Suppose my currently open document is modified by another applications (for instance I have recompiled the LaTeX that generates the PDF), is there a w. acroread does not support it. The PDF reader Evince (Document Viewer), which is installed by default, automatically reloads if the file it is. It will automatically refresh when the pdf is updated. Adobe Reader and/or Adobe Acrobat are notorious for not supporting auto-refreshing the view of a PDF .

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Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. I presume that for some stupid reason Adobe Reader DC maintains some write lock on the file, probably keeping it open while the PDF is visible on wcroread.

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If your operating system is older, you can install an earlier acrodead of Reader. As src of the embed object you use only the filename, e. In some answer I read that one could make a sort of “adobe script” to make this feature, anybody wants to comment on this options?

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I don’t think it is a viewer issue but rather a Windows issue as Adobe Reader doesn’t lock the files on either Mac or Linux. In the code, you can adjust acrorwad width and height of the embedded object and the timeout in milliseconds. Can acrobat reader do this?

If prompted to open the executable file, click OK. If you are also filling it on the fly why would you want to do that? With lots of document readers okular, xpdf, skim, geload the viewer will reload a document if it is changed. Andrew Edwards 1 2.

How to refresh automatically on a PDF viewer? Close any browser that is displaying a PDF. Go to the Adobe Acrobat Reader download page and click Install now. Acrobat does still not have this functionality.

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Remi 13k 7 43 After some valuable comments, a workaround is possible using a different viewer. Email Required, but never shown.

You can install an older version of Acrobat Reader. If you pull out the rug underneath the application and replace it with a new rug, all acrorezd of things can go wrong. Try posting your problem on the forums for interactive troubleshooting. If you are using Acrobat, you are actually lucky that you can modify the file at all. Sign up using Facebook.


Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Having a similar problem, I just found out that ghostview can read. Now I can just use pdflatex which is useful as I now need to import.

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Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. I would really like to open a second viewer on my second screen so that I can navigate easily to previous chapters without losing my current position in TexStudio’s preview window which will anyway go back to the current editing location when I run pdflatex. I put a button to do manual refresh which is just somewhat easier than re-opening your document in Adobe viewer. When the Opening dialog box appears, click Save File.

Ghostview is great as it has a simple unclutterred interface and keyboard shortcuts feload efficient navigation and you can have files open on multiple Nvidia desktops in Windows, whereas Adobe seems to only let you open files in one desktop.