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OS X® Mountain Lion Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Yvonne Johnson

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23. Using Preview

In This Chapter

• Getting acquainted with the purpose and scope of Preview

• Performing some common tasks, such as magnifying, adding text, cropping pages, and sharing a file

• Viewing and modifying PDF files

As its name implies, the Preview application is used primarily for looking at PDF documents. Preview can view most other graphic formats, such as JPG, TIF, PNG, and so on. Additionally, Preview can view Word files, Excel files, Pages files, and other types of files. If you are like most people, you will be surprised to learn that Preview can do much more than simply view a file.

Launching Preview

Preview opens automatically when you double-click certain types of files. But what happens if you actually launch Preview by ...

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