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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How to add new keystrokes to the system settings from Terminal

I am currently creating a list of terminal commands to set up a new mac system according to my needs. Now I would like to add new keystrokes to Preview (normally in the system settings => keyboard) ...
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Open two views of the same PDF

Is there a way to open two views of the same PDF in Preview (without creating two copies of the file), or perhaps split the window and show two different pages at the same time? This is very useful ...
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How to troubleshoot multiple apps on Mountain Lion all missing toolbar icons?

My machine awoke from sleep, and third party apps as well as Finder, Preview and Safari's toolbar only shows the blank buttons similar to the image below. After restart the machine, the problem ...
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Can I search for a multi-word expression in Preview?

What can I do to search for a multi-word expression such as "little bug" in Preview? I want to return only words together and in that order. My first reflex was to try double quotes, but it looks like ...
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Export pdf annotations only using preview?

I use Preview on OS X and GoodReader on the iPad for reading and annotating pdfs. GoodReader allows me to 'view summary' which is a plain text list of all highlighted sections and comments added to ...
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I added notes to a PDF in preview, and all of a sudden when I open the PDF a couple of days later, all notes have been rotated?

The question title pretty much sums it up. My notes are extremely messy and not properly aligned. Is there some shortkey that I may have accidentally pressed?
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Unresponsive save dialogs in Preview

With the introduction of Mountain Lion, Preview acts up whenever I need to save a file. It does this regardless of whether I use File > Save or Command+S. The logs tell the same story: 10/20/12 ...
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Is it normal Mountain Lion behaviour to save changes in Preview without asking?

I just opened an image in Preview, selected a rectangle, hit delete and then quit Preview. Now I have a grey rectangle missing from the middle of my image but at no point did I get a chance to say ...
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Why do PDF forms/annotations filled in using Preview.app appear blank to Windows/Adobe users?

If I fill out a PDF form using Preview.app on Mac OS X, and email it to a Windows user, it appears to be blank when they open it in Acrobat. The same applies to some (most?) annotations. How can I ...
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Can you override app sandboxing, force app to use working directory?

I'm trying to configure asymptote on my mac, which is a mathematical graphing language for LaTeX. The program is a Unix command line utility. According to the configuring instructions at ...
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Measuring PDF margins, etc. with Preview?

I would like to measure the size of the margins and other distances in a PDF without having to print it out. I would like the results in "as printed" units (e.g. inches or cm once printed) Is it ...
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How to scan an image (map) using only 256 colors?

Is there a way to can an image on OSX using only 256 colors rather than millions or billions? I am scanning maps which only use a few colors, so I think I want to keep the color depth low so there is ...
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Can Preview on Mountain Lion make animated pictures from a sequence of PNG?

I seem to recall making animated GIF from Preview.app on earlier OS, but can't find the options to make a GIF on the latest version of the app. Can I use 10.8 Preview to make animated PNG or GIF?
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How to remove page marks in pdf file with iPad viewers?

I found some of the pdf files has some page marks(or three holes I don't know the official name for the marks) as is shown: Most of the iPad pdf viewers can't recognize this to show the marks, only ...
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Retrieve image coordinates at mouse cursor in Preview.app

Is there any means of retrieving the current pixel coordinates within an image where the mouse cursor is? (Failing this, are there any stock OS X tools that can easily do this?)
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Why can't I press “return” to see all pages in Preview on Mountain Lion?

On OS X 10.7, I could press the Return key while in preview to see hundreds of little thumbnails of the pages in a pdf document. I can't show you a screenshot now, since I'm not running Lion, because ...
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Is there a way to customize highlight colors in Preview (Mountain Lion/Mavericks)?

Since Mountain Lion, the highlight tool in Preview allows one to select among a small number of colors. Is there a way to customize the colors (add to or change)?
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Search for one letter only

In Apple apps with a search feature, how do I only search for one letter? Let's say I'm reading a math paper, but forgot what the variable "s" meant. In Windows/Linux apps I could just include spaces ...
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How to show all annotations at once in Preview?

I just got an heavily commented pdf, when I open it in Preview, all annotations (highlights, notes) are "hidden", i.e. do not show up in the left margin. I can display them by clicking on them but I ...
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How can I access preview documents saved to iCloud from 10.8 on an iPad?

As of OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) one can move Preview documents to iCloud, how do I access these documents from my iPad?
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Possible to send an image from Preview app to Adobe Photoshop?

I would like to have a button or configurable keyboard shortcut to send the image in active Preview app to Adobe Photoshop. It will also be useful if I can specify which version of Photoshop to open ...
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PDF annotations: Annotating with Preview on Mac, view annotations on iPad

My workflow is as follows: Open PDF on Mac using Preview Annotate PDF using the annotate tools within Preview Send PDF to iPad I would like the annotations to show up on the iPad in the native PDF ...
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Preview Bug with (Mountain) Lion — hangs/crashes on repeat postscript openings

I have been able to duplicate this error on both Lion and Mountain Lion. Open a(n) (enhanced) post-script file (either .ps or .eps) using preview. It should convert properly to PDF and be displayed ...
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How to fix HP Officejet 7210 scanning in Mountain Lion?

I have a HP Officejet 7210 printer/scanner. I used to use Preview to scan, using File/Import from scanner. However, since upgrading to Mountain Lion, the option is greyed out. Previously, the option ...
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How can I use the “signature” function in Preview on Mac Mini with no camera?

I have a Mac Mini with no attached camera. I would like to use the feature of Preview that allows you to insert a signature. This relies on taking an image of your signature using an ...
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Preview copies aliens. How to change the encoding/make it work?

Preview copies aliens! Literally. Here is a screenshot: The text selected on the pdf was copied (Cmd+C) and pasted (Cmd+V) from Preview to TextEdit. What did I get? A bunch of aliens. I'm guessing ...
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Preview auto-open of PNG files after being downloaded from Safari

How can I make PNG files be automatically opened after being downloaded from Safari?
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Can Mountain Lion's Preview.app be configured to use Lion's highlighting colours?

The highlight function in the Mountain Lion version of Preview.app is now directly accessible from the toolbar, while the other annotation functions keep their usual location. The problem is that ...
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Where is the file size for “least” & “best” quality displayed when saving JPEG pictures in Preview?

In the older versions, when I saved a picture with preview, the slider button for "Quality" not only had "Least" & "Best" but it also told the "size" of the file. Mountain Lion does not tell me ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching to an open full-screen preview window

If I have a document open in full-screen mode in Preview, and other documents open in windowed mode, I can switch FROM the full-screen window to other applications with CMD+TAB, and I can cycle the ...
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Is a person fully able to make use of iCloud's ability to store and sync documents in the cloud if a person is not a die-hard iWork user?

I see that if I use Preview.app its new method to move files to the cloud, I am not able to access it on my iPad or iPod. I have only one Mac, and an iPad and iPod touch. I use MS Word, Excel, etc., ...
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How to get the hand tool back in Preview.app in 10.8?

In Mountain Lion's Preview.app the toolbar was changed quite drastically. While I can see why they did it, I found that it misses the Hand tool that one can use to move enlarged documents around with ...
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View location of a document open in Preview

I've got a PDF open in Preview (5.5.2) and I want to know where it is located in my filesystem. How can I find that out in Preview? In MS Word, there's a command called Document Properties which gives ...
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Save as PDF from Word makes pixelated PDF in Acrobat but not Preview

I have a 2 year old MBP. I'm using Word 2008 and if I create a PDF using Save As... or Print > PDF, the resulting PDF will look fantastic when viewed with Preview. However, if I open the same ...
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How to view a PDF at its original size?

A friend sent me a PDF with a UI mockup claiming it is 1024x768. It is, indeed: However, View > Actual Size (⌘0) zooms in so much that the PDF takes up almost all 1920x1200 screen estate that is ...
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Does Apple change OS X operating systems between the GM and the final release? [closed]

For instance, I've found quite a few bugs while working with the Mountain Lion Golden Master. Is there any chance Apple might fix these in the public release? Thanks!
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Prevent iTunes from showing video preview frames

By default, iTunes video podcasts display their album art as preview frames, rather than the embedded album art that ships with the file. I have been manually replacing the image with each new ...
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Can I customize the icon Finder uses for PDF/Preview files?

How can I disable the "dog ears" my PDF previews have in Finder? This is most easily seen in windows with icon view. (Command ⌘-1 is the shortcut). Is it possible to customize this icon so it is ...
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Preview chrashes on certain page of pgfplots manual

Howdy its quite known among TeXies that under MacOSX the pgfplots manual brings Preview down on certain pages (with a lot of 3D content). Heres the (significant part of ) the log. My question is: ...
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Is there a way to make Preview not open all previously opened files?

Usually when I use Preview, it is when I see a .jpg or .png and I double click on the file to take a look at the file, but sometimes Preview will open up all the .pdf and .png I opened previously, ...
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Using Apple's IR remote to simulate a left/right mouse click or navigate presentations

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.7 with an Apple IR remote. Since I create my presentations with LaTeX, which generates PDF files, I cannot use the remote to control my presentations (it only ...
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Automate highlight text and add note annotations in Preview

When annotating a PDF in Preview I regularly highlight text then add a note to that highlight. This is a frustrating process as I can do the first bit with a keyboard shortcut, but must then ...
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Preview: Remove all annotations

Is it possible, using Preview (or maybe some other tool if not doable with Preview, but Preview preferably) to remove all annotations from a PDF file, without manually deleting every annotation?
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Keeping a PDF article's bibliography always visible

While reading an article, I like to keep the bibliography pages at the tail of the article visible at the same time as I am going through the pages of the article. Two obvious ways for doing this are ...
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Open PDF in full screen from the command line

I've written a simple-minded "take a break" reminder which just opens a PDF notice. This works fine, but I wish I could open the PDF file in full screen mode from the command line. Does anyone know ...
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Dragging cropped .pdf file to Mac Powerpoint 2011 - Result is completely different area of original!

I am trying to copy/drag a .pdf file into a powerpoint presentation for Mac PPT 2011. I do the following: 1. Select and copy the top right corner of the original .pdf page 2. Save this 'corner' as ...
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Extract an image file of my signature from Preview?

The Preview application in OS X Lion includes the ability to take a screen capture of your written signature and save it for later application in to any PDF file. Where does Preview store the image ...
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Exporting PDF with table of contents hyperlinks in Microsoft Word 2011?

When I save a document in Word 2011 to PDF, the hyperlinks in the documents' table of contents and other cross-reference links aren't clickable. That is in the PDF document when I click on a table of ...
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Preview on Lion will open all images I opened last time, and need to close each window one by one?

Say if I clicked open 10 image files, and 2 PDF files, and quit Preview, then next time when I click on 1 image file or just start Preview, all those 12 other windows will open too... I was playing a ...
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Snow Leopard Preview Update

Snow Leopard Preview does not show some PDF (Version 1.7) although these can be viewed in Lion. Is there an upgrade? After all Version 1.7 is a 2006 ISO Standard