{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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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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Revisiting producing structured PDFs from LaTeX

I am trying to produce a structured or 'tagged' PDF from pdftex (Tex Live 2012) that passes automated tests in Adobe Acrobat for tagging. I need to do this so that LaTeX will be accepted as a way of ...
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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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How to annotate PDF files generated by pdflatex?

I want to annotate some PDF files (created with pdflatex), e.g. word x is missing here this part of a sentence should be moved to the front replace word x by y highlight this sentence insert a note ...
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Automatic “Zoom in” hypertext boxes in PDF

I remember long time ago, seeing PDF documents (such as online PDF versions of newspapers) that had hypertext boxes around paragraphs, such that when you clicked inside those boxes the surrounded ...
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How to set LaTeX so that PDF reader opens PDF file in a prespecified view?

When I open PDF file generated from .tex files in Adobe Reader I obtain 200% view and I'd like it to have much smaller? Are there some settings for my .tex files allowing to do that?
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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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Using opacity in TikZ causes strange rendering in Acrobat.

I have a problem using opacity in TikZ. Whenever I use it somewhere in a picture, I get weird side-effects: colors in (some) other parts of the documents are changed apparently randomly and it makes ...
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Creating a PDF bookmark that goes straight to a section heading, not above or below it.

Is it possible to create a new bookmark to a section heading that is not listed in the Table of Contents (i.e., using the starred form — \section*{A title})? \pdfbookmark (part of hyperref.sty) or ...
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PDF reader on Linux capable of continuous updating

I am using latexmk on a Red Hat 5 machine. I use it as: latexmk -pdf -pvc I would like to have my PDF reader automatically update the PDF as it is changed. What PDF reader do I need for this? What ...
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Free PDF viewer allowing to measure in a document?

Adobe Acrobat allows to measure distances in a document, which is helpful and saves making test printouts when trying to get a certain layout right point-perfect. Is there a free (as in beer) PDF ...
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How to make text copy in PDF previewers ignore lineno line numbers?

I'm using lineno for a document. I have it configured to put line numbers in the margins of the document. I generate PDF using pdflatex. Here's the problem: when people copy a region of text in a ...
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Output viewers for use with LaTeX

What viewers do you use for reviewing the beautifully-styled output of your LaTeX source? List PDF, DVI and PostScript options. Possibly, one entry per answer, and list platform availability, ...
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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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Going “back” when using hyperref

I'm including \usepackage{hyperref} so that each instance of \ref (as well as each page number in the index and the table of contents) automatically links to that page. When I'm viewing the document ...
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How to configure TeXnicCenter 2.0 with Sumatra (2013 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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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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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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MacOSX PDF viewer: Automatic reload on file modification

Is there a PDF viewer out there for MacOSX that support automatic reload of (in my case LaTex generated) PDFs when they're modified by another application?
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How to set preferred PDF viewer for texdoc in TeXLive 2010 pretest.

I had evince, installed TexLive 2010 pretest (ubuntu lucid linx, fresh install). texdoc was using evince. Then I installed kubuntu ontop, and texdoc switched to okular. Now I've installed acroread and ...
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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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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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TikZ picture wrecks page on Adobe Reader

The following MWE contains the offending code. The page that this code is on does not show up when the PDF is seen in Acrobat Reader. I do not use Acrobat myself, but my advisor does, so my thesis has ...
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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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How to produce unicode copyable alternative text? (with accsupp)

In the following example, I can't manage to make accsupp store the unicode alternative text. The resulting PDF looks as expected but the copyable text is not the correct one. I tried this with ...
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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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TeXnicCenter & Adobe Acrobat 10

I already tried Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Sumatra PDF but all doesn't work.. The first time if I use latex -> pdf output profile it works. But if something is changed I still get the ...
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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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How to set up forward search: from .tex under Emacs to position .pdf under Okular

I edit .tex file under Emacs and view them with Okular. I have already set up the backward search: from .pdf to .tex by pressing Shift+Left click on the .pdf file. The related part of .emacs file is ...
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Why does my PDF render differently in Windows and Linux?

I'm not trying anything fancy just a plain vanilla \title{Practical Node.js } However, in Linux the results look great (Document Viewer 3.2.1) In windows it looks absolutely terrible (Adobe ...
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Suppress TeXworks PDF preview

Is there any way to suppress the PDF preview appearing? I really don't like the internal PDF viewer and I prefer using Acrobat. (I know that on Windows, Acrobat makes the .pdf file read-only, but I'm ...
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Words of more than 32765 characters

When I compile the following document: \documentclass[10pt, oneside, a4paper]{report} \begin{document} xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx \end{document} where the number of x's is greater than ...
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How do I make the command texdoc latex2e to open the PDF version by default?

I found a latex2e.pdf in my MiKTeX installation tree. How do I make texdoc latex2e open the PDF version by default? UPDATE: I tried renaming latex2e.html to something else, and now the PDF version is ...
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How to force MikTeX' texdoc to open package manuals with a PDF reader rather than the DVI viewer?

I am working on a machine with MikTeX installed. When I want to open a certain package manual, I type texdoc packagename. However, I don't want to open it with Yap (the DVI viewer in MiKTeX). Acrobat ...
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Which DVI viewer on linux?

Today, to my complete disbelief, I realized evince on Gnome 3 is not able to open DVI files. Which readers do you suggest, and why? It would prefer gnome applications of course, but I don't mind ...
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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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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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Copy pasting of underscore

When I use \textunderscore to print an underscore "_" character, the copy-paste functionality of Adobe Acrobat Reader does not appear to work properly. For instances, when I copy test_case from ...
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Is it possible to use LaTeX tools with pdf preview?

So I want to use LaTeX in sublime text 2, and I came across the plugin LaTeXTools. It works great, but it requires me to install Skim PDF Viewer. Is it possible to set it up so that when I compile the ...
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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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Why does Beamer's table of contents items link to the second slide in a section?

When I include a table of contents in a Beamer slide show, each section entry in the TOC ends up linking to the second slide in that section. I would have expected it to link to the first slide. What ...
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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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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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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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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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How to setup Vim-Latex to run only 1 instance of SumatraPDF?

I'm trying to setup vim-latex plugin to do default compile and view using PDF, with SumatraPDF as the default reader. Here's the configuration I made in .vimrc: let g:tex_flavor='latex' let ...
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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 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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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 ...