OS X Tiger PDF tricks

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks

Version 3 of Apples Preview application in OS X 10.4 (Tiger) provides new and enhanced functionality for viewing and working with PDF files.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - Default PDF toolbar

The default PDF-viewing toolbar in version 3 of Apples Preview application in OS X 10.4 (Tiger) includes tools for zooming, scrolling, text-selecting, annotating and form-filling, as well as navigating by bookmarks.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - Add tools

Version 3 of Apples Preview application in OS X 10.4 (Tiger) allows customization of the toolbar with a range of optional tools and buttons for viewing and navigating PDF files.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - PDF display

Version 3 of Apples Preview application in OS X 10.4 (Tiger) provides a range of tools and menu items for displaying PDF files.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - PDF print button

Apples OS X 10.4 (Tiger) offers enhanced capabilities for creating and managing PDF files, but due to an oddity in the user interface, the options are hidden behind a pop-down button in the Print menu. Clicking the PDF button reveals

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - PDF print button 2

Apples OS X 10.4 (Tiger) offers enhanced capabilities for creating and managing PDF files; those items appearing below the divider line are special custom workflows developed with AppleScript or Tigers new Automator application. Users can create

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - PDFX-3 save

When saving a file to PDF with Apples OS X 10.4 (Tiger), one can apply one of a set of special Quartz filters.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - Spotlight application

The Spotlight application in Apples OS X 10.4 (Tiger) allows users to define the preferred categories and file types to be searched and displayed.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - Spotlight application

Using the Spotlight application in Apples OS X 10.4 (Tiger), one can search only for text content in PDFs by adding the phrase kind:pdf at the end of the search terms.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - Fillable PDF forms - 1

Among the new PDF features available in Apples OS X 10.4 (Tiger) is the ability to use version 3 of the Preview application to enter text in fillable PDF forms.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - Fillable PDF forms - 2

Using the Text tool in Preview 3, data can be entered in fillable PDF forms. User-entered data is saved in the form fields and, once saved, can not be (easily) edited.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - Save encrypted file

In Apples OS X 10.4 (Tiger), while saving a document to PDF, you have the option of encrypting the file by checking a box -- and entering a password.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - Encryption password

The basic encryption available in Apples OS X 10.4 (Tiger) involves adding a password for opening the file.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - Encrypted file

If a PDF file is encrypted, version 3 of Apples Preview application will request a password before the file can be displayed. If the PDF file has additional content protection enabled with Adobe Acrobat, Preview will display a blank document.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - Secure PDF properties

Preview v.3 in Apples OS X 10.4 (Tiger) does not offer the range of security capabilities and content protection options available in the full Adobe Acrobat program. Opening a Preview-encrypted PDF file in Acrobat reveals the limited protection;

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - Add PDF bookmark

When displaying a PDF file with version 3 of Apples Preview application in OS X 10.4 (Tiger), you can add a new bookmark.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - Add PDF keyword

When displaying a PDF file with version 3 of Apples Preview application in OS X 10.4 (Tiger), you can add keywords that can be useful in searching.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - Annotation tool

When displaying a PDF file with version 3 of Apples Preview application in OS X 10.4 (Tiger), you can add annotations.

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OS X Tiger PDF tricks - PDF note

An annotation added to a PDF file displayed in version 3 of Apples Preview application in OS X 10.4 (Tiger).

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