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I'm making a beamer presentation and in some slides I put animations in the following way:


where "tsanim2" is a pdf file. I'm using OSX 10.9, I have a MacBook Pro Retina and I'm using Preview to show the presentation. The problem is that Preview is not able to show the animations I put, while, when using Abobe Reader, the animations work perfectly (this means that the LaTex code works). However, the quality of the presentation (images and text definitions) in Adobe Reader is not as good as in Preview.

So, the question is: is there any possibility to make Preview showing the animations in beamer presentation?

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I think animation produced by the animate package only works with Adobe Reader, as is said in Section 2 of the package documentation – Herr K. Nov 29 '13 at 2:00
Thanks for your reply :) – Franco Dec 1 '13 at 3:07

The manual of animate is quite explicit about this, as stated in the comment. If you are not satisfied with the text/graphics rendering in Adobe Reader you might want to play with its display settings: go Edit->Preferences->Page Display.

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Perhaps worth noting the reason for this: JavaScript is needed to make the animation work, and only Adobe Reader provides it. (Or at least that is my assumption!) – Joseph Wright Nov 29 '13 at 8:27
@JosephWright. That is correct. (There is some JavaScript support in Foxit, but anims don't work.) – AlexG Nov 29 '13 at 8:43
Thanks for the comments! I forgot to say that Adobe reader doesn't work fine (i.e., the resolution of the presentation is bad) only in full screen mode, while in others mode it works good. However, this is a problem of Adobe... – Franco Dec 1 '13 at 3:23
@Franco. Weird, never had resolution problems particularly in full-screen mode. – AlexG Dec 1 '13 at 15:12

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