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10.6: Combining documents in Snow Leopard's Preview -- too convoluted, time waster!
Authored by: 10_6nightmare on Nov 12, '09 10:59:16PM

The article is telling in stating that with the older version of Preview it was a "simple" matter to combine PDF pages, and that the new version adds a twist -- more accurately, whoever came up with this mess is twisted.

The article states: "The trick to combining single-page documents in Preview is to know that when you drag a page into the sidebar, Preview assumes you want to combine the pages in one window. It doesn't combine the pages into one document, and displays the insertion bar only to indicate the order of the individual documents in the sidebar."

I have no idea what that means and I don't have time to figure it out. What I can tell is that Apple programmers got arrogant and started "assum[ing]" that I wanted some fussy complication to a system that was once beautiful in its simplicity.

I don't want to be an IT expert. That's why I long ago decided to use Macs instead of PCs. I profoundly resent Apple's "assumption" that something has changed in that regard.

This is just another example of the true nightmare Snow Leopard is. Yes, my computer boots faster and yes, it's brilliant that the OS takes less space on my MacBook Pro's strained hard drive, but Snow Leopard will go down as a colossal fail because Apple felt a need to beat Windows 7 to the market (as if that were relevant?!) and in its hurry unleashed a bug-ridden nightmare on us all. That Apple took the pain to convolute Preview only adds insult to injury.

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