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10.5: Print selected pages from Preview
Authored by: janleonard on Mar 03, '09 05:58:07AM

I have the same problem and did not find a solution yet.

I am a recent pc to mac convert, and so far I do not regret my decision. However, there are a few things which are really annoying on the mac side. While trying to find solutions for the little annoyances I encountered so far, I realized that it is quite common on mac forums that when people trying to find a solution for some problem with their mac, there is always a tendency of people defending the mac status quo ("that is by design!") instead of acknowledging that there is a problem. In forums on pc problems, people usually just take the problem at face value and don't question the intentions of the orignal poster.

When asking if its possible to not send the mabook to sleep when closing the lid, which is possible in Windows, people answer that this is not allowed by design because nobody would like to do so. Well, people apparently ask for it, so they seem to have a pretty good idea what this might be useful to. For example, they don't want to have the screen on while some computations are running. Come to the Mac side of life and find out why the 2009 is like 1984, I would say...

The same here. Selecting the pages by hand is in many situations not a good solution, because (i) for a large selection you easily lose the selection by a single missclick, (2) you can't save the selection as text string for reuse or for other people (3) you can't tell or write in an email to people which specific pages to print.

That said, I dont want to insult anybody, but just critic the general way of how to deal with missing functionality in mac forums. And also thanks for the workaround (selecting by hand) which is better than nothing!





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