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voicepipes 11-05-2008 02:57 PM

Alternative to Acrobat
 
Since the basic Acrobat is only available to Windows users is there an alternative software available for use with leopard?

I've searched but haven't found anything. I just want to be able to scan and save a PDF file. Nothing fancy.

Thx

louishen 11-05-2008 03:00 PM

PDF creation is built in to OS X

If you scan anything in to whatever application, simply select print. The option to print to PDF is called Preview (its a button). There are also other options in the PDF menu next to preview in all OS X print dialogues

Dysfunction 11-05-2008 03:14 PM

Acrobat for mac.

Adobe - Acrobat : For Macintosh

voicepipes 11-05-2008 05:27 PM

Thx folks. I knew about the scan document, but the size is usually large. I'll look into the settings further.

As to Acrobat for MAc..it's only the Professional edition thats available..and pricey!

harryb2448 11-05-2008 09:45 PM

You can download Reader from here:-

Adobe - Acrobat : For Macintosh : Adobe Acrobat 9 new PDF Portfolio layouts - English, French, German, and Japanese

shades 11-06-2008 10:07 AM

To reduce size, you can set the level at which to export for PDF, usually Best provides a huge file, and Better gives you the best view plus small size.

voicepipes 11-06-2008 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harryb2448 (Post 752084)

Harry, the reader isn't the problem. I have to scan doc's to send to people via email. Acrobat basic would be all that I need, but alas they only offer it to Windows users. The next option for Mac is about 499.00 which I don't need.

louishen 11-06-2008 02:48 PM

If the size of the files is a problem, there is another hidden OS X secret

A little known app called ColorSync Utility (in Utilities) lets you run filters on PDF files. One of its many filters lets use adjust the image quality and sampling.

Just right click a PDF file and select open with... ColorSync Utility

There is an RGB icon in the app that gives you access to the filters

voicepipes 11-06-2008 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by louishen (Post 752734)
If the size of the files is a problem, there is another hidden OS X secret

A little known app called ColorSync Utility (in Utilities) lets you run filters on PDF files. One of its many filters lets use adjust the image quality and sampling.

Just right click a PDF file and select open with... ColorSync Utility

There is an RGB icon in the app that gives you access to the filters

Thanks Louis! I'll check that out.


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