[tex-live] pdfopen on Mac OS X

Jim Diamond jim.diamond at acadiau.ca
Tue May 10 21:06:30 CEST 2011

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 15:49 (-0300), George N. White III wrote:

> On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Mojca Miklavec
> <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,

>> I realized that I have pdfopen on my Mac that has been installed
>> together with MacTeX.

>> The behaviour is as follows:

>>> man pdfopen
>> No manual entry for pdfopen

>>> pdfopen --help
>> pdfopen: acroread startup failed
>> [...]

> Since I do  most of my work from a command line, I have a
> simple wrapper script called acroread in /usr/local/bin that
> runs open -a Adobe\ Reader.app "$@", but pdfopen adds an
> unsupported argument '-openInNewWindow' when it trys to
> run acroread.


Try pdfopen -viewer ar9-tab some.pdf

and see if that works for you.
(The ar9-tab viewer omits the -openInNewWindow option.)

Of course, your simple wrapper script could just remove the
-openInNewWindow argument before calling acroread.


P.S. Yes, there should be a -h and/or --help option.  Maybe even a man
page.  I'll complain bitterly to the right person the next time he has
a few spare minutes.

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