Creating an 'Open with...' menu in Preview.app?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jamesraward, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. jamesraward macrumors regular

    jamesraward

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    May 18, 2009
    #1
    Is this possible? I find it annoying to have a file open in Preview and then having to either locate it or save it to allow me to open it in something else (like Acrobat or Photoshop).

    An example; I have just been sent a pdf that I need to open in Acrobat pro to merge with another one. Using Entourage the only things I can do are save or open, opening it results in it opening in Preview - which is USUALLY what I'd prefer, but in this instance, I need to edit it, so I have to save it somewhere and then open it again from Acrobat.

    Preview is great, don't get me wrong, and not having to open up the whole program first in most cases is brilliant, but sometimes it's a pain that I can't subsequently open the file I'm previewing in a different program.

    Thoughts? Or have I missed something really obvious?

    Apologies for any typos, my 'e' key is temperamental and will be replaced soon
     
  2. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    Finland
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    Command-clicking on the icon of an open file (at the top of the window) will show the path of it, or you can also drag-and-drop the icon from there onto another application and it will open in that.
     

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