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Now earlier I showed you how you can view PDF files in Preview, but you can also view them in Safari, which is a wonderful trick to be able to do because after all, you've been on the web, you found a PDF file you'd like to look at and you really don't want it to have to launch into Preview but rather it would be great if you could view it in line in your Safari document and you can do that. Let's go look for one. We will use our Google Search field. Type in .pdf, press the Return key. Let's see what we find.
Oh look! It's the 2007 form W-4. I'm so interested in having this because I guess I'll have to do my taxes someday. So I will click that. Here's our W-4 form in PDF view. I so look forward to doing my taxes now. Alright, you notice that when this appeared, there was a little tool bar that showed up in gray at the bottom. So using these controls I can zoom in and I can learn all about Personal Allowance Worksheets and that would be publication 919, and how do I adjust my tax withholding? I'd rather not look at that quite so closely, so I can also zoom it out. If I wanted to I can select this icon here, which is Open PDF in Preview. So I said before, It's convenient that I can look at this PDF file within Safari but if I want to edit this for example, I need to tell the government how much money I have in my back pocket and under my couch, I would want to send this file to Preview and I can do that by clicking this button.
Finally I can save the PDF to my Downloads folder, and then I can decide what I want to do with it later. So it saves it to my Mac. I don't have to deal with it in Preview right this second. Now one other option is that you can actually drag PDF files from your Mac into Safari and show them there. Let's see how to do that. Before, I showed you how to hide other applications in the Finder. We can also choose Safari and hide Safari. That will take us back to our Desktop.
I know that in my Documents folder I have a PDF file. I'll open my Documents folder by double- clicking it and we'll look for that PDF. Click down here at the bottom of the scrollbar, and here is My Resume, which is now a PDF file. I can take that file and drag it onto Safari. Safari will launch it and again I can tell that it's a local file, because up in the Address bar it says file: and then a bunch of slashes after that, and it also shows me the path to my Users folder, Chris Breen, within Documents and then here is the name of my file. You'll notice this percentage 20 that indicates that there is a space between My and Resume. I don't care to look at that in Safari any longer so I will close this window by clicking the red Close button.
As much as I'd like to stay here with this IRS PDF tax form, I think I'll save that pleasure for another day. So I will close that as well and let's return to our home page. Next up we will look at some of Safari 's Preferences.
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