[texworks] Typset - but Acrobat Reader holds pdf

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 13:06:16 CEST 2010

Many thanks Reinhard,

That is very useful.

I didn't know about those utilities with our *TeX installs.

I'll try and script it for current document, opening and closing.

Is there a list somewhere of such utilities (bundeld with TeX distos),
I have not yet stumbled across one?

Jonathan or Stefan, am I able to get TwScript to tell me which page
poppler is on please?


On 18 October 2010 23:29, Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
> On 18 October 2010 Paul A Norman wrote:
>  > Hi,
>  >
>  > Sometimes I need to preview \pdfcomment(s) and need to use Acrobat
>  > Reader to do that (\pdfcomment(s) are not in poppler yet).
>  >
>  > Does any one know why Acrobat Reader holds onto the .pdf when you want
>  > to Typset (Green arrow button)?
> Hi Paul,
> AR doesn't load the whole file into memory in order to be able to
> process files larger than the amount of RAM+swap space.
>  > Is there any workaround? Otherwise you always have to close Acrobat
>  > Reader if it is viewing the document you are going to typeset.
> I suppose that you're on Windows.  The problem is that on Windows a
> file can't be removed while a process is using it.  You could try
> using the programs pdfopen.exe and pdfclose.exe which are using the
> DDE interface in order to close/reopen *files* in AR without
> closing/launching AR itself each time.
> Usage:
>        pdfopen  --file <filename> [--page <page>]
>                       Opens <filename> (at page <page> if available)
>                             in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.
>        pdfclose --file <filename>
>                 Closes <filename> in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.
>        pdfclose --all
>                 Closes all documents in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.
> Beware: only documents opened by `pdfopen' can be closed
>        by `pdfclose'.
> Regards,
>  Reinhard
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