[texhax] controlling pdf reader (was Re: beamer and "Read out loud")

David Romano romanod at math.grinnell.edu
Sun Apr 18 21:29:07 CEST 2010

On Sun, 18 Apr 2010, Tom Schneider wrote:

> Uwe:
>>     http://ctan.org/pkg/acroreloadpdf
>> or is this a different solution? -- Uwe.
> It seems to be a way that, when focused on the reader one can tell it
> to reload.  That's no good as I want to generate a new PDF from LaTeX
> and automatically have it update.  So maybe there is a way to modify
> that script so it checks for upload ever second and uploads if the
> date of the pdf file has changed?  Alternatively I would need a way to
> kick the reader to wake up and reload.
> The reason I'm interested is because I don't use texshop but rather
> simply edit my .tex files in vim and then write them out.  A program I
> developed (and which was rewritten in perl by Jeff Haemer) called
> atchange then runs LaTeX/bibTeX automatically for me.  I don't want to
> have to take my fingers off the keyboard as the display is refreshed!
> That takes time - thousands of times a day ...
> Tom

Tom, since you mention (but don't use) texshop, I'm guessing you're using 
OS X:  As I metioned earlier, Skim is very good for what you seem to want, 
and apparently can be integrated with vim:



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