Edit doc­u­ments in Pre­view

Use Markup tools to cre­ate stylish ad­di­tions to your PDFs

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Pre­view isn’t just for open­ing doc­u­ments. It also packs pow­er­ful tools for edit­ing and mark­ing up pages and with Pre­view’s Markup toolset you can add all kinds of items to your doc­u­ment.

Two use­ful things to know about in Pre­view are its Shapes menu, which can be used to add shapes, and a pho­tog­ra­pher’s loupe (a small cir­cu­lar de­vice used to mag­nify a doc­u­ment – look care­fully at the Pre­view icon and you’ll see a loupe in the bot­tom-right).

Shapes can be used to high­light a doc­u­ment, draw at­ten­tion to cer­tain parts, or strike out parts that should be deleted. The Loupe tool, on the other hand, cre­ates a mag­ni­fi­ca­tion ef­fect on the doc­u­ment that en­ables you to zoom in on im­por­tant parts. The po­si­tion and mag­ni­fi­ca­tion level can be ad­justed while you look at the doc­u­ment.

The great thing about Shapes and Loupes is they are saved as ob­jects that can be edited, and repo­si­tioned (even by the per­son you send the file to). You can add a Loupe to the PDF doc­u­ment, share it with some­body and they can re­po­si­tion it and even delete it. The same goes with all of the Shapes.

All of this sits on top of the al­ready pow­er­ful an­no­ta­tion tools found in Pre­view, such as adding text and high­light text in the doc­u­ment.

Pre­view’s Shapes and Loupes can eas­ily spruce up your Pre­view doc­u­ments.

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