[pdftex] pdflatex cannot open pdf file for writing on windows

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Sat Jun 11 15:18:03 CEST 2005

On Jun 10, 2005, at 11:15 PM, The Thanh Han wrote:

> I have tried pdfopen/pdfclose, but they don't work on
> winNT4.0WS. Any idea what to do please?

One kind of ugly alternative is to open the .pdf using the Acrobat pdf 
plug-in in a web browser --- this keeps it from getting a file lock, 
and allows one to retypeset while it's still open. Then, when one 
switches back to viewing the .pdf one must remember to hit the refresh 

I'm given to understand that there's a new API available in Acrobat 7 
which provides hooks which would allow one to make something like to 
TeXshop for Windows though.


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