{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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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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Presentation viewer with timer, next slide, notes & display video [duplicate]

The question about a viewer for presentations is asked often, and I liked pdfpc. But: I both want to play a movie (flv, with flashmovie) and a presentation viewer with timer, next screen and ...
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DVIView and PDFView [duplicate]

I have a problem, that when I use DVIview I get the correct picture but no result with PDFView. Maybe I don't use a necessary package or the problem in the pdf program in my computer! here is an ...
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Adobe Acrobat's markup and annotate trough LaTeX?

Adobe Acrobat has the feature that enables the user to markup words or lines and to add an annotation to these markups. These features do not only exits in Acrobat. The markup looks like this: Is ...
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Emacs AUCTeX View command

I need help using the View command in AUCTeX running in Emacs. This is essential for viewing PDFs and without it I can not make TeX documents. In my .emacs file I have the following (which was created ...
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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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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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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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How to configure TeXnicCenter 2.0 with Sumatra (2013/2014/2015 version)

Despite having gone through Configure TexnicCenter with something else than Adobe Reader X and having looked at the TeXnicCenter + Sumatra Tutorial, there seems to some little changes for ...
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[T1]{fontenc} package makes text unselectable for Android Adobe Reader application?

Alright, here's a weird one. I'm writing a paper for my English class and am encountering some problems.** So, I put \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} in my preamble and compile it.** It works! Not so fast. I ...
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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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What is the closest alternative for TeXnicCenter + SumatraPDF on mac? [duplicate]

I am getting a mac soon, and I am freaked out the fact that I won't be able to use my very much familiar TeXnicCenter + SumatraPDF magic tools. I googled around and decided to switch to TeXMaker, ...
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Notepad++ With MiKTeX and Sumatrapdf

I've seen similar posts to this one, but none have addressed my specific problem (I think!). I currently use Notepad++ with MikTeX on my Windows 7 desktop. My default pdf viewer is Sumatrapdf. I ...
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Font Rendering Artefacts on OS X [closed]

Ever since I started using OS X, I have noticed strange rendering artefacts when viewing PDFs I create using pdfTeX, XeTeX, or LuaTeX using Preview.app. These artifacts are not always reproducible, ...
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How was TeX output visualised on screen, back in the day?

I've been using LaTeX for about two years; I'm only learning TeX now, to get a better understanding of the foundations. In Chapter 6 : Running TeX of his TeXbook (more specifically, on page 23), ...
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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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Use Mac's Preview to display PDF files from TexShop? [closed]

I am sure there is a simple way to do this but my internet search yielded nothing .. I prefer using Mac's Preview to display PDF files rather than TexShop's internal PDF viewer. TexMaker has an ...
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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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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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how to reload pdf and preserve same position file (in emacs)?

I would like to view pdf files in emacs, and when I reload them from disk I want to be at, more or less, the same position in the new file as I was in the old one. I am viewing these with the bundled ...
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texmaker 4.0.1 for OS X Pdf Viewer does not work

With "external viewer" it works fine. But there is a problem with the pdf viewer that it shows the text too wide, there is something wrong with it. What should I do?
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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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How can I fix the zoom for viewing landscape pages in pdf-readers?

Consider this MWE and pdflatex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pdflscape}% 2008/08/11 v0.10 \usepackage[pdfpagelayout=TwoColumnRight]{hyperref}% 2012/11/06 v6.83m \begin{document} x \newpage x ...
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Can include text which conditionally appears depending on PDF viewer? [duplicate]

Can you have a message in a document which only appears when particular PDF viewers are used? I am using pdflatex to create a PDF document. I am including pdf image which, unfortunately, does not ...
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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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Can pdflatex create the pdf file while a previous version is being viewed with Adobe Reader?

Within Cygwin I use vim to write my .tex file, then compile with pdflatex. I then view the .pdf file with Adobe Reader (outside Cygwin that is, I just double-click the .pdf file from within a windows ...
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Can we have viewer specific text in a pdf generated by pdfLaTex?

I am wondering if we could have a pdf file, which can tell what viewer its being viewed with. I was looking for some tex command, which says something like: If viewer is Acrobat, print "Hi You are ...
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PGF: Externalize + Fadings differences in viewer [closed]

I've been working with the fadings library in PGF and I was having trouble getting it working with externalize. I finally figured out that it was working, but Apple's Preview does not display the ...
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Wrapped Text Search? [closed]

This is an excerpt from a PDF generated with PDFLaTeX (3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 from TeX Live 2012): when the disease is still spreading undetected and mitigation measures are not being made. When I ...
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Wrong rendering in PDF viewer?

Consider the following example: Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \centering \psset{xunit=0.09cm,yunit=1.8cm} ...
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C-c C-r to see the effect of a change in equation

I am recently experimenting with Auctex and preview-latex, I read the quick-start part of Auctex documentation. I have a question on C-c C-r, I created a simple test document and therein I am ...
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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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Issues with the viewer in TeXworks

I've just switched from mac to windows and have just started using TeXworks. I like it, but I find that the default pdf viewer is difficult to use. For example, there doesn't seem to be a key command ...
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Windows Beamer presentation with notes [closed]

Have anybody have success by finding a PDF Reader for Windows, that have possiblity to show notes on one screen and the presentation on the projector? I am looking for one, otherwise I need to ...
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How to set page display in pdflatex?

I've never used LaTeX before, but a few months ago I decided to write my thesis report in LaTeX, so I'm pretty new to it. I am using MiKTeX on Windows 7, and pdflatex as typesetting engine. The thing ...
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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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Google Docs' PDF viewer

I downloaded the cm-super package and for comparison, created 5 versions of my document with different fonts: Computer Modern CM-Super CM-Super with microtype Latin Modern Latin Modern with ...
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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 ...
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PDF viewer with auto update for WinEdt

Is there a PDF viewer featuring auto update for WinEdt? [WinEdt V 5.5 on WinVista machine] I find WinEdt very comfortable to work with but the fact that one has to re-open Acrobat after every ...
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Comma inside \texttt{} does’nt show up

I am trying to print a comma inside a \texttt{} tag, but it is not printing: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \texttt{foo, bar} \end{document} produces: foo bar not foo, bar How ...
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Is there a specialized Pdf viewer for Latex-Beamer presentations on Linux?

Most of the time when presenting a talk people connect their laptop to a video projector. So they effectively have an extra screen at their disposal. Because of that many Software options for ...
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TikZ/PGF figures messed in DVI

I have a graph. This is my code. \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,patterns} \pagestyle{empty} \definecolor{ttqqcc}{rgb}{0.2,0,0.8} ...
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How to configure Latex to open the last page in PDF reader?

I edit big documents, so it is useful for me to open the last page after compilation. Normally, the first page is opened, but by using hyperref, I can configure it to open any page at start. ...
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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 to remove page flipping effect in beamer?

I have a feeling that my beamer slides are set so that whenever I flip a page in osx's PREVIEW, there is a page flip effect. Right now I suspect it is either PREVIEW itself (the viewing software) or ...
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Texmaker not generating pdf everytime, but showing the same old pdf

I am new to TeXmaker and all its tools. I have my thesis template in LaTeX which I am trying to work on and am using Adobe Reader to view it. The problem is that Texmaker is generating a pdf file for ...
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Does the pgfplots manual crash your Preview and/or Skim app on OSX?

The pgfplots manual consistently crashes both my Preview.app and my Skim.app. A quick google search yields a closed bug report on the pgfplots Sourceforge page and a related question on ...
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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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Fancytooltips causes “Please fill out the following form” dialogue [closed]

I observed this strange behaviour of fancytooltips: If more than 101 tooltips are defined, the Adobe Reader 11.0 or Adobe Acrobat 9.5.2/11.0.0 asks to "Please fill out the following form. You can save ...
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Forward/Inverse Search Does Not work on certain tex files

I have this weird issue with forward and inverse searches. I am using WinEdt + Sumatra combination. The forward and inverse search works perfectly on certain some .tex files, but fails on some others. ...