To read a PDF file in a Mac, which is better: Acrobat Reader or Preview?
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My PDF text jumped, and my highlights stayed put. How to move my text? Or copy my highlights to another file? (I did this with Preview on Mac)
Preview is the worst application to open PDF files. It’s very frustrating that it’s the default on Macs, because it’s well known that it corrupts fillable forms. The best solution would be to open the original PDF in Reader or Acrobat Pro and start again.
When exporting a PDF file from Mac Preview app, the format of the text filled in the forms become distorted and awkward. How can one fix it?
If you are having problems with editing PDF in Preview, you can try an alternate solution like Wondershare PDFelement for Mac (PDFelement for Mac) . This program lets you easily edit text, image and pages in your PDF without messing up your documents. What’s more, you can even edit content in a scanned PDF. PDFelement also integrates a PDF converter and creator. All your work with PDF can be completed in one place.
What is the best way to edit and annotate PDF files saved from Mac OS X Preview on an iPhone or iPad with iOS 8?
If you need convert, split, merge, edit and sign your PDF documents online you csn use https://www.altopdf.com/AltoPDF is compatible with any desktop and mobile device and works equally well on both Windows PC, Mac or Linux.
Is it possible to convert a Preview document into a PDF file?
As an alternative to Erick's answer, simple open the file in Preview and use the File / Export as pdf option (in OS 10.9 Mavericks).
How can you highlight specific text in a PDF using Preview on a Mac?
The answer is “maybe”. With respect to text, there are several sorts of PDFs (in my experience, I’m no expert).One sort is just a text document which has been saved as a PDF, for those, you can highlight the text in the usual way (click and drag) — unless it has been “copy protected”. If that’s the issue, google around for possible ways to “unlock” it.A second sort is comprised of images (i.e. just “photographing” the pages). For those, there is simply no text to be highlighted — it’s like trying to copy the text off a billboard in a photo. If that’s the issue, perhaps you can manage some way to do OCR on the pages.A third sort is like the second, plus the image of the text has been somehow converted to a text stream, perhaps by some sort of OCR process, or simply by a person reading the text content of the image and keying it in. That text is then put on an “invisible” layer which resides behind the image, overlapping the visible (but uncopyable) image of the text. This may seem silly, but it allows presentation of the document with its visible appearance being that of the original, while allowing copying (by making use of the content of the “invisible” layer). This sort of PDF should allow click-drag copying, although the highlighted area may not align exactly with the visible text.
How do I paste a signature into a PDF on preview on a Mac?
It’s easier than you think. Just follow the directions that are included with the Preview app:Open PreviewClick on the Help menu and select Preview Help.Select the option for learning how to add signatures to a document.Follow the directions.If you still have questions, ask them. Be specific about what you tried and what failed.
How do I change the programme that previews PDF files in the Explorer preview pane? Although Acrobat is the default programme, PDFs currently preview in Architect which is slow to load and doesn’t allow me to change file names while previewing.
How do I change the programme that previews PDF files in the Explorer preview pane? Although Acrobat is the default programme, PDFs currently preview in Architect which is slow to load and doesn’t allow me to change file names while previewing.Right click on a .pdf file and select properties from the fly-down menu. You will see something that looks like this:Look for the words, "Opens with" and click on the button to the right that says, "Change."If the Adobe program is not listed among the available choices (like this image):Then click on the button that says, "Browse." Click your way to the program which on my PC is located at: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe:Click on Acrobat (Acrobat.exe).You should see Acrobat among the choices now and it should be highlighted. If it’s not highlighted, click on it again:… then click on "OK."Now your .pdf files should open with Acrobat.Are you sure you have Adobe Acrobat or are you using Adobe Reader? The reason I ask is that most people have Reader which is the free download. Acrobat costs money.If I installed Reader on my PC and set it to open .pdf files like I just showed you with Acrobat, it should show a preview of the document. However, I have never been able to see a preview while having Acrobat as the default. It only shows the generic Acrobat document icon:There should be a work around for this but I haven't found it yet.
How do I scan multiple pages into a single PDF file on Mac OS X?
To add to Brett's answer, the "Combine into single document" checkbox is in OS X 10.7 (Lion). You won't find it on Snow Leopard.On Snow Leopard (10.6):Launch the Preview app, and choose File | Import from Scanner. It'll pop up a window titled "Import from scanner", where scanner is the name of your scanner.Scan the first page to PDF format. The Preview app will show the page.In Preview, click the toolbar button for the sidebar. In the Preview sidebar, you'll see a thumbnail of the page.In the "Import" window, scan the last page. The thumbnail will appear below the first one, and the titlebar will say "(2 documents, 2 total pages)".In the sidebar, drag the thumbnail of the last page onto the thumbnail of the first page. (You must drag the file on top of the thumbnail, not above or below it.)Right-click on the thumbnail of the last page, and select "Close". Now the titlebar will say "(page 1 of 2)". The sidebar should show only one thumbnail of the PDF binder.Scan the second page. In the sidebar, it'll show up as a second thumbnail below the PDF binder.Click on the binder thumbnail and it'll expand to show its pages. So now there should be 3 thumbnails.Drag the bottom thumbnail (of the newly scanned page) up to between the first and second thumbnails. You must drag it up between the two pages, and it'll copy that page. Now you'll see 4 thumbnails: the first page with a binding along the left edge, the second page with a "1" beneath it, the last page with a "1" beneath it, and the bottom thumbnail is the most recently scanned page with a temporary PDF name beneath it.Right-click on the bottom thumbnail and Close. Now the titlebar will say "(page 1 of 3)". Keep doing this (scanning, dragging, closing) until you've scanned all the pages.When you're done, you can rearrange the pages of the PDF by dragging the thumbnails around in the sidebar.File | Save As... and give the name of the multi-page PDF.This process does create single page PDFs, so you'll have to delete those files if you don't want them.