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The only substitute for "clearing" a section in a pdf that is not editable is to use the Tools: Annotate: Text command and make the fill color of the text block white. This will cover what's behind it and you can type in whatever text you wish to replace what is covered.


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The industry standard for this purpose is called … Adobe Acrobat DC Professional Yes, it can a lot more, but so far, I have not found any other tool which is as reliable.


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By default the drawing engine in Preview can't be changed (in El Capitan or earlier) as it's a vector base drawing system. So it will always have some level of smoothing applied to it based on the algorithm Apple is using. You can however turn off some of the smoothing for documents that store the drawing in vector format like PDF, but this will have a ...


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You didn't say what version of OS X you're using and I don't know it Preview in different versions of OS X have different preferences however, in OS X 10.8 anyway, I went into Previews's Preferences (Preview > Preferences... > General) and changed what I assume is the default of Open groups of files in the same window, since I've never changed Previews's ...


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I use PDFpenPro from Smile Software, which I got at a discount as part of a bundle, because I couldn't find quality free software to do the job. (Having built apps that interact with PDF files before, it's not easy and I wouldn't expect anybody to build software to do it for free.)


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After a day long searching I think I found the best solution I could - Master PDF Editor Its trial version does add watermarks, but in contrast with w0ndershare and iskys0ft (I think these companies are the same - very aggressive and unhonest), the watermarks are at the top and bottom of the page and not obscuring the main page. I bought the full version ...


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I do not have a solution, but I can confirm that this definitely happens (10.11.3) and appears to be a regression. (I see reports of this from 2011, but it has never bitten me all these years, until fairly recently.) The OP is not hallucinating and his report is entirely accurate, and he is not confused about what he did. Interestingly, I never had the file ...


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Are you sure that Preview is indeed not running as opposed to not visible? (CMD+W vs. CMD+Q) As for an image explaining what I mean, refer to this: http://geek-and-poke.com/geekandpoke/2013/8/24/the-one-and-only-difference-between-os-x-and-windows Update: example output for non-running Preview: ps -ef|grep Prev 502 46649 46541 0 8:58PM ttys000 ...


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The items you add using Preview.app (text, shape elements, etc.) are annotations (technically correct term), also called "comments". The example you mention to move around using Acrobat are part of the contents of the document. Annotations and contents are two completely different things in a PDF. Acrobat (Standard, Pro) has the tools to access both. ...


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This worked for a colleague: you can type alt/optcmdW when opening Preview, then quit an re-open.


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I was able to solve it: sudo /usr/libexec/repair_packages --repair --standard-pkgs / did repair the access rights of the folder /private/tmp. I suspect that Adobe Creative Cloud has altered the rights. There have been some log lines in the console about quicklookd being not able to scan /, so that is another symptom of that problem.


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At least on El Captain (or even earlier release): Open Preview > Preference General > Windows background


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Here's what I do, no coding, no plug in. Click on tools, select annotation, then mask. You should see a grey frame now. Adjust the size of the frame to let the gray area cover the whole page. Enjoy.


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The default "Search with Google" should be listed in the Keyboard Shortcuts under the Services tab. You can un-check it and it shouldn't show up in the menu (This doesn't delete it however, just hides it from the menu).


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Answering the question, you go to your gif file, select it and press your space bar on your keyboard, to open a window that shows the animation of your gif. I had installed the QuickLook plugging, thinking that will be better and easier to view, maybe in the same window of finder, but i was wrong. Instead of this, it only crashed the original configuration, ...


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You have to enable the option with a somewhat misleading name "spring-loading delay". It is now a component of System Preferences → Accessibility → Mouse & Trackpad, see answer at Spring loaded folder settings missing in Yosemite


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I am not quite sure why you have problem seeing in other apps highlighting (and other annotations) made in Preview, but just in case: after you've made all your annotations including highlights, press Cmd + S or File -> Save in Preview app. All your additions shall now be visible in any other apps.


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You have found what I consider to be a bug in the spotlight importer for several types of documents that Preview can use. I tested making an annotation with a slightly nonsensical word that spotlight had zero matches for on my Mac. (at least until this text gets indexed as a safari history item) I tested a PDF and a PNG file with text annotations and none ...


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quitting preview was enough to fix it for me.



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