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Can LaTeX remember from which page the user jumped when clicking on a reference

GoBack Nearly all PDF viewers have a "go back" feature. Thus, there is no need for explicit "go back" links. There is an unofficial named action GoBack (not part of the PDF standard) that most PDF ...
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Can you control the PDF description that shows in browser tabs?

Use the usepdftitle=false option to prevent beamer to use the argument of \title as pdftitle. Then you can set your own title with pdftitle and force it into the top with pdfdisplaydoctitle: \...
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Adobe eats hospitalised hedgehogs: Reader 2017 reports PDFs as damaged

The PDF file has many errors. Output of ps2pdf (ghostscript): **** Error reading a content stream. The page may be incomplete. Output may be incorrect. **** Error: Form stream ...
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How to get clean, pixel perfect strokes in tables

There are several issues at play here. All of them sort of fixable from within TeX, but none that I know of actually fixed "out of the box" Strokes verses filled rectangles. TeX doesn't mandate ...
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Is there a specialized Pdf viewer for Latex-Beamer presentations on Linux?

I made a web-based viewer which simply opens the slides and the notes on separate windows, keeping them in sync. The windows can be moved freely and expanded (F11) on another monitor like any window. ...
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How to get SyncTeX for Windows to allow Atom pdf-view to synch?

The binary in question is distributed (only) as part of TeXLive and should be installed in the TeXLive binary folder (something like C:\texlive\2016\bin\win32\synctex.exe). Note, however, that its ...
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Can we change (La)TeX linebreaking character so that Word understands it?

You would need to tag the pdf if the reader should recognize units like "paragraphs". Without it it sees only lines. As an example run the following with lualatex and compare with and without the ...
Ulrike Fischer's user avatar
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Can you control the PDF description that shows in browser tabs?

Instead of messing with the content of the title macro, you could use the appropriate fields (\author, \institute, etc.) for your information. Then beamer can pick up the correct title for the pdf ...
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How to get clean, pixel perfect strokes in tables

With ConTeXt MKIV and Natural Tables you can easily colour rows or columns selectively. \starttext \startsetups table:pixelperfect \setupTABLE[column][first][background=color,backgroundcolor=gray] ...
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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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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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what tools are available to apply correct page numbers to a composite tex output pdf file?

Page labels are added as array in the /Catalog of the PDF file. Since the PDF file is generated by ghostscript, it can be set by the pdfmark operator in a PostScript file and added to the input files ...
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why does texstudio internal PDF viewer shows streak white lines on image?

The image is composed of triangles. The following image is generated from the PDF file. First the page stream of the file is uncompressed by: pdftk image.pdf cat output image-uncompress.pdf ...
Heiko Oberdiek's user avatar
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TeXstudio Keep two pdf views of the same tex file

I would like to point out that the SumatraPDF viewer does not lock the pdf file. This means that you can keep your pdf file open when you recompile it. Furthermore, it provides an inverse search, ...
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animate package on Linux - which PDF reader?

As of version 2018/11/19, package animate's usability isn't any longer limited to platforms on which Acrobat Reader is available.animate was extended to also support the dvisvgm output driver/utility ...
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How Can I compile my tex file in PDFLatex, using TexShop on MAC?

When TeXShop is active, there is a Typeset menu, in which you should mark the pdftex option (see also the Typesetting panel of TeXShop's Preferences to make this choice permanent). Once this is done,...
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Is there a specialized Pdf viewer for Latex-Beamer presentations on Linux?

As of September 2017 under opensuse, Leap 42.3, I googled again for a PDF viewer which allows to use the second screen option of beamer. MuPDF doesn't support a second screen with notes at all. ...
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How to go to the previously viewed page in various PDF viewers, e.g TexWorks'?

Evince 3.38.1 has the following shortcuts: Alt+N: Next page visited Alt+P: Previous page visited
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Is there a LaTeX package available for robust rendering of tables in pdf?

With {NiceTabular} of nicematrix, the rules are drawn by Tikz after the construction of the array (however, this requires several compilations). The rules won't seem to disappear, even when they are ...
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Is there a LaTeX package available for robust rendering of tables in pdf?

Tabularray package fixed this missing border problem in version 2021N for short tables, and in version 2021P for long tables. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{tabularray} \...
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No PDF viewer installed error with LyX

I'm not sure if LyX can recognize Foxit Reader, but it will recognize the other readers if you've put them in the path. I installed 2.2.0 (which is not really an upgrade, as it makes a separate ...
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MacOSX PDF viewer: Automatic reload on file modification

The Mac default viewer preview does this. As long as you make some other application active, when you bring preview to the front, the reload occurs. For me, I use LaTeX to generate the new pdf in ...
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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 ...
Ulrike Fischer's user avatar
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TeXstudio Keep two pdf views of the same tex file

I dont know about the other viewers, but on Linux, the 'document-viewer' of Debian doesn't lock the file and auto-updates the view when the file is changed. Update: Okular reloads the file too.
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animate package on Linux - which PDF reader?

Okular now supports PDF animations, since: https://invent.kde.org/graphics/okular/-/merge_requests/10 (animateinline package, with ocg or widgets method and autoplay) It also plays well media9 movies ...
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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?

All you need to do is to add --no-focus to the field 'Default Viewer' in your TeXstudio settings Edit: I tested this in a newer version (3.0.4) of TeXstudio only
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automatically update the pdf preview when compiling with Latexmk

Kind of late but I had the same question today. I found that in Texmaker, go to Options > Configure Texmaker > Quick Build and select "Latexmk x View PDF". Then by using the shortcut key F1 for Quick ...
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Configuring Foxit as external PDF viewer in TeXstudio

Solution using @naphaneal's and @PhilippImhof's comments: In Options --> Configure TeXstudio --> Commands --> External PDF Viewer change this C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\...
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simulate on Beamer the TexPower animation "slide by slide", working on evince/okular

Here is a description of all possible solutions I see, if you have info about software compatibility or tips, do not hesitate to comment and/or add another answer. Use transition duration Idea : ...
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TexStudio PDF viewer moves page down on mouse click - can I turn this off?

There's a decent solution here: In the viewer, choose Window > Show > Toolbar. On the toolbar, you can toggle the zoom button or the hand button. Either way disables the click=nextpage behavior, ...
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