6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 26, 2012 8:01 AM by VikingOSX
tuesdaynext Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When I export a file from Pages, it creates a pdf.  Why not a jpeg?

When I change the pdf to a jpeg, the resulting image is huge, not in kbs, but in size.  I want to paste jpegs IN my email, not as attachments.

When I use the rename function to rename a file, it never takes.



iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), my email program is gmail
  • 1. Re: exporting
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,640 points)

    There is no direct export to jpg.


    You can open the pdf in Preview .app and when you save to jpeg you can choose both the size in pixels and the resolution.


    There seems to be a bug in Rename…, you have to select the entire File Name and change it, you can't just change bits of it.




    btw PC users will probably still see your jpeg as attachments unless you structure them into HTML.

  • 2. Re: exporting
    tuesdaynext Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The rename work around worked like a dream.



    No joy on the PDF to JPEG problem.  The preview does not let me change the dimension of the resulting jpeg.  It just lets me choose the resolution.


    I build a page on Pages.  I export it to pdf, which I cannot put into gmail except as an attachment which most people will not open.  So I change it to jpeg which lets me insert it as a message and I get this huge page that goes off the edges of the window which I have to resize with third party software.


    I don't remember having this problem before.  Maybe it's Chrome but I never liked Apple's Mail.

  • 3. Re: exporting
    VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (5,500 points)

    Preview, in Mountain Lion, allows you to select a triangle next to the filename, and in the drop down menu, you can select Rename. This highlights only the basename of the file. The selection triangle will return after the rename.


    Screen Shot 2012-10-24 at 10.05.57 PM.png

  • 4. Re: exporting
    VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (5,500 points)

    If you want to scale down an image file, both in dimensions, and see the resultant size, try the Tools > Adjust Size ... menu item in Preview. The screen capture is from an opened png file.


    Screen Shot 2012-10-24 at 10.08.59 PM.png

  • 5. Re: exporting
    tuesdaynext Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ah ha!  Mystery solved. Thanks!

  • 6. Re: exporting
    VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (5,500 points)

    You are welcome!