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 changed the server in the "Viewer"-Tab from "acroviewR11" to "AcroViewR11" but it still does not work. I also re-installed AR, but this problem remains.

Do you know what can cause this problem or does anybody have same problems and knows a solution? If you need further specific information, just ask me.

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    Have you tried your PDF with any other viewer (Foxit Reader, Sumatra PDF, ...) or another version of AR?
    – Daniel
    Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 8:56
  • hi no I didn't try an other viewer because the compiled pdf's have to be opened by AR therefore it is important that it works with this program.
    – bingbong
    Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 9:05
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    It is still helpful if you try and open it in another viewer and report back; this can tell us if it problem is related in AR or not. Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 9:14
  • I experienced regularly (and saw it on other people's systems too), that TeXnic-Center would somehow "get stuck" in a mode where it will keep Acrobat Reader from accessing the file correctly. The only solution to get things back running was closing TeXniC as well as Reader, delete the .pdf, and restart TeXniC. Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 9:40
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    A different viewer; not just a different version of the same viewer! (Try one of the ones Daniel has suggested.) Furthermore, a minimal working example would be nice. Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 10:26

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I have these settings and everything works just fine for me. You should also try deleting all the auxiliary files (and .pdf) to see if it works.

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Especially the Server settings ('acroviewR11') may solve your problems.

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