[texhax] Windows .pdf previewing options (was Re: TeX for the blind)

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Dec 12 11:50:03 CET 2006

On Dec 11, 2006, at 3:00 PM, Karl Berry wrote:

> Unless you need other acrobat-only features, perhaps sumatrapdf  
> (Windows
> port of xpdf, I gather) would help.  I only learned about it recently,
> and have yet to hear from anyone who has actually used it with TeX.
> http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/

Thanks for this!

It's a big improvement for my purposes (I've got wintexshell set to  
open a .pdf in SumatraPDF w/ a click of a button and the new v 0.3  
remembers the previous page, so I just close it when I'm done looking  
at the .pdf --- also doesn't lock the file when it's open, so no huhu  
if I forget to close it. No refresh button though.).

On Dec 11, 2006, at 4:59 PM, Steve Schwartz wrote:
> For acrobat reader:
> ==================
> Ctrl-W to close the doc
> Alt-left to reopen the previous view (which has to reload the doc, but
> positions it and goes to the same spot & magnification).
> I think this should work under Windows as well. Not QUITE automatic
> refreshing, but only two command-key sequences to do the job.

Interesting. I missed this. Doesn't work for me on my pen slate,  
since I don't have a keyboard attached to it often, and entering Alt- 
left would require opening the virtual one.



William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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