[OS X TeX] Feature request on TeXShop's "Experiment" mechanism

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Thu Jun 4 02:17:41 CEST 2015

Hi Herb,

On 04/06/2015, at 9:01 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Howdy,
> I believe Alain is still on OS X 10.5 using a PPC system. Does Adobe really still support that?

With a bit of searching, one finds this page.


The pop-up there claims to have a version for MacOS Intel 10.5.8 .
Probably won't work on PPC, but he could give it a try.
It is Reader v.10.1.4, available for OSs up to 10.8.

Reader 8 and Reader 9 are no longer supported at Adobe.
I have versions of Reader and Pro all the way back to v6, 
which run under MacOS 10.6.8.

Reader 11 is available for 10.6 and later
Reader DC is for 10.9 and later

> I believe the real problem is that Adobe tends to want to install all sorts of stuff you don't want when you install Adobe Reader (e.g., a Safari plugin so that pdf files are displayed by AR rather than the built-in pdf display).

Well, this plugin is a very good thing, in my experience,
supporting a lot of the things that I've mentioned earlier;
e.g. file attachments, annotations, JavaScript actions, etc.
In what way do you find it deficient?

> YOu really have to be careful and make sure you don't let it install that stuff and then go through the preferences and have it un-install other stuff.

What kind of "other stuff"?
Other plug-ins to Safari ???
Where is the incompatibility?

> Once that's done I have no problem with AR and it certainly can be used for testing things when PDFKit goes wrong; e.g., the font display mess under OS X 10.10.0--10.10.2.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

Hope this helps,


Ross Moore

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