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I want to view the PDF output from TeXnicCenter with the latest version of Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. How do I configure TeXnicCenter accordingly?

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  • You shouldn't use any of them to view you pdf (at least as long as your document is not finished): they lock the .pdf file, and you have to close it before being able to recompile. – Bernard Aug 6 '17 at 17:25
  • @Bernard: I think you are wrong. A properly configured TeXnicCenter closes automatically before recompile. – Frank Seifert Aug 6 '17 at 17:28
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    Yes you to close , re-open, re-close,and so on. It's so much simpler to use a viewer which doesn't lock the .pdf! – Bernard Aug 6 '17 at 18:49

This can be configured in TeXnicCenter under Build > Define Output Profiles...

Reader DC 2017: See image below

Reader DC 2015: Change server to acroviewR15

Reader 11: Change server to acroviewR11 and executable path to C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe

Acrobat DC 2017: Change server to acroviewA17 and executable path to C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 2017\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe

Acrobat DC 2015: Change server to acroviewA15 and executable path to C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 2015\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe

Acrobat 11: Change server to acroviewA11 and executable path to C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe

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