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Is there a way to set the default Move to... directory in Preview?

When a file is opened in Preview and Move to... is selected, the default directory is the directory that the file currently resides in. This directory selection is useless since I want to move the file from it. I'd like to set it to something else.

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You need to provide more information. I cannot find a Move To item in Preview's menu on Snow Leopard. What version are you using? (The closest I've got is "Save" and "Save As" ) Rmember that a 'rename' in unix is a move. Eg. mv foo.pdf bar.pdf renames foo to bar in the existing directory. –  Sherwood Botsford May 11 '13 at 6:03

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