#452 Top-and-bottom (stacked) embedded pdf viewer

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nobody
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2013-05-13
2013-05-09
Alan
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I find it difficult to use a side-by-side view of the embedded (or windowed) viewer. Often on one half of my screen, I have some document that I need to use while TXS is open. This makes it difficult to use a side-by-side view for the pdf viewer as it means I only have 1/4 of my sreen width to view the pdf. This is extremely difficult to use especially on smaller monitors.

To clarify what I mean by top-and-bottom, if a monitor (in landscape position) is split into 4 quadrants with the browser or document open on the right side, then it takes up quadrant 1 and 4. Then, for example, having the editor window in quadrant 2 and the viewer in quadrant 3 (but still embedded); hence a top-and-bottom display.

I would use Skim as a work around, Skim does not update when I make changes to the tex file and select Build & View. I have to first close the Skim window, then select Build & View in order for it to work. (I've gone through the manual to make sure everything was set up properly.)

Either fix would be very helpful. Thanks for your time.

Discussion

  • Tim Hoffmann
    Tim Hoffmann
    2013-05-13

    What is the advantage of Skim over the windowed viewer in your scenario? You can have TXS in quadrant 2 and the windowed viewer in quadrant 3.

    To make Skim automatically updating, see
    http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/manual/SkimHelp_39.html#SEC101

     
    Last edit: Tim Hoffmann 2014-03-23