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Preview useless for LaTeX
Authored by: lee1 on Jan 09, '06 07:40:38AM

I've found that Preview (as of v. 2.1.0) has two problems that make it useless for displaying the pdfs that I generate from LaTeX. First, it fails to display certain kinds of pdf pictures correctly: for example, imagemaps made with gnuplot are displayed in Preview with strange artifacts; second, Preview does not handle certain pdf features such as movies referenced with a pdfannotation and page-flipping instructions.

I don't know about the most recent versions of Techniscope or TexShop, but fairly recent versions of these also did not handle enough of the pdf spec to be useful. Acrobat Reader handles all this fine, so, although I don't like the interface, that's what I'm left with.



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