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Saving from preview (mac pdf) to a specific folder

Saving from preview (mac pdf) to a specific folder

tinaedlin
New member | Level 2

I have a macbook air and use preview as my pdf reader. When I want to save a file from preview, how can i designate it go to a specific folder in dropbox vs just the main dropbox? Its a pain to have to locate and move it to the proper file after it saves to main dropbox versus a specified folder?

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Re: Saving from preview (mac pdf) to a specific folder

atccodex
New Super User

That little down arrow next to the "Save As" box, click that and it should open the bigger view of all your folders

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Re: Saving from preview (mac pdf) to a specific folder

atccodex
New Super User

You would have to be syncing that folder to your computer. You would want to download Dropbox onto your computer, then you should be able to see that folder and any subfolders in the dropbox when choosing your save location.

Re: Saving from preview (mac pdf) to a specific folder

tinaedlin
New member | Level 2

When I hit save from preview (it is downloaded on the mac) it only gives me the option of the program but not a tree (for lack of a better word) to scroll and pick the file in dropbox I want. I know it can do it as I use to on my old mac, but its been a few years since I used that one with dropbox.

Re: Saving from preview (mac pdf) to a specific folder

atccodex
New Super User

You should be able to specify where the "dropbox" folder is stored on your HD. Basically, you need to find that "folder" and then you should be able to see everything in it.

Re: Saving from preview (mac pdf) to a specific folder

tinaedlin
New member | Level 2

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Re: Saving from preview (mac pdf) to a specific folder

tinaedlin
New member | Level 2

This is the only option to save to drop box, I don't get a list of my files within dropbox.

Re: Saving from preview (mac pdf) to a specific folder

atccodex
New Super User

That little down arrow next to the "Save As" box, click that and it should open the bigger view of all your folders

Re: Saving from preview (mac pdf) to a specific folder

tinaedlin
New member | Level 2

OMG, thank you! I knew it was something silly and easy!

Re: Saving from preview (mac pdf) to a specific folder

atccodex
New Super User

No problem! Sometimes it just takes a second set of eyes 🙂 Glad it is working for you now!

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