Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2011 11:05 AM (in response to btraber)
I don't see that in Preview's Edit menu. Is this the Services menu? Can you provide steps on how to set this up, please?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2011 1:12 PM (in response to John Blanchard1)
Thanks for the reply. It should come up under FILE in the menu bar (first thing right after PREVIEW). Sorry my system is set to another language.
Instead of opening Mail.app and attaching that PDF to a new message, you can make use of FILE - Send PDF as eMail (or something like that). Just open a PDF-File in Preview. Make use of that command under FILE.
It should simply open Mail.app and open a new email message with the PDF File as an attachment.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2011 2:52 PM (in response to btraber)
You mean "Mail Selected PDF Document?" If so, I see that, and it works here. Where do you see the error messages? In Preview? Is there anything more helpful in Console?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2011 11:55 PM (in response to John Blanchard1)
Yes it is the option to "Mail selected PDF document". The first message is with Preview telling me that the service "New eMail with attachment" couldn't be used. When I click on OK, I get an error message saying, "Import Failed. Couldn't import the selected images into Mail". All this time Mail doesn't even open up.
I'm afraid nothing helpful about that error will show up in Console.
Strange thing. As I said two of my Mac have that problem. The other one doesn't.
Thanks John for helping me out.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2011 1:35 PM (in response to btraber)
It sounds like the second message is a result of the first. Solving the service error should get rid of the second.
Do you have the "New eMail with attachment" service turned on in the Keyboard->Keyboard Shortcuts->Services panel? If it is on, is it something specific to the document? Permissions?
I can't reproduce the failure here, so I am just guessing.
>>I'm afraid nothing helpful about that error will show up in Console.
Does that mean that nothing *did" show up? In the "All Messages" or "Diagnostic and Usage Messages?" There should be something somewhere in Console that relates to the service error.
Happy to help, though I am running out of ideas.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 5:28 AM (in response to btraber)
Same happened to my 15'' Macbook Pro mid 2010. After the 10.7.2 update I cannot send emails through the Preview app. I tried to google the error messages that show up (exactly same as already mentioned in this thread), but nothing to find. No messages show up in the log files. The service in the service menu is activated (exactly like before the 10.7.2 update). My Lion is a Snow Leopard upgrade install and not a fresh install. My Mac Mini 2010 doesn't have this problem.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 5:45 AM (in response to John Blanchard1)
For some reason nothing showed up in Console. I checked again and there was nothing. My situation is pretty much as thomas089 described it. I did a clean install of Lion and carbon copied this version to my Mac mini and iMac. The Mac mini 2009 is fine.
And I did repair permissions, Cleaned caches and resetted the service menu. Nothing...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 5:50 AM (in response to btraber)
Out of curiosity I just created a new user on my Macbook. When I log on as the new user, it works again. But with the original user it still doesn't work.
So I suppose it is some broken setting in the local library folder. Has anyone an idea what it could be?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 7:28 AM (in response to btraber)
ok, I have a solution. I closed the Preview.app, then I moved the folder ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Preview to my Desktop (or somewhere else). I opened some pdf with Preview again, and then I was able to use "eMail PDF as attachment" as usual. Mail opens as expected. The ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Preview folder has been newly created again.
Maybe someone can enlighten me what it is all about this Container folder in Library?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 1:26 PM (in response to thomas089)
Are you able to reintroduce the problem by moving the old ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Preview folder back? If so, would it possible, please, to send me that folder? There's no sensitive information there, and maybe I can figure out if it's a permissions issue. My address is email@example.com. Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 6:56 PM (in response to thomas089)
Genius! This has been driving nuts all day. Your solution fixed it. Thanks L:)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 11:05 AM (in response to btraber)
I digged a little bit more into the cause for the problem. The reason for the problem in my case was that in
the file com.apple.ServicesMenu.Services.plist actually was a real file. After I removed the complete ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Preview folder, everything has been recreated, but this time the file com.apple.ServicesMenu.Services.plist was a symbolic link to the real file. If I change this symbolic link back to the old real file, I run into the problem as before. Permissions by the way looked all fine and identical.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 4:48 PM (in response to thomas089)
Thomas, thank you very much for updating the thread with that information. That should prove very helpful in trying to figure out what's causing this problem.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2011 6:10 PM (in response to thomas089)
Would it be possible, please, for someone who has/had this issue to send me the com.apple.ServicesMenu.Services.plist files from ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Preview/Data/Library/Preferences and from ~/Library/Preferences?