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 do I get my S1300 scanner to show up in Yosemite Preview File > “Import from scanner” option?

I have a Fujitsu S1300, and a MacBook Pro 15″ with Yosemite. My patience is running thin. I can scan using Fujitsu's software. But I can't using Preview. But when I look at Preview > File > Import ...
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iOS App Preview videos - are all 3 iPhone resolutions required

I've just completed an App Preview video for my forthcoming universal iOS app. I did it by capturing an iPhone 6 using QuickTime then editing in iMovie. If I only submit my iPhone 6 App Preview ...
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Want Preview to default to Thumbnail view in Sidebar

I want to have Preview default to Thumbnail view in the Sidebar. There is a Preference option to display the Sidebar or not. But, there is no option to choose which Sidebar option an individual might ...
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How to make preview open in full screen always?

Double clicking a pdf document in finder (full screen), I would like preview to open in full screen mode. Is there a way to make this default behaviour rather than needing to click the full screen ...
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Spotlight preview broken in Yosemite

I recently discovered this nice little spotlight feature in that you can convert a number of bytes into a human readable format. E.g you can type 2147483648 bytes and it will give the corresponding ...
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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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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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Preview/Mail printing issue

I am attempting to print PDF's (and save documents as PDF's) as close to full bleed as possible. Right now I am losing approximately 3/4" in margin left, right, top and bottom. Any way to adjust ...
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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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finer control of Preview anti-aliasing (font smoothing)?

I have just updated to Yosemite and something must have changed in the way Preview renders fonts. I find that Preview display of text in PDF files is rather sloppy, I am pretty sure it used to be ...
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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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Importing/Exporting Preview Signatures on OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

One of the things I always backup when re-formatting a Mac are the digital signatures I have saved in Preview. For this, my go-to reference used to be here: Can I export my signature from Preview on ...
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What causes PDF file size to increase when saving in Preview?

It seems that making edits, annotations, or even just opening and saving a PDF file in Preview will cause a significant increase in file size. I've noticed that for some books I've scanned this also ...
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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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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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Is there a way to customize highlight colors in Preview (Mountain Lion and later)?

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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Disable autosave in Preview

Preview, by default, persists edits to the underlying file immediately. (i.e. if you crop something, the underlying file becomes cropped). I find this behavior very irritating. I tried enabling ...
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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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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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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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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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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 do I use Mac's Preview application text speech feature?

How could I let Preview start speaking a selected paragraph? I found the speech menu item in the edit menu but this starts speaking from the beginning of the document!