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Preview Documents In Mac Before Exporting Or Printing

In Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007 there is a build-in option to preview the document before exporting or printing. This preview can be extremely useful. Suppose lets say that you want to export the document to PDF format, once saved, you open it and find that there is an extra blank page at the end of the document which is useless.

If you could preview the document before saving it, it would have saved you lots of headache and time.

The problem is that this preview feature is not available in most writing tools for Mac. For example Ulysses is a great document writing tool and editor but lacks the option to preview the documents. Proof has been developed as a companion app that can help preview the documents.

proof preview document mac

So you must be wondering if it embeds inside various writing tools and document editors? The answer is No. The working of the app is a bit unique. First you need to put Proof in any dedicated folder for proofreading. Now when you export a document, save it to this folder. Now launch Proof and open this folder. You don’t need to open the folder over and over again every time since it can remember the first time.

Once Proof is running, you will switch between the documents easily using the < and > arrows or pressing [ and ] keys on the keyboard. When you are satisfied, hit Accept and it will prompt you for the folder to move documents to. It’s that simple.

Download Proof

It works on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Enjoy!


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