{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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adjusting the framerate with the `animate` package [closed]

I am using the animate package to produce a slide deck with beamer and having issues adjusting the framerate. I have experienced the following issues and I suspect that the problem lies with Adobe ...
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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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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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Which hyperref variable can I set to make a pdf open with the “Comment” tool displayed in the right panel of the window?

We are using Adobe Acrobat X when viewing our pdf files produced by pdflatex and the hyperref package. To make the commenting process more intuitive for users not familiar with Adobe Acrobat X, I ...
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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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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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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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Hyperref “enquotes” metadata

EDIT: As Bill B. and Caramdir point out in their comments after Bill B. produced his results posted below, more information is needed in order to make a better call. To remedy, my output was ...
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Configure TexnicCenter with something else than Adobe Reader X

My Adobe decided it should be version X now, and it misbehaves in so many ways. One way is that it is impossible to get it to open a pdf document from within TexnicCenter (or I missed something...) ...
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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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Cannot start AcrobatReader or open the document - Winshell

When i try to PDFView Command in Winshell I'm getting the below error. I'm using Winshell 3.3.2.4
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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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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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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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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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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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Adding a keyboard shortcut to the compile process in TeXnicCenter

I am using TeXnicCenter, and have just updated to Adobe Reader X. All in all I'm doing okay with the change, but I have one minor tweak that I'd want to make: I prefer the "Read Mode" view in Adobe ...
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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 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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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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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. ...
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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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Start pdf viewer in presentation mode

Is there a way to let pdf viewers automatically start in presentation mode?
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alternative text to be displayed in the PDF viewer's table of content

I use the hyperref and the bookmark package. Hence the table of content (toc) of the document gets also displayed in the side bar of the PDF reader, when viewing the generated document. My problem is ...
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External Viewer Preview of Mac cannot find .pdf file [closed]

I would like to use preview from Mac to as external viewer using texmaker. However, when texmaker is running preview(.app) he seems to struggle, finally a preview popup appears: "The file ...
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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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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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Problem with viewing interactive PDF content on Mac [closed]

I use packages such as popupmenu and fancytooltips on a Windows system using PDFLaTeX to create some interactive PDF texts to be posted online. The resulting documents behave as expected when viewed ...
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From LaTeX to PDF/A

I have noticed that my PDFs (which I compile from LaTeX using PdfTexify on Windows 7 in MikTeX 2.9 with WinEdt) sometimes do not render properly on Mac OS X (e.g. the contents of some figures may not ...
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Running AUCTeX on Windows - problem writing files

I love AUCTeX, and use it on an Ubuntu machine all the time. Right now, however, I am stuck with a Windows machine and would like some help getting around a problem. Whenever I try to compile my .tex ...
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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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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 ...