[OS X TeX] pdfopen in MacTeX useful?

Thomas Bohn thbohn at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 16:54:21 EDT 2012

Hello Charles,

my workflow is quite simple actually. I use Vim and the plugin
LaTeX-Box which uses Latexmk. My latexmkrc looks like this and so far
I didn't hear any complains about my PDF files:

$pdf_mode = 1; $postscript_mode = $dvi_mode = 0;
$pdf_update_method = 0;
$pdflatex = "lualatex --interaction=nonstopmode --synctex=1 %O %S";
$pdf_previewer = "open -a Skim";

I use LuaTeX because it supports fonts via fontspec, so I can use Open
Type fonts. I'm not sure if this would even work with a workflow going
to DVI first.


On Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 9:35 PM, Charles Shooshan <chasshoo at snet.net> wrote:
> I want to thank everyone for your responses. I should have tried Preview first
> (now that I have Lion) -- it does refresh as soon as one cycle of
> does-not-have-focus has-focus happens. And as part of the regular workflow, one
> is in the terminal when the pdf changes so just clicking on Preview does the
> trick.
> All of the other tips were helpful -- workflow, Skim, pdflatex or not.
> Thanks again,
> Charlie
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