open in external editor = wrong editor

Greetings,

When I select a pdf, and choose “open in external editor” Scrivener opens the file in TextShop instead of Preview (which is the default). Does anyone have any suggestions on how to correct or modify this behavior?

Cheers,
Jason

Scrivener just calls on OS X’s -openFile: command, which calls on OS X itself to decide what program to open the file in. So either TextShop has taken over as the default PDF editor on your machine, or the particular PDF file you are trying to open is associated with TextShop. You can alter this on a per-file basis in Scrivener by clicking on and holding the “open in external editor” button in the bottom right of the footer bar. This will bring up a list of applications to choose from, and it will remember the app you choose for that file.

All the best,
Keith

Thank you. That fixed my problem.

Cheers,
Jason