[NTG-context] Redirect compilation to another .pdf?

Jan Tosovsky j.tosovsky at email.cz
Sun Apr 10 00:02:42 CEST 2016


On 2016-04-09 Pablo Rodriguez wrote:
> On 04/09/2016 10:51 PM, Alan BRASLAU wrote:
> > On Sat, 9 Apr 2016 22:11:29 +0200 Lukáš Procházka wrote:
> >
> >> Let's have A.tex to be compiled and an existing A.pdf which 
> >> cannot be written into, e.g. due to being open by a viewer.
> >
> > This is only an issue for Windows users...
> 
> As far as I know, this is only an issue for Adobe users...

Especially Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

When the PDF file is closed in the Reader, a list of recent files is displayed instead. The most recent one is selected and its thumbnail is displayed in the right pane. From my experience as long as this thumbnail is displayed, the PDF file is locked for any modifications (!) Really silly from Adobe developers.

My advice is to either close Reader completely or select another item in the recent opened documents.

Jan



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