Preview annotation problem


Em-Ess

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I have a strange question, which shouldn’t have to be asked at all, but in it’s infinite wisdom Apple has changed it’s excellent Preview program for the worse. Time was when if you had words or a picture in a Preview file that you wanted to emphasize by circling it in red, say, you would annotate with an oval figure to circle the phrase or picture. Now, in Preview 10.0, when you choose an oval it has a solid white middle — which, of course, would obscure whatever you want to circle. You have to first create an entirely different Preview file, choose Annotate, Oval, then use Instant Alpha to delete the solid middle, copy what’s left and past it on your original file. Seems idiotic to me. Anyone know of a better way? Like getting an oval in your original file without that solid middle?
 
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Cory Cooper

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Hello,

Actually, you can simply change the fill color to none and use it as before.

When using the tools:


Click to open the color palette and select the white box with the diagonal red line in the upper left to remove the fill color completely:


You should then be able to add an oval with no fill.

Let us know if that works for you,

C
 
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Hello,

Actually, you can simply change the fill color to none and use it as before.

When using the tools:


Click to open the color palette and select the white box with the diagonal red line in the upper left to remove the fill color completely:


You should then be able to add an oval with no fill.

Let us know if that works for you,

C
Perfect, now why isn't this the default? And why doesn't Apple explain this?

But thanks, Cory. As usual you are a big help.
 

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