[NTG-context] Overriding pdfview

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 18:11:48 CEST 2013


On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 5:17 PM, Bill Meahan <subscribed_lists at meahan.net>wrote:

>  On 6/26/2013 10:20 AM, luigi scarso wrote:
>
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>
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> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 3:53 PM, Bill Meahan <subscribed_lists at meahan.net>wrote:
>
>>
>> How does one override the default pdf viewer for MKIV Standalone on
>> Windows 7-64 so --autopdf starts Acrobat Reader instead of "sumatrapdf.exe"?
>>
>> I don't have "sumatra" and do not wish to install it just to satisfy this
>> one application. WTH is it anyway? (I know what it is, it's a rhetorical
>> question). Making some obscure pdf viewer the default with no clear way to
>> change it is not a good idea. For Windows, the vast majority of people have
>> Acrobat Reader which is very often preinstalled. For Linux, it's less clear
>> what the default should be but {xpdf |evince|acroread} are quite common.
>> Can't speak to OSX as I've never used it but I'd bet a coffee Acrobat
>> Reader is (or can be) there, too.
>>
>> I have searched through the source and tried editing l-pdf.lua but that
>> doesn't seem to fix the problem. I shouldn't have to edit system source in
>> any event.
>>
>> Mark me frustrated.
>>
>>  I don't see l-pdf.lua in my standalone .
>
>  TYPO: It's l-pdfview.lua sometimes my memory....
>
> From my standalone (updated yesterday)
>
> ..[snip]..
> if os.type == "windows" then
>
>     opencalls = {
>         ['default']     = "pdfopen --rxi --file",
>         ['acrobat']     = "pdfopen --rxi --file",
>         ['fullacrobat'] = "pdfopen --axi --file",
>         ['okular']      = 'start "test"
> "c:/data/system/kde/bin/okular.exe" --unique', -- todo!
>
>         ['sumatra']     = 'start "test"
> "c:/data/system/sumatrapdf/sumatrapdf.exe" -reuse-instance',
>         ['okular']      = 'start "test" "okular.exe" --unique',
>
>         ['sumatra']     = 'start "test" "sumatrapdf.exe" -reuse-instance
> -bg-color 0xCCCCCC',
>     }
>     closecalls= {
>         ['default'] = "pdfclose --file",
>         ['acrobat'] = "pdfclose --file",
>         ['okular']  = false,
>         ['sumatra'] = false,
>     }
>     allcalls = {
>         ['default'] = "pdfclose --all",
>         ['acrobat'] = "pdfclose --all",
>         ['okular']  = false,
>         ['sumatra'] = false,
>     }
>
>     pdfview.method = "acrobat" -- no longer useful due to green pop up
> line and clasing reader/full
>     pdfview.method = "sumatra"   <===========================
>
>     runner = function(cmd)
>         os.execute(cmd) -- .. " > /null"
>     end
>
> else
>  ..[snip]..
>
> Although I first discovered this when trying to use SciTE, it does the
> same thing if invoked from the command line. The pdf viewer does not appear
> in any of the SciTE *.properties files.
>

maybe
context --autopdf=acrobat <yourfile.tex>
context --autopdf=fullacrobat <yourfile.tex>


-- 
luigi
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