[NTG-context] PDF viewer poll
mbork at mbork.pl
Mon Oct 14 18:55:09 CEST 2019
I don't use ConTeXt anymore, but I still get the emails from the list,
and I quickly skimmed throught this thread to see if someone writes
about my pdf-viewer of choice - pdf-tools
On 2019-10-13, at 12:43, Henning Hraban Ramm <texml at fiee.net> wrote:
> Hi, I’d like to update my list of (usable!) PDF viewers.
> Which one do you use? (Current version?)
pdf-tools (version 20190701.202)
> What are its pros and cons?
- no "continuous display"/"double page" modes
- searchable (also with regexen), also grep-like (i.e., display all
lines containing some regex and jump to them easily)
- annotations/comments are viewable (and jumpable to) w/o using the
- runs within Emacs (not sure if this is a "pro" for everyone...)
> Is it free (open source, freeware)?
> Does it work on Win/Lin/Mac?
GNU/Linux, maybe Mac
> Does it have a localized interface? (I don’t care, but I work with
> people who don’t understand a lot of English.)
> Can it handle comments, attachments?
> Does it support SyncTeX? (Who uses that anyway?)
Yes, and I do all the time!
> Does it update changed PDFs on its own (or does it even block
I guess it can be configured to do so (like Emacs in general)
> Which other features are essential for your choice?
As I said - I don't have to leave Emacs. Also, incremental or grep-like
searching with literal text or regexen are killer features.
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