How do I paste the path to the PDF file into a file selection dialog on OS X?

This lesson will show you how to navigate to the PDF file you copied to the clipboard into an OS X file selection dialog window.

Note that you must first copy a document to the clipboard as PDF for these instructions to work.

The File Selection Dialog

This is what a file selection dialog looks like.

Open "Go to the folder:" Dialog

With the file dialog window open, hold down the COMMAND + SHIFT + G keys to open the Go to the folder window.

Paste URL

Use COMMAND + V to paste the PDF file path into the field. Click the Go button.

The PDF file is now selected in the dialog (1). Click the Select button to select the file (2).


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