I'm using Preview to view a PDF document in Mac OS X 10.6. How can I print the current page that I'm viewing? When I select File - Print, there's nowhere to enter the page number. If I select Print Selected Page, it prints the selected page in the table on contents. This only works if I go manually search for the current page in the table on contents and then selected it - sort of a pain for large documents.


The selected page is always also the currently viewed page when you view the sidebar as thumbnails. So change to that view e.g. by pressing Cmd-Opt-2 to use that function by pressing Cmd-Opt-P. With Cmd-Opt-3, you get back to the table of contents -- unfortunately possibly changing selection.

You can enter the page number you want to print in the regular print dialog, see focused element below: enter image description here

You just need to enter the page number displayed in the window title of the document.

  • View thumbnails works great. My print dialog doesn't has any of the page number options as you've shown. – Wavy Crab Mar 15 '11 at 17:25
  • @Wavy Did you press the disclose button on the top right so you have a very minimal dialog? If just these options are missing, consider asking a new question about it. It sure sounds odd. – Daniel Beck Mar 15 '11 at 17:41
  • Yup,that was it. I pressed disclose and all the options are now visible. – Wavy Crab Mar 15 '11 at 18:47

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