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10.5: Examine files in the Open dialog System 10.5
Today I noticed that you can review documents before you choose them in the Open dialog, if only at thumbnail size. After selecting File » Open, select column view mode then select the document you wish to review (single click). You can then see the thumbnail preview of the first page of your document. This isn't news.

However, now click More Info under that icon and the Finder's Get Info box appears. If the chosen file is a QuickTime-viewable clip, you can preview the file. If it's a document, hover the mouse over the document icon in the Get Info window, and click the arrow key buttons to go back and forth through the document's pages.

It's a simple way to quickly check the contents of a document before you open it.

[robg adds: You can do most of this in 10.4, too, but there's no ability to really preview the document.]
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10.5: Examine files in the Open dialog
Authored by: ptone on Nov 28, '07 10:09:10AM

Why oh why wouldn't Apple enable quicklook here - it would be a good place for it....

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10.5: Examine files in the Open dialog
Authored by: jweber on Nov 28, '07 02:10:18PM

Until they do, you can hit command-R and then space bar. That will select the file in the Finder, and then show it in Quick Look.



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10.5: Examine files in the Open dialog
Authored by: michelle_eris on Nov 28, '07 07:06:28PM

You can press command-I in any view; you don't have to go to column view and click More Info.



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