Preview and Yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Arkanok, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Arkanok macrumors 6502a

    Arkanok

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    I started scanning a few documents to keep a digital record, and noticed that when I tried opening the scans as PDF's, the document was just black. So I opened the prefs for preview and toggled a few things on and off. Turning off the smooth text option allowed the document to be displayed, but without smoothing, it's tougher to read. Re-enabling the option makes it black again.

    I'm not a fan of Acrobat reader so I'd rather not use it, so I was wondering if anyone knows if this is a common issue with Yosemite or does preview generally suck for PDF viewing?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G4

    Julien

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    Are you sure your scanner or TWIAN driver are working correctly?

    Also just to test: try opening in Safari.
     
  3. Arkanok thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Arkanok

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    Yup. I've reinstalled them too, but maybe it's because the drivers were for 10.9? But acrobat reader ended up opening them just fine.

    Also, I tried re-scanning some documents and set the resolution from 600dpi to 400dpi and it seems to fix the issue. It seems to have something to do with preview not liking the 600dpi res, but no biggie, 400 looks good and works fine. I'll just use that from now on.

    Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. Julien macrumors G4

    Julien

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    I opened some 600dpi and higher PDFs (scanned pre Yo) with no problems.
     

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