[TxMt] Latex + preview question

Christopher Brewster C.Brewster at dcs.shef.ac.uk
Sat Sep 16 09:20:26 UTC 2006

> On Sep 15, 2006, at 3:19 PM, Christopher Brewster wrote:
>> When I press apple button+R to typeset and view,
>> I get transferred to the Preview window but it does not show me  
>> the current pdf
>> only the previous one.
>> Is there someway to correct this so that it refreshes the pdf it  
>> is displaying?
> Do you mean that it will not refresh the pdf after changes have  
> happened to it and you have recompiled, or that if you compile a  
> completely different file? If it is the former, then it is  
> Preview.app's fault, and the only solutions I can think of would  
> involve using AppleScript and slightly hacking Preview.app to allow  
> AppleScript to drive it.

The former - it does not refresh the pdf after a recompile.
I do not know how to write AppleScript or hack Preview.app :(

> I would suggest using a different previewer, and in particular  
> TeXniscope. Or you could use the TeXShop previewer, though that  
> does not do pdfsync with TextMate (to my knowledge).

Yes I have tried TeXniscope several times.
2 problems:
- there is no search facility and this is important often to find  
unresolved bibliography entries etc.
- it crashes frequently

This is why I have repeated returned to Preview.app. I have not tried  
the TeXShop previewer.
Is anyone using Adobe Reader? Would that work better?


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