Viewing PDF files

Skim can be used to open and print documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF file has elements of a printed document. Many PDF files are converted from printed documents, or created from the same source files as printed documents.

PDF files opened in Skim can be read, resized for onscreen viewing, and printed. You can search a PDF document for specific text, navigate some PDF files using a table of contents, select and copy text in the file, add notes and highlights, and give presentations.

If you open a PostScript (PS) or EPS file in Skim, it is converted to a PDF file.

To open all PDF documents in Skim:

  1. In the Finder, select a PDF document.
  2. Choose File > Get Info.
  3. Click Open with:.
  4. Choose Skim from the pop-up menu, and click Change All.