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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Avoid Unwanted/Blank Text Annotations in Preview.app

When opening a PDF in Yosemite's Preview.app, I can select text using the Text Selection tool from the Markup Toolbar. However, if I don't click directly on the text, a blank text box will appear. ...
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Is it possible to reduce the minimum width of a Preview window?

I sometimes have numerous small images open (in separate windows) and I need all images displayed at the same time. With each image centered in its window, there's a lot of wasted screen space. If I ...
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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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Change Preview's default “Move to…” directory

Is there a way to set the default Move to... directory in Preview? When a file is opened in Preview and Move to... is selected, the default directory is the directory that the file currently resides ...
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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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Bring preview to front when opening pdf from finder

When I open a pdf file from finder, how can I make Preview jump to the front with the file I want? Currently what is happening is that I open the file, but Preview remains behind the Finder windows. ...
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PDFs showing blank pages in all apps on El Capitan

Hey I'm having an issue where if I open PDFs then sometimes the last few pages are just totally blank. Then sometimes it doesn't display any of the pages at all, and sometimes it works fine. I can't ...
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Change Preview Highlighter color

is there a way to change the highlighter colors back before capitan update? better yet, choose your own colors i loved the vibrant colors used prior. now the new colors are boring, "lowlighters". ...
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Preview randomly unable to display certain documents

On the MBA of a friend (10.10.3) when I double click on PDF or JPG files to open them with Preview, the app opens but the file does not display 90% of the time. If I press Space the document displays ...
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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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Safari and other programs using too much RAM with barely any tabs open. Happens daily since Yosemite

I've noticed a drop battery life as well as performance from my macbook since the new Yosemite update a week ago. The performance slows down greatly, even with my 8gb of ram. Animations are very ...
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How to highlight text in Preview properly?

I know this problem could be trivial, but it just bothers a lot. I can use the highlight function of preview properly before like the following: but now when I try to highlight the text again, it ...
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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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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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Page-down/page-up from the keyboard in Preview.app's continuous scroll?

How do you page-down/page-up in Preview.app's continuous scroll mode? When I hit the page-down button on my keyboard, instead of showing me the next page worth of the PDF, it scrolls me to a new page ...
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Apple's Preview prints in middle of page

Apple's Preview app always prints in the center of the page, rather than at top & left margins. This is true regardless of the scale (% size) an image is printed at. I'm hoping there's a way to ...
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Cannot export pdf highlights from Preview.app using skim in OSX10.8.3

When I 'convert to notes' in skim, only the page numbers of the highlighted text gets displayed. I can click on those page numbers and it will go to the highlighted part of the document but the actual ...
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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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How to Anti-alias Text and Screen in Preview?

I am studying carmel's answer found in the thread How to export non-blurry eps images? [I]n Preview in Mac OS X, you can make the thin white diagonal lines across each of the squares disappear ...
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Transferring annotations made on a PDF in Preview to another PDF

I have many PDF's that I have annotated in Preview.app and want to transfer them to an updated version of the PDF. For the most part they should have the same number of pages in each PDF. I have an ...
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Printing problem only in web browsers

Under Yosemite 10.10.5 on an iMac, I get the following two error messages when printing from Firefox: First error message: "Print Preview Error. An error occurred while printing" Then, after ...
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Preview seems to have corrupted PDF and lost all text and arrow annotations

I have used Preview to create a number of annotations for a PDF file. The annotations are a mix of boxes, ovals, text, arrows, etc… Upon exiting and reopening Preview, it seems to have lost the ...
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Disable ESC key yielding list of word suggestions when pressed in Preview in OSX 10.11.2

In preview (and apparently also in other Apple apps like Keynote, although I cannot reproduce), I get the unexpected behavior of getting a list of words when pressing the escape key in an empty search ...
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Preview looks cleaner when changing page

I was reading a pdf document in full screen mode with preview (MBP mid-2009 with El Capitan) and I've noticed something wired : the document is prettier right when I'm scrolling pages. Is this a ...
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How to prevent annoying Preview in El Capitan from showing thumbnails?

I never used thumbnails when opening PDFs, but El Capitan decided I have to see them. And there is no option to disable permanently. If I reopen a document where I disabled them, most of the times ...
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Extract PDF Annotations in Automator isn't getting the content

OSX Yosemite 10.10.5. I'm using Preview.app to annotate PDFs. Now I want to extract all of the annotations from the documents, so I open Automator.app and connect the "Get Specified Finder Items" and ...
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How to export a table with transparency from Numbers to PNG?

If I copy a table from Numbers to the pasteboard and then create a new document in Preview, it usually works fine, but if cells contain partially transparent background or border colors (especially ...
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Preview hangs no matter what I do

This question is a sequel of Preview hangs when I try to change a PDF but unfortunately it's getting bigger and bigger. Each time I open a PDF I get the spinning wait cursor instead of the normal ...
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Preview hangs when I try to change a PDF

The Preview app hangs whenever I try to edit a PDF/adding text in fields. I try to repair the permissions/reboot but it doesn't change the behavior. Here's the console messages: 07/09/2015 ...
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Exponential PDF File Size in Preview

I have word document (.docx on a mac) at 3.4 MB. When I save it to PDF it becomes a whomping 90 MB. I can't make it smaller and I can't figure out why it's happening. Here are the details: I've ...
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How to get rectangle annotation coords in preview?

How can i get the coords of this annotated rectangle in preview app or other mac app?
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Image is broken in Safari and Preview but works in Chrome and Gimp

The same jpg image file displays differently in Safari and Chrome. How can I fix this problem?
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Is it possible to rotate in Preview without advancing to the next page?

I have a slight annoyance with rotating pages 180 degrees in Preview. The next page is selected automatically after rotating either left or right (90 degrees). This behavior adds a step. Is there a ...
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Changing one Preview annotation changes another

Every year when I go to do my taxes, I use the Annotate feature in Preview to quickly fill in my forms. I like to drag all of my forms into one document via the thumbnail view. Unfortunately, it ...
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How can I see a url link inside a PDF file opened in Safari or in Preview without open that link?

I've got a PDF file with an Image inside that has a url link to a page. I need to see that link without opening it. I expect to see this link when I move the mouse on the image, but I can't see it ...
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Preview in Yosemite prints with large margins, unlike previous version

Before Yosemite, Preview could print large scale text with no noticeable margin by simply increasing "Custom Scale". In the Yosemite-Preview, it is no longer possible to do so. I tried adjusting ...
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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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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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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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Adding annotation in iBooks

How can I add annotations on my book using iBooks? Any time that I try to create an annotation, iBooks wants to create a new copy, with this message: The original document can't be changed, so a ...
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Spotlight/Finder quotation marks won't work with “\n”

"\n" is mentioned in some pdf's I have. When I search using quotation marks in both Spotlight and Preview Apps they have issues pulling up this exact phrase. Does anyone have a suggestion for finding ...
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Annotation in Preview under Yosemite: How to get back the old behaviour?

I am using Yosemite (OS X 10.10) on my MacBook Air mid 2011. In the version 10.9 and before, annotation (making strokes or arrows) worked liked this: Selecting the form you want to draw Select the ...
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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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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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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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Color Profiles Wonky - Mac OSX / Photoshop, PDFs, etc

Been trying to print a simple JPEG file (set in RGB mode) to my HP 3511 Deskjet. I know my printer is capable of printing in color. It's done it before. I did a test print the other night through HP, ...
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Adding page numbers and running head to a pdf file

I have several documents that I need to combine into a single pdf. I know that I can do this with Preview. However, it would be really nice if I could add page numbers to the resulting pdf, as well as ...
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Is there a way to add searchable tags to individual pages in a PDF?

Similar to the way Youtube videos are tagged, I would like to be add tags to individual pages in a PDF based on what they're about. Ideally it would work so that if I tag a page "apple orange banana ...
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Preview search function returns blank results

I'm having trouble finding pages when I query for a string in Preview, where actual results are mixed in with meaningless, blank results. For example, when I search for B-tree in my algorithms book, I ...
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On MacPorts, Mavericks, and generated PDF files with latex/xelatex

So, I am using MacPorts and through MacPorts I want to use texlive in order to be able to build with latex/xelatex PDF documents. Everything seems to be working fine, apart from the fact, that ...