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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Does the Preview app have a freehand pen/pencil tool?

The Preview app has markup / annotate tools like rectangle, oval, line, text, speech bubble, thought bubble. Is there a pen or pencil tool that lets you draw lines in a freehand way? (I'm using ...
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Preview app on Mac OS X has begun making PDFs HUGE when it saves? [duplicate]

Does anyone know what's going on here? Not exactly sure when this started, but probably not more than a month ago? Running Mac OS X 10.9.5. Even the smallest annotations can make a 150mb scanned ...
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Preview Crashes Repeatedly on Yosemite 10.10.1

I installed Yosemite 10.10.1 about a week ago. Preview crashes all the time whenever I try to perform a search on certain documents. Unfortunately, I can't upload this document because of copyright ...
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Any idea why the pkg process in OS X Yosemite (10.10.2) would replace the Markup.appex plug-in Preview?

I saw these three console entries today: 2015-02-10 17:31:05.596 pkd[451]: UNINSTALLED:com.apple.Preview.Markup com.apple.Preview.Markup(1.0) 0E04B4EC-64DB-4C7F-B79B-AD11187C18FF ...
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How can I bookmark the left page of a PDF in Preview?

In Preview, Command-D will allow you to bookmark the current page of the PDF for later reference. However, when viewing the PDF in two-up mode (Command-3), it will always bookmark the right-hand ...
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Change font style for pdf's using Preview

As shown in the screenshot there are no options for changing the font under tools. I went through all main menu options and no features for manipulating the color, size, etc are there. This should be ...
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Reducing the size of a black-and-white scanned pdf

I have a 352 page pdf that is a scan of a black-and-white text. The file size is 60.9 MB, which seems excessively large too me. (Is it indeed?) Is there an easy way to convert this file to a more ...
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I need to compress a PDF to 5 mb (at most, but best exactly)

Is there any way to compress a PDF (with the preview / iOS default software) to a certain size in mb (in my case as close as possible under or equal 5 mb)? The actual size right now is (6 scanned ...
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Preview: Change the Fill option for the Annotate tool

I enabled the annotate option on the Tools for Mac Preview Application and now I cannot draw a rectangle without the Fill option. How can I get rid of the Fill option so that I can draw a rectangle ...
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To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF viewer

Sometimes I receive PDF files that open with Preview (Version 7.0 (826.4), Mavericks) with the following message: To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF ...
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Yosemite: how to save PDF cropped by Preview

I use Preview to crop a PDF file but it says that the content outside the selection will not be deleted, i.e. they are just hidden, and when printing there do appear. How to save the cropped PDF? ...
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MBP freezes when I print

My MBP13 Retina freezes when I print a file from Preview. I can continue to use the computer on other softwares but Preview is freezing... I have 4 network's printer and one unplugged USB printer. ...
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How to view images at actual size in slideshow (by default)?

Is there a way to view images at 100% of their size in slideshow by default? When I select a number of images and play them in a slideshow I wish to avoid pressing option key for each of them to show ...
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Photo viewer for Mac that can rotate (and save) pics while browsing folders

I am coming from Win and I am so disappointed by Mac's usability so far. My current problem is with maintaining photos. I usually take lot of pictures with my DSLR and I want a very simple solution ...
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PDF in Preview id blurry on scrolling after upgrading to 10.9

I upgraded my system to 10.9 Mavericks. Preview works not as good as before. I have the same trouble with that post. What will the problem be? Lack of memory? New configurations of Preview? I hope to ...
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Finder “Show Icon Preview” for certain filetypes?

In OSX (Yosemite) I've figured out how to switch between showing a file as an icon or as a preview in Finder. I can go to Finder > View > Show View Options and then toggle the Show icon preview ...
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Why does Cmd-I in Preview do something other than advertised?

Somewhere after Lion (from which I upgraded to 10.10), Apple has changed the shortcut to show/hide the toolbar in Preview from ⌘-B to ⌘-I, at least it says so in the menu entries. But when actually ...
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Preview- move to Trash

When opening multiple .jpg files (or other format) I can use the "Move to Trash" on all but the last one standing? Here is a example of two images, and if I select one then the Move to Trash works. ...
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How to get a snapstop of my PDF in Yosemite Preview without the annotations?

I am taking snapshots of a PDF from preview by using the rectangle-select tool and then Cmd+C. In this way I get the PDF and the annotations (underlines, highlights, ...) that are in the area that I ...
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Switching between open pdfs in Preview without losing your place

If I have multiple PDFs open in preview, as shown with the "table of contents" sidebar, if I click on one of the other documents and then return to the current document, it returns me to page 1 ...
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Always show markup toolbar in Preview

As the title says: is there a way to permanently show the markup toolbar in Preview? (working on OSX 10.10.1 Yosemite)
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Move the note icons around in Preview?

I have added an note to a PDF file in Preview, and the yellow icon is covering up some text, but I can't move it away by dragging: Any ideas?
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Any way to use a scan as a signature in Preview (Yosemite)?

I want to add my signature to PDFs in Preview, but the Trackpad/Camera method is terrible. Any way to add a scanned signature to Preview??
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How to evoke Preview's title bar saving dialogue by shortcut?

Preview shows the currently opened document’s name in its title bar. When hovering over this name, a arrow appears at the right. After a click, there is a dialogue where you can chance the file name, ...
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Is there a free QuickLook plug-in for CAD files (3D models)?

Mac OS X QuickLook supports the Collada interchange format with .dae file extension out of the box. There is CaniVIZ 3D Preview available for 59$ and there are free standalone viewers for CAD/3D ...
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Configure Preview to auto reload pdf and stay at the same location

System: OS X 10.10 Preview version: 8.0 When a pdf file opened by Preview is updated by another program (such as pdflatex), Preview will automatically reload it, which is good. However, Preview ...
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Convert HTML to PDF with page margins and hyperlinks

Unfortunately, it would appear that Safari doesn't support CSS2 page margins from CSS2 recommendation circa 1998, whereas all other major browsers now do. However, when printing out an HTML page, it ...
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Reopen PDF in Preview on the same page when modified externally

In Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks when a PDF document opened in Preview is modified by an external application, Preview automatically reopens the new version with the same page displayed as before. After ...
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How to disable PDF editing in Preview app?

I am running OS X 10.10, Yosemite, and there is one feature which really annoys me. I know it must be useful for a lot of people but it's just not for me. When I open a PDF document and, by habit, I ...
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OSX Preview: Bug in the size of PDF Highlights

When I highlight text in OSX's Preview the size of the highlight becomes huge. These two images illustrate the problem (In the first image I am highlighting the text and the highlight is normal, in ...
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Mac preview crash everytime when searching

I would like to ask if you encountered similar error, and what have you done to solve it. When I open multiple PDF files in Preview ( mainly text), and then search for some common substring like ...
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Annotations with subscript and superscript in Preview (OS X)

In Preview, is it possible to add text as subscript and superscript? This would be useful when writing text annotations in PDF documents.
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How to remove Preview.app on-screen navigation toolbar?

When I open a picture in fullscreen, it has an overlay like this: Is there a way to permanently disable it?
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script to preview two .png s side by side?

I want to display A.png and B.png together, A left / B right or A top / B bottom. I can of course preview A.png preview B.png separately, then resize and move the two windows next to each other, ...
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Mavericks - Tell application “Preview” open PDF - strange permission issue

I have recently moved a large research collection of PDF files, from a Snow Leopard 10.6.8 TimeMachine disk, to my new rMBP (to the internal flash storage). I did this manually, not through the ...
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How can I change the font used in Preview PDF notes?

As of Mountain Lion, Preview has been "upgraded" with a ridiculous font choice for its Notes (Control-Command-N). I use them all the time in PDF files and suffer from the Comic Sans feeling of Marker ...
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How can I disable the rubber band effect of the Preview program?

According to other sources, I've disabled the NSScrollViewRubberbanding system option, and it works in my browsers and other softwares. But it doesn't work for the Preview program, specifically when I ...
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Preview won't show added picture

I created a slide show by prefixing my filenames with numbers so Preview would show them in the desired sequence. But after showing the slides once, I added a new slide later, with the correct ...
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Closing 128 new Preview documents without saving

I opened 128 .png files in Preview, hoping to use it to create a PDF out of them, as I believe was possible in earlier versions using the New from clipboard trick, but apparently, on Yosemite, not any ...
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Lightweight PDF reader with auto refresh

I'm looking for a PDF reader that is both light weight and automatically updates the PDF to pickup background changes (e.g. when a LaTeX file is edited and compiled). There are two very good choices ...
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how to Quick Look text files with custom file extensions in Finder

When I have .txt files or .py files, I can Quick Look those files in Finder. I have .jl files that are codes written in the Julia Language. Of course they are text files. They will open in a text ...
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Bug in Preview when copying and pasting an image?

Is Preview.app buggy in OS X 10.10, Yosemite, or is it because of the Nvidia Web Drivers? I opened an image in Preview, copy the image, created a new file, and pasted it. The color looks more purple? ...
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Different ways of displaying documents between Adobe Reader and Preview

I use an e-book reader (Icarus Excel) to make notes on PDF files. When looking at the output PDF (which merges the notes with the PDF document) in Adobe Reader, the notes are present. However, the ...
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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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Automator workflow/service or Applescript for looped edits in Preview

I was originally trying this with Automator, but if someone can guide me to accomplishing this easier with Applescript then feel free, though i haven't worked with it before. I'm trying to get the ...
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Switch between images in a folder

I'd like to tell an older person, how to open images from his USB stick or SD card and continue to the next images in the containing folder very easy. On Windows, he can plug in the memory device, ...
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CD-ing a file to itself

I wrote an application in Applescript to open a black picture and fullscreen it in preview. I need the app to "cd" to itself, no matter where it is. That means if it is on the desktop it can pull up ...
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How to merge 2 one page PDF files

On Lion (from memory, and I can't check anymore) this method: open a one page PDF doc2 (with Preview), open a one page PDF doc1 (with Preview), drag thumbnail from doc1 onto doc2, save as (⌘⌥⇧S) ...
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Photoshop CC is creating problematic JPEGs that make Preview.app lose its mind

I have a 2013 Retina MBP on Yosemite, with a licensed copy of Photoshop CC. My problem is, Preview cannot deal with JPEGs I am creating in Photoshop. Preview is really sluggish when it loads the ...
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Yosemite 10.10 - Notes in Preview in fullscreen mode can't be read

So, this is what happens when I go into fullscreen mode. Tried disabling Dark Mode system-wide to see if anything changed, but it didn't. How can I make notes show up in fullscreen?