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    Search Imac for all pdf's - how?
    How can I do a search for all of the pdf's on my imac? On MS it is *.pdf - any ideas? Thanks!

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    Type in ".pdf" (without the quotes and no *) into spotlight. Then you can select Show All at the top of the search and it has a section titled PDF Documents that will show all of them.
    Ridiculous- adjective: deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd. ex. It is ridiculous how many people think the word ridiculous is spelled with an 'e'.

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    You can also use iTunes as a place to store your PDFs. Just drag the PDF folder or a group of PDFs to the Library column You will be prompted to name the grouping and the PDF collection now appears as a *playlist*. Just click on a PDF in this *playlist* to launch it.

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    Or better yet... Get a copy of yep -- it's like iPhoto for your PDFs. If you've lots of them, it makes it suuuuper easy to find what you're looking for.

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    If you upgrade to Leopard, spotlight can find all your PDFs by searching for "kind:pdf" If you are interested, below are some of the other search terms available in Leopard (list taken from Leopard's help). They work great in conjunction with boolean operators.

    Applications
    kind:application
    kind:applications
    kind:app
    Contacts
    kind:contact
    kind:contacts
    Folders
    kind:folder
    kind:folders
    Email
    kind:email
    kind:emails
    kind:mail message
    kind:mail messages
    iCal Events
    kind:event
    kind:events
    iCal To Dos
    kind:todo
    kind:todos
    kind:to do
    kind:to dos
    Images
    kind:image
    kind:images
    Movies
    kind:movie
    kind:movies
    Music
    kind:music
    Audio
    kind:audio
    PDF
    kind:pdf
    kind:pdfs
    Preferences
    kind:system preferences
    kind:preferences
    Bookmarks
    kind:bookmark
    kind:bookmarks
    Fonts
    kind:font
    kind:fonts
    Presentations
    kind:presentations
    kind:presentation

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    Quote Originally Posted by djames42 View Post
    Or better yet... Get a copy of yep -- it's like iPhoto for your PDFs. If you've lots of them, it makes it suuuuper easy to find what you're looking for.
    I agree, Yep is the program for anything to do with PDFs.

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