Lookup words in Preview.app

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ykarmi, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. ykarmi macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,
    I was wondering if there was a way to lookup words in a PDF opened in Preview.app. What I'm looking for is double-clicking a word (or similar functionality) and having the definition pop up. This would be useful when I read PDF's and stumble upon an unfamiliar word.

    Is there such an option/plugin?
    Thanks!
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    #2
    No plugin that I know of, but you can use the built in dictionary and thesaurus that included with OSX to search for words you don't know.
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    #3
    Or right-click on the word and select Look Up in Dictionary.
     

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