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

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Jan 13 20:32:18 CET 2010

Jonathan Kew wrote:
> On 13 Jan 2010, at 14:19, Lars Madsen wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> JK
>> Yes, and this confuses a lot of new users.
> I realize it's far from ideal, and printing is definitely a feature we need to add. The challenge is doing it (a) cross-platform, (b) through many varieties of printer drivers, and (c) well. I don't want to ship a print command that may give poor results.
>> Otherwise, they seem quite content with TW, though.
> Thanks, that's encouraging.
> JK

might be an idea to add say an item in the file menu, labelled 'no 
print' and let et activate a message explaining that the viewer cannot 
print, and perhaps suggest a few possible other PDF viewers that CAN print.


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