# [OS X TeX] preview scaling

Doris Behrendt doris.behrendt at me.com
Mon Sep 19 03:19:43 EDT 2022

```Hi list,

when I recompile a tex-file, preview always re-scales the pdf and does not remember the actual zoom size I had before compiling.
I use arara on the command line and not TeXShop, so i use the >>normal<< preview for viewing.

I searched the internet and tried out a lot of suggested solutions, e.g.
https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/388761/mac-pdf-preview-wants-to-scale-down <https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/388761/mac-pdf-preview-wants-to-scale-down>
and
https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3450/make-pdf-open-in-fill-window-mode-with-hyperref <https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3450/make-pdf-open-in-fill-window-mode-with-hyperref>

but all of this did not work. I also found a lot of posts saying that this behaviour of preview cannot be changed ... really??

Can anyone help me? My OS system and TeX distribution are up to date.