[tex-live] PDF 1.5 by default in TL 2010

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 13 14:47:59 CET 2010

On 13 Jan 2010, at 13:31, Lars Madsen wrote:

> T T wrote:
>> 2010/1/12 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:
>>>   should there be a freeware viewer in tl?
>>> Well, we have psv for Windows.  I don't especially want to include
>>> anything for Unix; complex build/shared lib issues.
>> And let's not forget about TeXworks. So at least on Windows we already
>> provide not one but two capable pdf viewers.
>> I actually find TW superior to some other popular free alternatives
>> like AR, PDF-Xchange (no file locking), Foxit (auto-refresh on
>> change), SumatraPDF (better compatibility), GSView (bookmarks and just
>> looks better :)
>> Cheers,
>> Tomek

Thanks for the encouraging comments! :)

In fairness, we should note that the TW viewer does not support all possible PDF features; in particular, things like embedded video don't work, AFAIK, nor do page transitions (e.g. for slideshows), nor certain kinds of (JavaScript-based) links.... and doubtless various other things. So it won't suit everybody.

> a bit odd that you have to have AR installed then in order to print a pdf.
> or am I missing something? Is is possible to use TWs PDF viewer to print a PDF on windows?

No, printing is not currently implemented in TW, so you need a different tool for that.


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