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Question: Control which PDF page Preview opens to?

Whenever I open a multi-page PDF document in Preview, it always opens the document to somewhere in the middle of the document (halfway through), or toward the end. It opens to a random page # each time.

Is there a way I can force preview to open PDF documents to the first page/cover page?

Or is this a setting that was set when the document was created using Adobe Acrobat? (The behavior is consistent among all PDFs so I'm assuming it's something to do with Preview).

It's a pain having to scroll all the way to the top of the PDF each time.


Mac OS X El Capitan v 10.11.6.


I discovered the preferences setting that controls the PDF opening to the last viewed page, but that doesn't fix the problem.

I discovered that the issue is that Preview will only open a document to the first page that doesn't have a full background photo.

Is this a bug or is it supposed to be like this?

I checked with a variety of different documents and they were all like that.

Mac Pro, OS X El Capitan (10.11.6), null

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Question: Control which PDF page Preview opens to?