when I reinstalled Office 11, I went the Custom Install route, thus forgoing Messenger, Remote Desktop, Visual Basic,...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 22, 2011 at 08:23 AM, in Applications
RestoreMeNot (http://www.restoremenot.info/) may... 1,444 Views / 6 Replies  
RestoreMeNot (http://www.restoremenot.info/) may be the answer. Well, at least a partial answer.

I have not yet tested it, but accruing to the developer:
"...one might not want the windows of a...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 3, 2011 at 06:53 AM, in Applications
I wrote to the See developer asking about check... 815 Views / 21 Replies  
I wrote to the See developer asking about check printing. A prompt reply indicated that check printing will be incorporated "this summer". Of course, an exact date was not provided. Then, 'tis a See...
Posted by pendragon, on Jul 7, 2011 at 08:30 AM, in Applications
Thanks for the catch, Art; a good call. I should... 856 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the catch, Art; a good call. I should have known that. Shame of moi!
Posted by pendragon, on Jul 7, 2011 at 08:25 AM, in Mac OS X
Boot computer. Hold Option+Command+o+f (for Open... 856 Views / 5 Replies  
Boot computer. Hold Option+Command+o+f (for Open Firmware). It'll boot to a white screen with black text telling you to let go of the keys. Let go.

Now type "eject cd" and hit return. It'll either...
Posted by pendragon, on Jul 6, 2011 at 07:39 AM, in Mac OS X
Two thoughts (guesses): 1. See if the fix... 918 Views / 2 Replies  
Two thoughts (guesses):
1. See if the fix discussed here helps: [UPDATED] Problems signing into Skype and making calls for a small number of users - Heartbeat...
Posted by pendragon, on May 26, 2011 at 04:55 PM, in Applications
For a year or more, Safari has scored 100% on the... 1,791 Views / 36 Replies  
For a year or more, Safari has scored 100% on the The Acid3 Test (http://acid3.acidtests.org/). But the best score I can get with FireFox is 97%. Perhaps it is inconsequential that FF does not...
Posted by pendragon, on Apr 12, 2011 at 06:43 AM, in Applications
I use Ambrosia's: EasyEnvelopes | Ambrosia... 1,631 Views / 34 Replies  
I use Ambrosia's: EasyEnvelopes | Ambrosia Software, Inc. (http://goo.gl/mmSGP)

Perhaps it's not as feature-rich as other address/envelope printing apps, but the price is right (free) and the...
Posted by pendragon, on Mar 12, 2011 at 08:18 AM, in Mac OS X
According to Apple Insider ( AppleInsider |... 13,684 Views / 426 Replies  
According to Apple Insider ( AppleInsider | Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Missing Front Row, Rosetta and Java runtime (http://goo.gl/3j25n) ), Rosetta will no longer be supported. Ergo, apps like...
Posted by pendragon, on Mar 1, 2011 at 07:39 AM, in Mac OS X
At some point it would have a financial... 9,800 Views / 14 Replies  
At some point it would have a financial advantage, e.g., depending on how many copies of each version were needed.

But the more I think about it, the more inclined I am to conclude that even if...
Posted by pendragon, on Nov 2, 2010 at 06:44 AM, in Applications
Now I wonder if one had both versions,... 9,800 Views / 14 Replies  
Now I wonder if one had both versions, would/could he successfully (and legally) do a custom Install of Outlook on his Home & Student edition, or would that be license violation?
Posted by pendragon, on Oct 31, 2010 at 08:35 AM, in Applications
Ah, now the Grasshopper understands. Thanks for... 2,103 Views / 5 Replies  
Ah, now the Grasshopper understands. Thanks for the well said explanation. Perhaps, well maybe, learning has actually taken place…
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 8, 2010 at 02:33 PM, in Applications
Many thanks. Your thoughts much appreciated. ... 2,103 Views / 5 Replies  
Many thanks. Your thoughts much appreciated.

I wonder if when 2011 is installed, one will be invited to remove Office 2008 (as was done when 2008 was first installed). And that is fine. But were...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 8, 2010 at 11:44 AM, in Applications
Ain't that the truth! When CNET consumed... 1,052 Views / 23 Replies  
Ain't that the truth!

When CNET consumed MFI, they lost me. Fortunately, most of the (former) mods, managers, & regular contributors resurrected it as FineTunedMac: Macintosh, Mac OS X, and Mac...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 8, 2010 at 10:50 AM, in Applications
Office 2008 & 2011, will they play together? 2,103 Views / 5 Replies  
Office 2004 & Office 2008 can be installed on the same volume without conflict.

While I'm not convinced that anyone would want to do so, could Office 2008 & 2011 likewise be resident on the same...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 6, 2010 at 04:28 PM, in Applications
Label Colors & Camera Verification 430 Views / 6 Replies  
Presently, Finder has 7 (washed out) colors that can be used to identify & highlight Files & Folders.

How about adding all the colors, or at least, additional colors?

And,

If iPhoto can...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 2, 2010 at 06:47 PM, in Applications
Biest, What I suspect happened, is that when... 5,922 Views / 1 Replies  
Biest,

What I suspect happened, is that when you uninstalled Silverlight, what was left behind was the receipt package. When you attempted to reinstall Silverlight, it detected the new...
Posted by pendragon, on Apr 18, 2010 at 06:00 PM, in Applications
Might you be using TechTool Pro v5.0.6? If so,... 1,370 Views / 18 Replies  
Might you be using TechTool Pro v5.0.6?
If so, read this thread: TTP & Directory Backup, MMT Please Help - FineTunedMac...
Posted by pendragon, on Apr 9, 2010 at 08:42 AM, in Mac OS X
According to the developer, an updated... 1,558 Views / 41 Replies  
According to the developer, an updated SmoothScroll is to be released on 31 March.

That seems like fast support...
Posted by pendragon, on Mar 30, 2010 at 10:31 PM, in Mac OS X
AFAIK, 10.6.3 breaks SmartScroll. Or, has anyone... 1,558 Views / 41 Replies  
AFAIK, 10.6.3 breaks SmartScroll. Or, has anyone had different results?
Posted by pendragon, on Mar 29, 2010 at 05:22 PM, in Mac OS X
Many thanks Turtle. I especially like the... 759 Views / 10 Replies  
Many thanks Turtle.

I especially like the "on the fly" encryption-
Posted by pendragon, on Feb 24, 2010 at 08:27 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Turtle, You caution not to use DMG, but to use... 759 Views / 10 Replies  
Turtle,
You caution not to use DMG, but to use TrueCrypt instead.

Why? Is the issue with DMG, Dropbox, or what?

Please, I do not intend to sound abrasive or confrontational, I just don't...
Posted by pendragon, on Feb 24, 2010 at 07:08 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
If I understand correctly (a big IF), and after... 759 Views / 10 Replies  
If I understand correctly (a big IF), and after reading the Wikipedia entry:
" In Windows most dmg images can be opened using several third party programs... but not encrypted dmgs."

Alas, I am...
Posted by pendragon, on Feb 23, 2010 at 08:45 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Perhaps it will help if I provide some... 759 Views / 10 Replies  
Perhaps it will help if I provide some background:

I store some essential personal data/folders on DropBox. Because some of my data are "sensitive", the data I store on DropBox is encrypted with...
Posted by pendragon, on Feb 22, 2010 at 08:30 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Opening Mac Made DMGs on a PC, Doable? 759 Views / 10 Replies  
If one were to make a Disk Image (DMG) of a Word folder on a Mac, would a typical PC be able to then open that DMG folder?

Or, are most PCs just not able to open Mac made DMGs? :confused:
Posted by pendragon, on Feb 22, 2010 at 07:32 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
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