Viewing Document Information

In this lesson for macOS Mojave, I look at how we can view document information about a file on the Mac. This information includes the size, file type, when it was created and modified, the default application it opens with, and more.

Accessing Document Information
To access document information, you first need to select the file you want information on. Once it is selected, you can go to File in the Menu bar and select Get Info, or you can use the secondary menu (control-click) and select Get Info. When you select Get Info, a new window will open with all the Document information. The information window is categorized into different sections.

General Section
The General section gives you general information about the file including the kind, size, date created, and date it was last modified.

More Info Section
The More Info section gives you additional information, this information will change depending on the file type selected. As an example, a photo will show what type of camera took the photo, a movie will show the codec used.

Name and Extension Section
This section gives you the name and extension of the file.

Comments Section
The Comments section is where you can add comments to the file.

Open With Section
This section is where you tell your mac which app you want to use to open the file.

Preview Section
This section gives you a preview of the file.

Sharing & Permissions Section
This section is where you can set the sharing and permissions for the file.

See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

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