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Viewing PDF on page I'm working on

Postby Faust » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:49 pm

Hi all,

I've posted this in another section aswell, but I'd like to try my luck here:

I'm tired of having to browse through my PDF every time, when I make adjustments and pressed compile.

I use F5 in Texniccenter to view my pdf. Is there a way/trick to go directly to the page I was making modifications to? It always starts on top which is annoying when having over 20 pages.

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Postby MartinC » Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:19 pm

Use Sumatrapdf ( ... index.html) instead of Adobe Reader. Sumatra does not lock files so you don't have to close it when running pdflatex. For the settings, see:

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Postby U-Jean » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:53 pm

Or use pdf xchange. It always remembers the last position and opens the file at the exact same spot

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Postby Faust » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:43 pm

That works PERFECTLY! Thank you so much!

A tip for setting up pdf exchange as viewer in Texniccenter (for those that dont know this yet):
press alt+F7
copy your latex=> PDF profile
change in viewer tab path to the pdf exchange viewer executable

change checkbox for all three open/close commands to "command line argument"

for "view projects output" fill out "%bm.pdf" (including quotation marks!)

forward search: "%bm.pdf"

"close document before running latex "/close %bm.pdf"

For me it didnt work without the quotation marks.

Again, thanks for the great tip!

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