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If you are just skimming the pictures do this: Instead of opening a picture in Preview.app by double-clicking it, just press space to preview the picture when selected in Finder. This way you can still use the arrow keys to navigate between the pictures. ↑ and ↓ in list view ↑,↓,← and → in icon view You can ...


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If you are looking for a no-cost way in Preview.app File->Export (or save as) Export PDF to TIFF file format (it's a multipage image format) Open TIFF file Export TIFF to PDF file format Maintains page structure, OCR will be lost.


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NB this seems to be fixed in the most recent versions of OS X, so workaround perhaps no longer required... Workaround Probably the simplest / safest option is to 'flatten' the PDF before sending it, by printing it to a new PDF. After completing your form in Preview, go to the Print menu (cmd+P) and use the PDF drop-down in the bottom-left, selecting to ...


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Go to the "Help" menu in Safari and select "Installed Plug-ins". This will open a new tab displaying information about all of the currently installed plug-ins. Find the entry for Adobe Acrobat. Below it will be a line that reads something like: Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-in for Web Browsers — from file “AdobePDFViewer.plugin”. Note the name of the file from ...


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One option would be to Cut and paste using ⌘-ALT-X and ⌘V after resizing the canvas size in destination file. The pasted image doesn't seem to get snapped to canvas edges now. Increasing canvas size by cropping doesn't seem to be possible.


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If you're not averse to using the command line you can use the sips command to rotate images. For example… sips -r 23 --padColor FFFFFF image.jpg …will rotate image.jpg 23 degrees clockwise and "fill in" the empty space with white. (If you rotate PNGs the alpha channel should be retained.) Worth reading the man page for sips as it can do other useful ...


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In Mountain Lion and Mavericks, Mac's own Quick Look has GIF support, so clicking     space     or ⌘+Y while the GIF is selected will play it. It might take a second or two to load though, depending on the size of the GIF.


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This was covered by Aussie Bloke's blog when Lion arrived. Here are the steps to get both the file where the signature is stored as well as the associated keychain entry to a second Mac. On the source Mac: Open the ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Preview/Data/Library/PreferencesFolder In Finder, click the Go menu and hold option to show the Library folder ...


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Here is how to use Safari to print an image to span multiple pages: 1) Open the image to be printed in Safari. If it is a local file, then choose File -> Open File.... Or if you already have the file open in Preview, you can drag the icon of the file from the title bar of the Preview window onto the Safari window or Safari icon in the dock. Otherwise, ...


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Skim is a pdf reader specialy designed to annotate pdf. Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file. Stop printing and start skimming. Explore the links to the left to investigate Skim and consider helping out with the project. Features: ...


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Right-click it, go to the Open With menu, and choose Safari (or your other favorite Web browser). It should open quickly, and will play the animation. No internet connection is required if you have a local copy of the image.


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First, you can only merge pdf if they are not protected, if this is the okay : Open both pdf Enable the sidebar in each windows of Preview, then select "Thumbnails" view Drag & drop the cover (inside the sidebar) of one pdf into the sidebar of the other pdf. With this method, you can completely merge two pdf or selectively drag & drop the pages ...


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If you in Preview select the half of the A3 (e.g. use the Inspector ⌘+I so you get the exact size) - then choose Crop ⌘+K, and print this "new" page e.g. as a PDF - after that you Undo the Crop with ⌘+Z, and do the same with the other half of the A3.


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System Preferences > General Uncheck the Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps. You can also toggle this behavior by holding the option key when quitting an application. Added - October 19, 2012 In Mountain Lion, this option has been changed to read, "Close windows when quitting an application" with fine print to explain that open documents ...


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This is part of resume. A feature introduced with Lion. Per default, windows are restored the next time you open the application. If you want to completly close all windows just one time, you can quit an application using ⌘+⌥+Q instead of the standard ⌘+Q to quit an application. Undo resume for a specific application Type the ...


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Yes. Open a PDF. If not already enabled, View → Thumbnails. Select some pages (click first then select all; command+click or shift+click) Use the rectangle tool to select region on page. (On versions of OS X prior to 10.9, you should see a preview of the selection on other pages too). Select Tools → Crop (or Command+K). All your selected pages should be ...


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Try: defaults delete com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection; killall Finder https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6018924?start=15&tstart=0


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Opening the first one regularly and then using the open command, with the -n option, should do the trick. To do so just: Open the Terminal.app type open -n and drap the file to the Terminal window. The full path of the file will appear after what you've typed. Hit enter. The -noption opens a new instance of the application (in this case the default ...


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This is one of those things that really makes me wonder "If it's not broken why fix it?". Other than switching to another application that might give you back the lost functionality, I only have one suggestion at the moment. This is how I've been able to use Preview (5.5) and still get two page (side by side) continuous scrolling: Open up your pdf, ...


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To stop only Preview from doing this open up Terminal.app and enter: defaults write com.apple.Preview NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false To re-enable this at any time enter: defaults write com.apple.Preview NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool true If you want to turn off the resume-on-load feature for all applications you can go to System Preferences -> ...


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Found it! In Preview, open the Inspector (Command-I) Select the Crop and Rotate tab, whose icon looks like a small ruler. Change the units as required Now use the select area tool and the corresponding (printed) dimensions will be shown in the Inspector. As an alternative, you can also download Free Ruler, which displays a nice ruler on screen, though ...


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Oops, just tried it again. The problem was that I was dropping the files below the page rather than on the page thumbnail.


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Yes to all your questions. OS X’ Quartz PDFContext generator embeds fonts (unless the font forbids it, it seems). I couldn’t find any document that expressly states this (it’s implied in this bit of Pages help, for instance) but I have been sending out PDF proofs with fonts not installed on the recipient’s computer long enough to know it does. As long as ...


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In Leopard and later versions, select the files you want in the Finder and press the spacebar to invoke QuickLook. You can then use the arrow keys to cycle through them. If you click the full-screen icon in the upper right-hand corner, QuickLook displays a slideshow. In Tiger, there is a "Slideshow" option in the context menu in the Finder. In Panther and ...


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In his little-known novel, PDF Karenina, Leo Tolstoy wrote, Optimally encoded PDF files are all alike; every sub-optimally encoded PDF file is sub-optimally encoded in its own way. It's hard for anyone to answer why your PDF files are larger after Preview modifies them. A PDF file consists of many different kinds of data: images, content streams, ...


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Adobe Reader can do this, too: It includes a Poster Print option in its custom print dialog. It’s the first time I missed a feature from Preview (or the native OS X print dialog) that Adobe Reader has. Adobe Reader is free (as in beer) software, it used to be called Acrobat Reader. (Do not confuse it with full-blown Acrobat or any other expensive Adobe ...


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You can use the move tool by pressing Option+Space. The cursor will change to the hand that would allow you to scroll the content in all directions.


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For PDFs: At least on Mac OS X, the Adobe Reader application (version 10+) has this feature in its print dialog. There's an option to print as "poster", meaning 100% scale across multiple pages.


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I was able to get this to work on 10.11.1 by adding a new key to the Preview.app plist. PVPDFSuppressSidebarOnOpening You can use the defaults write command to do this in Terminal. cd ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Preview/Data/Library/Preferences/ defaults write com.apple.Preview PVPDFSuppressSidebarOnOpening true


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This works well for me: Select all (cmd+A) and cut (cmd+X) the image from its canvas (convert to png if asked). Resize the image as desired from the "Tools" menu (unlock the proportions if desired) Re-paste original image from the clipboard and move it where you want it on the resized canvas Use cmd+- if necessary to zoom out (you'll see checkerboard ...



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