HT2506: Mac Basics: Preview app views and edits PDFs and imagesLearn about Mac Basics: Preview app views and edits PDFs and images
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 4:42 AM (in response to thephillipsfam)
Preview > Tools > Annotate > Add Boxed Text
then customise the color of the border and/or fill to match your background.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 9:56 PM (in response to Cephas Petros)
Boxed text is missing in Mountain Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 16, 2012 1:26 PM (in response to thephillipsfam)
I tried resetting the border colour but I still had a shadow. How can one turn off the shadow, I couldn't see a way in the inspector screen? Wouldn't a default with no shadow be better?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 16, 2012 1:59 PM (in response to stalwar)
So what? OP is running Lion and these are the Lion forums.27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
Currently Being ModeratedApr 5, 2013 6:46 PM (in response to ashtreex)
This drives everybody nuts, and Apple does nothing about it. My guess is there's somebody with a patent -maybe Adobe- forcing them to keep the damned shadows.
The only decent solution seems to be the free app Skitch. Reveiws are 100% negative on the latest version, which has been stripped of features (Adobe, again?), but you can still get the older versions at http://www.oldapps.com/mac/skitch_for_mac.php I use version 1.0.12, which works with Mountain Lion.
There's also GIMP, which is a powerful program but has a learning curve like the Matterhorn.