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  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,330 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to Bomiboll)

    You have to absorb the expense, but

    I use PDFpen for serious PDF manipulation. http://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen/index.html

    MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM
  • gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,075 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 1:45 PM (in response to Bomiboll)

    That might be something to do with your problem. Who knows.....?

    Is there a reason you are running case sensitive?

     

    If not, (and I have been where you are), I would;

    Make sure there are no file confilcts.

    Make a clone of your HD as is using your preferred method.

    Boot from the clone/recovery/DVD and reformat the original drive as MacOS Extended Journaled, and make sure the volume format is GUID.

    Then clone back.

  • gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,075 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 1:54 PM (in response to Bomiboll)

    As an example it means as far as your computer is concerned, there is a difference between word and Word. If you had two documents labelled documenta and documentA, most computers would treat them as the same file. Yours doesn't.

     

    If you don't know what a case sensitive volume is and you've neither been asked to set it up like that or had somebody specifically do it for you then you probably don't need it.

     

    Anyway, very importantly what backup strategy do you have.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 2:03 PM (in response to Bomiboll)

    Make a complete backup, then erase and reformat your drive so that it is not Case Sensitive. Who set it up this way, it is not as it came out of the box.

  • gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,075 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 2:06 PM (in response to Bomiboll)

    I'm going to suggest that someone else pipe in here as I don't use Time Machine.

     

    But what you need is a volume to boot from while you erase the one you are working from. That volume can either be the recovery partition or another OSX installation. Preferably IMO another up to date OSX installation.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 2:53 PM (in response to Bomiboll)

    Good night, post back after the call, I'm curious.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 7:47 AM (in response to Bomiboll)

    You need to reformat your disk, this is your problem, not Adobe (they did not set the file system as case sensitive) Fix that first, your just spinning your wheels until you do.

     

    See my post below.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 8:23 AM (in response to Bomiboll)

    Bomiboll wrote:

     

    OK -it seems I have to reformat

    By the way, I tested an alternative to Preview, named Pdf-pen. They have a trial version which will leave a water mark  on your pdf and you cant get rid of that without buying their product. How could I get rid of the Pdf pen watermark ? this is a policy. Is it legal to do so ? I mean, a consumer who just wants to test discovers that his files are watermarked and cant get rid of it.

    No idea how to remove it, ask the developers of the software, or buy the product.

     

    The app developers set the rules for their trial, it is legal.

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