Turn off cover page for two-page browsing of PDFs in Preview?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ravenousllama, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. ravenousllama macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2008
    I attempted to do a Google search of this, but found nothing relevant, so I'm bringing this here.

    I opened up a PDF in Preview earlier today. It's a two-page PDF, but not one with a "cover page," i.e., a single page that precedes a two-page spread. Preview appears to force this when viewing a PDF with multiple pages. As a result, the PDF I was looking at was essentially broken, as several pages with full-spread images were clipped in the center, as they were facing the wrong way. Does anyone know how to turn this off, at least for specific documents?

    I tried opening up in Acrobat and saving it to browse as "two-page, facing pages" by default, but Preview ignores this. It'll open it as a two-page document, but still use a cover page. (I could just use Acrobat but Preview is much more integrated gesture-wise and is just easier for browsing.)

    I'm running Lion, but I don't think this is a Lion-specific problem. Any help with this?
  2. HybridReality macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2011
    I had the same problem with facing pages being out of sync due to Preview incorrectly interpreting my PDF (it had a cover but there was an extra page somehow that threw everything out).

    Anyway, to fix this, I went to "Edit > Insert Blank Page" near the beginning of my document and now everything lines up the way it should :)

    Hope that helps!

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