Dec 28

elcapitan

Apple have retained the ability to merge two PDF files with the  built in ‘preview’ app in OSX El Capitan.  As with  previous versions of OS X, there are two different ways that you can do this. When you open 2 or more PDF documents in preview, depending on how you open them, preview will merge them together into one document OR  it can open them as two separate documents.  If they are merged then all you need to do is save, but if they have not merged then you need to print them to a new PDF file. Here’s how to tell if they have merged or not. Continue reading ⟩

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May 05

 

pages

I was recently given a Pages document to print for someone but the picture was too dark. In this article I described how to get a photo out of keynote, so I thought I’d give it a go with Pages – it worked!  I was able to extract the Photo as full resolution, edit it in Photos App, then put it back in the Pages document to print. Here’s how.

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Nov 30

Here’s how to use Pages to quickly add a drop-shadow to an image.  This is what it looks like:

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Mar 15

Merge 2 pdf files

With every release of OS X Apple seems to slightly change the way to merge two pdf documents. I’ve previously written on how to merge 2 pdf files in Mountain Lion (10.8) and how to merge two pdf files in Lion or earlier. Here’s how to do it in OS X 10.9 Mavericks.  Continue reading ⟩

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Dec 30

If you have ever designed a colour document on your computer and then printed it out on your inkjet or laser printer you may have noticed that the colours come out slightly different.  This is partly to do with the fact that  printing with ink on a piece of paper is a different process to creating colour on a computer monitor,  but it is possible to calibrate your monitor so that the colours match up as closely as they can.  This article gives you some tips on basic monitor colour calibration.

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