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Author Topic: Smart PDF Viewers for Windows  (Read 2282 times)

alexey_r

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Smart PDF Viewers for Windows
« on: August 18, 2007, 03:50:06 PM »
Do any PDF viewers for Windows reload files automatically when they are updated, like Skim does on Mac?
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Re: Smart PDF Viewers for Windows
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2007, 04:13:35 PM »
Er...? Not that I know of, but I'm a bit challenged today - I'm not quite sure how this would be useful? Do you mean that Skim monitors PDF's (if asked to, presumably) and downloads updates to them? Right, must see this for myself - off to google +skim +mac...
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Re: Smart PDF Viewers for Windows
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2007, 05:21:59 PM »
OK I'm more confused than ever... and even less able to see the utility of this feature. If I understand it correctly, Skim monitors the pdf on disk, so if you change it with a pdf editor, the view will change within Skim (while retaining annotations and so on)?
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Re: Smart PDF Viewers for Windows
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2007, 09:36:38 PM »
Not sure what you mean by "reload files automatically when they are updated" but have a look at PDF-XChange Viewer (Free). It's a light weight alternative to Adobe's Reader with some great extra features including Annotations, Comments and "Typewriter" tools.

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Re: Smart PDF Viewers for Windows
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2007, 11:36:14 PM »
OK I'm more confused than ever... and even less able to see the utility of this feature. If I understand it correctly, Skim monitors the pdf on disk, so if you change it with a pdf editor, the view will change within Skim (while retaining annotations and so on)?

Yes. Very useful if you are editing LaTeX. I am using Foxit currently and I generally end up with several windows with different versions of each file and have to close all old windows manually.
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