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{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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Adobe Reader and xcolor within a table breaks the line render

I'm using the xcolor package to colour the top row in a table. This is displayed properly using PDF viewers such as Preview or Skim (Mac). But using Adobe Reader 10.1.3 (either Windows or Mac) doesn't ...
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Is there a specialized Pdf viewer for Latex-Beamer presentations on Linux?

Most of the time when presenting a talk people connect their laptop to a video projector. So they effectively have an extra screen at their disposal. Because of that many Software options for ...
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Using the animate package without Adobe

I'm looking to use the animate package in beamer to display animated graphics to my class, and I was wondering if it'd be possible for the animation to work on their Chromebooks. It seems Adobe isn't ...
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Using opacity in TikZ causes strange rendering in Acrobat.

I have a problem using opacity in TikZ. Whenever I use it somewhere in a picture, I get weird side-effects: colors in (some) other parts of the documents are changed apparently randomly and it makes ...
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Automatic "Zoom in" hypertext boxes in PDF

I remember long time ago, seeing PDF documents (such as online PDF versions of newspapers) that had hypertext boxes around paragraphs, such that when you clicked inside those boxes the surrounded ...
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TikZ/PGF figures messed in DVI

I have a graph. This is my code. \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,patterns} \pagestyle{empty} \definecolor{ttqqcc}{rgb}{0.2,0,0.8} \...
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How to annotate PDF files generated by pdflatex?

I want to annotate some PDF files (created with pdflatex), e.g. word x is missing here this part of a sentence should be moved to the front replace word x by y highlight this sentence insert a note ...
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How to configure TeXnicCenter 2.0 with Sumatra (2013--2016 version)

Despite having gone through Configure TexnicCenter with something else than Adobe Reader X and having looked at the TeXnicCenter + Sumatra Tutorial, there seems to some little changes for ...
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How do I open PDF in Adobe Reader DC without locking the file from being updated by pdflatex?

I don't know if this is possible on Adobe Reader DC on Windows, but asking in case someone has managed to do it. When I am working on a large document in LaTeX (I use TexStudio) I sometimes like to ...
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TeXnicCenter & Adobe Acrobat 10

I already tried Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Sumatra PDF but all doesn't work.. The first time if I use latex -> pdf output profile it works. But if something is changed I still get the ...
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Going "back" when using hyperref

I'm including \usepackage{hyperref} so that each instance of \ref (as well as each page number in the index and the table of contents) automatically links to that page. When I'm viewing the document (...
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Revisiting producing structured PDFs from LaTeX

I am trying to produce a structured or 'tagged' PDF from pdftex (Tex Live 2013) that passes automated tests in Adobe Acrobat for tagging. These tests are the de facto indicator for a document ...
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How to make text copy in PDF previewers ignore lineno line numbers?

I'm using lineno for a document. I have it configured to put line numbers in the margins of the document. I generate PDF using pdflatex. Here's the problem: when people copy a region of text in a ...
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Output viewers for use with LaTeX

What viewers do you use for reviewing the beautifully-styled output of your LaTeX source? List PDF, DVI and PostScript options. Possibly, one entry per answer, and list platform availability, ...
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Configure TexnicCenter with something else than Adobe Reader X

My Adobe decided it should be version X now, and it misbehaves in so many ways. One way is that it is impossible to get it to open a pdf document from within TexnicCenter (or I missed something...) ...
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How to set LaTeX so that PDF reader opens PDF file in a prespecified view?

When I open PDF file generated from .tex files in Adobe Reader I obtain 200% view and I'd like it to have much smaller? Are there some settings for my .tex files allowing to do that?
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Beamer: PDF presentation viewer to play embedded videos and show elapsed time

I have been suffering from finding a PDF presentation viewer for beamer output on Windows that can play embedded videos (by media9 package) and show the elapsed presentation time. I have tried the ...
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"Cannot Open DDE Link to": Problems with Adobe Acrobat Pro and WinEdt

While using the 2017 release of Adobe Acrobat DC, I get the error every time I run PDFLatex with my PDF open. When I use PDF Search, I get the same error. Does anybody know what do I have to change ...
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Emacs AUCTeX View command

I need help using the View command in AUCTeX running in Emacs. This is essential for viewing PDFs and without it I can not make TeX documents. In my .emacs file I have the following (which was created ...
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Why does Beamer's table of contents items link to the second slide in a section?

When I include a table of contents in a Beamer slide show, each section entry in the TOC ends up linking to the second slide in that section. I would have expected it to link to the first slide. What ...
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How was TeX output visualised on screen, back in the day?

I've been using LaTeX for about two years; I'm only learning TeX now, to get a better understanding of the foundations. In Chapter 6 : Running TeX of his TeXbook (more specifically, on page 23), ...
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MacOSX PDF viewer: Automatic reload on file modification

Is there a PDF viewer out there for MacOSX that support automatic reload of (in my case LaTex generated) PDFs when they're modified by another application?
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PDF reader on Linux capable of continuous updating

I am using latexmk on a Red Hat 5 machine. I use it as: latexmk -pdf -pvc I would like to have my PDF reader automatically update the PDF as it is changed. What PDF reader do I need for this? What ...
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How to produce unicode copyable alternative text? (with accsupp)

In the following example, I can't manage to make accsupp store the unicode alternative text. The resulting PDF looks as expected but the copyable text is not the correct one. I tried this with ...
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How can I make the content list of a PDF expanded by default?

I am using pdflatex to create a rather long document. The document also has a table of contents, and the PDF naturally has some metadata of this list of contents that I can view in my PDF viewer (here:...
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How to force MikTeX' texdoc to open package manuals with a PDF reader rather than the DVI viewer?

I am working on a machine with MikTeX installed. When I want to open a certain package manual, I type texdoc packagename. However, I don't want to open it with Yap (the DVI viewer in MiKTeX). Acrobat ...
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why does texstudio internal PDF viewer shows streak white lines on image?

issue also opened at https://github.com/texstudio-org/texstudio/issues/51 When I compile this MWE latex file in texstudio, on windows, using MikTex, then view the result using texstudio internal PDF ...
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Programmatically editing Synctex files?

I'm in a situation where I'm building my LaTeX with a script that preprocesses my .Tex files, producing new ones as output that are then compiled with latexmk. Ideally, the synctex files will point ...
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Techniques to make tabular contents copyable

Take the following table: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|} 11 & 21 \\ 12 & 22 \\ \end{tabular} \end{document} What are the techniques to make this table text-...
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building and viewing PDFs on Kile opens multiple instances of the same file

I've been a relatively long-time user of TeXnicCenter, and whenever I recompiled a tex file to PDF and viewed the output in that program, I would get an updated version of the PDF that was already ...
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TeXstudio Keep two pdf views of the same tex file

Often, I would like to have two different views of the pdf file associated to a tex file. A typical use case is: you wrote a mathematical paper including several theorems, and the proofs are in an ...
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Friggeri resume - Very different rendering in different readers

I wrote my CV using the Friggeri resume template, but I just noticed a problem: the document it's rendered very differently between Acrobat Reader and FoxIt PDF Reader and Document Viewer: I used ...
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Forward/Inverse Search Does Not work on certain tex files

I have this weird issue with forward and inverse searches. I am using WinEdt + Sumatra combination. The forward and inverse search works perfectly on certain some .tex files, but fails on some others. ...
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Did anybody succeed in opening a text file at a certain line from a PDF link?

In my attempt to clarify some inconclusive topics and a part of the series "did anybody succeed" (e.g. Did anyone succeed in playing embedded movies inside Acrobat in Linux?), here it is a new ...
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Free PDF viewer allowing to measure in a document?

Adobe Acrobat allows to measure distances in a document, which is helpful and saves making test printouts when trying to get a certain layout right point-perfect. Is there a free (as in beer) PDF ...
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Hyperref "enquotes" metadata

EDIT: As Bill B. and Caramdir point out in their comments after Bill B. produced his results posted below, more information is needed in order to make a better call. To remedy, my output was produced ...
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animate package on Linux - which PDF reader?

I am using the animate package to include some animations into my beamer presentation. Currently I run Ubuntu 16.04 and tested Okular (0.24.2), Document Viewer (3.18.2) and Foxit Reader (2.4.4.0911) ...
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LyX: change PDF viewer

In LyX, how can I set Ubuntu's document viewer (Evince) as the preferred PDF reader for the generated PDF files? All of a sudden it started using Okular, which I don't like all that much.
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How to generate a "named destination" in PDF?

According to the Evince help, one can open a PDF at the location of a "named destination": SYNTAX evince [--help] [--page-label=PAGE | --page-index=NUM‐ BER | --named-dest=DEST] [--...
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Copy pasting of underscore

When I use \textunderscore to print an underscore "_" character, the copy-paste functionality of Adobe Acrobat Reader does not appear to work properly. For instances, when I copy test_case from ...
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TeXstudio and viewing multiple pdf files

I am editing two different TeX files simultaneously, the manuscript and the response for the referees, and generating pdf files through pdfLaTeX. How can I go from one pdf to another in the internal ...
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Can we change (La)TeX linebreaking character so that Word understands it?

Sometimes I need to send someone a .doc file of something I did using LaTeX. But when I copy+paste the PDF content generated by (La)TeX into Word the linebreaks are understood as paragraph characters (...
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Reduce pdf file size for large image produced by pgfplots

I created a plot using pgfplots. The plot is embedded in a document. The total size of the document is about 26 MB, while the plot is 12.5 MB. The plot contains a lot of data which makes the pdf ...
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How do I open the internal viewer in a custom Quick Build command with TeXStudio or TeXMaker?

I'm using TeXStudio 2.2 (A fork of TeXMaker, formerly known as TeXMakerX) and I'm trying to make a Quickbuild option that adds in Bibtex. I've written the command line as pdflatex -interaction=...
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How to get TeXnicCenter to remember the last page viewed in output PDF (as done automatically by TeXworks)

I am using LaTeX=>PDF. When using TeXworks if I change the source .tex file the PDF viewer remembers the last page which was viewed and shows that page in the output PDF. Whilst using ...
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Search in the adobe Reader doesn't work

(This question is only as reference, I will add the answer myself) Suddenly the search in the expl3 documentation interface3.pdf no longer works. As an example searching for "divis" gives this as the ...
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switching to pdf view with Adobe Acrobat DC

I just installed Lyx 2.1 on my computer for the first time. I wanted to create my first trial pdf but switching to viewing mode is for some reason not working with the Acrobat Reader DC. I tried many ...
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Beamer pdf generated with pdflatex on Linux won't open with Windows/Adobe Reader [duplicate]

Apologies if this question is a duplicate, but I couldn't find anyone with the same problem as me: I'm using TexMaker 4.1 to compile .pdf's with the pdflatex command. My operating system is Linux ...
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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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WinEdt has stopped being able to close pdf files [duplicate]

Ulrike Fischer's answer shows the previous similar questions are all out of date. The latest of them, Problems with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2017 and WinEdt refers to AcroviewA17 and AcroviewR17 and ...
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