[texworks] Typset - but Acrobat Reader holds pdf

Stefan Müller warrence.stm at gmx.de
Mon Oct 18 12:10:39 CEST 2010

On 18.10.2010 11:50, 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)?
> Is there any workaround? Otherwise you always have to close Acrobat
> Reader if it is viewing the document you are going to typeset.
> Paul


this annoys every TeX-user I know. I think the Acrobar Reader opens 
files exclusively. But don't know why. You could try different PDF 
viewers, for example Foxit Reader or Sumatra, but unfortunately these 
don't seem to support pdfcomments (I may be wrong, though).


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