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How to use Preview.app 'Back' and 'Forward'

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Sep 30, 2011 4:21 AM

I often have to read PDF articles with endnotes in Preview, so I need to quickly switch from a footnote in the text to the end of the document. I would like to use the 'Back' and 'Forward' shortcuts to move between a point in the footnotes and back to my place in the main text.

 

But I can't figure out exactly how they work. For example. what defines the point you return to when you press 'forward' to the end of the text, and then 'back'? Do I have to click in the text, or remain in a particular part of the text for a certain amount of time before Preview sets that as a location to go back to (or forward from)?

 

I've considered using Skim for PDFs with endnotes, as it has a split view that lets you view two parts of a PDF simultaneously. But I much prefer Preview's UI.

MBP 13", Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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