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TeXnicCenter & Adobe Reader DC

Latest Update (March 24, 2022) The installer of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC comes only with one version which is 32-bit. Note: If you install it on Windows 64-bit, the next automatic update of Adobe ...
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Isn't LaTeX a complete software for producing books?

I guess you a are wondering why so many books are produced with InDesign and much less with LaTeX, because LaTeX obviously is suited to typeset the books you are buying. LaTeX had in the past and ...
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TeXnicCenter & Adobe Reader DC

With the (silent) April 2017 update to Acrobat Reader DC to version 2017.009.20044, the parameters in Jiří's answer don't work anymore. TeXnicCenter just stops responding when trying to view the ...
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Isn't LaTeX a complete software for producing books?

The output from TeX may need postprocessing before being suitable to be sent to a printer to be made into books. So the PDF's are read into the appropriate tool, post processed and then when done, ...
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How do I open PDF in Adobe Reader DC without locking the file from being updated by pdflatex?

Been a few months since I asked this question, so I figured would be good to give it closure, for anyone facing the same problem. The best solution I found is to install SumatraPDF. It is very ...
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How Can I create a PDF background which is not printed (by default)?

Thanks to the comment of Paul Gessler, I found ocg-p, which does exactly what I need. Here is a demonstration of an unprintable colorbox: \documentclass[]{minimal} \usepackage{ocg-p} \usepackage{...
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"Cannot Open DDE Link to": Problems with Adobe Acrobat Pro and WinEdt

Support for Adobe Acrobat DC 2017 has been added only in WinEdt 10.2 Build 20170413. The name of the DDE service is, in the case of Acrobat DC Pro 2017, AcroviewA17, while in the case of Adobe Reader ...
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Isn't LaTeX a complete software for producing books?

My own use is for poetry (see: http://madbaddangerous.com/?smd_process_download=1&download_id=1925, set in LaTeX) and prose. Not theses or math. But, after many years casual use of PDFLaTeX, XeTeX,...
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Beamer pdf generated with pdflatex on Linux won't open with Windows/Adobe Reader

In case anyone had the same problem as I did and comes looking at this question, the answer is in the link posted by David Carlisle as a comment. The issue was with the minor version of PDF that was ...
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WinEdt has stopped being able to close pdf files

Adobe regularly changes the names you need to call the DDE service. This name can not be guessed or extracted from the registry, so you need to adapt the configuration in winedt yourself. The newest ...
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TeXnicCenter & Adobe Reader DC

To complement the answers by Jiří Chmelík and Frank Seifert. Update: In October 2018, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC has been updated to 2019.008.20071. acroviewR19 should be used instead, if you have this ...
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Form: A drawing as a form field

You need to enter integer numbers between 0 and 90 \documentclass{article} \usepackage{animate} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{siunitx} \usetikzlibrary{positioning, shapes} \...
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Isn't LaTeX a complete software for producing books?

Yes, (La)TeX and friends are used extensively to create books in many technical fields. You looked at a Springer book. Springer has LaTeX templates and I know of no authors in maths or physics who ...
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Adobe Typekit Fonts

The tutorial referenced from stackoverflow answer in the comment by Andrew Cashner provides most of what you need. After syncing the font with TypeKit, we need to find the file which is hidden in one ...
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Light object / source in PGF / TikZ / PGFplots pictures like in PSTricks

As answered by @percusse, TeX is the obstacle here. I avoided TeX by creating a (rough) SAGE/python script that will take a SAGE 3d picture, already triangulated, and translate it to tikz 2d polygons, ...
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Light object / source in PGF / TikZ / PGFplots pictures like in PSTricks

The only obstacle is TeX. Postscript is used to do the heavy lifting and the linear algebra but we don't have the luxury to rely on some big brother using PGF. Your best bet is to find a library ...
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viewing pdf file created from a TEX file with acrobat reader

The error seems due to % the next two lines are needed to make packages using xcolor happy \RequirePackage{xcolor} \def\current@color{ Black} If I comment out the third line, the error doesn't ...
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Unresponsive pdf viewer in TeXmaker

Since the last update, Adobe Reader is Acrobat Reader again and the path to the executable is now: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader
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TeXnicCenter & Adobe Reader DC

We're now in 2020, so the version is 20!
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Why can't I change the title entry font of TOC using \cftsecfont?

Never put manual formatting commands in the arguments to commands for things like \title, \section etc. Formatting should be separate from content. The name of the section is content. The size and ...
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How can I preview pdf in adobe reader or other editor instead of Yap using lyx

I only have lyx 2.0.8 in Linux, without Sumatra nor Acroread, but I hope this guide help: Tools > Preferences ... >      Ouput > General > Foward search >  &...
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"adobe sign" for TeX?

You can use the digsig package or the eforms package. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{digsig} \begin{document} \begin{Form} \digsigfield{10cm}{5cm}{Your signature} \end{Form} \...
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Form: How to change the font into TextFields globally

\documentclass[fontsize=14pt]{scrreprt} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage[]{hyperref} % Global Styles \def\DefaultOptionsofText{ print, bordercolor=red,backgroundcolor=lightgray,borderstyle={U}, ...
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TeXnic Center not interacting with Adobe Reader

Have the same problem popping up occasionally after an update to the adobe reader. What helps sometimes is to update these To match the version of your adobe acrobat reader
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ForwardSearch: "Cannot execute the command" when using LuaLaTeX

I have the same problem. In addition, I saw that lualatex does not produce a synctex.gz file. therefore, the forward search commando can not be executed. I was able to solve the problem, by changing ...
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href does not run properly

[Converting AlexG's comment to an answer] If you are under OS X and don't mind using Adobe Reader, try the media9 package. Videos can be played in an embedded fashion, or in a detached player window.
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How to open AdobeReader with arara?

Ok, we could do it this way ("but"...) % arara: console: { command: cmd /c start FILE.pdf} This is for windows, I am sure, there is an analogon for Linux. This works, that means it opens the ...
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