Permissions Denied Error Message on Mac

Q: I am getting a “Permission Denied” error when I try to enter the license key in PDF Studio. How can I activate my copy? A: To be able to save the license key and user settings and preferences, PDF Studio needs to save files under your user home directory. The user home directory is […]

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PDF Editor for Mac OS X

Q: What versions of Apple Mac OS X does PDF Studio run on? A: PDF Studio works on the following Mac OS X versions: macOS 10.13 High Sierra macOS 10.12 Sierra Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Mac OS X 10.7 […]

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Text Highlights Printing Problem on Mac

UPDATE: In PDF Studio 9 we added a temporary workaround to allow printing of the highlights from PDF Studio. We have set the highlights using an Alpha composite during printing which will allow the highlight to be transparent. This makes it so the text can still be seen but it will just not be as […]

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Text highlight blurry in Version 8 with Ubuntu & Mac OS X

Q: When I markup text with a yellow text highlight, the highlight is a little blurry on my document. Is there a reason for this? A: There was an issue affecting Mac OS X users and Ubuntu users (Ubuntu 12.04 and higher). This issue is resolved in version 8.2.2 for Mac OS X.  This issue […]

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Aliases grayed out in mac file dialog

On Mac OSX, an alias is a pointer file that allows you to quickly open a frequently used file, folder, server, or application. In PDF Studio’s file open dialog, aliases are grayed out as if inactive. However, it is still possible to double-click on an alias to open the file or folder referenced by it.

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Update Java on your Mac

Q: How can I update Java on my Mac OSX Computer? A: Below are the latest Java update links for recent OSX versions: OSX 10.7 no longer pre-installs Java but it’s available as an optional item OSX 10.6 likely automatically upgraded Java to the latest version OSX 10.5 likely requires you to manually update your Java

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PDF Studio and Mac OSX Lion

Q: Does PDF Studio run on OS X Lion? A: Yes, PDF Studio is compatible with Mac OSX Lion. However, keep the following points in mind:Java Runtime Environment PDF Studio requires the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to run. In Mac OS 10.7, Java is no longer preinstalled but is an optional installation item. When running PDF Studio the first […]

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PDF sound annotations in Preview

Q: I added a a sound annotation to a PDF document in PDF Studio. Why isn’t the sound annotation showing when I open the PDF document in Mac Preview? A: As of Mac OSX Lion, Mac Preview application does not support PDF sound or audio annotations. Mac users can download Adobe Reader for free to […]

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Mac OSX Lion and Reversed Scrolling

Q: My PDFs are all scrolling backwards on my Mac. What happened? A: Some users on Mac OSX Lion are surprised about reversed scrolling in PDF Studio.  Mac OSX Lion has introduced “Natural scrolling” and reversed the typical mouse scrolling direction: with reverse scrolling, scrolling down on the mouse moves content in the window in an upward direction, much like scrolling […]

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Drag and drop files in the dock on Mac

Q: On Mac, is it possible to drag a PDF file from the desktop to PDF Studio in the dock and have PDF Studio open the document? A: In versions prior to 6.62, this occasionally failed due to an issue with the installer that has since been resolved. If you are still running on an […]

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