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Zooming PDFs in Preview Apps
When you open a PDF in Preview, it opens at actual size, which is usually too small for me on my desktop machine (at 1600x1200 resolution). Unfortunately, it's not very obvious how to make it bigger yet still fit the window size you'd like to use. You can't use the window resize widget, because it doesn't do anything. You can use Zoom In, but it zooms so much on the first use that you can't see a full page.

But once you've hit Zoom In, the window resize widget becomes usable. So when I open a PDF in Preview, I hit "Zoom In" (command-up arrow) twice, which makes it gigantic, then resize the window to my liking, and then select "Zoom to Fit" (command-equals). This resizes the page to fit the box I've defined, instead of forcing me into one of the predefined zoom levels.

The other option, which is what I've personally done now, is to change all PDFs to open in Acrobat Reader, which allows much easier control of zooming!
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PDFs in Explorer
Authored by: Pat_Gilmour on Dec 13, '01 10:40:10AM

Any idea how to change the default PDF app of your system to Acrobat Reader? And particularly in Explorer? I've set up all the mime types, app helper stuff to be Acrobat and it still opens with Preview
Thanks,
Pat GIlmour



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PDFs in Explorer
Authored by: andya on Dec 13, '01 11:21:07AM
to change all your pdf's so that they open with acrobat reader, select a pdf in the finder, get information (apple+i), go to 'open with application' in the drop-down menu, select acrobat from the icon next to preview, click the 'change all' button. now your pdf's will open with acrobat reader when double-clicked in the finder. i don't believe there's a acrobat reader plug-in for ie (check your /Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder), so they won't open within ie. acrobat has that 'check for plug-in' thing when it fires up (or you can check manually). one adobe plug-in that does work in ie is for svg (4.6mb).

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