HT3771: Mac 101: Printing (Mac OS X v10.6)Learn about Mac 101: Printing (Mac OS X v10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2012 11:23 PM (in response to AsherJonny)
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There are lots of useful tool 'buttons' available in Preview that are not included in the default toolbar.
Open a multi-page document in Preview, and then select Tools, Customize Toolbar.
I find Print, Actual Size, Zoom to Fit, and Page (number) to be useful when viewing, editing, and printing multi-page pdfs.
Be sure to drag the lower left corner of the pdf Preview window to full size or click the double-arrow to see all the tool buttons you've added.
If you view a multi-page pdf with the Sidebar visible in the right column, you'll have the advantage of seeing page thumbnails and still able to check the full-size document in the left window.
I use the Actual Size button to quickly zoom the left window, but you can also click the '+' button to increase the document to 100% size, to verify the contents of each page.
Clicking the 'Print' button seems to take away all of that, showing only a thumbnail of the each page again.
click the pdf button at the bottom left of the screen, and select 'Open PDF in Preview'
I know this seems redundant, but it reopens the document in a scrollable (6-image per page) view where you can still zoom AND has a 'Print' button at the bottom that will start the printing immediately, once you're satisfied with the result.
Hope that helps.