Apple Preview is a program included with Mac OS X that permits displaying Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) files without needing Adobe Reader. Apple Preview also displays many other kinds of documents and graphics files, and permits limited editing and manipulation of them.

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OSX Preview: is able to display DRM protected PDF files? (mainly concerned about Adobe DRM)

I would like to know if the Preview application (last release) is able to open PDF files that are DRM protected, for example by Adobe DRM system.
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How do I highlight PDF text properly in the Preview application?

I've been using the Preview application to view and annotate PDF files for quite a while. You can use Shift-Command-A to display the Annotations Toolbar. Then you can select the Highlight tool and ...
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Is it possible to center align text in the Speech Bubble annotation in Preview.app?

I can create Speech Bubble-style annotations in preview - and easily change the color and font styles, but the text is always left-aligned. Is is possible to center it?
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How to make a high-resolution capture in the Preview application on Mac?

everyone. I use the Preview Application on Mac to view my PDF/JPEG/PNG files. Generally it works fine. But I've got some troubles with the "Select Tool". I want to capture a part of a PDF file, like ...
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How to show more fonts in Preview?

Using cmd+t while annotating an image with text in Preview I don't find all the fonts I have installed. For example there is no Verdana or Century Gothic. How can I view them?
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How can I generate a password-less version of a protected PDF?

I have a PDF file that has been password protected. I know the password. The password's only use, in our case, is to protect the PDF during email transmission. Now that I have the PDF, I'd like to ...
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How to rebind Go Back and Go Forward in Preview on Lion?

It seems that in Lion, standard shortcuts were added for the Go menu items Back and Forward. The shortcuts (⌘+[ and ⌘+]) are unusable on Finnish keyboard, and I'd like to rebind them. By unusable I ...
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How to preview any file in Lion?

I love OS X Lion's feature to preview some files without opening them. Is there a way to register new file extension? For example, Drupal module extension ".module", which is a text file.
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How do I open images in Preview at full size?

Is there a way I can get Preview to open images in Actual Size by default and not have it fit to screen? I vaguely remember this as an option in previous versions of Preview, but am unable to find ...
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how do I disable preview autosave?

Today I was scrolling through my photography gallery with Preview app. I was playing around with files rotating them etc, only to discover that it was actually saving those files (overwriting ...
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Move through images in a folder with Preview.app

When looking at an image in a directory with the Preview application, I'm used to the Windows behaviour of using the ←/→ keys to move through all the other viewable images in that ...
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Deleting a file from inside Lion’s Preview.app

In Snow Leopard it was possible to delete (i.e. move to Trash) a file directly from inside Preview.app using the cmd + backspace combination. (The same combination which is used in Finder.) This was ...
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Preview: Fullscreen movie turns black after 5s

When I open a movie in preview (tested with .mov and .wmv), and I go to full screen, the movie turns black after five seconds, unless I keep moving the mouse. The movie plays just fine in windowed ...
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Preview in Lion fails when any document opened has changed

In Lion Preview.app, if I have many image files open in a single preview window (so that I can scroll through them) and one of them changes on disk (e.g., I remade the image with a plotting program or ...
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Preview crashes on Print command

I have this crash on Preview and TextEdit happening every time I use the Print command. cmd+p = spinning ball... It's only on these two apps, as far as I know. Ie: Mail app prints fine. Both MS Office ...
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Removing formatting on PDF added with preview

I'm reading a book in Preview (Lion) and i've highlighted some parts. Is there any way to remove this formatting for printing or sending this book?
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How to disable auto preview for *.doc *.docx in finder?

In finder, when I set the view mode as columns(cmd+3), finder will auto preview the file.But when I select doc/docx file the finder will be very slow even I cann't do anything for a while.How can I ...
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How to disable Preview from opening up the last couple items viewed? osx lion

When I download a PDF and open it in Preview on OS X Lion, Preview opens the last couple documents that I viewed. It seems to arbitrarily open anywhere from the last document to the last x documents. ...
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Show hidden Characters in PDF

I made some optical character recognition on a scanned PDF File. The original document contains special characters like öäü and so on. The problem is that sometimes the characters get recognized wrong ...
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Lion's Preview regularly hangs when unhiding with open documents

In Lion, I've had an incredible amount of difficult with Preview hanging indefinitely when restoring open documents after being hidden for any extended period of time. There is no immediate solution ...
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Lion Preview window stuck as always on top

After accidentally pressing some wrong keys, it seems my Preview window is stuck in 'Always on Top' mode. I can't figure out how to undo this. Is anyone aware of what might have happened? edit: ...
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Do the “Print to PDF” / “Save to PDF” options embed fonts in the PDF file?

Specifically: When doing this within the MS Office suite (Powerpoint, Word etc.), does the font get embedded within the PDF? Does Preview.app embed fonts when “Saving as PDF”? If I’m generating the ...
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Problem starting Preview from the command line

Some of the time, when I start Preview from the command line, it fails to start normally. So for instance I will say "open myfile.jpg", and it appears to be trying to start Preview, but the icon for ...
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How can I create a multipage PDF from JPG's in Preview?

I just upgraded to Lion recently. When I was on Snow Leopard, creating a multi-page PDF document in Preview was simple: I would open up the image Save it as a PDF Open up the PDF Open up the panel ...
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How do I edit PDF Annotation Text Properties after creation?

When I have a form that I don't want to print out and write on, I can simply use Preview.app's PDF Annotations feature in order to fill in the necessary fields, and print out the final result. I have ...
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Can you let Preview (the app) cycle through anything?

This is related to this question: How to start a slideshow on the Mac super quick and easy? Basically, I wonder why even in Snow Leopard, I double click on a photo in Finder, and Preview will show ...
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How to start a slideshow on the Mac super quick and easy?

This is one thing I don't quite get it for the Mac: why is it so hard to start a slideshow? The most often way is, I have several photos on the Desktop or in Downloads, and I double click to see the ...
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How to reduce lag when scrolling in Preview?

I have a large pdf file and I was wondering how I could decrease the lag when scrolling. I tried breaking the file into smaller sections (roughly 20 page chunks) but that didn't help. I'm thinking ...
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How Do You View Several PNG Images In Preview With Continuous Scroll?

I have several PNG images I want to view as a single document in Preview, Lion OSX. Usually I just select several images and open them in Preview, but when I do that, I can't set the view to ...
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How can I add signatures to Preview.app in Lion without using the web cam?

Is it possible to add a signature e.g. from PDF files or from JPEG images instead of using a web cam? The problem is that I don't have a web cam and I would like to use this feature in spite of that.
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Turn off automatic preview in apple mail

Is it possible to turn off automatic preview of attachments when composing an e-mail? NOTE: Yes I know that I can manually ctr+select the attachment and disable preview, but I want this done ...
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Preview often does not allow import from iPad?

I am finding that sometimes in Preview, under File there is an option for Import from iPad. But sometimes it is not there at all (as of late) and I can find no way to make it appear e.g. by quitting ...
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Setting Preview Default to Single Page

So I'm not at all impressed with the "Continuous" view in Preview, that seems to be the default way PDFs are opened. Is there a way to change the Preview.app preferences in such a way as to set ...
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Shutter count from NEF photo

I know Nikon embeds the shutter count in the EXIF of their NEF raw files. What's the easiest way to find it?
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This PDF displays with question marks instead of letters

Something is wrong with the rendering of this PDF in Preview (or Quick Look). This is how it looks: I can see it in Adobe Reader on Windows. I'm not sure what font it is using, and I have Office ...
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Two page continuous view in Lion Preview?

Is there some way to get back the side-by-side page view from Snow Leopard with the continuous scrolling? From the View menu in Lion Preview, it appears they're mutually exclusive now. I can't help ...
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Blacking out a part of a PDF, or redaction of text

What methods are there to blackout a part of a PDF? I don't want to simply use Preview's annotation tools and then save the document, since then someone could open up the PDF and remove the ...
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How can I disable media playback in Finder document icons?

I'm on Lion now, and hoped that Apple would have added the option to disable the quick preview buttons on the icons some way. Here's the problem I have: When I click on a video in Finder just to ...
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Three fingers gestures in Preview App

how can I enable in Preview.app the three fingers gesture that shows the selected word in the dictionary? This gesture works great in Mail.app but doesn't in Preview.app
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Disabling Preview's “sliding” animation

The pages of my pdf presentation add incremental changes to the first page. The second page, for instance, consists of the diagram on the first page in addition to a few more lines. This way a complex ...
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In Lion, how can I configure to not automatically re-open recent files that weren't closed?

For example: I opened some files in Excel, then I close Excel, without close each file (ex.: command + Q). In the next time that I will open Excel, it is going to open my recent files that weren't ...
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simplest way to open all images in a directory in Finder

When I have (and browse with Finder) a directory with a bunch of photos and videos (from e.g. my camera), I often want to open all the pictures in it. How can I do that? Right now, I select all ...
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Preview.app does not update a pdf when it changes

In all pre Lion versions of Mac OS X Preview.app could show an updated PDF when the PDF it was showing changed. Example: I'm writing a latex document and recompile it. Without closing Preview it just ...
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Changing Preview.app's default View state in Lion

One thing I dislike about Preview.app in Lion is its defaulting to Continuous Scroll as the view option when a new PDF document opens. My recollection is that previous behaviour was for the last-used ...
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Preview.app: easily print current page only?

When printing a PDF from preview, is there an easy way to only print the currently displayed page? Now, I look up the page number and enter it two times in the page range. But maybe there is a ...
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Why is Preview excessively slow after upgrading to Lion?

After upgrading to OS X Lion, I noticed that my preview app is now excessively slow, taking minutes to open a file instead of seconds, even when opening a local file. In addition, it is often ...
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Is it possible to rotate images in Preview in degrees other than 90?

I want to rotate an image in preview but I only need to move it a few degrees. Is this possible? Or can you only rotate 90 degrees?
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preview merges pdf and result in huge file size?

I used preview to merge 5 pdf files, of total size of 800k. All pdf have no graphs. However the resulting file size is 10MB... I then tried Acrobat, under similar simple method I got a combined pdf ...
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How to disable Acrobat Reader in Safari?

In Safari, the default PDF-Viewer in Safari is "Preview". Unfortunately, since I installed the Acrobat Reader, this default changed to the Acrobat Reader, which is extremely annoying. How can I ...
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Crop multiple pages in a pdf file

I can use Preview app to select a region and crop a page. Can I do the same cropping for a whole pages in pdf? Are there tools (commercial or free) available for it?