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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Checking for change is another topic; you can perhaps more easily set the timing interval equal to the interval at which your pdf changes?

Click Save to download the Reader installer. As src of the embed object you use only the filename, e.

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Should it not work at times, you can simply type ‘r’ to force a refresh You can install an older version of Acrobat Reader.

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For instructions, see Install an older version of Adobe Reader Windows. 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.

For that you would use a combination of setInterval and setTimeOut and their ending functions. The PDF format is a rather complex file format, and while you are displaying the document, Acrobat or Reader has to access the file to display e. Oftentimes this may depend on the operating system and the filesystem you are usinga file open in Acrobat is locked and no other process can change it, so if you would try to recreate the file, it would report an error, and you would have to close the file and manually open it again.


If you need that, you should switch your viewer. 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 screen. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Acrobat Reader DC installation is a two-part process: It is just that Adobe is programmed to keep a lock on the file or keep it open for no reason instead of opening and skipping to the file location it needs on demand.

Yes it is slightly uglier looking, with a weird menu button and zcroread tabs, but I just care about the PDF I am reading. If you’re not sure which version of Windows you have, see Which Windows operating system am I running? Ghostview is great as it has a simple unclutterred interface and keyboard shortcuts for 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.


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After some valuable comments, a workaround is possible using a different viewer. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

Sign up using Facebook. If you are doing form filling you are then creating a form template with pdflatex. Suppose my currently open document is modified by another applications for instance I have recompiled the LaTeX that generates the PDFis there a way that Acrobat or Reader DC automatically reloads the modified document?

ArTourter Yes it is a viewer issue. When the download Library window appears, double-click the. Email Required, but never shown. SumatraPDF is available for Windows and does auto-refresh the view. 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.

Try posting your reloar on the forums for interactive troubleshooting. Go to the Acgoread Acrobat Reader download page and click Install now. On this page System requirements Explorer: Hope this can help. The viewer does not regularly check changes on disk, so short answer: Try another PDF viewer like Sumatra Glad you personally found a solution, but it won’t work for anyone that needs a feature Adobe has that Sumatra does not – such as reflow and form filling.