PDFs And MAC OS X Preview
Do you know that if you are using MAC OS X, you don’t need a PDF reader to view your PDF files?
If you want to discover this secret do the following:
1- Go to: Macintosh HD:Applications:Preview.
2- Double click at the Preview icon.
3- The Preview icon will appear at the Dock (appears at the bottom of the screen where your frequently used applications, files, and folders appear), and at the top of the screen, the Preview menu appears.
4- Now, it is time to open your PDF. Here, you can do this in three ways:
4.1. From Preview’s menu, choose: File -> Open…
4.2. Drag the PDF document to the Preview application icon.
4.3. If Adobe Reader is not installed, by double clicking the PDF document.
You should get something as shown in figure (1) below.
Figure (1): Opening A PDF Document Using Preview
There are also many other things you can do with Preview. A really nice feature here is that you can save your PDF document pages to different formats (GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, Microsoft BMP, OpenEXR, Photoshop, PICT, PNG, SGI, TGA, TIFF).
So, in order for example to save a PDF document’s page to JPEG format, do the following:
A final feature I want to talk about here that you can do to your PDFs is the feature of sending your PDF document as an email directly from within Preview.
To do this, try the following steps: