Issues w/ Preview (High Sierra)

nyc232

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 28, 2008
29
15
Hi Everyone,

I could really use some help with this as I use this feature almost everyday.

Before upgrading to High Sierra, I would select multiple PDF's then double click and they all open in one window. Then I'm able to easily print to PDF, and all the PDF's are now in one document.

This isn't working in High Sierra.

I do have have 'Open all files in one window' checked in preferences.

Is this a bug within this new release or I'm doing something wrong?

Thank you.
 

auxbuss

macrumors regular
Feb 18, 2014
167
135
UK
This looks like a bug.

As a work around -- or perhaps it's now the expected behaviour -- try opening all you PDFs then from the menu: Windows/Merge all Windows. At least, I think that's what you are after.
 

Don MC

macrumors member
Nov 25, 2010
45
4
Finland
Merge all windows just opens them in tabs. It doesn’t merge them as such. You can’t print to one single PDF that way.
 

shirleyyyyyyyyyyyy

macrumors newbie
Apr 30, 2018
1
0
I had the exact same problem and I think this is super stupid since I cannot search the keyword in all files at the same time. Very pissed off.
 

jamietshaw

macrumors member
Sep 25, 2009
78
11
UK
Not ideal, but workarounds are:
  • Open one of the PDFs and make sure thumbnails are visible in the sidebar. Open the next PDF and drag its thumbnails to the bottom of the first one. Repeat for further PDFs you have.
  • Start the app which is your printer, then drag the PDFs onto the icon in the dock or into the print queue window. The downside of this is that you don’t get any printing options. Maybe it uses the defaults stored at http://localhost:631