[OS X TeX] simpdftex, Skim and auto-refresh

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Sun Sep 2 12:12:30 EDT 2007

On Sep 2, 2007, at 02:34, Enrico Franconi wrote:

> Hi,
> it seems that the latest simpdftex and the latest Skim do not like  
> each other :-)
> In fact, the auto-refresh feature of the latest Skim does not work  
> with the latest simpdftex, which updates the PDF file atomically.
> As commented in
> <http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=469CBB7C.8050503%40tedpavlic.com 
> >,
> the fact that Skim does not intercept atomic updates is a feature  
> and not a bug.
> I wonder if it posssible to permanently patch simpdftex as suggested  
> in
> <http://phaseportrait.blogspot.com/2007/07/skim-automatic-refreshes-and-simpdftex.html 
> >.

If you can avoid using Skim's automatic reload feature, please do so.   
It is better (more reliable and more efficient) for the script/program  
running LaTeX tell Skim to reload the PDF only after typesetting is  
finished.  This can be done using AppleScript or osascript from the  


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