Is there a PDF viewer featuring auto update for WinEdt? [WinEdt V 5.5 on WinVista machine]

I find WinEdt very comfortable to work with but the fact that one has to re-open Acrobat after every compilation and jump to the correct page is a big nuisance!

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    When I was a windows' user I used Foxit and I remember that just swap the windows to update the PDF file. Check if this is still available. – Sigur Dec 1 '12 at 10:33
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    Sumatrapdf !!!!!!!! – user11232 Dec 1 '12 at 10:37
  • Are they easy to configure under WinEdt? I mean one has to tell WinEdt somehow that it should use them instead of the default pdf viewer which is Acrobat Reader ... – lpdbw Dec 1 '12 at 10:43
  • I'd say that configuring WinEdt to choose a PDF viewer other than Acrobat (Reader) is among its easier configuration tasks. However, no longer version 5.5 of WinEdt -- the current version is 7, and well worth it -- I can't tell you how to perform the job. – Mico Dec 1 '12 at 10:53
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    might be useful info: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/73817/6621 – cmhughes Dec 1 '12 at 16:19

Adobe is not designed to work with winedt or tex, but sumatrapdf is. I suggest using sumatrapdf with winedt. It also works seemlessly with forward and inverse search features.

With winedt 5.x:

Download sumatrapdf from this site, and install. Open winedt, go to Options ---> Execution Modes:

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In the window that opens, click the Acrobat tab and make the paths to sumatrapdf available as in this picture:

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Once the paths are set, click OK and your winedt will start using sumatrapdf as the viewer.

  • See also tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/WinEdt/message/8582 In order to avoid problems with WinEdt opening SumatraPDF note winedt.org/temp – lpdbw Dec 1 '12 at 17:03
  • Just want to confirm how great SumatraPDF works in combination with WinEdt and LaTeX!! It's even much better than YAP for dvi! Moreover, I have a slide with a converted pstricks picture and with Acrobat there was always some strange thing namely for this particular slide the colours in the beamer beader bar changed slightly. This is no longer the case with SumatraPDF. So it's really a great viewer! – lpdbw Dec 1 '12 at 20:16
  • Sorry, I am repeating myself :-) SumatraPDF is REALLY great! ;-) – lpdbw Dec 1 '12 at 20:30

Now that evince for windows is available, I can just recommend it. This is a great viewer (not just for pdfs) that has auto-update functionality. This is helpful, when you are compiling your tex and producing new pdf of your text.


With WinEdt 10.1

Goto Options -> Execution Mode -> PDF Viewer

Now put/define the path of the executable file for SumatraPDF as shown in the following image.

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