[XeTeX] no pdf?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Sep 7 15:42:53 CEST 2007

On Sep 7, 2007, at 9:26 AM, John Was wrote:

> The Mac seems to have won out yet again (I really must take the  
> plunge!).
> I run it from the command line, but haven't yet made the adjustment
> recommended ages ago by Jonathan which would generate the PDF in  
> the same
> directory as the source file (at present it pops up in the same  
> directory as
> the XeTeX program itself).  That's just a matter of my own  
> housekeeping,
> though, and it couldn't (I think) make any difference to the  
> situation.
> Does the Mac keep you on the page you are viewing already,  
> incidentally?
> That's what I'm used to in DVIWindo, but with XeTeX I obviously get  
> the
> first page of the PDF on screen when I call up the newly generated  
> version.

Yes, most Mac OS X TeX editors make use of Mac OS X's .pdf  
capabilities to integrate viewing the typeset result --- there's even  
an option to synchronize between the windows.

You may be able to set your pdf viewing program on Windows to  
remember where you last were in a .pdf --- some versions of Acrobat  
support this.

You may find Sumatra PDF of interest:


It's the viewer which I use in conjunction w/ Dirk Struve's TeXShell  
for Windows:


I posted a button setup for it to usenet:comp.text.tex a while back.

There're also scripts which will help out on this front --- LyX comes  
w/ some if memory serves, or maybe one of the other Windows editors  
has better support though --- list of them here:



William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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