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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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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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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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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Wrong app is focused when quitting another one?

I have Firefox and the Finder open (neither are hidden), with PDF files in the current Finder window. If I open one of the PDF files, it opens in Preview. When I quit Preview, rather than Finder being ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Customize the granularity of native application zooming in OS X?

In apps like Preview, Cmd + = and Cmd + - perform the menu items Zoom In and Zoom Out, and zoom the content natively with no loss of image quality, (at least for zoom levels up to 'actual size'), as ...
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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 ...
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How can I make a watermark with hyperlink in a PDF document?

I have a large number of PDF documents that I am trying to process consistently One thing that I would like to do with them before uploading them into the public domain is to add watermarks at the ...
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PDF notes in Preview to EPUB?

I have been making PDF notes in Preview and want to transfer them to EPUB version of the book. Is it possible?
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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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Retina-ready slideshow

I'm looking for an easy way to view a simple slideshow of photos with 1x1 pixel ratio, with play/pause button. I want 1 image pixel to be equal to 1 retina screen pixel, as shown by default with ...
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Decreasing resolution of screenshots increases file size

I've noticed that on my rMBP, when I try to make a screenshot smaller using Preview.app version 6.0.1 (Tools -> Adjust Size). When I'm trying to decrease the image size to upload it, the file size ...
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How to save or export a photo without the GPS data?

I have used Preview's export function to export a JPG file to PNG format, and GPS information is still embedded in the picture. Is there any tools in OSX that allows me to strip off the GPS data?
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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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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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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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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
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Problem starting Preview from the command line

Some of the time, when I start Preview from the command line, it fails to start normally. So for instance I will say "open myfile.jpg", and it appears to be trying to start Preview, but the icon for ...
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Preview often does not allow import from iPad?

I am finding that sometimes in Preview, under File there is an option for Import from iPad. But sometimes it is not there at all (as of late) and I can find no way to make it appear e.g. by quitting ...
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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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My link is lost upon second pdf compression

I had a large 3 GB Pages document that was compressed twice into a final 7 MB PDF file in order to e-mail it without loss in resolution and color. Unfortunately, during the second compression, one of ...
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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?
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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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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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Saving Multiple PDFs without merging them

I was wondering if anyone knew how to save multiple pdf files using preview without merging them. I've read quite a few posts like this one: How do I combine two or more images to get a single pdf ...
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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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Preview.app cluttering Desktop folder with temporary files

When I open a PDF attachment in an email it opens in Preview and also creates a temporary copy of the PDF file in my Desktop folder. Over time, this generates a lot of clutter. Is there a way to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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iPhone & pro filming, Using iPhone as a monitor

Can I use my iPhone as an external monitor for my camcorder, when the camera is mounted onto a jib?
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Apple Preview Not displaying Highlights in sidebar

highlights and notes not displaying properly in preview; just see little boxes; how can I get them to display properly in the sidebar?
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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 ...