[OS X TeX] Displaying a LaTeX beamer presentation

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Dec 6 08:46:13 EST 2006

On Dec 6, 2006, at 3:02 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> 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.
> ...


Thank goodness. Between that and the difficulty of eliminating the  
Internet Plugin I immediately switched to Preview for most of my  
viewing; I still used Reader to peruse the font list---if Preview  
could give me that (can it? :-)) I never use Reader.

> ...
> - 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.
> ...

I certainly did like that

> ...
> 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!
> ...

It loads much faster on my Powerbook. I no longer get the spinning  
beach ball and too often a subsequent crash when getting a font list.  
All in all I'll admit Reader 8 seems much more Mac-like, fast and  
stable than version 7 was on my system.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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