[OS X TeX] Getting AlphaTk to Acrobat Reader

Michael Murray mmurray at maths.adelaide.edu.au
Thu Jul 25 13:32:34 CEST 2002

I fixed my own problem with the following hack:

(1)  Create a file  ~/bin/pdfview

containing the lines


open -a "/Applications/Acrobat Reader 5.0" $1

(2)  Set this file to be executable. Ie in terminal do

chmod ugo+x /bin/pdfview

(3) Put

setenv  PATH  "${PATH}:/Users/yourusername/bin"

in your .cshrc or by some other method add ~/bin to your path.

(4) Do the command rehash or I guess log in and out.

(5)  Now setup AlphaTk as per the instructions before or on the web 
page to think that pdfview is its View PDF helper.


Possibly you could get TeXShop and OzTeX to run this way as well.


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