: View Options and Getting Around a PDF
PDFpen lets you control how you view your documents.
Page View Types
The default view in PDFpen is Page View, where a single page is visible at a time. The other option
is Facing Pages view where two pages are visible at once, like a book. Change between these views
by clicking on the Sidebar item in the toolbar
. Choose which view your documents
automatically open with by going to Preferences > General > Default view. With Facing Pages view
your document can open with the first two pages visible together, or with the first page alone on
the right hand side.
Scroll continuously through the pages of your document instead of paging through one or two at a
time. This is also a default mode. Turn this off or on by going to View > Continuous, or by clicking
on the Sidebar menu item. This setting persists across newly opened documents.
Go to the View menu for the rotate page options: Rotate Right (clockwise)(Cmd+R) or Rotate
Left (counter-clockwise)(Cmd+Shft+R). You can rotate the current page, or rotate multiple pages
by selecting their thumbnails in the Sidebar.
View Page Numbers
View > Page Numbers is turned on by default. Notice a small gray box with a page number in the
bottom right corner of each page and thumbnail.
Zoom In and Zoom Out
In Page View, you can zoom in and out of your page or document with the Zoom In and Zoom
in the toolbar.
You can also zoom in or out using the Scale item in the toolbar. Click into the Scale field to change
the percent manually. If the Scale item is not in your toolbar, add it by Customizing your Toolbar
In the Sidebar, you can increase or decrease the size of the thumbnails with the slider
found at the bottom of the Sidebar.
From the View menu there are also options for:
Full screen mode (Cmd+Opt+F) as introduced in OS X 10.7 (Lion).
Zoom to Fit (Cmd+Opt+0) which fits your entire page in your current window size
Zoom to Width which zooms the width of the page to fit your current window width.
Actual Size (Cmd+0) which displays your document at 72 pixels per inch. On a retina
display this means the visible size is about the same as on a regular screen, but with a
Page Up and Page Down
To move to the next page of the document, use the Up / Down buttons
in the toolbar.
Use the keyboard to shift up and down through the pages of your document by using the Function-
Up arrow and Function-Down arrow on a condensed keyboard.
Go to A Specific Page
1. From the menu, choose Go > Go To Page... (Cmd+Opt+G)
2. Type a page number in the small drop down window which appears and click Go To or
press Return. You will navigate to that page.