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Toggle one-page PDFs between icon and image in Mail Apps
If you drag a one page pdf file into Apple Mail it usually appears as an inline image. If you want the file to just appear as an attached document icon just control-click on the image in your mail message and select View as Icon from the pop-up menu. You can go back to the image style by control-clicking and selecting View in Place. This only works with one-page PDF files.

Sending the PDF as an icon seems to prevent problems I have had with some Windows' recipients seeing only the image and not getting the PDF attachment. You may also want, or not want, the image inline for aesthetic reasons.

[robg adds: In all my time with Mail, I'd written off the View in Place menu item, as it was always grayed out -- but now I know that's because I'd never tried it with a one-page PDF.]
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Toggle one-page PDFs between icon and image in Mail
Authored by: pexner on Mar 09, '07 08:56:51AM

Since using Mail.app I'm looking for a 'default write ...' to make the "view as icon" behaviour a default.

Someone a hint?



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Toggle one-page PDFs between icon and image in Mail
Authored by: Peachie on Mar 09, '07 09:00:15AM

I've been looking for a way to make the icon view default too... anyone?

Peachie



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Toggle one-page PDFs between icon and image in Mail
Authored by: macdavid on Mar 09, '07 09:24:27AM
You can try this shareware to always see PDF and JPG as icons

http://lokisw.com/index.php?item=MailAttachmentsIconizer



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Toggle one-page PDFs between icon and image in Mail
Authored by: aqsalter on Nov 18, '07 04:57:31PM

Until/unless another solution is ever found, this application works very well.



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Toggle one-page PDFs between icon and image in Mail
Authored by: barefootguru on Mar 09, '07 12:37:14PM

The fact that Mail sends a different message depending on how you're viewing the PDF seems unlikely.

To confirm this I sent myself two test messages, one with the PDF as 'view as icon' and the other as 'view in place'. Both messages displayed inline, and the raw message source from both messages was identical (except for obvious things like dates).



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Toggle one-page PDFs between icon and image in Mail
Authored by: matxey on Mar 09, '07 04:38:48PM

I second that - you'll see jpg instead of pdf if in the inline view you'll change "Actual size" to anything else - this automatically converts pdf to image.

Cheers,



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Toggle one-page PDFs between icon and image in Mail
Authored by: vandenhoek on Mar 11, '07 06:28:31AM

I am using the control-click menu for years now because I have the same problem sending a JPG files. Emailmessages will be received differently when you attach the image via the menu or drag and drop. And there is some difference when you send it as an icon or inline.
It bother's me because the 'error' is not consistent. Some Windows users I email get just the inline JPG and not the actual attachment, while others have no error at all. Even with the "always send Windows friendly attachments" turned on it differents from time to time.



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Toggle one-page PDFs between icon and image in Mail
Authored by: drmacnut on Mar 11, '07 12:05:00PM
HI everyone. If you want to see this same hint visually, I posted a short screen capture movie for a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago. It's here:

http://www.drmacnut.com

The only stuff on my .mac homepage at the moment are a couple of hints screencaptures, so it's easy to find. Hope it helps someone.

Good hint, BrenT

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