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CUPS-PDF - A free virtual PDF printer
Authored by: Skwidspawn on Jul 15, '11 06:14:28PM

I downloaded CUPS-PDF earlier today to try something very specific. I'd recently purchased a PDF document that I was planning to use on my iPad. Unfortunately the PDF was locked down and could only be read using Adobe Reader X. After installing CUPS-PDF (working perfectly on Snow Leopard now, at least from my limited experience) I tried to print the DRMed PDF. The file failed to show up in the designated folder.
The solution was to open the print dialog in Reader, click the "advanced" button, check the "Print as image" box (all other options will gray out), hit "OK" to go back to the print dialog, then "OK" again to print. Worked like a charm. The resultant file will be enormous. My 46 page document came out at 1.06GB (yes, gigabytes, it was music pdf, so lots of non-text items). Opening and re-saving in Preview shrunk it down to a more manageable 52.4MB.



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