{viewers} are GUI tools to render or visualise the .dvi, .ps and .pdf files generated after a LaTeX or pdfLaTeX compilation. Its synonymous tag is {pdf-reader} for PDF viewers like Sumatra or Acrobat X.

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Does anyone know what a cmap file has to look like

This may be an off-topic fringe case, but I need it for pdftex... I made an encoding QS7 for ASCII+Greek and now the only thing missing is a CMAP file to enable copying text from acroread. I made ...
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How to generate a “named destination” in PDF?

According to the Evince help, one can open a PDF at the location of a "named destination": SYNTAX evince [--help] [--page-label=PAGE | --page-index=NUM‐ BER | --named-dest=DEST] ...
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Fullscreen PDF, Adobe Acrobat and other PDF viewers

I want that my pdf opens in fullscreen mode by default and I use the following command : \hypersetup{pdfpagemode=FullScreen} This works fine when I open the pdf with Adobe Acrobat but does not ...
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Emacs Quick View (C-c C-v) fails after upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu Linux 11.04 yesterday, and I realize that Quick View (C-c C-v) in Emacs, which opened pdf with okular, does not work anymore. C-c C-v does nothing now; I also try to launch it via ...
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Text selection in generated pdf misbehaves with two-column layout + equations

I'm using pdf(la)tex to generate a document laid out in two columns. There are equations in both columns. I noticed that if I select text in the PDF (using either evince or Apple's Preview - haven't ...
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LyX + SyncTeX + Document Viewer Evince

I am running LyX 2.0.2 in Ubuntu 12.04 and using the default PDF viewer Evince. I want to setup SyncTeX to go back and forth between the document and the source, at the right position in the text. ...
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How to create text-to-speech compatible header?

In Adobe Professional I can add editable header and footer which will be skipped by the text-to-speech module. How can I achive this with latex?
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PDF that can be scanned faster by a PDF reader [closed]

Searching words with Ctrl+F in common PDF readers takes sometimes very long. The time does not correlate with the number of pages, or the number of embedded pictures. What causes slow fulltext ...
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How can I make the content list of a PDF expanded by default?

I am using pdflatex to create a rather long document. The document also has a table of contents, and the PDF naturally has some metadata of this list of contents that I can view in my PDF viewer ...
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How to get TeXnicCenter to remember the last page viewed in output PDF (as done automatically by TeXworks)

I am using LaTeX=>PDF. When using TeXworks if I change the source .tex file the PDF viewer remembers the last page which was viewed and shows that page in the output PDF. Whilst using ...
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AUCTeX View and Compile commands in Emacs 24.4

With Emacs 24.3 on Mac OS X, I have used the method described in the answer by CodeKingPlusPlus at Emacs AUCTeX View command to use C-c C-v to open compiled latex PDFs using Preview.app. After ...
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How do I open the internal viewer in a custom Quick Build command with TeXStudio or TeXMaker?

I'm using TeXStudio 2.2 (A fork of TeXMaker, formerly known as TeXMakerX) and I'm trying to make a Quickbuild option that adds in Bibtex. I've written the command line as pdflatex ...
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Why does animate package produce a strange PDF file that always prompts us before closing?

% test.tex \documentclass[preview,border=12pt,varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage{animate} \begin{document} Why does animate package produce a strange PDF file \\that always prompts us before closing? ...
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MiKTeX, TeXnicCenter: can't show PDF file [duplicate]

I've got a problem with my pdf output. When I click the button to create and show the active document I get the alert [DocOpen("%bm.pdf")][FileOpen(%bm.pdf")]. I wonder why, because only creating ...
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TeXstudio and viewing multiple pdf files

I am editing two different TeX files simultaneously, the manuscript and the response for the referees, and generating pdf files through pdfLaTeX. How can I go from one pdf to another in the internal ...
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Launch video from pdf

I am using package multimedia to insert videos into my PDF document using the command: \movie[externalviewer]{Caption}{moviefile} which works fine. My problem is that when I click on the caption I ...
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Stop non-English documentation returns from `mthelp`?

How do I stop non-English documentation returns from mthelp? mthelp graphicx returns a Polish manual. mthelp amsldoc returns an Italian manual. How do I stop this? How do I get a hold of the English ...
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Unable to use pdftex if Adobe is still open

I'm sorry if this exact question has already been asked, but the similar duplicates I've found didn't have the same phrasing. Therefore, I'm asking a new question... I have WinEdt 7.0 on Windows 7 ...
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Opacity in PDF not rendered the same between Adobe Reader and TeXworks

When producing a PDF from the following example using pdflatex, I get different results between Adobe Reader and TeXworks. I think this is a bug in the way that Reader handles opacity/transparency. ...
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PDF software with “multiple document (in one window) interface” [closed]

When I study, I often need to have many books open at the same time, so I can search simultaneously. Having 20 diferent Adobe Acrobat windows open, however, is highly impractical, and things often ...
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Enable a default static frame for incompatible browsers with the animate package

I am working on a document where I want to embed animations using the animate package. A minimal compilable example of such would be the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Make latexmk and pdfviewer robust against latex errors [closed]

Sometimes latexmk fails because the file was saved premature. For example the user forgets to close a { bevore he saves the .tex file. The user has to get latexmk back on the road again and usually ...
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Beamer/TikZ shadow printed via Adobe Reader (PostScript) cause errors [closed]

Consider the example below compiled using pdflatex. Basically it is a simple test of the Frankfurt theme and the Whale color theme (just attempting to make something smaller). We experience problems ...
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How to double-click in PDF document to go to source code? [duplicate]

When creating a document, I usually build a DVI document because the YAP viewer has a nice feature which allows me to double-click on a word in the DVI document which then causes the source-code ...
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How can I prevent URLs from being clickable?

I want to stop every URL in my document from being clickable in the resulting PDF. I am using the url package, and the documentation claims that it "does not make hyper-links." So, I don't know why ...
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Do the different rules generated by booktabs have the same thickness?

I use the booktabs package and excel2latex to generate my tables. I work in TeXmaker. As I zoom in or zoom out on my table, I find that, sometimes the \toprule, sometimes \midrule and sometimes the ...
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PDF viewer with dual page option?

I wonder if there is a viewer, or a whole TeX package allowing me to display two pages side by side. I have two big monitors and I cannot use them effectively now. PCTEX comes close but not quite - it ...
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Extra 0.1cm after setting geometry top margin

I try to set 3cm for top margin of the paper with geometry package. After I measure the real length of top margin with PDF, this is actually 3.1 cm. There are a 0.1 extra space there. Also, I spot ...
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Strange PDF issue for Adobe Acrobat on Linux reading a document produced in latex

This is probably a well known bug or error, but I don't really know how to search for it. I have a PDF, which I have created on my computer running os X (10.6) in texshop. There are various figures ...
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Can programs (e.g. Matlab) be made executable from within the PDF?

Is it possible to include a program (as in say Matlab, Maple, etc.) within a LaTeX file in such a way that clicking a button on the resulting PDF file will transport the program to the related ...
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Adobe Reader and xcolor within a table breaks the line render

I'm using the xcolor package to colour the top row in a table. This is displayed properly using PDF viewers such as Preview or Skim (Mac). But using Adobe Reader 10.1.3 (either Windows or Mac) doesn't ...
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Forward search from input file using TeXNicCenter

I'm using TeXnicCenter 2 Beta 1 (on a Windows Vista machine) and I am trying to use the forward search. It is configured with SumatraPDF so that when I press F5 to View Output, SumatraPDF comes to ...
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Adobe Reader does not display dsfont symbols in XeLaTeX document

When I compile the following simple document with XeLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{dsfont} \begin{document} $\mathds N \subset \mathds Z \subset \mathds Q \subset \mathds R \subset ...
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compiled pdfs cannot be opened in Adobe Reader 11

I use TeXnic-Center 2.0 Beta 2 (64 Bit) and MiKTeX 2.9. I have a problem with my Adobe Reader 11. I cannot open compiled pdfs, AR 11 says that the pdf is damaged and cannot be repaired. I already ...
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Friggeri resume - Very different rendering in different readers

I wrote my CV using the Friggeri resume template, but I just noticed a problem: the document it's rendered very differently between Acrobat Reader and FoxIt PDF Reader and Document Viewer: I used ...
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Did anybody succeed in opening a text file at a certain line from a PDF link?

In my attempt to clarify some inconclusive topics and a part of the series "did anybody succeed" (e.g. Did anyone succeed in playing embedded movies inside Acrobat in Linux?), here it is a new ...
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SumatraPDF with AucTeX and Foxit Reader as the default viewer

I like to use Foxit Reader to view PDF's but it locks the file so i cannot use synctex with it. So I'd like to use SumatraPDF with AuCTeX when making my PDF's but still have Foxit Reader as my default ...
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PDF updating on OS X Yosemite

Since OS X Yosemite, the standard Preview.app no longer seems to keep position when updating a LaTeX PDF. I tried PDFView, which does keep position, but renders text very ugly. (Same engine as ...
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Plug-in for adding LaTeX annotations to an existing pdf? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I superimpose LaTeX / TeX output over a PDF file? Is there a plug-in for a PDF reader (or stand-alone GUI) that would allow me to add LaTeX annotations to an ...
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Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat

I would like to know, if I can use LaTeX to generate report if I only have Adobe Reader or do I need Adobe Acrobat as well?
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How to insert Tex into PDF?

I have a PDF with a math excercise and space to write the solution. I know a bit math-related Tex like $ \sqrt2 = 2^{1/2} $. My goal is to print the result so I have excercise and solution on one ...
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LyX — LaTeX error: File 'etex.sty' not found

I went to create a PDF of my work on LyX (by clicking the eyeballs on the top-left of the document), but it won't let me. What does this mean? How can I recover the document so that I can view the ...
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Offset in page numbers in pdf viewer due to roman numbering of frontmatter makes printing difficult

My PDF document generated with LaTeX has roman numbering for the frontmatter. My problem is: if I want to print a certain range of pages, it is very difficult to select them, because my PDF Viewer ...
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Weird behaviour of copying - no space between words

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{tgtermes} \begin{document} Polska, Rzeczpospolita Polska -- państwo unitarne w Europie Środkowej, położone ...
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latexmk -pvc option breaks when compiling beamer class

latexmk is the tool I'm using to compile my documents, and the -pvc option is the one which is normally on. In this setting, when I save a file which produces a compilation error, then latexmk informs ...
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PDF files included with `includegraphics` and `pdfpages` don't show some pdf elements

The problem is that if I make comments, text boxes, lines, etc. with a PDF viewer-editor like, in my case, PDF Exchange Viewer, in a PDF image to be included any of that ways, that marks don't show in ...
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animategraphics not working on preview mac

I'm making a beamer presentation and in some slides I put animations in the following way: \animategraphics[autoplay,loop,scale=0.7]{10}{tsanim2}{}{}} where "tsanim2" is a pdf file. I'm using OSX ...
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How to tile pages in LaTeX

When a pdf is generated through LaTeX, the pages will be displayed one on top of the other. These pages may be normally oriented or rotated (through e.g. pdfpageattr). What I want to know is how we ...
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Gray scale output using pdflatex

I use colour diagrams (saved as pdf files) which I include in my LaTeX file. Is there any options in pdflatex to create a gray scale document or a pdf viewer where you can view the document in gray ...
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How to view .xdv files?

How can I view eXtended DVi files in a computer? These are the output of the command xelatex -no-pdf. I am particularly interested for the solution on a Mac, but please comment on other platforms as ...