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Multiple windows pop up when compiling PDFs

Postby joshlk » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:34 pm

Hi,

To view my document in LyX (Windows), I click the view button and it compiles a PDF. But it does this by opening multiple (around but not always 5) instances/windows of the same PDF file in Acrobat reader and is really annoying. Does anyone who how to stop this?

Thanks in advance

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Postby cgnieder » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:50 pm

Hi joshlk,

Welcome to the board!

Additional to the »View« button there's also an »Update« button which compiles the source code again but doesn't open the PDF again.

update.png
update.png (14.72 KiB) Viewed 1502 times


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Postby joshlk » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:52 pm

Hi,

This is useful but its a bit annoying as it wont let me update if the pdf file is currently opened in Acrobat. Do you have any other suggestions?

Many thanks, Josh

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Postby cgnieder » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:00 pm

joshlk wrote:This is useful but its a bit annoying as it wont let me update if the pdf file is currently opened in Acrobat. Do you have any other suggestions?


This is a known problem with acrobat. That's why other pdf viewers like sumatra or okular are popular in the TeX community.

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Postby joshlk » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:09 am

Thanks

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Postby oldmankit » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:08 am

The problem isn't just with Adobe Acrobot. I am using Foxit reader, a lightweight pdf viewer for windows. When I try to update pdf I get:

! I can't write on file `XXX.pdf'.
Please type another file name for output
! Emergency stop.
<to be read again>

Is there any solution other than installing another pdf reader (i.e. Sumatra)?

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