Preview shows only blank pages

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Martin81, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Martin81 macrumors regular

    Martin81

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    #1
    Since upgrading to 10.12.4 I have this issue with preview. Sometimes preview just shows blank (white) pages. Sometimes the page preview on the left side shows blanks, but the page is displayed correctly. Sometimes both show just blanks. With some PDF's it work as normal.
    Printing preview works correctly.

    This morning I downloaded Acrobat Reader, but I don't like it. It definitely is just a stopgap.

    What should I do next? Just wait for the next macOS update? Contact Apple?
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    #2
    Try reinstalling the 10.12.4 combo update. 10.12.4 had a lot of PDFKit bugs fixed (Fixed some I was suffering from, yay!), but it is possible that they also included new bugs, as Apple tend to do these days, whenever they update something.
     
  3. Martin81 thread starter macrumors regular

    Martin81

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    #3
    Maybe it's not macOS's fault at all. Turns out that many PDF's are displayed correctly. At first I thought it might be related to file size or number of pages but there was no real pattern. However PDF's from one particular university institute show that problem pretty consistently if not all the time.

    We will see what the next update of macOS will do.
     

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