# [OS X TeX] texshop and preview

Nestor Aguilera aguilera at santafe-conicet.gov.ar
Fri May 21 14:54:41 CEST 2010

On 20 May 2010, at 17:01, Margarida Mello wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> I am reviving this link (started in October 2009) in the hopes that the situation is different now. Can one set up TeXShop to use Adobe's Acrobat viewer? The reason I'm interested is that the preview is giving me incorrect visualizations in a class of pictures I'm producing. For instance, the code
>
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{tikz}
> \usepackage[papersize={51pt,51pt},margin=.5pt,centering]{geometry}
>
> \begin{document}
>
> \parindent 0pt
>
> \begin{tikzpicture}
>  \draw[line width=.5pt] (0,0) circle (24.75pt);
>   \draw (0,0) node{24.75pt};
> \end{tikzpicture}
>
> \end{document}
>
> should (and does) produce a circle centered in (but not touching the sides of) a square. The preview in TeXShop (and in Apple's native application, which is no surprise, given that, as Herb explained in this list, it uses the same PDFkit framework) shows a circle chopped off at the top.

- As far as I know, Adobe Reader does not auto reload (so if you re-typeset you have to manually open the new pdf), and you lose synchronization (synctex/pdfsync): please correct me if I am wrong.

- TeXworks (included with MacTeX) has an integrated pdf viewer which seems to render the figure correctly, so you might want to use it for this particular project.

Best regards,

Nestor