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Automator workflow of the month: Powerful PDF tricks

Automator has some great tools for combining PDFs as well as extracting text from them. Chris Breen shows you how.

Review: PDF Editor Pro 3 a pricey step up from Preview for PDF editing

PDF Editor Pro 3's OCR and text editing features are appealing, but they fall short.

Cure for the uncommon vertical signature

You've followed Chris Breen's advice for creating a digital signature in Preview yet your John Hancock appears vertical instead of the other. He offers two workarounds.

Review: With PDFpenPro 6, Smile makes a great PDF utility even better

PDFpenPro just might be the best PDF editing and annotation tool available for the Mac.

Microsoft Word export highlights PDFpen overhaul

The popular PDF-editing tools offer new features, including a revamped editing bar and the ability to export documents to Microsoft Word.

Mozilla debuts in-browser PDF, patches 13 Firefox bugs

Mozilla Tuesday released Firefox 19, adding a built-in PDF viewer to the browser and patching 13 security vulnerabilities.

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Solving the mystery of the empty PDF form

You've filled out a PDF form in Preview and sent it to a colleague or friend, but they report the form's empty. What gives? Dan Moren's got the skinny and the fix.

Bugs & Fixes: PDFs saved from the web fail to open

Ted Landau recounts the tale of web-based PDF files refusing to open when saved.

How to sign digital documents

Have you received a PDF file that needs your signature? No need to print it, sign it, scan it, and send it. Christopher Breen shows how it's done with Preview and Adobe Reader.

Review: Adobe Acrobat XI Pro advances the paperless office concept, but also highlights obstacles

Trees will find a lot to like in the new Acrobat, but Adobe's implementation of a paperless workflow may not make it easy enough for businesses to change their ways.