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Editing and annotating PDF files with Preview

In this week's lesson, Professor Breen (disclaimer: not a real professor) shows his students how to make the most of PDFs with Apple's Preview.

Editing and annotating images with Preview

Mac 101 returns from its holiday break with a first look at Preview's hidden powers for editing and annotating images.

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.

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.

Four essential PDF tips for Snow Leopard

OS Make working with PDF files easier by learning these fundamental tricks for OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

PDFpen 4.5

PDFpen allows you to edit text in PDFs, insert images and make their backgrounds transparent, choose to print or not print notes and comments, highlight in multiple colors, and even do OCR on scanned PDFs.

Combining PDF pages in Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard has changed the way you combine PDF documents in Preview. It works like this.

Paste tables as graphics in iWork

Sometimes, you want to copy and paste tables as graphics--rather than live, editable tables--from Numbers into Pages. Here's how.

Use Preview in 10.5 to invert colors

Learn a simple way to invert a photograph using Preview in OS X 10.5

Improve sluggish PDF handling in Preview

Learn a couple ways to improve how well Preview handles certain troublesome PDFs.