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Open a PDF from within Preview in another Application using Services

Open a PDF from within Preview in another Application using Services

I've started using Papers for organizing my pdfs. All I'd like to do is to add a Service that I can access from Preview that will automatically open the pdf in Papers. From there, I'll either read it, import it, or what ever else.

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Guest [Entry]

"This is a tough question. First, instead of choosing PDF files, I tried with no input. This is because there aren't any selected files in Preview (which is why you weren't seeing it in the menu). I was able to launch Papers, but this action did not open the current PDF in Papers. Automator has no way of selecting the current PDF in Preview. Also, it appears that AppleScript has been disabled for Preview in favor of Automator. I never thought of this method. I usually just drag the icon from the top of the Preview window onto the Papers icon in the dock.

Maybe someday someone will make a hack that will be better than this answer."