[pdftex] FYI: Feature Requests for Adobe Reader

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 19:37:19 CEST 2008

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 11:56 AM, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Emacs+DocView on Fedora 8 displays a file (formatted with pdf(la)tex
>  1.40.3) that AR and xpdf both render as blank pages.

Could you post an example?
>  I think you are talking about X(treme)PDF, not the sort of PDF most
>  TeX documents would produce.

Some TeX documents produce forms, bundles, etc. I suspect that when
people would more think about online publishing rather than producing
poor man copies of paper articles, the use of all these things would
>  PDF seems be suffering from the old tradeofff where features are
>  added at the expense of reliability.  If people are adding features, I'd
>  like to see some designed to help with debugging:
>  1.  better error reporting from viewers/printers (including font
>     rasterizers)
>  2.  tools to give information about a selection (font, etc.)
>  3.  potential problems such as attempts to draw outside the
>     page (may explain the FAQ: "why can't I see my figure?").


>  --
>  George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
>  Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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