[OS X TeX] ideal PDF viewer requestion (background auto-update)

Bob Kerstetter bkerstetter at mac.com
Sat May 29 11:14:11 EDT 2004

On May 29, 2004, at 1:21 AM, Kino wrote:

> On May 29, 2004, at 06:51, David Wooten wrote:
>> iTeXMac does  have the ability to auto-update the pdf file, but 
>> apparently only does so when it is the front application -- this I 
>> have to switch from X11 to iTM and back again. This is petty I know 
>> -- but very frustrating!
> I may misunderstand you, but TeXShop seems to have the feature you 
> needs. Open its Preferences => Preview and check Automatic Preview 
> Update. IIRC the change will take effect only when you relaunch 
> TeXShop. Its PDF Viewer goes frontmost automatically when the pdf has 
> been updated. Is this not desirable for you?

Also, the TeXShop previewer shows single, side-by-side and multiple 
pages. You can select if you want the odd or even page to be on the 

You can find details in the TeXShop online help by searching for 
"external editor" and "hidden preferences" (some of the options are set 
using the terminal).

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