Multi-Touch Gestures! yay!


I’ve never been good with English and there are many words I don’t know the meaning of, so normally I have to google these words. JB showed me this neat trick today that works on any OS X app, you can three finger click on a word and it will give you the Dictionary meaning. I think it’s super neat, however the pronunciations for some word are just… stupid.

preview and PDFs

So I pretty much went from Leopard to Mountain Lion when it came to OS X on mac. I’m still getting use to some of the feathers Lion has. I’ve started to read PDFs on the laptop rather then printing them out these days, preview does a pretty good job reading PDFs and so I started mucking about with preview.

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So preview has this thing called markup, which pretty much high lights text for you. Now the first time I came across was that once you markup-ed a PDF file I couldn’t seem to copy and past from it anymore, but after some testing with other PDFs it seemed to be a one off problem.

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I also looked at how to remove markups, there doesn’t seem to be fast way to remove all mark ups but I did learn you can like select the markup text right click and remove the mark up, I also learnt about “Revert to”

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This revert to is pretty damn awesome, I was told if I had time machine I could revert back to forever. I should set up a time machine at some stage.

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Another thing I came across with is that some PDFs are locked and I can’t edit or markup without a password. It’s very odd.

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Normally when I markup a file it will show a little edited text next to the file name. And normally I hit command + S to save and when I re-open the PDF all my markups are still there.

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But there’s some files that seem to make you copy the PDF if you make any changes to it. This however gets annoying coz once you make a copy of the PDF and you make changes it asks you to create a new copy with said changes. So strange.