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Questions tagged [viewers]

{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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In Emacs AUCTex how can I change the pdf output viewer to use the doc-view-mode inside Emacs?

I am using Debian 11 and would really like to be able to use a internal to Emacs PDF viewer, as it seems it can be acomplished with doc-view-mode inside Emacs, there are some posts about this from ...
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evince does not show font names in PDF files anymore

First of all, this is a duplicate post of the equally named thread on unix.stackexchange.com. However since there has been zero activity and that site is arguably less helpful (especially in relation ...
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Read-out-loud and mathematics

If a reader has a vision disability, ADHD, dyslexia or some other learning disabilities, it is common to use read-out-loud tools (such as EasyReader, TorTalk, Claro read, Natural readers, and also ...
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Why does Acrobat Reader under MacOS display the wrong size of media generated with the media9 package?

I regularly include media by means of Alexander Grahn's nice media9 package. In particular I include .u3d-files. Recently I experienced that Adobe's Reader under MacOS doesn't display the included u3d-...
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Beamer table of contents jumps to the wrong slide

Consider the following beamer presentation, saved in a file named Presentation.tex. % arara: lualatex % arara: lualatex \documentclass{beamer} \mode<presentation> { \usetheme{Warsaw} \...
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Open LaTeX PDF file in Skim from Visual Studio Code

I am trying to open my PDF document with Skim from Visual Studio Code. I would like the View LaTeX PDF file command to open in Skim my PDF document and update it automatically. Unfortunately, when I ...
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TexShop open and update pdf via command line

Consider a directory with the following files: FileA.tex FileA.pdf xxx.pdf When I open FileA.tex in TeXShop FileA.pdf opens. When FileA.pdf is updated at the end of a compile, the view of FileA.pdf ...
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PDF viewer (Skim) not opening or updating on build with Sublime Text 4 and LaTeXTools on Mac

I recently downloaded the new Sublime Text 4 version on a Mac and manually set up LaTeXTools, MacTeX, and Skim using the documentation provided here: https://latextools.readthedocs.io/en/v3.13.0/...
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Lato font not separating letters ft and ti

I am using the Lato font for a document, but whenever the letters "ft" and "ti" are next to eachother, this font cannot separate the characters. When doing a copy-paste of the word ...
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How to configure Adobe Reader DC to open full-screen?

I have TeXnicCenter 2.0 configured to use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC but Adobe opens the PDF file with magnification of 56.9% and also includes bookmark tabs on the left side and another Adobe tab on the ...
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Is there a LaTeX package available for robust rendering of tables in pdf?

Four years ago, David Carlisle sketched in this answer a way to mitigate problems with the pdf rendering of lines in cloloured tables. My question: Is there now an available LaTeX package implementing ...
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problem creating tex from tex because of missing space

I have saved a name in \Name. It is ABC. So actually I wrote both possibilities this one \immediate\write\file{\read\noexpand\NoFile to \\Name} and this one \immediate\write\file{\read\noexpand\...
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Problem with pdf viewer

I am facing a small problem with texmaker, especially in Pdf viewer. When I compile my tex file and see the pdf viewer, the changes that I added in the program could not appear. I tried several times ...
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Vanishing text in pdf viewer - Texpad

I have recently started using texpad (1.9.2) running on macOS (10.15.7) for writing my master's thesis. The software seems to be good, however I am facing an annoying problem with the built-in pdf ...
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TexnicCenter - view output [duplicate]

I want to view the PDF output from TeXnicCenter with Sumatra instead of Adobe Acrobat. How can I change the configuration of TeXnicCenter accordingly?
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How to make vector arrow show up in the PDF text layer correctly?

Feeding the input %%% No PDF compression so that you can read PDF as plaintext as possible: \edef\pdfcompresslevel{\pdfvariable compresslevel} \edef\pdfobjcompresslevel{\pdfvariable objcompresslevel} \...
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Strange artefacts in PDF output with cm-super package

The following code: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} \textbf{U} \end{document} Compiled without the cm-super package, produces a PDF, which in Adobe ...
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How to fix Zathura showing blank pages in compiled two page LaTeX document? [closed]

Here is the minimal LaTeX file that can be used to produce the problem (on my computer): \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[shortlabels]{enumitem} \usepackage{algpseudocode} \usepackage{...
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Texstudio focusses by default on the internal pdf viewer (windowed) when I call build and show. How can I change this?

I would like to stay focussed on the editor when pressing F5 (build and show). Is this possible? My current command is txs:///view-pdf-internal --windowed. Do I need to pass a new flag to the pdf ...
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Searching in pdf file

I'm not 100% sure whether this is a question for this site, but as the base of the code it tex I'll post it here. I have a simple file: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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Avoid different page numbers in viewer software and on when using frontmatter

The problem should be clear with this MWE: \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage[unicode]{hyperref} \begin{document} \frontmatter \chapter*{Frontmatter} \blindtext \...
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Arbitray link on pdf viewer sidebar

I'm using KOMA-Script with hyperref, and it wonderfully adds the table of contents in a navigable drop down tree on pdf viewers. I would like to add "arbitrary" lines in here. I would like ...
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Difference in pdf output quality

I noticed that viewing the documents I compile with latex on the Adobe Acrobat viewer, the result seems to be higher quality - i.e. the characters look more defined, somewhat more "crisp" - ...
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TeXworks pdf not refreshing

I am running MikTeX 2.9 and TeXworks 0.4.6 under Windows 10. I have a TeX document and the corresponding pdf open side by side. When I compile the TeX document (with pdftex) I want the pdf to ...
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PDF file not created and vanishes from Folder

I am new to LaTeX and have about 20 pages completed on a recent project I'm working on. When I run the .tex file I have saved, I get the error "failed to find file '...pdf'; perhaps it has been ...
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Zathura not opening hyperlinks

I am using neovim with zathura as my LaTeX editor. I am using the hyperref and URL packages to insert a link to a website. I know zathura has recognised the hyperlink because it places a box around it ...
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Change the on-click link colors with hyperref

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[10pt]{report} \usepackage[hidelinks,draft=false,linkcolor=black,pdfusetitle,pdfdisplaydoctitle]{hyperref} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \chapter{...
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Why Acrobat 11 does not show SWG animation?

I am using media9 package to import SWG animations to PDF file. E.g. \includemedia[ width=\textwidth,height=0.539930555556\textwidth, % scale=1.4, activate=pageopen, %addresource=Video/...
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Unable to convert latex to pdf - Overleaf

I am using Overleaf to create my resume with LaTeX. When I compile the code, the preview is totally fine, and so is the pdf obtained from it when viewed on a laptop or IOS phone. However, when it is ...
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PDF output works in an embedded window, but not in the separate window

I have the following problem. When I want to display the PDF output in the separate window it doesn't work, however when I just choose the embedded window it works. I attach the screenshot of the ...
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Hide certain elements when printing a document

For some reason, I wanted to insert a notice to users that they can click on certain elements in my PDF document. However, this notice should not appear when the document is printed on paper, as it's ...
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movies in beamer - compatible (free) pdf-viewers

Via the multimedia package in beamer, I have included a movie in my slides. This works fine if the pdf is openened in Adobe Pro DC, but unfortunately not with the free version of Acrobat Reader (there ...
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PGFplots vs PSTricks packages, which is better? [closed]

The benefits and demerits of using one versus the other? Which one beautiful for plotting graphics? What is advantages and disadvantages?
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latexmk and xpdf previewing

I'm trying to use continuous updating with a combination of latexmk and xpdf. I set up my config file exactly as outlined in the latexmk documentation $pdf_previewer = "start xpdf -remote %R %O %S"; $...
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Font-Awesome icon not showing up on Pdf viewer

I'm using fontawesome package in latex to create a document. The code snippet I'm using is as follows:- \faGlobe\enspace \href{https://www.some-url.com}{some-url.com} It shows differently when ...
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"Go to source" math envinroments – TeXstudio

When I Ctrl+Click on an equation that is inside a math environment(align, gather) at texstudio's viewer, it jump to the \end{...}, but the the actual equation I've clicked. How can it be fixed?
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Image displays differently depending on PDF viewer

I have produced an image using pgfplots. I am using TexStudio on Windows, with all settings on default. The preview on TexStudio displays the image nicely; I see the same when opening my PDF file with ...
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Change settings with macros TeXstudio

I'd like to have a macro in my TeXstudio to change settings, more specifically PdfLaTeX command from pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex to pdflatex.exe -synctex=0 -interaction=...
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Unwanted gap between squares in a tikzpicture

I was using tikz to create a pixel art. When I view it in Texstudio everything is alright and looks as desiered. However in my OS' pdf viewer (Mac Preview) its not the same thing. Dependent on the ...
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Selecting math mode text in PDF when using newtxmath

When I use the newtxmath package and compile with pdflatex, the output PDF looks correct, but when I select the text in the PDF, the underlying text is incorrect. Here's a MWE: \documentclass{...
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MiKTeX: File 'memoir.cls' not found

With the code as below, I can not read PDF from my TeX. \documentclass[a4paper]{memoir} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amssymb} \usepackage{...
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PDF text search doesn't find first word in section title

When I run lualatex on the following MWE, open the resulting PDF in either Evince or Okular, and search for foo, I get zero matches. If I instead search for f oo (note the space between the f and oo) ...
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Smooth (near)realtime update in skim

I have a problem that is kind of a first-world problem. I work with vimtex and autosave where the pdf is displayed in skim. When the document is updated (through autosave), the pdf flashes for a ...
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LyX cant use "view" button. exporting PDF works flawlessly

I installed recently LyX with MiKTeX and executed an external program that changed the definitions so that i can export with foreign languages. while exporting (using "pdflatex") works great the view ...
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PDF reader for the multimedia package for Windows

I can embed videos in Beamer either with \movie of multimedia, or \includemedia of media9. In the first case, videos are correctly displayed in Okular (Linux). In the second case, I use Adobe Reader (...
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Embedding with a video with media9 across slide transitions

Within one beamer frame, I want a video clip to play once. I then want text to appear and the final frame of the clip to remain visible. To avoid clicking the video, I use the activate=pageopen option ...
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Dont get the quick build out

I just installed the TexMaker for the first time on my new notebook. It wont be posible for me to get a quick view on the pdf file. It always pops up the same failure looks like the Edidor can not ...
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Is there replacement for SumatraPDF?

I am using SumatraPDF as PDF viewer for WinEdt. SumatraPDF provides direct and inverse search. That's good. However SumatraPDF cannot show video embedded with media9 package. That's bad. Is there a ...
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What is the LuaTex equivalent to `\pdfcatalog{/ViewerPreferences<</PrintScaling/None>>}`

With pdfLaTeX I prevent downsizing of printouts with \pdfcatalog{/ViewerPreferences<</PrintScaling/None>>}. Now how to use this with LuaLaTeX? I tried: {\pdfextension catalog=/...
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Set BleedBox using PDFLaTeX

My codes are follows: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{xparse}%% \setlength{\paperheight}{9truein}% \setlength{\paperwidth}{7truein}% \ExplSyntaxOn\makeatletter %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%...
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