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 automatically find corrupted PDF files?

Due to a recent syncing issue with Dropbox I ended with a lot of conflicting copies and corrupted files across different machines. Especially PDF documents seemed to be corrupted in some way that ...
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PDFs looking different in Yosemite Preview.app

I've just installed Yosemite on my iMac and noticed that my PDF files viewed with the Preview.app don't look the same as in Mavericks. If I view the PDF files directly in Safari, all looks like it ...
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Change highlight color in Mavericks preview?

In Preview on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, is it possible to change the color to something other than yellow, green, blue, pink, purple? I know it is possible to highlight in other colors because I did it ...
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Is there an annotation function that allows continuous text annotation without having to repeatedly click on the 'T'?

Preview before yosemite had the ability to click on the Text annotation and allow you to continuous annotations without having to repeatedly press 'Text'. I want to be able to annotate anywhere on the ...
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Apple Preview Program messed up the shortcuts after the Yosemite update

I am trying to annotate my documents with text. In the old preview, I could change to Text Box and click where I wanted to place the text on my document. It would stay on text box and I could click ...
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Upgrade to final release of Yosemite from gold master?

I'm using developer preview of Yosemite for a while, now that Yosemite is released I want to have it installed on top of my Yosemite partition. Clicking on "Download" in App Store Yosemite page, I ...
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Maintaining Aspect Ratio while Image Cropping using Preview

I like the convenience of being able to crop jpg/png images with Preview, but I would also like to be able occasionally to restrict the aspect ratio of the cropped image. This is useful, for instance, ...
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Quick Look sometimes shows blank panel in Mavericks

I have OSX 10.9.2 and on some photos the Preview shows blank panel instead of the image. Sometimes it opens the image, other times it's blank (for the same image). I can't find similar reports on ...
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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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Preview strips spaces from some lines in PDF documents

Has anyone experienced a phenomenon wherein Preview's "AI" for PDF text extraction sometimes strips spaces out of a line or two of text? I'm working with some college documents and need to extract ...
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Preview.app Signatures - how to unencrypt without old keychain

Old mac died. Have a new mac Mac Have all files from old Mac (did a backup before it died). Have been operating with new Mac for several months now. Needed to use the signatures option in Preview ...
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Is there an easy way in Mavericks to share a PDF file directly from Safari into iBooks?

Safari loads and displays .PDF files nicely. iBooks is Apple's PDF reader app for sync'd and offline access. To move files currently, I have to: right-click in Safari to open the PDF in Preview; ...
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Preview can't find fonts used in eps file generated by gnuplot

I am trying to use TimesNewRoman.ttf as the font for *.eps files generated by Gnuplot. I am running OS X 10.9.5 on a 2010 Macbook Pro. Here is my gnuplot script. set terminal postscript eps enhanced ...
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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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Force Preview to open all selected images in one window

Before mavericks, selecting several images in Finder and choosing Open on them would open them in Preview in one window, with all image thumbnails nicely on the left hand side bar. Since Mavericks, ...
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File-Specific Bookmarks

Is there a feature in Preview that will let me maintain a collection of file-specific bookmarks? For example, I often place bookmarks at the beginning of various chapters in books. I might decide to ...
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Preview cannot display two different eps files with the same name simultaneously

I am running OS X 10.9.5 on a 2010 Macbook Pro. I have two eps files that I want to use Preview to view (Preview really converts the eps files to pdfs). One file is ~/Research/images/test.eps and ...
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Using old-style comment in Preview 7.0

My group at work writes a lot of papers, and as a result we all proofread for each other. However, some people like to print out the documents and edit by hand, while some prefer to edit ...
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How do I transfer a photo in Preview to iPhoto?

I have a Photo in Preview. How do I move it to iPhoto?
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Disable scroll-induced antialiasing in Preview and other PDF applications

Scrolling (with two fingers on the trackpad) in Preview.app (and TeXShop.app) annoyingly blurs PDF text and I would like to disable the over-compensating anti-aliasing. I like the anti-aliasing while ...
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Remove author metadata from PDF annotations in preview?

I need to provide comments on PDFs as part of the refereeing process for journal articles. How can I remove my name from the annotations I've made using Mac Preview? (they can be seen in Inspector: ...
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How do I change the direction of a speech bubble in Preview?

I'm using Preview to add some speech bubbles to a picture. The default speech bubble assumes the speaker is below and to the left. Can I change where the speech is coming from?
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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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Is it possible to crop multiple pages in Mavericks Preview.app?

Is it possible to crop multiple pages or image files in the new Mavericks Preview application just as described in this answer? The functionality was there with Snow Leopard but disappeared in ...
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Unable to select and highlight on Preview in OSX Lion

I've been trying to highlight my pdf notes on preview, but am unable to select or highlight a single sentence. When I try to highlight, it just shows the chosen highlight colour on the whole page, ...
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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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How to safely blackout a part of a PDF?

There's already a question addressing this issue; however, it's from 2011, and many things have changed since then. Specifically, we now have automatic saving, automatic Time Machine, and all. In OS ...
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How do I draw a transparent line to highlight text in a PDF with non-selectable text? [duplicate]

For PDFs without selectable text, I use Preview to underline text by using the line tool. I should be able to use this line tool as a highlighter by making the line thicker and adjusting the opacity, ...
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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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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 to disable PDF editing in Preview app? [closed]

I am running Yosemite public beta right now 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. What happens is that I open a PDF ...
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How to crop odd and even pages differently in a PDF?

I have a large PDF I want to crop/remove all the whitespace with software that runs on Mavericks The PDF in question is designed for print; therefore, odd pages have different margins from even ...
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How can I combine two PDFs in Preview?

How can I combine two PDFs in Preview?
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Preview prints all squares not content

Recently pdf statements from one supplier display content correctly in Preview but then prints it all as boxes except for logos. Tried other pdf apps as well - same problem. Any know what the problem ...
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Is there a way to edit bookmarks in Preview 7.0?

Since my "upgrade" to Mavericks, the ability to edit bookmarks in the "upgraded" Preview (version 7.0) app seems to have vanished. Now, when creating a bookmark, I get a "quote" from the bookmarked ...
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How to get location of a pdf file opened in preview

I have opened a pdf file in preview, without knowing where this file is located. How can I find out?
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Change default Preview window size?

I'm working with LaTex and I'm using a text editor that, when I compile LaTeX files, runs a script to open the compiled pdf in Preview. The trouble is that Preview opens in the same default dimensions ...
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Preview an animated GIF image?

How can I preview an animated GIF? When I double-click it, it opens in Preview and is not animated, showing each frame as a separate image instead of playing the animation. As an example, here is the ...
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How can I remove a signature once it's saved in Preview.app?

How can I delete a signature that I inserted using Preview.app? I can edit or delete all the text fields but the signature seems locked somehow.
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Preview scrolling speeds?

When using Preview (on OS X 10.8 & 10.9) I noticed that the scrolling speed is too fast. I often read long documents and want to see in advance what are the chapters coming a few pages later. ...
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Preview Not Opening File - Permissions Issue (via Python)

I have a Mac VM running Mavericks (10.9.3), and for various reasons I am trying to write a script in Python to automatically transfer a PDF file to the VM and open it in Preview. For anyone who ...
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Scan Only a Part of a Page (HP PSC 1410)

I have an HP PSC 1410 printer/scanner on OS X 10.9.4, and the scanner part of it is in general working wonderfully. I use “Preview” for scanning and immediate reordering of pages into PDF documents, ...
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Why does Preivew.app automatically change the saturation of some images?

Some images seem to be automatically modified by preview when you open them - in particular, the color saturation changes. For example, I see an image with a certain shade of red in Finder's cover ...
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Can you higlight a region (*not* text) in Preview?

I often have to work with large scanned pdf documents (law reports, not that it matters). It's quite handy to be able to highlight key passages, but for the most part these documents have not been ...
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Scale / resize print output to minimize white space

When printing PDFs, I often find that they have very large margins that leave white space on all four sides of the page. For me, the whitespace in the margins is just wasted. As my eyesight is not ...
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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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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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Can I control how Preview decides to group documents when opening them all at once?

I use Preview frequently for the task of combining multiple PDFs. Typically, these PDFs are all created within a few minutes of one another, and when opening from the Finder, they all open in the same ...
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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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How to drag icon in Preview to a folder and copy instead of aliasing?

After downloading a PDF, Preview automatically opens and I'm able to look at the file. Often times I want to move the file to somewhere other than Downloads. In Mavericks I'm able to click on the ...