[OS X TeX] Displaying a LaTeX beamer presentation

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 04:21:44 EST 2006

On 12/6/06, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com> wrote:
> Le 26 oct. 06 à 10:41, Gerben Wierda a écrit :
> > On 26 Oct 2006, at 10:21 , Bruno Voisin wrote a careful explanation
> > on Acrobat installation.
> >
> > Well, that settles it. That software will not be allowed on my
> > machines if I can help it. This is positively evil.
> Just this morning I realized that Adobe Reader 8.0 is available for
> Mac OS X. I don't know for how long it has been there.
> It corrects several of the evil behaviors reported for Reader 7:
> - No more frameworks inside Safari.
> - No more ad messages in the toolbar, and the toolbar is no longer
> persistent: it is document-specific (i.e. it appears inside the
> document window), and as a consequence takes up only the width of the
> window instead of the whole width of the screen.
> - Upon installation you are informed of the installation of the PDF
> Viewer plugin, and are allowed the choice of whether or not to
> install this plugin.
> Overall the software feels much more Mac-like, instead of the hasty
> Mac port of Windows software that Reader 7 seemed to be. Hands up to
> Adobe for this! Two screenshots:
> <http://homepage.mac.com/bvoisin/.cv/bvoisin/Sites/.Public/Adobe%207%
> 20Screenshot.png-zip.zip>
> <http://homepage.mac.com/bvoisin/.cv/bvoisin/Sites/.Public/Adobe%208%
> 20Screenshot.png-zip.zip>
> As a consequence, the viewer plugin integrates much better within
> Safari. To the functionality provided by Safari's integrated PDF
> viewer, it adds the ability to fill in forms, though I haven't tried.

The fix mainly for Intel: since old Acrobat/AR were PPC they
integrated poorly with Safari. Running Safari in Rosetta solved these
prpblems but the price was te performance.

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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