Mail/PDF Question

furryrabidbunny

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I hate how PDF attachments are shown in Mail... as an image. Is there anyway to turn this off... I am trying to send people my resume.
 

IJ Reilly

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furryrabidbunny said:
I hate how PDF attachments are shown in Mail... as an image. Is there anyway to turn this off... I am trying to send people my resume.
For any given attachment, you can control-click on it and select "view as icon" from the pop-up context menu. AFAIK, Apple hasn't given us a way of changing the default behavior.
 

WildCowboy

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Just spotted this app. I don't have any experience with it and it doesn't really appear to be customizable in terms of filetypes, but maybe it will work for your needs.
 

mad jew

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As far as I know, IJ Reilly's quick method only changes the view on your end and so, depending on the person receiving this email, they will view it as their client allows or is set up. In other words, an embedded PDF in Mail will show up as a regular attachment in Outlook Express by default. :)
 

uaaerospace

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mad jew said:
As far as I know, IJ Reilly's quick method only changes the view on your end and so, depending on the person receiving this email, they will view it as their client allows or is set up. In other words, an embedded PDF in Mail will show up as a regular attachment in Outlook Express by default. :)

This has been my experience as well with other mail clients. It's just a regular attachment.
 

killmoms

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furryrabidbunny said:
I hate how PDF attachments are shown in Mail... as an image. Is there anyway to turn this off... I am trying to send people my resume.
Yeah, it doesn't appear that way unless someone on the other end also has Mail. And even then, it's being sent as a PDF, not an image. Mail just shows you a preview of it there. I consider it convenient. But any other mail app will see it as a normal attachment. Nothing to fret over.
 

IJ Reilly

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killmoms said:
Yeah, it doesn't appear that way unless someone on the other end also has Mail. And even then, it's being sent as a PDF, not an image. Mail just shows you a preview of it there. I consider it convenient. But any other mail app will see it as a normal attachment. Nothing to fret over.
It's convenient if the attachment isn't a two megabyte jpeg or pdf. I get quite a few of these and never really want to view them in Mail, if only because it takes so long for Mail to process the preview, which interrupts scrolling through my messages. I've been hoping for a long time that Apple would fix this, and make previews an option which can be set in preferences. Maybe in the next version...