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Ask Max: Mail PDF Attachments Show Up As Documents - Why?

Asked on 02/05/2009:

When I attach a PDF to an email (using Mail) the document shows up in the email instead of the PDF icon.

Any ideas why?


As with most annoying things in the computer world, this is a feature and not a glitch. This was added to mail so that people could proofread what they were sending on their Apple computers. You can change the display option of your attachment by Right clicking or [control] clicking on the attachment and selecting ™View as Icon™ from the popup menu. To change it from displaying an icon, to displaying the image or PDF in the body of the email, Right click on it and select ™View in Place.™

Hope that helps,

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