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I am using Adobe Reader 9 to display PDF files in Ubuntu. When I run the pdflatex command, the file itself is updated as usual. But if the file is currently open in Adobe Reader, then the displayed file is not updated, and the result is that I have to close Adobe Reader and reopen the file. As you can imagine, this becomes annoying pretty fast.

How can I make it so that the displayed file is automatically updated?

closed as off-topic by Kurt, Zarko, Torbjørn T., Stefan Pinnow, Werner Oct 1 '16 at 17:42

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  • This doesn't really have anything to do with LaTeX... – Werner Aug 26 '14 at 18:05
  • Is very simple, use evince instead of Adobe Reader for view the pdf file. The most of times if I have open Reader, the following compilation attempt clashes because Reader is open. It's annoying, I know. – Aradnix Aug 26 '14 at 18:07
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    As @Aradnix mentions, use evince. This also have the benefit that it supports synctex, Adobe reader doesn't. AFAIR AR can ben reloaded manually using control-R – daleif Aug 26 '14 at 18:23
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    @HarishKumar: That's true fpr Windows, but not for Linux. – Martin Schröder Aug 27 '14 at 13:11
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    Adobe Reader for Linux has reached its End-Of-Life - there will be no more updates or security fixes. Use a different pdf viewer. – Martin Schröder Aug 27 '14 at 13:12

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