May 04, '12 07:30:00AM • Contributed by: Anonymous
I was recently asked to see if I could copy over the custom page sizes from a Snow Leopard machine over to a Lion machine.
While finding the right file in ~/Library/Preferences (com.apple.print.custompapers.plist) wasn't so difficult, it turned out that the Snow Leopard version of the file is binary encoded while the Lion version is not. (It may be that this file was grandfathered in from a previous system.)
XCode for Lion can convert the file to a regular XML text file:
- Open the file in Xcode.
- Choose File > Duplicate.
- In the Save dialog box, select "Property List XML" from the Format drop-down list.
Moving the regular text version over to Lion and putting it into the Preferences folder gave us a way to copy a huge list of custom paper sizes from one designer to another quickly and easily.