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Preview corrupted? - shows grey checkerboard pattern on PDFs

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Nov 17, 2012 10:11 AM

I'm using an iMac OS 10.6.8 & Preview version is 5.0.3. A few weeks ago I started getting this translucent grey checkerboard pattern across many PDF documents opening in Preview. It doesn't happen with all PDFs, and in some documents any photos on the page show clear while the text areas are covered with the checkerboard pattern. If I print the documents, there is no checkerboard pattern on the document. When I open the same documents on my old MacBook Pro running Preview 3.0.9(?) the documents are all checkerboard-free.

 

I'm thinking my Preview app is corrupted somehow.

 

Thanks in advance for your help...

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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