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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.