Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 12:31 PM (in response to Hamper)
Try the following - this works for me with AP 3.4.1 - a variation of Frank's smart trick:
- Select your pdf in the Finder,
- ctrl-click it,
- select "Open with" from the pop-up menu
- select "other, all applications"
- then navigate to "Aperture" in the file chooser window
LéonieMacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, 2.4 GHz I.Core i7, 16GB RAM, 500GB
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to Hamper)
Just to make sure I retried this again and no matter how many times I do dropping a multi page PDF on the Aperture icon opens the import PDF window. It even worked if Aperture was open ( which I didn't expect).
The only time I did not get the window is if the PDF is a single page, then the first (and only page) is rendered as an image.
You might try moving Aperture preference file out to the desktop and see if that makes a difference but I doubt it will.
Sorry I don;t have more,
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 4:46 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
I tried this now on both my MBPs Intel Core i7 - both AP 3.4.1, both MacOS X 10.8.2.
On the older one, late 2011, I could get the open-dialog only by ctrl-click and "open with" when importing pdfs; on the newer one every pdf-import by dragging onto the Aperture icon brings up the import dialog, even for pdfs with only one page, no matter, if Aperture is running or not.
I cannot see any differences in the Aperture settings on both machines - very puzzling.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 11:52 PM (in response to léonie)
After rebooting my older MBP because of network problems both MBPs now show the same behaviour - any pdf I drag to the Aperture Dock icon will make the Import dialog window pop up - for all pdf files no matter what the number of pages is or if Aperture is running or not.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 9:30 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
It's okay, I figured it out, the problem way my end. I thought that if it wasn't a problem with Aperture then it must be a problem with the file(s), it was. I was using some old software which came with my CanoScan scanner (v188.8.131.52) and found that it didn't create PDFs as Aperture would like, not sure how the spec might have changed between 1998-2009 (when the software was produced) but something must have.
Anyway, I found this out by opening the PDF in Preview and making a "Duplicate" of it (OS X "Lion" here) and then importing that (via dropping the PDF file on Aperture's Dock icon) and it worked, so it was the fault of the scanning software all along.
Thanks for everybody's help, I have reported this to Apple.