Preview now offers a tool to redact content from PDF documents. It’s simple to use, but is it safe, or could it lead to disclosure of sensitive information?
Looks at plain text, CSV, XML, JSON, RTF, RTFD, .docx, .xlsx, and PDF. Which should you trust with your important documents in archives?
This PDF contained 161 scanned pages from a book, but not one word could be accessed as text, despite using OCR on them. What can you do?
A great idea: tag blocks of text in a PDF and build them into reading order, so that they can be read out loud. How well does that work, then?
Open a PDF document, select a URL within it and Copy. Then paste it into a webpage for publication. Simple – but the URL then broke. Why?
Just fill in this form – then the problems start. They look fine in Preview or another app, but don’t work right. Here’s why.
Searching this PDF using Preview is hopeless. Is it a bug in Preview or macOS? How can you get proper access to its contents?
One of the more confusing features of PDF apps, as none seems to work quite the same, and removing them isn’t quick or simple.
The Books app demonstrates how stultified is the approach to text on computers. It’s carefully engineered to work like a book, not to bring any new powers to text or reading.
Tables of Contents, Outline, Bookmarks: what’s the difference, and how portable are they in PDF?