Apple needs to update Preview (Found Bug)

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  1. cav23j, Nov 3, 2010
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    cav23j macrumors regular

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    it has trouble showing addition, subtraction and equal symbols when i open certain PDF file's
    then when i open the same file in Adobe Reader 9, it works fine
     
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    With "uploading" do you mean "open"?

    Can you post an example .pdf?
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Well, there is a Preview plist file, but I don't know if replacing it would help your situation. It can't hurt.
     
  4. cav23j thread starter macrumors regular

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    heres an example of how it show's up
    same file

    Preview:

    [​IMG]

    Adobe Reader:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I have PDFs that contain expressions that are much more sophisticated than your rational fractions. My installation of Preview displays my PDFs--expressions and everything--just fine. You need to figure out what you have done to your fonts. It would be helpful if you would post your problematic PDFs.
     
  6. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Hmm. With all the physics and stats articles I've opened in Preview, I've never seen that with PDFs. I see that a lot with PPTs in Safari though. (Of course... well, it's a .ppt in Safari...)
     
  7. cav23j thread starter macrumors regular

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    i can open other PDF files and the addition and subtraction symbols show up just fine in Preview
    its just for a few PDF's that it doesn't work
    yet it seem's to never have no problems ever in Adobe Reader
    seems like a bug
     
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    To confirm that this is either a bug in Safari or a problem at your end, why not upload some of the problematic .pdf files and link to them? That way, we could check, if we have the same problem, and if we have, can contact Apple, and if we don't help you.

    Btw, what exact Preview and Mac OS X version do you use?
     
  9. cav23j, Nov 4, 2010
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    cav23j thread starter macrumors regular

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    another one

    Preview vs. Adobe Reader

    [​IMG]

    Mac OS X 10.6.4
    Preview 5.0.2
    Adobe Reader 9.4.0
     
  10. spinnerlys, Nov 4, 2010
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    Thanks for the link.

    I have the same problem with the same Preview version as you.

    I think it has something to do with Microsoft Word, as it is the application used to create this document.

    [​IMG]

    Maybe MS needs to update Word?

    As long as it is working in Acrobat Reader, you should be fine, even though Acrobat is more CPU and memory intensive than Preview.
     
  11. cav23j thread starter macrumors regular

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    seem's like a bug though
    shouldn't Preview be able to open everything the same as Adobe Reader?
     
  12. gks macrumors 6502

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    It is likely a font issue.
     
  13. cav23j thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah i submitted feedback
    hopefully it get's an update
     
  14. akmk macrumors newbie

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    Additional Bugs in Preview 5.0.2

    Have new iMac 21.5" with Preview 5.0.2.

    Image editing is what is important to me.

    Image files opened in preview and saved to another location show a creation date of December 31, 1903.

    And jpgs opened in preview automatically downsize and master high-res originals are getting lost.

    Serious problems.
     

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